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British Rail Class 373

Discussion in 'Loco Suggestions & Proposals' started by TheDubbPug2211, Apr 24, 2021.

  1. TheDubbPug2211

    TheDubbPug2211 New Member

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    I'd love to see the Class 373 (aka 'E300') in Train Simulator. A very distinguishable unit with very nice aesthetics and sounds that has been operating since way back in 1994, on the ECML and of course Eurostar routes such as HS1 and LGV. A proper high speed train in my opinion!

    Liveries:

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    Eurostar (Old)
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    Eurostar (New)
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  2. steammaster4449

    steammaster4449 Well-Known Member

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    It'd certainly be nice to have Eurostar in TS, but from what I've heard, licensing issues make it HIGHLY unlikely.
     
  3. Magic

    Magic New Member

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    About a year ago the Ashford - Lille route was in-development on JustTrains that includes the 373 however, it has been taken down from the development page and no updates have been announced. My advice is to just wait!
     
  4. dcr raptor

    dcr raptor Member

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    Can't forget the SNCF and izy liveries.

    SNCF (OLD)
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    SNCF (NEW)
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    izy
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    I forgot to add, the 373 also ran in an unbranded version of the old Eurostar livery while with GNER.
     
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  5. 749006

    749006 Well-Known Member

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    3312 Leeds - Dec 2015
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  6. atomicdanny

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    Apparently Eurostar own the licence for the train shape too (so I've heard) so it's harder than you'd think. (Of course I could be wrong)
     
  7. steammaster4449

    steammaster4449 Well-Known Member

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    So I've heard as well, though I've had that idea challenged after voicing it in another Eurostar suggestion thread in the TSW forum. Everything with a grain of salt I guess.
     
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    749006 Well-Known Member

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    So an unbranded version would not be possible - :(
    One train I would really like in the sim
     
  9. Kyle_Lennard1

    Kyle_Lennard1 Member

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    Where did you hear that from as there really is no evidence to prove that Eurostar own the licence for the train shape.
     
  10. atomicdanny

    atomicdanny Member

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    It could well be wrong, I just remember quite a big deal about it ages ago. However that being said, all trains will be trademark in one way or enough simply because of their design anyway :) (just like cars, buses, someone will own the design for the train itself :) )
     
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