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Carlisle To Leeds In The 60s

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by IGIcoliver, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. IGIcoliver

    IGIcoliver New Member

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    (Cab ride from Skipton to Carlisle in 1967)


    The route
    96 miles of Ex Midland and LMS Mainline from Leeds to Carlisle via Settle to Carlisle (+2.5 miles from Shipley to Bradford) all of it is double or more tracks
    Stations
    Main Route
    Leeds-Shipley-Bingley-Keighley-Skipton-Gargrave-Bell Busk(Until 1959)-Hellifield-Long Preston-Settle-Horton in Ribblesdale-Ribblehead-Dent-Garsdale-Kirkby Stephen-Crosby Garrrett (Until 1952)-Ormside(Until 1952)-Appleby-Long Marton-New Biggin-Culgaith-Langwathby-Lazonby and Kirkoswald-Armathwaite-Cotehill(Until 1952)-Cumwhinton(Until 1956)-Scotby(Until 1959)-Carlisle
    Bradford Branch
    Frizinghall(Until 1965)-Bradford Foster square

    Possible services
    Expresses such as the Thames-Clyde and the Waverly
    Stoping at Leeds and Carlisle
    with water troughs at Garsdale (The highest in England) to allow non stop running
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    Many Freight trains over most of the route with the possibility of shunting at yards such as Carlisle Kingmoor.
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    Leeds-Bradford,Leeds-Carlisle, Leeds-Lancaster(as far as hellifield) Stopping or semi-fast services.

    Possible rolling stock
    Lms 4f
    Lms black five
    Lms jubilee
    Lms 8f
    Br Standard classes such as 5mt, 6mt, 7mt and 9f
    Early BR diesels Such as 08, 37,45, 101, 105
     
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  2. Cat

    Cat Active Member

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    +1 I'll agree to any UK steam era route.
     
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  3. Rail Master

    Rail Master Active Member

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    Yess!! Great proposal! Why not propose it to TSW?
     
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  4. IGIcoliver

    IGIcoliver New Member

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    Although I would love to see the Settle and Carlisle In the Unreal Engine, the route is much longer then anything currently in TSW so unfortunately I do not think DTG would be able to, at least at the moment. Hopefully in the future DTG will be able to make longer TSW routes and if that happens this should definitely be a route to consider.
     
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  5. Rail Master

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    Ok but DTG can make a part of the route.
     
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  6. Cat

    Cat Active Member

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    Because there are no steam locos in TSW yet, OP's suggestion that is should be steam era. Also IMHO, no freeroam, QD, or editor in TSW just pre-made scenarios which surely must get boring after a few times.

    The OP's proposal is doable in TS, backdate the SC route and add the Leeds-Bradford extension. Simples!
     
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  7. Dave Mel

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    They could do it as an extension from NTP from Leeds. but use the diesels instead that already run on NTP
     
  8. Brutalist Ape

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    I'd love to see this - we would definitely benefit from having more steam era routes. One of my favourites is the Riviera in the 50s route because it has tons of AI trains in Quick Drive. I'd like to see a steam-era route with loads of AI steam engines. This sounds like a great option!
     
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  9. Cat

    Cat Active Member

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    Western Lines of Scotland is another excellent steam era route. Most DTG content seems to be modern era. Whether DTG feel that modern era is the biggest seller I don't know, but I'm sure there is a market for historical routes and rolling stock.

    There are very good 3rd party freeware steam era routes available from SteamSoundsSupreme.
     
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  10. IGIcoliver

    IGIcoliver New Member

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    This route would also fit well with the Western lines of Scotland as you could drive trains like the Thames Clyde Express from Dumfries to Carlisle and then Carlisle to Leeds.
     
  11. IGIcoliver

    IGIcoliver New Member

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    Documentary film from the 1960s showing the Settle Carlisle as it was then.
     
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