England - Huddersfield Line (leeds To Manchester Victoria/piccadilly)

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  1. Bacon_BMW

    Bacon_BMW Active Member

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    Overview
    Part of the WYPTE network, the Huddersfield line blasts through the north of England. The origin of the route can be traced to the original London and Northwestern Railway. Electrification is scheduled for 2022. The track amounts to about 49 miles.
    Rolling Stock
    Class 142 (Northern)
    Northern_Rail_Class_142,_142001,_platform_3,_Earlestown_railway_station_(geograph_4531142).jpg

    (image credit Wikipedia user El Pollock)
    This class of 96 units were built by BREL on the platform of the original Leyland bus, along with the Class 141. They were originally used on branch lines, however now days they are commonly found on commuter routes in North England. They are currently operated by Arriva Trains Wales and Northern. The Northern units have seating for either 106, 114, or 121 people per 2 car set.
    Performance Table:
    Construction: Steel underframe, riveted steel body and roof.
    Engines: One Cummins LT10-R of 225 hp at 1950 rpm.
    Couplers: BSI outer ends, bar inside unit.
    Dimensions: 15.55 m x 2.8 m
    Gangways: Within unit.
    Wheel Arrangement: 1-A + A-1
    Doors: Twin-leaf inward pivoting.
    Maximum Speed: 75 mph.
    Seating Layout: 3+2 unidirectional bench style.
    Multiple Working: Within class and with Classes 143, 144, 150, 153, 155, 156, 158, and 159. 4817424299_fef18d6295_b.jpg
    (image credit flickr user Edward Harris)
    Class 185 (TransPennine Express)
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    (image credit Wikipedia user AJKWiki1238)

    This class of 51 units were built by Siemens on the Desiro platform. They were built for an obligation of the new First TransPennine Express. The obligation called for new trains which would be similar in type to Coradia and Voyager units.
    Performance Table:
    Construction: Aluminium.
    Engines: One Cummins QSK19 of 750 hp at 2100 rpm.
    Transmission: Voith.
    Bogies: Siemens.
    Couplers: Dellner 12.
    Dimensions: 23.75 m m x 2.66 m
    Gangways: Within unit.
    Wheel Arrangement: 2-B + 2-B + B-2
    Doors: Twin-leaf sliding plug.
    Maximum Speed: 100 mph.
    Seating Layout: 2+1 or 2+2 unidirectional/facing.
    Multiple Working: Within class.
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    (image credit Wikipedia user Chris McKenna)
    Stations
    Leeds
    Cottingley
    Morley
    Batley
    Dewsbury
    Ravensthorpe
    Mirfield
    Deighton
    Huddersfield
    Slaithwaite
    Marsden
    Greenfield
    Mossley
    Stalybridge
    To Victoria:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Manchester Victoria
    To Piccadilly:
    Guide Bridge
    Fairfield
    Gorton
    Ashburys
    Ardwick
    Manchester Piccadilly
     
  2. Robhope

    Robhope New Member

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    I am surprised that this route has not found it`s way on TS yet.Also the possibility of extending it to Liverpool and/or York But I think I read somewhere that it might be licence problems for Trans Pennine Express.But we live in hope.
     

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