Glasgow Edinburgh 1980s

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  1. Jpantera

    Jpantera Well-Known Member

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    Should be an achievable one to produce. 1980s saw the Glasgow to Edinburgh route given mk3 rolling stock and type 4 Class 47/7s. Allowed to run to 100mph with a DBSO driving open coach (mk2).

    Half hourly timetable for the above.

    The Class 101 (often spoken about negatively on here but it's a good drive) would be right at home also.

    They would often run services via the Falkirk Grahamston route.

    Class 37s saw use in the area but mainly on West Highland bound trains.

    Class 26 would be an absolute winner often on smaller freight and civil engineering type duties.

    08 shunter could also be seen.

    I would strongly suggest including Stirling which gives a true Central Scotland network and even the line to Grangemouth. This would give and overall good mileage and great variety of operations.

    Back in MSTS days making tracks developed a route based on this concept.

    TS2021 also has one set in the First Scotrail era with Class 170s.

    The climb out of Glasgow Queen Street up Cowlairs Bank is one of the best for a driving challenge with the right (poor) conditions.

    I think this route would massively suit service mode.

    Fingers crossed its considered.
     
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  2. trainsimplayer

    trainsimplayer Well-Known Member

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    I would prefer first Scotrail era with the 170s to be honest.
    Or the modern era with the 170 & 385.
    And new Queen St
     
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  3. hibiki

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    I would fancy the 80s version. I remember seeing the 47/7s on push/pull.
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    Did the 107s ever do Glasgow to Edinburgh?

    Something that would also be good is to have the line to Carstairs so you could take a diesel down and shunt the Birmingham trains together.
     
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  4. OldVern

    OldVern Well-Known Member

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    Push pull with Class 27’s top and tailed!
     
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  5. drnicktgm#1259

    drnicktgm#1259 Well-Known Member

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    That's a great idea!
     
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  6. Jpantera

    Jpantera Well-Known Member

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    Do the transition year and have both 47s and 27s!
     
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    Jpantera Well-Known Member

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    107s Often ran on Glasgow to Falkirk Grahamston and return services also Glasgow to Cumbernauld and some through stopping trains to Edinburgh plus Dunblane and Stirling. Eastfield maintained them along with 101s after Ayr gave them up following Electrification of that route.
     

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