Glasgow South Western Line (glasgow, Kilmarnock And Girvan

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  1. bdlhouston#8691

    bdlhouston#8691 Active Member

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    Today i am going to suggest a route that i havent seen requested yet, the glasgow south western line includes the lines between Glasgow central, kilmarnock, stranraer and carlisle, however i will only do it going up to girvan due to limitations

    Rolling stock:
    Currently, the only units that run on this line are the class 156 super sprinters, however the section between troon and ayr also has the class 380,
    156 (saltire livery)
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    Class 156 (barbie first livery)
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    Interior:
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    The route extends between Glasgow central and kilmarnock, trains to stranraer, ayr and girvan turn back and come off the line quickly, trains to carlisle continue down the line.

    We would come out of Kilmarnock and turn off onto a short section of track, before coming onto the Ayrshire coastline just after barassie, we stop at troon, continue towards ayr, where the ayrshire coastline route ends
    Then towards girvan.

    Overall, the total journey distance would be roughly 57 miles, maybe a bit much for a route with 1 train, but maybe eventually we could get this route.

    (What the map could look like)
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  2. trainsimplayer

    trainsimplayer Well-Known Member

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    A nice choice of route, it must be said. One of the only remaining diesel routes in that Suburban Glasgow area. However, I'd happily trade the Kilmarnock - Girvan section for the East Kilbride branch, with the Kilmarnock - Troon curve added, maybe* going to Ayr.

    *Probably would only happen if the Ayrshire Coast Line happens, tbf.

    However, it's a nice route, with a nice train, it would be good to see in TSW.
     
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  3. Wolfovizer

    Wolfovizer Well-Known Member

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    A nice route with some nice speeds and open countryside and a bit of city as well. Really nice suggestion, I would defiantly buy this if it were to be made :)
     
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  4. sophieclarke1983

    sophieclarke1983 Well-Known Member

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    I’d definitely buy it but I just hope if they do this we finally have a proper sounding sprinter unlike the mess that’s the 150/2 Cornwall sprinter
     
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  5. bdlhouston#8691

    bdlhouston#8691 Active Member

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    Definitely, just don't let rivet near this one
     

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