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London To The South East: Hs1 And The South East Coast

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by PomPomCookie, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. PomPomCookie

    PomPomCookie Member

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    London to the South East: HS1 and the South East Coast
    This route combines what many people want: HS1 and a coastal route. I think this route would work nicely in TS2019, and possible see the introduction of some new rolling stock - the Class 387 and the Class 374. This would most likely, and best, be made as an extension to the London to Faversham route, in the same way the GOBLIN was and the Medway Valley Lines.
    Route:

    The route is around 80 miles from London to Dover, plus some more for the other parts, according to the innacurate measurements of google maps. It runs from London St Pancras to Ashford International along HS1, which wouldn't be the hardest to model as half the line is already done in London to Faversham's section of HS1, and this would create the opportunity for longer high speed services as well as a route that Eurostar can operate better on. I'm sure this is something many people would like! A list of the lines in this route follows:
    - HS1
    - Ebbsfleet to Faversham
    - Swanscombe to Gravesend
    - Faversham to Dover via Canterbury
    - Faversham to Dover via Ramsgate
    - Ashford to Dover
    - Ashford to Ramsgate
    - West Ham to Grays (C2C Line next to HS1)
    - Sittingbourne/Newington to Sheerness?

    Rolling Stock:
    Class 395:

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    Self explanatory, really. This beautiful train runs the services along HS1, and is already implemented in the London to Faversham route. It can be used in new scenarios too, including running down the full line to Ashford.
    Class 374:
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    Who doesn't want a Eurostar in TS? Anyone? No? Well obvs, everyone wants a Eurostar! The new Eurostar E320 Siemens Velaro is a truly great train, and would add some more variety to the route. It would be an amazing edition, and branding shouldn't be too much of an issue since it is owned 55% by SNCF (according to Wikipedia) and SNCF obviously gave you permission to use their branding on the TGV Duplex with the LGV lines.
    Class 387:
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    Ok, ok, this one's really only if DTG want to go one step further and make this route super-amazing. A Class 375 with some simple physics changes can easily become a Class 387.
    Class 375:
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    The Class 375 is great, but a repaint into the dark blue colours would be amazing! Again, like the Class 395, this is already in London to Faversham. It would be a cool edition.
    Class 465/466:
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    The dark blue stripe that is already included in the Class 465 loco with the livery pack is all you need. What you could even do is make this addon include the Sheerness line, Class 465 loco and Class 465 livery pack! That would be a great idea, especially for reskins, as it would be a pre-existing addon. Also, for those who use it (like me), it would still be compatible with the AP sound pack.
     
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  2. Cat

    Cat Active Member

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    Not the first time this has been asked for but there might be light at the end on the tunnel.

    Danny has released a WIP route from Faversham to Dover Priory but there is no scenery between them.
    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1298545317

    Also in the Medway Valley Line assets there are station nameboards for that route, Canterbury East, Dover Priory etc. so there is some hope.
     
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  3. PomPomCookie

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    Didn't know that lol. Hopefully! Would totally love to see this route so yep.
     
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    Lol just noticed how much bigger the 387 image is to the other images - trainati!
     
  5. Gipsy_Danger

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    Overall I like this idea but I have a few points.
    This would be a massive extension and hard for people on 32bit but also it would be quite pricey considering the mileage this would add but if price isn’t an issue I’d love to see this go ahead. I don’t think a 387 would suit the route as they never work these lines plus a 387 with a modified physics model and a top speed of 110mph is available as a reskin. Somebody is working on recreating the c2c network for Train Sim but I don’t know much about it yet but if you want the line from West Ham to Grays then that route might suit your c2c needs!
     
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  6. S.E.M. 34090

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    Sigh...

    Another proposal for yet another route containing Electrostars?! How much more jumping up and down will be required to get even an NSE era route, let alone one with some proper Southern Railway (as opposed to Southern Region) stock in it?! South Eastern Mainline in the 1920s would suit me very nicely indeed...
     
  7. Kyle_Lennard1

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    Bear in mind that the routes have changed over the years since those time periods and would require more research and acquiring references from that era
     
  8. S.E.M. 34090

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    That is true, but if a route-building team (Okay so it wasn't a DTG in-house job) can research and build an 1860s American route then I'm sure, what with the huge amount of reference material for the SR, that a team can build a 1930s Southern Railway route.
     

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