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London Waterloo - Basingstoke (south Western Mainline)

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by khalidaliishmail, May 9, 2020.

  1. khalidaliishmail

    khalidaliishmail Member

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    Year: 1960

    Route: Covers part of the South Western Mainline (Waterloo to Weymouth), starting from London Waterloo going as far as Basingstoke.

    Length: 47-48 miles

    Features: Nine Elms Depot, a large steam motive power depot primarily serving Waterloo. Not far from the famous Battersea Power Station, which would feature in the route.
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    Along the way the route takes you out the depths of London through Woking all the way to Basingstoke, were the route would finish up.
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    Locomotives


    Southern Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 - In rebuilt form which occurred from 1956-1960. These primarily served the Waterloo to Weymouth route throughout their lives and would run express passenger services on the route. 12 were based at Nine Elms Depot in 1960. These were excellent, highly regarded locomotives, particularly in their rebuilt un-airsmoothed form.
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    BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 - Approximately 19 of these were allocated to Nine Elms Depot 1960 and would be used for mixed traffic use.
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    LSWR M7 0-4-4T "Drummond Motor Tanks" - 105 of these were originally built from 1897 through to 1911. At least 7 of these were allocated to Nine Elms in 1960, one of which, 30245, was preserved and is now a static display at York Railway Museum. By this point in their lives they were just about hanging on and by early 1963 had all been withdrawn, although 30241 and 30249 would later be allocated to Salisbury and then Eastleigh Depot before being withdrawn. Could be used for various shunting duties and stopping services.
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  2. TrainSim_Fan

    TrainSim_Fan Well-Known Member

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    I like the idea......but DTG wont do a steam train.
     

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