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Manchester To Derby 1960's

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by 749006, Sep 20, 2018.

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  1. 749006

    749006 Well-Known Member

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    I think the Manchester Central to Derby route set in the 1960's would be a good line for Train Simulator.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:...Midland_Railway_and_connections_(diagram).jpg
    The line starts from Central Station in Manchester and runs thru the suburbs past Heaton Mersey and then climbs thru Hazel Grove, Disley Tunnel, past New Mills South where a big yard called Gowhole was situated thru Chinley station, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Peak Forest, Millers Dale, Matlock to Ambergate and Derby.

    The thru line was open until 1968 when the central section from Matlock to Buxton was closed and the section from Manchester Central to Cheadle Heath closed in 1969.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Midland_to_Manchester.jpg
    Cheadle Heath to Peak Forest and beyond to Buxton is still open as is Matlock to Derby.

    The line was used mainly by Steam locos until the introduction of Diesels when the Peaks would be seen on this route and when the WCML was bing electrified from 1960 to 1966 the Midland Pullman Diesel train ran on this line to provide a service to London for Businessmen.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midland_Pullman

    Most of the locos used were LMS and later BR London Midland which are available in the game.

    There is a very good website showing pictures of the line how it was going thru the impressive scenery
    http://www.davidheyscollection.com/page52.htm

    Peter
     
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  2. Marcus

    Marcus New Member

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    749006 Well-Known Member

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    Yes but made better with proper versions of the stations instead of using the Default Kuju assets from 2012..
    And with proper speed that don't change without warning.
    Proper signals with routes.
     
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  4. IGIcoliver

    IGIcoliver New Member

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    I think this would be a great route for TS as I think there is not enough Midland/LMS non modern routes at the moment which is a shame as there are great locos eg: bmg black five with limited places they can run. I would also love to see the midland pullman dmus and the impressive scenery of the peak district would be a great place for for running them.
     
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    749006 Well-Known Member

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  6. Wivenswold

    Wivenswold Active Member

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    I agree Peter, this is one of many gaps on trans-pennine routes. The recent freeware routes around Harrogate and Leeds are excellent but a nostalgic trip through the peak district would be good.
     
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