Pacers and Sprinters for Northern Trans-PennineThe Northern Trans-Pennine route is set in 1983, a few years before the introduction of second generation Diesel Multiple Units of the Pacer and Sprinter families. This would make this route suitable for these DMUs to be added in their earliest liveries as the route would not be too different a few years later. BR Class 142 'Pacer' BR Class 142 'Pacer' in BR Provincial livery at Preston station in 1988The Class 142 'Pacer' was introduced in 1985. Based on the Leyland National bus, these DMUs were designed to be an economical solution to the problem of aging first generation DMUs. The suitable livery for Northern Trans-Pennine would be the British Rail Provincial livery as shown in the above image. This DMU, like the others in this suggestion could be swapped in on BR Class 101 services as these replaced them. BR Class 141 'Pacer' BR Class 141 in West Yorkshire PTE Verona Green and Buttermilk livery at Huddersfield station in 1984, which is featured in the Northern Trans-Pennine routeThe Class 141 'Pacer' was a prototype for the Pacer family. Also based on the Leyland National bus, 20 of these DMUs were built and were operated on routes around Leeds including services to Huddersfield from 1984. Some examples of this prototype DMU are preserved, which could allow for easier access for Dovetail Games. BR Class 150 'Sprinter' A BR Class 150 in BR Sprinter livery at Preston station in 1988Like the Pacers, the Sprinters were also designed to replace the ageing first generation DMUs such as the Class 101. The Class 150 was the first DMU in the Sprinter family produced, starting service in 1984. Adding both Sprinter and Pacer trains for the Northern Trans-Pennine route would greatly increase variety along the route. Conclusion The Northern Trans-Pennine route is a good opportunity for Dovetail Games to create second generation DMUs for Train Sim World in a variety of early liveries. There is also the opportunity to create DMUs which were not featured in TS1 such as the Class 141 and Class 142.