Real Photos For Brighton Main Line

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  1. Der Uni

    Der Uni Active Member

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    Hello everyone,

    i love the Route from London Victoria to Brighton since a little Addon Pack for Microsoft Train Simulator a couple of Decades a go. The Addon that comes for Train Simulator 20xx was a very beautiful Addon and a suberb Addition for the Game.

    Unfortunately, I was never able to drive this route myself in real life because I don't live in the UK.
    So, my Question is, whether someone here would like to share their self-made Photos of this beautiful Route to see what may await us in the add-on for TSW 2. Stations, Trains, Traffic, Stationsdetails like Signs or
    Ticket machines...
    ...No matter what

    Many thanks in advance to everyone who shares their photos with us...
    If i missed a similar Topic please sorry for that...
     
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  2. 4-COR

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    Here's a few from Salfords, South Croydon and Redhill P1000141.JPG fullsizeoutput_2a.jpeg P1030321.JPG fullsizeoutput_49.jpeg
     
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  3. Der Uni

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    Thank you for your first Photos. I never knew, what different EMUs and DMU drive on the BML. Its a bit confusing, because i associate the Route with Class 377...ever!! And for now no single 377 is seen on the Pictures. :)
    Thank you..
     
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  4. cloudyskies21

    cloudyskies21 Well-Known Member

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    Some pics taken this summer and include Brighton, Three Bridges, East Croydon and Clapham Junction:
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    Some more:
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  6. Southern Driver

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    D562D6D0-B4F5-4BE0-91CD-9E861A4FFFC3.jpeg 8B2317B0-F691-4D6B-AA64-7CA8CBB104B0.jpeg AFB819CB-BF98-4267-99D9-041BA6F84E58.jpeg 6A165624-D1A4-4403-B586-0912CB0B6C48.jpeg 85D913FB-4231-47B1-BA89-206F37069181.jpeg Battersea Pier Sidings
     
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  7. Southern Driver

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    Clapham Junction & Between Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Common CE2D1F0F-B284-4576-A603-DFF5B6A5CDB5.jpeg AB64FFB9-6DFA-4723-AD10-8FE332A58129.jpeg F77B1A59-D9F0-43FB-9891-42236DC10ECD.jpeg 1CC8A0A9-F5BB-4366-964D-89B6D2BF343A.jpeg 193963CD-E899-484D-AC64-E17AC366E990.jpeg
     
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    P1030329.JPG Oh believe me they're everywhere!
     
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  9. Stephen Crofts

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    What a brilliant thread.

    There’s much more variety in rolling stock than I expected.

    Southern Driver what is that metal clamp like thing on the track? The photo waiting at the shunt signal.
     
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  10. Der Uni

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    Thanks for every Photo is sharing with us. Very nice and interesting. I'm happy :)
    Here is so much more Space for more Pictures :)
    Question: Did the Class 455's (Southern) drive the whole Way from Victoria to Brighton normaly or is that a Service wich ends in Gatwick Airport?
    Question2: The Class 700 is that Thameslink, right? (I think Thameslink have always White Trains) Is that a kind of Express Service on the BML or do they stop on all Stations?
     
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  11. 4-COR

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    455s don’t usually operate south of Purley iirc
     
  12. Trainmania100

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    I have plenty of bml pictures as I live nearby, but heres one of my recent ones at Brighton
     

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  13. davidh0501

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    Some great photos here.
    Highlights how sanitised the Dovetails screenshots are.
     
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  14. bescot

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    Cracking photos. I wonder if the services operated by the 455s will be missing or run with 377s when the route comes out.

    The things at Battersea Pier sidings are wheelstops. They'll drop when the road is set. Very unusual, I believe they couldn't use catch points to protect runaways as the train would end up in the river Thames!
     
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  15. Southern Driver

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    Battersea Pier Sidings have de-railers due to the fact that if a train was depart without the signal being at proceed it would potentially roll quite some distance.

    we do operate Class 377s on South London Metro workings and so they should be included.
     
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    From the footbridge just north of Salfords
     
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  17. cloudyskies21

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    Yes, that's the Class 700 which are made up of either 8 or 12 cars and are dual-voltage.

    On the upcoming London Commuter, if a Thameslink DLC were to be included, you'd see them between the Brighton and East Croydon section of the route and serve nearly every station between these two across a range of different stopping pattern services. If a Class 700 DLC came to TSW 2, it would provide a high amount of interesting gameplay as they also use both the fast and slow lines on BML with a high frequency of services.
     
  18. Southern Driver

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    however Class 700s are rather complicated beasts and if DTG are struggling with the 313 (especially when a very similar 315 already exists) to make a 700 from scratch would be a very very tall order.
     
  19. Stephen Crofts

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    What makes the 700 so different?
     

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