Southeastern Mainline, Chatham Mainline, & Medway Valley Lines

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  1. ZeenozPlays

    ZeenozPlays Well-Known Member

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    Today, I am suggesting the Southeastern Mainline, Chatham Mainline, and Medway Valley Lines for TSW 2.

    Most of the information can be found in this video.


    The Southeastern Mainline is a 67 Mile long mainline, running from Charing Cross & Cannon Street to Dover Priory. There are 29 Stations along this line.

    The Chatham Mainline, running from London Victoria to Dover Priory is another Mainline, spanning over 115 miles of track. There are 40 Stations along the line, some of which have already been featured in the Southeastern High-Speed route.

    The Medway Valley Line, running between Strood and Paddock Wood, is a small thru line. It branches off of the Southeastern High-Speed line right after Strood, continuing straight under the Chatham Mainline, instead of taking the curve and connecting with it.

    It would be nice to have these 3 routes in the game. These are 3 routes that would work well if connected together and possibly combined with the Southeastern High-Speed Route.

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    Class 376

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    Class 377

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    Class 395

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    Class 465

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    Class 466

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    Class 707

    Keep in mind that all of these trains would probably not appear on the route, and some sacrifices would have to be made.

    What are your thoughts on this suggestion?
     
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  2. elarthur

    elarthur Well-Known Member

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    With this area of South East England, there is a veritable spiders web of interconnecting routes serving a vast portion of locations in the region. It would be awesome to be able to use more of them. If you look at the network served by Southeastern, Southern and South Western, you will see so many opportunities for superb and busy routes. Another great suggestion ZeenozPlays.
     
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  3. ishamukwayaii

    ishamukwayaii New Member

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    DE2C1A4E-489F-4075-9A01-7E85DB263203.jpeg 87607DE0-3DEE-4A42-910F-16FCCB0E76ED.jpeg The Class 707’s are going to be operating on

    Southeastern shorter Metro routes from Dartford, Hayes ( Kent) and Sevenoaks to London Cannon Street and London Charing Cross.
     
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  4. cwf.green

    cwf.green Well-Known Member

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    This was one of my favorite UK routes in TS1 so I'm definitely onboard with this suggestion!
     
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  5. MetrolinkF125#916

    MetrolinkF125#916 Well-Known Member

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    I would love to see these lines in TSW2 as extensions to SEHS, but if they do come I bet DTG isn't going to include any new trains since they would have to make hundreds of miles of track all together, and would just reuse the existing ones.
     
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  6. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    You have a point there and pretty much what they're going to do is how all the American and Canadian route end up getting Reskinned Trains. Oakville subdivision GP38-2 is simply a reskinned CSX GP38-2 from Base game Sand Patch Grade.
     
  7. ZeenozPlays

    ZeenozPlays Well-Known Member

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    Ah, glad you liked the suggestion. I've always loved how much the Southern England routes spider-web and connect up with each other. My favorite location where this occurs is London. A lot of the different routes and train operators have Metro services running through London, and it makes for some very enjoyable trainspotting and operations.
     
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  8. Tay95

    Tay95 Well-Known Member

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    Chatham mainline is now my local so I would love to see this.

    Love your videos you do with the route suggestions
     
  9. trainsimplayer

    trainsimplayer Well-Known Member

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    You do realise Oakville came out before Sand Patch Grade. Unless you mean heavy haul, then you have a point.

    Also remember that they can't exactly fly over to America right now to get sounds, reference etc.




    As for the suggestion, I really do like the idea of more SE, and I would be buying this one.
     
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  10. 59321747

    59321747 Well-Known Member

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    The southeast highway to Fawwashham disappeared,
    I also want to ask when DTG will arrive at Dover Abbey
     
  11. elarthur

    elarthur Well-Known Member

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    Did you mean Dover Priory?
     
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    59321747 Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is
     
  13. ishamukwayaii

    ishamukwayaii New Member

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    I am onboard
     
  14. First capital connect

    First capital connect Well-Known Member

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    Does this count as bumping?
     
  15. ZeenozPlays

    ZeenozPlays Well-Known Member

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    Not really sure. I think bumping is only when it's done multiple times, although, I could be misinterpreting the rules.
     
  16. Lil jj

    Lil jj Active Member

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    Sounds like a good route for tsw2, maybe the rolling stock could just be the 707 on the default route but if you have the DLC, you can have the 465, 375 and 395. Also subscribe to his underated channel
     
  17. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    You mean Southeast high-speed giving layers here
     
  18. trainsimplayer

    trainsimplayer Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't really make any practical sense. The 707 is only on SE 'Metro' services, so don't get out to say, Rochester.

    For anyone who doesn't own SEHS, that would end up with them having a (literally) empty route.

    On paper what you've said makes sense, however in practise it doesn't.

    Unless you meant reuse/make use of (if you're not feeling cynical) but still include if, in which case, yeah, that makes sense. Although the 375 with the BML PIS upgrades would be good.
     
  19. elaineedwards2013

    elaineedwards2013 Well-Known Member

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    I have always wanted the Southeastern Mainline, as my local station is Orpington.
     
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  20. kiyoko91

    kiyoko91 Well-Known Member

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    That's a great route. Not just Medway Valley but chatham main line from TS on the computer.
     
  21. lord everything

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    Local here. If this route was made, it would likely only include the line from Charing cross and Cannon Street to Dover.

    Would include class 465/0, /1 and /2, class 375, class 376 and potentially GBRF class 66, and class 395 layers from SEHS. Also 465/9 for people with that DLC. AI southern 377 at Tonbridge. DLC would be class 707, and they could also include Hayes and Bromley North branches.
     
  22. elaineedwards2013

    elaineedwards2013 Well-Known Member

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    Also, the Class 466
     
  23. lord everything

    lord everything Active Member

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    Yes
     

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