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The Welsh Marches Line

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by GWR5029, Dec 30, 2017.

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  1. 2010s with 175s and 158s + 5043 or 6201 + "Railtours Co Class 37"

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  2. 1980s with classic 110 DMUs and 25s & Mk1s + 6000 or 6201 + BR Blue Class 47

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  1. GWR5029

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    There has been talk of this being done in TS2018, but nothing certain, and this a classic line, fit for either simulator. This is 84.4 miles of double track mainline through the beautiful countryside. The Welsh Marches Line is home to a variety of equipment, ranging from Arriva Trains Wales 175s and 158s, to railtours behind classic Class 37s and Class 47s, along with numerous steam trips. Tyseley's GWR Castle Class No 5043 is a regular visitor, and between 1971-1993 the legendary GWR 4-6-0 'King George V', was based at Bulmer's Railway Heritage Centre at Hereford with a historic set of Pullmans, later joined by LMS Princess Royal Class No 6201 'Princess Elizabeth'. Other locomotives such as the 'Duchess of Hamilton' and 'City of Truro' were also regular visitors.

    THE ROUTE:
    CREWE-HEREFORD

    This route is entirely double tracked, with speeds between 60-90 MPH, and plenty of scenic vistas.

    THE TRAINS
    MODERN MEETS OLD

    If the route were set in present day it would include ATW 158s and 175s.

    Railtours with a GWR Castle, LMS "Lizzie", or LMS Black 5.

    If it were set between 1970 and 1990 it would include classic Slam Door DMUs such as 110s.

    Bulmer's Railway Centre with GWR King Class No 6000 'King George V'.​
     
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