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Train Suggestion Abellio Scotrail Class 385

Discussion in 'Loco Suggestions & Proposals' started by 385_seagull_320, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. 385_seagull_320

    385_seagull_320 New Member

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    IMG_20190711_145213 (2).jpg Here is my suggestion the Abellio Scotrail Class 385.

    The Class 385 is an electric multiple unit built by Hitachi Rail for Abellio ScotRail. A total of 70 units have been built, divided into 46 three-car and 24 four-car sets. The new trains were bought to operate services on newly electrified lines in the Central Belt on a mixture of both suburban and inter-urban routes and entered service in July 2018.

    Formations:
    Three car sets : DMSLw (4410xx car) has wheel chair space and accessible toilet. TPS (4420xx car) pantograph located on this car. DMSL (4440xx car) has bicycle space and symbol on cab front and small toilet. Standard Class seating only.
    Four car sets : DMCLw (4411xx car) has first class seating, with yellow border around the windows and accessible toilet. TPS (4421xx car) pantograph located on this car. TS (4431xx car). DMSL (4440xx car) has bicycle space and symbol on cab front and small toilet. Standard and First class seating.

    Routes:
    The Class 385 operates on the Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley via Falkirk High / Falkirk Grahamston, Glasgow Queen street / Edinburgh Waverley to Stirling / Dunblane / Alloa, Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley via Shotts / Carstairs, Edinburgh Waverley to North Berwick / Dunbar and finally Glasgow Central to Lanark / Neilston / Cathcart Circle.

    It would suit the WCML North and the Glasgow to Edinburgh Expansion routes (if the Glasgow to Edinburgh was to be electrified in TS2019).

    It would be amazing if this got added as it has really nice motors and in general it is a really nice train.

    Thanks!;)
     
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  2. Cat

    Cat Well-Known Member

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    A sleek looking train but the front end is very sharp. The drivers' field of view must be narrow.
     
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  3. 385_seagull_320

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    385_seagull_320 New Member

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    Thats the cab (the picture above).
     
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  5. Cat

    Cat Well-Known Member

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    With all that tech I'm surprised it even needs a driver. :)
    Given that it is a wide angle shot and the window is really larger than it appears in the picture, it is still a narrow angle of view.
    Having said that, it is probably the same view in the old slam door Southern EMUs.
     
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    385_seagull_320 New Member

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    True. Not the biggest view out the window.
     
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  7. budtheweiser

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    Very Beautiful and really nice Brand new train
     
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    Great type of train for scotland
     
  9. DTG Jamie

    DTG Jamie Staff Member

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    A different type of unit, good suggestion, why do you like this unit, 385_seagull_320?
     

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