West Coast Mainline London Euston- Rugby

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by First capital connect, Oct 17, 2021.

  1. First capital connect

    First capital connect Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2018
    Messages:
    280
    Likes Received:
    347
    Today ill be suggesting a modern West coast mainline route from London Euston to rugby which has 17 stations and is 76 miles so around 10-12 miles longer than the the LGV route and would feature 2 operators those being avanti west coast and London midland/London northwestern railway
    I have chosen avanti because I believe virgin asked to have the rights to use there logo in game was taken away
    And I have put London midland because I think LNR doesn't want to give license hence why the ts classic route didn't feature LNR

    The route would see
    Avant West coast Class 390
    150px-Avanti_liveried_390155_Euston.jpg
    These would operate from euston to rugby stopping at watford junction Milton Keynes and Northampton but services do vary

    And London midland or London northwestern railway class 350
    Class_350,_LNW,_Rugby.jpg
    Would be see operating service from euston to watford junction/Tring/Northampton/Milton Keynes/Rugby
    There are 21 stations along this route
    Potential add ons
    Avanti west coast
    Class 221 super voyager
    download (4).jpeg
    These would do the same service as the 390

    London northwestern/London midland class 319
    download (3).jpeg
    These would run mainly peak time service I dint know how DTG would implement that but I wouldn't mind driving These anytime
    These would do more stopping service like the 350s

    Please read
    If you or DTG think this route is too long or has too many stations it could be cut back to Milton keynes having 13 stations and have 44 miles of track or to Northampton with 59 mile of track and 15 stations
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2021
    • Like Like x 15
  2. First capital connect

    First capital connect Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2018
    Messages:
    280
    Likes Received:
    347
    Depot
    Wembley Intercity Depot Wembley_Freight_Operating_Centre_(geograph_3893146).jpg
    This depot would host the class 390s
    While
    Camden carriage sidings would host the 319s and 350s
    download (6).jpeg
    I don't believe the 221s are allocated or stay over at Wembley at all
     
    • Like Like x 3
  3. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2021
    Messages:
    5,477
    Likes Received:
    3,158
    Excellent Idea and for Special paint class 390 there's 390 119 Pride followed by 390 112 & 390 042 Face mask paint. The last two are exactly identical to missing SEHS 395 002 395 017 except for the face mask paint Yellow for 390 042 390 112 but SEHS 395 002 395 017 Light Blue.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  4. paulc

    paulc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2021
    Messages:
    908
    Likes Received:
    1,654
    Some decent electric locos would be brilliant on this route!
     
  5. AirbourneAlex

    AirbourneAlex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2020
    Messages:
    954
    Likes Received:
    1,046
    Don't forget London Overground with the Class 378 and 710 operating on the Watford DC line, half of which is already modelled on the Bakerloo line.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. AidenTEM

    AidenTEM New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2021
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    1
    This would certainly be a very good start for Dovetail to do a >60 mile route. Just got to make sure that the ridiculously intense tilt works.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Bryer

    Bryer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2018
    Messages:
    952
    Likes Received:
    901
    You'd be better off modelling the WCML to Nuneaton, as that would be the end of freight runs that would be heading off to Hams Hall or Landor Street etc.

    You'd have intermodal hub at Daventry for cargo wagons and intermodal.

    You'd need to include Northampton loop and fast lines via Weedon for fast and stopping services.

    A all round good choice.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2021
    • Like Like x 1
  8. onepewpew#8391

    onepewpew#8391 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2021
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    75
    This is a really good idea bc of how much new things and diversity we could get from the trains and service types, one that that would be cool to include would be class 90’s on freight
     
  9. First capital connect

    First capital connect Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2018
    Messages:
    280
    Likes Received:
    347
    For definite and mabey some 66s
     
  10. First capital connect

    First capital connect Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2018
    Messages:
    280
    Likes Received:
    347
    We would probably get one of these probably the pride because that's what they did with the 395
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2021
    Messages:
    5,477
    Likes Received:
    3,158
    You mean 390 119 Pride and if set in 2021-2022 there must also be 390 112 & 042 in face mask paint.
     
  12. First capital connect

    First capital connect Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2018
    Messages:
    280
    Likes Received:
    347
    I believe DTG already said they won't do anything to do with covid meaning no face mask
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Factor41

    Factor41 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2019
    Messages:
    1,886
    Likes Received:
    2,814
    Avanti took over at the end of 2019 so it would be London Northwestern who had been in for two years by that point.
     
  14. First capital connect

    First capital connect Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2018
    Messages:
    280
    Likes Received:
    347
    I did explain why it might not be LNR by where you quoted my post
     
  15. Factor41

    Factor41 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2019
    Messages:
    1,886
    Likes Received:
    2,814
    Yeah, but there's no real overlap, we can't have Virgin 390s and people in here won't tolerate inaccurate timelines! :)
     
  16. First capital connect

    First capital connect Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2018
    Messages:
    280
    Likes Received:
    347
    Well It is what it is;)
     

Share This Page