What To Expect > West Cornwall

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  1. railway12

    railway12 Well-Known Member

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    Hello, finally I had a bit of spare time to create this post. So let's beginn.

    West Cornwall is an interesting place with a lot of variety. The scenery is absolutely stunning, beginning with a lovely seaside at Penzance until Marazion. In between you'll find a castle called St. Michaels Mount which you can only visit on low tide. And on the other side there's Long Rock depot. Not very big but fancy indeed. And then you'll enter hilly terain and go over some bridges and in tunnels. And on the St. Ives line there is some bay action going on. NO RUSH on the SCENERY. On this route you encounter a top speed limit of 75 mph along with some very old school signals. On the branch line you are allowed to go 30 mph. The mainline untill Truro is 25 miles long and double tracked and the 4 mile branch line is single track only.

    In the 60 70 80s and very early 90s class 50s were the main running loco in this area. After that mainly class 43s and 47s were the typicall picture. On the St. Ives line nearly only multiple units are allowed, beeing mostly 101, 117 and 121 until 1996. After that class 150 overtook operation on that line. Classes 150, 153 are used for local and branch line services and the 158 for express services, all in all those 3 beeing the most common sprinters. Around the 2000s the class 67 has also become quite popular delivering packages and parcels, and going on railtours.
    And since 2003 class 57 has been doing the night riviera. Class 220/1 have been visiting Penzance since 2002. And of course the class 08 is doing its shunting duties.
    So what do I expect... The minimum requirements are one loco and one MU. Most likely class 43 and 150. I personally am a fan of the class 50 and 158. Sooo, I may hopefully be getting one of those. What do you think what rolling stock should / will be included?

    And lastly in Cornwall relatively many railtours are taking place. It would be cool to have that option in TSW. Another cool feature as mentioned in my other post would be a scenario when a class 43 is delayed and you must wait for it, in a 150, then you need to make up time to St. Ives and back so that passengers can catch the next 43 in time, quite challenging.

    Cornwall a must have for everyone!

    Stations
    Penzance V
    St. Erth V > Lelant Saltings > Lelant > Carbis Bay > St. Ives
    Hayle V
    Camborne V
    Redruth V
    Truro V

    Rolling Stock
    Regular Not regular
    Shunters: 08
    Locos: 37, 43, 47, 50, 56, 57, 66, 67
    Multiple units: 101, 117,
    118, 121, 122, 150, 153, 155, 156, 158, 159, 220, 221

    Pictures
    Class 50 - 1986 Penzance > Bonus Warspite
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    Class 158 - 1991 Penzance
    Class 47 - 1991 Penzance
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    Class 117, Class 121 and Class 158 - 1992 St. Erth
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    Class 08, Class 47 and Class 117 - 1993 Penzance
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    Class 67 - 1994 Marazion
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    Class 50 and Class 50 - 1994 Penzance | Railtour
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    Class 117 - 1996 Carbis Bay
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    Class 43 and Class 47 - 1996 Penzance
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    Class 43 and Class 150 - 1998 St. Erth
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    Class 47 - 1998 St. Erth
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    Class 67, Class 150 and Class 43 - 2002 Penzance
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    Class 150 - 2003 Truro
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    Class 153 - 2004 St. Ives
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    Class 158 and Class 158 - 2005 Penzance
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    Class 150 and Class 220/1 - 2008 Penzance
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    Class 57 and Class 43 - 2008 Long Rock TMD
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    Class 43 - 2009 Penzance
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    Class 159, Class 150, Class 153 and Class 220/1 - 2010 Penzance
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    Class 56 and Class 56 - 2010 Long Rock | Railtour
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    Traffic
    2003 Penzance


    Some pictures seem to not show up probably due to copyright reasons...
    I hope that I could give you a rough overview on what to expect. THANK YOU for reading.
     
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  2. byeo

    byeo Well-Known Member

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    The branch between St Erth and St Ives is absolutely stunning. I've been lucky enough to ride this branch when on holiday down in Cornwall. Sat on the train looking out the window, you would be mistaken to think you were in the Mediterranean given how beautiful the sea looks.

    I hope this route is well made, I'm extremely looking forward to it and don't want to be disappointed.
     
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  3. Trenomarcus

    Trenomarcus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the post, very informative. The route IRL is absolutely lovely.

    Considering that this TSW route however will be made by Rivet I expect nothing good. But I'm ready to be positively surprised.
     
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  4. Warspite

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    Thank you for posting such a great photo. It's a shame I cannot 'double like' a post on here!
     
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  5. heardturkey

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    Nice set of photos.
    You forgot Hayle on the station list. Everyone seems to forget about Hayle :).
     
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  6. Warspite

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    Great set of photos - they're now showing OK.

    I would also love a class 50, although they would have to push the time period back to the mid-1980s to get the most out of them.

    From DTG's 20 year date period in the route code, 1991-2010, we don't know the specific time period which has been chosen, that's assuming they've narrowed it down. Being realistic, I'm not sure we should expect anything more than a reworked HST (43) and a 150 although that would be fine if they were able to add a DLC loco pack later.
     
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  7. railway12

    railway12 Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome ;)
     
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    railway12 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you :) , I knew I forgot something..., post has been updated
     
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  9. railway12

    railway12 Well-Known Member

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    Yes the it's a bit late for the 50s, but nethertheless there's a slight chance they'll get included, hopefully. But basically Class 43 and 150, if they are generous maybe a 08, but that's it I guess. Great idea with the loco pack though. So let us see where rivet is going with this...
     
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    Very interesting post, thank you.

    Pedant mode: that is actually a class 122, the class 121 had the former headcode boxe above the middle window and the exhaust pipes were bent around it rather than going straight up.
     
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  11. Mr JMB

    Mr JMB Well-Known Member

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    Intercity Swallow livery would be great, a HST model without the GWR embossed on the side would be perfect for the livery editor.
     
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