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Patch for the Workshop version of "Liverpool to Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Central - BR Blue Period" route
Scenarios for the
"Liverpool to Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Central - BR Blue Period" Workshop route
Class 40 Express from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe 47min by Andy Freeman
You will be driving an Express Train, hauled by a Class 40, from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe calling at Edge Hill, Warrington Central, Oxford Road and Manchester Piccadilly
DTG Liverpool to Manchester route West Coast Main Line Over Shap
DTG Class 45 DTG BR101
Armstrong Powerhouse AP Class 40
You will be driving a Class 45 hauled express from Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street on an overcast day calling at Manchester Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Warrington Central...the scenario starts as you are held at a red signal about a mile before Manchester Piccadilly.
Please note that there is a faulty signal just before you reach Warrington Central ( this is a legacy issue from the original version of the Route, have tried to fix it but have not been successful ) - you should approach the signal at low speed and press Tab until you are given permission to proceed
DTG Class 45 Class 31
Armstrong Powerhouse Class 40
You will drive a Class 40 light engine from Edge Hill MPD to Garston Depot Aggregates , at Garston Freightliner Depot, to collect some empty ballast wagons from which ballast had been unloaded for track maintenance the previous night. Once coupled to the ballast wagons you will drive to Edge Hill Track Panel siding where the scenario will end.
You will need to change ends on the Class 40 a couple of times during the scenario, this is a more complicated process than on other locos....on-screen instructions are included, please follow them carefully otherwise the loco will not move.
If you arrive at the final destination on or before 10:45 then you have driven well, any later than that then have another try.....it may take a couple of attempts if it is the first time that you have changed ends in this loco. Please ensure that you obey all speed limits even if they may seem rather slow in places.
DTG Class 45
RSC BR Class 101 Class 31
AP/Railright Class 40
You will first drive light engine from Edge Hill MPD to Edge Hill Track Panel Siding where you will couple up to a rake of BR Vans, you will then deliver the vans to Warrington Central Goods yard before stabling the Class 40 there awaiting it's next assignment. It is a dull day with occasional showers.
There are a few faulty signals to deal with unfortunately, I have also listed them in the briefing so that they can be referred to during the scenario if you are uncertain whether or not to obey a particular signal - you should Tab through the first red signal after leaving the MPD, ignore the red signal approaching Exhibition Junction and Tab through the red signal at the bottom of the ramp approaching Wavertree Junction.
Important: Read the enclosed .txt file before starting the scenario.
Railright Class 40
RSC Class 31 BR 101
The scenario begins on a rather gloomy Autumn morning in Warrington Central Goods Yard - you will first collect some loaded ballast wagons, which were dropped off the previous day, which are due to be taken to Stockport to be used in track maintenance later that day....on the way you will drop off two wagons at Macnhester United Football Ground as maintenance is also scheduled there.
The scenario will end at Manchester Piccadilly where a new driver, with required route familiarity, will take the train onwards to Stockport.
NB. Due to faulty signals in Warrington Central Goods Yard you may need to uncheck "Exit on SPAD" in TS2016 settings.
RSC BR Class 101, Class 31,
Railwright Class 40