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South Wales Coastal - BR_Sectors_v1.3
This route is also available from UKTS - file id: 39159
Route updated on 7th May 2020
South Wales Coastal - BR Sectors Edition
Reworking of DTG's South Wales Coastal route depicting the period of 1988 to 1992 (broadly speaking) and arguably the end of an era for rail freight across the region. This was very much the dog-end of "King Coal" as by the late-Nineties all deep mines within the South Wales Coalfield had closed bar one (Tower Colliery) and with them the yards and minerals-only lines that served them. This was also a transitory time for passenger services too with second-generation DMU's being introduced (150's, 155's, 158's) leading to the withdrawl of first-generation units (Classes 101, 116, 120, 121) by late 1992, although Arriva would later use a "Bubblecar" on the Cardiff Bay Shuttle service.
For this project I have used "British Rail Track Diagrams: 3 Western Region" published in early 1989. I have done little to lineside buildings that may not have been there in this period except for removing obviously anachronistic structures such as The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff City Stadium (Ninian Park reinstated) and Swansea's Liberty Stadium. Severn Tunnel Junction Yards closed in October 1987 and would have been undergoing recovery for months afterward but I have left the lineside largely as it is in the stock DTG route rather than try to depict a recently closed yard. A similar story with Margam Yard, although this was technically open into 1988 I have depicted it as per the 1989 track plan. I have attempted to model the former Ebbw Junction TMD as although it had closed at the end of 1983 and track largely lifted by 1985, at this time part of the site was used as a CE depot.
Bristol Parkway and Newport stations have been rebuilt to their period appearance using stock assets as I have no way of creating custom 3D models.
Bristol Bath Road TMD Bristol Pylle Hill Motorail Terminal Bristol East Depot expanded Bristol Lawrence Road Sidings
Bristol Coal Concentration Depot, Filton Filton Junction Station Llanwern Iron Ore & Coal unloading lines
Newport Godfrey Road stabling point Maesglas New Sidings, Newport Pengam FLT, Cardiff Cardiff Riverside Parcels
Cardiff Canton Freight Sidings Grangetown Station Llantrisant Yard Llanharan Opencast sidings
Margam LIP Margam Moors Yard Swansea Maliphant Sidings
DTG South Wales Coastal - Bristol to Swansea
DTG Woodhead in Blue
RSDL Island Line
Just Trains Chiltern Mainline (or any JT route with JT Common Library)
Kuju RailSimulator euro assets
UKTS Freeware Industrial pack
UKTS 34905 RM Vehicles Pack1
UKTS 35005 RM Vehicles Pack3UKTS 32889 RM Clutter
Included in the package are assets from: HertsBob, JADsHome, Mundo & NewBouy that are available from UKTS but their documentation implies permission to include with freeware projects.
INSTALLING THE ROUTE
Unpack the file to a temporary location such as Desktop. Open Railworks folder and launch Utilities to install "SWC_BR_Sectors.rwp"
Also included is a backup of the original station sign textures for the route as the installation file will overwrite these so this file is just incase you wish to revert to these in future. Keep it somewhere safe.
AP Class 37 Pack 01 AP Class 150/2 Pack AP Mk2 a/b/c Coaches Pack AP Valenta HST EP AP Class 50 Pack AP Class 31 EP
DT BR Wagons Pack
DTG North Somerset route
FS VDA Wagons Pack (Marketplace)
RSC Class 56 plus AP Class 56 Enhancement pack RSC Class 31 Pack 02Natty Dread Intercity Executive Reskin & BR LL reskins for Kuju Class 47 available from DP Simulation
VP Class 117 & 118 BR Blue/Grey reskin