by Aaron Roscoe
An night owl train enthusiast and train video filmer from Preston, Lancashire. I create scenarios based on real life workings for the WCML Over Shap route using a array of DLC, where all the scenarios use all there real timetabled timings
1S26 2353 London Euston to Glasgow Central
Overnight 1S26 was delayed between Litchfield Trent Valley and Stafford due a signalling failure issue which resulted in 1S26 been over 2 hour late.
You will join 90016 on 1S26 just outside of Preston, be aware this is a rolling start scenario set at 50mph. You have a 5min booked time at Preston this allowed for crew changes,
between 1M16 and yours. You might be chasing yellows at least once if not twice, reasons are as 6C02 is pathed in front until Oubeck loop and then 0M75 also pathed ahead, you will chase it into Carlisle. So be aware of the signal aspects.
Scenario is for WCML Over Shap
As of March 2018, DRS & Northern have agreed to utilise Class 68 Locomotives on one of there Loco Hauled sets that run via The Cumbrian Coast.
Provided within this zip are two of the Northern Loco Hauled services for WCML Over Shap Route.
2C32 0515 Carlisle to Preston & 2C47 1003 Preston to Barrow-in-Furness.
It is essential you have DTG ScotRail Class 68 Loco Addon and AP44 Wherry Lines Extra Stock Pack installed for the DRS 68s to show up.
6C03 Clitheroe Castle Cement to Carlisle N.Y. Diverted via Preston & Shap.
Loco: GBRf 66704
Trailing Load: 14 JPA Loaded
Train Max Speed: 60mph
Due to a broken rail near Hellfield and ongoing track issues on Ribblehead Viaduct your booked service over Settle & Carlisle has been cancelled.
Running on a new path via Preston you are to relief the driver at Preston before continuing North to Carlisle stopping at Carnforth, Tebay & Penrith to allow expresses to pass.
With a trailing load of near 1200tonnes it won't be easy going towards Oxenholme, Grayrigg and the slow crawling climb up Shap to the Summit.
Part 1: Preston to Carnforth 40mins
Part 2: Carnforth to Carlisle N.Y. 120min