My name's James, and I love all things trains! I strive for realism in all of my scenarios, making use of tools such as Realtime Trains to ensure all timings and headcodes are exact (to the best of TS' ability, of course!). In my scenarios, there will always be a challenge, such as late running trains causing adverse signal aspects.
You must have everything listed as required content installed in Train Simulator to be able to run each scenario. These include the route, player train, and important AI movements that affect scenario functionality.
Anything listed as optional content will not affect scenario functionality if not installed in Train Simulator. This includes static consists at yards, stations, depots, or AI movements that do not affect scenario functionality (e.g. crossover lines). However, it is highly recommended to have these as these are part of the intended immersion of each scenario.
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2Y42 09:55 Euston - Birmingham New St
Drive London Northwestern Railway's 350373 & 350253 from London Euston to Birmingham New Street on a snowy Sunday morning in January 2021. The Northampton loop is closed today, and the Up & Down slow lines in various locations (due to planned engineering work), so you will be diverted via Weedon.
2M49 16:40 Clapham Junction - Milton Keynes Central
Drive Southern's 377214 and 377212 on 2M49, 16:40 Clapham Junction - Milton Keynes Central on a bright Friday Afternoon/Evening in March 2021. There is disruption on the WCML due to an earlier signal failure at Watford Junction. Can you keep to time?
2D53 17:14 London Euston - Watford Junction
Drive London Overground's 378214 on 2D53, 17:14 London Euston - Watford Junction, on a hot Friday afternoon in June 2019. It's three months before the introduction of 710s on the DC line, and six months before Avanti's takeover of Virgin Trains. You'll be calling at all stations, and major delays have been reported on the Bakerloo Line, so you'll have to keep your wits about you!
2A54 17:20 Nottingham - Matlock
Drive East Midlands Railway's 156401 on 2A54 17:20 Nottingham - Matlock on a dreary Friday evening in April 2021. There are delays to services this evening due to an ongoing trespass incident in the Trent Junction area. Can you keep to time?
2D18 16:20 Llandudno - Blaenau Ffestiniog
Drive Transport for Wales' 150282 on 2D18 16:20 Llandudno - Blaenau Ffestiniog on a bright day in mid 2019. It should be a relatively easy run this afternoon, which makes a change!
1W76 20:15 Cardiff Central - Crewe
Drive Transport for Wales' 150282 or 175001 on 1W76 20:15 Cardiff Central to Crewe, as far as Shrewsbury, on a lush Tuesday evening in May 2021. The only delays reported are a couple of late running services. However, whilst the weather may be fine at the moment, a storm is forecast...
1V58 17:31 Manchester Piccadilly - Cardiff Central
Drive Transport for Wales' 175113 on 1V58, from Shrewbury to Cardiff Central, on a gloomy evening in May 2021. You will be calling at all principal stations en route. It's looking to be an uneventful evening so far, but that could all change!
1R06 06:04 Wolverhampton - London Euston
Drive Avanti West Coast's 390155 on 1R06 from Birmingham New Street to London Euston on a sunny Wednesday morning in September 2020. It should be a relatively clear run today, but keep on your toes, as it is the Railway after all, anything can happen!
2K06 06:48 Milton Keynes Central - London Euston
Drive London Northwestern Railway's 350103, 350244 and 350231 on 2K06 06:48 Milton Keynes Central - London Euston on a slightly foggy Monday morning in October 2020. There are no problems reported so far, but that could all change!
West Highland Line (South) Station Modernisation Patch
This patch adds custom Abellio ScotRail station signs to the merged (as part of Suburban Glasgow) West Highland Line (South), and adds improved platforms, on top of the existing ones.
1Y23/1Y43 12:23 Glasgow Queen St - Mallaig
You're in charge of 156450/156474, operated by Abellio ScotRail on a full journey up the scenic West Highland Line, from Glasgow Queen St to Mallaig (splitting the train at Crianlarich). It's a sunny and hot day in August 2020, and you have lots of stops to make. Try to keep to time as best you can, and ejoy the scenery!
1T73 07:25 Maidstone West - St Pancras International (2020)
Drive Southeastern's 395001 on one of the three Up peak high-speed services from Maidstone West to London St Pancras International on a fine Summer morning. As typical in the peaks, there are a few delayed trains around, but hopefully you won't arrive into London too late...
1A99 04:33 Brighton - Victoria (2020)
Drive 377444 and 377413 on 1A99, the 04:33 Southern service from Brighton to London Victoria, on an early Saturday morning in June 2020. It's a quiet morning, so you can enjoy watching the sun come up over the South of England.
Sway to Go (2020)
Drive 450014 & 450029 on 2B19, the 08:40 London Waterloo - Poole from Southampton Central to Bournemouth, including a stop at the little used Beaulieu Road. There are residual delays this morning due to signalling problems at London Waterloo, and a points failure at Brockenhurst, where you will have a 20 minute layover to allow faster services to pass.
2K36 18:22 London Victoria - Sheerness (2016)
In the Summer of 2016, drive 465913 on one of the twice M-F daily direct services from London Victoria to Sheerness-On-Sea. It has been one of those days! The earlier thunderstorm has turned into scorching heat, but not without causing havok on the railways! You will require patience and skill in order to stick closely to your timetable.
The Full Circle (2020)
You are in charge of 158817, with 170452 coupled to the rear, in this odd formation, operated by Abellio ScotRail on a full journey around the Fife Circle as 2K09 16:38 Edinburgh Waverley - Glenrothes with Thornton (Via Kirkcaldy), and 2G10 17:49 Glenrothes with Thornton – Edinburgh Waverley (Via Dunfermline Town). It is a lovely Spring evening, so enjoy the scenery, but don’t become too complacent, as the timetable is tight!
1K72 18:23 Holyhead - Crewe (2019)
You are in charge of 158840, operated by Transport for Wales (in ex-Arriva Trains Wales colours) on its full length run of 1K72, the 18:23 from Holyhead to Crewe, on a lovely Summer's evening. All AI is from the July 2019 timetable, so that means you'll still see some VT about!
2K64 08:28 Gillingham - London Victoria (2020)
Drive 465901 on 2K64, the 08:28 from Gillingham - London Victoria on a lovely Autumn morning. You'll need to keep your wits about you, as disruption is expected along the way due to a signal failure at London Victoria! This scenario is the one for you if, like me, you enjoy adverse signals and running behind other trains!
2P94 07:31 Portsmouth Harbour - London Waterloo (2020)
Drive the entirety of 2P94, the 07:31 from Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo stopper on a pleasant Spring morning in 2020. With it being Rush Hour, and the tail end of Rush Hour, delays are expected!