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Welcome to the home of the "SCOTTISH EAST COAST MAINLINE"
"Add on" route for DoveTail Games TS-2015 formally known as RAILWORKS

Based on the real-world route will take you across the East coast of Scotland on the UK’s most scenic rail journey. As the crow flies, this route is around 80 miles in length but once you have taken into account the twists and turns the whole route is around 120 miles.
SCOTTISH EAST COAST MAINLINE
© MullySoft Productions in association with Just Trains
NOTE:- The route is loosely based on the year 2006 - 2007 when GNER operating company lost the government franchise and was just taken over from National Express.
For more information and requirements please click on More info.
 
  • SCOTTISH EAST COAST MAINLINE Bonus Scenarios page revamped with appropriate links.
  • FREE Reskin Class 91 "For the fallen" Update 18rth Oct '14.. See below.
  • SCOTTISH EAST COAST MAINLINE Thumbnail picture "Quick Fix" - Clicky here!

Rose & Gareth New and updated Scenarios for the SCOTTISH EAST COAST MAINLINE...

  • A New Castle for Scotland (Part 2) - 11th Oct'14
 

Eurostar e320 to be unveiled November 13 '14 at St Pancras International station

Eurostar is to hold a special unveiling event at St Pancras International station next month to show off its new high-speed e320 train.

The launch event on November 13 will be the train’s first public appearance since the order was first announced four years ago.

Eurostar awarded Siemens a £550 million contract to build 10 new trains for the cross-channel operator in 2010. Delivery of the new trains was delayed from 2014 to 2015 and the project faced legal opposition from Alstom, which was eventually dropped in 2012.
More info..
 

Leeds "Class 91 For the Fallen"..

The 91111 Leeds event is Monday 27/10 at 11:15 until 11:45

Will you be there with Paul R Gentleman Associates Ltd?
.... so come and say hello if you can make it!

Courtesy EAST COST MAINLINE
 

FREE Class 91 "For the Fallen" Reskin..

Truly fantastic reskin of the Class 91 by Kenneth "Spike" McEwan!
UPDATED - 18th '14 - Clicky here for more info

Class 91 "For the Fallen"..

The unveiling of our 'For the Fallen' train, commemorating the centenary of the start of WWI.
The specially-designed East Coast locomotive number 91 111, named ‘For The Fallen’, carries a livery.
More info..EAST COST MAINLINE  Click on above pics to enlarge!
 

abellio planning Steam trains for Scotland..

THEY may be lacking today’s air-conditioned carriages and wifi, but now the steam trains of yesteryear offer the promise of a return to a more romantic era of travel.

A new age of steam is being lined up to make a comeback on Scotland’s railways, conjuring up the magic of the days when making a trip was accompanied by a sense of ­excitement, the chug of the engine, the sound of the whistle and smoke puffing out of the loco’s chimney.

New ScotRail operator Abellio is planning a steam renaissance which could see extra tourist trains on many rural routes to showcase Scotland’s dramatic scenery.

The Dutch firm, which will take over the franchise in April, is investigating running steam trains on up to eight routes, ­including over the Forth Bridge, The Scotsman has learned!!!!

 

Hitachi Rail Europe supplying abellio Scotrail A7200's
Update - 10 Oct' 14..

HITACHI AT200's... More info and Spec's
HITACHI...  Press release's

Hitachi Rail Europe is to build 70 new electric-multiple units (EMUs) for ScotRail’s new operator abellio

The new trains, which will be delivered as 46 three-car and 24 four-car units, will initially go into operation on the newly electrified line from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley and the Stirling – Alloa – Dunblane lines from 2017.

Abellio will begin operating the new 10-year ScotRail franchise from April 2015. A spokesman for the operator suggested that its new fleet proposal with Hitachi was a “major feature” of its winning bid.

Andy Barr, Hitachi Rail Europe’s chief operating officer, said: “This is great news, as it is the first contract for our recently launched AT200 commuter train.

“These trains will be built at Hitachi’s new Rail Vehicle Manufacturing Facility in Hitachi Aycliffe, complementing the delivery of the Class 800 and 801 trains for the Intercity Express Programme, boosting jobs and growth in the North East.”

The AT200 is Hitachi’s ‘next generation’ commuter and suburban train, designed to challenge the dominance of the Electrostar and Desiro in the UK and look to take advantage of the huge market in Europe for electric multiple-units (EMUs). 

Hitachi Aycliffe factory will make Class 800 and Class 801 trains for the Government’s Intercity Express Programme, which will modern the UK's ageing 40-year-old high-speed train fleet.
 

Dutch firm abellio wins ScotRail franchise from FirstGroup

FirstGroup has confirmed it has lost the franchise to operate ScotRail services from the spring of 2015.

It is understood that the Dutch rail operator abellio has won the £2.5bn franchise to run services for 10 years.


abellio ’s green and social credentials – including plans for reduced fares for jobseekers, a commitment to a living wage for staff and sub-contractors, and guaranteed trade union representation – and plans for more trains, free WiFi, and advance £5 fares between any two Scottish cities.

The refurbished high speed trains which will serve Aberdeen and Inverness are due by the end of 2018.

More info BBC Scotland News
More info abellio
More info Transport Scotland
 

West Highland Line Extension...  TS-2015... Out Now!!!!

Fort William to Mallaig - A new route for Train Simulator 2015 by Thomson Interactive with KrossRails.
DLC Preview – West Highland Line
The West Highland Line Extension More info

Courtesy Thomson Interactive with KrossRails.

Courtesy video 125
 

JustTrains Newcastle to Edinburgh...
In development and coming soon!

 
NOTE: The current screenshots are 'in development' Click on pics to enlarge!! More info and pictures from JustTrains
 

FREE - Railworks TS-2014 Caledonian railworks route
Dundee to Montrose (Angus)

A Railworks route by Darren (Dazz) Harvey.  For more info and FREE Re-skins by Class type.. and to get the route.. Caledonian railworks!!!!!

Caledonian railworks  Celebrates!
Congratulations to Darren Harvey, A big milestone was reached 13th Oct'14, 20 000 page views on his Blog spot!!!

So to celebrate he has made the Class153 reskin Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership (Twin pack)!
So download it FREE from.. Caledonian railworks!!!!
 
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