Special Edition Wagons
RIP: Laurie Dickerson
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This is a representation of the famous Woodhead Route running between Manchester, Sheffield and Wath. Set in the 1960's, the route is still intact and passenger services between Manchester Piccadilly (London Road) and Sheffield Victoria via Guide Bridge and Penistone are still running.
The main traffic on the route was however the transportation of coal from Yorkshire to the North West, most originating at Wath On Dearne to be piloted by the famous EM1's as far Mottram before a loco swap for onwards travel into Lancashire and Merseyside.
Electrified at 1500VDC, the line featured its own unique traction, comprising of the EM1 Bo-Bo and EM2 Co-Co Locomotives and the 3 Car Suburban EMU's (the 506's).
Models of all the above built by Steve Sherratt may be downloaded from www.uktrainsim.com along with Ian Morgan's Mk1 Coaches and a fine selection of wagons both old and new by authors to numerous to mention
Although representing my best effort to recreate the route as was, this route suffers from a number of limitations and inconsistencies, the most serious being the lack of inclines in the Longdendale Valley and at Wentworth. Despite this, I hope that members of the Train Sim community find it an interesting and revealing ride along a route that in the real world, given hindsight and a reasonable sum of money, should never have been closed.
Suggested Rolling Stock
Fixes in this Release
Outstanding Bug/Feature List in Release 2.0
AcknowledgementsSpecial thanks go to the following people for both direct and indirect contributions:
Tim Court, Steve Sherratt, Tony Harrison, Graham Pitt, Ian Morgan, David Annable (www.thewoodheadsite.org.uk), Martin Sollieux-Cardwell, Matthew Peddleston, Mike Simpson, Gerald Morris, Freddie Ljundberg plus many others of the UKTrainsim (and Trainsimfiles) community too numerous to mention - you know who you are, thanks again!
And a final thanks go to my wife and kids for putting up with "Daddy playing trains on his computer" for the last eighteen months.
Legal StuffYou are welcome to copy this route freely as long as it remains in its current form, including this file. It contains work freely donated by myself and others plus stuff produced by Kuju/Microsoft. Please contact me if you are considering distributing it on CD or any other medium for profit. This route is only to be distributed on the Internet from www.uktrainsim.com, www.train-sim.com or www.msts.nl
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