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Best route/timetable for the 1980s

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Best route/timetable for the 1980s 08/07/2021 at 12:07 #140464
Brytenwalda
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I wonder, what would be the best route and timetable to simulate 1980s operations? I would especially like to see some old cargo trains.

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Last edited: 08/07/2021 at 12:07 by Brytenwalda
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Best route/timetable for the 1980s 08/07/2021 at 12:57 #140471
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Borderline 80s, but Carlisle 1979/80 is brilliant. Kingmoor yard is about as busy as it gets with freight, plus there's all the local trip workings.

Motherwell 1984 is also great with all the interregional freight, mixed in with local traffic for the steelworks and Mossend yard.

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Best route/timetable for the 1980s 08/07/2021 at 13:08 #140472
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jc92 in post 140471 said:
Borderline 80s, but Carlisle 1979/80 is brilliant. Kingmoor yard is about as busy as it gets with freight, plus there's all the local trip workings.

Motherwell 1984 is also great with all the interregional freight, mixed in with local traffic for the steelworks and Mossend yard.
Agree with these. A brief moment of silence for South Humberside and 80's Sheffield.

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Best route/timetable for the 1980s 08/07/2021 at 13:46 #140473
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Exeter has a few 70s/80s timetables, those are good fun too. Although mostly passenger, not as much freight as Motherwell and Carlisle.
West Hampstead also has a 91 timetable which, like Exeter, is mostly passenger.

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Best route/timetable for the 1980s 08/07/2021 at 15:23 #140477
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If you are more interested in freight workings then I'd say my West Yoekshire 1991 TT is about as good as it gets or my York north/south 1991 TT, both of which are very busy. But the West Yorkshire 1991 TT has alot more freight traffic than passenger.
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Best route/timetable for the 1980s 08/07/2021 at 17:29 #140479
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I'd say you can't go wrong with Pascal's 79-80 tt for Carlisle...

Actually perhaps I should reword that as Pascal's 79-80 tt for Carlisle is great and will keep you on your toes - and you can go wrong if you lose concentration - but that's all the more enjoyable right? Sorting out the cock-ups you create yourself or that just me

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Best route/timetable for the 1980s 08/07/2021 at 18:18 #140480
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TimTamToe in post 140479 said:
I'd say you can't go wrong with Pascal's 79-80 tt for Carlisle...

Actually perhaps I should reword that as Pascal's 79-80 tt for Carlisle is great and will keep you on your toes - and you can go wrong if you lose concentration - but that's all the more enjoyable right? Sorting out the cock-ups you create yourself or that just me :)
My New Street summer 1990 TT currently being tested is about as challenging or possibly more so than the 79-80 Carlisle TT. It needs 3 of us in multiplayer mode to test it. Playing it on your own is more challenging than Carlisle due to the small area you cover, but exetremly intensive especially throughout the night with all the mail, parcels & postal shunts & during the day engines changes make it difficult too as well as run rounds etc. With over 1260 trains now in the TTyou wouldn't be waiting long for something to happen. Personally I've decline to play thiss TT on my own, the signalling around New Street too complex for me. Although some of the testing team have played all the way through it on their own & on a laptop which is more challenging!

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