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SimSig Edinburgh
Duty Areas
Duty 1
Duty 2
Duty 3
Duty 4
Duty 6

SimSig Edinburgh

Duty Areas

The simulation area is divided into 6 Duty areas, and also includes the adjacent, but separate Millerhill area.

Duty 1

Berwick-on-Tweed to Monktonhall Jn

Description of Area

A long stretch of double track that requires careful attention to Regulation . There is the single line branch to North Berwick, and several sidings and accesses together with several goods passing loops.

Features

  • Bi-Direction lines between Grantshouse and Innerwick;
  • Access siding to Oxwellmains Cement, Dunbar Rail Terminal, Blindwells and Cockenzie Power Stations;
  • Several GFs for other (mostly Engineers) sidings;
  • TC over-ride buttons for Permissive working at Dunbar and Grantshouse.

Duty 2

Monktonhall Jn to Edinburgh Waverley (East)

Description of Area

Covers the Eastern approach to Edinburgh and suburbs, the eastern end of Edinburgh Waverley Station and a short branch to Newcraighall. Also Craigentinny Carriage Sidings, and single track goods lines to Leith Docks and Powderhall.

Features

  • Craigentinny CS, with slots required to send to lines 3 & 4 (Lines 1&2 Arr/Dep, 3&4 dep hence slot for arr), and an eastern exit towards Newcraighall Jns;
  • Permissive working permitted for all platforms at Waverley Station.

Hints and Tips

  • Use white shunt ahead button for reversals at signals 813 & 815;
  • The points for MR1&2 and PC1&2 have to be manually swung to the required position before setting the outward route;
  • TRTS only on numbered platforms, excluding MR1/2 & PC1/2.

Duty 3

Edinburgh Waverley (West) to Haymarket

Description of Area

Features

  • The electrified lines are colored red on this picture. An electric train sent onto another track will call in saying his route is wrong.
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Hints and Tips

  • Care needed with trains into Haymarket P3 from E&G and Midcalder lines;
  • Use white shunt ahead button for reversals at signal 482/484/486/488 & 844 (Mound Tunnel); also at 846/848;
  • TRTS only on numbered platforms, excluding MR1/2 & PC1/2.

Duty 4

Midcalder Line, and Shotts Line

Description of Area

Covers Suburban, Craiglockhart, Midcalder and Shotts lines;

Features

Hints and Tips

  • Care needed with freight trains interspersed with passenger trains over long section.
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    Duty 5

    Fife Line (South)

Description of Area

Includes "The Bridge", arguably the most famous in the World.

Features

  • Bi-Direction signalling over the Forth Bridge. Speed restrictions are 50mph, 20mph freight and 'wrong-line' working;
  • Only 1 freight permitted at a time on the bridge;

Hints and Tips

  • Courtesy calls required to Longannet PS / Alloa line (

    details )

  • The passing loops at Dalmeny are relatively short, and can't accommodate most freight trains.

Duty 6

Fife Line (North)

Description of Area

Features

Hints and Tips

  • Remember that courtesy calls are needed to Thornhill Yard prior to a trains entry;
  • Working of trains at Townhill Loops - to enable the efficient working of trains in the Townhill area please be aware of the following to get the best results.
    When a train is booked to have light engine movements in this area to enable a change of direction the user should allow the train to be worked into the correct siding at the correct time, be aware that early running trains may block required paths, wait for the light engine to uncouple and near its departure time to begin run-round. When ARS sets route and lowers crossing, signal EO717 station starter Dunfermline Queen Margaret should be held at danger until the light engine is back into the goods loop or on the Up Line, it is also worth noting that to enable the shunt to be carried out as quick as possible the level crossing could be taken out of AUTO once the 'clear' button has been pressed, allow the light engine to pass BACK over the level crossing then re-instate auto working, then release EO717 to normal working, this practice allows quick and efficient use of train movements in this area. The light engine will require a manual route onto the wagons to allow the coupling up to begin. When the run-round has been completed it is important to be aware of the departure time as ARS

    will not set the route from the goods loops to the main.

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