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Leeds Ardsley
Official Files
Introduction
Start-Up Options
Scenarios
Other Options
Operating Notes
ARS
Electrification
Wakefield Westgate
Wakefield Westgate - Wakefield Kirkgate
Multiplayer & Chaining
Hot Keys
Acknowledgments
Reference Section
Signal Number Plan
Signal Box Prefix Codes
Platform & Loop Lengths
Line Speeds
Gradients
Timetabling Details
Splash Screens
Version History

Leeds Ardsley

Official Files

Title Version Released
Simulation (Payware) 1.12 16/04/2021
15/10/2009 WTT (Midnight and 0445 Start included) 5.0 16/04/2021

Additional user-written timetables are available to download here .

Introduction

Leeds Ardsley is one of the York IECC suite of simulations and covers the electrified mainline from Holbeck Junction to Adwick Junction via Wakefield Westgate as well as the non-electrified Pontefract line from Swinton to Ferrybridge via Moorthorpe. As a result there is a good mixture of freight and passenger services through the area. The whole simulation is fitted with ARS as per the real workstation, so is operable by a single person, but owing to the terminating services at Wakefield Westgate, and numerous junctions, a close eye needs to be kept on what the ARS is doing.

Start-Up Options

Scenarios

Beginner

No delays or equipment failures.

Average Day

Some minor delays, and a small chance of equipment failures.

Leaf fall

It's autumn, and poor railhead conditions mean that trains are accelerating slower and braking earlier, causing numerous delays. There's also a higher chance of equipment failures.

Other Options

ARS enabled: Selected by default- untick to disable ARS.

Operating Notes

ARS

As per the real IECC, full ARS is provided. While ARS can run most of the simulation without intervention, you will need to set manual routes into sidings, and may have to step in if trains are delayed.

Electrification

The route from Adwick Jn to Holbeck Jn is electrified with standard 25kV OHLE throughout, including Hemsworth loops. Wrenthorpe Reception and the Prison Siding are also electrified. All other lines and sidings are non-electrified.

Wakefield Westgate

Both platforms are Permissive .

Wakefield Westgate - Wakefield Kirkgate

Trains from Wakefield Kirkgate towards Wakefield Westgate require a slot to be given by setting 247 signal, this will allow the Kirkgate signaller to get a proceed aspect on his platform starters.

Multiplayer & Chaining

The simulation is ideal for a single player, with or without the assistance of ARS.

The simulation chains at the following locations:

Simulation Location
Leeds East/West Holbeck Jn
West Yorkshire Crofton West Jn
West Yorkshire Ferrybridge North Jn
West Yorkshire Wakefield Kirkgate

Provision exists for the simulation to chain at other fringes, should the corresponding simulation be developed in the future.

Hot Keys

In addition to the standard shortcut keys , the following are available:

Key Panel Area
1 Moorthorpe/South Kirby Jn
2 Hare Park Jn/Wakefield Westgate south end
3 Wakefield Westgate north end

Acknowledgments

Simulation by: Noel Young ('Noisynoel')

15/10/2009 WTT by: Paul Biddle ('Officer Dibble')

Reference Section

Signal Number Plan

Leeds Ardsley Signal Number Plan

This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer you can get a free download of the latest version from the Adobe website . Use the built-in Find function (Ctrl+F) to locate signal numbers.

Signal Box Prefix Codes

Code Box
DS Doncaster (Skellow Interlocking)*
FE Ferrybridge*
K Wakefield Kirkgate*
S Sheffield*
WK Wakefield Kirkgate (Former Oakenshaw PSB signals)*

*Fringe box, signals not controlled in this simulation.

Non-prefixed signals are controlled by York IECC (plated L on the ground).

Platform & Loop Lengths

Platform Lengths

Location Platform Length (m)
Bolton-upon-Dearne Up 96
::: Down 96
Fitzwilliam Up 93
::: Down 93
Goldthorpe Up 92
::: Down 92
Moorthorpe Up 109
::: Down 121
Outwood Up 93
::: Down 93
Sandal & Agbrigg Up 93
::: Down 93
South Elmsall Up 91
::: Down 91
Thurnscoe Up 92
::: Down 92
Wakefield Westgate Up 254
::: Down 253

Loop Lengths

Location Loop Name Length (m)
Hemsworth DPL 845
::: UPL 615
Moorthorpe DML 443
::: UML 393

Line Speeds

Line speeds across the area are as follows:

Up Pontefract

Freight Speed Pass Speed Between
60 75 Ferrybridge to Moorthorpe Jn
60 60 Moorthorpe Jn to Thurnscoe
60 100 Thiurnscoe to Swinton
15 15 Up Moorthorpe Loop

Down Pontefract

Freight Speed Pass Speed Between
60 100 Moorthorpe Jn to Thurnscoe
60 60 Thurnscoe to Moorthorpe Jn
60 75 Moorthorpe Jn to Ferrybridge
15 15 Down Moorthorpe Loop
50 50 Moorthorpe Jn to South Kirkby Jn

Up Doncaster

Freight Speed Pass Speed Between
75 75 Copley Hill to Outwood
85 85 Outwood to Wrenthorpe
75 75 Wrenthorpe to Wakefield Westgate
45 45 Wakefield Westgate Up Platform
15 15 Wakefield Westgate to Wakefield Westgate South Jn
50 to 90 50 to 90 Wakefield Westgate South Jn to Sandal & Agbrigg
100 100 Sandal & Agrbigg to Adwick Jn
50 50 South Kirkby Jn to Moorthorpe
25 25 Hemsworth Up Loop
15 15 Wakefield Westgate Curve

Down Doncaster

Freight Speed Pass Speed Between
100 100 Adwick Jn to Sandal & Agbrigg
90 to 50 to 35 90 to 50 to 35 Sandal & Agbrigg to Wakefield Westgate
20 20 Hare Park Jn to Crofton West Jn
75 75 Wakefield Westgate to Wrenthorpe
25 25 Wakefield Wesgate Down platform
85 85 Wrenthorpe to Outwood
75 75 Outwood to Copley Hill Jn

Gradients

The Pontefract lines from Ferrybridge enter the simulation at a 1 in 150 gradient which peaks shortly after entering, from there the line drops down into the valley at Moorthorpe at a 1 in 150 downward slope, reaching the bottom just past Moorthorpe Loop after which it is a gentle climb at no more than 1 in 128 to Thurnscoe and then another drop down a 1 in 130 to the otherside of Bolton-upon-Dearne.

The Doncaster lines enter from the Leeds direction on a desent of no more than 1 in 94 until reaching the valley floor just before Sandal and Agbrigg after which a gentle climb starts at 1 in 150 to Fitzwilliam after which the line continues gently undulating. The most significant gradient is the climb from Kirkgate to Westgate.

Timetabling Details

The sim has been designed to allow all feasible shunt movements with most shunt movements being shown in the timetable as the location followed by the signal number.

Splash Screens

All splash screens are copyright of either Noel Young or Paul Biddle.

Splash01 L240 signal, at the south end of Wakefield Westgate platform 1
Splash02 L235 and L237 signals, at the north end of Wakefield Westgate.
Splash03 L244 signal, at the south end of Wakefield Westgate platform 2
Splash04 L239, L235 and L237 signals, at the north end of Wakefield Westgate.
Splash05 L239, at the north end of Wakefield Westgate.
Splash06 A Northern Rail Class 142 pacer, most likely working a service from the Wakefield Kirkgate direction, stands in Westgate platform 2.
Splash07 L235, with the subsidiary aspect cleared for Wrenthorpe
Splash08 Shunt signals L236 and L238
Splash09 A Cross Country Voyager arrives at Platform 2 at Westgate. In the default timetable, these trains are used on South West- North East cross-country services
Splash10 A Northern Rail Class 150 arrives at Westgate Platform 1, most likely working a service towards Kirkgate
Splash11 The south end of Westgate station, looking towards South Junction

Version History

Version History


Last edited by GeoffM on 16/04/2021 at 20:52