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|15/10/2009 WTT (Midnight and 0445 Start included)||5.0||16/04/2021|
Additional user-written timetables are available to download here .
Leeds Northwest is one of the York IECC suite of simulations and covers from Armley Jn through to Skipton (and on towards Hellifield) including the Ilkley and Bradford Forster Square branches. The whole area is fitted with Automatic Route Setting , allowing it to be controlled by one signaller, as per the real panel.
No delays or equipment failures.
Some minor delays, and a small chance of equipment failures.
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.
ARS enabled: Selected by default- untick to disable ARS.
|Normal||Level crossings are simulated in the usual way|
|No penalty||You will still need to raise and lower level crossings, however you won't be penalised if the barriers are left down for an excessive amount of time.|
|No Crossings||Crossings are completely disabled|
|Crossley secured||Crossley Evans siding is secured on simulation start-up|
|Crossley Free||The points are not remaindered at the start of the simulation, it is down to the user to do so, failure to do so will incur a penalty.|
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.
Standard 25kV overhead electrification is provided between Armley Jn and Skipton, including the branches to Ilkley and Bradford Forster Square. The lines to Hellifield beyond Skiption Station North Jn are not electrified, and the Rylstone branch is also not electrified.
Skipton Carriage Sidings are electrified; all other sidings are not electrified.
Permissive working is authorised in all platforms at Bradford Forster Square, Iilkley and Skipton.
A train from Bradford Forster Square formed of Mark IV stock cannot be fully platformed in platform 3 unless the route is set from 3966 to 3934 signal. These trains are indicated using the platform code 3X.
Crossley Evans MUST be advised of the approach of a train bound for the siding and it MUST NOT be allowed to pass Kirkstall Loops until acceptance has been agreed.
5123 points in the sidings must be placed and maintained in the Normal position with reminders applied except when a train requires to enter or leave the siding. Failure to do so will incur a penalty.
Trains from London King's Cross will normally terminate in platform 2 at Skipton, in order to accommodate all the passenger carrying vehicles in the platform signal 4031 signal MUST NOT be cleared until the route has been set from 4033 signal (Platform 2) to the Up Shipley Main Limit of Shunt (4555). This will allow the train to draw past 4033 signal and stop in the correct place. These trains are indicated using the platform code 2X.
In exceptional circumstances it may be necessary to terminate these trains in platform 4 at Skipton. Again 4031 signal MUST NOT be cleared until a route is set from 4037 signal.
Broughton Road Carriage Sidings consists of 4 sidings (1, 2A, 2B, and 3), however, the signaller only sees three on the panel (1,2, and 3). Siding 2 is split into two by hand points operated by the shunter, however, for the benefit of the sim the hand points are operated by a signaller using the button next to the sidings. The train will stop at the stop board at the sidings end of No.2 siding and the driver will ring in before heading into siding 2A or 2B.
Sidings 1 and 3 are split into two sections with stop boards half way along. Trains going into the sidings will stop at the stop board before proceeding, whilst trains coming out from the far end of the siding will stop and ask permission before continuing up to the shunt signal.
Some signals are plated on the ground as auto signals, however, on the workstation they are controlled signals that are left in auto.
The branch line from Skipton to Rylstone is One Train Working , as a result once a train goes onto the branch towards Rylstone, nothing else can enter the branch until that train has come back.
|Cemetry UWC||TEL||Shipley & Skipton||K|
|Cononley||CCTV||Shipley & Skipton||-|
|Eastburn UWC||TEL||Shipley & Skipton||I|
|Gotts UWC||TEL||Shipley & Skipton||L|
|Kildwick||CCTV||Shipley & Skipton||-|
|Marshalls UWC||TEL||Skipton & Hellifield||C|
|Niphany UWC||TEL||Skipton & Hellifield||B|
|Petty's No.1||TEL||Shipley & Skipton||D|
|Raws UWC||TEL||Shipley & Skipton||H|
|Shady Lane||TEL||Shipley & Skipton||E|
|Sun Lane UWC||TEL||Ilkley Branch||N|
|Thompson's UWC||TEL||Shipley & Skipton||J|
|Unnamed UWC||TEL||Skipton & Hellifield||A|
|Whitehouse UWC||TEL||Shipley & Skipton||M|
Multiplay clients can join the simulation, however there is only one workstation.
The simulation chains at the following locations:
|Leeds East/West||Armley Jn|
Simulation by: Noel Young ('Noisynoel')
15/10/2009 WTT by: Paul Biddle ('Officer Dibble')
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.
*Fringe box, signals not controlled in this simulation
Non-prefixed signals are controlled by York IECC, and plated 'L' on the ground.
|Bradford Forster Sq||1||273|
|Steeton & Silsden||Up||102|
Line speeds across the area are as follows:
|80||Armley Jn & Country side of Kirkstall Loops|
|90||Country side of Kirkstall Loops & Thackerley Tunnel|
|75||Thackerley Tunnel & London side of Dockfield Jn|
|65||London side of Dockfield Jn & Shipley|
|65||Shipley & Saltaire|
|90||saltaire & Bingley|
|80 to 90 to 85||Bingley & Keighley|
|60 to 90 to 60||Keighley to Skipton|
|60||Skipton - Hellifield|
|60||Hellifield - Skipton|
|60 to 90 to 60||Skipton & Keighley|
|85 to 90 to 80||Keighley & Bingley|
|90||Bingley & Saltaire|
|65||Saltaire & Shipley|
|65||Shipley & Thackerley Tunnel|
|75||Through Thackerley Tunnel|
|90||Thackerley Tunnel & London side of Apperley Jn|
|80||London side of Apperley Jn & Armley Jn|
|55||Ilkley & London side of Ben Rhydding|
|60||London side of ben Rhydding & London Side of Guiseley|
|50||London side of Guiseley & Esholt Jn|
|75||Esholt Jn & Apperley Jn|
|75||Apperley Jn & Esholt Jn|
|50||Esholt Jn & Guisley|
|60||Guisley & Menston|
|70||Benston & Ben Rhydding|
|50||ben Rhydding & Ilkley|
|60||Esholt Jn & Baildon|
|50||Baildon & Dockfield Jn|
|50||Dockfield Jn & Baildon Tunnel|
|60||Baildon Tunnel & Esholt Jn|
|25||Up & Down Kirkstall Loops|
|50||Up & Down Forster Square|
The Up & Down Shipley Main has no significant gradients whilst the Forster Square Branch is a 1 in 166 climb from Shipley through to its terminus at Forster Square. The Baildon single line rises from Dockfield Junction through to Esholt Junction with the biggest and longest climb being 1 in 102 either side of the tunnel. The Ilkley Branch is quite step and a contrast to the main line as it climbs all the way from Apperley Jn at around 1 in 60 until just after Guiseley where it starts dropping again but less steeply.
These notes apply to those writing timetables for the simulation. They may be of interest but are not required if you are simply running the simulation.
Trains must be timed at the following locations:
Trains to Rylstone MUST have a next working (or be timetabled back out) as the location is contained within the sim
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.
|Splash01||A Northern class 333 stands in platform 2 at Skipton|
|Splash02||Signals 4036 and 4038 at the south end of Skipton platforms 3 & 4|
|Splash03||Signals 4032 and 4034 at the south end of Skipton platforms 1 & 2|
|Splash04||Signal 4033 at the north end of Skipton platform 1|
|Splash05||The north end of Skipton station, looking towards the carriage sidings.|
|Splash07||Shipley platforms 1 and 2, looking towards Shipley East Junction. A 333 is departing with a service to Leeds.|
|Splash08||Shipley station buildings, which sit at the centre of the triangle. Platform 3 is in the background.|
|Splash09||Signal 3965, at the south end of Shipley platform 5.|
|Splash10||A class 333 stands in Shipley platform 5, working a Skipton service.|
|Splash11||A class 333 approaches Shipley from Bradford.|
|Splash12||A sign marking the stopping point for loco-hauled services at Skipton.|
|Splash13||Signal 4035 at the north end of Skipton P3.|
|Splash14||A close-up view of Signal 4033 at the north end of Skipton platform 1|
|Splash15||Broughton Road CS at Skipton, with the main lines on the left.|
Last edited by Steamer on 27/11/2021 at 22:16