What is updated in the latest update since the last (December 2016) update?
Improvements with the April 2017 update include ....
Complete redesign of Scunthorpe, to reflect it in the 1950s/60s.
Marshalling Yard at Scunthorpe.
Marshalling Yard in the steelworks.
Big improvement to the Gunness (Scunthorpe) viaduct, and to Keadby Bridge across the Trent.
Keadby Power Station and its lines.
Wharfs, fed by rail lines along the Trent.
The Bridges and viaducts on the Isle of Axholme Light Railway crossing the Scunthorpe main line.
The triangle off the southern end of the NLLR did not exist at the same time as the NLLR railway station, but I’ve used a bit of artistic license to include both.
Naming of Stations: “Scunthorpe” refers to the NLLR station. Scunthorpe & Frodingham refers to the station on the main line.
Note: The golf course visible from the viaduct is where Tony Jacklin was practising at the time set for this route! The Old Showground, home of Scunthorpe United is included as a distant object. It was home to a young Graham Taylor, and to Ian Botham and Kevin Keegan.
New! Timetables from 1963-4 and 1956-7
The site now includes timetables from 1963-4 that cover trains on the routes. So, if you like making your own scenarios for the end of the steam period/start of the diesel period, you can use the timetables in use at the time. All the routes are included that were in operation at that time and are listed under their table number in the index shown on the left-hand navigation bar of this site....
45 Boston, Firsby, Willoughby, Alford, Louth, Grimsby, Cleethorpes
47 Firsby to Skegness
48 Willoughby to Mablethorpe
49 Firsby, Coningsby, Woodhall Junction, Bardney
53 Market Rasen, Barnetby, Grimsby, Cleethorpes
58 New Holland, Grimsby, Cleethorpes
59 New Holland to Barton-on-Humber
60 New Holland to Immingham
63 Gainsborough, Barnetby, Grimsby, Cleethorpes
64 Scunthorpe, Barnetby, Grimsby, Cleethorpes
Please note that there are no timetables for the following lines as they had closed to passengers by 1963:
Winteringham to Barton (Never opened)
Scunthorpe to Whitton (Closed to passengers 1925)
Firsby to Spilsby (Closed to passengers 1939)
Louth to Bardney (Closed to passengers 1951)
Woodhall Junction to Horncastle (Closed to passengers 1954)
Louth to Mablethorpe (Closed to passengers 1960)
Lincoln to Boston via Woodhall Junction (Closed to passengers 1963)
Please be aware of this if you have made your own scenarios ....
Current scenarios using Scunthorpe will not work when the new update arrives. I shall update all the scenarios that come with the route with the update, but if you make your own, then before uploading the route, move every train a mile to the east of Frodingham Station before uploading the route, and then re-establish their starting points after the update.
Similarly, Barnetby sidings (both sides of the main tracks) have been altered slightly. If you start trains from those, then move to the main lines. If they are AI trains or just stored wagons for effect, then they should be easy to “jump” into place.
The next update will be of the New Line (Coningsby Junction to Bellwater Junction) so that trains from Lincoln will be able to traverse it for the seaside, which was an important factor in seaside specials.
Retford to be included in next update (so that Cleethorpes - Grimsby - Barnetby - Gainsborough trains can start or terminate by the ECML)
I’ll give a time estimate for that update when I have worked out roughly how long it will take.