Routes Featuring the Class 57 Diesel ;
Newcastle to York
Oxford to Paddington
The British Rail Class 57 diesel locomotives were introduced by Brush Traction between 1997 and 2004. They are rebuilds, with reconditioned engines of former Class 47 locomotives originally
introduced in 1964-5.
The Class 57 is a re-engineered locomotive, fitted with a refurbished EMD 645 E3 engine, and a reconditioned Class 56 alternator.
There are 3 sub-class variations; Class 57/0, Class 57/3 and the Class 57/6.The Class 57/0 has been designed especially for freight operations although it has appeared on a few passenger operations with another class of train that can provide 'Electric Train Heat' or 'ETS'
Advenza - FGW Mk3 Refurb to Derby
Today you are taking a rake of Mk3's to Derby Works for their refurbishment. You have been allocated a slot in between two stopper services to Paddington [PAD] but you will be diverted off to Willesden Junction at Acton Mainline [AML].
Advenza - FGW Mk3 Refurb Return
You are heading back from Derby Works with a newly painted rake of FGW Mk3 coaches. You have been waiting at Southall West sidings for the past hour or so waiting for the morning rush hour to die down.
DRS - Intermodal Part 1
Today you are in charge of DRS locomotives Class 57009 + 57012. You are taking over from another driver who has driven up from York [YRK]. You will now drive up to Tyne Yard to pick up your intermodal.
DRS - Intermodal Part 2
The Shunter has coupled up your locomotives to your intermodal set. You are now ready to take your train down to York [YRK]. Be sure to make use of your train length button!
Freightliner - An early start
Freightliner have hired out 57006 for a hopper move. It's early morning and there is no traffic except the other freight train doing their duties. Easy/50mins.
Freightliner - Night winter freight
Tonight you are in charge of 6V33. Class 57004 has been hired to Heavy Haul due to an unavailable Class 66 locomotive. Heading to Didcot power station to empty your last 12 HFAs you will then make your way down to Ealing [EAL] where you will then stable the train.
Freightliner - Wentlooge Intermodal
Earlier this morning you joined 4V26 at Willesden Depot [WIJ] on its way to Swindon [SWI] with an intermodal train. Before the driver change over, it was reported that Class 57008 was experiencing power issues. Instead of
losing the slot in the timetable, Class 57001 was coupled to the front to haul the set just incase 008 failed. You will drive as far as Reading [RDG] where there will be a driver swap.
Advenza - Scrap Metals (Career Mode)
You are driving a Class 57 from Stockton on Tees to Cardiff where your cargo of scrap metal is to be processed. Drive the section to York on a wet evening with a heavy load.
You have all the locos at hand. Check them out in this free roam.