Routes Featuring the Class 86
West Coast Main Line (WCML)
The Class 86 was built at the end of the steam era to operate on the then newly-electrified West Coast Main Line, and formed part of the effort replace steam locomotives by 1968.
Throughout the 1970’s the Class 86 was used on express passenger services as well as freight but with the demand for electric locomotives increasing, by the 1980’s the need for a standard fleet saw all the Class 86’s fitted with improved suspension giving them greater operational flexibility.
In the late 1980’s to early 1990’s the majority of Class 86/4’s were dedicated to freight activity and the majority of Class 86’s are now owned by Freightliner.
The following Scenarios are Packaged with the WCML-N Expansion that includes a Class 86 Engine.
Drive the Class 86 passenger train assembled in the 'Polmadie Hop' scenario from Glasgow Central down to Carstairs, stopping at Motherwell
Drive a Class 86 on a semi-fast service to Glasgow Central from Carlisle. The train needs splitting at Carstairs, where the rear four coaches are bound for Edinburgh. Your stops are time tabled.
The Argyle Line
The multiple units usually running on the Argyle line have been suspended this weekend for maintenance so Class 86 hauled stock is being used instead. Try and maintain the usual timetable as you stop at the suburban stations on the line until Rutherglen.
Stand Alone Class 86 Pack Add-on
6 West Coast Main Line scenarios including 3 Career System scenarios. Players must already have the West Coast Main Line Expansion Pack (available separately) in order to play the scenarios in this pack.
The Class 86 is a powerful locomotive from the early days of electric main line traction in Britain. Originally known as AL6 (the 6th design of AC locomotives) under the earlier BR classification, the Class 86 was built to operate on the then newly-electrified West Coast Main Line, and formed part of the effort replace steam locomotives by 1968.
Throughout the 1970s the Class 86 was used on express passenger services as well as freight but with the demand for electric locomotives increasing, by the 1980’s the need for a standard fleet saw all the Class 86’s fitted with improved suspension giving them greater operational flexibility.
In the late 1980s to early 1990s the majority of Class 86/4s were dedicated to freight activity and the majority of Class 86s are now owned by Freightliner.
Class 86 locomotive in Freightliner Green livery
Class 86 locomotive in Freightliner Powerhaul livery
Class 86 locomotive in Rail Express Systems livery
Class 86 locomotive in RailFreight Grey livery - 6 different sectors
Class 86 locomotive in BR Blue livery
British Rail Mk2 First Corridor, Second Open and Brake Second Open coaches
FSA container bogie wagons
The following Scenarios are Packaged with the Class 86 Pack DLC
Free Roam: Powerhaul
Start Location Traction Depot
Free Roam: Northbounder
Start Location: Carlisle Kingmoor Yard
Free Roam: Borderline
Start Location: Mossend yard
You are driving a section of The Clansman service from London Euston to Inverness. Starting at Carlisle you must stop at Motherwell before continuing north.
Duration: 80 minutes
Start Location: Carlisle Station
Locomotive: British Rail Blue Class 86
To the Loop
Take the driving seat for a London-bound Freightliner train. Get to the Abington loop on time so an express passenger service can pass on the main line.
Duration: 35 minutes
Start Location: Mossend Yard
Locomotive: Freightliner Class 86
A Chill Wind
Starting at Kingmoor Yard after heavy snowfall you are braving the elements and driving an important freight service up to Lockerbie.
Duration: 40 minutes
Start Location: Kingmoor Yard
Locomotive: Railfreight Class 86