Newcastle to York - Modern includes a completely reworked track layout, overhead power masts and cables, revised speed limits, updated signalling, and the appropriate modernisation of the scenery along the entire route.
Each of the stations have remodelled track layouts to incorporate up to date platform allocations, and are brought to life with the inclusion of station furniture and general clutter such as wheelie bins and luggage trolleys, bringing an immersive atmosphere to the route both from the drivers eye view and from the line side
Eaglescliffe Diversions - Part 1
It’s summer 2009 and due to weekend engineering works at Darlington, ECML traffic is to be diverted between Northallerton and Ferryhill via Eaglescliffe & Stockton. You are required to take charge of 1S13 London Kings Cross to Aberdeen service starting at York at 13:06 and taking the service through to Newcastle with only Durham as an interim stop. In Part 1 of this scenario you will travel from York to the Yarm line north-east of Northallerton before following the instructions to load up Part 2.
Eaglescliffe Diversions - Part 2
Continuing on from Part 1, you are required to proceed north and stop at Durham before heading onwards to Newcastle where you will hand over to another driver for the next part of the service.
Great North Run
You must take an additional service for the Great North Run from Newcastle to York utilising a National Express HST.
Driving a slightly late-running Transpennine Express service from Northallerton to York.
With the inaugural run of the Tornado only a week away, a steam special has been organised from Darlington North Road to York utilising a Black 5 locomotive.
West Country Mail
Drive RES 47726 from Low Fell to York with a Plymouth-bound mail train. It is Spring 1997 and evidence of privatisation can be seen with the GNER livery already applied to many of their HSTs. Virgin, however, have been much slower on the uptake with Intercity Swallow still dominating.
Tow two Class 47s with 55022 from Newcastle to the Wensleydale railway at Northallerton for their annual diesel gala.
Cross Country HST Comeback
It's 2009, and who would have thought that HSTs would return to Cross Country after being ousted by the Voyager units in 2003? You are in control of a newly refurbished set where you will run from Newcastle to York.
Stock Featured in the Newcastle York Modern Expansion
HST: Great North Eastern Railway GNER (blue with red stripe)
HST: National Express East Coast NXEC (blue with white stripe - transitional livery)
HST: National Express East Coast NXEC (grey/white - current livery)
HST: Cross Country (silver/pink/brown mauve - current livery)
Rail Express Systems RES 47 and Mk1 coaches (faded/weathered)