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Old 31-12-2017, 04:46 PM   #41
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The Steyning line has been turned into a trail which has protected the route. The following YouTube video is an extract from a commercial offering


https://youtu.be/2-zZcRwjEOs


The Steyning line features in MSTS, if you still have that.

http://members.uktrainsim.com/fileli...m_fileid=14150
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Old 01-01-2018, 03:07 AM   #42
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It does not make much of a difference the propulsion method used as both electrification or internal combustion are not that great a difference in timing
The problem with the GWR electrification being restricted is that the class 800s have had to be reconfigured as bi-modes, meaning that when they are under the wires they are lumping around diesel engines, gear and tanks making them slower and less efficient than they would otherwise be.

Faster accelerating trains supposedly increase the capacity of the line which was the intention rather than shaving a few minutes off the end to end time. Once both types are in service alongside each other we will see just how much the difference actually is.
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