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Liverpool to Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Central - BR Blue Period
   
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Liverpool to Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Central - BR Blue Period

Description
This Route is a much revised version of the original DTG Liverpool to Manchester Route which has been regressed back to the BR Blue days, specifically early 1980's.

Much has been changed but in summary -



Edge Hill area re-landscaped and remodelled to add the sheds area, stabling sidings, circular line re-instated.
Liverpool South Parkway returned to it's 80's guise as Allerton.

Halewood, Humprey Park and Birchwood stations removed - all other stations remodelled to reflect how they looked, or how I think they looked ( where no photos available ) in the early 1980's.

Warrington Goods Yard re-instated.

Carrington Power Station re-instated.

Pomona Docks re-instated.

Manchestrer Metro lines removed and are re-modelled with Cornbrook Junction re-instated and disused trackbed to Manchester Central reinstated in full. Manchester Central remodelled to 1980's derelict condition.

All station signs changed to 1980's BR ( see patch details below ).

Very many modern buildings, lights etc. along the whole of the route either removed or replaced with older style, have tried to reflect the 1980's general appearance on approaches to Warrington and Manchester.


Please note - this is not, and can't be, a photo-realistic representation but is designed to have a 1980's "feel". Some structures, such as Manchester United Football Ground and Deansgate Stations were created in such a way on the original route that they cannot be altered so remain in their modern state. On the circular line, as you climb the ramp out of Edge Hill, you will see a small metal fence across the line....this is permanently joined to the scenery on the original route, where it comes to a dead end, so unfortunately cannot be removed....you should be able to drive through it without incident.


IMPORTANT - Once you have subscribed and installed this Route you will need to install an Asset Pack which will provide the Station Signs, re-modelled Manchester Central Canopy and Route Markers - these have to be installed separately as the Steam Workshop does not recognise them when publishing - available for free download here -

http://www.wotawallysbits.co.uk/l-m-workshop


PLEASE READ THE READ-ME for instructions on how to install, don't worry, it is simple.

Non-Workshop compatible scenarios are available here -

http://www.wotawallysbits.co.uk/l-m-workshop

I would like to give huge thanks to brysonman who completed the track re-modelling for me. Thanks also to wotawally for hosting the additional assets and scenario.

Once I, hopefully, receive the required 30 Likes ( thumbs up ) I will be able to finalise the route and then I, and hopefully others, can publish scenarios for the route here on the Workshop - in the meantime please feel free to point out any glaring errors or omissions and I will correct them if possible before finalising.


Andy

Update 06/06/2016 - Updated version of this route published here -

http://www.wotawallysbits.co.uk/liv-man-br-blue-route

This contains additional brand new track and scenery between Edge Hill and Manchester Victoria across Chat Moss. This was originally planned for Workshop publication but unfortunately there have been too many issues in getting it published even though only Workshop compatible assets were used.
39 Comments
El_Muna Jul 16, 2022 @ 9:56am 
Include quick drive ai ?
Warwick Rail Aug 19, 2021 @ 10:55am 
Here is a list of workshop scenarios for the route.

Golden Goldsmith Studios. Sep 26, 2016 @ 10:51pm 
Good stuff!
Martin Freeman  [author] Jun 6, 2016 @ 7:53am 
Update 06/06/2016 - Updated version of this route published here -

http://www.wotawallysbits.co.uk/liv-man-br-blue-route

This contains additional brand new track and scenery between Edge Hill and Manchester Victoria across Chat Moss. This was originally planned for Workshop publication but unfortunately there have been too many issues in getting it published even though only Workshop compatible assets were used.

Andy
western52 Feb 8, 2016 @ 10:55pm 
Absolutely brilliant route. Great detail throughout and plenty of other traction to see. Well done i can fully appreciate all the work you have put in. Thanks for sharing such a fantastic development.
PNB Dec 28, 2015 @ 2:41pm 
No probs. I'll contact you on your website. Not too sure how much help I'll be!
Martin Freeman  [author] Dec 28, 2015 @ 2:16pm 
Hi 737Jockey - thanks for the info. regarding the signs.......glad you liked the route. Have I understood correctly that you used to work on the Lime Street to Victoria route? If so, was that in the 80's? I'm asking as we are currently working on adding in Edge Hill to Manchester Victoria, quite challenging to figure out what scenery to include in some areas due to lack of period photos......you may be able to provide us with some useful information :-)

Andy
PNB Dec 28, 2015 @ 3:06am 
Hi Andy. Super route rejig.Well done mate. Remember travelling on the DMU's from Picc to Lime Street on a rail rover in the 70's. When I joined the railway we rarely worked over it as Newton Heath/Man Vic men, mainly ECS coaching stock from Lime Street to Longsight, and one oddity was the empty bullion train to Longsight. One minor point - I couldn't get the station signs and Central roof to install until I extracted the ap files with 7-zip in the Assers folder. Worked OK then. Cheers.
Martin Freeman  [author] Nov 6, 2015 @ 8:31am 
Hi Scouser88 - you need to unzip the contents first.......you can either create a folder to unzip to ( to unzip you just grab the Assets Folder in the downloaded zip file and drag it to your new folder, if you prefer you could just drag it to your Desktop where it will unzip - then copy/paste your unzipped assets folder ( from where you created it ) into the Assets Folder in your Railworks Folder ( either by dragging the entire unzipped folder and releasing it while hovering over the Railworks Assets Folder or by opening your unzipped Assets folder and copy/pasting the 3 folder 1 by 1...for the keithmross and RSC folders you will get a warning message asking if you want to overwrite existing files.....for both click "yes". The 3rd file is called LM_reskins.bat, once pasted into the Railworks Assets Folder double-click on it to run the batch file, then you are done. It may seem tricky but take your time. and follow step by step. and you will be fine.

Andy
Scouser888 Nov 5, 2015 @ 6:04pm 
To Red_Guard. I am not computer literate. The Read me first instructions say to drop the keithmross folder into my railworks folder, but which one, I seem to have lots? Can you help in any way?