This guide has been designed to help players get the most out of the East Coast Main Line: Peterborough - Doncaster Route Add-On. Below you will find information about the content available for this route, including links to community videos. Each of our video links demonstrate what a successful run may look like and can be used to help players having difficulty with a particular scenario.


  • Class 801 LNER
  • Class 66 EWS


Rail Journeys

"The Quick and the Shed" Chapters:

  • Driving A-train
  • High Speed Hybrid
  • Azuming Around
  • Don't Have a Cow
  • The Heat is On
  • Left for Shed
  • Day of the Shed
  • In the Shed of Night



  • PBD: Azuma Meeting (Complete Azuma Class 801/2 Training Module)
  • PBD: Matching the Mallard (Reach 126mph in the Azuma)
  • PBD: Half Way (Drive Azuma Class 801/2 for 400.5 miles)

Route Map

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the start-up procedure for Class 801?

  1. Set the Master Key to On.
  2. Set the Reverser to Forward.
  3. Apply power using the Power Handle.

How do I recover from an emergency brake application in the Class 801?

  1. Come to a complete stop,
  2. Reset the Power Handle to 0.
  3. Apply power using the Power Handle.

Why won't the Class 801 work in electric mode on some routes?

The Class 801 Azuma uses 25kV power from OHLE in electric mode, which is common on most electrified UK routes. However, Germany typically uses 15kV power, which is incompatible.

How do I use the Class 801 in diesel mode?

  1. Be stationary with the Reverser in Neutral
  2. Press and hold the Engine Start Button for 10 Seconds

  3. Press and hold the Diesel Button for 10 Seconds

  4. If the Pantograph is raised, press the Pan Down Button until it has lowered

  5. Note: depending on your formation, as only a single diesel engine is present your performance will be
    severely limited, a 9-car 801 does not move in a hurry!

Video Guides

Compatible Add-ons

Compatible add-ons can expand the amount of content available on a route in various ways, such as liveries, scenarios, training modules and timetable layers. 

LNER Class A3 60103 Flying Scotsman Steam Loco Add-On

Timetable Layers

Timetable Layers will allow you to drive locomotives from other routes/add-ons in timetable mode. They may require you to own the complete set of compatible add-ons before layers are activated. The exception being where an add-on states it has timetable support for this route in the product description. The following information is confirmed for 9th generation consoles and PC, but there may be some small variances for players on 8th generation devices

Compatible add-ons for layers only

  • Midland Main Line: Leicester - Derby & Nottingham Route Add-On (MML)
  • Thameslink BR Class 700/0 Loco Add-On
  • LNER Class A3 60103 Flying Scotsman Steam Loco Add-On
  • West Somerset Railway Route Add-On (WSR)
  • East Coastway: Brighton - Eastbourne & Seaford Route Add-On (ECW)
  • Southeastern Highspeed: London St Pancras – Ashford Intl & Faversham Route Add-On (SEH)
  • Rail Head Treatment Train Add-On (RHTT)
  • Great Western Express Route Add-On (GWE)


East Coast Main Line: Peterborough - Doncaster Route Add-On (PDB)


Class 158/0 EMT (MML)


High Speed Train EMT (MML)PDB, MML

Class 700/0 TL (SEH)

Class 700, PDB

Class 801/1 LNER


Class 801/2 LNER


Flying Scotsman (PDB)

PDB, Scotsman

Class 47 GRN (WSR)


Class 66 EWS (ECML)


Class 66 EWS (ECW)


Class 66 EWS (SEH)


Class 66 EWS (RHTT)


Class 66 EWS (GWE)