The 4VEP Add-On takes you back to the days of the classic ‘slam-door’ commuter trains on the Woking-Portsmouth Line.
The 4VEP (‘Vestibule Electro Pneumatic’), named the Class 423 under the British Rail TOPS classification system, was one of the ‘slam-door’ electric multiple units that formed the backbone of rail passenger transport in southern England from the 1960s until after 2000. EMU’s like the 4VEP were a part of daily life to hundreds of thousands of commuters, with the persistent slamming of their doors signalling the imminent departure of another busy service. Each 4-car set was powered by 750-volt DC electricity supplied via a third rail, giving a top speed of 90mph. Built by BREL at York, these classic EMUs served for almost 40 years, their high-density seating layouts and performance proving adequate for their role until the introduction of the more modern ‘Dersiro’ units.
- Class 423 ‘4VEP’ electric multiple unit in BR Blue/Grey and Network Southeast liveries.
- Accurate cab controls including notched throttle lever with Off, Shunt, Series, Parallel and Series notches and realistic dual-mode braking system.
- 5 scenarios for the Portsmouth Direct Line route, also available on Steam.
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