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The Class 68 UKLight is a diesel-electric locomotive manufactured by Stadler Rail (formerly Vossloh), in use on Stepford Connect. It costs 3000 points to buy and requires the player to have at least 200 Experience. The train consists of 3 Mark 3 coaches and one locomotive at each end of the rake.

Sounds

Idle
Accelerating
Doors closing
Horn

Trivia

  • This train only operates 22 out of the 30 Stepford Connect routes, R003, R004, R006, R007, R009R022, R024, R025, R028, R029, R030, R031, R032, R033, R034, R035, R037, R038, R039, R040, and the exclusive R026 (Stepford Victoria to Llyn-by-the-Sea) and R036 (Willowfield to Llyn-by-the-Sea) routes.
  • This train is one of the four most expensive trains in SCR and is the only train that requires experience to purchase.
    • Because of these reasons, the Class 68 is often considered a "pro train”.
  • When the ability to change routes at terminals was first introduced, it became possible to drive this train on all of the routes using this new function. The glitch was quickly patched, but many people took advantage of it and posted pictures of this train at Airport Central. This also resulted in some other trains operating the then-exclusive R009 (R026 and R036 do not count as they did not exist at that time).
  • This train used to have a unique Connect livery. A similar livery could be seen on the Class 458/0 and Class 158 before V1.6, however, they were not identical.
    • This was changed after v1.7.1 when the locomotive’s livery was redone.
      • Initially, the locomotives' TOPS numbers were very difficult to see due to the lack of contrast between the livery and the TOPS number. The TOPS was changed to white colour later.
  • The Class 68 had the lowest class number in the game until the introduction of the Class 43.
  • The Class 68 is one of the three trains, alongside the Class 801 and the Class 730 in all of SCR to not have a yellow front end.
  • Before this train got upgraded to Next Generation, it wasn't able to do R004.
  • This train and the Class 43 are the only trains in the game to have door slam closing sounds, separate locomotives and Mk3 coaches.
  • The two Class 68 locomotives have the same unit number for both locomotives, despite being different units. This is likely a coding limitation. This also applies to the double Class 185 units running on AirLink, all HST variants and the Class 165/1.
  • A Class 68 locomotive is seen at Faymere Green TMD, in addition to three Connect Mk3 coaches like the ones that make up this train. A locomotive can also be seen near Coxly Bypass Siding.
  • This train's livery was changed when it was upgraded to Next Generation.
    • The second livery appeared to be based off the livery TransPennine Express uses in real life for their 'Nova 3' trainsets.
  • Instead of stopping at 3 car Stop Markers, the player needs to stop at the 5 car ones because of the two locomotives. (3 coaches + 2 locos)
  • The Mk3 coaches received a new livery in V1.6, but the locomotives did not get a new livery at that time.
    • The locomotives eventually received a new livery in version 1.7.1. The new livery is often criticised due to its overall darkness, especially at night.
      • Because of the dark front, many players nickname the train 'Darth Vader' and 'Darth Vader's Oreo', because there are 3 white carriages in the middle of the 2 navy blue locomotives, looking like an Oreo.
  • This is the only Stepford Connect train to have slam doors.
  • This train is in the preview of Mattyx2013, presenting the new landscapes of Coxly and the new signs of the station. It happens to be on a siding and not at the station.
  • The player will not lose Experience getting this train, as Experience cannot be spent.
  • This train is the only train to not feature any destination boards.
  • Before V1.6, the Class 68 was unable to terminate at Stepford UFC, Berrily and Stepford Airport Central and unable to stop at New Harrow, Elsemere Pond, Stepford Airport Parkway and Stepford Airport Central.
  • Before V1.6, if stopping at East Berrily and Beaulieu Park, the announcement would say that the doors in coach 4 would not open, even though the Class 68 only has 3 passenger coaches.
  • On the train menu, this train is listed with 5 coaches in length.
  • This train and the Class 43 are the only trains in SCR to have a bar in one of their coaches.
  • Many players have criticised the train for its unfavourable and repetitive sounds, alongside its third livery choice.

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