1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Additional Metra Content

Discussion in 'Loco Suggestions & Proposals' started by Average_Joe57, Apr 6, 2020.

  1. Average_Joe57

    Average_Joe57 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2018
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    119
    The Racetrack DLC is by far one of my favorite DLCs as there are so many opportunities to run both passenger and freight service from several railroads. However, I feel as though we could use more Metra content including new locomotives, rolling stock, and maybe another route. My suggestions for new locomotives include Metra's F40PHM-3s, MP36PH-3S/Cs (including units painted in heritage schemes), and F59PH/PHis. For rolling stock, I suggest the additions of the Budd and Morrison-Knudsen/Amerail Gallery Cars. (Coach only for the Budd cars)

    [​IMG]
    A typical Metra F40PHM-3, photo credit goes to Metra.

    [​IMG]
    A typical Metra MP36PH-3C, photo credit goes to DevianArt user SantaFe669

    [​IMG]
    A typical Metra F59PH, photo credit goes to Mark Llanuza.

    [​IMG]
    A typical Metra F59PHi, photo credit goes to Metra.

    [​IMG]
    A typical Metra Budd Gallery Car, photo credit goes to Tim Fennell.

    [​IMG]
    A typical Metra Amerail Gallery Car, photo credit goes to Chicago Transit Forum user Pace831.

    [​IMG]
    A typical Metra Amerail Gallery Cab-Car, photo credit goes Jeff's Photography LLC.

    Heritage/Special Schemes:
    [​IMG]

    Metra F40PHM-3 #211 was painted into a heritage scheme honoring the Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy Railroad, photo credit goes to Reddit user Cr0sSHare.

    [​IMG]
    Metra MP36PH-3C #405 was painted into a heritage scheme honoring the Milwaukee Road, photo credit goes to Metra.

    [​IMG]
    Metra MP36PH-3C #425 was painted into a heritage scheme honoring both the Rock Island Railroad and former Metra CEO Don Orseno who worked for the Rock Island Railroad, photo credit goes to Metra.

    [​IMG]
    Metra MP36PH-3C #402 was painted into a special scheme honoring the State of Illinois, photo credit goes to Rob Schreiner.

    [​IMG]
    Metra F59PHi #79 was painted into a modified Metra paint scheme unlike most of Metra's F59PHis which have a variation of Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner paint scheme, photo credit goes to YouTube user Yo_Adrian!
     
    • Like Like x 5
  2. Buynot

    Buynot Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2018
    Messages:
    522
    Likes Received:
    1,214
    Some new Metra stuff would be nice to see. I've been wanting an F40PHM-3 added to the game for a while now. Maybe even a new route as well like the Rock Island district?
     
  3. Average_Joe57

    Average_Joe57 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2018
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    119
    I was thinking the Rock Island District or Milwaukee Road Lines would be great additions!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Random Railfan

    Random Railfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2019
    Messages:
    868
    Likes Received:
    1,160
    This would be great! Metra deserves a lot more attention. The Electric District would be amazing too!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. NEC Railfan

    NEC Railfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2020
    Messages:
    317
    Likes Received:
    250
    I would love the Electric district, it and the South Shore are the only electrified heavy-rail commuter operations in the Midwest.
     
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page