Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Amtrak With Train Sim World 2

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  1. DTG JD

    DTG JD Director of Community Staff Member

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    Railfan a custom Livery on the powerful ACS-64 operating along the Northeast Corridor and in-game on Boston Sprinter via a free update.

    Full details (and pictures!) here.

    If you see it out and about, we'd love your IRL Railfan shots :love:
     
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  2. jolojonasgames

    jolojonasgames Well-Known Member

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    This is such a cool idea! Really neat to see the Phase III livery on an ACS 64 :).
     
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  3. Disintegration7

    Disintegration7 Well-Known Member

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    Really cool. Nice job DTG and Amtrak!
     
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  4. Brendan Millea

    Brendan Millea New Member

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    It looks absolutely stunning, I love it!
     
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  5. antony.henley

    antony.henley Well-Known Member

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    Nice.
     
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  6. Rudolf

    Rudolf Well-Known Member

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    Nice
     
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  7. Challenger3985

    Challenger3985 Well-Known Member

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    Well, this is a surprising gift to all that has Boston Sprinter. Well done indeed.
     
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    fanta1682002 Well-Known Member

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  9. Agent Qracle RUS

    Agent Qracle RUS Well-Known Member

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    How unexpected and pleasannnnt)
     
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  10. Krazy

    Krazy Well-Known Member

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    Oh my goodness, it’s no small thing to put Train Sim World 2 on a real-life Amtrak locomotive. That’s just amazing that this is real!
     
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  11. Chipmunk

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    When will this be available?
     
  12. solicitr

    solicitr Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to DTG on landing a marketing triumph!

    (Although, speaking just for myself, I'm not entirely certain that the anniversary of Amcrap's foundation is anything to celebrate)
     
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  13. morph147

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    Looks great. However will this update fix the bugs that cause Boston to crash or will it cause more bugs?
     
  14. solicitr

    solicitr Well-Known Member

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    It's just a livery. Shouldn't cause any problems
     
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  15. redrev1917

    redrev1917 Well-Known Member

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    Is this just a time limited offer? Only reason I ask is that I'm interrailing for the next 30 days so would be gutted to miss out!!
     
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  16. Blacknred81

    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    1st time this has happened since BNSF 4723 and Microsoft Train Simulator back in the day IIRC. Though this one is a bit more noticeable with the Phase 3 Toaster paint.
    _MG_3266.jpg
     
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  17. mattk#4569

    mattk#4569 Active Member

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    When will this be out also why don’t you give us the veterans unit as well that would be pretty neat
     
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  18. Challenger3985

    Challenger3985 Well-Known Member

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    It's permanent as an update:
     
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  19. antony.henley

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    When its ready. Probably the next week or two.


    Hentis
     
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  20. Monder

    Monder Well-Known Member

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    Very nice addition, looking forward to seeing it in-game. Personally, I probably would've gone with a bit smaller logo, make the livery speak for itself more (like Roco does with its branded liveries on German trains), but landing a logo on an ACS-64 I absolutely understand why it's so large :D
     
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  21. Woroszyl The NS 2000

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    Is this me or this 50th anniversary livery reminds me of AEM-7 Phase 3 livery? [​IMG]
     
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  22. Lamplight

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    That's what it is. It's a phase 3 heritage livery with TSW advertisement added.
     
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  23. solicitr

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    Yes, it's deff. a Phase 3 throwback jersey.
     
  24. Woroszyl The NS 2000

    Woroszyl The NS 2000 Active Member

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    Yep, i was right.
     
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    Oh, super-cool \o/
     
  26. heyitspopcorn

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    The ACS-64 looks pretty sharp in Phase III livery! This is a really cool collaboration between Amtrak and Dovetail, actually, and adding it as a livery in game is nice too.

    Will this only apply to locomotive #662, like the Trainbow livery for the Class 395 on SEHS?
     
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  27. Suomen surkein junakuski

    Suomen surkein junakuski Well-Known Member

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    Here it is in action:
     
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  28. mattk#4569

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    Phase IV was probably my favorite Phase V is cool too but I also liked Phase II
     
  29. erg73

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    Great initiative. It's advertising for TSW in the USA and it's clear that there are good relations between the two companies, which bodes well for future collaborations.
    And a nice gift from DTG to the community!
     
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  30. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

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    Hey!
     
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  31. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

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    This is fantastic! I like this collaboration. It is good advertisement for both companies.
     
  32. Blacknred81

    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    By the way Dovetail, you guys should try and get in contact with both Bachmann and Kato to make models of this unit, since those are the only 2 manufacturers of the ACS-64 in HO (Bachmann only) and N scales.
     
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  33. JGRudnick

    JGRudnick Well-Known Member

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    Considering it was built to fail from it's creation...surviving for 50 years is quite the accomplishment.
     
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  34. JGRudnick

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    Yes...but it is only temporary. It is just a wrap, and they didn't do a good job on it imo.
    I don't expect 662 to remain the way it is for more than a few months.
     
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  35. JGRudnick

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    You would think it wouldn't.
     
  36. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

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    DTG Natster Will this livery only apply to ACS-64 662?
     
  37. Dinosbacsi

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    This is really nice! I love the older style Amtrak stripes, really looking forward to driving it. And what an amazing collaboration this is, I love it.
     
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  38. Michael Newbury

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    This is a nice surprise hopefully the wait for release will not be long.
     
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  39. solicitr

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    Not really. It has "survived" because there have been enough Congressmen willing to keep it on perpetual taxpayer life support to the tune of a billion+ dollars a year.
     
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    Life imitating art imitating life. We are getting an advert for TSW2 on the side of a real train modelled in TSW2. It’s a pyramid scheme inside a black hole inside an enigma inside a ship in a bottle. My mind is boggled.
     
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  41. Monder

    Monder Well-Known Member

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    Not that rare, many model manufacturers and retailers buy such sticker liveries for trains (mostly in Germany), so they can then produce it and it can't be called fiction/freelance. Rheingold livery never existed on Br 101? Br 103s never made it to DB traffic red era? No problem, buy ad space on one, make it Rheingold, make the model, profit.
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  42. solicitr

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    Or a game copying a real train copying a model?

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  43. malikrthr

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    It is great to see Amtrak and Dovetail collaborate. I really like how TSW2 is featured on ASC-64 locomotive #662. Hope to see more Amtrak content come to TSW2 soon
     
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  44. ehz0689

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    That's mentioned in the press release‍♂️
     
  45. LWDAdnane

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    Great news actually, hopefully this leaves an imprint on other train companies/manufacturers and opens the door for future possibilities.
     
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  46. Sparmi

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    ...what a surprise, "Amtrak" rocks! Looks like a new paint or livery, but it is actually an adhesive film or foil, that is pasted over. Very well described in the article. This technique is used everywhere in the advertising industry, including trucks, delivery vans, trams, suburban trains or even on swiss Ge 4/4s. ;)
     
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  47. hyperlord

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    That's a cool thing, blurrs fiction and reality :)
     
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  48. Crosstie

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    Very cool. And a real coup for Dovetail. Congratulations!!

    And congratulations to Amtrak. It has survived, despite the naysayers and detractors who never give up trying to scuttle it. Now, with one of its biggest fans in the White House and the recent massive infusion of funding, its future can be assured. No passenger rail system in the world survives without taxpayer assistance, including Germany and the UK, so Amtrak is by no means unique in that respect.
     
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  49. Crosstie

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    I'm surprised and saddened to discover the Grinches stealing Christmas on the forum.;)
     
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  50. Tanglebones

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    Yep, usually always the same names, seeing something wrong everywhere they look. Seek and ye shall always find. For the rest of us, though - great job DTG, and thank you for the upcoming free gift.
     
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