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General Electric C40-8m (canadian National) Loco Proposal:

Discussion in 'Loco Suggestions & Proposals' started by josh.ostrowski03, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. josh.ostrowski03

    josh.ostrowski03 Active Member

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    The GE C40-8M (also referred to as a Dash 8-40CM) was a special variant of GE's very popular C40-8 locomotive built for BC Rail and Canadian National from 1990 to 1994, with 84 units built. These locomotives are mechanically identical to the C40-8, using a 16 cylinder 7FDL prime mover producing 4,000 horsepower, but are equipped with a full width cowl body and a Canadian style comfort cab. The cowl body also tapers in towards the rear of the cab to improve rearward visibility. These features earned the units the nickname "Draper Tapers", named after William L. Draper, who created the cowl body's design. These units also ride on Dofasco trucks rather than the standard 3 axle trucks fitted to most other C40-8's

    The C40-8M's were originally built for BC Rail (26 units), Canadian National (55 units) and the Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway (3 units) from 1990 to 1994. CN used these locomotives as general heavy haulers throughout their system through the 1990s and the 2000s and are still in service with CN to this day.

    This locomotive would make a great TS 2021 add-on because the current scope of CN content in the game consists of mostly regular EMD's with comfort cabs (SD40-2W, GP40-2W) along with the CN Dash 9 and CN SD70M-2 included with BNSF loco packs and could use some expansion. The C40-8M would be a unique add-on that could add more variety to the CN roster available in Train Simulator. The add-on could come with some scenarios for the recently released Yellowhead Pass Route as there has been no DLC released yet with scenarios for this route.

    Below are pictures of the paint schemes that should be included in the add-on:
    CN Zebra Stripes:
    C40-8M01.jpg C40-8M02.jpg
    CN Logo with NA silhouette:
    C40-8M03.jpg C40-8M04.jpg
    Comparison between both paint schemes:
    C40-8M05.jpg
    Thank you for reading. If you have anything to say about this topic please discuss in the replies.
     
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  2. jedi247

    jedi247 Well-Known Member

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    I like the cowl units. I still want an ATSF F45 and FP45.
     
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  3. josh.ostrowski03

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    there are some ATSF repaints for the BN F45 on RWA:
    https://railworksamerica.com/index....-bluebonnet-f45-pack&catid=18:engine-repaints
    https://railworksamerica.com/index....f-warbonnet-f45-pack&catid=18:engine-repaints
    This last one will also require Searchlight Simulation's 645 sound enhancement but it has the correct headlight placement:
    https://railworksamerica.com/index....76:atsf-f45-enhanced&catid=18:engine-repaints
    https://www.store.searchlight-simulations.com/emd-20-645e3-sound-enhancement-pack
     

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