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Loco Suggestion: Ge Ac4400cw Loco Pack + Marketplace Reskin Ideas

Discussion in 'Loco Suggestions & Proposals' started by Brickrail782, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Brickrail782

    Brickrail782 Member

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    The AC4400CW is a 4,400 horsepower (3,300 kW) freight locomotive, built by GE Transportation Systems between 1993 and 2004. The engine is practically the same as the earlier C44-9W, but instead utilizes AC traction motors, resulting in 180,000 lbf (800 kN) of tractive effort, compared to the 142,000 lbf (64,410 kgf) of it's DC-powered predecessor.

    The only real noticeable difference between the two are the AC inverter cabinet of the left side of the AC4400, where the C44 has an air-conditioning unit (which was relocated to underneath the cab on the AC44).

    AC44:
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    C44-9W:
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    I suggest that a pack of engines be created, similar to the GP40-2 pack that was released back in 2018. The pack should include engines from the following railroads:

    Union Pacific:
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    CSX (Either YN3 or YN3b schemes):
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    (Note that CSX chose to outfit their AC44s with steerable trucks, rather than the Hi-Ad trucks that the UP, SP, and BNSF used).

    Southern Pacific:
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    Additionally, I think that BNSF and CSX YN2 marketplace reskins should be developed alongside the main pack:

    BNSF:
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    CSX YN2:
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    The main pack and MP reskins could include scenarios for some of the following routes:

    UP:
    Granger Heartland: Kansas City - Topeka Route.
    Sherman Hill Route.
    Peninsula Corridor; San Francisco - San Jose/Gilroy Route.
    Livonia Division: Monroe - Subdivision Route.

    CSX:
    Miami - West Palm Beach Route.
    CSX Hanover Subdivision: Hanover - Hagerstown Route.
    Norfolk Southern Coal District Route.

    SP:
    Donner Pass: Southern Pacific Route.

    BNSF:
    Pacific Surfliner LA - San Diego Route.
    Cajon Pass Route.
    Marias Pass Route.
    Montana Hi-Line: Shelby - Havre Route.
    Stevens Pass Route.
    The Racetrack: Aurora - Chicago Route.

    *UPDATE 9/16/20*
    Removed Canadian Pacific from the list, seeing as Searchlight Simulations' CP AC4400CW is already going to be coming to Steam sometime in the future.
     
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  2. Blacknred81

    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    Searchlight Simulations Canadian Pacific AC4400CW is supposed to be coming to Steam in the future, but apparently DTG hasn't announce a release date yet....
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  3. josh.ostrowski03

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  4. Brickrail782

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    *UPDATE 9/16/20*
    Removed Canadian Pacific from the list, seeing as Searchlight Simulations' CP AC4400CW is already going to be coming to Steam sometime in the future.
     
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  6. Blacknred81

    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    So probably about a week or so away.
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    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    That is awesome news definitely looking to forward to this
     
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  8. CPScotty8950

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    you could buy from the SS website
     
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