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Locomotive Proposal: M-300

Discussion in 'Loco Suggestions & Proposals' started by 52_Western, Jan 18, 2018.

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  1. 52_Western

    52_Western Active Member

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    An M-300 Railcar here seen at Willits Junction, in 1970.
    (image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Western_Railroad)

    What is it?

    The M-300 is an American diesel-powered railcar, from 1935.

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    Another M-300 on the CWR, here seen with the two lower lights removed. (see link below for pic)
    (image: http://abpr.railfan.net/abprphoto.cgi?november03/11-28-03/Skunk_M-300_a.jpg)

    More Information:
    Also known as the Skunk, this American diesel-railcar ran on the California Western Railroad which ran from Fort Bragg to Willits, through the Redwood forest. Built way back in 1935, this railcar was built by ACF also known as the American Car and Foundry Company.

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    An M-300 (left) here in the CWSL (California Western Skunk Line) livery, along with an M-100 (right) in the original CWR livery.
    (image: http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,246547)

    Why "Skunk"?
    There are various reasons why it could be. Since these were diesels, they had an exhaust (on the roof), and the smoke smelt. Some said "like a skunk", and since then, everyone started calling them "Skunks".
    Another assertion is that these railcars carried fish from Noyo Harbour. And when the fish start rot, it can also smell a lot like skunks. And there are also more explanations, in the link below the image. Feel free to read it!

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    As you can see, the M-300 wore quite a few liveries. Here, it can be seen wearing the SLGW Saltair livery.
    (image: http://www.mendorailhistory.org/1_railroads/railbuses.htm)

    Note:
    This railcar has been made before, but for other games (Train Fever & Transport Fever).

    Why it should be made for Train Simulator:

    First of all, there isn't anything like it for TS.
    And in my opinion, even if the California Western Railroad isn't in the game (possibly yet?), it would be very joyous to drive it around any US-themed map. ■


    Here's a video in which you can see a ride from inside the M-300.



    Disclaimer: I do not own any of the media shown here, nor do I claim to. All media belongs to their rightful owners. I just put them in here for illustration purposes.
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2018
  2. 52_Western

    52_Western Active Member

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    Why was the 2nd picture removed?
     

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