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Long Island Locos

Discussion in 'Loco Suggestions & Proposals' started by NorthRail1, Oct 27, 2018.

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  1. LIRR DE30AC/DM30AC

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  2. LIRR M3

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    52.9%
  3. LIRR M9

    36 vote(s)
    42.4%
  4. NY&A GP38-2

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  1. NorthRail1

    NorthRail1 Well-Known Member

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    The new Long Island Rail Road route has been announced for Train Sim World, featuring only the M7. Here are some ideas for future loco expansions which could be made by either Dovetail Games or third parties.

    LIRR DE30AC/DM30AC
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    The DE30AC and DM30AC are the only bi-mode locomotives on the Long Island Rail Road network, and so operate services to the diesel-only parts of the route. Paired with the C3 double-deck passenger carriages and cab car, this would in my opinion be the best first loco expansion for the Long Island Rail Road.

    LIRR M3
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    The oldest locos operated by LIRR, the M3s were built in the 1980s and have operated on the LIRR and Metro-North networks since. These are currently due to be replaced by the M9 EMUs which are currently in testing.

    LIRR M9
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    Whilst it may be difficult to create these for TSW as they are not currently in general service, it would be good to see the M9s featured in TSW eventually. The M9s have been ordered to replace the M3s and to provide extra capacity for the East Side Access Project, allowing LIRR trains to reach Grand Central Terminal.

    New York & Atlantic GP38-2
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    Something completely different for the route would be the addition of the New York & Atlantic Railway, a Class III railroad which operates along LIRR tracks. One of the main locomotives of the New York & Atlantic, already featured in TSW, is the GP38-2. The addition of freight would provide further variety in services to the route as freight is currently missing from the route.
     
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  2. ragn05

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    I need the GP:)
     
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  3. Piussi

    Piussi Well-Known Member

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    Voted for all. The more trains the better :love:
     
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  4. metr0p0litain

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    I voted for the M9 because it's the future stock and comes with the possibility to do testing like it's done at the moment. Basically I think it's very important to have more than one stock to keep an add-on interesting. Rapid Transit is sometimes boring because there's only one stock. Like Piussi said: The more trains the better.
     
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  5. Lawjester

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    There is not much more I want in this DLC then to have the DM30AC and C3 cab car but there are multiple factors to it for why we didn’t get it. First, for the trackage given to us it doesn’t provide anywhere near a good experience to operate the diesels. Only during rush hour do the diesels go from the City Zone to Port Jefferson (Hicksville in game) and they are mostly just express. It would sorta be like the HST in GWE that made close to no stops to Reading but would still add some extra variety in many places. The other factor was that Matt said it himself on Discord that he’d love the DM30AC but they have close to no reference material on it. Below I will show what he said exactly,
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    So he says they’re collecting reference material for it currently which could indicate to an eventual DM30AC DLC? I would certainly love that!
     
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  6. raildan

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    Wow, that's definitely what this sounds like- interesting that we have a fairly obvious hint at a loco DLC long before the base route is released. I wasn't expecting this to be such an immediate priority for DTG- the route seems like it would be fine with only the M7 (All the major services are covered, the dual-mode services could easily be swapped out without anyone caring too much).
     
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  7. USRailFan007

    USRailFan007 Well-Known Member

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    Hooooo boy. Voted for the entire lot. The more the merrier, as Piussi stated prior. The DE/M30AC should come after an extension of the LIRR DLC is made. Though, personally, I wouldn't mind it coming prior to a route extension, with the route extension being incorporated at a later date (along side one of the other 3 choices). This is all assuming that DTG themselves, ever expanded the mainline in the direction of the Port Jefferson branch and down the Ronkonkoma branch (or maybe even down the Babylon and Montauk Branches). Either way, definitely looking forward to seeing any one of these 4 make the cut in the LIRR DLC.
     
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  8. mrchuck

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    I voted to let’s hope when they release the Dm30AC Locomotive c3 Double decker cab car we’ll see a extension of The Hicksville line out to Port Jefferson I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed
     
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    Wow awesome when The Dm30’sAc Locomotives are released onto train sim World will we see Montauk,Port Jefferson or oyster bay?
     
  10. steadfast

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    What about the switchers operated on the route? Sound ace and operate the maintenance trains and rescue failed units believe, so some interesting scenarios.
     
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  11. raildan

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    I like this idea. It could also have a CSX livery and be playable on HH and NEC. We need more versatile DLC like that, IMHO.
     
  12. mrchuck

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    I totally agree with you I would love to see Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma because they mentioned it in the TSW article I would also love to see Babylon because they show where the Babylon Branch starts in Jamaica so hopefully the extension will come soon I would love How Dovetail creates Port Jefferson,Ronkonkoma and Babylon.
     
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    I would love to have the New York & Atlanta gp38-2 as well as the DE30AC. The more trains, the merrier!
     
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  14. david18sych

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    An extension to Bethpage and Farmingdale for the M7 and the single track shortcut to Babylon possibly even Bay Shore for the DE/DM30AC
     
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  15. Lawjester

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    It would be very nice to have the DM30AC, but since DTG has no access to it, it’s unlikely they’ll make it anytime soon. An extension at some point in the future by DTG or third party would be nice. Either up to Ronkonkoma or personally, I’d like to see them finish up the Atlantic branch with the Far Rockaway, Long Beach or Babylon branches but we can’t expect anything soon because other places then New York, need to be explored in the game.
     
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  16. John Murphy

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    I'd like to see the M3s, since the M9s are too similar to the M7s to me and there's not really any full lines that could use diesel power, unless they made an extension in the future with the Oyster Bay Branch or something (like that's gonna happen). The M3 is something that would fit in perfectly with the current route.
     
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  17. mrchuck

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    Hopefully the DM30AC’s Locomotive is the next Dlc for Train Sim world I would totally buy it when it’s available on train sim world.
     
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    Maybe they’ll add the Port Jefferson Branch to the train sim world scenario
     
  19. mrchuck

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    I could see Ronkonkoma,Port Jefferson or Port Washington but not Montauk because it’s a 2 hour train ride into the city.
     
  20. david18sych

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    I got high suspicion that DTG might be working on the DE/DM30AC since the next in line is an unannounced American DLC with Rapid Transit's new loco on the horizon already.
     
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  21. mrchuck

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    Awesome
     
  22. Lawjester

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    That’s pure speculation with zero good evidence to go off on. Highly doubtful we get an LIRR loco DLC for another year at least.
     
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  23. MYG92

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    And I got high suspicion that you're speculating
     
  24. david18sych

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    Well it is speculation, but I sent earlier a message via Instagram to DTG requesting for an update on the LIRR DLC for DE/DM30AC with full service timetable, hopefully I get a reply.
     
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  25. Loyalty

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    I doubt that they would put diesel Double decker Add on DLC For LIRR, it wouldn’t make sense bc it goes from NY penn to Hicksville when the diesel train goes way further out then the M7s. M3s is the only choice they have or less they extended the lines where the M7s & M3s don’t go. Just a Opinion that have valid points
     
  26. mrchuck

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    The DM30AC’s Locomotive Double decker goes to Long Island City.
     
  27. kiyoko91

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    I like the M9.
     

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