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Morrison Knudsen Mk5000c/mk50-3

Discussion in 'Loco Suggestions & Proposals' started by Blacknred81, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. Blacknred81

    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    So, kind of an oddball locomotive suggestion here, but the MK5000 could be an interesting add-on to Train Simulator 2020.
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    The MK5000C was a 5000hp locomotive built in 1994, with 6 demo units, 3 to SP and 3 to UP. Though neither railroad bought the locomotive as MK Rail shut down the program, and the units were returned. Utah Railway bought the 6 locomotives from Wabtec in 2001, but sent them back after a year due to technical issues. Wabtec rebuilt the units and sent them back to the Utah Railway, which were now classified as MK50-3, and the Utah Railway used them until 2017 after Utah Railways coal contracts expired.

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    If this were to be included as an add-on to TS2020, the locomotive could come in at least SP colors (Cant find a pic of the UP demonstrators) and include the Utah Railway colors as well if the licensing can be acquired, and scenarios could be on the Soldier Summit Route.
     
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  2. NEC Railfan

    NEC Railfan Active Member

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    A MK5000C was made by a former member of the TS community, his name was LukRailAmerica. He was an awesome buy, with amazing talent, (he was even working on a GO-Transit route)!!!!! But alas, a stupid idiot started harassing him, and he gave up. Now he's afk in the community, but his site is still online. Of what he did release, here are some of it (including the MK5000C): https://lukrailamerica.wixsite.com/lras/locomotives
     
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  3. NEC Railfan

    NEC Railfan Active Member

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    I found a pi[c of the UP demonstrators btw.
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  4. jedi247

    jedi247 Well-Known Member

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    These would be a cool idea. They kind of look like the SD70Ms, but with a different nose design.
     

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