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New Proposal: Us Passenger Train Consists:

Discussion in 'Loco Suggestions & Proposals' started by jedi247, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. jedi247

    jedi247 Well-Known Member

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    We need new US passenger consists for TS2018 plus locomotives to pull them
    Train ideas:
    -ATSF Super Chief (with ATSF 4-8-4 Northern, F3 or F7 As & Bs, FP45s, ALCO PA-1 As & Bs, or E8 As & Bs)
    -ATSF El Capitan (with same locomotives as Super Chief consist)
    PRR Broadway Limited (with PRR GG1, T1 Duplex, K4 or K5 Pacific, F3 or F7 As & Bs, ALCO PA-1 As & Bs, or E8 As & Bs)
    -Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha (with Atlantic, Hudson, FM Erie Built As & Bs, FP45s, EP2 Bi-Polar, F3, F7, F9 or FP7 As & Bs, or E9 As & Bs)
    NYC 20th Century Limited (with Dreyfuss Hudson, F- or E-unit As & Bs, or Niagara 4-8-4s)
    Frisco/MKT Texas Special (with F- or E-Unit As & Bs)
    NYC Empire State Express (with Hudson)
    SP Daylight (with F- or E-Unit As or Bs, GS-2/3/4 4-8-4s, or ALCO PA As & Bs)
    Norfolk & Western Powhatan Arrow or Pocahontas (with J-Class 4-8-4)
    Southern Railway Crescent (with PS-4 Pacific)
    CNJ Blue Comet (with G3s Pacific)
     
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  2. dwtrain21

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    That looks promising. Something that occurs to me, though:

    We don't have routes for most of these famous trains. I'm personally one of those types who prefers to have the route first before the famous trains. With what we have in Train Simulator we could do the Super Chief, El Capitan, and the Broadway Limited with route support. We don't have anywhere to run any of the other trains. We can't run any of the NYC trains on the Northeast Corridor because that's all former PRR trackage; We can't run the Hiawatha since we have no Milwaukee Road routes; We can't run the Daylight over Donner Pass because the Daylight never ran there and even though we have LA Union Station in the Surfliner route the Daylight ran North while the route as modeled in TS runs South, we have no N&W route to run the Powhatan Arrow, we have nowhere to run the Crescent and I'm certain we don't have anywhere to run the Blue Comet.

    I would personally add a few others to your list, however:
    The Overland Limited (with heavyweight coaches; power could include a Cab Forward and a UP FEF-1 or -2 with scenarios over Sherman Hill and Donner Pass)
    City of San Francisco (could include SP Alco PAs in Daylight or Bloody Nose paint scheme and UP E-units for scenarios over Sherman Hill and Donner Pass)
    Any of the UP's Domeliners like City of Los Angeles, Challenger, City of Portland, City of St. Louis, etc. (comes with appropriate coaching stock to recreate any of these trains with E8s)
    Western Star (The GN's other streamliner which stopped at stations that the Empire Builder passed up; the two trains complimented each other; it would pretty much be the stock of the Empire Builder sans dome coaches and without Empire Builder written on the top of the coaches)
    A heavyweight version of The Broadway Limited (can come with a standard K4s and the streamlined versions of the K4s)
    D&RGW's Prospector

    There are plenty of others, but we don't have the routes for 'em.
     
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  3. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

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    DTM is making the Amtrak SDP40F and Ex El Capitan high level cars in Amtrak Phase I.
     
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    Aye, but that's Amtrak Phase I, not pure ATSF.
     
  5. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

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    That’s what repaints are for.
     
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    That may be, but you can't really use repaints from places like RWA in Workshop scenarios without people complaining that they have to go download and manually install a repaint. Trust me: been there, done that.
     
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    jedi247 Well-Known Member

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    I like the UP and SP trains. We also need routes for some of these trains.
     
  8. Joeman143

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    There were many great American passenger service that people have forgotten with time. We need them here on TS, and we need them now!
     
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