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Norfolk Southern C39-8 Available Now

Discussion in 'News & Updates' started by TrainSim-Jay, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. TrainSim-Jay

    TrainSim-Jay Guest

    15/03/2018

    Take control of pure power with the latest entry to our Pro Range! Created in exacting detail and with a variety of realistic operating features, the Norfolk Southern General Electric C39-8 is a six-axle (C-C), 390,000-pound, 3,900-horsepower locomotive capable of tying onto the heaviest unit coal trains, yet also able to hustle intermodal traffic.
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    A member of General Electric’s “Dash 8” locomotive line that featured advanced microprocessor control for efficiency and improved reliability and modular components for ease of maintenance, the C39-8 was constructed by GE from 1984 through 1987 and 161 units (including a slightly modified C39-8E model) were constructed. Far and away the largest customer for the C39-8 was Norfolk Southern, which purchased 114 C39-8s from 1984 through 1986.
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    The NS C39-8 as crafted by Virtual Rail Creations is an authentic re-creation of Norfolk Southern’s distinctive units, which were configured to primarily operate long-hood forward with a single bi-directional control stand. The husky GEs were both powerful and resilient, and C39-8s served Norfolk Southern for a quarter-century before being retired in 2009.
    The Norfolk Southern C39-8 is packed with realistic operating features, including cold-start options, a detailed and interactive master controller and rear-of-cab control panel, working Head-of-Train and End-of-Train devices, and Pennsylvania Railroad-style cab signals. And the locomotive is provided in clean, weathered, and snow-dressed versions of the classic Norfolk Southern livery.
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    You want to put this big GE diesel to work, so the pack contains four career scenarios on the Train Simulator Horseshoe Curve route (route available separately). Along with the Norfolk Southern C39-8, this pack also includes a range of rolling stock, highlighted by NS’s innovative Triple Crown 53-foot RoadRailers in two variations (smooth-side and ribbed), as well as modern 2-bay covered hoppers in Norfolk & Western and Southern liveries, and a Norfolk Southern 100-ton, three-bay coal hopper.
     
  2. pschlik

    pschlik Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that release sure came out of nowhere!

    Unlike TSW where everything is known months in advance, this is a nice surprise to try out for the weekend.
     
  3. eri

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    one issue...locomotives wont move or power up...even at full throttle..i did reset cache and resinatll package...no luck..it just sits there
     
  4. eri

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    here is with full lights on...and throotle is up...no engine start...
     
  5. eri

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    after tinkering with control to simple...the 8 will run...i am impressed...it slow to build up but when she does....wow.....unsure how to start her in expert control...so if anyone knows how...please share
     
  6. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    Press the Z button to start up the locos
     
  7. eri

    eri Member

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    awesome ty....that was a good startup....the road railers are awesome also....
     
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  8. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome...it was a great start up...haven't got to that one yet looking forward to it
     
  9. eri

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    she takes a bit to get going...black smoke from hell..similar to the steam
     
  10. eri

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    fiddled with the 8 some more...there are switches inside to light up panel, numberboards, and walkway lights...the doors to engine compartment open to engine start...whoever did this had to been very detailed
     

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