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Tsw: Introducing Amtrak’s “yard Goat!”

Discussion in 'Dovetail Live Article Discussion' started by TrainSim-James, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. TrainSim-James

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    [​IMG]

    Written by: Gary Dolzall.

    The role of the yard switcher is an important and timeless one, and coming soon to Train Sim World is Amtrak’s distinctive and venerable SW1000R.

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  2. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    And now it's official... I have the feeling we accidentally rushed this article by a day, woops.

    An interesting choice? I can't wait to see the cab car, noticing it wasn't mentioned there even though it was leaked.
     
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  3. SprattyHeath

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    Cool, can we perhaps have more modern routes or rolling stock for the UK now?
     
  4. ragn05

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    nope, Dmitri confirmed in Discord that was for today
     
  5. Big Papi34

    Big Papi34 Well-Known Member

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    So Americans waited this long for this. Thanks DTG you disappointed me again.
     
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  6. ragn05

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    why not? at least now sunnyside is alive
     
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  7. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    Oh come on, it's just a loco DLC. All the other countries have been getting those too. It doesn't mean there won't be a route- in fact, I've heard routes and locomotives are developed by two separate development teams.

    Granted, it isn't quite as exciting a loco as some of the others, but with only meh routes, there's only so much you can do.
     
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  8. FallenAngel00me

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    Was kind of hoping for a new loco for the LIRR, but the US does need something new.
     
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  9. Big Papi34

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    I guess there's truth behind your words.
     
  10. Big Papi34

    Big Papi34 Well-Known Member

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    That's also true.
     
  11. Big Papi34

    Big Papi34 Well-Known Member

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    Are you not happy with the 7 dlc you have?
     
  12. FallenAngel00me

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    Why can't someone want modern UK routes if that is what they prefer? It's no different than all the people wanting a New US route.
     
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  13. Big Papi34

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    Never said they couldn't did I?
     
  14. FallenAngel00me

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    Not in so many words, but you did imply that they shouldn't be wanting more routes because there's been more UK DLC than US
     
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  15. Big Papi34

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    I implied the ratio of US dlc to UK dlc is unfair.
     
  16. ragn05

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    USA have less contents than UK, less trains and less routes, I don't and I won't blame who want NS or more USA. but is also right that every UK things in TSW are heritage.
    but hey! can't we be happy of the AMTK SW1000R, and don't fight about what TSW countries have supremacy?
     
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  17. Ninetofive925

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    Sunnyside yard looks way more convincing with parked rolling stock, this is gonna be awesome! Just hope that the LIRR sunnyside yard will also get parked stock.
     
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  18. FallenAngel00me

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    Yeah I see all sides and agree with it all. The most important thing for me is that the DLC is quality and not just rushed out
     
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  19. Ninetofive925

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    "Supremacy" :D It's the british empire all over again ahahah
     
  20. ragn05

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    I fully agree with you!
    Image if SW1000R work in both routes with same services, we all know that is for NEC only tho :|
     
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  21. Schnauzahpowahz

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    Let me just say...


    YAAASSSSSSS!:love:

    Im a diehard US switcher fan
     
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  22. FallenAngel00me

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    Seriously, I think DTG are working on a big route for the USA. I think the reason that UK/German DLC is out in shorter periods is because they are more knowledgeable and comfortable with them.
     
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  23. ragn05

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    I'm pretty sure that the SW1000R is a quality made loco, in that picture seem like that have master key working[​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, the screenshots look quality. And if the next US route is as detailed then the wait will be worth it :)
     
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  25. Big Papi34

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    Look ate the coaches there different. They have an electrical line and don't have business or coach class. Is that the cab car?
     
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  26. Anthony Pecoraro

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    I am 100% going to buy this!
     
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  27. Big Papi34

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    Nvm clumsy mistake I completely overlooked the power line.
     
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  28. ragn05

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    i would too if i'm not rejected at school...
     
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    Wait what is that supposed to mean?
     
  30. zawal.belili

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    I’ll take it at 200%

    Anyway I will take everything that is American , I am a fan of US lines and loco , even if I am a poor Frenchman :cool:
     
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  31. Ninetofive925

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    925% will buy it
     
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    I'm buying this not only because the switcher looks awesome, but because we haven't really seen much passenger switching focused DLC for either TSW or TS19, especially in the US, so this will be an interesting new experience.
     
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  33. Thelonius16

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    They really need to just combine these routes. There would be so much more immersion if the LIRR, CSX and Amtrak service modes were all combined.
     
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    I thought that too for a moment, but the cab and its side window would be in front of the door, on the end of the car and I don't see anything. That would have been pretty sneaky, though.
     
  35. NorthRail1

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    This was certainly not something I was expecting, though the locomotive does appear to be very high quality. I will probably wait until a sale for this one since I find US switching not as interesting. It is good though that Dovetail Games are creating a wide variety of locomotives at the moment for TSW.
     
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  36. Big Papi34

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    Yeah I realized it after I checked the current coaches. That would have been epic though.
     
  37. ragn05

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    I agree at 100%, for me can be the best locomotive in TSW
     
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    Eh... on second thought, I'm only buying this immediately if we get the cab car too. Just did the "Right Round" scenario on NEC to remind myself about what Sunnyside Yard looks like, and... it's not really all that... big. There's not much going on and there's not much to do. I still want it, because it looks really neat (as others have said, looks really high quality, and I do like the look of end cab US switchers, and I do actually like Amtrak's plain silver and black scheme), but I don't know if it's worth the standard price on its own. Might end up waiting for a sale on this one.
     
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  39. Big Papi34

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    Not sure if I'll buy it either. If the yard gets more cars then sure.
     
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    the coaches switch in NEC was one of my dreams from the announce of NEC, Now that dream is real!
     
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    Who knows what service mode will look like when they update to include the new loco? I will hold judgement until the devstream
     
  42. Anthony Pecoraro

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    Matt said that there will be plenty of switching. ;)
     
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  43. Big Papi34

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    I completely worded this wrong. Just wish the dlc would have been a route or if a loco the M9 DE30AC or m3.
     
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  44. BROCK

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    They could release the SD40-2 for NEC and the SW1000R
     
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  45. ragn05

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    I know that this It's not base less speculation thread but I think that we (US Railroads fans) will get more contents. kinda like DE and UK that got 2 loco add-ons and one route, so don't worry, probably DE30AC or M3 will comes in future
    P.S. M9 is too new for TSW
     
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  46. Big Papi34

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    That's very possible.
     
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    Finaly, the US wave arrived to TSW, great news.
    Sunnyside Yard was a little ghost place, so now it became alive.
     
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    I’m waiting for another American route. I liked LIRR
     
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    Has Derek Siddle been involved with this, he's the DTG Switcher guru????

    This looks quite appealing, we could do with a proper EMD Switcher for our yards. Which Railroad Companies had/have these SW1000R locos besides Amtrak, does anybody know, we have a few repainters in the game, we might end up with a few reskins, CSX, NS, BNSF, etc.
     
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    There's the catch- none of them. It was a one-of-a-kind rebuild of an SW9 made just for Amtrak- and no, too much had changed from an SW9 to reasonably pass it off as that.
     
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