Platform: Steam
Price:  £11.99

Overview

The Amtrak® Dash 8-32BWH diesel locomotive, constructed by General Electric in 1991, is one of the most unique and, among North American railroad enthusiasts, one of the more popular diesel types to emerge in the 1990s, and is now available for Train Simulator.

With a design based on GE?s Dash 8-32B freight locomotive, 20 of these distinctive diesels were built for Amtrak at GE?s Erie, Pennsylvania manufacturing facility and have gone on to achieve long and successful careers working across Amtrak?s national rail system.

Rated at 3,200 horsepower, the Dash 8-32BWH is powered by a 12-cylinder version of GE?s 7FDL prime mover and rides GE FB-2 two-axle trucks. In appearance, the Dash 8-32BWH is unlike anything else on the Amtrak roster, featuring a North American wide cab set in front of a traditional road-switcher body. When built, the locomotives were dressed in a flashy red, white, blue and grey Amtrak livery.

At first, Dash 8-32BWHs were assigned to short-haul trains, such as the Los Angeles-San Diego San Diegans, as well as premier long-distance trains including the California Zephyr. Since the arrival of Amtrak?s Genesis diesels, the Dash 8-32BWH, now dressed in Amtrak?s current blue and silver livery, has primarily been assigned to short-haul trains and often serve as terminal switchers at locations such as Miami and Chicago.

The Dash 8-32BWH for Train Simulator is available in both its original Amtrak livery and present-day scheme, and also includes a set of Amtrak Superliner passenger equipment. The locomotive is ideal for passenger duty on US routes from coast to coast!

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the Amtrak Dash 8-32BWH on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Miami ? West Palm Beach route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

Features

Scenarios

Three scenarios for the Miami – West Palm Beach route:

  • Southbound to Miami – Part 1 
  • Southbound to Miami – Part 2 
  • Game Day Dash 
More scenarios are available on Steam Workshop online and in-game. Train Simulator’s Steam Workshop scenarios are free and easy to download, adding many more hours of exciting gameplay. With scenarios being added daily, why don’t you check it out now!

Key Features 

  • GE Dash 8-32BWH in Amtrak Phase III ‘Pepsi Can’ and Amtrak Phase V liveries 
  • Bi-level Superliner coaches in Amtrak Phase IVb livery, including Baggage Heritage Car, Dining Coach, Sightseer Lounge and Sleeper Coach 
  • Quick Drive compatible 
  • Scenarios for the Miami – West Palm Beach route 
  • Download size: 588mb

System Requirements

MINIMUM: 
  • OS: Windows® 7 / 8.1 
  • Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors) 
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM 
  • Graphics: 512 MB - 1GB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only) 
  • DirectX®: 9.0c 
  • Hard Drive: 40 GB HD space 
  • Sound: Direct X 9.0c compatible 
  • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection 
  • Additional: Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos 
  • Graphics: Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required
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