Platform: Steam
Price:  £14.99

Overview

Take the throttle of one of the biggest and most distinctive diesel locomotives ever to serve on America’s railroads – with the Union Pacific General Electric U50. Authentically created by DTM, the leviathan, eight-axle, 5,000-horsepower, half-a-million-pound Union Pacific GE U50 diesel locomotive is now available for Train Simulator duty.

As General Electric’s answer to Union Pacific’s call for diesel super power in the early 1960s, the U50 was massive and memorable. Stretching more than 83-feet long, standing over 16-feet tall, weighing more than half-a-million pounds, and riding on eight powered axles in a bolstered B+B-B+B wheel arrangement, the U50 was, for all intents and purposes, two of General Electric’s landmark U25Bs rolled into one locomotive. Among the features of the U50s was that the units rode on reconditioned truck and bolster assemblies from UP's retired 4500-horsepower “GTEL” gas-turbine locomotives.

Union Pacific purchased a total of 23 U50s. The big diesels worked over much of UP’s main lines and were often found leading tonnage across the plains of Nebraska and Kansas and totting freight over famed Sherman Hill. The Union Pacific retired the last of its U50s in 1977.

The Train Simulator Union Pacific U50 captures in exacting detail the features of this biggest of all GE “U-boats.” The U50 wears the 1960s “Dependable Transportation” version of Union Pacific’s time-honoured livery and is provided in both clean and snow-dressed variations. The DLC pack also includes an excellent and authentic selection of freight rolling stock, including Union Pacific’s S-40-16 stock car (loaded and empty); a Pacific Fruit Express R-70-12 refrigerator car; UP F-70-11 bulkhead flatcar (empty and with three loads); and Union Pacific’s classic CA-7 steel cupola caboose with operable marker lights and full interior. Four career scenarios included feature the U50 at work on the Train Simulator popular Sherman Hill route (route available separately).

Experience 1960s diesel super power – with the Union Pacific GE U50 for Train Simulator!

Included Scenarios
Four career scenarios for the Sherman Hill route are included:

  • Union Pacific Extra 36 West, Part 1
  • Union Pacific Extra 36 West, Part 1
  • Pacific Fruit Express East
  • Geneva Steel Works Tonnage

Please Note: Sherman Hill Route Add-On is required, as a separate purchase, in order to play the scenarios featured in this add-on.

Features

Pro Range
The Pro Range is aimed toward the serious train simulation enthusiast looking for a complex machine to master. Each product is designed to provide education and entertainment for users. Xbox controller and HUD interface support do not come as standard and users will need to read the accompanying documentation to fully understand the operation of this advanced simulation.

Key Features
  • Union Pacific General Electric 5,000-horsepower U50 diesel locomotive
  • UP’s “Dependable Transportation” livery in clean- and snow-dressed versions
  • Highly authentic cab, controls, and operating features
  • Union Pacific’s S-40-16 stock car (loaded and empty)
  • Pacific Fruit Express R-70-12 refrigerator car
  • UP F-70-11 bulkhead flatcar (empty and with three loads)
  • Union Pacific CA-7 cupola caboose with operable marker lights and full interior.
  • Four realistic career scenarios for the Sherman Hill route
  • Quick Drive Compatible
  • Download size: 159.9mb

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
  • Additional: Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
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