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Release Date: Aug 23, 2012

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Includes 6 items: Train Simulator: Class A4 Pacifics Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: LNER Class A3 ‘Flying Scotsman’ Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Southern Pacific Cab Forward Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Thompson Class B1 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Union Pacific Big Boy Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Union Pacific Challenger Loco Add-On

 

About This Content

The Southern Pacific Cab Forward is a classic oil-burner from the glory days of US Steam, and now you can drive this distinctive heavyweight over the Donner Pass in Train Simulator.

The Donner Pass route became ever more important as California’s economy grew, and the Southern Pacific Railroad soon found that more power was needed to haul increasingly heavy trains through the Sierra Nevada. 2-8-8-2 Mallet locomotives answered the call, but the route’s many long tunnels and snow sheds caused new problems: locomotive cabs were filling with fumes from the smokestack while inside the tunnels, so the solution was to build a locomotive with the cab at the front – the ‘Cab Forward’. It may sound simple, but the design required a number of complex technical solutions: the oil-fired firebox was mounted at the leading end of the boiler, so it was supplied with oil via low-pressure pipework running all the way from the rear tender.

The Cab Forward for Train Simulator represents the (Articulated Consolidation) AC-10, AC-11 and AC-12 types. It includes both clean and weathered variants, accurate in-cab controls with realistic sounds, and five scenarios for the Donner Pass .

Scenarios

5 scenarios for the Donner Pass:
  • The Cab Forward.
  • Pacific Fruit Express
  • Slippery Slope
  • Stuck in the Snow
  • The Last Run

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!

Click here for Steam Workshop scenarios.

Key Features:


Southern Pacific Cab Forward steam locomotive with accurate in-cab controls and sound effects, including compressor steam exhaust ‘wheeze’ sounds. Includes weathered and clean versions of the Southern Pacific livery.
  • PFE ‘reefer’ refrigerated cars
  • Era-contemporary box cars
  • Southern Pacific cupola caboose with passenger view

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor:Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X 9.0c compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: October 1, 2014
As a fan of Cab Forwards, this add-on is fantastic. Unfortunately, the whistle is a bit off for my likings, and the chuff doesn't sound like a huge steam loco would, but there are ways to make your own sounds if you dislike them. The model and textures are fairly decent, and the shaders are also well done.

I wouldn't pay $20 for it though, it's not worth $20 by itself. Wait till a steam sale comes and the price goes down, and then i'd consider buying it. Just remember, this doesn't include Donner Pass, so if you want that, you need to buy it separately.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: October 6, 2014
This model is so-so. The model looks good and the whistle is alright but the engine doesn't feel powerful for its size. I have had a very hard time trying to keep the boiler pressure up and maintain speed at the same time without a significant tradeoff in one or the other. The bell is the very cheaply done audio file that G-Trax uses in their other models. For short trains on flat ground this engine is fun to drive but good luck with a moderate to long train that the real prototype was designed for.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: January 31, 2015
The cab forward is a nice add-on pack for Donner Pass, and is an overall need-to-get engine for the game. The details are amazing, and the sounds are wonderful. This engine comes with Two cab-forwards: a clean and weathered version. It also comes with 2 versions of Pacific Fruit Express cars, SP boxcars, WP boxcars, and Cabooses. Personally, i bought it for the cars, but that shouldnt be the reason why you but it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: October 26, 2014
Good game, but is way overpriced. Each time I buy a new DLC, it's about the same cost as buying a brand new game. Although, I really enjoy this loco and the scenarios it provides. I regret it when I pay but I can enjoy it as long as I want after.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: April 5, 2015
Great detailed locomotive! I love the prototype, and this dose a great job recreating the looks. However the sounds are kinda a letdown. I don't think their that bad though. 8.5/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: February 7, 2015
Cool model but really slow and gutless.It has a lot of cool features , windows open and even has a roof hatch and a cabin light, you can even sit in the caboose, The sounds it makes are the worst.I always liked the sounds that a steam engine makes but not this one.After about 5 or ten minutes of it I'am ready to shoot myself.I'am glad I didn't pat full price and even at 40% off it was to much money.I with I could get my money back Base on that I can't recomend this engine.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 3, 2015
theres a last southern pacific cab forward no.4294 in sacramento
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Posted: June 25
The loco looks good and is nice to drive, but the scenarios are annoying. Not the ideas, just the implementation. Might be enjoyable in quick drive and more leisurely workshop scenarios.

CF2 can not be completed in time.
CF3 randomly takes away control instead of actually simulating slippery track. (Pencil + paper.)
CF4 just needs some practice. Nice to play with the brakes. The headlights work very well.
CF5 is interesting and well done.

I cannot decide whether it should be a Yes or No, but as it offers similar amount of enjoyable content to some other scenarios, it's 51% yes ;-)
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Recommended
Posted: June 29
Love this loco, if combined with another Cab Forward and SP&S loco it turns out to be an awesome manifast train. For me, it seems, G-trax? IDK redeemed themselves a few years after making the NKP 765 and the Daylight as well as the SP&S 700/701. It comes with many types of reffers/boxcars. All are forty feet, with the choice of weathering and if their loaded or not loaded. It can motor up the 2.4 gradient when you put another cab forward and the 701 with 45 of these boxcars, it keeps the speed and PSI. Though like most articulated locos there bound to be some wheelslip as the drivers don't have as much weight on them, plus there's occasional glitches of running out of fuel just after starting in a yard with a 90+% fire mass. Other than that I would give it 4.5 stars or an 8.5 to 9 out of 10!
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