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Release Date: Nov 29, 2012

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The Baldwin Centipede was one of the more unusual and heavy diesel locomotives in US railroading history, and now you can drive this heavyweight around the Horseshoe Curve in Train Simulator.

Arguably ahead of its time in terms of design, the Baldwin DR-12-8-1500/2 gained the ‘Centipede’ name from its odd wheel arrangement, so called as it was to have resembled the legs of a centipede. Given its heavy weight and numerous wheel sets, the Centipede offered the highest tractive power of any diesel locomotive in history.

In total, 54 units were produced and used in service by the Pennsylvania Railroad, Seaboard Air Line Railroad and National Railway of Mexico between 1945 and 1948. The Centipede was capable of operating independently or coupled in pairs, something the PRR successfully exploited to haul long passenger and freight trains across its network, including around the famous Horseshoe Curve.

However, the Centipede was beset with problems and by the 1950s most railroads had scrapped their fleet, due in part to their troublesome engines and the damage they caused to the track from their heavy weight.

Developed by Reppo, the PRR Baldwin Centipede is available for Train Simulator in Pennsylvania Railroad black livery. As well as a highly detailed cab interior, the locomotive also features a fully-detailed engine start-up and realistic engine scripting. Also included are a PRR baggage car and PRR dining car, the latter with a finely detailed passenger view.

The Horseshoe Curve Add-On (available separately) is required to play the scenarios included with this Add-On.


Three scenarios for the Horseshoe Curve:

  • Last Train to Gallitzin
  • Testing the Power
  • Downhill Coal
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

  • Baldwin Centipede in Pennsylvania Railroad black livery
  • Fully detailed engine start-up and realistic engine scripting
  • PRR baggage car
  • PRR dining car with highly detailed passenger view
  • Scenarios for the Horseshoe Curve route
  • Quick Drive compatible

System Requirements

    • 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
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 21, 2014
Okay, before you continue reading: if you are not interested in what could quite possibly qualify to be the BEST LOCO DLC EVAH, just skip over this next part.

The baldwin centipede, one of the rarest diesels ever, has been BEAUTIFULLY redone by REPPO for TS. THe model is AMAZING, looks SO real, and the sounds will make you faint! I don't know HOW reppo managed to get the sounds for this one, but when you hear that air horn, it will give you chills!

The Startup sequence on this one is VERY realistic, requiring quite a few steps just to get the thing moving!

The only thing I could've asked for would be another paintjob, because more railroads than PRR had them, be it for a short while.

Reppo, kudos to you for giving us one as awesome as this, and please, dont feel shy to give us another!

Do I recommend this? ^ What did I just write up a bove? OF COURSE I RECOMMEND THIS!!!! GO BUY IT!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 8, 2014
Reppo did a good job of making this engine. The startup is a little complicated to learn but makes the engine more fun to drive once you know how to do it. This engine comes with some great sounds and is fun to drive. I think the pricetag should be lower though, Every addon that gets published makes is way overpriced.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Posted: April 3, 2015
This is an excellent locomotive. There's a bit of a 'z fight' with the floor textures inside the cab and side panels but that could just be my drivers. The sounds on this centipede are some of the best I have heard in a DLC. A little pricy but well worth it in my opinion.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 31, 2015
One of the rarest diesels out there, the Baldwin Centipede is truly a mark of failed engineering. This model alone makes it look like it has the power of a Big Boy. The reason i bought the Centipede was so i could get the Baggage and Dining car for my Makeshift K4s Broadway Limited. This engine is a get if you want some workhorse on the curve.
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 12, 2015
all baldwin centipedes were scrapped
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