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Releasedatum: 13 jun 2013
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The SP&S E-1 Class ‘Northerns’ add a touch of nostalgia to Train Simulator – jump in the cab and recreate that 1930s West Coast flavour.

After many years of operating second-hand locomotives, the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway (SP&S) was granted permission by its parent companies, the Great Northern Railway and Northern Pacific Railway, to acquire its first new locomotives. In 1938, the SP&S took delivery of three Baldwin Locomotive Works 4-8-4 locomotives, numbered 700, 701 and 702. These locomotives, designated as E-1 Class ‘ Northerns’, were identical in design to the Northern Pacific A-3, except that they burned oil instead of coal.

The ‘Northerns’ operated at a tractive effort of 69,800 lbf (310.49kN) and included a Walschaerts valve gear, piston valves and two cylinders. On entering service, they operated the SP&S’ premier passenger services, including the Empire Builder, although by the late 1940s had been moved to secondary passenger services due to the introduction of diesel locomotives and by the mid-1950s were relegated to freight services.

By Summer 1956, all three ‘Northerns’ had been retired from service, with No. 700 pulling its last passenger train from Portland, Oregon to Wishram, Washington on 20th May 1956. This locomotive is the only one of the three ‘Northerns’ to have been preserved and can be viewed at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center.

The E-1 Class ‘Northerns’ from Train Simulator, developed by G-Trax Simulations, is available in SP&S livery with two running numbers, No. 700 and No. 701.

The locomotive is Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the SP&S E-1 Class ‘Northerns’ on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam.

Scenarios


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

  • E-1 Class ‘Northerns’ in Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway livery
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Cab lighting
  • Opening cab windows
  • Download size: 62mb

Systeemeisen

    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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    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
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2 van de 4 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Geplaatst: 17 februari
Being that I'm from the Pacific Northwest, I kind of wanted something to mimic the steamers of the area. This addon is a bit dated, so I can't say I totally recommend it. Only for diehard steamer fans. Not terribly complex, and still fun, but not up to the quality of many other addons available right now. Graphically, a bit poor, especially the interior.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
5 van de 5 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Geplaatst: 31 oktober 2014
This is an amazing engine to have! The sounds are realistic but the only problem I have with it is theres only two road numbers but that dosnt stop me from giving it a thumbs up!
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
4 van de 5 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Geplaatst: 12 december 2014
i love this engine a classic look of what engines back in the day looked like and when you get it up to speed the sound is perfect
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
Geplaatst: 6 juli
All of the Grax steam locomotives portray famous preserved passenger engines in North America. These engine currently run in excursion service in real life. If you are a fan of those engines then you will want them.

There are drawbacks to this DLC, however. First off, these are older DLC models and are starting to show their age. Their textures look simplistic, fine detail is lacking and there is a distinct lack of functioning animations such as the throttle reach lever, the reach rod and radious rod of the valve gear and windows which don't appear to open when viewed from the outside of the locomotive. Also, while the engines have a lot of smoke emitters to simulate the various steam and smoke exhuasts (a nice touch), they are not animated. For example, the emitters for the injectors, feedwater pumps, and coal stokers/oil lines do not shut off when they should; they are always on. Additionally, the safety valves/pop valves are always on; newer model steam engine DLC feature animated valves that 'pop off' when boiler pressure reaches maximum and shut off again when BP falls.

All of the Gtrax locomotives including the Southern Pacific GS-4, the Nickel Plate Road S-2, and the Spokane, Portland, and Seattle E-1 engine are underpowered; they cannot and will not cruise at track speed with tonnage. They cannot keep up steam the way their real-world "superpower" counterparts do. This severely limits their "fun factor". However, there are free physics upgrades for the Gtrax engines available at Railworks America.com. The best ones are by a fellow who goes by the name DtrainBNSF1. These mods will improve the handling of the engines to more believable parameters.

Also, there is a problem with the locomotive engineers; on all of the engines the engineers seem to be positioned too low in their seats; this "sinking engineer" problem never should have made it through quality control. Fortunately, there is a third party utilities software package for Train Simulator called Railworks Tools, available at RailworksAmerica.com. It is donationware and worth it. It will give you the ability to raise the engineers to their proper locations.

Lastly, none of the engines have any 'steam era' routes to run on. They must be run on routes that are set in the modern era, as these are the only routes that we have available to us. This limits their use in scenario creation to those dealing with modern subjects.

Overall, if you want these engines, wait for a sale. If you want a top-quality steam locomotive, save your money for the Union Pacific F.E.F. or the A.T.& N. Consolidation, both from Smokebox, and available as DLC for this game. They are well worth the money and on the opposite end of the quality spectrum from the Gtrax engines.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig