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Release Date: Feb 14, 2013

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The Southern Pacific GS-4 is one of the United States’ most iconic steam locomotives, and these colourful steamers are available for you to drive in Train Simulator.

Southern Pacific ordered a total of 28 Class GS-4 ("Golden State") locomotives from Lima Locomotive Works, with streamlined Daylight livery. The GS-4s began to be delivered to the railroad in 1941. Locomotive 4449 was retired in 1957 and was restored to operational condition and repainted into red, white and blue as part of the USA's bi-centennial celebrations.

Four versions of the Southern Pacific GS-4 are included in this pack, including the famous Daylight livery, so you can drive this wonderful art deco locomotive in both preserved and original working condition.

Includes

  • Southern Pacific Gs-4 'the Daylight'
  • Southern Pacific Gs-4 'american Freedom'
  • Southern Pacific GS-4 Employee Appreciation'
  • Southern Pacific GS-4 'War Baby' historical condition

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
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Positive (23 reviews)
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vonmillard
Posted: February 3
What map contains the stock scenarios of this Locomotive?
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adam94566
Posted: January 17
Were are the ps daylight passenger cars
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[MR]Trainboy7890
Posted: January 2
Right now the tender doesnt have a coupler and wont pull cars but runs great
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Tamora Cougar
Posted: November 25, 2015
this is an amazing train, but i have a small problem with this dlc pack, the tender will not couple with any rolling stock, how do i fix thiis?
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axg96
Posted: October 2, 2015
Fantastic! This thing is fast! It pulls great! The only problem is there are no matching passenger coaches for the Daylight, American Freedom Train, or BNSF paint schemes. This was a huge disappointment to me, but it was still worth it. I'm not a computer saavy person so I don't know how to get them from a third party either
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SimsGuy32
Posted: September 19, 2015
Very good steam engine.4449 is my favorite.For those who were looking for some identical coaches,they were released as freeware.Here are the links:

Daylight (Base Pack): http://railworksamerica.com/index.php/download-library/rolling-stock-repaints?view=document&id=128

SP Grey (Base Pack Required to copy/paste SF_Lightweight GEOPCDX into railcars folder): http://railworksamerica.com/index.php/download-library/rolling-stock-repaints?view=document&id=280:southern-pacific-sp-lark-gray-passenger-car&catid=19:rolling-stock-repaints

AFT (Base Pack Required to copy/paste SF_Lightweight GEOPCDX into railcars folder): http://railworksamerica.com/index.php/download-library/rolling-stock-repaints?view=document&id=1251:american-freedom-train-ltwts&catid=19:rolling-stock-repaints

Hope this helped!
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cota260
Posted: September 9, 2015
This add-on really needs coast daylight coaches. Good add-on if you get the coaches from g-trax
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Special Agent Fox Mulder
Posted: September 5, 2015
This GS4 is great, Higly recommend it but if they added SP daylight coaches and American Freedom Coaches then this would be a 5 star but foir now, DTG should make a Marketplace fith the freedom coaches and daylight coaches including, Grey P70 coaches but overall, its a great engine.
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eirik1231
Posted: August 8, 2015
NO COACHES!
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The Old Dessauer
Posted: July 6, 2015
All of the Grax steam locomotives portray famous preserved passenger engines in North American excursion service.

Let me start by saying that I like the prototype locomotives and I want to like these DLC packages. Having said that, these DLC packs are older and are starting to show their age (released in summer 2013). These products have their pros and cons. Their textures look simplistic; an example would be rivets shown in two dimensions instead of three. Also, there is a distinct lack of functioning animations such as the compensating levers ( the throttle reach lever on the engineer’s side of the boiler), and the reach rod and radius rod of the valve gear (which should move when the reverse lever is adjusted). The included sounds are good enough; Clanking siderods, exhaust chuffing, steam hissing, and bell and whistle are all working. It would have been nice if a quill-able whistle would have been included (varying pitch, tone, duration, and volume according to how you pull the whistle cord).

All locomotives have working headlights and functioning back-up lights on the tenders. Class lamps are illuminated, however, they are slaved to the headlights so you cannot turn them off when the headlights are illuminated. Additionally, the colors of the class lamps cannot be changed; they are always on white (extra/unscheduled). I find both of these things to be disappointing. The GS-4 MARS light illuminates but does not operate independently of the Headlight. Cab interiors are fairly well detailed. All locomotives have working cab lights.

I have a few complaints about the visual quality of the locomotives:

1) When you are stoking the firebox of the Berkshire, a “missing texture” message flashes instead of a fire.

2) While cab windows open from the inside, when you change camera view to the outside, the windows appear to be closed, a strange glitch (present on all locomotives).

3) The engineer is placed too low in his seat and his legs are dangling through the floor of the cab (present on all locomotives).

All of these visual issues should have been addressed with a patch.

One of the best aspects about these locomotives is that they have a lot of smoke emitters to simulate the various steam and smoke exhausts (a nice touch). Other than the F.E.F. and Consolidation from Smokebox, these are by far the most glorious smoke and steam effects for any of the stock steam locomotives in the game. They are so good, in fact, it makes one wonder why they were not used for any of the other steam locomotive DLC other than the Southern Pacific Cab-Forward. I have only a few small nitpicks about these emitters:

1) The safety valves/pop valves are always on; newer model steam engine DLC (see Pennsy K4, Smokebox Consolidation, Smokebox F.E.F.), feature animated valves that are slaved to the boiler pressure so that they ‘pop off’ when boiler pressure reaches maximum and shut off again when BP falls.

2) When you open the Gtrax locomotive’s cylinder co-cks, they immediately blow out steam. They shouldn’t do this until you open the throttle (regulator).

3) The S-2 Berkshire has no steam exhaust for the stoker motor; as it is the only coal burning locomotive of the bunch, it should have had an emitter to animate this.

4) There are no emitters for the driving-wheel sanders on any of the locomotives.

The worst aspect of the Gtrax locomotives is their performance parameters. 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 lack tractive effort and horsepower. None of three engines will 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. They are in the Files Library under Accessories and Tools. These mods are free and easily installed using the Train Simulator Utilities executable located in your Train Simulator Folder. These mods will improve the handling of the engines to more believable parameters, allowing you to pull trains of prototypical tonnage and lengths at track speed.

The Southern Pacific GS-4 comes in four liveries, a suprising addition that really enhances it’s value: The standard SP “Daylight” passenge scheme, the all black “warbaby” scheme, the “American Freedom Train” red, white, and blue scheme, and the BNSF employee appreciation special scheme.

All of the Gtrax engines are Quick-Drive enabled, however none of them come with scenarios or rolling stock, a disappointment.

Overall, the train simulator community needs more big, North American steam locomotives. These engines are a good start. However, they have some bugs that could easily be solved with a patch from the developer (if he chose to do so). Among these bugs, the worst is the poor performance characteristics which if not solved, render these locomotives nothing more than “eye candy”. The fact that none of the locomotives were bundled with steam-era rolling stock further limits their value. If you want these, you should wait for a sale.

Final Rating: Yellow Block: Caution, hazard ahead. You may want to wait for a sale.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/208352/?snr=1_7_15__13
http://store.steampowered.com/app/208348/?snr=1_7_15__13
http://store.steampowered.com/app/208349/?snr=1_7_7_151_150_1
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titanicfan844
Posted: May 21, 2015
this is a pack that releases some of the most beautiful engines in America
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eric_lagace
Posted: May 3, 2015
the gs.4 is a great steam train
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Phish Owes Me a Team Captain
Posted: March 21, 2015
Great!
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Dgoble
Posted: February 14, 2015
every time i try to make a constist with it the game crashes with temp dump 49.9 why does it do that? but i love the train other wise
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jill.anderson977
Posted: November 24, 2014
Im with you carolyn.weeden I wish the 4449 had identical coaches and the bell sounds like the 844's bell and the wistle sounds like it should be like the real wistle. Also in train simulator 2016 they should add shay locos with climbax locos and highslers
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carolyn.weeden
Posted: November 20, 2014
nice train but i wish it came with identical coaches
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StormLust
Posted: October 24, 2014
it would have been nices if they had made it so this steam engine could pull freight or other stuff than just running down the tracks with just the engine and coal hopper
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StevenJam
Posted: October 16, 2014
I have had this train ever since it came out! it has been one of the best addons ever!
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NoahBlueRidge
Posted: October 13, 2014
Very, very nice loco. I just wish the diesel MU box in the cab actually worked!
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[ENRL] «Mr. Hax»
Posted: October 8, 2014
I don't wanna be nasty, but this is the worst addon I have ever gotten. When it is stopped, it shakes backwards and frontwards, also the bell and horn are bad quality.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: February 3
What map contains the stock scenarios of this Locomotive?
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: November 23, 2013
There seems to be a problem with this one in TS2014. It works fine by itself, but when I create a consist in quickdrive and run it, the program crashes to desktop.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: September 19, 2015
Very good steam engine.4449 is my favorite.For those who were looking for some identical coaches,they were released as freeware.Here are the links:

Daylight (Base Pack): http://railworksamerica.com/index.php/download-library/rolling-stock-repaints?view=document&id=128

SP Grey (Base Pack Required to copy/paste SF_Lightweight GEOPCDX into railcars folder): http://railworksamerica.com/index.php/download-library/rolling-stock-repaints?view=document&id=280:southern-pacific-sp-lark-gray-passenger-car&catid=19:rolling-stock-repaints

AFT (Base Pack Required to copy/paste SF_Lightweight GEOPCDX into railcars folder): http://railworksamerica.com/index.php/download-library/rolling-stock-repaints?view=document&id=1251:american-freedom-train-ltwts&catid=19:rolling-stock-repaints

Hope this helped!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: October 13, 2014
Very, very nice loco. I just wish the diesel MU box in the cab actually worked!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: November 24, 2014
Im with you carolyn.weeden I wish the 4449 had identical coaches and the bell sounds like the 844's bell and the wistle sounds like it should be like the real wistle. Also in train simulator 2016 they should add shay locos with climbax locos and highslers
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: September 5, 2015
This GS4 is great, Higly recommend it but if they added SP daylight coaches and American Freedom Coaches then this would be a 5 star but foir now, DTG should make a Marketplace fith the freedom coaches and daylight coaches including, Grey P70 coaches but overall, its a great engine.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: October 2, 2015
Fantastic! This thing is fast! It pulls great! The only problem is there are no matching passenger coaches for the Daylight, American Freedom Train, or BNSF paint schemes. This was a huge disappointment to me, but it was still worth it. I'm not a computer saavy person so I don't know how to get them from a third party either
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 21, 2015
this is a pack that releases some of the most beautiful engines in America
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: July 6, 2015
All of the Grax steam locomotives portray famous preserved passenger engines in North American excursion service.

Let me start by saying that I like the prototype locomotives and I want to like these DLC packages. Having said that, these DLC packs are older and are starting to show their age (released in summer 2013). These products have their pros and cons. Their textures look simplistic; an example would be rivets shown in two dimensions instead of three. Also, there is a distinct lack of functioning animations such as the compensating levers ( the throttle reach lever on the engineer’s side of the boiler), and the reach rod and radius rod of the valve gear (which should move when the reverse lever is adjusted). The included sounds are good enough; Clanking siderods, exhaust chuffing, steam hissing, and bell and whistle are all working. It would have been nice if a quill-able whistle would have been included (varying pitch, tone, duration, and volume according to how you pull the whistle cord).

All locomotives have working headlights and functioning back-up lights on the tenders. Class lamps are illuminated, however, they are slaved to the headlights so you cannot turn them off when the headlights are illuminated. Additionally, the colors of the class lamps cannot be changed; they are always on white (extra/unscheduled). I find both of these things to be disappointing. The GS-4 MARS light illuminates but does not operate independently of the Headlight. Cab interiors are fairly well detailed. All locomotives have working cab lights.

I have a few complaints about the visual quality of the locomotives:

1) When you are stoking the firebox of the Berkshire, a “missing texture” message flashes instead of a fire.

2) While cab windows open from the inside, when you change camera view to the outside, the windows appear to be closed, a strange glitch (present on all locomotives).

3) The engineer is placed too low in his seat and his legs are dangling through the floor of the cab (present on all locomotives).

All of these visual issues should have been addressed with a patch.

One of the best aspects about these locomotives is that they have a lot of smoke emitters to simulate the various steam and smoke exhausts (a nice touch). Other than the F.E.F. and Consolidation from Smokebox, these are by far the most glorious smoke and steam effects for any of the stock steam locomotives in the game. They are so good, in fact, it makes one wonder why they were not used for any of the other steam locomotive DLC other than the Southern Pacific Cab-Forward. I have only a few small nitpicks about these emitters:

1) The safety valves/pop valves are always on; newer model steam engine DLC (see Pennsy K4, Smokebox Consolidation, Smokebox F.E.F.), feature animated valves that are slaved to the boiler pressure so that they ‘pop off’ when boiler pressure reaches maximum and shut off again when BP falls.

2) When you open the Gtrax locomotive’s cylinder co-cks, they immediately blow out steam. They shouldn’t do this until you open the throttle (regulator).

3) The S-2 Berkshire has no steam exhaust for the stoker motor; as it is the only coal burning locomotive of the bunch, it should have had an emitter to animate this.

4) There are no emitters for the driving-wheel sanders on any of the locomotives.

The worst aspect of the Gtrax locomotives is their performance parameters. 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 lack tractive effort and horsepower. None of three engines will 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. They are in the Files Library under Accessories and Tools. These mods are free and easily installed using the Train Simulator Utilities executable located in your Train Simulator Folder. These mods will improve the handling of the engines to more believable parameters, allowing you to pull trains of prototypical tonnage and lengths at track speed.

The Southern Pacific GS-4 comes in four liveries, a suprising addition that really enhances it’s value: The standard SP “Daylight” passenge scheme, the all black “warbaby” scheme, the “American Freedom Train” red, white, and blue scheme, and the BNSF employee appreciation special scheme.

All of the Gtrax engines are Quick-Drive enabled, however none of them come with scenarios or rolling stock, a disappointment.

Overall, the train simulator community needs more big, North American steam locomotives. These engines are a good start. However, they have some bugs that could easily be solved with a patch from the developer (if he chose to do so). Among these bugs, the worst is the poor performance characteristics which if not solved, render these locomotives nothing more than “eye candy”. The fact that none of the locomotives were bundled with steam-era rolling stock further limits their value. If you want these, you should wait for a sale.

Final Rating: Yellow Block: Caution, hazard ahead. You may want to wait for a sale.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/208352/?snr=1_7_15__13
http://store.steampowered.com/app/208348/?snr=1_7_15__13
http://store.steampowered.com/app/208349/?snr=1_7_7_151_150_1
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
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Posted: October 24, 2014
it would have been nices if they had made it so this steam engine could pull freight or other stuff than just running down the tracks with just the engine and coal hopper
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
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Posted: February 14, 2015
every time i try to make a constist with it the game crashes with temp dump 49.9 why does it do that? but i love the train other wise
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: August 8, 2015
NO COACHES!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
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Posted: November 20, 2014
nice train but i wish it came with identical coaches
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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Posted: October 16, 2014
I have had this train ever since it came out! it has been one of the best addons ever!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 3, 2015
the gs.4 is a great steam train
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: October 8, 2014
I don't wanna be nasty, but this is the worst addon I have ever gotten. When it is stopped, it shakes backwards and frontwards, also the bell and horn are bad quality.
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Recommended
Posted: September 9, 2015
This add-on really needs coast daylight coaches. Good add-on if you get the coaches from g-trax
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Recommended
Posted: November 25, 2015
this is an amazing train, but i have a small problem with this dlc pack, the tender will not couple with any rolling stock, how do i fix thiis?
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Posted: January 2
Right now the tender doesnt have a coupler and wont pull cars but runs great
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