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User reviews: Positive (3 reviews) - 100% of the 3 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 3, 2012

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Buy Train Simulator: SW1500 Switcher Loco Add-On

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About This Content

This DLC is only available to purchase in the USA.

The SW1500 is a classic example of a US yard switcher, and the different colour schemes and variants included in this add-on make it ideal for all your switching operations in Train Simulator.

Built by the General Motors Electromotive Division as a replacement of the SW1200, the SW1500 was intended for switching duties, but was capable of light short line work as a road switcher. It was a development of the SW1200 and previous SW-series switchers dating back many years earlier, and was fitted with a 1500 horsepower two-stroke V-12 diesel engine. A total of 808 examples were built from 1966 to 1974, serving industrial and railroad operators across the length and breadth of the United States, with approximately a quarter of the whole production initially purchased by the Southern Pacific Railroad. A huge number of SW1500s can still be found in use today, proving the durability and versatility of this old locomotive design. The SW1500 for Train Simulator includes different variants and liveries making it as versatile as the real thing.


SW1500 Switcher in the following liveries: Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, BNSF, Burlington Northern, Norfolk Southern ‘Lines’, Norfolk Southern ‘Horse’, Frisco, Western Pacific, Southern and Canadian National.


  • 2 scenarios for the Cajon Pass (Barstow-San Bernadino), also available on Steam
  • Mobile Switcher
  • A Grand Day Cutting

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
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Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: July 6
I love these american shunting locos.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 21, 2014
Well, this pack has a BUNCH of paintjobs, with each one more or less having tweaked features, such as spark arrestors, headlights, horn, and stobes.

The bad thing though, is it has a default horn, of which the loop is WAY too long, which makes it diffucult to do the American Horn Sequence (Long-Long-Short-Long), so you have to get a special mod in order for the horn to work right!

All in all, I guess I would recommend this, as it is kindof a given engine you HAVE to have, but try to get it on sale...
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 28, 2014
These are some nice locomotives. A great variety of liveries are included such as Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, Frisco, etc. The are fun to drive and look fantastic! I love em alot! I really like their horn except one minor flaw is that the horn loop is to long making it hard to do the long long short long when approaching crossings which is critical in US railroading. Included are a few scenarios for Cajon Pass including free roam. I do suggest getting these because they are fun to drive.
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