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Release Date: Aug 1, 2012

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This DLC is only available to purchase in the USA.

The EMD GP9 is a great road switcher which can find a home on any of your US routes in Train Simulator.


Built by the General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD) between 1954 and 1959, these 1,750-horsepower diesel-electric locomotives were put to use across the whole of the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. More than 3,400 examples were built, making the 4-axle ‘Geep’ one of the best-selling US locomotives of all time. A number of GP9s remain in service today on short lines and industrial facilities, and as switchers for the major railroads, though they can be difficult to spot as they have mostly been extensively rebuilt. This versatile locomotive is a great Train Simulator add-on for US railfans, whether you are switching or hauling on the mainline.


Includes the EMD GP9 in the following liveries:

  • Union Pacific
  • Burlington Northern
  • BNSF Heritage
  • Canadian National
  • Santa Fe (2 variants)
  • Milwaukee Road
  • Rock Island
  • Southern
  • Chicago North
  • Western
  • Rio Grande
  • Western Pacific
  • Southern Pacific (2 variants)
  • Great Northern

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
    Recommended:
    • 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
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Overall:
Positive (7 reviews)
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The Old Dessauer
Posted: July 18, 2015
If you are a fan of first generation North American Diesels, then you know that the EMD GP-9 is an essential addition to your Train Simulator library.

I will touch on a few of the good and bad points here.

Overall, these engines appear to be a good likeness of the GP-9. I do not know what phase they are. A few of the models are dynamic brake equipped and some are not. The particle emitter for the engine exhaust gives a healthy and satisfying smoke plume. Windows and doors do not open, but since this DLC is three years old as of the writing of this review, I am willing to let that one slide.

Sounds: The included sounds are okay. The engine rumble sounds roughly like a 567 engine block. Horn, bell, sanding, air brake bail-off are all present. When you move levers in the cab you here a satisfying ‘thunk’ as the handles move into place. The one big missing sound is that of dynamic brakes. On the models so equipped the dynamic brake whine is missing completely, something that is immersion breaking. This should be patched as all other dynamic brake equipped models in the game have the sound effect.

Lighting effects: The headlights work although they are not independent; front and back headlights turn on and off at the same time. The numberboards illuminate but they are tied to the headlights so you cannot turn them on and off independently. The class lights do not work at all, which is a disappointment.

The huge plus for me is the large number of liveries available in one DLC. There are no less than 14 railroads represented with two of them having two liveries for a total of 16 liveries. These liveries are as follows:

Union Pacific
Burlington Northern
BNSF Heritage
Canadian National
Santa Fe (2 variants: All blue and Blue Bonnet)
Milwaukee Road
Rock Island
Southern
Chicago & Northwestern
Rio Grande
Western Pacific
Southern Pacific (2 variants: Black Widow and Bloody Nose)
Great Northern

This is an outstanding value which we just don’t see anymore with the new Locomotive DLC, many of which should have multiple road names, but for some reason Dovetail just isn’t interested in releasing them. It would have been nice had Dovetail Games released some period appropriate 1950’s rolling stock with these engines, but since they gave us so many road names I am willing to forgive.

Other than the issues with the missing dynamic brake sounds and non-functioning class lights, I believe that this is a good value for a three year old DLC. The big selling factors are that the GP-9 is a famous first generation diesel, and the fact that we get tons of liveries for multiple railroads.

I would recommend this DLC to friends.

Final Verdict: Green Block: All Clear! You may proceed and make your purchase!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/208371/?snr=1_7_15__13
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John (Blue Lives Matter)
Posted: April 26, 2015
Despite being one of the oldest addon packs for the Train Simulator series, it is still a great locomotive to run. Don't expect it to have any of the fancy opening doors or windows of the newer addons but the detail and cab view are great. The engine is fun to drive and a gp9 of some sort can sneak its way onto any american route with how widely popular the locomotive was in reality and in game with the numerous default skins and reskins to be found on various websites.
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T&NO-794
Posted: January 31, 2015
The GP9 pack is truly a pack to get with the game. It comes with a Variaty of 21 locos in different liveries. This is an amazing pack, but there are some things i wish could be included. I wish that there were at least 3 different freight cars per locomotive, a new horn, and more scenarios to come with the engines. Despite this, its still a nice pack to buy.
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angeldewalt
Posted: December 29, 2014
Two words: REUSED SOUNDS
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Daniel_Higginz
Posted: December 4, 2014
This is a great add-on. The horn is too quiet when heard from a distance(and unrealistic of course). The overall engine looks fine. Many liveries of current and past railroads like CN, BNSF, SP and CNW. Includes a scenario for Cajon Pass along with free roam. The train used to have a CNW freight yard in Chicago but not anymore. Still good add-on!
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PVT.VERNON
Posted: December 2, 2014
Gives a lot for what you pay
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JHM Studios (Blue Lives Matter)
Posted: October 3, 2014
So, I bought this pack during the sale, and I was thinking: 'well, it doens't come with any scenarios for any routes I own. Oh, well, I might as well get it to say I have it.' Well, I went to the steam workshop, and there are many free scenarios for this engine.

As for the pack itself: two words- pretty cool
Pros:
Really nice assortment of paint schemes, so that this unit will feel at home on any route!
Nice cab , with realistic controls and setup.
Lots of different configuration depending on what paint scheme is applied (various objects such as bell placement, dynamic brake "fins", lights, and winterization boxes on some of the cooling fans.

Cons:
The engine sounds themselves are directly aliased to the Default EMD F7, which is slightly dissapointing. But, needless to say, this can be changed relatively easily, so this doesn't really take away from the engine itself. (Yes, I know both the GP9 and the F7 had EMD 567 prime movers, so the engines would sound slightly similar. But I am talking about things like horns, bells, brake and cab sounds.)

To the question of whether or not I would recommend this pack:
THAT WOULD BE A BIG FAT YES! Thumbs up!

-Tra1nnut
Owner of JHM Studios (group name: TMMAR Studios)
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: October 3, 2014
So, I bought this pack during the sale, and I was thinking: 'well, it doens't come with any scenarios for any routes I own. Oh, well, I might as well get it to say I have it.' Well, I went to the steam workshop, and there are many free scenarios for this engine.

As for the pack itself: two words- pretty cool
Pros:
Really nice assortment of paint schemes, so that this unit will feel at home on any route!
Nice cab , with realistic controls and setup.
Lots of different configuration depending on what paint scheme is applied (various objects such as bell placement, dynamic brake "fins", lights, and winterization boxes on some of the cooling fans.

Cons:
The engine sounds themselves are directly aliased to the Default EMD F7, which is slightly dissapointing. But, needless to say, this can be changed relatively easily, so this doesn't really take away from the engine itself. (Yes, I know both the GP9 and the F7 had EMD 567 prime movers, so the engines would sound slightly similar. But I am talking about things like horns, bells, brake and cab sounds.)

To the question of whether or not I would recommend this pack:
THAT WOULD BE A BIG FAT YES! Thumbs up!

-Tra1nnut
Owner of JHM Studios (group name: TMMAR Studios)
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: April 26, 2015
Despite being one of the oldest addon packs for the Train Simulator series, it is still a great locomotive to run. Don't expect it to have any of the fancy opening doors or windows of the newer addons but the detail and cab view are great. The engine is fun to drive and a gp9 of some sort can sneak its way onto any american route with how widely popular the locomotive was in reality and in game with the numerous default skins and reskins to be found on various websites.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: January 31, 2015
The GP9 pack is truly a pack to get with the game. It comes with a Variaty of 21 locos in different liveries. This is an amazing pack, but there are some things i wish could be included. I wish that there were at least 3 different freight cars per locomotive, a new horn, and more scenarios to come with the engines. Despite this, its still a nice pack to buy.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: July 18, 2015
If you are a fan of first generation North American Diesels, then you know that the EMD GP-9 is an essential addition to your Train Simulator library.

I will touch on a few of the good and bad points here.

Overall, these engines appear to be a good likeness of the GP-9. I do not know what phase they are. A few of the models are dynamic brake equipped and some are not. The particle emitter for the engine exhaust gives a healthy and satisfying smoke plume. Windows and doors do not open, but since this DLC is three years old as of the writing of this review, I am willing to let that one slide.

Sounds: The included sounds are okay. The engine rumble sounds roughly like a 567 engine block. Horn, bell, sanding, air brake bail-off are all present. When you move levers in the cab you here a satisfying ‘thunk’ as the handles move into place. The one big missing sound is that of dynamic brakes. On the models so equipped the dynamic brake whine is missing completely, something that is immersion breaking. This should be patched as all other dynamic brake equipped models in the game have the sound effect.

Lighting effects: The headlights work although they are not independent; front and back headlights turn on and off at the same time. The numberboards illuminate but they are tied to the headlights so you cannot turn them on and off independently. The class lights do not work at all, which is a disappointment.

The huge plus for me is the large number of liveries available in one DLC. There are no less than 14 railroads represented with two of them having two liveries for a total of 16 liveries. These liveries are as follows:

Union Pacific
Burlington Northern
BNSF Heritage
Canadian National
Santa Fe (2 variants: All blue and Blue Bonnet)
Milwaukee Road
Rock Island
Southern
Chicago & Northwestern
Rio Grande
Western Pacific
Southern Pacific (2 variants: Black Widow and Bloody Nose)
Great Northern

This is an outstanding value which we just don’t see anymore with the new Locomotive DLC, many of which should have multiple road names, but for some reason Dovetail just isn’t interested in releasing them. It would have been nice had Dovetail Games released some period appropriate 1950’s rolling stock with these engines, but since they gave us so many road names I am willing to forgive.

Other than the issues with the missing dynamic brake sounds and non-functioning class lights, I believe that this is a good value for a three year old DLC. The big selling factors are that the GP-9 is a famous first generation diesel, and the fact that we get tons of liveries for multiple railroads.

I would recommend this DLC to friends.

Final Verdict: Green Block: All Clear! You may proceed and make your purchase!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/208371/?snr=1_7_15__13
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: December 2, 2014
Gives a lot for what you pay
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: December 4, 2014
This is a great add-on. The horn is too quiet when heard from a distance(and unrealistic of course). The overall engine looks fine. Many liveries of current and past railroads like CN, BNSF, SP and CNW. Includes a scenario for Cajon Pass along with free roam. The train used to have a CNW freight yard in Chicago but not anymore. Still good add-on!
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: December 29, 2014
Two words: REUSED SOUNDS
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