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Release Date: Apr 10, 2014

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Buy Train Simulator: Amtrak HHP8 Loco Add-On

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Buy Train Simulator: NEC: New York-New Haven Route Add-On + Amtrak HHP8 Twin Pack

Includes 2 items: Train Simulator: Amtrak HHP-8 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: NEC: New York-New Haven Route Add-On

 

About This Content

One of the most short-lived electric locomotives for the Northeast Corridor – the Amtrak HHP-8 comes to Train Simulator for the stunning new NEC: New York-New Haven route.

The 8,000hp, twin-cab electric HHP-8 (‘High Horse Power 8000’) was manufactured by a consortium of Bombardier Transportation and Alstom for use by Amtrak and the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) system. Ordered in 1999, 15 locomotives were produced for Amtrak and six for MARC.

Similar in external style to the Acela, the HHP-8 was designed to operate as a true locomotive to haul conventional passenger cars, as a replacement for Amtrak’s GE E60s and supplement the ageing EMD AEM-7s. Ironically, their lack of reliability and high maintenance costs meant the fleet was phased out just 10 years later, being replaced by the more modern and efficient ACS-64.

The locomotive is capable of running on three different power supplies seen on the Northeast Corridor from dual pantographs, picking up power from 12.5Kv 25 Hz AC catenary, 12.5Kv 60Hz AC catenary and 25 kV 60Hz AC catenary. It also has a top design speed of 135mph (217 km/h) but is actually limited in service to FRA Tier 1 standards, operating up to 125mph (201 km/h).

The HHP-8 for Train Simulator is available in Amtrak’s renowned blue and silver livery, and features cruise control, in-cab signalling display with driver vigilance, switchable display screens, cab lights, flashing ditch lights and pantograph select. Also included are Amfleet I passenger cars.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the Amtrak HHP-8 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the NEC: New York-New Haven route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

Scenarios

Four scenarios for the NEC: New York-New Haven route:
  • Simple Controls Tutorial: HHP-8 Simple Controls
  • Expert Controls Tutorial: HHP-8 Expert Controls
  • Northeast Regional
  • Vermonter Rescue

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

  • HHP-8 in Amtrak blue and silver livery
  • Cruise control
  • In-cab signalling display
  • Switchable display screens
  • Cab lights
  • Flashing ditch lights
  • Driver vigilance
  • Pantograph select
  • Amfleet I passenger cars
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Scenarios for the NEC: New York-New Haven route
  • Download size: 152mb

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • 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: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
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Overall:
Mostly Positive (17 reviews)
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02jiw12
Posted: February 23
sucks
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mpelly
Posted: January 2
when i went to library it shov me a picture of camera not what i pay for amtrak PH42 is not there SO I DO NOT RECMMEND THE GAMES AT ALL AND STREM IS A BS COMPANY
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Pascal_TTH
Posted: October 23, 2015
A very nice and pleasant to drive engine with planty of power and a good to speed. She have working *AFB* features like german locomotive. The cab is great with dual screen and the sound is far better than usual DTG/RSC standard. The light are powerfull so night runs are fine. HHP-8 is the best US engine for EU railroad fans. I really love the HHP-8, she is so endearing! I dream of a MARC repaint...
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Amtrak America
Posted: July 8, 2015
Great Locomotive! First the Pro's: Great Screen Functions, Nice Pantograph Detail, Good sound, Runs great, and many more! Now for the Con's: The Cruise Control does not work, there are no Mirrors, the Incab Signalling System does not work, the alerter can not be silenced. Overall great model.
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Mattg17
Posted: June 30, 2015
Sad to see these things retired and put into storage by the Sprinters, but it does have a nice horn that, even though it may not be the actual horn, it's good enough.

I give it a 15/17.
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JaydenKing125
Posted: May 12, 2015
The train puts an emergency braking on every 5 seonds, and is impossible to turn off. The only good thing is it allows a passenger view in the amfleet coaches.... I want my money back!
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railworks
Posted: March 5, 2015
this locomovie even though it retired. is still great to use. new haven is a good route, but it does not satisfy my speed demon standards. so i run it along the nec to get the thrill of speed.
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Daniel_Higginz
Posted: November 30, 2014
This locomotive is an excellent addition to the New York New Haven route. It has Amfleet coaches and a few scenarios. The engine itself is designed great and sounds good. It has similar shape to the Acela.
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trainlvr08
Posted: November 27, 2014
they are now retired in November 2014 RIP
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pemedina
Posted: November 25, 2014
There is a bug with the amfleet wagons. They dont connect properly. There like that with the acs-64 and AEM7 also.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: June 30, 2015
Sad to see these things retired and put into storage by the Sprinters, but it does have a nice horn that, even though it may not be the actual horn, it's good enough.

I give it a 15/17.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: November 30, 2014
This locomotive is an excellent addition to the New York New Haven route. It has Amfleet coaches and a few scenarios. The engine itself is designed great and sounds good. It has similar shape to the Acela.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: March 5, 2015
this locomovie even though it retired. is still great to use. new haven is a good route, but it does not satisfy my speed demon standards. so i run it along the nec to get the thrill of speed.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: November 3, 2014
If you are keen about trains, and just want a train which likes to cruise and make life that little bit easier, look no further, this train is perfect for the job. Its also got the power.. hense the name, High HorsePower-8 locomotive. 8,000hp to be exact. However, if you are looking for horsepower, the locos which replace the known to be unreliable HHP-8, the ACS-64 has 8,500hp. I am not suggesting that the HHP-8 is a bad DLC, it is just at the end of the day, the HHP-8 is still a great locomotive to start off with, when you ignore most of the reality facts.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: July 8, 2015
Great Locomotive! First the Pro's: Great Screen Functions, Nice Pantograph Detail, Good sound, Runs great, and many more! Now for the Con's: The Cruise Control does not work, there are no Mirrors, the Incab Signalling System does not work, the alerter can not be silenced. Overall great model.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: November 3, 2014
As realistic as it could get.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: November 27, 2014
they are now retired in November 2014 RIP
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: October 23, 2015
A very nice and pleasant to drive engine with planty of power and a good to speed. She have working *AFB* features like german locomotive. The cab is great with dual screen and the sound is far better than usual DTG/RSC standard. The light are powerfull so night runs are fine. HHP-8 is the best US engine for EU railroad fans. I really love the HHP-8, she is so endearing! I dream of a MARC repaint...
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: October 12, 2014
This is a good model overall, but:

Horn and bell sounds are kind of off,
and,
the in-cab levers (throttle, reverser, etc." and most of the other inside sounds are aliased to the KUJU class 166...
thats just, like, no...
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: February 23
sucks
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