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User reviews: Mostly Positive (13 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 10, 2014
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Buy Amtrak HHP8 Loco Add-On

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Buy 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).


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

    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: June 30
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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Posted: March 5
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 8
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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