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The four-axle, 2,000 horsepower GP38-2 road switcher was part of EMD’s Dash 2 series of locomotives in the 1970s, and is now available for Train Simulator in BNSF ‘pumpkin’ and BN green liveries.
More than 2,200 GP38-2 locomotives were built by General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division in the USA and General Motors Diesel in Canada between January 1972 and July 1986, designed for use as a road switcher but equally adaptable to hauling trains on the mainline.
The GP38-2 worked across the entire USA for many now fallen flag railroads and current Class 1 railroads, as well as in Canada, Mexico and Saudi Arabia. As a part of General Motors’ ‘Dash 2’ locomotive category, the model was an upgrade to the earlier GP38, with new CTC controls, equipped radios and dynamic brakes some of the new features.
Such was the popularity and reliability of the GP38-2s, many can still be seen on railroads around the USA, mainly working freight yards but with some a common sight on passenger services, particularly as double-headed units.
The GP38-2 for Train Simulator is available in BNSF ‘pumpkin’ orange and black livery and Burlington Northern green livery. Features of the model include dynamic braking and cab lighting.
The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the BNSF GP38-2 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam.
Also included are scenarios specifically for the Marias Pass
route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).
Three scenarios for the Marias Pass route:
- BNSF GP38-2 Engineer Training
- Essex Work Train
- Shelby Second Trick
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.
- GP38-2 in BNSF ‘pumpkin’ orange and black livery and Burlington Northern green livery
- Dynamic braking
- Cab lighting
- Quick Drive compatible
- Scenarios for the Marias Pass route
- Download size: 193mb