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Mostly Negative (11 reviews) - 36% of the 11 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 17, 2013

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Buy Train Simulator: BNSF ES44DC Loco Add-On

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Buy Train Simulator: Pacific Surfliner LA + ES44DC BNSF Twin Pack

Includes 2 items: Train Simulator: BNSF ES44DC Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Pacific Surfliner® LA - San Diego Route

 

About This Content

New emission standards for diesel locomotives in the US introduced in 2005 saw many new locomotives enter service to replace more ageing fleets, including the Evolution Series of locomotives and the ES44DC, now available for Train Simulator.

The first pre-production models of the GE Evolution Series were built in 2003 and were equipped with either AC or DC traction motors, according to the customer’s request. Four models in the Series were produced for the North American market, the ES40DC, ES44DC, ES44AC and ES44C4, all with a low emission four-stroke diesel engine.

The ES44DC replaced the Dash 9-44CW model in GE’s locomotive roster, and are similar in appearance to the Dash 9 and AC4400CW, although small differences are evident. In total, more than 1,100 models were built primarily for BNSF, CSX Transportation and the Canadian National Railway. Barring those damaged in accidents, the models still continue hauling freight services to this day.

The EMD ES44DC for Train Simulator is available in BNSF Heritage livery and features dynamic braking, cab lighting, step lights and associated freight cars, including a coal hopper, pipe flat car and tank car.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the BNSF ES44DC on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Pacific Surfliner® LA – San Diego route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

Scenarios

Three scenarios for the Pacific Surfliner® LA – San Diego route:
  • Training – BNSF ES44 Engineer
  • Hobart Dayshift
  • Leaving San Diego

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

  • EMD ES44DC in BNSF Heritage livery
  • Cab lighting
  • Dynamic braking
  • Step lights
  • Freight cars, including coal hopper, pipe flat car and tank car
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Scenarios for the Pacific Surfliner® LA – San Diego route
  • Download size: 113mb

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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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 2, 2014
Good addition to go with Pacific Surfliner but not that much different from the Marias Pass ES44DC. Same sounds, rollingstock, etc. Has brighter headlights, H2 paint scheme and a sfew scenarios for Pacific Surfliner. It is still a nice add-on.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: December 19, 2014
The reason i bought this was to make my CSX ES44AC work but when i saw those two awsome looking engines i bought it. I went into TS2015 and discoverd that i only got the BNSF ES44DC heritage unit and they clearly show the BNSF ES44DC that you get in the Marias pass route i was really dissapointed. I would recommend this if your looking for the heritage version.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
Posted: November 28, 2014
WORST DLC you could EVER buy! I really don't see a pro to this. This could of been installed WITH the route (LA to San Diego) but this DLC came out before Dovetalls took over.

Cons:
Bad Horn, no flashing ditch lights, and SAME engine from Marias Pass but with little edits. I don't really recommend this DLC but it's your choice .

The DLC sounds better after moding it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: March 5
The DLC is good, but where are the ES44DC locos with the H3 'Swoosh' sign? This showed pictures of it, but I only have H2 locos! How do I get the H3 'Swoosh' locos?
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: April 2, 2015
The engine sounds are completely unrealistic, same with the horn, has the same cab from the UP ES44AC, and something about it doesn't seem correct. Maybe the dimensions are off? I have to say I cant recommend this engine add-on. One of the two scenarios are pretty awesome though!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: May 31
It will only give you the BNSF ES44AC Heritage Not the BNSF ES44DC
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: June 10
Overall I like this DLC it looks great and very detailed. I'm also happy they didn't make the ditch lights flash, wich is only done on the NS and CSX by the way as they have done on other locomotive DLC in the past like the UP heritage units. However I don't like the horn, and the ditch lights are too dim but overall I like it still.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
Posted: May 3, 2015
bnsf es44dc runs on marias pass stevens pass and pacific surfliner la
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Not Recommended
Posted: August 11
BOUGHT THIS YESTERDAY AND TODAY I CANNOT OPEN IT. Thanks
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Recommended
Posted: July 5
I Like BNSF ES44DC.
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