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User reviews: Mostly Positive (22 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 13, 2011
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Buy Amtrak Acela Express EMU Add-On

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Buy USA Collection

Includes 5 items: Train Simulator: Amtrak Acela Express EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: Great Northern F7 ‘Empire Builder’ Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Marias Pass Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Northeast Corridor Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Union Pacific Big Boy Loco Add-On

Buy Train Simulator 2015: Summer Edition

Includes 13 items: Train Simulator 2015, Train Simulator: Amtrak Acela Express EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: DB BR 411 'ICE-T' EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: DB ICE 2 EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: East Coast Main Line London-Peterborough Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Hamburg-Hanover Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Isle of Wight Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Miami - West Palm Beach Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Munich - Garmisch-Partenkirchen Route Add-On, Train Simulator: NEC: New York-New Haven Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Pacific Surfliner® LA - San Diego Route, Train Simulator: The Riviera Line: Exeter-Paignton Route Add-On, Train Simulator: West Rhine: Cologne - Koblenz Route Add-On

Buy Train Simulator: Electric Collection

Includes 6 items: Train Simulator: Amtrak Acela Express EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: BR Class 422 ‘4BIG’ EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: BR Class 87 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: DB BR423 EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: Metronom ME 146 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: PRR GG1 Loco Add-On

Buy USA Ultimate Collection

Includes 14 items: Train Simulator: Amtrak Acela Express EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: Amtrak F40PH ‘California Zephyr’ Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: BNSF ES44AC & SD40-2 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: BNSF SD75 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Cajon Pass Route Add-On, Train Simulator: CN SD40-2 Wide Nose Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Donner Pass: Southern Pacific Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Horseshoe Curve Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Norfolk Southern SD40-2 High Nose Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Northeast Corridor Route Add-On, Train Simulator: PRR GG1 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: PRR K4 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Southern Pacific Cab Forward Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: SW1500 Switcher Loco Add-On

 

About This Content

The Acela Express hauls North America’s famous Amtrak high speed rail service between Washington D.C. and New York City. The Acela Express is highly detailed and includes all the familiar features of the real thing, including the tilting system which enables the train to take bends at high speed.

The Acela Express is the only train in North America which exceeds the Department of Transportation’s 125mph minimum speed for true high speed rail services. It was designed specifically to operate along the Northeast Corridor serving the bustling cities of Washington D.C, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City, and can reach up to 150mph though it is restricted to lower speeds for much of the route. Each Acela Express set comprises two power cars running on 11,000 volts via overhead power cables, plus First and Business Class coaches. The Acela power cars develop 6,000 horsepower and with one at each end of the train, high speeds can be reached and maintained over long distances, with the in-built tilt mechanism allowing bends to be taken at speed without passenger discomfort. The Acela shares some design features with the French TGV, though its passenger cars do not share central bogies like the TGV, and they are heavier due to Federal Rail Administration safety standards.

PLEASE NOTE: The Acela Express requires the Northeast Corridor Expansion Pack (available separately) to run.

Includes:


Acela Express train set in Amtrak livery with power car, first class car, business class car and café car. Acela features operating tilt function, authentic sound effects, opening front hatch, flashing ground lights and detailed cab interior including functioning digital instrument readouts and in-cab signaling.

Standard / Career Scenarios


  • Acela Express
  • Business Bullet
  • Silver Star

System Requirements

    [[b]Minimum:[/b]
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 4
1st of all: Amazing looking model! Great features! I'm going to start out with the Pros 1st: Great Looking Model, Nice Features, Outstanding Paint Scheme, Runs Smoothly, The Tilt System is awesome, and much more! Cons: When the Cruise Control is activated, the Locomotive will slowly come to a stop, and the Cruise Control Lever doesn't work because the arrow that indicates what speed you are going on the speedometer is missing. The "Onboard Cab Signaling System" is inaccurate for example: When the speed limit is 150 m.p.h., the system says it is 100 m.p.h. when you know it's not. The Q hot key doesn't work when the alerter is initiated. On other routes you have to disable the "Onboard Cab Signaling System" because it will say "Restricted" the whole time. It would be nice if the Mirrors would work on the Acela which fold in and out. There is no Passenger View in the cars. The Horn, Bell, and Engine Sound need to be improved.
Overall, it's is a great model, but it needs to be improved.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 31
Magestic, speedy and luksurious
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 5
Fast Loco. You Should Get this. Top Speed: 150 Mph
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 16, 2012
Love the train, and you can take it on a number of tracks, just so long as they support other high-speed trains like the ICE-3 or Class 395.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 25, 2014
I bought the Acela back in 2013, and boy am I impressed with the updates they have made. The Acela now has the current Acela paint scheme, so if you want the previous version, hopefully you have a backup of it somewhere.

I'll point out main things they have fixed:

Horn - Big issue for me. It looped correctly in the cab, but did not loop at all in the exterior mode. They also changed the horn, makes it sounds much better.

X360 Controller issues - For me, I could never leave the cab in the Acela using the controller. You could use the functions fine, but as soon as you wanted to transition from Cab view to outside view, it wouldn't change. This also happens with a few locomotives I have now. Everything is fixed now, works great on a controller.

Features they added:

New Headlights - Headlights look much better now, they have a really nice Lens flare that appears when you are in front of the locomotive. Real nice touch.

Pantograph Sparks - This may seem like nothing, but this feature is really cool. As you drive along, you can see spark reflections on the pantograph. It also emits a big area of blue light around it, and looks really nice. I personally think it emits too much light, but is still a nice feature.

They probably have fixed and added more features with this loco, but I'm really liking the update for the Acela. It once made a beautiful model suffer from terrible scripting, to an absolute model with great scripting and features. The only thing I can think of to add to this model would be an interior for the coaches, would be a fantastic addition.
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