American Special Duty Passenger Locomotive


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Note that this is not a forum about an announcement, but rather a brain storming pool.

Recently I wanted to buy an Athearn genesis FP45. But at this day and age there is nothing available on the market. But since I don't need a whole lot of money to create a locomotive in Trainz I wanted to make something special for the community.

Now what I had in mind was to create a passenger locomotive that takes out the best of the many passenger locomotives currently in the US.

The locomotive I want to make is going to be a community inspired fictional locomotive. But its leaning more towards long distance travel. I would say this locomotive would something like a Motive Power-Wabtec new build, like their MPXpress.

Here are some of the constraints I want to have set, but you are not obligated to make your image meet them all.

  • First things first is the Locomotive should be standard gauge.
  • The locomotive is a total length of about 72' 08"
  • The prime motor a 20 cylinder 5,000 HP 710 engine, and a yet to be decided HEP unit (Maybe a caterpillar or a cummins) all this means is lots and lots of fans.
  • The locomotive can either be a carbody or cowl type body, I'd prefer not to do a hood unit because of the many different variations that could be made and all the other small details pertaining to hood units.
  • Must have a 2 piece wind shield. I feel that the 4 piece and 3 piece look kind of goofy on cowl and carbody units, I don't have anything against them at all (it's more a matter of opinion).
  • The cab can either be semi streamlined like the EMD's second gen. F, and M safety Cabs and GE's W Cab or a streamlined like many of the passenger locomotives from the 1950's in america or the MPXpress. This is completely your choice and I will respect it. Or you can make your own completely new cab type.
  • The unit is going to have a c-truck arrangement, can have either GE or EMD type c-trucks I find the modern trucks look more real in this case.
  • Feel free to post some of your images even if it doesn't have everything above, I only stress the cab/carbody unit appearance, and the two piece wind shield. Other then that it's free game. (Hey you can try and see what the MPXpress could look like if they had a two piece instead of a 4 piece wind shield.)

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Two Panel Windshield MP36PH-3C

Okay I think that the way I had written the section above made it more of a demand. I'm going to take a step back and provide something at least the community can look at. I'm sorry if I presented my self as a gimme pig.

Some feed back would be very kind, of course at your own convenience.


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