F40PH California Zephyr Add-On
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
Requires Train Simulator 2013 (base game) to use this add-on.
The F40PH California Zephyr brings together one of the most famous names and one of the most recognisable shapes in US railroading for Train Simulator!
Built by the General Motors Electro-Motive Division from 1975 into the early 1990s, the F40PH was built specifically for Amtrak to haul short passenger services. However, it soon proved its versatility and before long the F40PH was hauling long-distance passenger trains such as the famous California Zephyr. Other operators also ordered a number of these locos, including Via Rail Canada, GO Transit and NJ Transit. With a 3,000 horsepower diesel engine, the F40PH had a top speed of just over 100mph and though most of Amtrakís units have been retired, they have continued in service with other owners across North America including CSX, Metra and MBTA. The California Zephyr has been a legendary name for railroad fans since it first ran in 1949. Running from Chicago, Illinois to Emeryville, California and passing through 7 states, the current Amtrak California Zephyr first ran in 1983 and still rolls along its scenic 2,400-mile route every day.
The F40PH for Train Simulator recreates the Amtrak Phase III colour scheme and includes Amtrak Super-Liner Phase II and Phase III passenger cars including coach, diner and sleeper, and baggage cars. Drive the included scenarios for the Donner Pass or select Quick Drive and drive the F40PH wherever you want.
*Key Features: *
F40PH diesel locomotive in Amtrak Phase III livery, with detailed controls and cab including instrument lighting
Amtrak passenger cars: Phase II and Phase III versions of the Baggage car, Coach, Lounge CafÈ Car, Sightseer Lounge car, Sleeper car and Transition Sleeper car
Quick Drive compatible
- 5 scenarios for the Donner Pass route
The glory days of Amtrak re-lived.TimothyD | May 31, 2013 | See all TimothyD's reviews »
Amtrak is still around, but is definitely no longer in it's glory days. This pack relives it. The engine is well designed and accurate, along with being able to use quick drive on it gives it extra value. The coaches are well done and there is a wealth of them for the price, considering what is included in some other packs for the series. Also, the five new scenarios for Donner Pass are a value for their quality. Everything about this pack is bang for the buck, in all truth. This pack is good for any true Amtrak enthusiast that wants to go back to the earlier years.