Train Simulator: Norfolk Southern SD60E Loco Add-On review
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About This ContentNorfolk Southern’s distinctive SD60E rebuilt locomotive, featuring the railroad’s unique “Crescent Cab,” is now available for Train Simulator.
Beginning in 2010, the Norfolk Southern began a program at its famed Juniata (Altoona), Pennsylvania shops to upgrade its fleet of standard SD60 diesel locomotives which dated to the mid-1980s. Along with numerous upgrades to control, braking, and safety systems, the rebuilding process was keynoted by application of a modernized “Crescent Cab” as designed by Norfolk Southern. Powered by a 16-cylinder 710G3B engine and equipped with EM2000 microprocessors, the 4,000-horsepower SD60E can be found across the Norfolk Southern system totting everything from intermodals to heavy coal trains.
Through 2017, more than 130 SD60E locomotives rolled out of Norfolk Southern’s Juniata shops, including not only locomotives from the original NS fleet, but additional units purchased second-hand (including ex-Union Pacific and ex-Chicago & North Western locomotives).
Created by The LocoShop, the Norfolk Southern SD60E brings a modern and powerful diesel to Train Simulator. The Train Simulator NS SD60E is dressed in the railroad’s famed “Thoroughbred” livery and is provided in both clean and snow-dressed liveries. And the locomotive features an authentic “Crescent Cab” with realistic control and operating features.
As a bonus, the SD60E Add-On also includes Norfolk Southern’s noted “Top Gon” rebuilt coal gondola, several thousand of which were rebuilt from older hoppers beginning in 1991 and which will be ideal for coal duty on many Train Simulator routes. Four scenarios featuring the NS SD60E and Top Gon cars in service on the Norfolk Southern Coal District (route available separately) are featured in the pack.
Four career scenarios for the Norfolk Southern Coal District route are included:
- SD60E Coal Run, Part 1
- SD60E Coal Run, Part 2
- SD60E Coal Run, Part 3
- Empties in the Snow
Please Note: Norfolk Southern Coal District Route Add-On is required, as a separate purchase, in order to play the scenarios featured in this add-on.
More scenarios are available on the 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.
- Norfolk Southern SD60E “Crescent Cab” 4,000-horsepower rebuilt locomotive
- Clean and snow-dressed Norfolk Southern livery variations
- Authentic cab, controls, and operating features
- Norfolk Southern “Top Gon” rebuilt coal gondola
- Four career scenarios for the Norfolk Southern Coal District route
- Quick Drive compatible
- Download size: 135.7 MB
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High Performance SSD Recommended with 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more)