• Train Simulator: E60 Electric Locomotive

    Train Simulator: E60 Electric Locomotive

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    designed to provide education and entertainment for users. Xbox
    controller and HUD interface support do not come as standard and users
    will need to read the accompanying documentation to fully understand
    the operation of this advanced simulation.

    About This Content

    The massive and powerful General Electric E60 electric, born during
    the formative years of Amtrak and employed also by NJ TRANSIT, now
    comes to Train Simulator Classic through the superb creativity of
    developer Reppo!

    At Amtrak’s formation in 1971, the passenger carrier’s electrified
    Northeast Corridor was entrusted almost exclusively to a gallant fleet
    of veteran ex-Pennsylvania Railroad GG1s, the survivors of which had
    been built decades earlier by PRR’s own Altoona shops, Baldwin, and
    General Electric. Also in Amtrak service were the pioneering
    Budd-built, General Electric-motored Metroliners.

    It might have been expected that General Electric would play a role
    in Amtrak’s goal to replace the railroad’s aging GG1, and so it
    was. During 1973, Amtrak ordered 26 GE E60s, which were six-axle,
    6,000-horsepower electrics that weighed in at more than 365,000
    pounds. That such a beast of a locomotive would be chosen for
    passenger service had much to do with the fact that the design was
    modified from a freight locomotive – GE’s E60 had been first built for
    the coal-hauling Black Mesa & Lake Powell Railroad. With Amtrak amidst
    its transition from steam-heated equipment to HEP, the order for E60s
    was split between steam-generator and HEP-equipped units (the former
    would all eventually be converted to HEP).

    Not surprisingly, the E60 is passenger service struggled from its
    excess weight and related tracking issues. After the arrival of the
    EMD/ASEA AEM-7 electrics (which began in 1979), Amtrak began selling
    its E60s, including ten units sold to NJ TRANSIT in 1984. Nonetheless,
    thirteen Amtrak E60s were rebuilt (and renumbered from the 900-series
    to the 600-series) and remained in Amtrak service into 2002. The ten
    ex-Amtrak E60s sold to NJ TRANSIT worked primarily on the railroad’s
    busy North Jersey Coast Line route and remained in service until
    1998. Two GE E60s (one Amtrak and one NJ TRANSIT) have been

    As created for Train Simulator Classic by Reppo, the E60 is
    featured in Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT liveries and variants. The Amtrak
    edition represents the 600-series rebuilt E60s which operated as late
    as 2002 and is accompanied by a beautiful all-new rendition of
    Amtrak’s landmark Amfleet 1 coach and café car in attractive Phase III
    livery. The E60 features authentic controls and is provided in running
    and “cold & dark” configurations. Four career scenarios, including two
    each on the Train Simulator Classic NEC: New York-New Haven Route and
    North Jersey Coast & Morristown Lines Route (routes available
    separately), put the potent and husky E60 to work in realistic and
    challenging Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT services.

    The E60 experience now awaits you in Train Simulator Classic!


    1 Comment
    1. Tailterrier27's Avatar
      Tailterrier27 -
      I bought this addon. Reppo did an excellent job with the E60CP. The model looks great, the sounds are pretty good. I only wish there had been a set of Budd cars in Ph III including in the pack, or at the very least some new Amfleets
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