Transport Fever

Transport Fever

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EMD SD45 Conrail & Predecessors
 
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Scenario: USA
Vehicle: Locomotive
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Jul 18 @ 5:09am
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Description
The EMD SD45 began production in late 1965 using General Motors' new 20-cylinder model 645E3 prime mover. The SD45's 20-cylinders meant it was extremely powerful, able to produce 3,600 horsepower, which was a significant reason so many railroads purchased the model. Sales for the SD45 took off rather quickly given EMD's stellar reputation as a locomotive builder through the mid-1960s. However, as railroads began to use the locomotive they began experiencing reliability issues. The 20-cylinder prime mover was experiencing teething issues and had a tendency to break crankshafts, naturally resulting in engine failures out on the road. While EMD soon fixed the problem many railroads were turned off of the locomotive after its initial problems and with the highly successful and reliable SD40 released in 1966 decided to just buy that model instead. In any event, the power the SD45 offered could not be denied.

Included are the following paint schemes:
- Erie Lackawanna Railway
- Pennsylvania Railroad
- Penn Central Transportation Company
- Conrail

Features:
- 3 Lod's
- Aging
- Manned and unmanned / turned versions
- custom soundset

Technical specifications:
- Maximum speed: 70 mph
- Power: 2684.5 kW / 3600 hp
- Tractive effort: 409.2 kN
- Availability: 1968 -1983


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8 Comments
zukzf  [author] Jul 23 @ 1:12am 
@VandelayOfficial The units included were built in 1968 not 1965.
VandelayOfficial Jul 22 @ 7:34pm 
why 1968 as opposed to 1965?
Scronny Jul 20 @ 6:00am 
Suddenly: foam.
Lipinski14D Jul 18 @ 10:24pm 
What a SWEET BEAST thanks!
Isaiah53six Jul 18 @ 9:21pm 
Santa Fe would be awesome.
[CRP] Casey Jul 18 @ 11:18am 
No Reading? CR got the Reading's SD45's too ya know....
Lipinski14D Jul 18 @ 9:55am 
Can you Please do this in all three Santa Fe colors
donoteat Jul 18 @ 7:49am 
TWENTY CYLINDERS