Transport Fever

Transport Fever

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EMD SD50 Reading & Northern
Scenario: USA
Vehicle: Locomotive
File Size
198.225 MB
Sep 22, 2018 @ 7:05pm
Sep 25, 2018 @ 4:04pm
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EMD SD50 Reading & Northern

The EMD SD50 was introduced in May 1981 as part of EMD's 50 Series and built until 1986. The locomotive was released as another attempt to provided a higher-horsepower model to keep pace with General Electric's increasing competition and its C36-7 model, that offered more power than the SD40-2. Unfortunately, EMD rushed the SD50 into production and it not only suffered mechanical problems but also did irreparable damage to the company's reputation as a respectable locomotive builder. Interestingly, after these issues were corrected the locomotive did prove to be quite reliable and today many remain in use on Class I systems.

Included in this package are paint schemes of the following railroads:
- Reading & Northern
- Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

!!NOTE: This release is a reskin of the original made by SD70M. I take no credit for making this model. I am merely the painter of this skin release!!
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danthetrainman56 Oct 30, 2018 @ 8:22am 
any new mods coming out?
[CRP] Casey Oct 6, 2018 @ 12:29am 
0/10 Paint isn't faded enough, too shiny....XD This is awesome! Now for the rest of the
g0h4n123 Sep 27, 2018 @ 5:52pm 
Great to see my local railroad finally represented in TF. I actually looked into trying to texture models myself because I wanted an R&N SD40.
Communism Sep 26, 2018 @ 4:20pm 
Yeah boi. Live right in Port Clinton where their HQ and yard is set up. Love listening to their horns echo through Hamburg and the valley as they rumble past at night. They have a beautiful railroad. someone should make a Reading map
NoAchievement4U  [author] Sep 25, 2018 @ 4:02pm 
@Traincrazee906 - It was late because of all the passing freight. When the steam program was running (no longer is) Freight took priority. We got held up mostly in Pittston before heading into Jim Thorpe but it worked out because our lunch was delivered at the same point. To be honest, I think the FWRHS handles their excursions better than the VMT does with 611. Everything was very well planned, they even arranged for transport to the railyard for boarding. It was definitely my favorite excursion I ever rode. (and I have only been behind 765 once in my lifetime).
NoAchievement4U  [author] Sep 25, 2018 @ 3:30pm 
@Traincrazee906 - Partially true. It wasn't out of water though. They pre-arranged with the local firedepartment to get water shortly after it would leave Jim Thorpe due to the location of the hydrant. But no, it was not out of water. The FWRHS just planned for it that way since it would be riskier to get water later heading into Allentown (which was another 3hrs)
Dombad_Popo Sep 24, 2018 @ 2:57pm 
I live abouth 45 minuets away, I like biking the trail that goes along the tracks
NoAchievement4U  [author] Sep 24, 2018 @ 9:51am 
@Nick B. - I'm about 1hr 30mins away, but I have seen her multiple times since 2013. And another time was August 2015 when we rolled into Jim Thorpe behind NKP 765. then most recent 2016, even got up in the cab and blew her whistle :D
Nick B.[US] Sep 24, 2018 @ 5:31am 
@NoAchievement4U Cool! I would love to see her in person too. I live closeish but never have.
NoAchievement4U  [author] Sep 23, 2018 @ 8:14pm 
@Nick B. YW! I am going to see 425 next month. Still working on her skin for the K4 (I realize its not the same type of engine, but its the closest I can get atm).

Still trying to figure out some issues with the sound.