Transport Fever

Transport Fever

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GE EP-5 - New Haven & Successors
 
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Scenario: USA
Vehicle: Locomotive
Tags: Electric
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Aug 24 @ 3:09pm
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Description
This mod adds 8 versions of the GE class EP-5 engine to the game. These are repaints of the Transport Fever generic EP-5.

In 1955, General Electric built 10 class EP-5 engines for the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad (or 'New Haven' for short). They were for use on passenger trains running between New York City and Hartford, Connecticut.

In 1954, Patrick B. McGinnis won a proxy fight to take over control of the New Haven. Afterwards, he initiated a company make over that gave us the 'McGinnis' paint scheme. The EP-5 had already been ordered, but was still being built. So it ended up being one of the first to carry the new paint scheme. As a test, two engines were painted in the new scheme. A yellow version and a red version. Mrs McGinnis picked the red version. So all engines were painted in the red 'McGinnis' scheme and the yellow scheme was never used in production.

The EP-5's were sometimes called 'Jets' due to the roaring sound made by their main blowers. One problem with the units was the crowded arrangement of components which could cause overheating and catch fire. This was due to poor ventilation and the weight restriction imposed on the design by the New York Central's Park Avenue steel viaduct.

When the New Haven merged with the Penn central in 1969, the EP-5's were reclassified as E-40's and renumbered. For a time the units ran with their New Haven paint scheme, but with Penn Central numbers. Eventually they would be repainted in Penn Central black with the large 'PC' logo.

In May 1973 all E-40's were banned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority after PC #4971 caught fire in the Park Avenue Tunnel. All units went into dead storage. Two units (#4973 and #4977) were rebuilt for freight service.

After the Penn Central was absorbed into Conrail in 1976, the E-40's continued in service still wearing their Penn Central colors. However, within a year they were retired. All EP-5 / E-40's were eventually scrapped in 1979.

Versions / Availability:
  • New Haven (Yellow; Never used) (1955 - 1956)
  • New Haven (Red) (1955 - 1956)
  • New Haven (1956 - 1965)
  • New Haven (1965 - 1969)
  • Penn Central (1969 - 1971)
  • Penn Central (1971 - 1973)
  • Penn Central (1973 - 1976)
  • Conrail (1976 - 1977)

Features:
  • DDS textures.
  • 2 LOD levels.
  • Aging with dirt and rust.
  • Asset versions.

Technical Details:
  • Max Speed: 87 mph (140 kph)
  • Power: 4,023 horsepower (3,000 kW)
  • Tractive Effort: 33.946 lbf (151 kN)
  • Availability: (see above)
  • Cost: (determined by game)

Notes:
  • This mod adds new vehicles to the game without altering anything in the game.
  • Custom colors and logos have been disabled.
  • Two versions I included just for fun/completeness: 1955 yellow version is real, but never used in active service. 1976 Conrail is the same as the previous Penn Central because Conrail never repainted the units.
  • Years for each paint scheme is an estimate based on my research.
  • Due to model issue, number on side of nose appears mirrored on one side.

Dislaimer:
Author takes no responsibility for your hardware or software. Use this mod at your own risk.
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11 Comments
dwebster73  [author] Sep 16 @ 7:25pm 
@Kitsune Dawn - Yes, it may be fun to do some fictional paint schemes, but you're talking to the wrong guy. Personally, I don't care for fictional paint schemes. Therefore I stick to real life schemes. Perhaps someone else reading this will take up the challenge.
Kitsune Dawn Sep 16 @ 6:46pm 
Here's an idea, if you're game to do something fictional paint scheme wise. Maybe do them up in modern schemes, such as Amtrak's Acela, or CSX (freight operations), or Norfolk Southern. Might be fun to see a what if type situation.
xXjoaquin8732Xx Aug 30 @ 7:35am 
thanks you soo much
dwebster73  [author] Aug 26 @ 2:28pm 
@VandelayOfficial - You are very welcome. I'm just sorry it too so long.
VandelayOfficial Aug 26 @ 1:49pm 
dude thanks so much!
Csxswarm Aug 25 @ 10:44am 
@dwebster73 Thanks man it would be really useful
dwebster73  [author] Aug 24 @ 6:17pm 
@Csxswarm - I'm surprised someone wasn't done it already. I'll add it to my list, but currently I have a large backlog of requests I am working through.
Csxswarm Aug 24 @ 4:49pm 
Yes someone finally did it I'd pay you if i wasn't stupid broke do you think it would be possible to repaint the streamline cars in to a NH scheme to go along with this engine?
xxxy3985 Aug 24 @ 4:00pm 
awesome
themeatballhero Aug 24 @ 3:50pm 
very nice!