Transport Fever

Transport Fever

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Pennsylvania Railroad Pioneer III & Silverliner II
Scenario: USA
Vehicle: Multiple Unit
File Size
25.690 MB
Nov 14, 2017 @ 9:33pm
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Pennsylvania Railroad Pioneer III & Silverliner II

The Pioneer III and Silverliner II were two closely-related Budd-designed multiple unit cars.

The Pioneer III was derived from a demonstrator lightweight passenger car which Budd had unsuccessfully attempted to market to various railroads. The Pennsylvania Railroad added a pantograph and traction motors, and ordered six of what became the "MP85" class.

These proved unsuccessful in their intended role as intercity multiple units -- the cars rattled and bumped at high speed due to their light weight, and were soon relegated to commuter service.

The Silverliner II was derived from the Pioneer III design, expressly built for commuter service. With 2 + 3 seating, it proved immensely successful on the PRR's Philadelphia suburban lines, only being retired in 2013.

This pack includes the Pioneer III in PRR livery, and the Silverliner II in PRR and SEPTA livery.

Stats for nerds:

Pioneer III
Power: 300 HP per car
Capacity: 88/4 = 22 passengers per car
Max Speed: 100 mph
Introduced: 1958
Weight: 45 tons per car

Silverliner II
Power: 300 HP per car
Capacity: 127/4 = 31 passengers per car
Max Speed: 85 mph
Introduced: 1963 (PRR) 1965 (SEPTA)
Weight: 50 tons per car

Additional features: Shiny and chrome!

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GrahamTheGreat1 Jan 10 @ 4:31pm 
This takes me back. . .

Up until a few years ago my grandmother lived in devon, PA. She lived very close to the train station. Twice a week we would go down to the station to watch the trains go by. I loved it so much. We would stay for long periods of time, see the occaisional Amtrak fly by.

Anyway, this Septa train is the exact same thing that we used to see.

Ahh, Memories
PineyCreek Dec 22, 2017 @ 8:32pm 
I remember these things. I think I was in college when they fully phased them out or at least I think it was around 2010 or 2012 when I stopped seeing them in Delaware.
Jessica Kasumi Dec 9, 2017 @ 8:49pm 
Love them, but one minor concern. The Pennsylvania Railroad cars were in the 200 series, whilst the 9000 series cars belonged to the Reading Company, but that's a minor nitpick. Still love the models.
Shrooms of Doom Dec 3, 2017 @ 4:54pm 
Nice, thats awsome
The entire population of Finland Nov 18, 2017 @ 2:09pm 
I think doing a few metroline scheme's would be awesome!(PRR, Penn Central, Amtrak, ETC)
The entire population of Finland Nov 18, 2017 @ 2:08pm 
aren't these the predesecors of the metro liner? (yes i spelled it wrong, too bad)
n.chiri Nov 16, 2017 @ 11:57am 
Have you ever thought about repainting the ingame Metroliners to PRR colors? They looked gorgeous with just stainless steel and red stripes. I guess you already know how they looked like, but for those who don't, here are some pictures of them under Penn Central control:

The second photo is the only one I could find of a Metroliner with the PRR logo.
Scronny Nov 15, 2017 @ 6:37pm 
I like this sudden influx of American trains
General Tso Nov 15, 2017 @ 3:51pm 
Looks great! Thank you.
kristofroth26 Nov 15, 2017 @ 12:04pm 
thank you for this wonderful EMU. ive been longing for something besides the MP54's.
its fun to do what the pennsy did, but im not bankrupt in-game:steamhappy:

thank you