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EMD GP9 - Illinois Central
 
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Scenario: USA
Vehicle: Locomotive
Tags: Diesel
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Jan 14 @ 9:13pm
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Description
This mod adds an EMD GP9 with Illinois Central livery for 3 eras:

1954-1966 Black and white
1966-1972 Orange and white, Illinois Central
1972-1980 Orange and white, Illinois Central Gulf

The Illinois Central (IC), sometimes called the Main Line of MidAmerica, was a railroad serving the central United States, connecting Chicago with New Orleans, Louisiana and Mobile, Alabama. The IC came into being when President Millard Fillmore signed a land grant for the construction of the railroad, making the IC the first landgrant railroad in the United States. Upon it's completion in 1856, the IC was the longest railroad in the world.

In 1972 the Illinois Central merged with Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad to become Illinois Central Gulf (ICG). In 1988 the railroad's parent company spun off the railroad and the railroad dropped 'Gulf' from the name. In 1998 the IC was purchased by Canadian National Railway.

The EMD GP9 is a four-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division in the United States, and General Motors Diesel in Canada between January 1954 and August 1963. The GP9 series found enormous success and became one of the most successful diesel locomotives ever built.

Features:
  • DDS textures
  • Aging with dirt and rust.
  • Multi-unit double traction units.
  • Engines as rail assets.

Technical Details:
  • Max Speed: 65 mph (105 kph)
  • Power: 1,740 horsepower (1,300 kW)
  • Tractive Effort: 64,750 lbf (288 kN)
  • Availability: (based on era)
  • Cost: (determined by game)

Note About Paint Schemes:

3 IC paint schemes are represented in this mod package, however accordering to my research there were 3 others (2 during ICG era, and another after 1988 railroad spin off. They are ...
  • 1978 - All orange. Applied to 22 units and only lasted 13 months.
  • 1980 - Dark gray & orange with large 'ICG' on side.
  • 1988 - Black & white 'Death Star'.

I didn't include these 3 schemes because I've found no evidence that they were applied to any GP9's. This is likely because most of the GP9's were remanufacutured into GP10's and GP11's. If anyone can point to a photo of an actual GP9 in one of these schemes, please let me know and I'll include it.

Notes:
  • This is a repaint of Urban Games EMD GP9.
  • This mod adds new vehicles to the game without altering anything currently existing in the game.
  • Custom colors have intentionally been disabled.
  • Though I aim to be as accurate as possible, some inaccuracies may exist.

Known Issues:
  • The in-cab camera points backwards. This is to do with original model being oriented long hood forward.
  • The multi-unit icon shows everything on 2nd unit backwards, including logos and wording. This is because game is using only one icon image and flipping it for the 2nd unit.

Dislaimer:
Author(s) take no responsibility for your hardware or software. Use this mod at your own risk.
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13 Comments
0fficial Dregs Jan 17 @ 12:07pm 
i do understand your situation and your busy schedule mixed with daily life. i'm fine with what's on the workshop, but if i really need something (like a druggie) i will pay for it. i'm content compared to some who constantly ask or demand new content. that's something i don't do
dwebster73  [author] Jan 17 @ 11:33am 
@Official Dregs - Appreciate the feedback. I'm happy to take requests. I just know my limitations, and I think there are are other modders that could do a much better and more timely job on the locomotives you mention. At present I'm mainly doing repaints while working on modeling jobs in the background. I really hope to get better at modeling, but I simply don't dedicate the hours.
0fficial Dregs Jan 17 @ 6:05am 
Oh no worries, i was just wondering, but i do appreciate your hardwork and dedication to the game. i would never ask for any locomotive mod since you have a list of items you're already working on. :)
dwebster73  [author] Jan 17 @ 4:32am 
@0fficial Dregs - Sorry, but it's not likely any time soon. It's not that I object to your requests, but doing a steam locomotive with my meager 3D modeling skills would be a monumental task.
0fficial Dregs Jan 16 @ 7:41pm 
i appreciate your work and committment to modding. i do ask would you ever create other locomotives such as the 4-14-2 or the 2-6-6-6? just wondering that's all
mcnigro Jan 16 @ 4:14pm 
Okay
dwebster73  [author] Jan 16 @ 3:55pm 
@mcnigro - I appreciate requests, but @ZOLOFTO has a point, you are totally out of control. Please, no more requests for now.

Note to others wishing to make a request, if it's for a GP7, GP9, or, SD40-2 repaint, know that I am trying to do all railroads represented by the freight car mods done by Akeem and Donoteat available in the Workshop. So if you want one of those railroads, know that I will get around to it eventually and there is no need to place a request.

That is not to say those are the only mods I will be doing. I have a very ambitious To-Do list that touches on most aspects of modding. While I slowly work on some lengthy modeling projects, I will continue to pop out repaints as they are a little less involved.
ᴢᴏʟᴏꜰᴛᴏ Jan 16 @ 2:01pm 
Can you please make a spam filter to lasso this guys rampant requests?
mcnigro Jan 16 @ 1:21pm 
Can you please make a Canadian National GP9
mcnigro Jan 16 @ 9:20am 
Can you please make a CSX GP16