Classic Trains in Computer Simulations (Trainz, Train Simulator 2020)

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:06 PM

Getting back to things S1...

I found this really neat video, actually it found me, concerning the mighty S1.

Capitaine  Raymond Lowey even makes an appearance!

The music may be a bit grandiose, but Pennsy fans probably won't think so.

Check it out...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-0-Ex6LH2g  

What a shame it wasn't saved, even as a "stuffed-and-mounted" museum piece.

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, September 14, 2019 7:04 PM

Ten years after construction it was scrapped. Absolutely insane, bone headed, sickening move. Very little usage too! Bunch of friggin pinheads. 

T1's, Q2's as well. Scrap 'em. Can't wait. 

Oh yeah the Diesels really saved their sorry butts. 

Tear down Pennsylvania Station.. unbelievable.  

<zero respect. They no longer exist because they did not deserve to. 

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, September 14, 2019 7:50 PM

"They no longer exist because they did not deserve to."

Yeah, that's one way of looking at it, and in more ways than one.

The PRR reminds me of a quote from a young Abe Lincoln, it's from a speech he made in 1837..."

"As a nation of free men we will live forever, or die by suicide!"  

Pretty much what happened to the PRR, for various reasons.

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Posted by Jones1945 on Monday, September 16, 2019 12:59 AM

Flintlock76

Getting back to things S1...

I found this really neat video, actually it found me, concerning the mighty S1.

Capitaine  Raymond Lowey even makes an appearance!

The music may be a bit grandiose, but Pennsy fans probably won't think so.

Check it out...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-0-Ex6LH2g  

What a shame it wasn't saved, even as a "stuffed-and-mounted" museum piece.

Amazing video! The video creator is a subscriber of our channel, I love his production as well. The S1 was scrapped because, I believe, that many in the PRR management thought that it was an embarrassment for them, and the company as well. The world turned upside down after WWII, not only steam engine like the S1; even steam-powered engine was considered obsolete. The general public probably looking for new stuff that can help them to forget about the war, that led to the massacre of steam engines. But I can see even the younger generation today loves steam locomotive, and maybe someday all these beautiful art deco streamliner will come back like the 5550. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, September 16, 2019 8:42 AM

I'll tell you one of the biggest changes that happened after WW2, I've noticed it, Lady Firestorm noticed it, and I wonder if anyone else has?

It's in Hollywood movies.  It seems that right after the war the "Film Noir" cycle began, you know, the dark, dreary, depressing, cynical urban crime dramas?

It's almost as if the attitude was "Yeah, we won the war, saved the world, so what?  Big deal!  Everything still stinks!"

Post-war films just don't seem to have the sense of fun and wonder the pre-war films do.  Know what I mean?  

I won't say post-war cynicism killed the S1, or even the T1's, that was just foolishness, but sometimes I wonder.

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Posted by Jones1945 on Saturday, December 21, 2019 3:26 AM

K&L Trainz is working on the C&O #490 Hudson and a complete "The Chessie" consist, here are some updates of the project (Click to enlarge):

Animation and details on the running gear:

https://www.facebook.com/KLtrainz/videos/2685759008350023/?type=3&theater

 

Every detail counts! 

Find out more on their FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/KLtrainz/ 

Have fun!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, December 21, 2019 9:21 AM

Wow!  It's the "Yellowbelly," or as some others call it, including myself, "The Big Banana!"

Did you know it's still around?  In the B&O Museum in Baltimore.  Here's the museum article plus the attached photo album.

http://www.borail.org/CO-No-490.aspx  

Now if the C&O could save one of their Hudsons why the hell couldn't the NYC have done the same?

Aw, forget it, no point in going down that rabbit hole again.

 

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, December 21, 2019 10:58 AM

Flintlock76
Aw, forget it, no point in going down that rabbit hole again.

But look at the silver lining.  Now that we know how to make proper disc wheel centers and cerium-cermet light-alloy rods... what do you suppose the next wicked-cool science project involving Franklin type A on engines with longer stroke at high cyclic with Glaze-style balancing (and perhaps a Langer balancer for surge) is likely to be...

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, December 21, 2019 11:43 AM

"Wicked cool science project."  Hmmmm...

Have you seen that commercial where the girl creates a "worm-hole" through time as a science project and brings back Abe Lincoln, a samurai, 18th Century French aristos, a pterodactyl, and some scanning probes from the future?

Mayb she can snatch us an NYC Hudson while she's at it!  

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, December 21, 2019 11:11 PM

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Maybe she can snatch us an NYC Hudson while she's at it!  

That'll be one of the results from the research for her college thesis.  Hope she gets Bob Butterfield too!

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Posted by Jones1945 on Sunday, December 22, 2019 5:07 AM

Flintlock76

Wow!  It's the "Yellowbelly," or as some others call it, including myself, "The Big Banana!"

Did you know it's still around?  In the B&O Museum in Baltimore.  Here's the museum article plus the attached photo album.

http://www.borail.org/CO-No-490.aspx  

Now if the C&O could save one of their Hudsons why the hell couldn't the NYC have done the same?

Aw, forget it, no point in going down that rabbit hole again. 

C&O's big Banana actually looked quite good from both sides, but not directly to the front end, since her face was just a bit too wide!

Yes, at least one streamlined Hudson is preserved, but not Dreyfuss's engines! I do believe there will be a very wealthy businessperson or Hollywood star who would bring back some of those charming Art Deco Streamlined Steam Locomotive like the NYC's Hudson or even the PRR S1. I can see many younger railfans keep asking the same question like "Why locomotive A/B was not preserved", I think it is a good phenomenon to see the younger generation is at least STILL interested in Steam locomotives. :  )

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, December 23, 2019 11:10 AM

Overmod

 

 
Flintlock76
Maybe she can snatch us an NYC Hudson while she's at it!  

 

That'll be one of the results from the research for her college thesis.  Hope she gets Bob Butterfield too!

 

And, possibly for her doctoral dissertation she can bring back a PRR T1, and Capitaine  Loewy for a design seminar!  

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Posted by Jones1945 on Sunday, June 21, 2020 4:11 AM

Updates on the PRR E6s, S1 project  by Darlan Gomes aka DSGDDR from Digital Railroading:

 

Create by Darlan Gomes aka DSGDDR from Digital Railroading, The first PRR S1 in Train Simulator 2020. A lot of details is still waiting to be added on this model, and the new routes (NYC water lever route and the horseshoe curve extension)he has been working on; feel the power, the weight, and the sound of it:

Darlan Gomes' PRR E6s is ready for the user of TS2020 to download for free:

 

Please show some love and support to the content creator if you like! Thanks a lot! 

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, June 21, 2020 1:55 PM

Gotta love that S1!  Not practical, but oh-so-cool!

The E6s is cutie, looks like it's headin' to Atlantic City on the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Line.  Maybe?  

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Posted by Jones1945 on Sunday, June 21, 2020 9:42 PM

Flintlock76

Gotta love that S1!  Not practical, but oh-so-cool!

The E6s is cutie, looks like it's headin' to Atlantic City on the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Line.  Maybe?  

Hopefully, someone would make a section of the Seashore Line for the TS2020 in the future! The game developer of Train Simulator 2020 has enough resources to create more classic trains content of America but they have been focusing on modern/post-war trains and routes. By the way, the S1 will have a fully detailed cab just like the E6s!

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, June 22, 2020 3:16 AM

Jones1945
Hopefully, someone would make a section of the Seashore Line ...

Jones, that's 'lineS' -- the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines.  (The actual routes themselves were known by different names, I think in the post-'merger' period by key cities and junctions on the way.)

What I'd like to see done is a recreation of the great days of wealth in the late 1880s and early 1890s when New Jersey was caviar exporter to the world and the Atlantic City Railroad ran the fastest trains in the world, with some of the most interesting locomotives then it now.  

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