Ordered in 1999, 15 locomotives were produced for Amtrak and six for MARC. Similar in external style to the Acela, the HHP-8 was designed to operate as a true locomotive to haul conventional passenger cars, as a replacement for Amtrak’s GE E60s and supplement the ageing EMD AEM-7s. Ironically, their lack of reliability and high maintenance costs meant the fleet was phased out just 10 years later, being replaced by the more modern and efficient ACS-64.
The locomotive is capable of running on three different power supplies seen on the Northeast Corridor from dual pantographs, picking up power from 12.5Kv 25 Hz AC catenary, 12.5Kv 60Hz AC catenary and 25 kV 60Hz AC catenary. It also has a top design speed of 135mph (217 km/h) but is actually limited in service to FRA Tier 1 standards, operating up to 125mph (201 km/h).
The HHP-8 for Train Simulator is available in Amtrak’s renowned blue and silver livery, and features cruise control, in-cab signalling display with driver vigilance, switchable display screens, cab lights, flashing ditch lights and pantograph select. Also included are Amfleet I passenger cars.
The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the Amtrak HHP-8 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator. Also included are scenarios specifically for the NEC: New York-New Haven route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).
Four scenarios for the NEC: New York-New Haven route:
Simple Controls Tutorial: HHP-8 Simple Controls
Expert Controls Tutorial: HHP-8 Expert Controls
HHP-8 in Amtrak blue and silver livery
In-cab signalling display
Switchable display screens
Flashing ditch lights
Amfleet I passenger cars
Quick Drive compatible
Scenarios for the NEC: New York-New Haven route
System Requirements: OS: Windows® Vista / 7 / 8 Train Simulator Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors) Memory: 2 GB RAM Graphics: 512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only) DirectX: Version 9.0c Network: Broadband Internet connection Hard Drive: 6 GB available space Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compatible Additional Notes: Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos Download-size: 152 MB NEC: NEC New York-New Haven Route Add-on is required to use the scenarios
Internet connection and free STEAM-ACCOUNT for the activation required!
Notes: We provide a serial number with the purchase of this download version. Afterwards, you need to download this add-on via STEAM and activate it. This requires a STEAM account. Further information can be found in the installation instruction. To use this product you have to agree with the Steam Subscriber Agreement („SSA“).
Train Simulator Betriebssystem: Windows® Vista / 7 / 8 Prozessor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo wird empfohlen), AMD Athlon MP (Multiprozessorvariante oder vergleichbare Prozessoren) 2 GB RAM Grafikkarte: 512 MB mit Pixel Shader 3.0 (nur AGP PCIe) DirectX: Version 9.0c Breitband Internetverbindung erforderlich 6 GB freien Festplattenspeicherplatz Sound-Karte: Direct X 9.0c kompatibel Downloadgröße 152 MB Um die Videos wiederzugeben wird der Quicktime Player benötigt
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