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## About This Content
At a time when US locomotive builders were vying for more horsepower, General
Motors’ Electro-Motive Division introduced the new generation GP30 that was
later to become a hugely successful diesel-electric locomotive for many US
Class I railroads.
Seen as the answer to competitors’ more powerful diesel locomotives, General
Motors’ EMD GP30 was considered one of the first so-called ‘second generation’
diesel locomotives produced by the company. General Electric had already
stolen the march on 2,500hp locomotives with its U25B, and although the GP20
was only rated at 2,250hp, EMD traded on its reputation to sell units to US
In total, 948 models were built between July 1961 and November 1963 for
railroads in the US and Canada, including 40 cabless B units for the Union
Pacific Railroad. Some elements of the earlier GP20 were carried across,
although the GP30’s trademark ‘hump’ and cab roof profile made it stand out
from other similar diesel locomotives.
A number of GP30s remain in service today in their original or rebuilt form,
with 17 models currently preserved, some still in operational condition.
The EMD GP30 for Train Simulator, developed by DigitalTrainModel, is available
in Union Pacific livery and features opening cab doors and windows, cab
lights, a strobe light, numberboard lights and platform lights. A cabless ‘B’
unit is also included to recreate prototypical workings, alongside a number of
freight cars such as 40ft Airslide Hoppers, 50ft Boxcars, Flatcars with loads,
Hopper Grains, a Caboose and 70ton Coal Hoppers.
The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive
the Union Pacific GP30 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator,
such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios
specifically for the Sherman Hill route (available separately and required to
play these scenarios).
Four scenarios for the Sherman Hill route:
* Break in Sherman
* Cement and Coal to Denver
* Empty Stock to Granite
* Outside Cheyenne
More scenarios are available on Steam Workshop online and in-game. Train
Simulator’s Steam Workshop scenarios are free and easy to download, adding
many more hours of exciting gameplay. With scenarios being added daily, why
don’t you check it out now!
Click here for Steam Workshop scenarios.
## Key Features
* EMD GP30 in Union Pacific livery
* Opening cab doors and windows
* Cab lights
* Strobe light
* Numberboard lights
* Platform lights
* Cabless ‘B’ unit
* Freight cars including 40ft Airslide Hopper, 50ft Boxcar, Flatcar with loads, Grain Hopper, Caboose and 70ton Coal Hopper
* Quick Drive compatible
* Scenarios for the Sherman Hill route
* Download size: 378mb
|Minimum System Requirements||Recommended System Requirements|
|CPU||Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)|
|RAM||2 GB RAM|
|OS||Windows® Vista / 7 / 8|
|Graphics Card||512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)||Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required|
|SOUND CARD||Direct X 9.0c compatible|
|HDD Space||6 GB HD space|