North American Locomotive Works
GE AMD/P42 Genesis Release Set 2
Amtrak Phase III IV and V Paint Schemes
This high fidelity GE-AMD103/P42dc Amtrak
MSTS model is complete with Visually Accurate Textures, including animated
roof fans and "Real" GE FDL Sounds along with a Stylized P42
cab. Also Included is a set of high fidelity performance models (Engine
Physics). The lighting has been upgraded to include switchable working
ditch lights (all). Note: the ditch lights will shine constantly with
the head light switch in the high position and they will flash with
the head light switch in the dim position.
This Pak/Set is an expansion to and requires the original release (GEN_PAK1)
The P42 - the Improved Model of the Genesis series. Amtrak ordered and
General Electric built these 4200hp locomotives to as a follow on to
the earlier successfull 800 series of P40s. Designated by GE as model
AMD-103 ( Amtrak Diesel - 103mph ) they were called the Genesis series
since they featured many improvements over the previous standard Passenger
locomotive practices. They are commonly referred to as P42. Based (mechanically
at least) on the very popular Dash9 freight locomotives, these units
bring a new face to the Amtrak roster.
These Locomotives are numbered 1 -207 in Amtrak service.
The order was completed in December 2001. They have been delivered in
all 3 Phase paint schemes (III, IV and V). Amtrak's intention is to
repaint them all in Phase V as they come in for major work, finances
After some initial "teething" problems with their highly automated
controls the "Earthworms" have been highly successfull for
Amtrak and beloved by their engine crews for their comfort, ride and
pulling power. Altho "Slow to Load", a condition primarily
caused by the programming on their Engine Control Computers for emissions
reasons, Once rolling they go like the wind. Amtrak motive power dispatchers
routinely use a single P4x locomotive in place of two (2) F40s.... And
they get much better fuel economy than a single F40 (Never mind 2) while
doing all this. Amtrak accountants have theorized that the fuel savings
alone pay for the locomotive in a few years.
Net Power 3133.2kW 4200hp
Max T/E 394kN 88500lbs #EST
Cont T/E 267kN 60000lbs #EST
Gross Weight 121 metric Tons fully provisioned.
Due to the use of a HEP AC inverter running off the main alternator/generator,
the need for constant prime mover speed that the F40 had for HEP frequency
control was eliminated. This produces tremendous savings in fuel, noise
pollution and atmospheric pollution compared to the F40.
Jens-Chris Baerenz - NALW for the Model and
Michael MacFall - NALW P40dc and P32ac Textures
Graeme Cox - NALW for the Genesis Cab View(s)
Andy Hockin - Maple Leaf Trax for the GE FDL Sounds.
Matt Donnelly - NALW for the K5LA Horn and Amtrak Bell(s)
Chuck Schneider - NALW for the Lighting, Physics, Sound Tuning and Packaging.
Beta Testers - Tony Baerenz, Jens-Chris Baerenz, Graeme Cox, Matt Donnelly,
Tim Kent, Harold Clitheroe and Phil Moberg
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