North American Locomotive Works
GE P42DC Genesis II Release Set 4

VIA Rail Canada

Model Description:
This high fidelity P42DC VIA MSTS model is complete with visually accurate textures, including animated roof fans and "Real" GE FDL sounds, complete with a stylized P42 cab. Also included are high fidelity accurate engine physics. Lighting has been upgraded to include switchable working ditch lights. They will shine constantly with the headlight switch on full, and will flash with the headlight switch on dim.

Required: Original NALW Genesis release (GEN_PAK1).
Recommended: Genesis Sound System Upgrade
Both may be downloaded from

VIA Rail ordered these General Electric-built 4200hp locomotives to replace the aging VIA F40s, as well as the Montreal Locomotive Works (Alco) LRC power cars. Initially designated by GE as model AMD-103 ( AMtrak Diesel - 103mph ) they were called the Genesis series as they featured many improvements over the previous standard passenger locomotive practice. They are commonly referred to as the P42. Mechanically based on the very popular Dash 9 freight locomotives (also available from NALW), these units feature GE's time-tested 7FDL-16 prime mover, microprocessor-controlled head end power, and electronic fuel injection.

Net Power 3133.2kW 4200hp
Max T/E 394kN 88500lbs #EST
Cont T/E 267kN 60000lbs #EST
Gross Weight 121 metric Tons fully provisioned.

Other Features (from GE Transportation Systems)

  Microprocessor-controlled head end power
  Electronic fuel injection
  Low maintenance
  Low atmospheric and noise emissions
  16-cylinder GE 7FDL-16 engine, 4,200hp
  Aerodynamic monocoque carbody
  Enhanced collision protection capability
  Microcomputer-based integrated control, full diagnostics
  Segmented, spill resistant fuel tank
  Automatic parking brake
  Remote engine starting

Jens-Chris Baerenz - P42 Model
Michael MacFall - VIA P42 textures
Graeme Cox - Genesis Cab View
Michael MacFall - LRC Acela Reskins
Chuck Schneider - 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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All release dates subject to change without notice.

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