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TSW: Ready for Any Assignment

Written by: Gary Dolzall.
The versatile “multi-purpose” Electro-Motive MP15DC now comes to Train Sim World in eye-catching Caltrain livery!
The Electro-Motive MP15DC diesel is a “ready for any assignment” locomotive and now you can climb aboard this multi-purpose diesel for challenging switching, maintenance-of-way, and train rescue operations with the Train Sim World Caltrain Electro-Motive MP15DC diesel locomotive for the TSW Peninsula Corridor: San Francisco – San Jose route!
To handle a variety of special duties, commuter railroad Caltrain rosters a pair of versatile EMD MP15DC locomotives which were built in 1974 and originally served the Southern Pacific, then the Union Pacific. The duo of veteran MP15DC locomotives joined the Caltrain roster in 2003 and wear road numbers 503 and 504.
The Electro-Motive MP15DC is a multi-purpose locomotive configured in the traditional “end cab” design of diesel switchers but equipped with EMD’s famed Blomberg trucks suitable for mainline operations. Constructed by Electro-Motive (EMD) from 1974 through 1980, the MP15DC is a four-axle (B-B), 1,500-horsepower locomotive powered by an EMD 12-cylinder 645E-series engine and employing a D.C. generator. The family lineage of the MP15DC dates all the way back to the early Electro-Motive diesel switchers of the 1930s, but most directly to the EMD SW1500 which was produced from 1966 to 1974. The MP15DC, as compared to the similar SW1500 (which rode on EMD switcher or Flexi-coal trucks), is three feet longer, the added length primarily to accommodate its Blomberg trucks.
At total of 351 MP15DCs were constructed for 39 original buyers ranging from large Class 1 railroads to terminal roads, short lines, and industrial companies. MP15DCs have served in Canada and Mexico as well as the United States, with Southern Railway (88 units) and Missouri Pacific (62 units) operating the largest MP15DC rosters. A sister model, the EMD MP15AC which utilized an A. C. alternator and technology, accounted for another 246 units sold.
Dressed in Caltrain’s colorful red, silver, and black livery, the TSW MP15DC is a superb re-creation of this distinctive locomotive and features exacting details, interactive and realistic controls, and authentic performance. And you now have the opportunity, in scenarios and timetables services, to put the Caltrain MP15DC through its paces in a variety of duties ranging from switching and train make-up duties at the railroad’s San Jose Centralized Equipment Maintenance & Operations Facility (CEMOF) to handling heavy-tonnage ballast work trains on the Peninsula Corridor main line to coming to the rescue of failed commuter trains. Note: The TSW Peninsula Corridor: San Francisco – San Jose Route Add-On is required, as a separate purchase, in order to utilize this locomotive.
Test your skills as an engineer by taking the throttle of the versatile Caltrain Electro-Motive MP15DC for Train Sim World, available now! – Gary Dolzall
Take the throttle for challenging switching, maintenance-of-way, and train rescue operations with the new Train Sim World Caltrain Electro-Motive MP15DC diesel locomotive for the TSW Peninsula Corridor: San Francisco – San Jose route! To handle a variety of special duties, commuter railroad Caltrain rosters a pair of the multi-purpose EMD MP15DC locomotives. Screenshots by Gary Dolzall.
The Electro-Motive MP15DC is a multi-purpose locomotive configured in the traditional “end cab” design of diesel switchers but equipped with EMD’s Blomberg trucks suitable for mainline operations. Constructed by Electro-Motive from 1974 through 1980, the MP15DC is a four-axle (B-B), 1,500-horsepower locomotive powered by an EMD 12-cylinder 645E-series engine and employing a D.C. generator. Note: Screenshots may depict content still in development.
Rolling along the Peninsula Corridor main line at 40 mph and in “notch 8” while in M-O-W service, Caltrain MP15DC 503 powers through Burlingame. The TSW MP15DC is a superb re-creation of this distinctive locomotive and features exacting details, interactive and realistic controls, and authentic locomotive performance.
Home for the Caltrain MP15DCs is the San Jose Centralized Equipment Maintenance & Operations Facility (above and below), where tending the switching and shop duties of the busy commuter railroad is an around-the-clock job for the versatile 1,500-horsepower EMD diesels.
En route to its next assignment, Caltrain MP15DC 504 runs light through the San Jose CEMOF. Caltrain’s pair of EMD MP15DCs began their careers in 1974 working for the Southern Pacific, then joined the Union Pacific roster, and went to work for the commuter carrier in 2003.
Among the regular duties of the Caltrain MP15DCs are work train (M-O-W) assignments. Caltrain MP15DC 503 has coupled to a cut of hoppers loaded with ballast at South San Francisco (above), then rolls through a gentle curve near Millbrae (below) on the TSW Peninsula Corridor: San Francisco – San Jose route.
It’s train time in Burlingame as a northbound commuter train makes its station stop and Caltrain MP15DC 503 leads southbound ballast loads. In scenarios and timetabled services, you now have the chance to put the Caltrain MP15DC through its paces in a variety of challenging duties.
Test your skills as an engineer by taking the throttle of the versatile Caltrain Electro-Motive MP15DC for Train Sim World, available now!
Screenshots and images displayed in this article may depict content that is still in development. The licensed brands may not have been approved by their respective owner and some artwork may still be pending approval. Screenshots taken on Windows PC.
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