TS2020 DTG Miami P42DC HEP Addition and Physics & Sound Mod V2.0

This is the DTG Miami P42DC Physics & Sound Upgrade and HEP Version Addition pack.


In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased BOTH of the following for this pack to be fully functional:


  1. Miami - West Palm Beach Route Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/222...

  2. Metro-North P32 AC-DM 'Genesis' Loco Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/258...


THIS IS BOTH A PHYSICS AND SOUND UPGRADE PACK. Sound mods were made to accommodate the physics mods; more details below.


The purpose of this pack is to correct some physics errors in the DTG Miami P42DC locomotive, swap in the horn and bell sounds from the P32AC-DM, and add proper door sounds for the passenger cars.


General parameter Change Log:


  1. 1. Adjust Tractive Effort down to real world values. Default TE ratings are too high.

  2. Adjust Braking Effort curve to simulate realism.

  3. Adjust amp limits so that the in cab ammeter displays properly.

  4. Increased fuel capacity from 1800 gallons to 2200 gallons.

  5. Increased air brake application and release rates. Original rates are painfully and unrealistically slow.

  6. Adjusted values in the AmtrakP42DCEngine.proxyxml file to accomodate the change in the RPM range for the non-HEP locomotive and the HEP locomotive.

  7. Prime mover sounds should now play all the way up to 1050 rpm, and idle pitch has been moved up from 315 rpm to 468 rpm.

This pack also converts the NC locomotives (the locomotives that do not have crew members in the cabs) into HEP running versions.


The parameter changes for those locomotives are the same as the ones for the non-HEP versions except for the following:


  1. Change RPM range to 900 - 901 and adjusted fuel consumption rates based on information here: http://www.trainorders.com/discussion....

  2. TE Ratings for the HEP versions are lowered realistically, since power is reduced by HEP draw. Specific values used are stated below.

Technical specifications for both non-HEP version and HEP version:


  1. GE P42DC (GE 7FDL-16; 4250 THP; no HEP)

  2. Starting tractive effort of 63,000 lbs (280.25 kN) up to 23.087 mph

  3. Continuous TE of 14,545 lbs (64.7 kN) @ 100 mph

  4. Dynamic Brake effort of 34,000 lbs (151.24 kN) @ 53.258 mph to 18 mph; extended range sawtooth function between those speeds; linear fade from max brake effort @ 18 mph to 0 lbs @ 5 mph; resistor grid rating of 4,824 hp (3,600 kW)

  5. Wheel horsepower of 3,875 hp (2,892 kW); assuming 0 kW HEP load

  6. Weight of 121.672 metric tons (268,240 lbs)

  7. Max traction amps = 1800 (63,000 lbs)

  8. Max braking amps = 980 (34,000 lbs)

  9. Engine RPM range = 468 - 1050 (http://www.trainorders.com/discussion...)

  10. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 20

  11. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 4 - 198 (http://www.trainorders.com/discussion...)

  12. Maximum speed of 110 mph

  13. GE P42DC (GE 7FDL-16; 3550 THP; 450 kW HEP)

  14. Starting tractive effort of 63,000 lbs (280.25 kN) up to 17.575 mph

  15. Continuous TE of 11,073 lbs (49.2565 kN) @ 100 mph

  16. Dynamic Brake effort of 34,000 lbs (150 kN) @ 53.258 mph to 18 mph; extended range sawtooth function between those speeds; linear fade from max brake effort @ 18 mph to 0 lbs @ 5 mph; resistor grid rating of 4,824 hp (3,600 kW)

  17. Wheel horsepower of 2,950 hp (2,201.5 kW); assuming 450 kW HEP load

  18. Weight of 121.672 metric tons (268,240 lbs)

  19. Max traction amps = 1800 (63,000 lbs)

  20. Max braking amps = 980 (34,000 lbs)

  21. Engine RPM range = 900 - 901

  22. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = n/a

  23. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 37 - 172

  24. Maximum speed of 110 mph


IMPORTANT; Install Instructions


  1. Open the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\Miami"

  2. Open the "DTG_Miami_P42DC_HEP_Addition_and_Physics+Sound_Mod_V1.0.rar" file

  3. Drag both folders from the .rar file into the directory from step 1.

  4. Physics mod installation is complete; DO NOT close the explorer window yet.

  5. To complete the sound mod installation, open a separate explorer window and proceed to the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\P32Pack01\Audio\RailVehicles\Diesel\GE_P32\Cab\HORN"

  6. In the first window, which use used to perform steps 1-3, proceed to the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\Miami\Audio\RailVehicles\Diesel\P42DC\Cab"

  7. Copy (CTRL + C) all .dav files from the directory in step 5 and paste (CTRL + V) them into the directory in step 6.

  8. Sound mod should now be complete and the entire mod in general should be fully functional.

  9. Run TS2015 to confirm.

Thank you for downloading and installing.


Please contact me if there is a problem with the functionality of this mod pack.


Enjoy =)