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Preview: Union Pacific Mainline Power

Dekosoft Trains announces its next major release: Union Pacific Mainline Power. The set of rolling stock for Open Rails Train Simulator will include modern 6-axle locomotives and freight cars. Here’s a sneak peek at the General Electric AC4400CW with 3d cab views and sounds, estimated for summer 2015 release.

GE first launched the AC4400CW in 1993 as a successor to the Dash 9-44CW series to tackle heavy freight service. The locomotive features 4,400 horsepower and uses alternating current traction motors, which offer better pulling power at low speeds than its predecessor. The locomotive achieved great success — a total of 2,598 units were produced, the Union Pacific Railroad claiming the highest ownership (many absorbed through mergers of the Chicago and Northwestern and Southern Pacific).