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MEC 470

104k RailfanEthan  2.9 years ago

passenger cars (spawn as AI)

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Shoutout to the 470 Club, New England Steam Corporation, and the Downeast Scenic Railroad for giving me a first hand experience with the locomotive, and preserving it. I was able to visit the locomotive on June 22, 2019, during a open house celebrating a 135th anniversary for the line it's being restored at. Most of the photos here are owned by them. I take 0 credit for all the photos from the owners of the photographs. The only photos that are mine are under the restoration portion at the end.

I'd also like to thank destroyerP and Destroyerz117 for help. I could not have done this without assistance.

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Important Notes for in game (controls are just before photo spam)
-Be easy on corners.
-Use railroad maps
-You can spawn in train cars from this list. Everything under the category "rolling stock" is usable.
-Railroad maps compatible with this locomotive can be found in that forum, too.
-Sometimes when you spawn it in the locomotive derails. Just hit restart if this happens.
-The tender has been replaced with a larger higher capacity one. This should ensure that you never run out of fuel.

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About 470
American history would be a lot different without these steel giants. During war, locomotives like this moved tanks from factories to ports, where they'd be distributed. However, despite common belief, America wasn't always at war.
Instead of moving weapons, Maine Central 470 spent most of her time hauling passengers between Boston, Massachusetts and Bangor, Maine. She hauled thousands of tons at a time. The locomotive was one of Maine Central's flagships.
Built in 1924 by the American Locomotive Company in New York (factory price was just over $66,000 at the time), MEC 470 began life right from the start doing passenger service for tourists in New England. It hauled the Kennebec Limited, the Bar Harbor Express, and The Gull. It was the last steam locomotive that Maine Central had before it retired in 1954, after completing the final trip, which was from Portland, Maine to Bangor.

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New Life
It was abandoned in Waterville, Maine in 1970. Forty years of neglect led to vandalism, and plenty of parts going missing. The companies mentioned at the top acquired the locomotive in 2015, and has been restoring it. The locomotive is expected to be operational in 5-8yrs.

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Controls
Trim is throttle
Brake is brake. Be gentle with large trains, it might be better to use trim in the other direction.
1 is main light
3 turns on marker lights
VTOL moves engineer camera
7 activates magnets on tender and engine
use on railway map

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Pictures I took during restoration
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lol shoutout if you read the whole thing

Enjoy!

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 9.4ft (2.9m)
  • Length 75.0ft (22.9m)
  • Height 12.6ft (3.9m)
  • Empty Weight 99,365lbs (45,071kg)
  • Loaded Weight 110,245lbs (50,006kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading N/A
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 16610

Parts

  • Number of Parts 563
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 2,284