One of the newest electric multiple units for the Northeast Corridor comes to Train Simulator in Metro-North’s familiar bare metal and red livery.
Built by Kawasaki at Lincoln, Nebraska for use on the New Haven Line, the M8 first entered service in March 2011 as a replacement to the current fleet of M2, M4 and M6 multiple units. Similar in body style to the M7, more than 300 units have been delivered to Metro-North so far, and feature multiple power pick-up – third rail and overhead pantograph – which can be changed by the engineer whilst on the move.
The two-car Kawasaki M8 has a top speed of 100mph (161km/h) and the model for Train Simulator features driving cabs and passenger views, switchable power modes and dynamic in-cab display screens showing instrument readouts and power pick-up mode.
The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the NEC: New York-New Haven route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).
Four scenarios for the NEC: New York-New Haven route:
- Simple Controls Tutorial: M8 Simple Controls
- Expert Controls Tutorial: M8 Expert Controls
- Grand Central Bound
- Stamford Local
More scenarios are available on Steam Workshop online and in-game. Train Simulator’s Steam Workshop scenarios are free and easy to download, adding many more hours of exciting gameplay. With scenarios being added daily, why don’t you check it out now!
- Kawasaki M8 in Metro-North bare metal and red livery
- In-cab signalling
- Dynamic in-cab display screens
- Switchable dual mode power pick-up
- Quick Drive compatible
- Scenarios for the NEC: New York-New Haven route
- Download size: 128mb