With a 1,000-mile route system, much of which is electrified with overhead A.C. catenary, commuter carrier NJ Transit is one of North America’s primary employers of electric locomotives. Seeking a new fleet of state-of-the art electrics, NJ Transit contracted with Adtranz (now part of Bombardier) in Kassel, Germany to construct 29 electric locomotives designed based on the Deutsche-Bahn Class-101 electric. Classified as ALP-46s on NJ Transit, the electrics (NJT 4600-4628) began arriving in 2001 and each packed 7,100-horsepower into a stylish 64-foot-long, dual-cab carbody. Riding Flexifloat trucks in a B-B wheel arrangement and with a drive system that incorporates a transformer, two traction converters, and MITRAC electronic control systems, the ALP-46s comfortably handle 10-car NJT consists at 100 mph.
Wearing NJT’s striking livery designed by Cesar Vergara, the ALP-46s regularly serve on multiple NJ Transit routes, including the Amtrak-owned Northeast Corridor between New York Penn Station and Trenton, New Jersey; the North Jersey Coast Line; and NJT’s Morristown Line. Efficient and powerful, the ALP-46 is a superb and authentic locomotive for service on Train Simulator’s NJCL route.
The ALP-46 includes a range of advanced features including NJT’s in-cab signal system and is accompanied by NJT’s Comet IV commuter coach and a drivable Comet V cab-car for push-pull operations. It also features three career scenario for the North Jersey Coast Line route.
The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the NJT ALP-46 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator. Also included are scenarios specifically for the North Jersey Coast Line (available separately and required to play these scenarios).
The ALP-46 includes three career scenario for the NJCL route:
- Electric Avenue
- Changing the Fuse
- A Shock to the System
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!
- NJ Transit Adtranz/Bombardier ALP-46 electric locomotive
- NJT in-cab signal system and other advanced control features
- Comet IV commuter coach and drivable Comet V cab car
- Career scenarios for the North Jersey Coast Line route
- Quick Drive Compatible
- Download size: 99MB