Southern Pacific Cab Forward Loco Add-On

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    The Southern Pacific Cab Forward is a classic oil-burner from the glory days of US Steam, and now you can drive this distinctive heavyweight over the Donner Pass in Train Simulator.

    The Donner Pass route became ever more important as California’s economy grew, and the Southern Pacific Railroad soon found that more power was needed to haul increasingly heavy trains through the Sierra Nevada. 2-8-8-2 Mallet locomotives answered the call, but the route’s many long tunnels and snow sheds caused new problems: locomotive cabs were filling with fumes from the smokestack while inside the tunnels, so the solution was to build a locomotive with the cab at the front – the ‘Cab Forward’. It may sound simple, but the design required a number of complex technical solutions: the oil-fired firebox was mounted at the leading end of the boiler, so it was supplied with oil via low-pressure pipework running all the way from the rear tender.


    • Southern Pacific Cab Forward steam locomotive with accurate in-cab controls and sound effects, including compressor steam exhaust ‘wheeze’ sounds. Includes weathered and clean versions of the Southern Pacific livery.
    • PFE ‘reefer’ refrigerated cars
    • Era-contemporary box cars
    • Southern Pacific cupola caboose with passenger view
    • 5 scenarios for the Donner Pass: Southern Pacific route, also available on Steam.



    Southern Pacific Cab Forward Manual

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    Cab Forward - History

    Do you have an interest in the history of the Cab Forward locomotive? Our friends over at American Rails have an excellent site documenting the history of this and many other North American locomotives. Click here to take a look.

    Image by Neil916 and used under Creative Commons license.

    Image showing Southern Pacific 4294, a cab-forward steam locomotive, on display at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, California