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July 25, 2016 – The U30C locomotive for TrainSimulator is no longer available from this site. It will be sold later from Steam, the same platform that TrainSimulator is sold from.

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Conrail U30C

Virtual Rail Creations presents it’s second locomotive for TS, The General Electric U30C. We took the knowledge gained from creating the GP40-2 and made something even better. Find out why railroad engineers hated and rail fans loved this locomotive!


General Electric U28CG Santa Fe add-on pack


Santa Fe

In 1966, with the death of passenger railroading on the horizon, no locomotive maker offered a unit specifically for passenger service. At their request, General Electric adapted a freight locomotive specifically for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad for passenger service. Now, VRC has recreated the U28CG in Warbonnet paint for TrainSimulator 2016.

Package Details:

  • U28CG Santa Fe passenger scheme (1966-1968)
  • U28CG Santa Fe freight scheme, clean and dirty (1968-1972).
  • U28CG Santa Fe “Blue Bonnet” freight scheme, clean and dirty (1972-1980)
  • Complete cab view, with Pyle Controller for units that are equipped with Mars lights.
  • All units come with snow textures for winter engineering.
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Updated manual that includes advanced operation of the locomotive.

General Electric U30C Burlington Northern add-on pack


Santa Fe

Burlington Northern was the largest purchaser of the U30C locomotive, with 182 units running the system’s rails and four more later absorbed from the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad.

Package Details:

  • Burlington Northern U30C
  • Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy U30C
  • Complete cab view, with Pyle Controller for units that are equipped with Mars lights.
  • All units come with snow textures for winter engineering, and alternate dirty textures.
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Updated manual (v.3) that includes advanced operation of the locomotive.

U30C BN add-on pack, Patch 1

– Fix for incorrect Throttle-to-Tractive effort file.

Free for those who have the BN add-on pack.

General Electric U30B VRC Leasing add-on pack



The U30B was the 4-axle brother of the U30C. Although it has the same horsepower rating, the unit is 7’3″ shorter than it’s counterpart, giving it a stunted appearance. The locomotive was not as popular as the “C” model, selling less than 300 models to U.S. railroads.

Package Details:

  • VRCX Leasing 1 and 2
  • Complete cab view, with Pyle Controller for units that are equipped with Mars lights.
  • All units come with snow textures for winter engineering, and alternate dirty textures.
  • Quick Drive compatible

General Electric U30B Western Pacific Re-skins


This pack contains the repaint textures for the Western Pacific U30B.

Package Details:

  • Western Pacific Zephyr and Hunter Green schemes
  • U30B Western Pacific Patch 1

    Fixes for the following issues:
    – Missing lens texture on the Gyra “Dim” setting.
    – Missing gyra motor animations.
    – Texture fix for shadow issues on long-hood access step and top radiator grille.

    NOTE: This patch is good for all users of this skin.

    GP40-2 Primary Pack for Train Simulator 2016CSX GP40-2 YN3

    The Electromotive Diesel GP40-2 from Virtual Rail Creations raises the bar for realistic visuals and operations in railroad simulators. From the detailed start sequence to the realistic driving physics, engineering this locomotive is more like a day on the job than recreation time.

    *This pack is required for all Add-On packs listed below.


Price: $12.50 USD 


Add-On: GP40-2 YN2 Skins

This add-on pack includes two variations of the CSX “Bright Futures” paint scheme which ran from 1992 – 2001


Price: $5.00 USD

Add-On: GP40-2 Chessie System Skins

This add-on pack includes the fan favorite Chessie System paint schemes


Price: $5.00 USD

Add-On: GP40-2 Seaboard / L&N Skins

This add-on pack includes the Seaboard System and L&N paint schemes


Price: $5.00 USD

Add-On: CSX Mother and Slug Set2015-01-22_00001a

This add-on pack includes the CSX Mother and Slug unit set.


Price: $5.00 

Add on pack – GP40-2 Burlington Northern




Price: $5.00 USD


Add-On: GP40 Undecorated

Add on pack #7 – GP40-2 Undecorated Kit. Create your own repaints with this kit.


  • 1101: GP40-2 Phase 2, with ditch lights and digital cab view, VRCX livery.
  • 1102: GP40-2 Phase 1, no ditch lights, Chessie front pilot, analog cab view.
  • 1104: GP40-2 Phase 1, no dynamic brakes.
  • 1103: GP40 no ditch lights, nose headlights, analog cab view, dynamic pilots.
  • 1105: GP40 Gyra lights.
  • Original Photoshop templates for repainting the exterior of the locomotives.
  • Instructions on how to create new skins for these locomotives.

Each locomotive also comes with a clean and a dirty version, and units number 1101, 1102, 1103, and 1105 come with dynamic snow.

Price: $7.50 USD

“Second-Hand” sales

Need power for your railroad, but can’t afford to finance a new locomotive? We have a deal for you! Come on in and see us in our gently used sales area! Here, we have scratch-and-dent, lease turn-backs, and fixer uppers that run just like new. They may have a chip of paint missing here, a light that doesn’t work there, but they are in great condition and can pull cars like nobody’s business! Give em’ a try, you won’t be disappointed!.

Note: Locomotives are sold as is and any issues will not be fixed or upgraded.


Add-On: GP40-2 Norfolk Southern Skins

This add-on pack includes first-quality and second-hand NS units. Each unit comes in both clean and dirty versions, and has snow textures for winter engineering.


Price: $5.00 USD

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End-User License Agreement For All Products

 License ver. 11315.1500

It’s big, bold, in your face, and in plain English. You need to read it because now that you have purchased the locomotive, you are bound by it!

Important Info:

  • Our 3D models are both operationally and visually challenging on most computer systems, meaning you will need a robust computer to run them. The software has been tested on mid-range laptops, but this is by no means an optimal play experience. We recommend at least a new generation quad-core processor, 8-16GB of memory, and a GeForce 760 or higher graphics card. Even better would be running your train simulation games from an SSD drive. As we said at first, you can try running our models on lower end systems, but if they stutter, don’t say you were not warned!
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  • C). No part of the models that we produce and license may be used to build, rebuild, or enhance any other model. There is no other purpose for the core models or child objects than to serve this model.

Concerning repaints, or rekins, of this locomotive, the following rules apply:

– You are permitted to alter texture files to create reskins of other locomotive liveries for your own personal use.

At this time, we will not prohibit the alteration of texture files from this locomotive with the intention of distributing the Reskin to others. However, the following rules strictly apply:

– Out of deference to our licensors, we will not condone or participate in the creation of end-user distributed textures. No help here, so don’t blow up our mail boxes asking for some.

– You alone are responsible for obtaining permission to distribute railroad company trademarks. You are also responsible for obtaining permission to use fonts or artwork that others have created to recreate or simulate railroad trademarks. If you choose not to ask for permission, you are on the hook for whatever consequences arise.

– You may not change or distribute any file that is contained outside of the Roadname/Engine folder. Changing the core files outside of these folders could screw up the files that are essential to all VRC/U30C locomotives.

– You cannot, under any circumstances, distribute any shape file (GeoPcDx) that is contained anywhere in the U30C package. You must include documentation with your Reskin explaining that the End User of your skin must already have a legally obtained copy of the VRC U30C installed on their computer in order for the Reskin to work. You also need to instruct the End User on what shapes he needs to copy to make the Reskin work.

– You may not distribute the Reskin on Steam or any commercial website that may accept money for it’s hosting or distribution. It must be distributed free of charge.

– We reserve the right at any time and any reason to ask you to remove a Reskin from circulation. This may be done if we are producing the same re-skin, or if we feel the Reskin has been done in poor taste or in violation of our own licensing agreements.

– We reserve the right to use end-user distributed reskins in our own locomotive packages, as add-on packages, or sold from our own website, without permission or compensation to the creator.