GE P42DC – Amtrak (Phv 5b)

(24 customer reviews)

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Model and textures by Justin Cornell.

Last update: June 3, 2014


24 reviews for GE P42DC – Amtrak (Phv 5b)

  1. Matt (verified owner)

    I can’t stop using this locomotive. It’s absolutely fantastic. The sounds are amazing, the cab is very detailed. It’s just an all around great locomotive.

  2. Peter (verified owner)

    Nice Locomotive!!!! I love the authentic detail both in and out. I also love the opening door in the cab of the locomotive. Can’t wait to someday get the other paint schemes, too.

  3. Falcus (verified owner)

    Best P42DC to date for Trainz. The weathering seems a tad incongruent with prototype (Seems like there should be more black-ish dirt around the top to my eye), but hey, it actually HAS weathered skins! Which is awesome just in and of itself. Entirely happy with my purchase

  4. Coulter (verified owner)

    These are the best Amtrak locomotives you will find for Trainz anywhere. If you are looking for more passenger locos, then these are defiantly worth buying.

  5. Jay (verified owner)

    i think the P42 is very nice, but the horn sound is the one from the Freeware P32-8BWH Amtrak. and also, I think the other paints should come with this one in a pack, not have to buy every other engine that I could paint my own one of very easily. if you ask me, I would give it a 8/10 rating. ( aka 4=Quality 4=Price 5=Value. )

  6. Mike (verified owner)

    I purchased this a month or two ago, and I have used this in every route ever since! At first the train needed dependancies that it was missing, but customer support was very helpful and linked me the correct parts and it worked ever since! The quality is amazing and the features it came with surprized me! The little details are great and I would say you get what you pay for here! Great Product!

  7. PM1225fan (verified owner)

    If you’re an Amtrak fan or fan of passenger trains, this is the perfect train for you. The detailing is great, the sounds are realistic, and the cab isn’t some reused cab from TRS04. Overall an excellent download.

  8. Nicholas (verified owner)

    Sometimes being railroaded feels good. This is one of those times.

  9. Mike Cyr

    This is how the prototype operates.

  10. flamerailzzz (verified owner)

    I have not used the Locomotive yet, but I have seen Videos of this thing and its Monsterous! Only Issue for me is the Missing Dependencies of The two trucks.

    Highly Recommend this over a DLS Amtrak Loco..

  11. John (verified owner)


  12. Dwayne Martin (verified owner)

    Why does it have a AUTO BELL on all locos while blasting the horn. Can you fix some of the custom cab locomotives.

    Its making me nervous

  13. Dwayne Martin (verified owner)

    I like the locomotive. I love it, great detail of it.

  14. Admin

    This is a prototypical feature.

  15. David (verified owner)

    absolutely love this locomotive as i’m currently getting deps for other routes i want to run this locomotive on as i couldn’t of asked for a better model for trainz of this high quality and to top it all of the features as well and will be definitely be buying the others from here as well thank you jointed rail and thank you model creator who created this fantastic model.

  16. Griffin Montgomery (verified owner)


  17. nicole policano (verified owner)

    A must buy model!

  18. MatthewHowell (verified owner)

    can someone help me with the missing things?
    i have 19 missing items

  19. LongHaul117 (verified owner)

    very high quality. this is my second passenger locomotive purchased. the first was the CPTA pack. I already have plans for this loco to be used for a new route I’m building.

  20. Joshuareed5605 (verified owner)

    This is great! This locomotive can replace my DLS P42’s.

  21. Nick (verified owner)

    I bought this locomotive 5 years ago when I had Trainz 2012, and it looked amazing. Now I have Trainz 2019 and in an effort to take advantage of the graphical upgrades of the game, I re-downloaded the locomotive and it looks even better. I have to say, this might be Jointed Rail’s best locomotive that they’ve made so far, mainly having to do with the locomotive’s custom cab. It almost feels like I’m actually driving the locomotive.

    My only real “complaints” are that the nose light is inaccurate, since all Amtrak P42’s (with the exception of a select few) have a round nose headlight instead of a home-plate nose light. I assume that Jointed Rail is aware of this since all of their Amtrak heritage units have the round headlight modeled onto them. There are also some minor inaccuracies with the custom cab numbers as well. Speaking of the cab, I would’ve liked to have some of the buttons and switched be usable instead of being placed as part of the model. These however are mostly just nitpicks and can be completely disregarded since they don’t affect my overall score at all.

    Overall, the pro’s heavily outweigh the cons, and it’s worth spending $14.00. I would recommend using this locomotive in Trainz 2019 however, since using it in anything below 2019 won’t look nearly as detailed as it does in the newest Trainz game.

  22. FRUITProductions (verified owner)

    pretty good

  23. PipingHam (verified owner)

    After figuring out I needed to go ahead and download all of the dependencies on here, the locomotive is a sweet ride! A great addition to the Amtrak fleet.

  24. trainrailfan05 (verified owner)

    I’d love to see the AMTK 160 Dash 8 Phase (lll) P42

  25. BNSFFan2012 (verified owner)

    Amazing locomotive, great sounds and detail.

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