Improved Trains v3.7.4 for ATS 1.40

This Mod adding a More realistic American Trains With Realistic Sounds.
based by PIVA Train Mod and Sounds by Cipinho, Drive Safely and TruckerKid.
+ my Exclusive content.

Add classic diesel and steam engines, railcars and cabooses for sightseeing trains
For locomotives and rail cars add skins with names of his real companies.
Now all freight trains are drived by more locomotives, from 2 to 5 coupled head DMUs and some additional in the mid and(or) the tail of the trains.
The length of trains has been changed, passenger: 3-15 railcars (20 for Autotrains). freight: 15-60 railcars(up to 100 with addon), depending on the number of sections and type of locomotives.
Added realistic train sounds in new FMOD Sound Bank format.
All passenger trains added a reverse section locomotive.
also increased stopping distance for the all trains and added a miscalculation of their real mass by the game for greater realism of their acceleration dynamics and behavior on descents and ascents. accordingly, for each raft, the power is set as a multiple of the power of all its locomotives (not everywhere).

Changes in 3.7.4 for ATS (v1.40x):
add new loads to wagon platform
add new format of a mixed trains
rework sound effects
fixed mexican trains spawn in some mexican states
autotrains has been removed from the UP sightseeing trains as it looked illogical (autotrain is now only with Amtrak cars)
!!experimental function!! integrated trains spawn fix v1.3 !! if you have issues with traffic after update, let me know in feedback!!

Changes in 3.7.3 for ATS (v1.40x):
Add Union Pacific painted EMD SD40-2 locomotives
Add yellow tender cistern for Big Boy
revorked all sounds, including soundref files
some other minor fixes

Changes in 3.7.2 for ATS (v1.40x):
The file structure of the mod has been completely redesigned. !! All addons require a mandatory update !!
Integrated addon ProMods Canada (third-party addon is no longer required and will not be updated + support for short and long train addons in Canada and Mexico)
Many models of railway cars have been altered in order to optimize them.
Added a backlit EOTD model to the back of the trains, replacing outdated Cabooses in modern trains (Cabooses are now only in classic and sightseeing trains).
Replacing the texture paths of open cargoes that were previously used together (previously released optimized texture pack can be thrown out)
Added files for regulating train traffic for individual states.
Returned Napa Valley Wine Train, California only.
Added a covered freight car with illegal extremal passengers.(urgent request not to repeat this in reality)
Cleaning the mod from obsolete unused .mat files

Changes in 3.7.1 for ATS (v1.40x):
Added Improved Mexican trains 2 and 3 locomotives (up to 10 for long trains addon) for the unified Mexico map: Team Reforma Map (no addons required)
Added one-deck containers and an empty container ship wagon.
Optimized all trains textures, Serialblack textures pack added to the mod.
Added container skins from Real Live Companies Revival Project by Pedrom029.

Changes in version 3.7 for ATS (v1.40x):
Rail Runner passenger trains added a push-pull version with cabin carriage and push locomotive.
Added railcar Autorack AMTRAK
Reworked and add sounds, thanks Cipinho

This mod must be placed above any other third party mods that affect the trains, except for my own addons.
The mod does not support versions of game older than (1.40).

Please check before activation:
it is recommended to add this line: -mm_max_tmp_buffers_size 1000
to the properties of the game launch in Steam (or in desktop shortcut for nonsteam version) for better memory optimization and preventing game crashes with using alot of mods.
In Game:
For this mod are not recommended increase the settings “g_lod_factor_traffic” and “g_traffic” higher than value 1.0 or possible bugs and drawdowns FPS

3D models: SCS, piva & AlexeyP, POWE®FULL, toast123, fridge_company, lucien_lilippe, Kim Larsen, #test
Sounds by: SCS, Cipinho, Drive Safely, TruckerKid, steam sounds from free sites.
FMOD Sound Bank convertation: POWE®FULL
Skins: SCS, Pedro Martins, Serialblack, ProMods Team, Tem Reforma, PIVA, Eddie Yantz, POWE®FULL
Compilation: POWE®FULL

I am very thankful to all the co-authors for all their work!
Special Thanks to the authors from the website for the free licenses for the provided models

Enjoy it and Have Fun with Immersion!


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10 thoughts on “Improved Trains v3.7.4 for ATS 1.40

  1. Fungaming

    Does it need a new version of Real Traffic Density by Cip addon for mod Improved Trains ??

    1. you can use previous version of compatibility addon. of course with real traffic density mods, trains spawn fix will not worked and trains will popping out the nowhere and disappearing near you

  2. I will be glad to get constructive feedback on the changes in the work of the new version of the mod from users who do not use any traffic density mods in their profiles

  3. What is the load order in combination with drive safely’s sound fix ?

    1. this mod does not depend on the sound fix pack from Drive Safely. until he interferes with trains, but I recommend putting sound fixes below my mods

  4. Hello.
    On my computer, using v3.7.4, the FPS drops to about 35.
    With v3.7.3 I am comfortable with FPS 58+.
    (using Jazzycat’s AI mod.not using Traffic Density mod.)

    1. Thanks for the feedback. frames drop is due to the integrated “train spawn fix”. you can use the previous version 3.7.3 until I find a new solution

  5. after installing the modification, now no trains run

    1. first, check your load order,
      second, check and delete incompatible mods in your list (any other mods for trains or his sounds)
      third, check game version and mod version compatibility (important!)
      P.S check the mod in new clear profile without other mods
      P.P.S if none of the above helps, try previous stable version 3.7.3

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