Sand Patch Grade Locomotive Audio Mods

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This mod changes the audio on the locomotives for the Sand Patch Grade Route.

SD40-2 Demo:
GP38-2 Demo:

EDIT 8/23/2021: I repackaged the sounds to work in 4.26, added a new AC4400CW soundset, and new horns.
EDIT 8/27/2021: Fixed not playing unspatialised audio for the AC4400CW, added C40-8W soundset and horn.
EDIT 8/27/2021(2): Changed GP38-2 radfan audio.
EDIT 3/23/2022: Added new CSX SD40 soundset, available if one has the New Journeys Expansion. Thanks to Yuri for compiling the PAK.


CSX: Sand Patch Grade Route (Base Game)
CSX: C40-8W DLC (Only for C40-8W Soundset)
Train Sim World 2: New Journeys Expansion (Only for CSX SD40)

Installation Instructions

Drop the .pak(s) into your DLC folder (Train Sim World 2\WindowsNoEditor\TS2Prototype\Content\DLC).

ONLY FOR C40-8W: If soundset doesn't work in-game, move "TS2Prototype-WindowsNoEditor-SPGC40-8W.pak" from the "DLC" folder into the "Paks" folder.

Tags: ac4400cw c40-8 c40-8w emd-sd40-2 gp38-2 sand-patch-grade sd40-2


CSXC408WEngAudio.pak 4 MB · Added 18 Dec 2023 · Downloaded 805× CSXC408WHornAudio.pak 13 KB · Added 18 Dec 2023 · Downloaded 795× CSXSD40EngAudio.pak 3 MB · Added 18 Dec 2023 · Downloaded 801× TS2Prototype-CSXAC44EngAudio.pak 4 MB · Added 18 Dec 2023 · Downloaded 980× TS2Prototype-CSXAC44HornAudio.pak 41 KB · Added 18 Dec 2023 · Downloaded 981× TS2Prototype-CSXGP382EngAudio.pak 2 MB · Added 18 Dec 2023 · Downloaded 933× TS2Prototype-CSXGP382HornAudio.pak 18 KB · Added 18 Dec 2023 · Downloaded 922× TS2Prototype-CSXSD402EngAudio.pak 2 MB · Added 18 Dec 2023 · Downloaded 910× TS2Prototype-CSXSD402HornAudio.pak 17 KB · Added 18 Dec 2023 · Downloaded 882×

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Quentin J. 11 Apr 2021

Truly incredible work, by far the best sound mods for US locomotives hands down.

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atpyatt 17 Apr 2021

Sounds really good, thanks for this.

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Paris 16 Jun 2021

Very good sounds! sounds just like the real thing! But i think that notches 5 , 6 , 7 and 8 should be louder in the SD40-2! could you make them louder please?Also, could you please make this sound compatible with the UP SD40-2 in Cane creek and the GP40-2 in tsw2020?

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Triple 23 Aug 2021

These sound great. Will you be doing the same for the peninsula corridor, cane creek, and oakville sub locos as well?

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griggs 23 Aug 2021

I plan on doing oakville sub after the preservation update. I've refunded cane creek, and peninsula corridor doesn't hold enough interest. If you want to you're free to recompile my mod for them, I would like the credit if you want to upload it!

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Triple 24 Aug 2021

I don't have any modding experience unfortunately. Looking forward to when you do Oakville Sub

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tof70110 23 Sept 2021

nice work like all of these mods good continuation for the rest and see you soon for other mods !!!
tof :-)

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ckd7f 24 Aug 2021

Will there be a mod for the dash 8?

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griggs 24 Aug 2021

Yes! Once I'm able to get available recordings I will make it, so far I only have the horn that I want to use. If people are OK with it I might use the AC4400CW's audio as a stopgap.

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K5LAR24 24 Aug 2021

I'd certainly be OK with The AC44 sounds as an interim solution

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JustWentSouth 27 Aug 2021

Excellent sound pack! You have saved the AC4400 and Dash 8 for me. Many thanks.

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DenisJura 28 Aug 2021

Hi ! Thanks for all this update..

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WaveyDavey 22 Sept 2021

What does today's update (22nd September) add or change? The details above only give info for the update in August.

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griggs 23 Sept 2021

Very minor fix to the C40-8W. Not worth anything new.

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WaveyDavey 23 Sept 2021

Ah great. Thanks for confirming that.

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AndrewBeeman 31 Oct 2021

I was wondering how you go about modifying the UE4 files to add new sounds like you do, I understand UE4 to an extent

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CrazyGecko 18 Nov 2021

Awesome mod 😊 But after 4.26 only the AC4400CW ones are working for me. Is it only this one that's 4.26 compatible?

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for some reason i cant get them to work

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Pixelade 5 Dec 2021

sounds great!

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Pro Gamer20 2 Jan 2022

Do these work with the epic games version?

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KodaChrome 9208 29 Jan 2022

Could you tell me how to install this on the Epic Games version? I got the game for free when they made it free.

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Pro Gamer20 11 Feb 2022

Just create a DLC folder in content and place you mod pak files there

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KodaChrome 9208 15 May 2022

I named the folder "DLC" and it still did not work. I have the Epic Games version.

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dis0nored 1 Feb 2022

Just wondering. After applying all sounds to CSX, I did a tutorial with SD40-2 and the breaks don't work anymore.

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Triple 23 Feb 2022

Hi, are you planning to port the sounds from the clinchfield SD40 to the expansion pack CSX-s SD40?

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Pro Gamer20 6 Mar 2022

Are you gonna update this for the new SD40?

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Hand92250 24 Mar 2022

Very good job !!!

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54i4 28 Mar 2022

Does the C40 Horn Work? Because in game it doesnt work.

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Can you make K5LA Horn For Sand Patch Grade?

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Paris 7 Apr 2022

What happened to the turbo sound in notches 3 , 4 and 5 in the CSX SD40? The turbo is barely audible. in clinchfield it sounded much better. is it something that happened during the porting of the sounds? could you please fix this to sound like clinchfield?

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griggs 20 May 2022

Personal preference. I like the different ones better and it adds some variety.

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Paris 10 Feb 2023

Yes , but it is not about personal preference or variety my friend. it's about how the real thing sounds. and it is wrong in these notches ,in all honesty. it was much closer to reality in Clinchfield.

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hi! please do Horseshoe Curve GEVOS. 😁

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Hornblower 9000 13 Apr 2022

I agree, the Horseshoe Curve GEVOs, really need improvement.
It would be great if you can work your sound magic again!👍🏻😀

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griggs 22 Apr 2022

I'm planning on it, going to pick up where I left off since I was going to send them to skyhook before I heard someone else already did such.

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Paris 23 Apr 2022

Hello griggs! could you please tell me why do you keep ignoring my comments for the SD40 sound?

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Arch 26 Apr 2022

Paris, not trying to be mean or anything but Griggs probably has a life outside of modding sounds all day. He can do what we wants but appreciate there is a sound mod in the first place to replace the not so good dtg sounds. if he chooses to fix it, then he fixes it. if not, just live with it :)

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DistantCase 28 Apr 2022

He's got a point

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Paris 1 May 2022

Arch , he has responded to other comments! i didn't say he must be modding sounds all day but he can give a simple answer so that we know what he will do! i appreciate there are mods but in this case unfortunately , i had to revert back to the stock dtg sound which is much better in these notches. besides , he had goten it right the first time! why not just port it as it was exactly in clinchfield? or tell us how to use the clinchfield sound in the CSX SD40? it makes no sense

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MCS121 2 Jul 2022

Hi griggs. if it is possible to change some volumes id like to mention this. i think the AC44CWs prime mover is too quiet and the radiator fans are too loud. the traction motors are fine as they are. also the GP38s horn is waay too quiet. keep up the good work!

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MTA_Donny 15 Jul 2022

first of all great work.
just one thing. i'm trying to make some wheel and joint sounds. do you plan on that in the future? or is it possible if you could show me what to do if it's not too much?
i'd appreciate it

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i love these, but C40-8W sounds dont work
ive done all the steps, even the backup 'plan' to install the sounds, but they just dont work

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MCS121 4 Sept 2022

Hey, Just thought of this but would it be possible to add the compresser whoop sound because I noticed in the ES44 mod you did it was included but it was not included here? Mod sounds great

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Arch 11 Sept 2022

are these mods still compatible with tsw3? do y'all know?

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griggs 18 Sept 2022

Should be, the engine hasn't changed. I should note that I haven't bought TSW3 so I'm unable to confirm myself.

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iliiketrains 23 Mar 2023

it does work in tsw3, you just dont get alot of the cool horn effects

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AlphaSquad18288 29 Oct 2022

can i get this to work on Xbox???

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Skyliner 15 Nov 2022

no only pc

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AlphaSquad18288 16 Nov 2022

ok thank you.

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User 29 Nov 2022

It seems like the sounds only apply to locomotives that are closest to you when you spawn or load in, and all other locomotives go silent until you get a loading screen around them.

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Morelocolayer 23 Jan 2023

For CSXC408WEngAudio.pak Not working on TSW3 last update

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iliiketrains 23 Mar 2023

the engine sounds are fine, but the horns sound a bit to rough and blant to me.

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OleDre 30 Mar 2023

Hello griggs, After reading all the info, it seems like all .pak files would be needed for the desired Loco's, but then there is a
Not named --> CSXSD40EngAudio.pak and TS2Prototype-CSXSD402EngAudio.pak are these for sd40 and the other for the sd40-2?
I ask because I'm a bit unsure.

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MCS121 10 Apr 2023

SD402 is for the SD40-2 that comes with the route and SD40 is for the new journeys expansion pack SD40

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OleDre 19 Dec 2023

Talk about being Late to the party, I apologize for not getting back to you, I thank you for clearing this up for me. Been spending more time going through mods to figure out what works and doesn't, due to mod game conflicts.
And a Big thank you to Griggs and all the modders for making the game better.

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Hornblower 9000 30 Sept 2023

Hi Griggs,
Is there any chance that this sound mod could be made compatible with the new TSW4?

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Can you please make the train track mod especially for the freight trains? because they will sound better

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About this mod

11 Apr 2021
18 Dec 2023
Train Sim World
Type of content
Train Sim World compatibility
Train Sim World 4
Train Sim World Content
CSX C40-8W, New Journeys - CSX SD40 (TSW 3), Sand Patch Grade