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Streamliner M10000-series

LokSound v4.0 Sound File

Last Updated 180721

SBS4DCC, in cooperation with DCCSound USA, present the first-ever production of an ultra-realistic sound file for the Union Pacific Streamliner M10000, a.k.a. the "Tin Worm", and it's siblings.

This is the most accurate file available for the early UP Streamliner articulated train sets and utilizes the power and performance of the ESU LokSound v4.0 and v4.0 Micro line of decoders.

Did we record a real Winton distillate-burning engine?  No.

Those are long gone my friends.  They have been relegated to scrap yard and long ago recycled so we improvised with the best information and recordings available today, 2018.

The file is the result of many hours of study of every source of media available for the prototype including movies, manuals and books.  

The file is made possible only through the expertise and experience of DCC Sound USA in creating custom LokSound sound files.

The results of this effort are extremely satisfying and a sound you are sure to enjoy.

"All Aboard the Little Zip!"


Full Featured

The SBS4DCC - DCCSound USA - ESU Streamliner M10000-series LokSound v4.0 Sound File includes all of the great Full-Throttle features found in the standard ESU sound file catalog.

How To Order

Ordering a decoder with the M10000-series file is super simple.

Just locate the model of the ESU LokSound V4.0 decoder in the SBS4DCC storefront that you want to use and click the MORE INFO button to open the Item Details page.

Then enter the name or file number of the desired file (*NOTE* This is optional but helpful) and simply check the box next to the custom file option.

You will be charged a modest fee for some files that is automatically added to the item price.

Finally, click the ADD TO CART button and go through the checkout process like any other order.

About The Prototype

The SBS4DCC - DCCSound USA – ESU Streamliner M10000-series LokSound v4.0 Sound File has been developed from recordings of an EMC 16-567BC diesel engine.

The ubiquitous Winton 8-201 diesel engine led a revolution in railroad motive-power.

Winton was purchased by EMC and the 8-201A eventually became the EMC 8-567.

The EMC engine evolved into the EMD 12-567 which powered the streamline-era E-units and the 16-567 which powered such models as the venerable GP and F-units.

8, 12 and 16 cylinder variations of the Winton could be found in other early Streamliner experiments including the Pioneer Zephyr and it's brethren, M10000 and it's siblings, the Green Diamond, the ultra-sleek Rock Island TA's, as well as the EA's, E1's, 2's, and 3's.

The history of the early Union Pacific Streamliners was muddled and the company regarded the train sets as experiments making frequent changes to assignments and configurations.

CLICK HERE for a concise history of these magnificent trains.

The history of engine configurations for the early Streamliners was as follows:

The M10000 – Streamliner City of Salina was powered by a 600 hp (450 kW) Winton 191-A V12 distillate engine.  This engine design was unrelated to the later 201 or 201A Winton diesels.


The M10001 – City of Portland was initially powered by a 900 hp (670 kW) V12 version of the Winton 201-A engine.  It was later rebuilt to accommodate a larger, 1,200 hp (890 kW) V16 Winton diesel engine.


The M10002 – City of Los Angeles power car was equipped with a 1,200 hp (890 kW) V16 Winton 201-A diesel engine and a booster that was equipped with a 900 hp (670 kW) V12 Winton 201-A engine.


The M-10003 - City of San Francisco and M-10004, M-10005, and M-10006 - City of Denver train sets had two, and later three, power cars each equipped with a 1,200 hp V16 Winton 201-A engine.


The IC121 – Green Diamond was powered by a 1,200 hp (890 kW) V16 Winton 201-A diesel engine.

While technically this file is not correct for the model, recordings of a 12-567 are the closest we can get to this streamlined classic today.

There is a thorough analysis and history of the evolution from Winton to EMC in the last section of this page for those who are interested.

About The Streamliner M10000


The Winton 191 distillate burning prime mover was a V12 Winton with 7-1/2" by 8-1/2" cylinders in a 600 horsepower rating at 1200 RPM. Equipped with Duff carburetors each cylinder had four spark plugs and four valves. Both the block and crankcase were welded steel plate instead of castings. Fuel is supplied to the carburetors by electrically driven turbine pumps.


The Winton 191 distillate was converted to butane fuel but it was never replaced.


A set of Typhon air horns was used instead of the usual whistle.  Clarence Beard spent an entire week with the manufacturer designing this set of horns.  The road required that the warning blast must be audible for at least one-half mile in still air and wanted them to sound as much like a steam whistle as possible.  The sound and volume was controlled by varying the size of the orifice and of the diaphragms.


An electric gong style bell replaced the traditional locomotive bell.


About The Sound File

The prime mover for this sound file is built from recordings of a true 16-cylinder EMD 567BC diesel and painstakingly edited to simulate the prototype using a template and flow very similar to the acclaimed SBS4DCC -DCCSound USA – ESU Pioneer Zephyr LokSound v4.0 Sound File.

The prime mover sequence has been modeled by DCC Sound USA to respond in a prototypical fashion especially the modeling of manual transition from series to parallel.

For the history buffs, railroads running diesels hated manual transition and just about as soon as it came out EMD was working on automating the whole thing.  There was no way around it, if you wanted to run faster than maybe 32 MPH you had to get the traction motors in parallel.  What we know pretty much for sure is that by 1949 or so manual transition was just a bad memory.  Now days transition happens so fast you can't hear it, still happens, just really fast.  

The horn used for this file is the combination Leslie A-200 and A-125 developed for the Pioneer Zephyr file.  A dual Leslie A200 and Leslie SuperTyphon S3L are also included in the file and can be easily remapped using the ESU 53452 LokProgrammer.

The bell has been selected to simulate the sound and cadence of early electric gong bells from the era.

Additional sound effects include doors opening and closing and air-conditioning compressor fans; a subtle but important sound effect given this was one of the first applications of air conditioning on the railroad and the "Tin Worm's" windows did not open!

Full Throttle Sound File Function Map 

Version 2.1 of the UP M10000 file has been developed and released in 2018 to incorporate the fantastic  ESU Full Throttle features.

F0 - Front / Rear Lights
F1 - Electric Gong Bell
F2 - Leslie A125/A200 Airhorn
F3 - Doors Open / Close
F4 - Air Condition
F5 - AUX1
F6 - AUX2
F7 - Auxillary Power Unit
F8 - Prime Mover Startup/Shutdown
F9 - Drive Hold/Drivelock
F10 - Independent Brake
F11 - Dimmer
F12 - Brake Release
F13 - Compressor
F14 - Radiator Fan
F15 - Sanding Valve
F16 - Shift Mode
(Disables the A125 Airhorn on F2)
F17 - Leslie A200 Airhorn
F18 - Leslie A125 Airhorn
F19 - Leslie Dual A200
F20 - Leslie SuperTyphon S3L

Sound File Notes and Comments

A few notes about the file and settings... just so you know...

I am not able to program CVs with the decoder installed in the Con-Cor model.  This is due to the design of the lighting circuit on the OEM board.  I have to program the decoder on a test stand and the install in the model for verification.

The Default Address for the file is 3.  The address should be programmed prior to installation if you wish to change this.     

Analog Conversion, Railcom Bi-Directional Communication, non-DCC Protocols and the various Braking Section methods are turned off by default.  Analog conversion is turned off by default to prevent "run-aways" in short-circuit situations.  The other features are disabled because they are not needed by most users.  It probably doesn't matter if they are on, but if I have a problem, I know THEY are off.

The motor tuning has been optimized for use with the Con-Cor model.  I recommend using the LokSound Auto-Tune procedure to fine tune these settings to your model.

The Acceleration (CV3) and Deceleration (CV4) rates have been adjusted to simulate the train handling characteristics of this new, lightweight streamliner.  You may want to tweak these further as well.

The headlights are configured to work as well as can be expected using the Plug-N-Play NEM651 8-pin NMRA connector in the Con-Cor M10000 model.  As designed, all lights in the model, including the Lower Front and Rear headlights are always on.  Activating F0 makes the lower headlights directional.  The additional lighting functions on F5 and F6 can only be used with the Post-WWII version of the model.

The Dimmer Function on F10 only dims the Upper headlight due to the design of the OEM board.  The functionality of the Forward and Reverse outputs is limited by the unusual OEM board design.

The Braking Function is retained for consistent application and use of this project with the brake feature of NCE systems.  The actual Dynamic Brake sound file has been omitted.

We have leveraged the Function Logic capability of the ESU LokSound V4.0 decoder to allow the user to disable the A125 half of the dual chime horn by selecting F16.  When F2 and F16 are on, only the A200 horn will play.  Additionally, we have included the individual horns on F17 (A200) and F18 (A125).

The CVs and Function Mapping may need reprogrammed by the user to work appropriately with other models and installations.

About The Leslie Airhorns

I should note that all Leslie Airhorns's are not alike.  

Most sound files on the market feature a Leslie A-200-156, the so-called "Blat" horn of the 30's, 40's and 50's.

According to the website, the early Zephyrs used a model A-200-H which later became the A-200-233.  

According to the webpage, each model of Leslie came in a variety of sizes each having a unique frequency and tone.

We believe the A-200 horn we are using is the A-200-156.  We will include the -233 if we can ever get a good sound sample from such a rare breed.  

I have poured over thousands of pages of text, photographs and schematics to find a specific reference to the type of airhorn used on the Streamliners.  The only evidence was the description of audible quality from Kratville's Streamliners publication.

The best evidence I can find is what I can see in various photographs.  

The M10000 had a two-chime set mounted in the nose grille and a two-chime set mounted on the roof near the exhaust stacks.

The M10001 had a 3 or 4 chime set on the roof near the exhaust stacks.  

M10002 through M10006 appear to have roof-mounted two-chime sets.

Sound Sample and Demonstration
Decoder Installations
CLICK HERE for instructions on installing the ESU LokSound v4.0 Micro 56899 in the N Scale Con-Cor Streamliner M10000.
CLICK HERE for instructions on installing the ESU LokSound v4.0 54400 in the HO Scale Con-Cor Streamliner M10000.
CLICK HERE for instructions on installing the ESU LokSound v4.0 L 54399 in the O Scale Sunset 3rd Rail Streamliner M10000.

About Third Party Sound Files

The file is built for use with the ESU LokSound v4.0 line of sound decoders.  Sorry, it cannot be used with the Select or any of the earlier LokSound versions.

This is a custom file created by a third-party producer using completely original recordings so it is pay-per-use file.  That means there is an additional fee required for the use of this file.  The fee is added to the order at the time of purchase.

Why is there a fee?  Because it cost the third party money to record and produce it.  

The file is only available from SBS4DCC or DCC Sound USA and cannot be downloaded from the ESU website.

DCC Sound and DCC Sound USA have been offering custom files for ESU Loksound decoders for years, primarily based on Australian prototypes.

Click Here to see many samples of their work.
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