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Built by the General Motors Electromotive Division as a replacement of the SW1200, the SW1500 was intended for switching duties, and was capable of light branch line work as a road switcher. It was a development of the SW1200 and previous SW-series switchers dating back many years earlier, and was fitted with a 1500 horsepower two-stroke V-12 diesel engine. A total of 808 examples were built from 1966 to 1974, serving industrial and railroad operators across the length and breadth of the United States, with approximately a quarter of the whole production initially purchased by the Southern Pacific Railroad. A huge number of SW1500s can still be found in use today, proving the durability and versatility of this old locomotive design. The BNSF, Frisco and BN marks are licensed marks owned by BNSF Railway Company. CN is an exclusive copyright and mark of Canadian National Railway Company. All rights reserved. Used with permission. NS and Southern are registered and/or common law marks of Norfolk Southern Corp. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Southern Pacific, Western Pacific and the Union Pacific shield are registered trademarks used under license.
RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher GPU Performance Comparison Graph

RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher GPU Analysis
Comparing RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 10 or OpenGL 3.1.

RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher makes use of DX9.00 so a GPU with that capability could benefit from enhanced visuals.

To get the best visual graphical experience on RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher, aim to have a GPU that has at least 512 MB GPU RAM.

Most bottom end graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher

We are advised that 11 year old graphics cards should be able to run RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher , but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.

Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher graphics card requirements chart below.