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Microsoft Train Simulator (Windows)

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Inside Flap of Box:
    Take control of these authentically recreated steam, electric and diesel locomotives.

    Create your own routes and activities with the editors and tools. Modify rail routes to suit your own preferences or add houses, train stations, vegetation, new track and much more. Use your imagination to create new adventures that test your own skills as well as those of other Train Simulator enthusiasts.

    Challenge your abilities-you're the engineer. Determine the success of your activities by obeying the railroading rules and avoiding violations, even costly derailments.

    Multiple views from inside and outside. Choose your camera angles from a variety of perspectives: engineer, passenger, overhead, trackside and others.

    Manage your own train, operating from the cab of nine detailed locomotives with accurate, fully functional gauges and working controls that you manipulate.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Aug 02, 2001.

Back of Box:
    AS REAL AS IT GETS Experience the excitement of trains on your PC

    The details make the difference. We went to the source to recreate real trains and routes with authentic landscapes and real-world challenges. Now the experience is yours as the details come to life. Take the controls from the engineer's cab with thousands of tons of freight behind you and exciting challenges ahead. Or relax in the passenger's seat and enjoy the unfolding scenery. From steam engines to diesel to electric, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and adventures of Microsoft Train Simulator.

    Routes From Europe, Asia, And North America - Freight and passenger locomotives travel over hundreds of accurately recreated miles of breathtaking scenery and challenging landscapes.

    Real-World Physics - Microsoft worked with railroad companies such as BNSF and Amtrak to create authentic trains with realistic performance and sounds.

    Spanning Seventy Years Of Railroading - From the legendary Flying Scotsman and Orient Express to the state-of-the-art Acela.

    Real-World Activities - Keep thousands of tons under control as you descent the Rocky Mountains in a snowstorm. Or keep your passengers comfortable while you race to stay on schedule.

    Detailed Landscapes - You'll see houses, stations, cars and landmarks in exacting detail. From the USA oto Austria to Japan, the scenery is true to actual locations and historial eras.

    Features - Authentically recreated trains, routes and sounds - Nine driveable locomtovies including steam, diesel and electric - Hundreds of miles of accurately detailed routes across three continents - Real-world train operation activities from novice to expert - Conditions such as snow, rain and time of day affect your performance - Be the engineer, a passenger, or watch the action from multiple views - Customize your trains and create and share new routes and activities

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Aug 02, 2001.