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Trainz: Virtual Railroading on your PC (Windows)

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Description

A model railroading and general train simulator for the PC, Trainz allows you to build your own layouts and run various locomotives and rolling stock on them. Players can either control their trains either via a model train-like controller or through more realistic controls, which include actual working handles in the cabs.

The base program comes with three modules. The first is the 'My Collection' module, which simply lets you look at your train collection. The second module is 'Surveyor', which is the tool used for creating your layouts. Finally, 'Driver', which is the train running mode.

Trainz emphasizes ease of layout design and expandability. The core program includes some fifteen engines with various liveries and over fifty pieces of rolling stock.

Screenshots

Trainz: Virtual Railroading on your PC Windows By the Numbers. Looking over the collection of F7 units available.
Trainz: Virtual Railroading on your PC Windows Racing for Gold. The drizzle may be bothersome, but it did produce a nice rainbow.
Trainz: Virtual Railroading on your PC Windows G'Day! A Class43 passes by a Class37. The working gauges have us running at just about 100km/h.
Trainz: Virtual Railroading on your PC Windows Where am I? An in game map gives you the location of the other trains and the status of switches and signals.

Alternate Titles

  • "Trainz: Model Railroading on your PC" -- Australian title
  • "Trainz: Die Modell-Eisenbahn auf Ihrem PC" -- German title

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The Press Says

GameSpot Mar 08, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Feb 11, 2002 83 out of 100 83
GameSpy Feb 07, 2002 83 out of 100 83
All Game Guide 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 22, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ActionTrip Jan 28, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 29, 2002 13 out of 20 65
Svenska PC Gamer Jun, 2002 62 out of 100 62
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 2002 57 out of 100 57

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Related Web Sites

  • Official Trainz Website (Auran's official site for Trainz. Features a forum, demonstration videos, and the official download section.)
  • Trainz Luvr (Dedicated fan site that contains a good selection of additional trains and scenery.)
Ray Soderlund (3500) added Trainz: Virtual Railroading on your PC (Windows) on Mar 19, 2002