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UP SD70ACe train consist visiting the CN Ruel Subdivision
(Open Rails route in development)
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Open Rails: free train simulator that supports
the world's largest range of digital content.

Key Changes in v1.3

Timetables can join and split trains to form new trains

Mouse control for 3D cabs

Working transfer tables

Activity evaluation

Separate files for extensions to activity files

Many more additions and improvements are listed here.


Nov 2017 Open Rails trialled with Monogame instead of XNA uses less RAM and give higher frame rates.

Jul 2017 The Elvas Tower forum plays a major role in developing Open Rails but has been closed to non-members following a dispute. All of the Open Rails sub-forums are now open again and becoming a member is easier too.

Feb 2017 3D cabs available commercially - see video.


Demo Model 1

This video records a player driving the first Open Rails demonstration route and providing a voice-over commentary.

Video Review At The Railyard

In his Series 5, Nicholas Ozorak publishes a review of the fictional Full Bucket Line running in Open Rails.

See more with this YouTube search.