Accurate behaviour for steam, diesel and electric traction including trains with multiple locos.
Signals which correctly protect the train and permit complex timetabled operations.
Multi-user mode in which any timetabled train can be driven in person or by computer.
July 2014 The legacy graphics-heavy web site has been replaced by one based on Bootstrap which is both easier to maintain and suitable for phones and tablets as well as PCs.
You can still see an archive of the old site.
April 2014 — An installer is now available, so Open Rails and its pre-requisites such as XNA can be delivered in a single download.
March 2014 — OR becomes available in additional languages, initially eight including Chinese.
Improvements arriving in v0.9 of Open Rails are demonstrated by one of the project team.
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.