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Train Games & Train Simulators

Our train games page is organized in three sections. First, train simulator add-ons and downloads. Second, 60+ free online (Flash) train games. Third, links to 100+ websites offering train simulators & railroad games.

Evan Designs - Software for creating realistic model train scenery in any scale; inexpensively create your own custom buildings, window treatments, road signs, and more
RailDriver - Drive your train simulator with realistic throttle, brake, reverser, and switches. Works with RailWorks, Trainz, Microsoft Train Simulator (MSTS), and computer driven DCC systems.

Popular Train Simulators with Free Downloads, Add-ons & Resources at RailServe.com

BVE Trainsim & openBVE - Free Japanese train driving game, now with hundreds of routes worldwide

Microsoft Train Simulator (MSTS) - Easy-to-use train simulator with thousands of free add-ons

RailWorks & Rail Simulator - Free routes and rolling stock for this series, including Train Simulator 2014

Trainz Railroad Simulator - Series of train simulators from 2004 through 2012 with many fan sites

Free Online Train Games (No Download or Install Required)

Build The Bridge - Drag and drop objects to construct railroad bridges in this 24-level free train game

ChooChoo - Drive a train to objectives while fending off enemy attacks

ChooChoo Puzzles - Free puzzle game requires one to move obstacles to reach a destination

Coal Express - Load and drive a train in this game of timing and skill

Coal Express 2 - This sequel features new levels, new goods, and even more train driving challenges

Coal Express 3 - The third in the series focuses on train driving and upgrades

Coal Express 4 - The fourth in the series features upgrades such as speed, acceleration, and balance

Coal Express 5 - The latest in this series features even more new trains and routes

Crazy Train - Steer a train and pick up cars in this simple puzzle game

Derailed - Rotate track tiles to safely guide a train in this free Flash game

Dora Train Express - Drive as fast as possible without crashing your train

Dynamite Train - Place dynamite to destroy railroad bridges and stop enemy trains

Epic Rail - Guide trains to their designated stations in this free game

Gem Mania - Lead a train through a maze while collecting all available gems

Gemstone Tycoon - Control crossing trains to prevent them from crashing in this free Flash game

Ghost Train Ride - Run a rollercoaster and scare your passengers without derailing

Gogo Train - Guide trains through obstacles in this online puzzle game

Goods Train - Safely drive your train through rough terrain without spilling cargo

Joe's Minor Adventure - Control a mining cart and avoid obstacles in this arcade-style game

Mini Train - Free game requires the laws of physics to safely get a train to its destination

Must Escape The Subway - Find a way to escape a locked subway train

Off The Rails - Operate a handcar and avoid obstacles in this free Flash game

Off World Express - Build and operate a transportation system for distant colonies in this strategy game

Paper Train - Control railway switches and signals to avoid crashing trains

Paper Train Level Pack - 15 new levels for the popular train game

Park My Train - Pick up railcars and route trains to their destinations in this free train game

Polar Express - Maneuver a train through a maze of switches to collect cars & passengers

Polar Express Ticket Chase - Run the length of a train while avoiding dangerous obstacles

Rail of War Extended - Arm a train for battle with new locomotives, wagons, and weapons to meet the objectives of each mission

Rail Pioneer - Clear a right-of-way and build track to take your train to its destination

Rail Rush - Safely guide a mine cart while collecting gold, similar to popular mobile game Subway Surfers

Railroad Mania - Build railroad tracks to route your train in this free online puzzle game

Railroad Rampage - Take back your train from the outlaws in this online shooter

Railroad Ruckus - Safely guide passengers to their trains in this free arcade-style train game

Railroad Shunting Puzzle - Switch railcars and route trains to their proper destinations

Railroad Shunting Puzzle 2 - Sequel with 57 more free levels

Railway Engineer - Build tracks and direct a toy train to its destination

Railway Robot's Road Trip - Route a robot and collect points for completing each mission

Railway to Heaven - Escape a cage before a train arrives in this free strategy game

Railway Valley - Train game similar to Railroad Tycoon where you build track to connect stations and industries

Railz! - Move tiles on a board to complete loops of railroad tracks in this free puzzle game

RealRailway.com - Free Japanese train driving simulators with online (Flash) and download versions

Rollercoaster Creator - Build rollercoaster tracks that safely thrill your riders

Rollercoaster Creator 2 - Free rollercoaster game adds 30 more levels

Rollercoaster Revolution - Drive a rollercoaster and thrill your riders in this free online game

Runaway Minetrain - Route a mine train through 26 levels of obstacles

Run-Away Train - Avoid obstacles while speeding an aerial train to its destination

Skywire - Safely guide a cablecar past obstacles in this free online train game

Switchman - Throw switches to guide trains from entry to exit in this simple puzzle game

Switchman 2 - This sequel offers more levels of train switching puzzles

Ticketless - Run from the conductor in this free side-scroller, with new obstacles at each difficulty

Train Controller - Receive orders, pickup cargo, and complete deliveries in this puzzle game

Train Escape - Jump from train to train to flee the police in this free arcade-style game

Train Mania - Drive a train over hills without crashing or spilling cargo

Train Stare - Find objects hidden within train paintings in this online puzzle game

Train Traffic Control - Control switches and signals to route trains while avoiding collisions

Trains! - Pick up railcars and route your train to its destination

Trolleez - Safely guide loaded mine cars in this free online train game

Unstoppable Train - Safely route a runaway train through cities and obstacles

Viaduct Designer - Construct sturdy railroad bridges that allow trains to safely cross

West Train - Guide a train to objectives while avoiding enemies in this free puzzle game

West Train 2 - This sequel adds more free levels

Zombie Train - Defend your train from zombie attacks using a variety of weapons

Links to Other Train Games, Train Simulators, Railroad Board Games & Game Downloads

1830 Railroads & Robber Barons - Free turn-based computer game where the aim is to become the most successful railroad builder, based on Avalon Hill's board game of the same name (note: this game may be played on modern Windows & Macintosh computers using the free DOSBox emulator)

A-Train - Popular railroad simulation game published by Maxis in 1992, now available for free (note: this game may be played on modern Windows & Macintosh computers using the free DOSBox emulator)

A-Train 9 (The Train Giant) - Official site for the latest in a series of rail, transit, and urban development games from Artdink in Japan (site in Japanese only), available for purchase on Amazon.com

A-Train 9 Fan Site - English site features thorough game documentation and support forums

Abracadata - Railroading software for Windows and Mac including 3D Railroad Master, 3D Railroad Concept And Design, Train Engineer Deluxe, and Triple Train Pak

ArcRail Train Simulation - Shareware cabview train simulator for Windows from Sweden

ATCS Monitor for Windows - Software to graphically monitor train traffic with a scanner on railroads using Advanced Train Control System (ATCS)

BAHN - Shareware train and streetcar simulator for Windows

BAHN Railway Simulations - Hints, tips, and layouts for the BAHN train and tram simulator, including content for American and European transit fans

BAHN Train Simulator Layouts - Dozens of free layouts for the BAHN simulator with an emphasis on past and present NYC subways plus transit systems in other USA and European cities

BenbeSoft - Hungarian train simulator for free download

Blackwater Station - Information about the range of board games and railroad games collectively known as 18xx

BlenderTrain - Freeware train driving simulator by BentStraight Interactive includes a steam train and diesel-powered coal train

Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) Simulator - Direct train traffic through one of several territories (free demo available for Windows PCs)

Challenge Products - Railroad simulation programs for sale including RRSwitch Railroad Switching Challenge, Freight Train Railroad Operations Challenge, and Trolley Time Challenge

Cities in Motion - PC game in which you build and manage a city's public transportation infrastructure including trams, metros, and buses (original game plus addons on sale at Amazon.com)

Cities in Motion Exchange (CiMX) - Forums, maps, mods, and tutorials for the popular city transportation sim

Cities in Motion Wiki - Dozens of maps and mods for this mass transit simulator, plus active discussion board

Cities in Motion 2 - Sequel to the popular mass transit simulator adds multiplayer mode, day/night cycles, larger maps, new vehicles, and dynamic cities that grow based on their transit network (download at Amazon.com)

Crayon Rail Fanatics - Shareware computer version of Mayfair's Empire Builder series of railroad board games

DJ Rail Products - Railroad screen savers for sale on CD and download

EEP3 Virtual Railroad - Build and operate railroads in this European train simulator for Windows

ES-TEZ - Free train dispatching simulator from Czech Republic

Evan Designs - Software for creating realistic model railroad scenery in any scale

Freight Yard Manager - Free 2D rail yard simulation for Windows with cooperative team play

Goofy's Railroad Express - Match shapes and colors while Mickey Mouse and Goofy lead a train in this Disney game from 1988, now available for free download (note: this game may be played on modern Windows & Macintosh computers using the free DOSBox emulator)

googol-Choo-Choo 3D - Japanese 3D model railroad simulator, available for download as shareware

iRunTrains - 3D model railroad simulation application for Macintosh, with free demo for download

Last Express, The - Real-time mystery adventure game for the PC set on a moving train

Loco Mania - Logic and strategy game in which one controls switches and signals to guide trains to their destinations

Loco Mogul - Railroad strategy game for Windows is a cross between Oasis and Railroad Tycoon

Locomotion - PC strategy game with railroads, trucks, buses, airplanes, and ships; designed by Chris Sawyer of Transport Tycoon & RollerCoaster Tycoon fame, published by Atari, available for purchase on Amazon.com

Locomotion - Manage railroad switches to quickly route trains to matching stations in this free PC puzzle game (note: this game may be played on modern Windows & Macintosh computers using the free DOSBox emulator)

LocSim: Locomotive Simulation Program - Realistic train locomotive simulator, including calculation of running time and energy consumption; demo version available for download

LokSim - German freeware cabview train simulator for Windows from with numerous add-ons available

MaSzyna EU07-424 - Free realistic train driving simulator includes various types of locomotives with characteristics based on actual electrical motors, resistor networks, gearing, and air brake systems; available in Polish only

Mechanik - Freeware Polish cabview train simulator for Windows

Microsoft Train Simulator (MSTS) - RailServe.com's MSTS site, featuring more than 1,400 free train simulator add-ons, game links, and more

MiniRail - Switchlist generator, designed for Windows 95 and higher; demo download available

MM Railway Screen Saver - Shareware screensaver with more than 2000 pictures and 200 train types from steam to electric

My First Trainz Set - Model train building game for children, available on PC, iPhone/Ipad, and Android

Nancy Drew: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon - PC mystery game set on a haunted train (buy at Amazon.com)

New York City Subway Signalling and Interlocking Simulator - Free application for modern versions of Microsoft Windows that recreates the experience of controlling switches, signals, and trains in the NYC Subway system

North American Railroad Map for Windows - Contains geographic data for the entire North American railroad network, with a free demo version available

Open Rails - Free open source train simulator that can read Microsoft Train Simulator (MSTS) routes, activities, consists, and train sets

openBVE - Open source train simulator intended to be compatible with routes and trains developed for Boso View Express (BVE)

OpenTTD - Free open source clone of the Microprose game Transport Tycoon Deluxe adds significant enhancements to the original including Internet multiplayer mode

Owen's Transport Tycoon Station - Tutorials, tips, saved games, scenarios, music and more for Transport Tycoon

PC-Rail - Free railway signaling and operating simulations used for hobby or industry training

Rail Baron Fanatics - RB Player is a shareware implementation of Avalon Hill's Rail Baron board game

Rail Cargo Simulator - Run trains and complete orders in ten unique railroad yards

Rail Traffic Control - Rail signaling simulations available for online purchase and download

Rail3d - Free railway simulator for Windows, allowing one to construct routes and follow prototype rail practices

RailDriver - Train cab controllers for Microsoft Train Simulator (MSTS), Auran Trainz, Kuju Rail Simulator, RailWorks, and other railroad simulators

Railroad Empire - 1989 predecessor to the popular A-Train simulates railroad construction and operation, now available for free download (note: this game may be played on modern Windows & Macintosh computers using the free DOSBox emulator)

Railroad Empire - Multiplayer Facebook game in which players build stations, connect cities, run trains, and research new technologies, similar to Railroad Tycoon

Railroad Lines - Operate passenger and freight trains to complete objectives in this European train simulator

Railroad Pioneer - Build and operate a railroad in ten unique campaigns, similar to Railroad Tycoon

Railroad Tycoon - Sid Meier's railroad simulator that inspired many sequels, first published in 1990 and now available for free download

Railroad Tycoon Deluxe - Enhancement to the original Railroad Tycoon includes new graphics and sound, published in 1993 and now available for free download

Railroad Tycoon 2 Platinum - Sequel to the classic railroad strategy game, including expansion pack The Second Century, available for download through Steam

Railroad Tycoon 2 Map Archive & Guides - Dozens of free RRT2 maps plus tutorials and guides

Railroad Tycoon 3 - The 2003 version of the classic railroad game series, including multiplayer support

Railroad Tycoon 3 Map Archive & Guide - Hundreds of free RRT3 maps plus detailed handbook and FAQ

Railroad Tycoon - Express World - Railroad Tycoon 3 (RRT3) & Railroad Tycoon II (RRT2) maps and tips

Railroad Tycoon - The Terminal - 500+ maps for Railroad Tycoon 2 (RRT2) & Railroad Tycoon 3 (RRT3)

Rails Across America - Rail strategy game similar to Railroad Tycoon, published by Strategy First for Windows

Railway 32 Screensaver - Screensaver for Windows featuring over 25 animated railway scenes

Railway Operation Simulator - Freeware Windows program allows one to design, build, and operate their own railway with a dispatcher's controls

Railway Station Master - Train dispatching game features three maps and many diverse activities (free trial available for Windows PCs)

RealRailway.com - Free Japanese train driving games with 16 routes, available in online (Flash) and download (Windows/Mac) versions

Rule the Rail! & Iron Horses - Two train games from BrainBombers Group allow you to build and control a miniature world of toy trains, with free demos available

Run 8 Train Simulator - BNSF Mojave Sub simulator features accurate physics, CTC dispatching, and multiplayer support; available for download on Windows XP and later

Shortline Express - Strategy game with the objective of building a railroad system that safely guides trains to the correct destinations; shareware download available

SIAM Railway Simulations - Railway games for the PC including Traffic Control, Driver, and Signal Box

Sid Meier's Railroads! - Railroad strategy game by Sid Meier, creator of the original Railroad Tycoon, released in 2006 but still available for purchase on Amazon.com

Signalling Centre Software - Specialists in authentic railway simulations for the PC, producing signalling simulations based on UK locations; free trials available for download

SimSig - Free realistic British signalling simulation with nine locations available

Simulatore di Treno - Simple but realistic PC simulation of a Italian E444R electric locomotive with several routes

Simutrans - Freeware transport and economic simulation strategy game involving the transport of passengers, mail, and goods

SSI Model Railway Control System - Realistic British railway signaling simulator for Windows with Lenz DCC compatibility; free trial version available

Steam Engine Valve Gear on the Computer - Freeware valve gear simulation for Windows

Steam Locomotive Simulator - Simulates the thermodynamics of a steam locomotive, including the engine, boiler, and all major controls; free download includes more than 200 locomotives

SteamTrain 4 - 2D steam locomotive simulator for Windows XP and later, free demo available

Tayden Design - Makers of model railroad inventory, DCC, simulation, and screensaver software

Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends - Guide Thomas through puzzles by switching cargo and avoiding other trains in this 1992 children's game, now available for free download (note: this game may be played on modern Windows & Macintosh computers using the free DOSBox emulator)

Ticket to Ride - Online version of the cross-country train adventure board game

Tower Sim - MG Tower - Simulates the former interlocking tower at Horseshoe Curve, the first in a series of interlocking sims from Stream Lines Corp.

Train Brain - Free Java program that animates commuter railroad maps using real timetables

Train Director - Free CTC Simulation software inspired by Train Dispatcher, for Windows and Linux

Train Escape to Normandy - Train simulation and strategy game set in WWII, published in 1988 and now available for free download (note: this game may be played on modern Windows & Macintosh computers using the free DOSBox emulator)

Train Frontier Express - Train simulator for Xbox 360 with a focus on the fun of model railroad building

Train Hobby - Free train driving game for Windows with five routes including Nankai Main Line, Nankai Koya Line, JR Kyoto, and Hankyu Kyoto, available in Japanese only

Train Simulator Online - Japanese train simulator with many volumes available for PC, Mac, and PS2

Train-Puzzles.com - Free downloadable train jigsaw puzzles

Traingames - Sells Cab View Driver, a British train driving simulator for the PC, and offers several signaling simulations for free download

TrainMaster 4.3 - Train simulator for Windows that realistically replicates actual train handling and locomotive response on real North American rail lines

TrainSim.Com - Discussion boards and downloads for Microsoft Train Simulator (MSTS), Railworks, Rail Simulator, Auran Trainz, World of Subways, and Boso View Express (BVE)

Transarctica - Strategy game involving the operation of a train and rail network, published in 1993 and now available for free download (note: this game may be played on modern Windows & Macintosh computers using the free DOSBox emulator)

Transport Simulation UK - Reviews of train simulators and transport strategy games

Transport Tycoon - Transportation simulator features rail, road, air, and ships; published in 1994 and now available for free download (note: this game may be played on modern Windows & Macintosh computers using the free DOSBox emulator)

Transport Tycoon Deluxe for Windows - Enhancement to the original Transport Tycoon includes new scenarios and graphics and adds Windows XP compatibility, now available for free download

Transport Tycoon Forums - Discussion boards for Transport Tycoon and Chris Sawyer's Locomotion

Transport Tycoon Semi-FAQ - Frequently asked questions about the simulator Transport Tycoon

TTDPatch - Free gameplay-enhancing update to Transport Tycoon Deluxe including new vehicles, new graphics, larger stations, new signals, greater construction options, and more

V-Scaler - Column dedicated to the newcomer to virtual railroading and train games

V-trip - Game of virtual travel of European railways by collecting stamps at designated stations

Virtual Railroader - E-zine, news, downloads, and more about virtual railroading and train simulators including BVE, Locomotion, MSTS, Rail3D, and Trainz

VRMLtrains - Operate interactive 3D model trains for free using a VRML browser

World of Subways Vol 1: New York PATH Route - Subway simulator from TML Studios featuring all routes of the PATH system that links Newark, Jersey City, Hoboken, and Manhattan (New York City)

World of Subways Vol 2: U7 - Berlin - Subway simulator from TML Studios featuring the 20 miles and 40 stations of the U7 subway route in Berlin, Germany

World of Subways Vol 3: London Underground - Subway simulator from TML Studios featuring the 27 kilometers and 35 stations of the London Underground Circle Line

Yard Duty - 2D overhead-view railroad game uses actual satellite images as a backdrop for freight yards, with a railroad based on actual yards in existence across the nation

ZDSimulator - Realistic train simulator with multiplayer support, developed for Ukrainian railroads and now offered worldwide with free demo available

Zusi - German train driving simulator for Windows, with free demo version available

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