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Microsoft Train Simulator (MSTS) Routes

This page provides dozens of free route downloads for Microsoft Train Simulator, plus links to third parties offering routes for download. More than 100 routes are also available on CD/DVD from Amazon.com and other retailers. Please see the Train Simulator Retail Add-Ons Page for a guide to retail add-ons.

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.

Adelaide, Hills and South-East v2.0 - South Australian Railways route extends from Serviceton in Victoria to Adelaide and beyond to Gawler in the north, from Mount Gambier in the south-east to Outer Harbour, and from branches such as Victor Harbour, Mount Pleasant, and Willunga to Adelaide. By Allan Lownsborough (Downloads from author's site - File size: 350 MB)

Antwerpen-Brussel v1.1 - Belgian route includes the Lijn25 from Antwerp-Central to Brussel-North, the Lijn27 from Antwerpen-Berchem to Brussel-North, and L0 from Brussel-North to Brussel-South. By Greg Celen (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 51 MB)

Arkansas & Ozarks Subdivision - 40-mile mainline plus two branchlines featuring Alcos in the Ozarks in 1988. Available from the author for $29.95, download or CD.

ATSF Seligman Route - Depicts 150 miles of mid-1990's Santa Fe operations between Seligman, Arizona and Needles, California. Available from Stream Lines for download for $34.99.

Bala Sub - Recreates the southern portion of Canadian National Railway's Bala Subdivision, the start of the CNR's transcontinental rail line from Toronto to Vancouver. Includes 100 miles of mainline starting from Toronto, plus four new locomotives and many railcars. Developed by Maple Leaf Tracks for sale for $29 (US)

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Bear Mountain Pass v5.0 - 27 mile route through the Colorado Mountains, with rich cattle land, two gold mines, a battlefield, lumber mill, and a ghost town. By Larry Mullett Sr. (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 45 MB)

BHP Billiton Iron Ore Route - Covers more than 165 miles from Mining Area C to Port Hedland in Western Australia. By Marek Lemow (Downloads from author's site - File size: 83 MB)

Blue Mountains v4.2 - Electrified route from Penrith to Lithgow, Australia. By Mike Simpson (Downloads from author's site - File size: 53 MB)

BNSF Scenic Subdivision Route - 140-mile mainline route from Wenatchee to Seattle through Cascade Tunnel and over Stevens Pass. Available from Stream Lines for download for $29.99.

Brevikbanen - 10km electrified branchline between Brevik and Eidanger in southern Norway (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 30 MB)

Bruchwald-Bahn - Fictional passenger railway route set in a forested region of modern day Germany (Downloads from author's site - File size: 33 MB)

Cajon Pass Route - Over 250 miles of accurate grades, prototype signaled mainlines, junctions, yards, stations, sidings, industrial spurs, realistic scenery, and natural terrain; developed by 3D Train Stuff for sale on CD for $37.15 (US)

Cambrian Route - A Seaside Journey - 78 prototypical miles of the beautiful Cambrian mainline, including the 57 mile coastal section from Machynlleth to Pwllheli, and the 16 mile section from Dovey Junction to Aberystwyth; developed by 3D Train Stuff for sale on CD for $32.05 (US)

Cambrian Route 2 - Covers the entire Cambrian Railway network set in the 1950s and 1960s, including 200 miles of track, branchlines, and spurs; developed by 3D Train Stuff for sale on CD for $48.95 (US)

Canadian Pacific Mactier Subdivision Route - Models 128 miles of CP's transcontinental mainline between West Toronto and Mactier, Ontario, Canada. By Kenneth Shannon and Ted Kocyla (Downloads from author's site - File size: 503 MB)

Canton-Suddenly-Thompson-Grove City - 75 mile route meant to be Anywhere USA. Based on the Georgia Woodlands RR and parts of the connecting CSX mainline through Georgia, Canton-Suddenly focuses on switching. Included are 50 industries, 22 towns, 8 yards, 12 depots, and photo-realistic textures. Available from the author for $36 (download) and $41 (CD).

Cascades Crossing - 220 mile route covering the former Southern Pacific Cascade Subdivision in central and southern Oregon. This route contains a combination of farmland, evergreen forest, and arid near-desert terrain. Developed by Maple Leaf Tracks for sale for $23 (US)

Central West Route v1.6 - 330km route captures the wide open expanses of Australia's outback. By Chris Nelson (Downloads from external site - File size: 57 MB)

Cercanías Bilbao Route - Spanish route recreates 70km of Renfe electrified double track in the Bilbao metro area. By David Montero (Downloads from author's site - File size: 26 MB)

Cercanías Madrid Route - Spanish route recreates the northern half of the Cercanías Renfe network from Madrid to the Sierra de Guadarrama (140km), plus the high speed Madrid-Valladolid line to the San Pedro tunnel (30km). By David Montero (Downloads from author's site - File size: 367 MB)

Chicago Elevated Railway v0.6d Special Edition - Includes features such as loop scenery, signals, The Paulina Connector, many roads, crossover tracks, night textures, some traffic, and part of the C&NW near Lake and Harlem. Contains a batch file to copy textures from exiting routes, yielding a small download size. By Chris Cyko (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 2673 KB)

Cliff Hanger MSTS Route - Fictional mountain route tests your driving abilities, the performance of the rolling stock in difficult conditions, track laying methods, and steep terrain shapes. A direct start-to-end ride of 30 kilometers (20 miles) takes about an hour, but there are endless options. By Michael Vone (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 427 KB)

Coals to Newcastle - Route based on railways in the Newcastle area of New South Wales, Australia, circa 1950s, plus the Short North to Sydney, Main North to Maitland, and North Coast to Taree (Downloads from author's site - File size: 132 MB)

Cumberland - 30 mile route runs from Harlan-Loyall to Benham-Lynch in southeast Kentucky. Drive trains along the valley floor between two mountain ranges and the Poor Fork River. The route is set in the 1950s-1960s, making it an excellent choice for steam or diesel. Available from the author for $31 (download) and $36 (CD).

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Denver & Rio Grande Western Cumbres Pass Route Fixes - Update to D&RGW add-on route to fix missing file errors. Replaces default activity so that additional add-ons are not required to explore the route. By Andy Miller (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 850 KB)

Denver & Rio Grande Western Cumbres Pass v1.1 - Standard gauge version of the route taken by the Denver & Rio Grande Western RR over Cumbres Pass in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. It is the route of the modern-day Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR that runs between Antonito, Colorado and Chama, New Mexico. By Andy Miller (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 19 MB)

Denver & Rio Grande Western Green River Route - 180 miles of rugged mainline railroading between Helper, Utah and Grand Junction, Colorado. Includes 27 pieces of accurate rolling stock. Download from Stream Lines for $29.99.

Donner Pass Route - High Sierra Crossing - Over 90 miles of double track mainline over Southern Pacific's historic Overland Route between Colfax and Truckee, California; developed by 3D Train Stuff for sale on CD

East Metro Rebuild - 35 mile shortline route with lots of switching and modern mainline running. Available from the author for $29 (download) and $34 (CD).

Flatlands - Freight Yards v2.0 - Drought stricken area where freight yards are being constructed for when stock and feed can once again be raised and grown, includes 5 yards and 5 activities; requires full install of MSTS; by J. Otrzasek (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 3338 KB)

Footscray to Ballarat Route v1.3 - Victorian Railways route covers the Western Main Line from Footscray (Melbourne) to Ballarat, Australia. By Russell Beer (Downloads from author's site - File size: 58 MB)

Full Bucket Line v3.03 - Fictional desert-style route with about 110 miles of track, 10 mainline stations, 2 branch line stations, and several switching yards (Downloads from author's site - File size: 27 MB)

Gisborne - Bendigo Route v2 - Covers the Northern Main Line from Gisborne to Bendigo, Australia, with branches to Redesdale and Daylesford. By Russell Beer (Downloads from author's site - File size: 197 MB)

Golden Gulch Railroad - Small shortline circa late 1890s to late 1930s. The route winds and climbs through mountains with a loop around at either end. Townsend is a quaint town on one side of the mountains and Snake Eye is a bustling industrial area in a desert scrub climate. Fort Custer which lays between is a quiet little town in the mountains. By Erik Shicotte (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 15 MB)

Great Southern Mainline Route - Covers 170km of mainline from south of Kapooka to Harden, New South Wales, Australia. By Russell Beer (Downloads from author's site - File size: 151 MB)

Greater Toronto Area - Features over 230 miles of mainline commuter and freight operations, 43 passenger stations, dozens of yards, and hundreds of industrial spurs. Developed by Maple Leaf Tracks for sale for $29 (US)

Hoogdam Line v4.1 - Fictional route based in Holland with more than 120km of track and 20 stations; by Wouter Nijhof (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 12 MB)

HOR-GEO-elec - Scenic European Black Forest mountain route in south-western Germany, now extended from Hausach to Sankt Georgen, revised and fully electrified to its modern status (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 43 MB)

Kent & East Sussex Railway - Virtual representation of the legendary Kent & East Sussex Railway, featuring the 10.5-mile standard gauge light railway situated in one of the most unspoilt areas of South East England. Available from the author for £16.64 on CD.

Kicking Horse Pass - Begins just east of the Rocky Mountains and follows the Bow River as it enters the Bow River Valley on its trek to the top of Kicking Horse Pass. Developed by Maple Leaf Tracks for sale for $23 (US)

KMJ 4 - 100km fictional route with distinctly Swedish scenery and buildings. By Håkan Pettersson (Downloads from author's site - File size: 108 MB)

La Perouse Tramline - Recreation of the Circular Quay - Bondi tramline in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. By Joseph Spinella (Downloads from author's site - File size: 17 MB)

Larga Distancia - Route features more than 400 miles of Spanish passenger railways between Madrid, Burgos, and Bilbao, plus extensions (Downloads from author's site - File size: 775 MB)

LGVMed v3.0 - Mediterranean LGV (High Speed Route) located in the south east of France, joining the cities of Marseille, Nimes, and Valence. This version includes a major rework of the LGV layout using high speed curves, realistic SNCF signals, high speed AI traffic, scenery improvements, and 24 activities. Requires Xtracks 3.10 or newer, available on this site. By Lucweb (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 31 MB)

Main Illawarra v3 - Based on the Main Illawarra railway lines in the coastal strip of the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia, circa 1950-1965. By Brian Bere-Streeter (Downloads from author's site - File size: 176 MB)

Maryland & West Virginia - Small coal switching route set in the 1940s-1950s, combining the Western Maryland and the West Virginia Railroads. Includes a Maryland & West Virgnia 2-8-0 steam locomotive. By Nick Petrus (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 49 MB)

Melbourne to Seymour v1.3 - Depicts the Victorian Railways North Eastern Mainline in the 1950s between Melbourne and Seymour, Australia. By Russell Beer (Downloads from external site - File size: 148 MB)

Metro Route - Free fictional route containing major cities, mountainous areas, wide open prairie, and mostly double or triple track mainline. By Brandon Rusnak (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 86 MB)

Michigan Iron Ore - Formed in 1892, the Lake Superior & Ishpeming hauls magnetite and hematite pellets from the Empire and Tilden Mines to the ore docks at Presque Isle, Michigan. Developed by Maple Leaf Tracks for sale for $22 (US)

Mid-North and Barossa Route - Covers 200 miles of mainlines connecting Adelaide, South Australia with Terowie, Angaston, Kapunda, and Truro. By Michael Cameron (Downloads from author's site - File size: 515 MB)

Mornington Tourist Railway v3 - Operating railway museum based at Moorooduc station on the Mornington Peninsula about 60km from Melbourne, Australia. The main operational focus of the MR is the running of steam-hauled passenger trains, but original Victorian Railways diesel-electric locomotives are used on trains occasionally. By Craig Walton (Downloads from author's site - File size: 9791 KB)

Museispårvägen Malmköping - Route recreates a present-day Swedish tram museum. By Patrik Sundberg (Downloads from author's site - File size: 133 MB)

MV Route - Rocky Islands - This fictional route combines coasts, mountains, and underwater tunnels. A mainline coastal route connects to a single-track island route. A fairly complete tour takes about two hours, but there are many routing options and spurs to explore. Includes complete but undecorated route; route map; simple activities. By Michael Vone (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 778 KB)

New South Wales North West Route - 753 miles of mainline in north-western NSW, Australia, including Main North (East Maitland to Armidale), Mungindi Line (Werris Creek to Moree), Dubbo Line (Werris Creek to Binnaway), Gwabegar Line (Gulgong to Gwabegar), and more. By Chris Nelson and Brian Bere-Streeter (Downloads from author's site - File size: 603 MB)

New South Wales Short West And Short South Route - 247 miles of mainline in NSW Australia includes the Short West from Wallerawang to St. Marys in Sydney's west and Sydney Terminal in the east, plus the Short South from Lidcombe (via Sefton) to beyond Goulburn. By Brian Bere-Streeter (Downloads from author's site - File size: 293 MB)

NewRoads v4.0 - New road textures required by many add-on routes available at this site (Downloads from author's site - File size: 17 MB)

Niagara Corridor - CNR Dundas Sub - Located in the Southern Ontario region known as the Niagara peninsula and is part of CN's Corridor from Windsor, Ont. to Montreal Quebec. High speed Via passenger service, hotshot intermodal, way freights, and Norfolk Southern daily runs. Developed by Maple Leaf Tracks for sale for $26 (US)

North Arkansas - 34 miles of track through beautiful Ozark country, with four custom painted 1900's engines and a selection of 1900's rolling stock. Available from the author for $18.95, download or CD.

North Sydney Tram Lines Route - Represents the final two years of tramways in Sydney, Australia, from 1956 to 1958. By Brian Bere-Streeter (Downloads from author's site - File size: 68 MB)

Nåttebo Mellefors Railway (NMJ) - Swedish electric route features 32 stations and two branches for both passenger and freight trains. By Håkan Pettersson (Downloads from author's site - File size: 249 MB)

Ostrava - Hranice - 52km electrified route in the Czech Republic (Downloads from author's site - File size: 814 MB)

Paris Rive Gauche v5.0 - French passenger train route between Paris, Chartres, and Le Mans (Downloads from author's site - File size: 90 MB)

Paris to Bordeaux v0.5 (beta test) - Includes 250 km of track, some stations (Tours, Orleans), a portion of the TGV line; maximum speed is to 220 Km/h and 270 Km/h on the TGV line; objects not included in this test version; includes installation program, directions in French; by Claude Lalau (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 5473 KB)

Port Ogden and Northern v11 - Loosely based on the Port Ogden and Northern, from Kalmbach Publishing's 101 Track Plans for Model Railroaders, plan #8; includes mountain grades and branch lines, mining, logging, farming, and oil industries. Includes a self-extracting installer and requires a full install of MSTS with all routes. By Jim Ward (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 20 MB)

Puerto Rico Train v0.1 - by Luis H Gonzalez (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 2803 KB)

Puffing Billy 1920s Narrow Gauge Route - Recreation of Australia's Puffing Billy line from Cockatoo to Gembrook as it would have been in the 1920s. By Simon Gray (Downloads from author's site - File size: 34 MB)

Red Arrow Trolley Lines v1.1 - 112 miles of Suburban Philadelphia trolley routes. Requires Xtracks 3.10 or newer, available on this site. By R.K. Bird (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 30 MB)

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Route - CSX freight route between Fredericksburg and Washington, circa summer 2001. By Steve Dunham (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 37 MB)

Rogers Pass - CPR Mountain Sub - Rogers Pass is a modern day representation of the 130 mile route from Field to Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada. Developed by Maple Leaf Tracks for sale for $26 (US)

Rother Valley Fictional Route v0.1 (beta test) - Route is based in mid-Britain with few tunnels, lakes, rivers, valleys, cities/towns. Includes 61 miles of mainline track plus one activity for driveability. Route not yet completed. By Alan B. Heath (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 1334 KB)

Rotterdam (beta test version) - This is the route between Rotterdam and Hoek van Holland (Holland). This beta release contains the route from Schiedam to Vlaardingen only. By Sebastiaan van der Vliet (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 1498 KB)

Roussillon Line v4.1 - French route for Microsoft Train Simulator (Downloads from author's site - File size: 88 MB)

San Diego & Arizona Railway - 70 mile route through Carrizo Gorge in California, featuring many trestles and tunnels (Downloads from author's site - File size: 64 MB)

Shuswap - CPR Shuswap Sub - Covers 130 miles of Canadian Pacific mainline from Revelstoke to Kamloops, British Columbia. Developed by Maple Leaf Tracks for sale for $26 (US)

Soldier Summit - Over 100 mainline miles of joint rail operation of the Utah Railroad and Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad over the Wasach Mountains to Provo, Utah. Developed by Maple Leaf Tracks for sale for $29 (US)

SP West Colton Route - Includes 40 square miles around SP's West Colton Yard in Southern California, plus sections of four different subdivisions; developed by 3D Train Stuff for sale on CD for $34.95 (US)

Swanage Route - A Preserved Railway In Southern England - Representation of the former LSWR branch from Wareham to Swanage in the county of Dorset; developed by 3D Train Stuff for sale on CD for $32.05 (US)

Swiss Lines v1.1 - 101 km fictional route in Switzerland, with new scenery, 35 stations, 10 activities, and more; by SpeedCom (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 8084 KB)

Switch Back Gravity Railroad Route - The 18-mile round trip from Mauch Chunk (Jim Thorpe) to Summit Hill, Pennsylvania, vintage 1900. Includes Switch Back Summer Car. Requires Xtracks and New Roads, both available in the Utilities section of this website. By Walt Niehoff (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 27 MB)

Sydney-Nowra Route - Route based on the Main Illawarra railway lines on the coastal strip of the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia circa 1950-1965. By Brian Bere-Streeter (Downloads from author's site - File size: 176 MB)

SydWest Stage 1 - 40-km corridor between Seven Hills and Richmond in western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. By Ben Johnson (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 15 MB)

Tehachapi Pass Route II - California Gateway Edition - Route located in Southern California, developed by 3D Train Stuff for sale on CD for $37.15 (US)

The Bridge Line - Follows the operations of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad in the late 1970's through Upstate New York. Developed by Maple Leaf Tracks for sale for $22 (US)

The Coal Road v2.0 - Australian route based on the NSW "Main North" line from Maitland to Werris Creek (Downloads from author's site - File size: 200 MB approx)

Trollhättan 2 - Route features multiple passenger train lines from Gothenburg and Oslo, Sweden. By Totte (Downloads from author's site - File size: 240 MB)

Tumulla Bank Route v1.6 - 22km route portrays the climb from Perthville to Gresham on the Main West line in NSW, Australia. By Chris Nelson (Downloads from external site - File size: 45 MB)

Valley Railway v5 - Includes automatic installation tool; by Niall Wallace (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 2968 KB)

VBSR 5 - 1,000km route features four Swedish railways - Vestfoldbanan, Bratsbergbanan, Sørlandsbanan, and Ransfjordbanan. By Jan Kristensen (Downloads from author's site - File size: 543 MB)

Very Short Line RR - A fictional railroad based on model railroading with a continuous loop track (RailServe.com MSTS Download - File size: 33 MB)

Western Pacific Feather River Route - Representation of WP's 3rd Subdivision between Oroville and Portola, California, which includes the scenic Feather River canyon; developed by 3DTrains for sale on DVD for $50 (US)

XTracks 3.20 - Extra track sections for route developers, also required before using many add-on routes available at this site (Downloads from author's site - File size: 18 MB, or 30 MB for developer version)

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