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The Southern Belle was the Kansas City Southern's flagship passenger train which ran between Kansas City and New Orleans. It was streamlined in 1940, with a striking Brunswick Green, Yellow and Red livery which survived until the train was discontinued in 1969.

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  • Run8 v3 Update 9 Now Available plus New Update Manager

    Run8 v3 Update 9 Now Available plus New Update Manager

    <img src=/images/2023/R8S/capture_400544.jpg align=left width=200px; style="padding-right:20px; padding-bottom:20px;">Run8Studios announces v3 Update 9 is now available for users to download
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  • Site Outage - July 3 -- 1800 GMT/1300 CDT

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  • Run8 v3 Update 8 Now Available

    Run8 v3 Update 8 Now Available

    Run8 Studios announced their Update 8 release for those who have purchased Run8 v3.

    Users can go to the Run8 website to download the update.

    Also available now is a new mixed freight pack:



    Visit Run8 Studios for more information and to purchase.
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  • Goodbye, Pink Lady

    Goodbye, Pink Lady

    Pretty much everyone in the railfan community who's been around me for any length of time knows that I grew up along the Chicago North Western's Harvard Subdivision. Up until the 1980's, this was still the secondary mainline between Chicago and the Twin Cities via Madison and other exciting points like Evansville and Wyeville. One person or another in my immediate and extended family has lived at almost every station stop between the Chicago City Limits and Harvard, Illinois. If you ever wonde...
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    Last edited by eric; 08-01-2023, 12:18 AM.

  • Planned Site Upgrade

    Planned Site Upgrade

    I promise... a month from now I'll stop talking about how old the software we use here is. If you're new or haven't heard, it's really, really old. Not MSTS old, but old enough that VBulletin (the company who wrote it) refuses to support it any longer. Fortunately, they have a newer version that offers most of the same core features for managing access to the site including user accounts, password changes and memberships. There should be little to no change in how everyone accesses and uses the s...
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  • Scenery Update for Diesel Railcar Simulator

    Scenery Update for Diesel Railcar Simulator

    Lapioware announces a scenery update for Diesel Railcar Simulator



    Diesel Railcar Simulator has upgraded its scenery graphics and overall lighting. The old simplistic and repetitive scenery has been replaced with a more diverse, lush and realistic environment with rich customization possibilities for route modders.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1XMGLPVJJ8 The new scenery sys...
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  • New Site, New Look and Feel

    New Site, New Look and Feel

    A few months back, some new themes were added here at Trainsim.com and were pretty well received. As the new site software upgrade gets closer, it was time to start to work on the interface themes. Ignore the quality of the logo and the masthead -- they're just placeholders for now. If anyone is interested in submitting a new logo, feel free to drop me a PM or post in the comments. Now on to the colors... They represent railroads past and present. Mostly past. This one is specificall...
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  • Installing OpenRails on Windows 11

    Installing OpenRails on Windows 11

    This is a work in progress. Please add to the comments if you see things you'd like to add or correct. Running the Microsoft / Open Rails Train Simulator is a little different from other simulators, in that there are a lot of options available for add-ons (over 30,000 in our library alone), as well as companion applications that are used to create routes, activities and even new models. The community has developed a modified (and still evolving) set of best practices that are shared here to hel...
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    Last edited by eric; 03-16-2024, 10:26 PM.

  • Using MSTS Content And Third Party Applications Without Installing MSTS

    Using MSTS Content And Third Party Applications Without Installing MSTS

    This is a work in progress. Please add to the comments if you see things you'd like to add or correct. Running the Microsoft / Open Rails Train Simulator is a little different from other simulators, in that there are a lot of options available for add-ons (over 30,000 in our library alone), as well as companion applications that are used to create routes, activities and even new models. Adding to the complexity, some of these applications date back to 2001, when MSTS was first introduced. The...
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    Last edited by eric; 02-16-2024, 05:12 PM.

  • State of the Site - May 2023

    State of the Site - May 2023

    Believe it or not, but we're right about at the edge of summer. I brought out the lawn mower and yard furniture out last week and finally put the snow blower into storage. My son who attends the University of North Texas came home last night via The Friendly Skies after finishing his finals this week, and the end of the year is also quickly approaching for my now-famous granddaughter at her elementary school, although some unexpected snow days extended that by a week. Time indeed flies. ...
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  • Feather River now available
    by eric

    Ah, the 3DTrains Feather River Route.

    It's iconic, and visually one of the best routes ever created prior to OpenRails...

    And, it's back!

    We're hosting the file here at Trainsim to help our our friends at 3DTrains, who have been without a sales site for over two years now.

    There's an Information Page with details on the route, how to purchase, and how to install. This is one that I missed out on, and will be adding to my collection. I hope ever...
    Posted 04-15-2024, 03:56 PM
  • State of the Site -- March 2024
    by eric

    It's Anniversary Week!

    Looking back a few days, March 8th marked the one year anniversary of separating Trainsim.Com from its previous owner, and ending a negotiation which had started five weeks earlier.

    But that's not the only anniversary at hand...

    Tonight, March 12th, marks a somewhat more significant milestone -- the one year anniversary of moving onto our own servers, and thus having total control over our collective destiny as a community.
    ...
    Posted 03-11-2024, 11:09 PM
  • It's Been A Year?
    by eric

    It's been a little over a year since FlightSim sold off Trainsim, and what a year it's been.

    Rather than rehash that, I just wanted to take this time to thank a few people.

    First of all, Nels Anderson for starting and funding the site, and Rick Frerichs for literally keeping it running during those two plus decades. Rick wrote the original software used for the file library, and it performed flawlessly up to the day we moved from the FlightSim servers to our own servers....
    Posted 03-05-2024, 11:43 PM
  • State of the Site - February 2024
    by eric

    And just like that, NFL football is over for the season. Those of you who don't follow football closely may not understand the emptiness that sets in following the end of the regular season (especially for those whose teams don't make the playoffs), but for me, watching football is a block on the weekend where I am guaranteed to get mostly uninterrupted time to concentrate on programming fixes and other things Trainsim related because our household watches a lot of football... Congrats to the ...
    Posted 02-12-2024, 01:16 AM
  • Bundles of Bundles
    by eric

    A number of routes old and new have been bundled recently, which means you can get all of the required items in a single zip if you're a First Class or FastPass member. To view the list of current routes and other files that are bundled, Click here With the new track pieces for older routes available, you might want to rediscover a few of the older gems including the various Milwaukee Road "Lines West" such as the RMD East, RMD West, Idaho and Coast divisions. Or maybe the Pacific Electric o...
    Posted 02-07-2024, 06:02 PM
  • State of the Site -- January 2024
    by eric

    I'd say we are off to a very good start to the year... The last few years, I've been out of meaningful NFL football to watch by the first week of January, and able to spend more time doing other things. This year, my Packers shocked the world and knocked out the #2 Dallas Cowboys, making it to the Divisional Round officially as the youngest average age team in NFL history and the first #7 seed to advance to the Divisional Round... Unfortunately, this past weekend they lost a close game to the...
    Posted 01-14-2024, 12:23 AM
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