Train Simulator Scenario creator?

Are you a scenario creator making scenario's which may not be published on the Steam Workshop because you use besides Steam Payware, Thirdparty payware or freeware? Join us! And publish your scenario on Third Rails for free, and make this the central Workshop for mixed asset scenario's! Drop me an email beentrain (at) or... Continue Reading →

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ThirdRails Roadmap

Current in development From the Lab Not planned for a release soon, but on the 'radar' Just-In-Time generated path in Quick Drive scenario's based on timetableTWB: Virtual Train Operation Companies (VTOCs)Radar: Multiplayer scenario'sScreenshots from Steam Cloud integrationThirdRails Live Radar app. Webbrowser application for viewing ThirdRails Radar side-by-side with real world radars. (Out now as BETA!... Continue Reading →

ThirdRails for Rookies

Although the installation and use of ThirdRails is hassle free and straight forwarded, all the posibilities can be a bit overwhelming for new users. In this article I will try to explain all the basic functions of ThirdRails from a helicopter view perspective.For the more detailed functions please take a look at the ThirdRails Online Help.... Continue Reading →

The Art of Timetabled rides

With ThirdRails Timetabled Rides you will have literally an unlimited number of scenarios at your disposal! How does this work? In just five steps: 1. Use Quick Drive, Freeroam or standard scenario 2. Create or load a timetable in your broadcast form 3. Open the ThirdRails GPS/Ebula device 4. Setup your train and drive 5.... Continue Reading →

RJ 735 Wien HBF – Maribor 3

Part 3 Bruck/Mur - Spielfeld Strass Finally you are in Bruck/Mur. Now the boarding takes place and soon you will continue the ride. Though the dispatcher informs you as usual, watch out for signals and especially for speed reductions. Slow down early enough, otherwise you will get the Emergency Breaks. First stop in Graz HBF.... Continue Reading →

RJ 735 Wien HBF – Maribor 2

Part 2 Wr.Neustadt - Bruck/Mur Part 2 gets you from Wr.Neustadt to Bruck/Mur. On the way to Neunkirchen there are little Problems with the PZB and Signals. But you will manage it with the help of your dispatcher. Enjoy the ride over Semmering leading to the „ Steirerland „ the green heart of Austria.In Bruck/Mur... Continue Reading →

RJ 735 Wien HBF – Maribor 1

Part 1 Wien HBF - Wr.Neustadt For the Suedbahn Wien – WrN you have to disable „ Game finished when passing a red Signal „. Its because of the Shunting Groundsignals.Try to keep the permited speed, but not to fast or slow, moderate. Sometimes the dispatcher gives you information about Signals , speedlimits or overriding... Continue Reading →

Snowstorm to Göschenen

A snowstorm is raging through the Gotthard. It is your job to lead a triple traction freight train with push loc from Erstfeld to Göschenen. You start by coupling the freight train. Due to the severe wheather a lot of trains have trouble climbing the nort ramp of the Gotthard. It is a matter of... Continue Reading →

IC2 866 Lugano – Zürich

In this scenario you are driving the IC2 866 from Bellinzona to Erstfeld on the Gotthardbahn. Due to some festivals it is busy between Lugano and Zürich therefor you are running the IC2 in special rush hour setup from Bellinzona. You will have extra stops at Airolo and Göschenen. There has been a report this... Continue Reading →

ThirdRails Real Drive

Rail legends, keep it real! ThirdRails Real Drive (tm) extends the gameplay of TS QuickDrive and Freeroam scenario's with a live feature. You will be driving a real service in TS simultaneous  with the real world service, based on a real timetable. Review the The Art of Timetabled rides article on how to work with... Continue Reading →

ThirdRails EBuLa #1

EBuLa, first introduced by Deutsche Bundsbahn (DB) is an electronic timetable onboard device. EBuLa is an addition to the ThirdRails GPS-R device and will help you with your "Next Stop" announcements. ThirdRails bringing your service to live! This short, early preview, video shows how the EBuLa device will work. With the EBuLa device you... Continue Reading →

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