A Journey Like no Other
Trainz: A New Era completely revamps the Trainz series, and takes the train simulation genre to new heights. The all-new graphics engine brings historic and modern routes to life in eye-watering realism. Operate famous locomotives, explore fascinating routes and unleash your creative side designing and building your own routes and Driver Sessions! Trainz: A New Era will provide even modest train-fans with hundreds of hours gameplay in single and multiplayer.
Share and enjoy your creations with our huge community or use the Download Station to access 250.000+ DLC items created by other Trainz fans worldwide.
All-new graphics engine with full world shadows and per-pixel lighting
Share your enthusiasm with other rail fans and combine your efforts with others to operate a working rail line!
Our most accurate simulation yet with real time world physics and editing tools!
Calculated at 30 times a second, our physics use a variety of configurable inputs such as engine powers, train weight and rolling resistance whilst taking into account factors like track gradient, curve resistance and track adhesion for each train car when accelerating or decelerating. The brand new real time physics editing tools allow players to tune physics 'on-the-fly' to take their simulation's performance even further.
Brand-new Real-time Physics Editing tools enable users to enter known specifications to accurately monitor all the forces at work. Things like tractive effort, drawbar pull or brake pipe pressure can be monitored at a specific point along the train and input values adjusted "on-the-fly". By analysing and tuning performance without leaving the simulation, real-world train characteristics can be matched perfectly. (It's a bit like running a virtual dynamometer car).
If physics aren't your thing, don't worry. You can leave the fine-tuning of your favourite locomotive's performance to the experts whilst still having the choice between 'Realistic Mode' or 'Easy Mode' driving options.
Procedurally animated spline junctions
An updated set of track laying tools are provided in Surveyor to automatically adds frogs/vee, blades, and checkrails in the correct place on the tracks when making a switch, turnout or junction. The blades then animate as the junction direction is changed.
Realistic cab sway and external train motion
Using a new suspension modelling system and additional track and traincar parameters, cab sway and "car rocking" from both internal and external perspective provide more realistic train motion visuals. When running on rough track, cars will wobble and shake independently.
*Smoke and weather affected by world objects *
New particle effects and collision systems will prevent rain penetrating a tunnel, smoke will billow out from the underside of a bridge or the top of a tunnel and all particle effects will change velocity, direction and flow more naturally.
Tons of Extra Content
Access to over 250,000+ free DLC items via The Download Station
In-game downloadable content system for both payware and freeware options
Create your own routes with powerful in-game level editing tools
Configurable control schemes
Our most expansive soundtrack yet
Never lose your way with the in-game navigation system
Open multiple windows to view and compare items in Preview Mode while creating your world in another window
Incl. 250 page digital user manual - a digital PDF providing detailed information on every aspect of Trainz
Brand new Routes and Sessions
Trainz: A New Era provides a variety of high quality routes - both built-in to the core edition or available as Downloadable Content.
Based upon the famous Highland Valley route from the early days of Trainz, Kickstarter County has received a huge upgrade with new content, new track and new industries. This route is a tribute to all our Kickstarter Backers who helped make Trainz A New Era possible and includes a range of customized assets dedicated to our keenest supporters.
Chesapeake & Ohio RR, Hinton Division - (United States, 1950)
Hinton Division, one of the major coal producing areas for the C&O, starting just west of Thurmond, WV through to Hinton, WV and also includes the Laurel Creek Sub Division, and parts of the Piney Creek Sub, Rend Sub and Loup Creek Sub.
ECML Kings Cross - Edinburgh (UK, 1976)
This edition delivers the full route from London Kings Cross Station all the way to Edinburgh in Scotland - a 393 mile drive! With significant updates to almost every feature along the track, the route will take you back in time to relive the diesel and electrification as it was in 1976 UK.
Healesville - (Australia, 1910's)
A faithful recreation of the towns, stations, bridges and rural countryside of 1915 Australia. The line includes many notable features including the 1.6 mile long timber trestle bridge over the Yarra River and flood plains between Yering and Yarra Glen and one of the very few tunnels on the Victorian Railways (at the top of the 'Tunnel Hill' grade between Tarrawarra and Healesville).