Western United States

Trainz on the Road
Regional Coordinator
Michael Forner

The Virtual Hobbyist
PO Box 26476
San Jose, CA 95159


You've discovered the Official Trainz Portal for the Western United States!

This site is intended to be your NEW homepage for Trainz. Itís content will be specifically geared toward those of you living here in this part of the US and anyone with a passion for the great railroads and trains of the West, both new and old!

Here is just a sampling of what you can expect in the coming weeks and months:

Keep up to date with all of the latest information about what's happening in the Trainz community and in the world of virtual railroading. Find out what the next big thing Auran is planning. Stay informed with us!.

Find out what others think about the latest additions to the Trainz product line. From feature releases, to Service Packs, to content updates; here's a chance to listen to others and to voice your opinions of the current and future direction of Trainz.

Want to know where to find some of your favorite locos and rolling stock? Need the latest Service Pack? Or just looking for a free utility? We'll give you a guide to what's out there and how to get it. We'll also keep you up to date on what's new and what's coming down the pike so you can make the most of your Trainz experience.

Want to know when the next Trainz on the Road show is coming to your town? Interested in finding a Trainz-related event to participate in? We'll keep you up to date with the latest outings and events so you never miss a beat.

Interested in helping out?

We're currently looking for interested individuals to contribute to the overall content on this page. If you have a couple of hours a month available and would like to be a part of the creative process, please contact Mike Forner at trainz@thevirtualhobbyist.com and we'll make a spot for you on our team. We're sure you'll find it immensely rewarding and a lot of fun.

Don't forget to bookmark this page!!

Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004
is the most complete railroad experience ever created.
As Engineer, immerse yourself in a totally interactive, realistic world. Choose from high-speed passenger runs, shunting cars in a busy industrial yard, or carefully navigating a 200 ton logging train down a steep mountain range.
As Yardmaster, manage your Drivers as they carry out their daily tasks. Ensure your trains are in the right place at the right time to keep pace with supply and demand of the interactive industries.
As Route Builder, create your own stunning routes and worlds.
As Operations Manager, set industry production levels, commodity requirements and create multiple task lists for your Drivers in a few simple steps.

Are you up to the challenges ahead?

  • Choose from more than 50 authentic real world locos from famous railroads around the globe
  • 100's more to download from the Trainz web site
  • Realistic controls for steam, diesel and electric locos
  • Accurate physics, tested and verified by real life train engineers
  • Complete 3D cabs with interactive switches, levers and dials
  • Control one or more locos and issue orders to other Drivers
  • Hundred's of miles of prototypical and imaginary routes to explore Read more features

  • Industries place real demands upon your railroad as they each consume resources and produce goods
  • As Yardmaster it is your task to control the flow of goods
  • Operate railroads with diversified commodities including coal, general goods, forest products, woodchips, containers, logs and more
  • Your decisions and driving skills affect production levels throughout the world Read more features

  • Create and design dynamic environments quickly and easily with intuitive 3D editing tools
  • Move mountains, plant forests, construct towns and cities
  • Build a complete railroad infrastructure that you interact with including rails, tunnels, bridges, signals, junctions and trackside objects
  • Plan activities, set goals for you and your Drivers and totally customize your railroad experience
  • Open architecture and fully supported toolsets allow for practically unlimited additional features to be added Read more features



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