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    Open Rails Alternatives

    Open Rails is described as 'open source simulator that is designed to run Microsoft Train Simulator content'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Open Rails for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Steam, Playstation, Xbox and Stellarium. The best alternative is ZUSI 3 - Aerosoft Edition. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try BVE trainsim or openBVE. Other great apps like Open Rails are Trainz Simulator (Paid), TramSim Munich (Paid), Loksim3D (Free) and Railroads Online (Paid).

    This page was last updated Dec 7, 2021
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    Open Rails is an open source simulator that is designed to run Microsoft Train Simulator content.
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    1. Enter the virtual cab and experience a train driver’s operations at the highest level of realism. ZUSI 3 is a train simulation for PCs, the professional version of which is also being used in railway companies for engine driver training.
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      BVE trainsim (formerly Boso View Express) is a Japanese train simulator based on the point of view of the train operator.
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    2. Trainz Simulator is a commercial train simulator from Australia, which allows users to build, play and operate railways routes in a sandbox environment. Development of the Trainz Simulator series began in October 2001.
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      openBVE is an open source train simulator.
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      Discover with TramSim Munich a new city with numerous landmarks as well as the low-floor tram model R2.2.b! Transport your passengers on three detailed tram lines in full length through the centre of the Bavarian capital.


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      Loksim3D is a leisure project of railway enthusiasts and software developers, who developed a program to simulate driving traction vehicles. Loksim3D simulates the tasks of a train driver.
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      Build and run your dream railroad through an huge Open World! Play exciting Online Multiplayer sessions with your friends or create your very own Singleplayer experience!.
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      Line 1, the most complicated subway in Seoul, is now coming in PC version. You can feel high immersion with the graphics that realize the actual Seoul scenery, the train driving sound, and the realistic train driving system.
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      Euro Train Sim 2 is the first mobile train simulator to feature officially-licensed real trains from Germantrain operator Deutsche Bahn. Signal System and AI trains.
    3. Train Simulator brings to life some amazing train challenges on real world routes and delivers the ultimate railway hobby.
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