A Journey Like No Other

Trainz: A New Era is the latest release in the Trainz franchise, developed to raise the simulation genre to new heights with stunning graphics, realism and accuracy. Explore the world of today and travel back in time to relive the glory days of railroad history.

All Pre-orders include a 6 month First Class Ticket providing express VIP access to over 250,000 pieces of content via the Trainz Download Station. You'll also be placed on our priority Advance Order list to ensure receive your copy up to 1-week earlier than the release date!

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Whether you're a first time Driver or a seasoned Engineer,

there's an option for everyone!


  • FREE VIP access to the DLS with a 6 month first class ticket.
  • Priority Advance Order List - get TANE BEFORE the official release.
  • 2 BONUS never-seen-before DLC locomotives when you pre-order.
    • USRA Light Pacific.
    • Duchess in BR Express Blue livery.


    Over $67 worth of value for FREE when you pre-order!

    Trainz: A New Era Features

    • New graphics engine with full world shadows and per-pixel lighting.
    • Real-time physics feedback and editing tools.
    • Procedural animated spline junctions.
    • Realistic cab sway and external train motion.
    • Smoke and weather affected by world objects.
    • In-game navigation system
    • Multiplayer
    • Multi-window support
    • Improved in-game browser
    • Expanded sound library.
    • Configurable control schemes.
    • In-game downloadable content system for both payware and freeware options.
    • Access to over 250,000+ free DLC items via The Download Station.

    New Level of Realism!

    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.

    Kickstarter County

    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 1976 UK.

    Healesville - (Australia, 1910's)

    A faithful recreation of the towns, stations, bridges and rural countryside of 1915 Australia. The line includes several 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).

    Avery - Drexel - (United States, 1970's)

    The Milwaukee Road route runs from the end of the electrification in Avery, across the Bitterroot mountains via the St Paul Pass, and all the way to the crew-change point at Alberton. It features Little Joe EF4 electrics and a huge range of seasonal rolling stock.

    Warwick to Wallangarra - (Australia 1990's)

    Follow the QR Southern railway line through the Darling Downs and into Granite country, right to the border with New South Wales.

    Season Town Northern Rail Road -(East or Middle West USA)

    The Season Town Northern Rail Road (STNRR) is based in fictional "Season Town" situated somewhere in the East or Middle West of the USA. The aptly named Season Town supports season change functionality, so control the weather and see how the route responds to snow! The layout provides a short mainline section as well as a 6 mile branch line connecting a limestone mine with a cement plant, as well as a streetcar network consisting of four branches.

    The BiDye Traction Railroad - (Someone's Garage)

    The BiDye Traction Railroad shows off the versatility of Trainz: A New Era by creating a virtual model railroad for you to explore and enjoy. Built in a large garage in much less time and at a fraction of the cost of the "real thing", Bidye highlights how Trainz can be used by model train fans as well as prototypical fans.
    Set up as a short line electric traction railroad serving several inter-dependent industries, the industries served by the railroad include lumber mill, furniture factory, grain mill, commercial bakery, paint and solvent factory, metal can and container factory, and a coal fired electricity plant.

    New Physics

    Accurate Physics

    From your feedback over the years, the most significant feature for many people is the accuracy of the simulation. This is why enhancements to the driving experience are at the very top of our T2 feature list.

    For the technically-minded, our physics model uses a variety of configurable inputs such as engine power, train weight and rolling resistance, then takes into account factors like track gradient, curve resistance and track adhesion for each car in the train. We then calculate the forces at work 30 times a second and as a result, the train accelerates or decelerates and moves along the track accordingly.

    If physics aren't your thing, don't worry. You can leave the fine-tuning of your favourite loco performance to the experts and you will still have the choice of 'Realistic Mode' or 'Easy Mode' driving options.

    T2 introduces brand new Real-time Physics Editing tools enabling users to enter known specifications then 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).

    Fully Animated Splines Junctions

    An updated set of track laying tools in Surveyor that automatically adds frogs, blades, and checkrails in the correct place on the tracks when making a switch/turnout/junction.

    The blades then animate as the junction direction is changed.

    Train Motion

    Car rocking with 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 will provide more realistic train motion visuals. When running on rough track, cars will wobble and shake independently.

    Environmental Effects

    With new particle effects and collision systems, rain will hit terrain or the roof of a station, and smoke will hit the underside of a bridge or the top of a tunnel, change velocity and direction and flow more naturally.

    Message to our Kickstarter Supporters

    In recognition for your contribution to make our TANE Kickstarter project a success, all Trainz Crew and above Reward Tiers will be upgraded to include the TANE Deluxe Edition including all 7 routes plus the Pre-order Bonus locos (the USRA Light Pacific and the Duchess in BR Express Blue livery). You will also be placed on the priority Advance Order list. These additional rewards will be automatically added to your existing Kickstarter rewards so you don't need to do anything. For those people on Guard and Track Crew Reward Tiers, you will be upgraded from TANE: Driver Edition to the Standard Edition.