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A Treat For Train Enthusiasts

Last updated Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:41:29 GMT
Originally posted on Sat, 27 Sep 2003 15:55:45 GMT

Now available from Stategy First is the Train Collection, containing three previously released titles combined into one package at a reduced price. Included in the package are "Rails Across America", "Ultimate Trainz" and "Trainz Paint Shed".  For more information, click on Read More

Montreal, Quebec. Wednesday July 2, 2003--Strategy First Inc. announced today that the Train Collection has shipped to stores nationwide.

"The Train Collection gives train buffs the best of all worlds," explains Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First Inc. "You have a real-time strategy game, a railroad simulator and an add-on all in one box. It is the perfect package for a train enthusiast."

The Train Collection includes Rails Across America, Ultimate Trainz and Trainz Paint Shed. Please see below for information on each of these stellar titles:

Rails Across America is a game of railroad empires in North America, covering the period from 1830 to the near future. It is a real-time strategy with a "sim" flavor. Rails allows hundreds of tracks with thousands of trains crossing the continent. Players must focus on strategic decisions: Where to expand, where to compete, and when to call in favors from government officials, union leaders, and other powerful figures.

  • Up to 8 players in multiplayer over LAN or Internet
  • Sophisticated cargo routing system enables large-scale play enabling hundreds of routes and thousands of engines
  • Influences let you directly affect other players: cause a financial panic, start an investigation into the player's company, instigate a strike, petition a city for route assignment or force independents out of business

Ultimate Trainz includes 2 CDs full of dynamic railroad action. All of the excitement of Collecting, Creating and Controlling your own railroad with the newest version of Trainz, plus tons of added features. With something for every type of train fan - driving, route building, operations, signaling and more - Ultimate Trainz offers endless hours of creativity as you add to your empire, download new items, take screenshots, run your favorite locos and build your own unique world. Then you can share it with thousands of other train buffs from around the world online - the ultimate Trainz experience!

  • Routes from USA, Europe and Australia.
  • Over 130 locos, passenger cars, freight cars, tank cars and cabooses from around the world to start your railroad collection.
  • Over 1000 unique scenery objects, trackside structures, tunnels, bridges, fences and walls let you easily create your own layout.
  • Thousands of extra objects and stock available for free download from the Trainz Download Station increase the life of your Trainz experience.

Paint Shed is the perfect addition to any software collection, Paint Shed takes the Trainz experience to a completely new level and gives the user a whole new set of locos and freight cars, plus the user-friendly Paint Shed application and an easy-to-use consist editor. Paint Shed provides an easy to use set of templates that helps you design and create your very own unique railroad. Choose your own color scheme; add logos, motifs, or running numbers, and you'll have a yard full of customized locos and rolling stock before you know it.

  • Choose your own color scheme
  • A simple 5-step process lets you customize your locomotives and rolling stock
  • Incorporate your own railroad logos, motifs, and slogans or select from the hundreds provided


About Strategy First

Strategy First Inc. is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Founded in 1990, the company has grown rapidly, publishing major games in the industry and simultaneously developing its own in-house titles such as O.R.B., Disciples II and Nexagon: Deathmatch. After winning numerous awards for games such as Disciples: Sacred Lands, Europa Universalis, Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns and Steel Beasts, Strategy First continues to push the gaming envelope with its own groundbreaking titles, while maintaining its reputation as a unique alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a worldwide audience.

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

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