December 13, 2011 | Comments Off on Train Conductor 2 price drop alert

Google has been offering $0.10 apps in the Android Market for the past 8 days (2 more days to go) . Today’s offer has the Train Conductor 2 on sale for $0.10

December 6, 2011 | Comments Off on Train Conductor 2 on Android

My favorite train game, Train Conductor 2 by Voxel Agents for the iPod Touch has finally arrived in the Android world.

In this game, you play as the dispatcher and get to route the trains to their numbered tracks avoiding head-on collisions with other trains. The game does gets progressively harder as you advance, with an increased number of trains varying in length, speed and frequency.

The Android version is slightly bigger that the iOS version, featuring nine cities in the USA. You get to route trains through New York’s complex subway network, connect trains over the Grand Canyon and clear snow monsters from the treacherous Rocky Mountains

The gameplay is fun. The graphics and animations are cute. This will appeal to both train-addicts like us and the casual gamer. Train Conductor 2: USA is available now on the Android Market for $1.99. They also have a free lite version for you to try.

Until now, all good train games stayed over in the iOS world. The Android Market did not have any decent game (good gameplay and graphics) Hopefully, with Voxel Agent’s Train Conductor 2, the train games start to come over to Android.

Check out the video/gameplay below:

December 1, 2011 | Comments Off on Boston MBTA loco repair shop tour

MBTA organized a tour yesterday, of their locomotive repair shop in Somerville.

Matthew in Boston’s flickr photostream below and NoLuckBoston’s photostream captures their facilities from every angle.


[via: Universal Hub]

December 1, 2011 | Comments Off on Miniatur Wunderland new 2012 video

The new official video about Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg, the world’s largest model railway set now shows the completed airport module that they have been working on.

More Videos: MiWuLa TV

November 22, 2011 | Comments Off on Railview: Google visits Rhaetian Railway

Google’s Street view team together with the Rhaetian Railway has collected images from one of the world’s most scenic railway routes—the Albula-Bernina line in Switzerland—that will soon be live on Google Maps.

November 9, 2011 | Comments Off on Trains in the Thailand floods

Submerged tracks and moving trains in the Thailand floods

Picture Credit : SKY Report CH3 on Facebook

Picture Credit : SKY Report CH3 on Facebook

Picture Credit : Railpictures.Net

Picture Credit : Totallycoolpix

November 9, 2011 | Comments Off on Swiss Railways continue to expand their network

The rest of the world moves on with railroad projects and high-speed trains while here, we sit and bicker. Kind-a like the tortoise and the hare story.

Note: If the above embed video does not work, try the direct link to the article.

November 3, 2011 | Comments Off on Réseau Ferré de France Modernization

Modernization video for Réseau Ferré de France

More Info at

The “making of” video (in French)

May 20, 2011 | Comments Off on Railworks Sale: Union Pacific Add-on

Steam is offering a 60% off on the Union Pacific Add-On for Railworks for $7.99
This addon has the Class 4000 Big Boy Locomotive in Union Pacific livery, 40-foot flatcar and a 40-foot flatcar with Sherman tank load. It also comes with 2 free-roam scenarios.

April 13, 2011 | Comments Off on Happy 30th TGV!

TGV is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The Year-by-Year timeline cover the entire history of the TGV milestones. As a part of the celebrations, one of the original trains specially refurbished will be touring France for the next two months.

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