Build your dream railroad across a huge open world! You can build tracks and stations, drive detailed locomotives, and transport goods to earn money and experience. Play exciting Online Multiplayer sessions with your friends or create your very own Single-player sandbox! 
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (57) - 80% of the 57 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (4,458) - 81% of the 4,458 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 1, 2021

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We have decided to go for early access with this title to involve you, the player community, early on. There are so many train fans out there who are looking for a game that will take their wishes and expectations into account until the final release of the finished game. In order to do this, a locomotive game does not only require a complete, in-depth and realistic simulation of trains but also a huge open world, different goods to transport, new vehicles and many other features.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We’re currently planning to remain in early access up to one year to implement not just our planned updates, but also your feedback, criticism and wishes.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will have a lot more content than the early access version. We will try to provide new content and meaningful improvements with each update. We also plan on improving the multiplayer aspects of Railroad Online. Additionally, we will evaluate player feedback and criticisms to create further updates.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“With the current version of the game, you get a fully playable game with all the important features, including single and multiplayer experience - track laying - placing switches, trestles, landfills - removable vegetation - placing facility buildings - buy - upgrade and customize rolling stock - fully interactive first-person locomotives - a level system - and much more.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“There may be an increase in the price once the game fully release. Early access adaptors therefore will benefit from a lower price. ”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The community plays a crucial role in our Early Access development. You will be able to make comments and suggestions here in our Steam community and on our Discord server. ( We are very excited to hear your feedback, suggestions and ideas!”
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Enjoy the latest Railroads Online updates now:

  • The Anniversary Update includes the completely new "Lake Valley" map, varied gameplay with the ability to freely place all industrial buildings on the map, new buildings, a new locomotive, and a new passenger car. 
  • The Tutorial & Wiki Updates introduce an extensive tutorial, an in-game encyclopedia, and a new industry to the game. The new tutorial makes it easier than ever to get started in the game! And the wiki covers diverse topics such as track construction, industries, and cargo – for even better accessibility.

For more information on the official roadmap for Railroads Online please check our Trello board.

About This Game

Get instant access and start playing; be a part of the game as it develops. Note: This Early Access game is not finished and may or may not undergo further changes. If you are not excited about playing this game in its current state, we recommend waiting to see how it progresses during development.

Set in a huge open world reminiscent of the Americas during the golden age of steam trains, Railroads Online puts you in the role of a pioneer helping to shape the future of America. Build tracks, traverse vast landscapes in various steam locomotives, transport goods to earn money, and customize and buy new locomotives and equipment as you grow to become a railroad tycoon. Play in single-player or with up to 15 friends in the online cooperative multiplayer mode.

Tracks, trains & more
Design your dream rail network from the ground up. Scout the best route, lay down embankments, and build tracks, switches, turntables, bridges, and more! Then cross the vast, open landscape in 17 finely detailed locomotives and 9 wagons. Interact with regulators, valves, brakes, couplers, and many more features in first-person view as you drive your vehicles. But you won't simply be driving around aimlessly! Your task is to transport goods like timber, ore, coal, oil, and various other freight for a broad variety of industries. Earn money for every successful shipment and invest in new vehicles or upgrade and customize your existing locomotives. Plus: build stations, yards, and other infrastructure along your routes to service your trains with fuel, water, and sand.

Experience the Railroad Sandbox with up to 16 players
Enjoy a realistic railroad experience with the advanced Unreal Engine physics system for deep railroad simulation. All collisions and forces are rendered dynamically in real time, making the train driving experience much more immersive. So, be careful about derailing your train! And to top it all off, you can play Railroads Online with up to 16 players on a server and enjoy the ultimate train simulation in multiplayer sessions with your friends. Lay tracks together and cooperate to move trains seamlessly or share the work while you play independently. It’s also possible to save and load your progress, so you can enjoy the best tracks or most creative layouts again and again.

If you like trains, start your journey today!

  • Open World Sandbox for you to explore
  • Online multiplayer sessions with up to 16 players
  • Relaxing single-player experience
  • Build tracks, switches, and railroad facilities
  • Drive your vehicles and interact with regulators, valves, brakes, and appliances
  • Transport goods and earn money
  • Buy and customize new equipment
  • Build stations, yards, and other infrastructure to service your trains
  • Enjoy a realistic railroad physics system
  • Extremely detailed locomotives and other equipment

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 or Windows 11 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-8100 or similar
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (2 GB VRAM) / AMD Radeon R9 285 (2 GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6000 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 10 or Windows 11 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-11600K @ 3.9 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 5600X @ 3.7 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 with 8 GB VRAM or more
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6000 MB available space

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