Category: Graphics

Even more steam engines for era 2!

All infos about all new engine models of the second era and the original engines.

Lynx – Series QJ of China Railways

chinese steam locomotive

What looks like a variant of the SZD П36 coloured in black, in reality is a proprietary development from China. The first prototype was built in 1956. The engines had the latest technology on board, such as a mechanical stoker and feed-water preheating. Once another 41 prototypes were completed, serial production began in 1964. The engine proved so successful that until 1988 more than 4,700 units were produced.

Impressive: the engines remained in active service of the state railway until 2005. Private railway companies continue to use them to this day.

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The new client – from the app to the PTR

The mobile app was praised after being launched. Apart from a few compatibility issues with some Android devices, the refined client, the convenient mini map and the new schedule mode have been welcomed by our players.

With the Europe scenario, these improvements will now also become available in the browser version of the game. In our first step, we took the mobile client and adopted it one-for-one for the browser. One thing is clear: the status quo is the starting point, not the final client. In order to make the game just as you like it, we have already launched the PTR.

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Rail Nation presents – the Eagle!

Our 3D graphic artists have placed another exclusive masterpiece in the engine house: the Eagle (Adler), the first German locomotive.

Thanks to detailed technical drawings and perfect models we have been able to design the engine as close to reality as never before. Every single lever is replicated, all rivets included and all original materials depicted correctly following some research. Be it the wooden hinges of the boiler or the copper steam dome: real nerds can now spend their evenings adoring the details of the new series.

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The new diesel engines of era 4 have arrived!

Diesel engines at their best in the fourth era – faster, more powerful and more reliable. And thanks to our 3D graphic artists even more realistic.

The curtain rises for our revised engines of the fourth era!

Find out the details of these engines with just one click!

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Mobile features – The new mini-map

During our Twitch stream and on our YouTube channel we have shown you what the mobile version currently looks like on the iPad. Today we will take a closer look at the mini-map. To ensure a better video quality, today’s shots will be taken directly from the iPad. This feature will look identical on Android devices.

After clicking you will find details about the new features of the mini-map.

We look forward to your feedback!

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The new passenger trains (era 4 – 6)!

We searched right through the heart of railway history to find the most spectacular and peculiar passenger trains for the passenger transports. Today we will introduce you to the trains that we have selected for eras four to six and the endgame.

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The new passenger trains of the first 3 eras!

The next Rail Nation update is just around the corner: soon, there will be passenger trains on all restarting servers!

Game designer Bruno already explained, how the feature works and today we introduce you to the new trains of the first three eras.

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The new engines of the first era

The oldest engines are now looking fresh again! We have been looking for historical models, which are now displayed in detail in our game. Some engines only had to be slightly adjusted, while others had to be redesigned from scratch to match their real-life counterparts.


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The creation of William the conductor

From the archive

We’ve found some sketches documenting the creation of our conductor William in our archives. We’d like to share those and more work stages with you!

Rail Nation Conductor Smith Draft

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