Discover America
Deliver goods in demand

Discover America

  • Live your American railway dream
  • Original map and engines
  • Warehouses for more strategic opportunities
  • Thrilling East vs. West duel
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Railway attraction
Railway attraction

Railway attraction

  • Create your very own railway enterprise
  • Research the most advanced technologies
  • Optimise your schedules
  • Form strategic alliances
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Eternal Leaderboard

The eternal ranking of the online strategy game Rail Nation

Eternal Leaderboard

The eternal leaderboard shows the total prestige collected by a player across all game worlds, their best placing within a game round and their association's best placing within a game round.


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Here you can find valuable overview graphics (e.g. regarding the properties of the different engines), wallpapers and many artworks concerning the game.


Goods from 48 different industries are waiting to be hauled across the picturesque landscape. In the station area, you have to invest in infrastructure. Researching new engines and upgrades is crucial to success in the game. The 36 steam, diesel and electric engines differ in their attributes.

Rail Nation - The free railway strategy game

Rail Nation - The free railway strategy game Railway attraction - Millions of fans worldwide devote their spare time to the fascination and enjoyment of tracks, locomotives and routing. The browser game Rail Nation provides all interested strategy gamers, simulation lovers and railway enthusiasts with the chance to start their own railway company.

Supply and demand are calculated in real time based on the deliveries of all participating players and determine the price of goods. The profits earned from shipping goods can be used to upgrade the buildings in the station area or can be invested in new engines. Research plays a crucial role here. Only those who can keep up with time and deploy the most modern steam, diesel or electrical engines will be able to compete for victory. Through the option to form associations, Rail Nation emphasises team work between friends, fellow players and possibly even rivals, allowing thousands of players to compete with and against each other on each server.

The simulation game Rail Nation is suitable to both, beginners and experienced players, and a game round will last between 3 - 4 months. One round consists of the simulation of six railway eras, each lasting for two weeks, and a final endgame in which players once again have to deliver goods to the most advanced cities. Rail Nation can be played online for free in all common browsers.


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We would be very happy if you decided to start or operate a Rail Nation fan page.

All important information regarding this can be found in our fan site policy.

To make the start for you as easy as possible, we have collected a large amount of pictures for you. Our fan site package includes graphics of a wide range of different areas, for example avatars, goods, backgrounds, logos and of course loads of trains. You can use these graphics in accordance with our fan site policy when creating your very own web page.

We wish you a lot of fun with your new page and if you have any questions or wishes, we are there for you on our forum!

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Rail Nation - Full steam ahead

Railway attraction - Millions of fans worldwide devote their spare time to the fascination and enjoyment of tracks, locomotives and routing. Popular board games, computer games and even TV series revolve around railways - however, until now, no contemporary online game has managed to fascinate its audience.

In Rail Nation, all interested strategy gamers and railway fans are given the chance to start up their own railway company, manage transports on a daily basis and to team up with associations in order to finally become the victorious single player or group of players.

Cities can only grow if they are adequately supplied with the goods it demands.

Since being on the move constantly is key in the railway business, a dynamic territory map including 3D train models is at the centre of the game. It is crucial for every digital railway tycoon to increase their own personal prestige and wealth and also that of their association in direct competition with rival associations. The calculation of train routes and goods prices occur in real time. Efficient schedules for the transport of a total of 48 different goods have to planned and maintained. Growing profits will allow players to develop their train fleet consisting of 36 different steam, diesel and electric engines and 48 different kinds of waggons.

Over the course of the game, goods can be transported to an ever-growing number of cities and players can enter transport competitions and let their trains race against those of others. Exclusive licences allow for additional revenue. Targeted deliveries to cities can also have a lasting effect on their development.

In the station area, you have to invest in infrastructure.

Never neglect the infrastructure of your own train station. Through the option to form associations, Rail Nation emphasises cooperation between friends, fellow players and possibly even rivals. Together, for example, important workers can be signed on in the game. In total, thousands of different players are competing with and against each other on the server.

With its easy-to-use controls and a comprehensive tutorial, Rail Nation allows for an smooth entry into the game, without compromising on advanced options for strategists. A game round is scheduled to last between 3 - 4 months. It consists of six consecutive railway eras followed by an endgame, in which all players compete with their grown railway companies against each other in the ultimate battle.

Researching new engines and upgrades is crucial to success in the game.

Rail Nation can be played for free in all common browsers. For just a couple of Dollars a month, premium users will be able to benefit from a number of different amenities, allowing them to make their engines even more efficient.

Rail Nation facts

Publisher: Travian Games GmbH
Developer: Bright Future GmbH
Type: Free browser game, requires Flash
Genre: Railway strategy
Online since: Open beta since January 2013

Game data

  • 113 engine upgrades
  • 50 cities per map
  • 1708 industries per map
  • Approx. 500 avatar graphics
  • 11 station buildings with 294 level upgrades
  • 120 workers
  • 25 players per association

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Railway attraction

Railway attraction

  • Become a railway entrepreneur and build your own empire.
  • Continuously research new engines and feel the attraction of ever-advancing technologies - steam, diesel, electric.
  • Extend your railway system and open up the most lucrative routes.
Cities and megacities

Cities and megacities

  • Select one out of 50 cities as the starting point of your ascendency.
  • Connect other cities to your railway network and deliver goods to them.
  • Support the transformation of your city into a megacity.
Industries and goods

Industries and goods

  • Deliver a total of 48 different goods to cities or processing industries.
  • Find out which goods are in high demand in which locations and maximise your profits.
  • Invest in industries in order to let them grow and to reduce your waiting time.
Station area

Station area

  • Strategically upgrade up to 11 buildings in your station area.
  • Cash in with an extensive infrastructure in the game.
  • Gather prestige by constructing particularly advanced buildings.


  • Team up with other players near you.
  • Work together to upgrade the headquarters and grow your association.
  • Develop a winning strategy for your association and compete against your rivals together.
Competitions, licences and achievements

Competitions, licences and achievements

  • Compete against other players in your city in competitions and be rewarded with money and prestige.
  • Acquire transport licences in auctions and increase your profit even further.
  • Be rewarded with crucial points for victory by fulfilling special tasks.


  • The most advanced cities will eventually become megacities and in a thrilling endgame once again request deliveries of all goods.
  • Join in and, together with your association, lead your megacity to victory.
  • Secure the overall victory for yourself and your association.

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Discover America

Discover America

  • Play on the original map of the United States of America.
  • 50 American cities and detailed landscapes create a very unique flair.
  • Many new American engines will make your conductor's heart flutter.


  • Use warehouses as the central hub for all goods.
  • Save yourself the time to travel to far-away industries and use a warehouse near you instead.
  • Invest together with other players in warehouses to keep waiting times low.
East-West duel

East-West duel

  • Join one of the two big railway unions in the east or west.
  • Take over cities and help them grow, in order to collect lots of points for your union.
  • Wrap up the duel by delivering loads of goods to the megacities and holding the victorious megacity in the end.


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