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A-Line V2 Update

HyRail Simulations has released an update for the CSX A-Line today. This update is for Run 8 V2 and resolves many of the issues found since the initial V2 release.

The update is available for down at HyrailSimulations.net under the V2 Installation Instructions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you made changes to your local industry config, AI Generator trains or hump config you'll want to back up the following files in the HRS_Southeast region folder before installing:

[Signals] SAS Seminole Connection Main 1 Signal shows clear with a train in Next Block
[Signals] Crossing Near Yukon Activates Late
[Signals] North End Moncrief signal issue
[Signals] SB Signal At Kingsland will not show lunar when routed onto the Wye 
[Signals] NAS South Taft Displays Red going into West Yard Should Display Lunar

[Scenery] Palm tree on tracks
[Scenery] Trees blocking track and Signals
[Track] Switch at FCEN Not working
[AI] AI Amtrak & Autotrain
[AI] No AI Passenger Stop at Palatka

Run 8 V2 Released

Today Run 8 Studios has released Run 8 Train Simulator Version 2 for $50.  

Visit http://www.run8studios.com/run82.shtml to purchase.

Version 2 brings to numerous changes to Run 8 Train Simulator. Here's a list of some of them in no particular order:

  • New 64-bit support system. The 2GB memory limit is a thing of the past
  • Abililty to import your existing Run 8 V1 routes and convert your v1 add-on car/loco packs. (See User Guides)
  • AI Train System. AI trains follow track speed and signal indications. AI Freight trains crew change at designated locations while AI passenger trains stop at station stops.
  • SD70ACE units included in BNSF, UP, CSX and Run 8 liveries
  • SD45-2 and SD40T-2 in Run 8 livery
  • Palmdale Cutoff Extension has been added to the Mojave Sub
  • Needles Subdivision now included
  • Multiple Avatars now available. Conductors are available to appear when you crew a train as well.
  • Weather effects (Clouds, fog, haze) have been added.
  • Updated Dispatch Boards that show train information tags, open switches and fleeting of signals.
  • Fully Featured Industry Configuration System
  • New Consist Editor and AI permissions for hosts.
  • Routes are based on Regions now so all routes in a region will automatically load up together when you enter the sim world.
  • Updated Hump controller options, such as having multiple sets of hump tag lists.
  • Horns and Bells can be changed via menu screen
  • Built-in Train Tagger
  • Ability to teleport to the Block Indicator icons (and not just switch icons now)
  • and lots more....

V2 Screenshots

Some new V2 screenshots that came out last night.


Crew Change at West Colton


A Southern Pacific SD40T-2


Southern Pacific ES44


Union Pacific ES44 at South Mojave

Things are looking good as we get close to V2's release.