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DOS - 1992

Also available on: Amiga - Mac

Alt names
Take the A-Train III, A列車で行こう3
Released in
United States
Simulation, Strategy
Managerial, Train
Maxis Software Inc.
Artdink Corporation
4.41 / 5 - 50 votes

Description of A-Train

One of the very few Maxis games that didn't become a smash hit, A-Train a great conversion of Railroad Empire, Japan's classic game of railroad empire building.

Although similar in concept to Railroad Tycoon, the difference here is that this is a much more business-oriented sim: financial success demands that you undertake property development, invest in the stock market, etc. -- hence the steep learning curve. Graphical presentation of passing time is a nice touch, as is the easter eggs-- watch the sky on Christmas eve!

Highly recommended for anyone who loves business simulations, but railroad fans who prefer route designs over the financial side of the business would do well to stick to Sid Meier's classic Railroad Tycoon.

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

Pirate23 2016-05-21 0 point DOS version

VOTA here is a tip, to make money you have to have the most modern trains and only run them initially at peak times

Childhood favorite 2016-03-14 0 point

Create a directory on your C:\ drive called C:\Games\

Play is the same as when I was a kid. You must install "DosBox" or some other program to allow you to run this. Once installed use the following Commands:

Mount the directory you created
mount c c:\Games\SimAnt [ENTER]
Put yourself into the directory
c:\ [ENTER]
You will now see C:\; which if you do "dir/w" will show you all of your game files within the games folder. Drill down into the folder of interest "ATrain" for example with "CD ATrain". Look for the ".exe" file within your folder with dir/w again. Then type the name of the ".exe" file without ".exe" at the end and press [Enter].

ATrain is a little different than SimAnt which works exactly was above with "SimAnt" where you see "ATrain". This is because the ATrain game requires you to install the game. This can be done by running the install file from within "DosBox" simply by getting to its folder in the Games directory and typing install. Contact me if you have questions. Enjoy! This site and these games are AWESOME!! Thank you!

ChaddyBear 2016-03-07 0 point

I cant get it to work on my pc or my browser. :-(

LOLO 2015-11-28 0 point Mac version

I love this game! I have the MacBook Air with OS X, and the game won't run. Any suggestions how to get it working on my MAcBook Air?

Dan 2015-11-17 1 point DOS version

I used to play this game 20 years ago and it was well done. I am going to download it and play it again!

fdisk 2015-11-09 0 point

EDIT: THX fdisk!

DOSfan 2015-10-27 0 point

Is the Manual under Mac compatible with all versions or specifically Mac?

Tony 2015-09-04 2 points

Can I run atrain on my iPad? If yes, how? Thanks in advance,

Capt Frederick 2015-07-19 -2 points DOS version

Wish this game was updated to run on wondows I played this game for days at a time and finally could not get it to run

votr 2014-12-22 -6 points DOS version

I don't understand this game. I've loose every scenario

icemandoom 2014-04-14 -4 points DOS version

I like to play da a-train game. Please let me.

Novirtue 2013-08-08 -4 points DOS version

After 15 years playing this game, I've finally beat it!

mwmoriarty 2013-08-05 -3 points DOS version

Great game! Anyone know where I can get a copy of the Editor program or the extra strategy guide that came with it originally in the boxed set?

Juanito 2013-06-04 -2 points DOS version

The best game ever!!!!!!!!!

p 2013-02-09 -2 points DOS version

haha lol i like it

E 2012-10-21 -2 points DOS version

The guy that is at the bank looks like me. :)

Khabir 2009-04-29 -2 points DOS version

Great railroad game. Much better than Sid Meier's train games.

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