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RAILGRADE, a new train tycoon, is coming to Steam!


Hello Everyone!

I’m Daniel, I’ve been running SmrSimple for about 15 years now. Since my childhood I’ve loved playing train games. A feeling I am sure many reading can share 🙂 Over the years since participating in the SMR modding scene I eventually made my way into the game industry. From there I worked up my career to eventually making my dream game: RAILGRADE.

In making RAILGRADE I took many lessons from SMR. Not least of which was I wanted to fix branching. As you may know in SMR the AI often gets trains deadlocked. We solved that whole-sale in RAILGRADE by giving players full control over where and when trains take branches. We then structured the entire game around a handcrafted campaign. We’re further working on supporting a proper in-game map editor along with support for the Steam workshop. Thus a site like smrsimple would not even be required in the future to grab new maps for RAILGRADE, you will be able to download them directly!

If any of that catches your interest please consider wishlisting my game on Steam 🙂 Thank you for your time and consideration.

Rocky Mountain High

Map Maker:
Download: RockyMountainHigh V1 Zip

Welcome to Rocky Mountain High. This was designed as a single-player SAM (Stand Alone Map). There are
some new industries, engines and traincars to make things interesting. The map allows tunnels but they
are expensive. In order to cross existing track you must switch through. There are no crossovers.

The tourist good can be a little tricky. The map is setup so that Metros, Towns and Cities provide tourists
and Villages accept them. If the village you are delivering to grows to be a town, your delivery of
tourists will no longer count toward your goals. Keep an eye on that.

The map has been thoroughly tested and should not present any problems during game play. I hope you
enjoy Rocky Mountain High.

~ Slider38

Ohio Rails

Map Maker:
Download: Ohio Rails V2 zip

Welcome to Ohio Rails. This map was designed as a one player map but will work with AI players as well. The map features new,
larger version 2 train cars more appropriately sized for the engines pulling them. There are no crossovers. To cross existing track
you must switch through. There is only one legitimate way to get to Canada – a bridge from Detroit to Windsor. As this bridge is a
required goal, this should present no problems. I hope that you enjoy Ohio Rails.


St. Lawrence River

Map Maker:
Download: St_Lawrence_River_v2

Welcome to St. Lawrence River. This map runs in 4 Eras spanning 1840 to 1935. This is a SAM (Stand Alone Map). You will find
many industries available to help you accomplish your goals. You are required to build a Bank in Montreal. You will have to grow
the Town to a City in order to accomplish your task. Do not wait too long to begin deliveries to and from Montreal.

This map does not allow crossovers. To cross existing track you must switch through. It is to your advantage to update your engines.
Keep an eye on your maintenance costs.

This map has been well tested, first by me at the Mogul Level and then by railage at the Robber Baron Level. Thanks again railage.
There is a Goods List in the Warehouse folder which might prove helpful. I hope that you enjoy the map.


Georgia On My Mind

Map Maker:
Download: GOMM v2

Welcome to Georgia On My Mind. This map runs in 3 Eras from 1940 to 2000. The map was designed as a one player but it can
be played with AI. There are no crossovers. To cross existing track you must switch through.

The map is a SAM (Stand Alone Map). Please be sure there are no other files in your Usermaps or Custom Assets folders.

Be aware that it takes 2 loads of wood to create 1 load of lumber. Spread your track out when you can. Spaghetti track is your enemy.
You may find it advantageous to build industries where you need them. It can also be wise to remove existing trains when no
longer needed.

There is a Good List in the Warehouse folder. It is a simple Notepad text file. I hope that you enjoy Georgia On My Mind.