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Welcome to Run 8 Studios!

We put the TRAINS back in the Train Simulator World!

Run8 V2 Is Here! Buy it now

Finally! The wait is over! The future of train simulation has arrived! Yes, version 2 of Run 8 Train Simulator is now available and we could not have done it without the community's generous feedback and support over the last four years. Thank you everyone and we hope you enjoy where we are going with v2 of our program.

BUY RUN8 V2 NOW or to learn more about version 2 of our program and what we included with it click here.

 

The 9th Run8 V2 Update (11.25.2019) is now available!

The 9th update includes some FREE new GP40-2 SJVR locomotives (added in update 8) that users have been asking for and also fixes a few more things that were reported since the last update. Thank you for your feedback we really do appreciate it.

CLICK HERE to get the new update now and make sure to check out the new ChangeLog!

 

NEW! Lone Pine Branch - Trona Railway is now available!

The UP\SP Lone Pine Branch starts at the Main 2 Switch just north of Mojave Yard, heading northeast across Highway 14. This branch originally ran for about 150 miles to Lone Pine, CA. In the early 1980's, the Southern Pacific Railroad filed for abandonment of roughly 100 miles from Searles, CA, to Lone Pine. Since then, this branch is only about 50 miles in length, running between Mojave Yard and Searles Yard. Between Mojave and Searles, there are a few industries served at Chaffee, Cantil & Saltdale.

The Trona Railway operates between Searles Yard and the town of Trona, CA, roughly 30 miles in length. Searles Yard is used as an interchange between the UP\SP Railroad and the Trona Railway. This line serves three mineral mining operations that operate next to Searles Lake (a dry lakebed) near the towns of Trona and Argus, CA. The current parent-company owns all three of these operations along with the Trona Railway and its tracks & equipment.

CLICK HERE to get the new route! or here to LEARN MORE

 

NEW! Run8 Mixed Freight Pack 2 is now available!

The pack includes three Evans Coil Cars; 1) BNSF Covered, Empty, and Loaded versions. 2) Conrail Covered, Empty, and Loaded versions. 3) CSS Covered, Empty, and Loaded versions.

The pack also includes five PS4750 3-Bay Covered Hoppers in BNSF, CSX, DGHX, NAHX, and Union Pacific. All of the new freight cars include cool features that only Run8 can deliver!

Click Here to get them now!

 

NEW! CSX Selkirk/Mohawk Update 11.26.2019 is now available!

Another update to the CSX Selkirk and Mohawk routes that adds some new features and addresses some more issues that have been reported by the community which we are very grateful for everyone's help and support. Read the V2SelkirkRegion_ChangeLog.pdf in the UserGuide folder to learn what this third update adds and fixes.

To download the 59.9 MB Update Click Here.

 

NEW! Run8 Mixed Freight Pack 1 is now available!

The pack includes four Thrall bulkhead flatcars; 1) pole loads. 2) steel beam loads. 3) pipe loads 4) empty version. Two Greenville 86' 10000 cuft auto parts cars in NADX and SSW liveries. And also a FGE Reefer car, and a BN shoving platform! All the cars include cool features that only Run8 can deliver! Click Here to get them now!

 

NEW! Run8 Wellcar Pack 3 is now available!

The pack includes four different 40ft wellcars with twenty-four different international container load configurations and also four empty versions of the wellcars! All the cars include cool features that only Run8 can deliver! Click Here to get them now!

 

NEW! Arvin and Oak Creek Branches are now available!

The Arvin Branch joins the SP\UP mainline at Magunden, about 3 miles railroad-east\south of Kern Jct. The branch is approximately 17 miles in length, snaking its way to the south and east, passing thru the towns of Lamont, Digorgio, and ending in Arvin, CA.

 

The Oak Creek Branch runs between the Wye at Mojave, CA, and a CalPortland cement plant located in Creal, about 8 miles west of Mojave. The grade is 2% and greater uphill westbound. The branch is unsignalled.

 

Learn more or Buy it now

 

The 8th Run8 V2 Update (5.22.2019) is now available!

The 8th update adds some FREE new GP40-2 SJVR locomotives that users have been asking for and fixes a few more things that were reported since the last update. Thank you for your feedback we really do appreciate it.

CLICK HERE to get the new update now and make sure to check out the new ChangeLog!

 

NEW BNSF Bakersfield Sub route is now available!

The BNSF Bakersfield Sub covers roughly 110 miles of mainline between BNSF Bakersfield Yard in Bakersfield, CA to Calwa Yard in Fresno, California. Along the route are numerous grain facilities that are used to unload grain cars for disribution across the central valley. The route also sees 12 Amtrak San Joaquin passenger trains a day servicing 4 stations along the route!

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NEW BNSF Seligman Sub West Update 1 is now available!

The update features new assets and scenery that has been added to the route in many places and several issues have been fixed that were pointed out by users. Enjoy!

Please visit our update page to get this new update. CLICK HERE

 

Official Run8 gear is now available!

Run8 Studios is happy to announce that we have teamed up with Damian Mccone at Gifted Mind Studios in order to provide you official Run8 gear. We have known Damian for over a decade and we are very grateful to have his help branding our gear for us.

Please checkout his website and get some Run8 gear now! Gifted Mind Store Website

NEW Waycross Route Update (9.07.2018) is now available!

The update features new scenery that has been added to the route in many places and several issues have been fixed that were pointed out by users.

To get the new update please visit HyRail Simulations website.

 

The 6th Run8 V2 Update (7.29.2018) is now available!

The 6th update addresses a few more issues we missed, and fixes the AI speeds we broke in the last update. Thank you for your feedback we really do appreciate it. Click Here to get it now and make sure to check out the new ChangeLog!

 

The Run8 SD70ACE Heritage Pack 1 is now available!

The pack includes six different liveries; Southern Pacific Heritage, Rio Grande Heritage, Western Pacific Heritage, Katy Heritage, New Jersy Central Heritage, Kansas City Southern Belle, and many other cool features that only Run8 can deliver. Click Here to get them now!

The Run8 Plastic Pellet Cars are now available!

The pack includes six different liveries; AMCX, ACFX ElRexene Plastics, ACFX American Hoechst Plastics Division, BPRX, ETCX, KCIX ARCO/Polymers Inc. Click Here to get them now!

The Run8 Open Hopper Pack 2 is now available!

The pack includes three Bethgon Tub Cars in BNSF, UP (CMO), and SEMX Seminole Electric Cooperative liveries. The pack also includes three Wood Chip Cars in CSXT Family Lines, GPSX Georgia Pacific, IFRX Infinity Rail LLC Leasing Company. Click Here to get them now!

The Run8 BNSF San Bernardino Sub (LA) is now available!

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE BNSF SAN BERNARDINO SUB

or to learn more about the BNSF San Bernardino Sub and what we included with it click here

 

The Run8 SD45-2 Pack 1 and Pack 2 are now available!

Pack 1 includes eight different liveries; ATSF, ATSF Bicentenial, Arizona California RR, BNSF, CSX, Conrail, CSX (Hockey), Seaboard System, and many other cool features that only Run8 can deliver. Click Here to get them now!

Pack 2 includes eight different liveries; ATSF Kodachrome, ATSF Bookend/Pinstripe, Trona Railway, BNSF Patched, NS, CSX Gray-Blue, Conrail Quality, Seaboard Coast Line, and many other cool features that only Run8 can deliver. Click Here to get them now!

Another BNSF Cajon Sub Upgrade is now available! Click here to learn more.

The Run8 CSX Waycross route is now available! This route covers approximately 80 miles in the southeast part of Georgia, the CSX Waycross expansion begins in two places at the current ALine limits. First at Race Pond, GA on the Jesup sub the line travels to Waycross, and to Rice Yard with its receiving yard feeding the 64 track operational Hump Classification bowl! Second at Winokur, GA and continues up to the famous little town of Ludowici, GA. The route also includes the Rayonier Plant which is the worlds largest wood pulp processing facility at Doctortown just north of Jesup and many other cool features that only Run8 can deliver!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please visit HyRail Simulations website to get an important ALine update that will merge the ALine route, if you own it, with the Waycross route after you install it.

Click Here to get it now!

The Run8 BNSF Seligman Sub West route is now available! The route is roughly 150 miles long and extends the Run8 network from Needles, CA to Seligman, AZ. The route features a double mainline with seperated grades at various places and there are several large industries that are served by locals along the route including the massive Kingman Industrial Park east of Kingman. Amtrak's popular Southwest Chief's #3 and #4 will run at 90MPH in many places and they also change crews at Kingman, AZ. Yes, this may be another desert route but it is an extremely scenic one that runs along the historic highway US Route 66 which spans from the breathtaking Colorado River crossing to the beautiful Crozier Canyon and the scenic Pinon Forests beyond. Oh and one more important thing, the many, many cool features that only Run8 can deliver!

Click Here to get it now!

The Run8 Wellcar Pack 2 has been released! The pack includes 12 smooth sided wellcars. DTTX and FEC with Hub Group Inc., UMAX, CSX, FedEx and EMP single and double stack container versions with many cool features that only Run8 can deliver.

Click Here to get them now!

The Run8 SD40T-2 Pack 1 has been released! The SD40T-2 Tunnel Motor Pack 1 includes the following liveries; Southern Pacific, Southern Pacific patched UP, Rio Grande (DRGW), Rio Grande patched UP, and Union Pacific.

Click Here to get them now!

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: All of our trainsets and route addons are compatiable with v2.

To check out our latest DLC offerings please visit our Routes Page and Trainsets Page. And the latest ChangeLog from "El Programmerdero" and new program and route upgrades can be found on the Updates Page And if you are really bored you can learn more about us on the About Us Page.

And for you folks still sitting on the fence on whether to try Run8 or not, we have something to share with you. We showed Run 8 to folks out at Barstow,CA at the Barstow Rail Festival a couple of years ago and we had a Trainmaster from a Class 1 railroad come in and check out Run 8, John Greenstone spent 45 minutes with the guy, and he was very impressed with what we had done so far and before leaving he told John that Run 8 was much better than the program(s) that they were using to train their own engineers! Now how cool is that!

And now with well over 3,000,000 Run 8 multi-player sessions operated since August 2012 Run8 with it's superior physics and operational capabilities continues to be the #1 Train Simulator of choice by real railroaders and hard core train sim enthusiasts world wide!

 

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RUN8 V2 PC REQUIREMENTS

Run 8 Train Simulator v2 runs on Windows 7 or newer 64 bit operating systems. 1.7 GB of hard drive space is needed.

These are the minimum computer specs that we recommend:

CPU: 2.80 GHz Duel-Core CPU
RAM: 3 Gb RAM
64-bit Windows 7 or newer
(64-bit is a MUST)

GPU: Intel HD4400 graphics chip, or GeForce x40 card with no less than 1 gig of Video Ram. Must support DirectX 11.

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FROM THE RUN8 YARDMASTER

We now have a new order processing system that sends out download links shortly after placing an order for one of our products.

Have a question about Run8 or have a community website you would like listed? Please email us at the address below.

HiBall AT Run8Studios.com

NOTE: We are not responsible for lost downloads of our software so PLEASE back up your downloads on a cd or thumb drive or some other media. Having to repurchase the software is a costly lesson to learn.