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December 16th, 2015

We recieved some sad news the other day regarding the passing of Mr. Bos Hart in Australia. The Run 8 team would like to express our sincere sympathies and condolences to the family of Mr. Hart. Bos was a great guy and loved Run 8 and he was our very first customer back in July 2012! Some of us had the pleasure of running with him and we are going to miss him dearly. Rest in peace Boz.

And in memory of Mr. Bos Hart or "Boz" as he liked to be called we are dedicating this new upgrade to him.

New Upgrade 12.16.2015 has been released! To learn more please CLICK HERE.

New Upgrade CSX Selkirk Terminal 12.16.2015 has been released! To learn more and purchase them please CLICK HERE.

New CSX Mohawk Sub route has been released! To learn more and purchase the route please CLICK HERE.

 

November 28th, 2015

The second pack of Piggybacks and Autoracks have been released! To learn more and purchase them please CLICK HERE.

We have also reduced the price of the BNSF Needles Sub by %50 to $20.00 USD! To learn more and purchase the route please CLICK HERE.

 

November 20th 2015

The Run 8 team is very happy to learn about another new community being started by some great folks that we have had the pleasure to run with in the past, and look forward to run with in the future. The new community is called Highball Run8 and we wish them all the best and are extremely grateful for their support. Good luck guys! To learn more and to join their community please CLICK HERE.

 

November 13th, 2015

The fifth pack of SD40-2s have been released! The pack includes SOO Line, Chessie System, Seaboard System, and Canadian National (CN) SD40-2 locomotives. The locomotives come with cabs, excellent sounds and physics, and many other cool features that only Run 8 can deliver. Sound contributions by Nash Gallo.

Click Here to get them now!

 

November 6th, 2015

The first pack of FMC Box Cars have been released! To learn more and purchase them please CLICK HERE.

 

October 27th, 2015

We updated our slide show with some more images of things to come for version 1 and version 2. We will post more updates as time permits. Thank you for watching!

 

September 25th, 2015

The first pack of Centerbeam Cars have been released! To learn more and purchase them please CLICK HERE.

 

September 4th, 2015

The Run 8 team is very happy to learn about a new community being started by some great folks who we have had the pleasure to run with in the past, and look forward to run with in the future. The new community is called The Depot and we wish them all the best and are extremely grateful for their support. Good luck guys! To learn more and to join their community please CLICK HERE.

 

August 23rd, 2015

SP C-50-9 Cabooses and ATSF CE11 Cabooses have been released! To learn more and purchase them please CLICK HERE.

 

August 21st, 2015

Run8 08.22.2015 New Upgrade: To read the ChangeLog and download the upgrade CLICK HERE.

 

August 16th, 2015

We have received a lot of email over the summer from customers asking us what we have been up to. So first, we want to assure you that we are still ALIVE, and that the team has had a great summer with family and friends. And they have also kept very busy working on Run8 (check out the slide show above to see what we mean). Oh and one more thing, we will be releasing the final update for v1 very soon and that we do have more trainsets and rollingstock packs coming out this fall! And thank you everyone for your support! It's what keeps us going!

And look for more slide shows in the future so stay tuned!

 

RUN8 TRAIN SIMULATOR 2015 - EMD GP40-2 PACK 2
MORE EMD GP40-2s HAVE ARRIVED FOR RUN8!

May 5th, 2015

We have added some more Run8 communities to our community page. To visit our community page please CLICK HERE

 

April 28th, 2015

Run8 GP40-2 Pack 2 has been released! The pack includes CSX, CSX (hockey stick), Run8 Western, Conrail, and BNSF (swoosh) GP40-2 locomotives. The locomotives come with new cabs, excellent sounds and physics, and many other cool features that only Run8 can deliver.

Click Here to get them now!

 

A EASTBOUND AUTO TRAIN COMES INTO SELKIRK NY
A EASTBOUND AUTO TRAIN COMES INTO SELKIRK, NY - BUY THE CSX SELKIRK TERMINAL NOW

April 2nd, 2015

The New Run8 CSX Selkirk Terminal Now Available: CSX Selkirk yard is one of largest classification yards in the North East. Serving New England, South to New York City, and North to the City of Albany via the Port Sub.

Today's Selkirk yard is a major hub for the gateway west and south. On any given day, 70+ trains either orginate, terminate or pass though Selkirk. Trains enter the yard, if terminating, 11 tracks called the receving yard, from there the power of the train is cut away and then brought into the fuel plant. From there the inbound trains, have their air bleed, and then humped over the 3.2% grade and re classed for new trains. Now you can enjoy this route in Run8 complete with a working hump and classfication yard!

To get it now please CLICK HERE.

 

RUN8 TRAIN SIMULATOR 2015 - EMD GP40-2 PACK 1
EMD GP40-2s HAVE ARRIVED FOR RUN8!

March 13th, 2015

HyRail Simulations CSX ALine for Run8 Upgrade Now Available: To learn more about the route and get the update CLICK HERE.

 

February 25th, 2015

Run8 02.25.2015 New Upgrade: To read the ChangeLog and download the upgrade CLICK HERE.

 

February 16th, 2015

Run8 GP40-2 Pack 1 has been released! The new pack includes Western Pacific, Rio Grande, Southern Pacific, and Union Pacific GP40-2 locomotives. The locomotives come with new cabs, excellent sounds and physics, and many other cool features that only Run8 can deliver.

Click Here to get them now!

 

RIN8 TRAIN SIMULATOR 2015 CAJON PASS ROUTE
A MEET ON ANOTHER BUSY MORNING AT COLTON XOVER ON THE BNSF CAJON SUB - BUY THE CAJON SUB

January 16th, 2015

The Run8 Gondola Pack 1 is now out! The new pack includes six types of empty and loaded gondolas; ACF1995 EJ&E w/steel coils, ALB2494 UP w/railroad ties, GSC3242 CR w/steel rebar, GSC3242 MP w/pipes, GSC3242 SP w/pipes, THR2494 GONX w/scrap, THR2743 CSX w/steel wire, THR2743 DJJX w/scrap, TRIN1828 BNSF w/railroad ties, and TRIN1828 IHB w/steel coils.

Click Here to get them now

 

GET THE RUN8 BNSF CAJON SUB NOW
JUST ANOTHER BUSY DAY AT UP WEST COLTON (WHICH IS INCLUDED ON THE BNSF CAJON SUB) - BUY IT NOW

December 23rd, 2014

*NEW - BNSF Cajon Sub Upgrade 12.23.2014 - NOTE: BNSF Cajon Sub route required! This update adds more scenery along the route at places like Hodge, Helendale, Oro Grande, Victorville, Frost, Thorn, Hesperia, Cajon Pass, Dike, San Bernardino, and West Colton. To download the 26.3 MB Upgrade Click Here.

*NEW - Free HRS/Run8 Amtrak Autoracks! This is a free update that includes the Amtrak Autoracks that are used on the Auto Train back east. To download the 7.21 MB new rolling stock Click Here.

 

HY RAIL SIMULATIONS CSX A LINE FOR RUN8 NOW AVAILABLE BUY IT NOW
CSX W056 GETTING READY TO DEPART MONCRIEF YARD ON THE CSX A LINE - BUY IT NOW

November 15th, 2014

*New CSX A Line Route By HyRail Simulations For Run8 Is Now Available!!

The A Line through Florida has provided the backbone for the states' economy since the 1800s evolving into the Plant System which ultimately became the Atlantic Coast Line in 1900, The "A" in A line stands for ACL Trackage and was designated after the 1968 merger of the ACL and the Seaboard Air Line into the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, which evolved into the Seaboard System and ultimately CSX today.

This route for Run8 Train Simulator encompasses 150+ miles from just north of Folkston, GA to South of Orlando, FL and includes facilities such as intermodal, auto rack loading and unloading, unit coal, aggregates, orange juice, other fruits and vegetables. Our route is set prior to the implementation of the Sunrail project. To get it now please CLICK HERE.

Also worth noting this month are some new additions to our Community Page including some new 24/7 multi-player servers out there.
To learn more CLICK HERE

 

RUN8 SCENERY UPDATE FOR BNSF NEEDLES SUB IS NOW OUT
TWO WESTBOUND BNSF TRAINS WAITING FOR RECREWS AT NEEDLES ON THE RUN8 BNSF NEEDLES SUB

November 14th, 2014

*NEW - Run8 11.14.2014 Upgrade: To read the ChangeLog and download the upgrade CLICK HERE.

 

November 8th, 2014

*NEW - BNSF Needles Sub Upgrade 11.08.2014 - NOTE: BNSF Needles Sub route required! The new update adds more scenery a long the route at places like New Berry, Ludlow, Amboy, Cadiz, Goffs, and Needles. To learn more Click Here.

 

RUN8 BNSF CAJON SUB IS NOW OUT
BNSF AND UP Z TRAINS AT THE NATURAL XOVER JUST WEST OF FROST ON THE RUN8 BNSF CAJON SUB

October 27th, 2014

Run8 SD40-2 Pack 4 has been released. The new pack includes BN (BNSF Patch), ATSF (BNSF Patch), CSX (old scheme), and Florida East Coast (FEC) SD40-2 locomotives. The locomotives come with cabs, excellent sounds and physics, and many other cool features that only Run8 can deliver!

Click Here to get them now!

 

October 17th, 2014

*NEW Run8 10.17.2014 Upgrade has been released! Lots of cool changes made to the program so PLEASE read the change log. To read the ChangeLog and download the upgrade CLICK HERE.

 

July 4th, 2014

*NEW RELEASE: The new Run8 Train Simulator BNSF Cajon Sub route (*Requires the BNSF Mojave Sub*) includes roughly 120 miles of mainline and shortline action featuring BNSF, Amtrak, and UP trains. With the BNSF and Amtrak mainline action between Barstow and San Bernardino and the UP mainline action between Siverwood and West Colton and the included San Bernardino A and B yards, West Colton Classification Yard, and the old Colton Yard this is one route that is sure to please. Now combine all of that with the steep westbound 3.4 percent grade that comes down Cajon Pass from Summit into San Bernardino on main 2 and you will experience one of the most challenging runs that a Class 1 railroad can offer here in the USA. Buy it now

 

June 12th, 2014

Run8 SD40-2 Pack 3 is now out! The new pack includes BNSF (Swoosh), BN, Conrail, and Cargill AgHorizons SD40-2 locomotives. The locomotives come with cabs, excellent sounds and physics, and many other cool features that only Run8 can deliver.

Click Here to get them now!

 

May 20th, 2014

The Run8 Team is working with several new route developers in order to bring new content to Run8 users. We have HyRail Simulations working on the CSX A Line and Type E Studios working on the UP Geneva Sub. Links to these developers websites and other Run8 community website can be found on our Community Page by clicking here.

 

April 4th, 2014

The Run8 2 Bay Covered Hopper Pack 1 is now out! The new pack includes a BNSF, BN, and SP ACF 2970 cars. Also CEMX, CEFX, TILX, and NS Trinity 3281 cars. And finally a CSX ACF 2700 cars.

Click Here to get them now!

 

RUN8 SD40-2 PACK 2 POSING AT MOJAVE
BNSF L-CAL1161 (CADIZ TURN) ARRIVING IN BARSTOW WHILE THE HUMP JOB WORKS ABOVE

February 27th, 2014

Run8 Train Simulator now has the ability to HUMP and KICK railcars! (Yes, this is perfectly legitimate behavior on the railroad). This can be done in both Single-player and Multiplayer modes now.

 

January 30th, 2014

Run8 SD40-2 Pack 2 is now out! The new pack includes SP, ATSF Kodachrome, NS, GCFX, and Run8 Western SD40-2 locomotives. The locomotives come with 4 new cabs, excellent sounds and physics, and many other cool features that only Run8 can deliver.

Click Here to get them now!

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December 23rd, 2013

Run8 12.23.2013 Upgrade is out! To read the ChangeLog and download the upgrade CLICK HERE.

 

December 12th, 2013

Run8 SD40-2 Pack 1 is now out! The new pack includes BNSF, ATSF, UP, CSX, and Run8 Western SD40-2 locomotives. The locomotives come with 4 new cabs, excellent sounds and physics, and many other cool features that only Run8 can deliver.

Click Here to get them now!

 

December 6th, 2013

Run8 Refrigerator Car Pack 1 is now out! The new pack includes the 72ft Greenbriar Cryogenic, 64ft Millenium TRPX (Tropicana), PCF 57ft UP ARMN rebuilt, 64ft Trin Cool UP ARMN, and 72ft Trin Cool BNSF cars. All of these cars come with sounds that play when the cars are full or randomly loaded.

Click Here to get them now!

 

December 2nd, 2013

Run8 Open Hopper Pack 1 is now out! The new pack includes 3-bay and 4-bay open hoppers and 3 styles of ballast cars. All of these cars can be made empty or loaded by either selecting Load or Unloaded in the Rail Unit Options menu. Have fun!

Click Here to get them now!

 

November 26th, 2013

11.26.2013 Run8 Train Simulator program upgrade is now available at the Updates & DLC page. This upgrade will prepare your Run8 build for allot of new DLC that will be released during the upcoming holidays.

 

October 12th & 13th, 2013

Western America Railroad Museum (WARM) Barstow Rail Festival - It's that time of the year again and the Run8 Team is heading out to Barstow, CA for the annual rail festival on Saturday and Sunday. They will be showcasing their new BNSF Cajon Sub that they have been working on inside the Santa Fe Depot (the museum) next to the Harvey House so please come on out and see us and show your support for the museum!

 

June 12th, 2013

The much anticipated "Run8 BNSF Needles Sub" has been released! You can learn more about this exciting route on our Routes page.

 

May 18th, 2013

Amtrak's P42s have come to the Mojave Sub in Run8. You will not want to miss out on this exciting Run8 DLC so to learn more CLICK HERE.

In other news, John Greenstone and Run8 got quite the write up in the Spring issue of the Semaphore which is a publication that the Western America Railroad Museum (WARM), located in Barstow, CA, puts out quarterly. The write up is about the Cab Simulator they have there and how John got it working with Run8. To see a pdf version of the issue CLICK HERE

And finally, as we get closer to the Needles Sub release, we want to show/tease you with the current train lineup we have in store for you which you can CLICK HERE to view.

 

May 7th, 2013

We have added some new pages to our website and you can check them out here. The Run8 Community Page and the Run8 Basics Page.

 

March 22nd, 2013

And the new Piggybacks have arrived. To purchase the payware set CLICK HERE! The free default ones are available on the Updates & DLC page

 

March 10th, 2013

The new payware DLC "Run8 Autorack Pack 1" is now available. It includes four bi-levels (ConRail, CSX, UP, and CN) and four tri-levels (BN, NS, SP, and BNSF). Price $6.00 and to get them now Click Here.

 

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February 13th, 2013

Here are some pictures from the Barstow Rail Festival and the Run 8 "cab simulator" that John Greenstone has been working on.

Run8 Exhibit at the Barstow Rail Festival

John Greenstone visiting with Pete, Mark Fox, and Mike (aka Mr Balls)

John Greenstone enjoying the new cab sim he has been working on.

 

November 11th, 2012

The Run 8 Team had a great time out at Barstow, California demonstrating our new Run 8 Train Simulator - BNSF Mojave Sub at the Barstow Railfest on September 29th and 30th sponsored by our dear friends at the Western America Railroad Museum (WARM). Thank you for having us WARM!

Also, it's worth noting that John Greenstone spent most of his time while there getting the museum's cab simulator ready for Run8 so it now looks like the museum is one step closer to finally having a working cab train simulator which will help generate much needed revenue for the museum's various projects that they have in the works. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting project as we go into 2013!

One other thing worth noting, we are pleased to announce that Run8 will work with the new Windows 8 platform!!

 

September 22nd, 2012

The Run 8 Team will be out at Barstow, California to demonstrate our new Run 8 Train Simulator - BNSF Mojave Sub at the Barstow Railfest on September 29th and 30th (Saturday and Sunday) sponsored by our dear friends at the Western America Railroad Museum (WARM).

We will be setup in the museum next to the world famous Harvey House "Casa Del Desierto". And we may even give a sneak preview of our upcoming BNSF Needles Sub! So please come out and show your support for this beautiful one of a kind museum and the wonderful people that take care of it.

 

September 4th, 2012

The Run 8 Team is extremely pleased to announce that the release of our much anticipated new Run 8 Train Simulator - BNSF Mojave Sub went much better than we anticipated and we owe it all to you, the customer, who gave us the chance to prove to you that there is a better way to simulate railroad operations and accurate physics in a train simulation program. So thank you for giving us that opportunity! Keep having fun and HiBall!

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