Welcome at ThirdRails.org!

ThirdRails.org is home of the ThirdRails tool chain for Dovetail Train Simulator 2018.

The ThirdRails Map tool, is a free supporting live map tool for route learning and scenario creation in combination with Dovetail Train Simulator. It follows your train on a map, where the user can add POI’s about the route, destinations and other info of interest. TRM offers an Out-Of-The-Cab live map experience, using ThirdRails Radar meaning you can view it on any device you like using a webbrowser.

The Community Radar shows all active players at a world-wide scale. You can there watch, follow and interact with you friends. (Multiplayer!)


  • Live map, local and online for all devices. Several maptypes OSM (incl. heritage railways), Bing, OpenRailWayMap, Transport Maps
  • Community Radar, adds multiplayer to connect and interact with other players
  • Scenario building support for military precision
  • GPS-R device for communication, connect with other drivers
  • EBuLa device, electronic timetable with radar announcements
  • Service guard for spoken announcements based on Timetable
  • ThirdRails Real Drive powered by Realtime Trains

ThirdRails brings your service to live!


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We need your help!

Push the ThirdRails project higher! Yes you can!
All the ThirdRails tools are free to use, and will always be free. However we do make costs for instance to host the radar and developments. Therefor we ask you, if you like our tools,  to support us one way or the other.

How can you support ThirdRails?

  1. Make a donation. Donations help this project to grow up with new features, cover the hosting costs, and keep motivation on top!
  2. Visit our sponsors on this page. When visiting an advertiser we make some money to cover the costs.
  3. Like us on Facebook and share! More drivers is more fun!

Any donation, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated!

Doing the best with passion!

Please make your donation on our donation page using Paypal.


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