ThirdRails Map Tool

The ThirdRails Map tool, is a free supporting live map tool for route learning and scenario creation in combination with the DoveTail Train Simulator game.  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. (Currently Experimental-Beta)

We plan regular updates with improvements and new features so if you want to keep up with future versions subcribe to this TRM blog or follow us on Facebook!

Do you like ThirdRails Map? Help this project further!!
Please make your donation via the community website


For a complete overview of all the features please consult the updated online help

For a helicopter view of the possibilities consult the new ThirdRails for Rookies document.

Current version

Released 30-07-2018

Release 2.3 is all about Realtime Trains Integration, bringing Real Drive to the menu. More info on Real Drive here.

What’s new

  •  ThirdRails Real Drive ™ basics
  •  Realtimetrains integration for real live timetable extraction
  •  Timetable from scenario extraction
  • Just-In-Time timetable loading (File, Scenario, RTT)
  • German speaking Service Guard. (Dienst Fahnder)
  • Clock in the GSM-R device

View the  Version history page for an overview of all changes until now and what is coming in the next release!

About ThirdRails Map

ThirdRails Map is an initiative of Roland Beenhakker.  All software is developed by my software development company Beensoft based in the Netherlands. At Beensoft we build GIS applications, for desktop, web and mobile, which are mainly used in the public space. For any inquiries please contact us via the website.

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This software is provided “as-is,” without any express or implied warranty.
In no event shall the author be held liable for any damages arising from the
use of this software.


Chances are high that you already have this installed on your computer. If not you can download and install the .NET framework at Microsoft via the link.


After download, run the setup and install the tool somewhere on your computer.

The location of the RailDriver.dll is, if not found on your computer in the default Steam location, asked at first startup. You must then point to the right folder, if succeeded you are ready to depart! (Path will be saved in your userprofile Documents/Thirdrails)


If you have any questions, drop a message under this page and I will try to help you out.
Or sent a e-mail to beentrain [at]

Instruction are now in the online help.


Download the latest version on the ThirdRails Download Yard.

Have fun! And let me know what you think!

15 thoughts on “ThirdRails Map Tool

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  1. Is there any way to tilt the map like in Google earth so we can nearly have a Horizontal View? I use the bing maps area mode, that’s the one I would like tilt.

  2. Great Tools! Thank you very much….
    Just an idea: is it possible to track and see on the radar and in the maps the AI trains included in various scenario? (i.e. EC163 Transalpin) ?

  3. Hey,
    If i click on follow (F7) i get and GetControllerValue error in the raildriver.dll. What can i do to solve this problem?

    1. Is your raildriver.dll in the default folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Railworks\plugins
      If not you must locate (set folder) it in the Settings.

      1. I’ve installed my trainsim on my G drive. I have set this location: G:\SteamGames\steamapps\common\RailWorks\plugins. This is where my trainsim is installed.

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