"Microsoft Train Simulator" places the gamer in the role of train engineer, passenger, and railroad designer. This text provides: walkthroughs and strategies for the game's operational challenges; detailed statistics and strategies for every route and train; and in-depth coverage of the game's train and track modelling features. There is also an online companion site which includes updates covering any changes to the game after its release. The text includes a colour poster.
David Chong has authored and contributed to numerous strategy guides across a wide variety of genres and platforms, including "Crimson Skies: Sybex Official Strategies & Secrets." His first time behind the controls of a locomotive was aboard an F-40 at the age of 8, and he's had the bug ever since. Rick Selby works for Microsoft as a Program Manager in Training and Certification. His lifelong interest in railroads led him to offer his services as a subject matter consultant for "Train Simulator." Rick has written how-to books, as well as magazine articles and a monthly column for "Model Railroader Magazine." He has numerous hours "in the cab" of diesel locomotives from various railroads. Richard Wayne Smith was the lead designer for the original SEGA Genesis "Triple Play Baseball" at Electronic Arts Canada. Rick left EAC when his friend, Chris Taylor, formed Cavedog Entertainment. At Cavedog Rick was an assistant designer for "Total Annihilation" and later designed "TA: Battle Tactics." Currently Rick is teaching C++ programming at the Center for Digital Imaging and Sound.