Abandonware DOS title

Railroad Tycoon

Railroad Tycoon is a free turn-based simulation game designed by Sid Meier, developed by MicroProse Software and released by MicroProse Software in 1990. Railroad Tycoon runs on DOS, Mac OS. Railroad Tycoon is part of the Railroad Tycoon game series.
DOS classic award
Railroad Tycoon screenshot
railroadtycoon1-6.jpg - DOS
railroadtycoon1-1.jpg - DOS
railroadtycoon1-2.jpg - DOS
railroadtycoon1-3.jpg - DOS
railroadtycoon1-4.jpg - DOS
railroadtycoon1-5.jpg - DOS
released in:
Game modes:
4.10 / 5.00 (125 votes)

Share your love for this game

Railroad Tycoon downloads

Do you have trouble running this game on Windows? Read this guide.

DOS games can't run on Windows. You need a DOS emulator like DOSbox or D-Fend Reloaded. Follow these instructions to play DOS games on Windows 10 or later systems.

Railroad Tycoon review

Computer and Video Games (CVG): "With its sheer complexity, vast, array of options, and immense scope for hours of play, Railroad Tycoon is one of those classiest simulations you're ever likely to see - a bit like SimCity with loads of extras thrown in."

PC Review Issue 7 (1992): "A completely unique game - and not just for trainspotters or overgrown kids either. Take control of a fledgling railway in the heyday of steam and use your best business acumen to take it across an entire continent - wiping out, or buying up, the opposition on the way. This forerunner of the superb strategy game Civilization is definitely not to be missed."


Additional info about Railroad Tycoon

Status: freeware
Input: keyboard, mouse
Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk, cd-rom
Abandonware DOS views: 29698
Series: Railroad Tycoon is part of the Railroad Tycoon series.
Awards won by Railroad Tycoon:


  • TBK 09/09/2017 18:44
    Still a classic, despite it's end game flaws.
Write a comment
Have you ever played Railroad Tycoon? Did you like it? Did you hate it? Write something about it: share your experience, give us hints on how to properly run this game or simply say how much you loved it.