Railway Administration and Information Logical System

RAILS is a software model of an automated system to assist the model railroader achieve realism in the operation of a model railroad by providing:

  • Operating session plans resulting from the needs of industries to move products from one location to another
  • Simulated rolling stock failures
  • Cab controls
  • Automatic execution of regular scheduled trains
  • Display of the rail network and location of trains.

In addition it provides:

  • Model railroad asset tracking and management by organizing the development of assets into projects
  • Rolling stock inventory
  • Reports

RAILS interacts with several key subsystems to control the physical model railroad environment.