Free version of Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
By James Grahame
Sid Meier's wonderful Railroad Tycoon simulation game is now available for free download. This 1990 smash hit spawned numerous sequels, including the 2006 game Railroads! (which also happens to be only the second game in the series to involve Meier).
The goal of the game is to create and run a railroad company, with tasks including financing the railroad, building stations, laying track and acquiring and scheduling trains.