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Using JMRI® to Operate Trains

OperationsPro: Add Train

The Add Train window is opened from the Trains window.

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In the body of the window

Name Description
type in a Train Name and optional description, then press Add Train .

Both will show up on the train's Manifest. The Train's name will also show up on the Train Icon, so short names work best.

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Now that all other options are activated on the pane you can complete the Train.

Select Route Route that this Train will travel.

Clicking on Edit to the right of the Route allows you to directly edit the selected Route. Once a Route is selected a list of Locations that the Train will visit should appear. You can deselect any Location that you don't want this Train to work.

Add Train time Set the Departure Time(hh:mm) , the time that this Train will depart the first Location in its Route. You can use the departure time to sort your Trains in the order that you want them built.

You can determine what type of rolling stock the Train will service. Select the Rolling stock the Train will carry by clicking on the appropriate check boxes. A checked box means the Train will service this type of rolling stock.


Select locomotive types serviced by this train by checking all required engine types.


you can control the number of Locomotives that will be assigned to this Train, and optionally, the engine's model and road name. If you want two or more engines assigned to a Train, the engines must be part of a Consist. If you select "Auto", the program will calculate the number of engines required for this Train based on the weight of the Train, the track grade, and the horsepower of the engines.

You can also require a Caboose or Car with FRED (Flashing Rear End Device) as the last Car in the Train, and you can optionally specify the road name for the Caboose or Car with FRED. If you leave the road name blank, the program will try and find a Caboose with the same road name as the engine.

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Reset Train allows you to remove Locomotives and Cars that have been assigned to a Train. This may be useful when you want to try various build options and don't what to physically move locomotive and cars on the layout.

Press Save Train to save your Train. The program will create a file (OperationsTrainRoster.xml) in your JMRI directory in a folder called "operations". A backup file with the last settings for all of your trains is also created each time the Save Train button is pressed.

Note that the Train is now shown in the Trains window.

Add Train menu



add train tools
Train Build Options
Manifest Options
Scripts - Opens the Scripts window allow scripts to be added to the build
Show Car Types Serviced
Print Manifest
Preview Manifest
Print Build Report
Preview Build Report