RTS is both a network of 2 privately owned 24/7 Run8 servers, as well as freight forwarding software for Run8. See below on how to get started. The servers are required to use text for communication to all participants. However, you may use and bring your own TeamSpeak, Phone, or other communication systems to keep in contact with your friends online.
Help is a step by step process for those that require detailed instructions on how things are done on the RTS servers. Guides is where you'll find the latest procedures, and various guides on various aspects of the RTS system. Trains contains links to download randomly generated consists. It is here where you report your train on and off duty as well as any issues. The current IP's, and password is also shown here (members only). Members (members only) allows you to contact other members privately, including myself (Sean Murrell). You can also use the Forums (can be viewed by all, members only for posting) section to talk about anything RTS or Run8 related.
The website is probably going to go under a few changes in the next little bit to try and reduce the amount of repeat information etc. The goal here is to make it easy for new members to get the information they need to get started, while having enough detailed information for those looking for added challenges. But in general if your looking to get started you need to become a member of the website by registering at the very bottom of the home page. Make sure you fill out your IP address (in addition to this you can add your Run8 screen name) for id purposes and then you will receive access usually within 24 to 48 hours.
RTS is a private 24/7 server partnership across 2 different servers (open to full members of the RTS website on approval). The new and improved car forwarding system that has been in full swing in California is now in development in the recently release A Line. The security measures here is primarily a communication measure in order to reach people if issues occur. Do not be intimidated by this, everyone is welcome. Everything from simple A to B runs up to challenging switching and yard duties can be found at RTS. The software is currently generating unique random consists. I believe in helping people with whatever their needs are, and I'm very approachable for any questions. However I'm not always available to answer questions in chat and would rather answer any detailed questions through the forum here, or private messages. The servers covers all 3 California routes as well as the brand new A Line and requires both the latest version of the program as well as any downloadable content (free or payware). The password is provided to approved full members of the website. More detailed information available in the guides section or check my YouTube channel (bottom right hand corner of the website).
Before reporting on duty you should always login below to the WEBSITE in the bottom of this page. From there proceeding to the trains section to see what trains are available to be run or spawn. Once you've entered the registry you can then prepare for your task ahead. You can always contact me directly or other members in the members section as well. More detailed information will be posted in the forum, and if your unsure about anything please post a reply. The servers again are 24/7 anarchy dispatching.