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ZOOM Lionel Trains Presents
Centennial Edition
Sold Out (Win95/98) (Retail) (TRANSCTNPR)

Centennial Edition celebrating Lionel's 100th Anniversary


  • Limited-edition commemorative tin
  • Trans-Con! interactive CD-ROM
  • Detailed route map of the Transcontinental Railroad
  • Authentic Lionel model of "The General" steam engine

Publisher: Knowledge Adventure

Children / Historical game

Ages: 8 to 12


from Discovery School

The Race To Connect the Country Has Begun

20,000 workers, 1,776 miles, two railroads, one destination.

Join Jack and his sister Sarah on the quest to build the transcontinental railroad. Along the way, kids will meet Native Americans, overcome natural disasters, and outwit a gang of six real-life outlaws determined to sabotage the railroad. As kids immerse themselves in this uniquely American adventure, they will learn history, geography, social studies and science.


  • Combines the best elements of strategy, adventure, and role-playing games to bring the West to life
  • Over 20 exciting building simulations and adventure missions
  • Covers over 300 state and national curricular standards for 3rd to 6th grade
  • Features detailed 3-D models of classic Lionel Trains
  • Includes archival photographs and a unique "Reality Check" feature to tell you how it really happened

How Was the Wild West Tamed? One Rail at a Time.

The Transcontinental Railroad was one of the most amazing engineering feats of its time. It took 20,000 men six years to cross 1,776 miles of the most difficult and dangerous terrain in North America. Step into the chief engineer's shoes and start laying track. Keep your eyes and ears open because danger may lie just over the next hill. Luckily, you have Jack, his sister Sarah, and three real-life western heroes to help you along.


Windows 95/98, Pentium 90 MHz, 50MB hard drive space, 16MB RAM, 256 color SVGA, quad speed CD-ROM drive, mouse.


Discovery School

"Lionel Trains Presents Trans-Con! is the first historical simulation game to take kids on an adventure to complete the Transcontinental Railroad. It features realistic 3D models of classic Lionel Trains and aims to extensively cover national and state curriculum standards in geography, history, social studies, and science for grades 3-6."

"Kid testers were totally absorbed in this adventure — bordering on obsessed. They happily took on the challenge of this simulation, and learned a tremendous amount of information and skills along the way."

"This historical simulation does a bang-up job of entertaining and educating kids at the same time. Kids will work with a budget, learn facts about history, geography, social studies, and science, and make important educated decisions as they capture outlaws, lay track to complete the Transcontinental Railroad, and retrieve the Golden Spike."

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