of the P&A
The Pacific & American Railroad is
a product of the fertile mind of Bob Artim. He visualized a place where
the best engineers could become part of an organization "Focusing
on virtual railroading that's as real as it gets." A virtual railroad
where quality and competency were a given and the simple enjoyment of
railroading was the theme. He has done that and even gone so far as to
make it available so that you and I can come here to play too.
The Pacific & American Railroad combines
a mix of freeware and payware routes, motive power and rolling stock into
a railroad that runs primarily along the west coast of
the United States and has both a West and East Division in Canada.
a P&A Engineer
Prospective engineers must complete an application,
sign up for the forums and select a Sub-Division as their home location.
Each prospective engineer will be evaluated by senior management for suitability,
experience and value they may bring to the P&A. Not everyone will
You must already be experienced with the
workings of MSTS and be able to install routes, motive power, rolling
stock and activities without assistance from the P&A Management. Remember,
we are here to run trains too.
Experience has taught us that only 5-10%
of the members of a virtual railroad actually contribute. Most of the
members take away the high quality equipment and activities and contribute
very little themselves. That is not the concept here at P&A. Our engineers
are required to participate in the forums and occasional chats. We encourage
each engineer to find a strength or interest and to expand that asset
into something of benefit to P&A and all of the rest of the P&A
P&A provides the best routes and highly
modified equipment for your enjoyment. Why not take the time to learn
how to create an activity for the rest of us to enjoy. Share your experiences,
both real and virtual. We want to build a community of like minded engineers
from around the world. As a result, leave your prejudices, pre-conceived
notions and attitudes elsewhere.