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Useful Trainz abbreviations

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Here is a list of the more commonly used abbreviations in the Trainz technical and sometimes operational side. In addition to this, there are also abbreviations for other entities like websites and forum terms.

If there are any that are not present here that you want the meaning for, please leave a comment.
Also leave a comment if you want an abbreviation and meaning added to the list - I will credit each contribution to the user who posted the comment.

TRS - Trainz Railway/Railroad Simulator - a number after indicates version (contributed by PerRock)
TS - Trainz Simulator - a number after indicates version (contributed by PerRock)
UTC - Ultimate Trainz Collection (contributed by PerRock)
Pre-SP3 - Original version of Trainz (contributed by PerRock)
TC - Trainz Classics - a number after indicates version (contributed by PerRock)
OP - Opening Post/Opening Poster - general forum abbreviation (contributed by PerRock)
RW/RS/MSTS - Railworks/Rail Simulator/Microsoft Train Simulator - all competitors to Trainz (contributed by PerRock)
FCT - First Class Ticket
SP - Service Pack
Edit: A number after SP indicates version - contributed by PerRock)
CMP - Content Manager Plus
CM - Content Manager (a number found after this indicates the version number)
TDH - Trainz Download Helper (pre-TRS2006 days)
TDP - Trainz Downloader Pro (this is a tool by Jelte Jansons to assist users downloading using the web-based version of the Download Station. Due to changes at N3V's end, the tool no longer works correctly.
CDP - Content Dispatcher Pack, these files contain assets that can be installed into Trainz usually by double-clicking the file or by using the Import CDP command in the File menu of Content Manager if using TRS2006 or later.
CMPA - Content Manager Plus Archive - these are used to archive assets. See my blog entry on the Archiver for more information.
TAD - Trainz Asset Database
DLS - Download Station
DLH - Download Helper
UN - Username
PW - Password
WIP - Work In Progress (contributed by whitepass)
PM - Private Message/Progressive Mesh (contributed by captainkman)
KUID - Koolthingz User ID (contributed by rweber95)
CMTM - Car Movement and Traffic Management (contributed by rweber95) - a number after this indicates version
ARN - Automatic Running Number (contributed by rweber95)
MIN - Multiple Industry New (contributed by rweber95)
BI - Basic Industry (contributed by rweber95)
HOG - Hand of God (contributed by rweber95)
PL - ProtoLARS (contributed by rweber95)
LARS - Logistics and Resources System, and also the name of the author of the assets (contributed by rweber95)
ACS - Active Coupling System (contributed by captainkman)
AWS - Automatic Warning System
TPWS - Train Protection and Warning System
ATLS - Advanced Traffic Light System (contributed by rweber95)
ASB - Active Signal Box
CCP - Content Creator Plus (contributed by rweber95)
LOD - Level of Detail (contributed by captainkman)
IM - Indexed Mesh (contributed by captainkman)
LM - Level of Detail mesh
EK3 - East Kentucky 3 (contributed by captainkman)
HUD - Heads Up Display (contributed by captainkman)
TPR - Trainz Pro Routes (contributed by captainkman) - address is http://www.trainzproroutes.org/
USLW - U.S. Locomotive Works (contributed by captainkman) -address is http://uslw.net/
JR - Jointed Rail (contributed by captainkman) - address is http://jointedrail.com/.
DLC - Downloadable Content (Auran/N3V payware content e.g. Blue Comet,Duchess,SnC) (contributed by captainkman)
SnC/S&C - Settle and Carlisle - a DLC pack (contributed by captainkman)
CoC - Code of Conduct (contributed by captainkman)
SPAD - Signal Passed At Danger (contributed by airtime)
Hardware TL/Hardware T&L - Hardware Transform and Lighting
DEM - Digital Elevation Map/Model
IWBNI - It would be nice if (contributed by mjolnir)
OTOH - On the other hand (contributed by mjolnir)
FWIW - For what it's worth (contributed by mjolnir)
AFAIK - As far as I know (contributed by maruffijd)
MP - Multiplayer
FPS - Frames per second
TFYHW - Thanks for your hard work (contributed by jjanmarine3)
TNI - Trainz Native Interface (contributed by BuilderBob)
IIRC - If I Remember Correctly (contributed by pcas1986)
EDR - Extended database repair (contributed by Bhorton)
UAD - Updating Asset Database (contributed by Bhorton)
DRM - Digital Rights Management

Updated September 26th, 2014 at 01:41 PM by shaneturner12

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  1. maruffijd's Avatar
    you're welcome.
  2. Tami1's Avatar
    FINALLY, We don't ALL know everything. Many of these forum and blog entries assume everybody knows what everything means. Now a great reference. I will print this list and tape it to my desk. Thanks.
  3. shaneturner12's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tami1
    FINALLY, We don't ALL know everything. Many of these forum and blog entries assume everybody knows what everything means. Now a great reference. I will print this list and tape it to my desk. Thanks.
    It's OK - I will be keeping the list up to date as and when I get requests for meanings or other contributions (or if I decide to add one myself).

    Shane
  4. jjanmarine3's Avatar
    TFYHW - Thanks for your hard work.
  5. shaneturner12's Avatar
    Thankyou for your comment. I have added the abbreviation to the main list.

    Shane
  6. BuilderBob's Avatar
    Here's another one:
    TNI Trainz Native Interface
  7. shaneturner12's Avatar
    Thankyou for the comment - I wll add that one in momentarily.
  8. SharkNose's Avatar
    Hi, Shane. These 2 I see a lot and am clueless to what they mean: HOTT and YARN. Are they route abbreviations? Many assets start with HOTT. Thanks.

    Andrew
  9. shaneturner12's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SharkNose
    Hi, Shane. These 2 I see a lot and am clueless to what they mean: HOTT and YARN. Are they route abbreviations? Many assets start with HOTT. Thanks.

    Andrew
    Apologies for slow reply - I will find out what they mean and will update the blog entry accordingly.

    Shane
  10. pcas1986's Avatar
    IIRC - If I Remember Correctly.
  11. shaneturner12's Avatar
    Thank you Paul - I have added that one to the list as well.

    Shane
  12. Bhorton's Avatar
    EDR: Extended database repair
    UAD: Updating Asset Database
  13. shaneturner12's Avatar
    Thank you Bhorton - I have added both of those to the list.

    Shane
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