Want to try out openBVE, upcoming routes and train, and meet the developers? Come to the NYTM Train Operators School, which runs on Saturdays every other month. The upcoming sessions are in May.
Demand is very high, and many people show up. Try to be there right at 2pm if you can.
The attendance of the developers is not guaranteed (especially early in the month due to college finals). Mr Railfan, Fan Railer, and myself have all attended and assisted in the operation of the program in the past.