Iron Horse

My Lovely Horse Train Set

Arrows to replacement engine are missing in some cases, unwanted in others - maybe an off-by-one in a calculation?

Blue | Red & White

Standard Gauge

General Purpose / Express Engines

  • Passengers, mail and valuables
  • High-priority freight cargos like food and engineering supplies, which can be carried in high-speed mail cars and express cars
  • General freight, but if a dedicated freight engine is available with similar power, the freight engine will generally be lower cost, and higher performance
Intro Date: 1860 1900 1930 1960 1990 2020
General Purpose / Express
General Purpose / Express
General Purpose / Express
General Purpose / Express Joker [-1]
Heavy General Purpose / Express
Heavy General Purpose / Express
Heavy General Purpose / Express
Heavy General Purpose / Express
Heavy General Purpose / Express Joker [-2]
Heavy General Purpose / Express Joker [-3]
Heavy General Purpose / Express Joker [-1]
Intro Date: 1860 1900 1930 1960 1990 2020
Driving Cab Joker [-1]

Freight Engines

Recommended for all general freight except cargos like food and engineering supplies, which can be carried in high-speed mail cars and express cars, which freight engines can't haul at maximum speed.

Intro Date: 1860 1900 1930 1960 1990 2020
Freight
Freight Joker [-1]
Freight
Freight Joker [-1]
Freight Joker [-2]
Heavy Freight
Heavy Freight
Heavy Freight
Heavy Freight Joker [-1]
Heavy Freight Joker [-2]

Railcars / Multiple-Unit Trains

  • These run at the speed of freight trains, and are suited to
    • short routes
    • routes which are heavily used by freight trains, which limit the maximum speed of other trains on the route
  • Railcars can generally haul one additional unpowered coach, mail car or other wagon, on level routes
  • Railcars can be combined as needed
Intro Date: 1860 1900 1930 1960 1990 2020
Mail Railcar
Mail Railcar
Passenger Railcar
Passenger Railcar

Luxury Railcars / Multiple-Unit Trains

  • These run at express train speeds, and have more power but lower capacity than standard railcars
  • Luxury railcars can be combined as needed
Intro Date: 1860 1900 1930 1960 1990 2020
Passenger Railcar Joker [-1]

High-Speed Trains

  • high-speed diesel passenger engines with dedicated high-speed coaches
  • can attach other types of cars to haul mail or freight cargos but will travel at less than maximum engine speed
Intro Date: 1860 1900 1930 1960 1990 2020
High Speed

Very High-Speed Trains

  • TGV-style electric passenger trains with very high speeds
  • power is distributed throughout the train
    • engines are relatively low power
    • every set of coaches attached to the engine adds more power
  • tilt bonus for higher speed through curves
  • attaching other types of cars is not recommended, the train will be very underpowered and will travel at much less than maximum engine speed
Intro Date: 1860 1900 1930 1960 1990 2020
Very High Speed
Very High Speed

Lolz

Silly trains that don't have any gameplay purpose but look nice.

Intro Date: 1860 1900 1930 1960 1990 2020
Joker
Joker
Joker
Intro Date: 1860 1900 1930 1960 1990 2020

Narrow Gauge

Intro Date: 1860 1905 1950 2000
Intro Date: 1860 1905 1950 2000
Intro Date: 1860 1905 1950 2000

Narrow Gauge Trains

  • low power trains with low buy and run costs, and relatively low speeds
  • effective for short routes
  • can be moderately effective on longer routes
  • one general purpose engine per generation, combine them as needed for more power
  • narrow gauge railcars available later in the game
    • same speed as general purpose engine
    • can generally haul one additional unpowered coach, mail car or other wagon, on level routes
    • narrow gauge railcars can be combined as needed
Intro Date: 1860 1905 1950 2000
General Purpose
Mail Railcar
Passenger Railcar
Intro Date: 1860 1905 1950 2000
Intro Date: 1860 1905 1950 2000
Intro Date: 1860 1905 1950 2000
Intro Date: 1860 1905 1950 2000
Intro Date: 1860 1905 1950 2000

Metro

Intro Date: 1900 1950 2000
Intro Date: 1900 1950 2000
Intro Date: 1900 1950 2000
Intro Date: 1900 1950 2000
Intro Date: 1900 1950 2000
Intro Date: 1900 1950 2000
Intro Date: 1900 1950 2000
Intro Date: 1900 1950 2000

Metro Trains

  • pax, mail, valuables, food and similar town cargos
  • for very busy routes in and around large cities
    • metro trains have very high capacity and relatively high run costs
    • cargo will age quickly due to crowding
    • to be profitable, metro needs to be used on routes with short distances between stations, and very high loadings
  • can be used in stations as small as 1 tile
  • metro trains can be combined as needed
Intro Date: 1900 1950 2000
Mail High Capacity Urban
Passenger High Capacity Urban
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