Locomotives in TrainStation are used to haul Materials , Passengers , Mail and Special to Contractors, Friends, and remote Destinations. The player earns access to a wide range of Locomotive types covering the entire span of railway history, from vintage Steam engines to futuristic Hyperloops. Each type of Locomotive can apply a Bonus to the wagons behind it, and using certain Special Buildings can increase this Bonus even further.
TrainStation includes many real-world locomotives, but also offers many fictional models created by Pixel Federation.
Steam LocomotivesEditSteam Locomotives engines are an example of external combustion engines. The heat source is located outside of the cylinder (in contrast to internal combustion engines). The same principle is used to power Nimitz-class aircraft carriers.
Diesel LocomotivesEditDiesel Locomotives engines began replacing Steam power in the early 1900s. Diesel engines burn liquid fuel in an internal combustion engine/turbine to produce motion or generate electricity for motors.
Electric LocomotivesEditElectric Locomotives engines were developed to eliminate the smoke produced by earlier locomotives and take advantage of efficient electric motors using overhead lines or powered rails.
Electric Locomotives are unlocked from level 40, and give a bonus of 100% on passengers and mail. To use Electric Locomotives first Electrification must be bought. The tax for sending Electric Locomotives is .
Maglev LocomotivesEditMaglev Locomotives are not technically trains, but use electric Magnetic Levitation to lift the train above the track and provide propulsion with very little friction resistance.
Hyperloop LocomotivesEditHyperloop Locomotives are not technically trains, but are more like Maglevs which travel inside tubes containing a vacuum to nearly eliminate air drag resistance.
Hyperloop Locomotives are unlocked from level 200, and do not give a bonus on the load. To use Hyperloop Locomotieven first Hyperloop Era must be bought. The tax for sending Hyperloop Locomotives is .
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