A Train consists of a Locomotive and one or more Carriages . All Locomotives except the Puffing Billy can pull the Premium Carriages (the ones that cost Gold to purchase) while the Mogul can only pull Small Carriages or Premium Carriages.
Almost all Locomotives will periodically break down and require Parts and time to Repair them.
"Offer" means that the Locomotive can be purchased via a (time-limited) Special Offer. The price is only a guide, as they do not seem to be fixed, and also seem to be cheaper on Facebook than other platforms.
|Puffing Billy||01|| 5 |
|Rocket||03|| 10 |
|Mogul||10|| 5 |
|Pacific||13|| 10 |
|Gladstone||16|| 20 |
|Ashford||25|| 30 |
The Ratings in Reliability and Chance to Obtain Items are approximations based upon the in-game bars graphs for each Locomotive while Speed & Efficiency Ratings are derived from actual Contract data, as follows:
Increased Speed Ratings result in a linear reduction in Contract times ; every additional 1 Speed Rating results in a 5% decrease in contract time when compared to the Default. For example, if a Pacific (Speed 5) takes an hour to execute a Contract, an Ashford (Speed 7) could do it in 54 minutes while a fully upgraded Lightning (Speed 13) could do it in just 36 minutes.
Note that Efficiency (and sometimes Speed) decreases when the Number of Carriages the Locomotive can pull increases. This is why the "Upgraded" Efficiency Ratings below may be lower than the "basic" ratings. Most Trains that allow Upgrade to the Number of Carriages will also have a subsequent Efficiency Upgrade that returns their Efficiency close to where they were before.
I.e., where a basic Decapod (without Carriages) requires the Default 660 Silver to initiate a Level 4 Coal Contract (or 100%), the Puffing Billy requires only 198 Silver (or 30%) while the Polar Express requires 1,320 Silver (or 200% of the Default Cost).
- Note: Default data found by moving all Locomotives into Reserve before attempting to initiate Contracts.
A Locomotive's Maximum Reliability will determine how often Repairs must be made. Preventative Maintenance may be performed prior to breakdown to Restore a Locomotive's current Reliability (which is reduced through normal usage in fulfilling Contracts), up to its Maximum Reliability Rating. Some Locomotives will never break down nor require Maintenance and are indicated with ∞ (infinite Reliability), below:
|Liberty Bell**||basic only||3||120||?||5||35%|
|Polar Express||not upgradable||3||200||∞||8||10|
- Icebreaker's Speed Rating drops to −5 in the Storwell Campaign; Contract Time increases by 50% if there's no snow on the ground.