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The Appalachian monorail system was a large scale public transportation system for the West Virgina region, operating before the Great War.

Background[edit | edit source]

Prior to 2077, the monorail system served the commuters of the region as an alternative to other methods of transportation.[1] Predominant modes of infrastructure include a long cross-regional line, consisting of an above-ground elevated railway network track of eyelet supports.

Several company logos appear on the front of the train cars, including Atomic Mining Services and RobCo Industries. Having since fallen into disrepair since the Great War, many sections of monorail stations and the cars themselves have been turned into makeshift homes, laboratories, and bases along the tracks.

Layout[edit | edit source]

The Appalachia monorail ran from Garrahan Mining Headquarters to RobCo Research Center, providing an alternative to commuter buses, connecting Garrahan Mining Headquarters to RobCo Research Center via five stations, numbered 01-05.[2] This line operated through the Watoga Transit Hub, running east to west along the bottom half of the map, crossing from the Ash Heap into the Savage Divide, ending in Cranberry Bog.[3]

Beginning at Garrahan Mining Headquarters' station 05, the eyelet-style line runs eastbound parallel to State Route 93 along the cliffside in front of the scenic overlook. Progressing to the middle of the map, the line skirts Site Charlie, intersecting the railroad line at R&G Processing Services, passing over State Route 101 and 102 before veering northeast, passing Mountainside Bed & Breakfast and circling around Foundation.

At Foundation, the eyelets are utilized by the settlers to hold large industrial fans on the western side of the settlement. A monorail car is now outfitted as housing, connected to the platform of station 04. The monorail line then heads due south, curving around the South Mountain lookout before approaching the Allegheny Mountains. Circumventing the sheer cliff, the monorail elevator served as an access point and maintenance dock, allowing the line to continue into the Cranberry Bog region.[4]

Once passed the elevator, the monorail line progresses along the flat marshlands toward Watoga, skirting Fort Defiance and Appalachian Antiques to the south before bridging State Route 107, reaching station 03 in the heart of the town, and station 02 towards the eastern edge. The line continues northeast, parallel with Highway 65 until reaching drop site C2. Shortly thereafter, pylon V-13 sits along the track, the train car of which outfitted as a now-abandoned research lab. Several train cars are south of the makeshift research structure, laying on and under the ground, fortified by super mutants. Station 01 ends the line at RobCo Research Center.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

The Appalachian monorail system appears only in Fallout 76.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Garrahan Mining to RobCo Research Center

References[edit | edit source]

  1. AMS corporate headquarters terminal entries; 10-25-76: Re: Re: Re: Hey Stranger!
  2. AMS corporate headquarters terminal entries; 10-25-76: Re: Re: Hey Stranger!
  3. Voice of Watoga: "The Transit Hub of Watoga offers monorail and bus services to the greater Cranberry Bog area and beyond."
    (Voice of Watoga's dialogue)
  4. Fallout 76 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p.445: "83. MONORAIL ELEVATOR
    This gigantic vertical structure is arguably the tallest building in all of Appalachia. It used to serve as a monorail access point and maintenance dock. Now it’s a precarious vista where the foolhardy can seek spectacular views and vertigo-inducing maneuvers. The lower (east) tower contains an elevator, while the upper (west) superstructure has a maintenance hut, a fallen monorail, and another elevator. Take the upper elevator to a mid-level gantry and maintenance hut, and take the sky-level stepped gantry up to a stranded monorail with some very precarious planks to traverse! This links to a second gantry and the sky level of the lower elevator, which you can take back down to earth."
    (Fallout 76 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Atlas of Appalachia)
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