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A locomotive (also known as a train engine) is a type of railroad vehicle, examples of which can be found throughout the Mojave Wasteland, the Commonwealth and Appalachia.

OverviewEdit

Railroads were used for transporting freight in the pre-War United States, used by locomotives of several different companies. In the Mojave Wasteland, locomotives of the Barstow Express company are found. While an operational example cannot be found, due to the deathclaw infestation, Chomps Lewis at Sloan will tell the Courier that what they dig from their quarry is shipped off by train to the New Vegas Strip and other parts of the Mojave Wasteland.[1] However, should the infestation be removed, the bartender of Boulder City will mention the trains are to become operational once more.[2]

In the Commonwealth, these locomotives were used by NH&M to haul railcars and cargo, having a highly advanced design with an elevated driver's cab and the nuclear engine suspended high above the track. It served as an effective mode of rail transport and its use was widespread across the region. Trains found in Appalachia are the same model as those found in the Commonwealth, however, they are operated by the New Appalachian Railroad company. Some, if not all models, were even automated.[3] Locomotives of an unknown type are mentioned to still have functioned shortly after the Great War in the Capital Wasteland, utilized by settlers to leave the region from Union Station.[4]

LocationsEdit

Fallout: New VegasEdit

Fallout 4Edit

Fallout 76Edit

AppearancesEdit

Locomotives appear in Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4 and Fallout 76.

Behind the scenesEdit

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.The following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
  • Locomotives in the Fallout series are based, at least in part, on real-world locomotive design. The locomotives in the Mojave Wasteland are very similar in appearance to the iconic F-Unit series of locomotives manufactured between 1939 and 1960 by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors. The locomotives in the Commonwealth appear to be inspired by the T1 Class and S2 Class locomotives of the Pennsylvania Railroad, manufactured between 1942 and 1946.
  • The locomotive at the entrance to Boulder City is adorned with the logo for the fictional Barstow Express. This may be a reference to William Barstow Strong, the former president of the real world Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.
  • It is unknown as to how these vehicles were powered. While the real-world F-series and T1 class locomotives were diesel-electric and steam-powered, respectively, the pre-War oil crisis and lack of a coal tender on Fallout 4 locomotive suggest that they may be powered via alternative means.
50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.End of information based on unverified behind the scenes information.

GalleryEdit

Fallout: New VegasEdit

Fallout 4Edit

Fallout 76Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Courier: "What does the NCR need with the cement?"
    Chomps Lewis: "It all gets shipped by rail over towards Boulder City and Hoover Dam. The NCR's probably building fortifications with it all."
    (Chomps Lewis' dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "Where does the concrete come from?"
    Ike: "Most of the limestone comes from Quarry Junction out west. The supply had stopped for awhile because of a Deathclaw problem. I heard some badass wastelander killed the Deathclaws, and deliveries of limestone have been coming in again. I don't think they've gotten the trains up and running yet, but most of the concrete plant workers have come back to town now. Good for business."
    (Ike's dialogue)
  3. Charleston trainyard terminal entries; terminal, Automated Train
  4. Paige's journal, entry 1
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