|For other uses of the term train, see train.|
Railroads were used for transporting freight in the pre-War United States, used by locomotives of several different companies such as Barstow Express. By 2281, the New California Republic has refurbished rail lines and uses these to move cargo and people across its territories, including the Mojave Wasteland. Traffic has been halted due to the deathclaw infestation, but Chomps Lewis in 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.
However, should the infestation be eradicated, the bartender of Boulder City will mention the trains will become operational once more. Locomotives are mentioned to still have functioned shortly after the Great War in the Capital Wasteland, utilized by the Settlers to leave the region from Union Station.
- A lone engine sits on the tracks at the Boulder City train station.
- One is attached to several boxcars in the Gypsum train yard.
- One can be found in the rail yard at Callville Bay.
Locomotives appear only in Fallout: New Vegas.
Behind the scenes
- The locomotives are similar in appearance to the real world F-unit series of locomotives.
- 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.
- 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)
- The Courier: "Where does the concrete come from?"
Ike: " 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."
- Paige's journal, entry 1