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Red Rocket Corp,[Non-game 1] simply known as Red Rocket, was a pre-War company that operated a nationwide chain of filling stations for automobiles, characteristic for their Raygun Gothic architecture.

Background

The company started its rise in an age when gasoline and diesel were still used as fuel.[1] The fossil fuel market crash and the beginning of the Resource Wars in 2052 and the invention of practical fusion energy cells in 2066,[Non-game 2][Non-game 3] Red Rocket expanded rapidly nationwide, offering fusion and coolant refilling services,[2] as an early adopter, though gasoline and diesel continued to be sold throughout franchise locations,[3] specifically to appeal to those who owned pre-atomic/non-converted vehicles.[Non-game 4] On the east coast, Red Rocket held a veritable monopoly on the market for this reason.[Non-game 5][Non-game 6] Many of its gas stations had the capacity to refill nuclear engines.[4]

Red Rocket was very conscious about their public image, particularly concern for the environment,[Non-game 7] as well as family friendliness.[5] While customers were treated with care, if any posed any threat to the family-friendly image of the company, they were to be eliminated.[6][Non-game 8] By 2076, customer satisfaction rates were stated to be extremely high.[Non-game 9] Employees were expected to make every effort to reduce waste. One element of these efforts was the annual Trashbusters Award given to Red Rocket stations and stores who demonstrated the greatest year-to-year waste reduction.[7] Trashbuster recommendations could be given via mailing Trashbuster Recommendation Card through standard shipping rates.[Non-game 10] At certain areas, inspections were skin-deep, however, and unscrupulous franchise operators could win it simply by dumping their waste out of sight.[8]

Services

  • Red Rocket stations provided refueling services for fossil fuel and later, for nuclear engines. The latter included refueling the onboard reactors and replacing the spent coolant. Coolant was available in at least two varieties: Coolant A ($103.99 per unit) and Coolant C ($113.99 per unit). Smaller stations, known as Automobile Service Stations, were little more than an awning with the characteristic rocket and filling pumps delivering fuel and coolant recharges from underground tanks, promising high-tech fuel with better competition than competitors.[9] Depending on the region, some stations were completely automated and others served as both a fuel station coupled with mechanic services.[Non-game 11] They also sold acetone and offered patent-pending "Premium Hi-Octane coolant."[Non-game 12]
  • Large Red Rocket stations went beyond the usual vending machines and included complete convenience stores with local and national brands, including Nuka-Cola soft drinks, slushies, tourist pamphlets, and Grey Tortoise cigarettes.[10][11][12] The facilities offered car washing services, frequently bundled with refueling, along with fully Automated Diners open 24/7, offering foods like burgers, made from bio-engineered ingredients, incorporating precise proportions and flawlessly seared beef.[13][14][15][Non-game 13] Clients could choose between full service by a station attendant, self-service, or automated service while robots provided car washes.[16]

Locations

Fallout 3

Fallout 3
Name Photo Directions
Andale
Andale.jpg
On the main street, south of the residents' houses
Bethesda ruins
FO3 RR Bethruins.png
West of the ruins
Big Town
Rockbreakers Last Gas.jpg
Right outside of the town
Car dealership
FO3 RR Corvega 2.png
Northeast of this location
Corvega factory
FO3 RR Corvega.png
To the south of the factory under the monorail tracks
Friendship Heights
Willys grocer.jpg
West-northwest of the station
Jocko's Pop & Gas Stop
Jockos Pop Gas Stop.jpg
Next to the steel shack
Old Olney
Springvale Red Rocket gas stop.png
A random encounter location
Rockbreaker's Last Gas
FO3 RR Rockb.png
Directly west
Springvale
FO3 RR Springv.png
On the main street
Smith Casey's garage
Smith Caseys garage.jpg
Near an army roadblock
Willy's grocer
Willys grocer.jpg
Across the street
Tenpenny Tower
Fo3 Red Rocket Tenpenny.png
East of the tower, a random encounter location

Fallout 4

Fallout 4
Atom Cats garage
Atom Cats garage.png
East of Neponset Park
Red Rocket truck stop
FO4 RR Concord.jpg
Near Sanctuary Hills
Fort Hagen filling station
FortHagenFillingStation-Fallout4.jpg
North of Fort Hagen
College Square
FO4 RR College admin.jpg
To the northwest
Big John's Salvage
FO4 RR Big John.jpg
Near the ruined house to the northeast
Natick Banks
FO4 Red Rocket in Natick.jpg
Across from the church
Glowing Sea
Red Rocket Glowing Sea.jpg
In the Glowing Sea
Lexington
FO4 Red Rocket in Lexington.jpg
Next to Slocum's Joe
Nahant
FO4 Nahant (Red Rocket).jpg
On the end of the T intersection by the Nahant Sherrif's Department
Mass Pike Tunnel east
FO4 RR NHM.jpg
To the northwest towards Mass Pike Tunnel east
Cambridge
FO4 RR Kendall.jpg
Located to the east of Kendall Hospital.
Quincy
FO4 RR Quincy.jpg
To the west
Neponset Park
RedRocket-Neposet-Fallout4.jpg
Northwest of the park
Easy City Downs
FO4 RR Easy City.jpg
Northwest of the track
Electrical Hobbyist's Club
FO4 RR Electri Hob.jpg
To the north
Egret Tours Marina
FO4 Egret Tours Marina (Red Rocket).jpg
On the docks
Beaver Creek Lanes
Far Harbor (add-on)
RedRocket-SouthwestHarbor-FarHarbor.jpg
To the southeast
Eden Meadows Cinemas
Far Harbor (add-on)
RedRocket-NationalParkHQ-FarHarbor.jpg
Between the cinema and National Park HQ
Southwest Harbor
Far Harbor (add-on)
RedRocket-FarHarbor.jpg
On the docks
Nuka-World Red Rocket
Nuka-World (add-on)
RedRocket-NukaWorld.jpg
Northeast of the park
Hubologist's camp
Nuka-World (add-on)
RedRocket-Hubologist'sCamp-NukaWorld.jpg
Southwest of Nuka-station

Fallout 76

Fallout 76
Abandoned Bog Town
F76 Abandoned Bog Town.png
On the north side of Highway 65.
Big B's Rest Stop
FO76 Big B's Rest stop.png
The Mire
Flatwoods
FO76 Flatwoods (Red Rocket).jpg
Near the south side of town
Red Rocket Mega Stop
Ls redrocket.png
Savage Divide
Red Rocket filling station
FO76 Red Rocket filling station.png
Northwest of Vault 63
Seneca Rocks Visitor Center
F76 Seneca Rocks VC 1.png
Along the main road
The Giant Teapot
F76 Huge Teapot.png
Near the roadside attraction
Valley Galleria
FO76 Location misc 27.png
Across from the welcome sign
Sutton
FO76 Sutton Red Rocket 3.png
On the corner of 3rd and Main Streets
Berkeley Springs
Fo76 Berkeley Springs Red Rocket.png
Near the south side of town
Morgantown
FO76 Morgantown Red Rocket.jpg
North end of town, across the street from Morgantown High School
Galveston
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Mentioned[17]

Notes

  • At Red Rocket stations in the Capital Wasteland, at the base of a fueling station, where the gas pumps would be on an ordinary station, a dirty sign is visible that appears to say "Petroleum spirit. Highly flammable."
  • Red Rocket refueling stations are frequently near mechanic's workshops in the Capital Wasteland.
  • Atom The Red Rocket Collectron's barks include information about the gas station chain.[Non-canon 1]
  • The Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Rulebook mentions the company, describing it as a mythic influence over the people of the wasteland due to its pervasive, persistent iconography, and notes that by 2077, Red Rocket held a virtual monopoly on the East Coast, after transitioning from fossil fuels to fusion power. Notably, it was also one of the companies who was concerned with its environmental reputation and took steps to reduce waste and look after its customers. Finally, it also explains that it has automated a large number of its stations and operations, reflecting the sorry state of the national economy due to the ongoing Sino-American War.[Non-canon 2][Non-canon 3][Non-canon 4][Non-canon 5]
  • At an unconfirmed date, Red Rocket had a vault installed underneath their headquarters, also known as Vaultopolis.[Non-game 14] The vault's location is discovered by the raider, Paula Plumbkin.

Gallery

Concept art

References

  1. Company logo
  2. Red Rocket protectron: "Red Rocket is the name you trust for nuclear-powered engine coolant."
    (Red Rocket Protectron's dialogue)
  3. Red Rocket protectron: "Would you like gasoline, diesel, or coolant?"
    (Red Rocket Protectron's dialogue)
  4. Station appearance and advertisements in Fallout 3, Fallout 4, and Fallout 76
  5. Red Rocket protectron: "Law abiding customers, do not be alarmed. Red Rocket Mega Stop is a family friendly business."
    (Red Rocket Protectron's dialogue)
  6. Red Rocket protectron: "Threats to our family friendly environment must be eliminated."
    (Red Rocket Protectron's dialogue)
  7. Trashbusters Award
  8. Red Rocket truck stop terminals; Red Rocket terminal, Safe storage
  9. Appalachia audio tour stations; The Giant Teapot
  10. Red Rocket Protectron: "All Red Rocket slushies are buy one get one free. Try our new Nuka-Cola flavor today."
    (Red Rocket protectron's dialogue)
  11. Red Rocket protectron: "Tourist pamphlets may be found at the cashier counter. Some discounts may be available."
    (Red Rocket Protectron's dialogue)
  12. Poster advertisements
  13. Red Rocket protectron: "Restore your car's shine in our professional car wash. A guaranteed clean at just the right price."
    (Red Rocket Protectron's dialogue)
  14. Red Rocket protectron: "Sit back and relax at our Red Rocket Restaurant. Open 24 hours for your convenience."
    (Red Rocket Protectron's dialogue)
  15. Red Rocket please stop
  16. Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 advertisements
  17. Shanghai Sally: Chapter Closed

Non-canon

  1. ATX Dialogue RedRocketRobot.txt
  2. Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Rulebook p.231: "The ubiquity of Red Rocket and their brand imagery has given it something of a mythic influence over people of the wasteland, turning it into an icon of the safety and prosperity of a vanished age. In Megaton, for example, the Church of the Atom building is topped with a Red Rocket sign scrounged from one station or another. Rumors also circulate of a massive vault, Vaultopolis, built beneath the company’s headquarters building some time before the War. "
  3. Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Rulebook p. 230: "Red Rocket got its start before the advent of fusion cells, and the influence of its initial reliance on fossil fuels remained even after it switched over to providing reactor fuel and coolant. By the time of the War, they held a virtual monopoly on the US East Coast, and their iconic stations can still be found in the wreckage of most communities. These range from tiny outposts, little more than a tattered awning over a depleted filling station, to massive truck stops with attached convenience stores and restaurants."
  4. Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Rulebook p. 230: "During its heyday, Red Rocket was highly concerned with its environmental reputation, as a way of differentiating themselves from the rapacious reputation of most energy companies of the time. This resulted in strong customer-care and waste-reduction policies, which were sometimes observed with lethal enthusiasm."
  5. Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Rulebook p. 230: "As the Resource Wars took their toll on the general economy and the energy market in particular, Red Rocket moved swiftly toward robotic staffing. By the time of the War, most of their locations were 100% automated. Some of them continue operating today, despite having no fuel in their tanks or food on their shelves."

Non-game

  1. Atom Red Rocket Collectron: "Red Rocket's hi-octane coolant will have your car SHOOTING FOR THE STARS! Red Rocket Corp is not responsible for any injuries as the result of hi-octane coolant, restrictions may apply, drive responsibly"
    (Red Rocket Collectron's dialogue)
  2. Fallout Bible 0: "2066 Summer "Adding further insult to the Chinese-American relations, the first crude fusion cell is unveiled, one of the results of the Power Armor project. Devices designed for the fusion cell begin to be manufactured. Incorporating fusion power into the general US infrastructure begins, but the process is too slow to supply power to the regions that need it. Nearly thirteen years later, few sections of the United States were supplied with fusion power."
  3. Fallout Bible 5: "2066 Summer "Adding further insult to the Chinese-American relations, the first crude fusion cell is unveiled, one of the results of the Power Armor project. Devices designed for the fusion cell begin to be manufactured. Incorporating fusion power into the general US infrastructure begins, but the process is too slow to supply power to the regions that need it. Nearly eleven years later, few sections of the United States were supplied with fusion power."
  4. Atom Red Rocket Collectron: "Got an old pre-Atomic clunker in the garage? No worries, Red Rocket still offers gas and diesel, at the lowest prices around."
    (Red Rocket Collectron's dialogue.txt)
  5. The Art of Fallout 4 p. 319: "Red Rocket fuel stations continue to hold a monopoly on the market. While the logo and typeface may evolve, the iconic rocket is a constant design element of the stations."
  6. Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Rulebook p. 230: "Red Rocket got its start before the advent of fusion cells, and the influence of its initial reliance on fossil fuels remained even after it switched over to providing reactor fuel and coolant. By the time of the War, they held a virtual monopoly on the US East Coast, and their iconic stations can still be found in the wreckage of most communities. These range from tiny outposts, little more than a tattered awning over a depleted filling station, to massive truck stops with attached convenience stores and restaurants."
  7. Atom Red Rocket Collectron: "Our prices leave the competition up in smoke, but still keep the Earth clean... At Red Rocket, Mother Nature is at the helm."
    (Red Rocket Collectron's dialogue)
  8. Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Rulebook p. 230: "During its heyday, Red Rocket was highly concerned with its environmental reputation, as a way of differentiating themselves from the rapacious reputation of most energy companies of the time. This resulted in strong customer-care and waste-reduction policies, which were sometimes observed with lethal enthusiasm."
  9. Atom Red Rocket Collectron: "Last year, Red Rocket's customer satisfaction score shot through the roof... and to the MOON."
    (Red Rocket Collectron's dialogue)
  10. Atom Red Rocket Collectron: "Think your local Red Rocket station is doing a STELLAR job taking out the trash? Well, Red Rocket recognizes our cleanest with the TRASHBUSTER Award. Send in a Trashbuster Recommendation Card today! Standard shipping rates apply."
    (Red Rocket Collectron's dialogue)
  11. Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Rulebook p. 230: "As the Resource Wars took their toll on the general economy and the energy market in particular, Red Rocket moved swiftly toward robotic staffing. By the time of the War, most of their locations were 100% automated. Some of them continue operating today, despite having no fuel in their tanks or food on their shelves."
  12. Atom Red Rocket Collectron: "Is your car taking ages to get going? Well, we'll help your car start like new with Red Rockets Premium Hi-Octane coolant. Availability limited, patent pending, safety testing still on going. Injuries and death as a result of use are not the responsibility of Red Rocket."
    (Red Rocket Collectron's dialogue)
  13. Atom Red Rocket Collectron: "And for the little space travelers, Red Rocket's Automated Diners are scientifically proven to cook the best burgers in the galaxy. Stop by for a bite from the FUTURE!"
    (Red Rocket Collectron's dialogue)
  14. Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Rulebook p.231: "The ubiquity of Red Rocket and their brand imagery has given it something of a mythic influence over people of the wasteland, turning it into an icon of the safety and prosperity of a vanished age. In Megaton, for example, the Church of the Atom building is topped with a Red Rocket sign scrounged from one station or another. Rumors also circulate of a massive vault, Vaultopolis, built beneath the company’s headquarters building some time before the War. "
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