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Vehicles are devices that are designed or used to transport people or cargo from one point to another. Vehicles span a variety of categories, including cars, trucks, boats, airplanes, and trains.


Before the Great War, vehicles used fuel sources such as steam, batteries, fusion, and petrol.[1][2] After the war, aircraft known as vertibirds were used by various post-War factions including the Enclave, New California Republic, and Brotherhood of Steel. An airship called the Prydwen was built and utilized by the Brotherhood as well, which served as a docking station for vertibirds. The NCR utilizes locomotives in the New Vegas area for transporting construction materials.[3]

They also utilize a monorail for moving troops to and from the New Vegas Strip.[4] Similar to that monorail there is another one called the Nuka-Express for getting to Nuka-World.

In Fallout 2, the Enclave had the working oil tanker, PMV Valdez to go back and forth from their oil rig.[5] The Boomers in Fallout: New Vegas, with the aid of the Courier, wish to recover a pre-War bomber from the bottom of Lake Mead.[6] A cult of ghouls led by Jason Bright attempted to repair REPCONN rockets in order to go on a "Great Journey" to the "Far Beyond." [7]

A wide variety of wrecked vehicles can be found throughout the wastelands, and these vehicles are utilized for building materials and fortifications. A few functional automobiles exist in New California, such as steam trucks and a car known as a Highwayman.[8] In Appalachia, in the immediate aftermath of the war, vehicles were still used by survivors, such as a raider gang based in the abandoned Bog Town that utilized trucks during their raids.[9] Members of the Free Radicals attempted to repair pre-War vehicles but only automated vehicles such as cargobots and vertibots are operational.[10]


  1. Museum of Technology terminal entries; Museum Information, Transportation Exhibits
  2. The Chosen One: "Do you have a battery that I could use to fix a car?"
    Skeeter: "Funny you should ask that. Ya see, cars use replaceable fuel cells, or batteries, for fuel. What usually broke down was the Fuel Cell Controller. Most amateur mechanics jist assume that it’s the battery itself. But you know what ass-uming things does, dontcha?"
    (Skeeter's dialogue)
  3. 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)
  4. Ronald Curtis: "If you haven't noticed, the NCR bolsters its presence on the Strip from here. Sends troopers on the monorail in shifts. The monorail lets them occupy two positions for the price of one. It's a supply line that's immune to raiders and other hindrances on the ground."
    (Ronald Curtis' dialogue)
  5. The Chosen One: "How do I pilot it?"
    A. Ron Meyers: "How do you pilot this rig? Fill 'er up with some gas - try the Hubologists or the Shi after you've taken care of everything else - and press the button. The computer will take care of the rest, if it's still working. It'll sail right out to the oil rig, and they won't fire at you because you've got the IFF transponder. Just make sure you've got what you need to access everything: FOB, working computer, and fuel. Easy enough, huh?"
    (A. Ron Meyers' dialogue)
  6. The Courier: "Lady in the water? What's that?"
    Loyal: "A long time ago - long before the war that killed just about everything that ever lived - a bomber crashed not far from here. A bomber was a flying contraption that could drop explosives down on anything it flew over. But anyway, moving on... This bomber crashed down in Lake Mead, pretty damn near intact. When we got to Nellis, see, I found this article in a magazine all about it. There was another B-29 around here, part of a museum. Couldn't fly, but had a lot of spare parts, see? Get where I'm going? Since I was a young man, I've dreamed of raising that Lady from the lake and bringing her back to life. What do you say?"
    (Loyal's dialogue)
  7. The Courier: "So the "Great Journey" will use those rockets?"
    Chris Haversam: "Obviously. It's taken months, but I've nearly got them in working order. Soon they'll take us to the Far Beyond. I was skeptical at first, of course - being a man of science - but Jason is certain, and I believe in Jason."
    (Chris Haversam's dialogue)
  8. Ghoul refugee:"The super mutants attacked. We were slaughtered. They had guns and bombs, even some steam trucks. They killed my friends. The mutants just butchered us."
    Vault Dweller: "What's a steam truck?"
    Ghoul refugee: "Some big thing that moved on wheels but without any brahmin."
    (Ghoul refugee's dialogue)
  9. End of Bog Town
  10. Lugnuts vehicle modifications