Fringian High Speed Carriage

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High Speed Carriage
Tech Level TL–7
Mass 17.6 Tons
Cost Cr765,000
Mode Ground (Rail)
Type Railroad Carriage
Speed -
Cargo 14m³
Crew -
Passengers 56
Armament none

The High Speed Carriage is a Railroad Vehicle. It requires a railroad network of the correct gauge to operate.

Description / Specifications[edit]

An enclosed passenger carriage designed to be towed by a railroad locomotive.

Hull / Suspension[edit]

An enclosed box-shaped hull constructed from steel.

  • Length: 19.5m, Width: 3.2m, Height: 3.8m.
  • Overall Volume: approximately 237.2m³ (17.6 dTons).
  • Unloaded Weight: 44,100 kg.

The overall volume measures the vehicles maximum dimensions and includes track clearance. The enclosed volume of the hull is lower.

The High Speed Carriage is fitted with wheels mounted in trucks, helping to distribute its weight and enabling it to traverse curves in the track. The trucks and their mountings are engineered to allow extremely high speed travel.

  • The vehicle is designed to operate on railroad networks. The gauge (the distance between the inner faces of the two rails) for railroad networks within the Distant Fringe is generally 1.5m and most examples of the High Speed Carriage are built to match that standard.


The High Speed Carriage has an electrical generator and storage batteries that can independently power its onboard systems for up to a day.


Carriages are unpowered. They are moved by being attached to a railroad locomotive, most typically a High Speed Locomotive.

  • Carriages have an automatic coupling system that includes data, power and environmental linkages.

Passengers / Cargo[edit]

The body of the carriage consists of an enclosed compartment fitted with clear windows and with a volume of 142m³ (10.2 dTons). There is seating for 56 passengers, along with a central walkway and a small fresher. The seating is relatively cramped. The vehicle has full environmental protection (the hull is sealed) and is fitted with interior lighting and full climate control. The passenger compartment is accessed by end doors: there is access to adjacent carriages.

  • Cargo Storage: 14m³ (1 dTon), consisting of a luggage storage area and overhead luggage racks.
  • Maximum Load: 11,500 kg (including passengers).
    • Maximum Gross Weight: 55,600 kg.


Running lights. Global communications and data access.

History / Background[edit]

A wagon designed to move passengers along railroad networks. Vehicles of this type often have a distinctive livery.

See also: Vehicles of the Distant Fringe

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