Rail Vehicle

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It is a kind of Vehicle and Ground Vehicle

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Rail Vehicles are a form of Vehicle that is designed to run on prepared infrastructure - the Permanent Way or Railroad. Rail Vehicles will only run of the specific type infrastructure for which it is designed.

Rail Vehicles, at higher technologies may use Mag-Lev technology in place of wheels.

Types of Rail Vehicle include:

Examples of Rail Vehicles[edit]

27 Rail Vehicle items[edit]

Item Type Mode TL Mass Cost
Fringian Basic Tourer Ground Car Ground (Wheeled) 5 1.5 Tons Cr20,000
Fringian Box Wagon Railroad Wagon Ground (Rail) 4 15.8 Tons Cr375,000
Fringian Caboose Railroad Wagon Ground (Rail) 4 13.6 Tons Cr143,000
Fringian Early Steam Locomotive Steam Locomotive Ground (Rail) 3 3.1 dTons + 2 dTons Cr186,000
Fringian Express Locomotive Steam Locomotive Ground (Rail) 5 12.6 Tons + 7.5 Tons Cr3,500,000
Fringian Flatbed Wagon Railroad Wagon Ground (Rail) 4 8.3 Tons Cr195,000
Fringian General Purpose Locomotive Steam Locomotive Ground (Rail) 4 11.5 Tons Cr450,000
Fringian Goods Wagon Railroad Wagon Ground (Rail) 4 8.0 Tons Cr147,000
Fringian Heavy Freight Locomotive Diesel Locomotive Ground (Rail) 6 22.4 Tons Cr11,550,000
Fringian Heavy Goods Locomotive Steam Locomotive Ground (Rail) 5 18.3 Tons + 10.7 Tons Cr5,200,000
Fringian High Speed Carriage Railroad Carriage Ground (Rail) 7 17.6 Tons Cr765,000
Fringian High Speed Locomotive High Speed Locomotive Ground (Rail) 7 22.5 Tons Cr10,350,000
Fringian Hopper Wagon Railroad Wagon Ground (Rail) 4 15.8 Tons Cr340,000
Fringian Light Wagon Railroad Wagon Ground (Rail) 3 2.4 Tons Cr15,000
Fringian Maglev End Unit Maglev Locomotive Ground (Rail) 8 26 Tons Cr9,450,000 /
Fringian Maglev Flatbed Wagon Maglev Wagon Ground (Rail) 8 11.3 Tons Cr8,900,000
Fringian Maglev Freight Wagon Maglev Wagon Ground (Rail) 8 26 Tons Cr6,100,000
Fringian Maglev Passenger Carriage Maglev Carriage Ground (Rail) 8 26 Tons Cr9,400,000
Fringian Mainline Locomotive Steam Locomotive Ground (Rail) 4 12.5 Tons + 6.8 Tons Cr1,150,000
Fringian Motor Carriage Railcar Ground (Rail) 4 17.6 Tons Cr725,000
Fringian Open Wagon Railroad Wagon Ground (Rail) 4 14,400 kg Cr87,000
Fringian Passenger Carriage Railroad Carriage Ground (Rail) 4 17.6 Tons Cr575,000
Fringian Reefer Wagon Railroad Wagon Ground (Rail) 5 12.6 Tons Cr163,000
Fringian Steam Motor Carriage Railcar Ground (Rail) 4 17.6 Tons Cr555,000
Fringian Switcher Locomotive Diesel Locomotive Ground (Rail) 5 8.3 Tons Cr950,000
Fringian Tanker Wagon Railroad Wagon Ground (Rail) 5 15.9 Tons Cr354,000
Fringian Tram Railcar Ground (Rail) 3 9.7 Tons Cr89,000

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Rail Vehicles, are initially forms of Wheeled Vehicle running on wooden, iron or steel rails. At higher technologies, they may run on just one rail (Monorail) or they may use Mag-Lev or even Gravity control technology instead.

The general trade off is that the additional cost of the required infrastructure is offset by the increased weights and speeds that can be achieved by the resulting vehicles.

The presence of guide rails in the infrastructure makes the use of this technology relatively safe, especially in low-Gravity environments, or where the direction of travel for the vehicle is vertical (e.g. in a lift-shaft). Provided the motive power doesn't use air in its immediate provision, this technology allows early use of the sub-surface dimension for mass-transport on planets.

See also[edit]


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The line between Spaceplane and Spaceship is blurred.
If the design is described as a Vehicle then its a Spaceplane;
if it is described as a Ship its a Spaceship.

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