Assembling Your Train
It's time to flex your deck building muscles and put your cards to work
Have you collected at least one of each of the following types of cards?
- A Locomotive
- A Conductor with a Conductor Level greater than or equal to the Locomotive's
- A Rail Car / Passenger Car
- A Commodity / Passenger
If so, then you're ready to put them all together!
To build your train, find the station where you train is idling, then click on the glowing station icon. The Station View will appear, and it should look like this:
I named my train Ariadne in hopes that she'd help navigate the labyrinth of rails. So far, I've yet to get lost once!
Now click on the "Edit Train" button, which is circled in the above image. Doing so will reveal slots where you can equip a Conductor, Locomotive, and Rail Cars (or Passenger Cars.)
No, this is not a Golden Run. You're gonna have to work a bit harder than that to work out the clues! ;)
These slots will be empty the first time you build a train. To fill them up, click on the "+" button in each slot. Let's start with our Conductor.
Hey, look! It's our friend Orson, again. Hope he hasn't run into any more ghosts, lately...
Clicking on the empty Conductor slot, the inventory deck will change to show all your unequipped Conductor cards. You can browse through your collection by hovering over your cards and scrolling. When you find the Conductor you want to equip, click on it. The card should hop over to the Equipped Conductor slot. When you're satisfied, click on the checkmark button in the corner.
The process for equipping a Locomotive is the same. Remember: Your Conductor must have a gear-level greater than or equal to the Locomotive's. Otherwise, the game's UI will give you a warning that your chosen Conductor can't pilot that Locomotive.
Now, Rail Cars and Passenger Cars have one extra step you'll need to take before they're all set to go.
Maybe I'll stop by the Dirty Flask and grab a drink when I'm finished writing this guide... I hope Connor is working today...
Once you've equipped a Rail Car or Passenger Car, it's time to put something (or someone) into it. From the Rail Car selection page, click on the "Loading Dock" button, which is circled in the picture above.
This reminds me I have leftover rice I need to use. Maybe I'll make oyakodon for dinner...
Click on the Rail Car or Passenger Car you want to load, then select your Commodities or Passengers in the same way you'd equip any other card. Click the checkmark button, and you're done.
You've built your first train. Do you feel like a true Railroader yet? You're just one step away from sending out your first rail run. All that's left to do is buy some fuel. Let's take a visit to the Marketplace...