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Era 4 engines are set between 1940-1960.

Usually the Poseidon is the engine to aim for in era 4 as it gives good returns, and is more manageable reducing the engine count, particularly if no plus account is active. The Thor and Horus are also useful, beating the Poseidon on many routes.

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Cargo Engines[]

Apollo[]

Apollo 
Era 4 Traction giant
Tractive force: 11 (MAX: 13)
Pressure intensifier: +1 πŸ’²100,000 15πŸ’‘
Reliability: 30% (MAX: 50%)
Hydraulic buffer: +20% πŸ’²80,000 7πŸ’‘
Acceleration: 1/20 (MAX: 2/20)
Load shock absorber: +1 πŸ’²125,000 8πŸ’‘
Max. speed: 70 km/h (MAX: 85 km/h)
Structure amplifier: +5 km/h πŸ’²50,000 9πŸ’‘
Flange oilers: +10 km/h πŸ’²90,000 7πŸ’‘
Research points: 40 πŸ’‘ (MAX: 86 πŸ’‘)
Purchase price: πŸ’²500,000 (MAX:πŸ’²1,020,000)
Selling price: πŸ’²350,000 (MAX:πŸ’²714,000)
Requirements: none
Research: Pressure intensifier + Hydraulic buffer (22 πŸ’‘) Β» Hermes
AND
Load shock absorber + Structure amplifier + Flange oilers (24 πŸ’‘) Β» Neptune
DE: Apollon; PT: Moira

Ares[]

Ares 
Era 4 Marathoner
Tractive force: 7 (MAX: 8)
Friction shock absorber: +1 πŸ’²120,000 15πŸ’‘
Reliability: 75% (MAX: 95%)
Pneumatic signal bell: +10% πŸ’²50,000 7πŸ’‘
Gear coupling: +10% πŸ’²50,000 7πŸ’‘
Acceleration: 5/20 (MAX: 8/20)
5KW alternator: +3 πŸ’²35,000 6πŸ’‘
Max. speed: 120 km/h (MAX: 140 km/h)
Central lubrication: +20 km/h πŸ’²110,000 16πŸ’‘
Research points: 30 πŸ’‘ (MAX: 81 πŸ’‘)
Purchase price: πŸ’²300,000 (MAX:πŸ’²665,000)
Selling price: πŸ’²210,000 (MAX:πŸ’²465,500)
Requirements: None
Research: Central lubrication + Pneumatic signal bell + Gear coupling (30 πŸ’‘) Β» Neptune
AND
5KW alternator + Friction shock absorber (21 πŸ’‘) Β» Horus
DE: Ares; PT: Ares

Neptune[]

Neptune 
Era 4 Long-haul engine
Tractive force: 9 (MAX: 10)
Core bearing: +1 πŸ’²100,000 18πŸ’‘
Reliability: 40% (MAX: 70%)
Davis coupling: +10% πŸ’²40,000 7πŸ’‘
Refrigerating compressor: +20% πŸ’²60,000 10πŸ’‘
Acceleration: 1/20 (MAX: 2/20)
Truman wheel: +1 πŸ’²150,000 18πŸ’‘
Max. speed: 220 km/h (MAX: 260 km/h)
V-12: +30 km/h πŸ’²100,000 12πŸ’‘
Control Shaft: +10 km/h πŸ’²35,000 5πŸ’‘
Research points: 55 πŸ’‘ (MAX: 125 πŸ’‘)
Purchase price: πŸ’²600,000 (MAX:πŸ’²1,085,000)
Selling price: πŸ’²420,000 (MAX:πŸ’²759,500)
Requirements: Ares + Central lubrication + Pneumatic signal bell + Gear coupling
OR
Apollo + Structure amplifier + Hydraulic buffer + Wheel set axle
Research: Truman wheel + Core bearing (36 πŸ’‘) Β» Thor
AND
V-12 + Davis coupling + Refrigerating compressor (29 πŸ’‘) Β» Hypnos
DE: Neptun; PT: Mondego

Horus[]

Horus 
Era 4 Short-haul engine
Tractive force: 8 (MAX: 10)
Golom basin: +1 πŸ’²110,000 15πŸ’‘
Double spokes: +1 πŸ’²100,000 13πŸ’‘
Reliability: 50% (MAX: 70%)
Pneumatic signal bell: +20% πŸ’²75,000 12πŸ’‘
Acceleration: 15/20 (MAX: 20/20)
Traction motor: +3 πŸ’²20,000 4πŸ’‘
Stator: +2 πŸ’²10,000 2πŸ’‘
Max. speed: 100 km/h (MAX: 115 km/h)
Hobble rails: +15 km/h πŸ’²90,000 13πŸ’‘
Research points: 40 πŸ’‘ (MAX: 99 πŸ’‘)
Purchase price: πŸ’²600,000 (MAX:πŸ’²1,005,000)
Selling price: πŸ’²420,000 (MAX:πŸ’²703,500)
Requirements: Ares + 5KW alternator + Friction shock absorber
Research: Pneumatic signal bell + Hobble rails + Golom basin + Double spokes (53 πŸ’‘) Β» Hypnos
DE: Horus; PT: Joaninha

Thor[]

Thor 
Era 4 Sprinter
Tractive force: 6 (MAX: 8)
Vibration damper: +2 πŸ’²250,000 30πŸ’‘
Reliability: 35% (MAX: 60%)
Inverter: +15% πŸ’²100,000 12πŸ’‘
Hydro transmission: +10% πŸ’²60,000 8πŸ’‘
Acceleration: 10/20 (MAX: 17/20)
Wad connector: +2 πŸ’²20,000 3πŸ’‘
Hydraulics mounting: +5 πŸ’²30,000 4πŸ’‘
Max. speed: 170 km/h (MAX: 210 km/h)
Standard link: +25 km/h πŸ’²150,000 16πŸ’‘
HTC truck: +15 km/h πŸ’²90,000 9πŸ’‘
Research points: 60 πŸ’‘ (MAX: 142 πŸ’‘)
Purchase price: πŸ’²750,000 (MAX:πŸ’²1,450,000)
Selling price: πŸ’²525,000 (MAX:πŸ’²1,015,000)
Requirements: Neptune + Truman wheel Core bearing
OR
Hermes + Load shock absorber + Inverter + Shaw bumper + Pneumatic signal bell + Improved insulation
Research: Vibration damper + Standard link + HTC truck (55 πŸ’‘) Β» Poseidon
DE: Thor; PT: TrovΓ£o

Poseidon[]

Poseidon 
Era 4 multi-slot engine
(This engine requires 3 free slots in the engine house.)
Tractive force: 23 (MAX: 27)
Transmission housing: +1 πŸ’²110,000 7πŸ’‘
Traction motor: +3 πŸ’²300,000 19πŸ’‘
Reliability: 60% (MAX: 80%)
Alternator: +10% πŸ’²100,000 8πŸ’‘
Bullgear: +10% πŸ’²100,000 8πŸ’‘
Acceleration: 6/20 (MAX: 10/20)
Sound reduction: +2 πŸ’²80,000 7πŸ’‘
A-bearing: +2 πŸ’²50,000 5πŸ’‘
Max. speed: 140 km/h (MAX: 170 km/h)
Alternator: +20 km/h πŸ’²220,000 15πŸ’‘
Shaw bumper: +10 km/h πŸ’²150,000 11πŸ’‘
Research points: 65 πŸ’‘ (MAX: 145 πŸ’‘)
Purchase price: πŸ’²2,000,000 (MAX:πŸ’²3,110,000)
Selling price: πŸ’²1,400,000 (MAX:πŸ’²2,177,000)
Requirements: Thor + Vibration damper + Standard link + HTC truck
OR
Hypnos + Inverter + Control shaft + Electric transmission + Pneumatic signal bell + Torque converter + Muller transmission
Research: Transmission housing + Traction motor + Alternator + Shaw bumper + Alternator + Bullgear + Sound reduction + A-bearing (80 πŸ’‘) Β» Coupling
DE: Poseidon; PT: Flecha

Zeus (bonus engine)[]

Zeus βœ¨
Era 4 Cargo bonus engine
Tractive force: 10 (MAX: 11)
Fighterlukas bell apparatus: +1 100πŸ’°
Reliability: 80% (MAX: 90%)
Robert bumper: +10% 100πŸ’°
Acceleration: 7/20 (MAX: 12/20)
Kawa transmission: +5 100πŸ’°
Max. speed: 150 km/h (MAX: 170 km/h)
Andreas Welsch pump: +20 km/h 100πŸ’°
Purchase price: 2,500 πŸ’° (MAX:2,900πŸ’°)
Requirements: Bought with Gold or won with Competition or Lottery
PT: ZΓ©firus

Era 5 - Coupling[]

The Era 4 engines can carry Era 5 goods with use of the Trumpet coupling, costing 80 research pts., and requiring a fully researched Poseidon. The minimal complete cost of coupling is 536 RP.

Comparison of Cargo Engine Performance[]

Engine Slots Reliability Acceleration (/20) Speed km/h Tractive Force WSP WSP* Speed* Reliability*
Apollo 1 50% 2 85 13 1105 1013 78 91.67%
Ares 1 95% 8 140 8 1120 1111 139 99.17%
Neptune 1 70% 2 260 10 2600 2470 247 95%
Horus 1 70% 20 115 10 1150 1093 109 95%
Thor 1 60% 17 210 8 1680 1568 196 93.33%
Poseidon 3 80% 10 170 9
(27)
1530
(4590)
1479
(4437)
164 96.67%
Zeus 1 75% 10 150 9 1350 1294 144 95.83%

Notes
The values are for fully upgraded engines.
(Bracketed) values show the value for the train instead of the sortable values that are per train slot.
*Red values indicate averages based on an 8 hour servicing schedule (All values are rounded but Reliability is to 2)


Passenger Engines[]

Hermes[]

Hermes πŸ‘₯
Era 4 Passenger train
Tractive force: 75 (MAX: 95)
Hydraulics mounting: +10 πŸ’²100,000 14πŸ’‘
Pressure intensifier: +10 πŸ’²100,000 13πŸ’‘
Reliability: 60% (MAX: 80%)
Shaw bumper: +10% πŸ’²50,000 8πŸ’‘
Pneumatic signal bell: +10% πŸ’²50,000 8πŸ’‘
Acceleration: 10/20 (MAX: 16/20)
Improved insulation: +6 πŸ’²40,000 6πŸ’‘
Max. speed: 240 km/h (MAX: 280 km/h)
Load shock absorber: +20 km/h πŸ’²75,000 10πŸ’‘
Inverter: +20 km/h πŸ’²60,000 8πŸ’‘
Research points: 50 πŸ’‘ (MAX: 117 πŸ’‘)
Purchase price: πŸ’²600,000 (MAX:πŸ’²1,075,000)
Selling price: πŸ’²420,000 (MAX:πŸ’²752,500)
Requirements: Apollo + Pressure intensifier + Flange Oilers + Load shock absorbers
Research: Load shock absorber + Inverter + Shaw bumper + Pneumatic signal bell + Improved insulation (40 πŸ’‘) Β» Thor

Hypnos[]

Hypnos πŸ‘₯
Era 4 Multi-slot passenger train
(This engine requires 3 free slots in the engine house.)
Tractive force: 570 (MAX: 660)
Muller transmission: +50 πŸ’²250,000 12πŸ’‘
Florian coupling: +40 πŸ’²150,000 10πŸ’‘
Reliability: 20% (MAX: 50%)
Control shaft: +15% πŸ’²200,000 11πŸ’‘
Electric transmission: +15% πŸ’²200,000 10πŸ’‘
Acceleration: 1/20 (MAX: 2/20)
Inverter: +1 πŸ’²400,000 19πŸ’‘
Max. speed: 70 km/h (MAX: 90 km/h)
Pneumatic signal bell: +10 km/h πŸ’²300,000 14πŸ’‘
Torque convertor: +10 km/h πŸ’²250,000 11πŸ’‘
Research points: 60 πŸ’‘ (MAX: 147 πŸ’‘)
Purchase price: πŸ’²1,500,000 (MAX:πŸ’²3,250,000)
Selling price: πŸ’²1,050,000 (MAX:πŸ’²2,275,000)
Requirements: Neptune + V-12 + Davis coupling + Refrigerating compressor
OR
Horus + Pneumatic signal bell + Hobble rails + Golom basin + Double spokes
Research: Inverter + Control shaft + Electric transmission + Pneumatic signal bell + Torque convertor + Muller transmission (77 πŸ’‘) Β» Poseidon

Hades (bonus engine)[]

Hades βœ¨πŸ‘₯
Era 4 Passenger bonus engine
Tractive force: 150 (MAX: 170)
Culcairn connector: +20 100πŸ’°
Reliability: 80% (MAX: 90%)
Chicane cooling: +10% 100πŸ’°
Acceleration: 6/20 (MAX: 10/20)
Promati JM compressor: +4 100πŸ’°
Max. speed: 150 km/h (MAX: 170 km/h)
Mayer ejector: +20 km/h 100πŸ’°
Purchase price: 2,500 πŸ’° (MAX:2,900πŸ’°)
Requirements: Bought with Gold or won with Competition or Lottery

Comparison of Engine Performance[]

Engine Slots Reliability Acceleration (/20) Speed km/h Tractive Force WSP WSP* Speed* Reliability*
Hermes 1 80% 16 280 95 26600 25713 271 96.67%
Hypnos 3 50% 2 90 220
(660)
19800
(59400)
18150
(54450)
83 91.67%
Hades 1 90% 10 230 170 39100 38448 226 98.33%

Notes
The values are for fully upgraded engines.
(Bracketed) values show the value for the train instead of the sortable values that are per train slot.
*Red values indicate averages based on an 8 hour servicing schedule (All values are rounded but Reliability is to 2)

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