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Era 4 has 6 engines and a bonus engine.

Engines here are set between 1940-1960.

Research, Era 4

Era 4 Research Tree

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.

Cargo EnginesEdit

ApolloEdit

Main article: Apollo
MOIRA
The Apollo
Era 4 Traction giant
DE: Apollon; PT: Moira
Tractive Force: 11 (max: 13)
Upgrade: Pressure intensifier: +1, $100,000, 15 RP
Reliability: 30% (max: 50%)
Upgrade: Hydraulic buffer: +20%, $80,000, 7 RP
Acceleration: 1/20 (max: 2/20)
Upgrade: Load shock absorber: +1, $125,000, 8 RP
Speed: 70 km/h (max: 85 km/h)
Upgrade: Structure amplifier: +5 km/h, $50,000, 9 RP
Upgrade: Flange oilers: +10 km/h, $90,000, 7 RP

Purchase Cost: $500,000 (max: $1,020,000 )
Research Cost: 40 RP (max: 86 RP)
Prerequisites: none
Enables: Hermes with Pressure intensifier + Hydraulic buffer (22 RP)
AND
Neptune with Load shock absorber + Structure amplifier + Flange oilers (24 RP)
Sell price: $350,000 (max: $714,000)

AresEdit

Main article: Ares
ARES
The Ares
Era 4 Marathoner
DE: Ares; PT: Ares
Tractive Force: 7 (max: 8)
Upgrade: Friction shock absorber: +1, $120,000, 15 RP
Reliability: 75% (max: 95%)
Upgrade: Pneumatic signal bell: +10%, $50,000, 7 RP
Upgrade: Gear coupling: +10%, $50,000, 7 RP
Acceleration: 5/20 (max: 8/20)
Upgrade: 5KW alternator: +3, $35,000, 6 RP
Speed: 120 km/h (max: 140 km/h)
Upgrade: Central lubrication: +20 km/h, $110,000, 16 RP

Purchase Cost: $300,000 (max: $665,000 )
Research Cost: 30 RP (max: 81 RP)
Prerequisites: None
Enables: Neptune with Central lubrication + Pneumatic signal bell + Gear coupling (30 RP)
AND
Horus with 5KW alternator + Friction shock absorber (21 RP)
Sell price: $210,000 (max: $465,500)

NeptuneEdit

Main article: Neptune
Neptune
The Neptune
Era 4 Long-haul engine
DE: Neptun; PT: Mondego
Tractive Force: 9 (max: 10)
Upgrade: Core bearing: +1, $100,000, 18 RP
Reliability: 40% (max: 70%)
Upgrade: Davis coupling: +10%, $40,000, 7 RP
Upgrade: Refrigerating compressor: +20%, $60,000, 10 RP
Acceleration: 1/20 (max: 2/20)
Upgrade: Truman wheel: +1, $150,000, 18 RP
Speed: 220 km/h (max: 260 km/h)
Upgrade: V-12: +30 km/h, $100,000, 12 RP
Upgrade: Control Shaft: +10 km/h, $35,000, 5 RP

Purchase Cost: $600,000 (max: $1,085,000 )
Research Cost: 55 RP (max: 125 RP)
Prerequisites: Ares + Central lubrication + Pneumatic signal bell + Gear coupling
OR
Apollo + Structure amplifier + Hydraulic buffer + Wheel set axle
Enables: Thor with Truman wheel + Core bearing (36 RP)
AND
Hypnos with V-12 + Davis coupling + Refrigerating compressor (29 RP)
Sell price: $420,000 (max: $759,500)

HorusEdit

Main article: Horus
JOANINHA
The Horus
Era 4 Short-haul engine
DE: Horus; PT: Joaninha
Tractive Force: 8 (max: 10)
Upgrade: Golom basin: +1, $110,000, 15 RP
Upgrade: Double spokes: +1, $100,000, 13 RP
Reliability: 50% (max: 70%)
Upgrade: Pneumatic signal bell: +20%, $75,000, 12 RP
Acceleration: 15/20 (max: 20/20)
Upgrade: Traction motor: +3, $20,000, 4 RP
Upgrade: Stator: +2, $10,000, 2 RP
Speed: 100 km/h (max: 115 km/h)
Upgrade: Hobble rails: +15 km/h, $90,000, 13 RP

Purchase Cost: $600,000 (max: $1,005,000 )
Research Cost: 40 RP (max: 99 RP)
Prerequisites: Ares + 5KW alternator + Friction shock absorber
Enables: Hypnos with Pneumatic signal bell + Hobble rails + Golom basin + Double spokes (53 RP)
Sell price: $420,000 (max: $703,500)

ThorEdit

Main article: Thor
TROVÃO
The Thor
Era 4 Sprinter
DE: Thor; PT: Trovão
Tractive Force: 6 (max: 8)
Upgrade: Vibration damper: +2, $250,000, 30 RP
Reliability: 35% (max: 60%)
Upgrade: Inverter: +15%, $100,000, 12 RP
Upgrade: Hydro transmission: +10%, $60,000, 8 RP
Acceleration: 10/20 (max: 17/20)
Upgrade: Wad connector: +2, $20,000, 3 RP
Upgrade: Hydraulics mounting: +5, $30,000, 4 RP
Speed: 170 km/h (max: 210 km/h)
Upgrade: Standard link: +25 km/h, $150,000, 16 RP
Upgrade: HTC truck: +15 km/h, $90,000, 9 RP

Purchase Cost: $750,000 (max: $1,450,000 )
Research Cost: 60 RP (max: 142 RP)
Prerequisites: Neptune + Truman wheel Core bearing
OR
Hermes + Load shock absorber + Inverter + Shaw bumper + Pneumatic signal bell + Improved insulation
Enables: Poseidon with Vibration damper + Standard link + HTC truck (55 RP)
Sell price: $525,000 (max: $1,015,000)

PoseidonEdit

Main article: Poseidon
Poseidon
The Poseidon
Era 4 multi-slot engine
DE: Poseidon; PT: Flecha
Tractive Force: 23 (max: 27)
Upgrade: Transmission housing: +1, $110,000, 7 RP
Upgrade: Traction motor: +3, $300,000, 19 RP
Reliability: 60% (max: 80%)
Upgrade: Alternator: +10%, $100,000, 8 RP
Upgrade: Bullgear: +10%, $100,000, 8 RP
Acceleration: 6/20 (max: 10/20)
Upgrade: Sound reduction: +2, $80,000, 7 RP
Upgrade: A-bearing: +2, $50,000, 5 RP
Speed: 140 km/h (max: 170 km/h)
Upgrade: Alternator: +20 km/h, $220,000, 15 RP
Upgrade: Shaw bumper: +10 km/h, $150,000, 11 RP

Purchase Cost: $2,000,000 (max: $3,110,000 )
Research Cost: 65 RP (max: 145 RP)
Spaces in EH: 3
Prerequisites: Thor + Vibration damper + Standard link + HTC truck
OR
Hypnos + Inverter + Control shaft + Electric transmission + Pneumatic signal bell + Torque converter + Muller transmission
Enables: Coupling with Transmission housing + Traction motor + Alternator + Shaw bumper + Alternator + Bullgear + Sound reduction + A-bearing (80 RP)
Sell price: $1,400,000 (max: $2,177,000)

Zeus (bonus engine)Edit

Main article: Zeus
Zeus small
The Zeus
Era 4
PT: Zéfirus
Tractive Force: 10 (max: 11)
Upgrade: Fighterlukas bell apparatus: +1, 100  Gold
Reliability: 80% (max: 90%)
Upgrade: Robert bumper: +10%, 100  Gold
Acceleration: 7/20 (max: 12/20)
Upgrade: Kawa transmission: +5, 100  Gold
Speed: 150 km/h (max: 170 km/h)
Upgrade: Andreas Welsch pump: +20 km/h, 100  Gold

Purchase Cost: 2,500 Gold (max: 2,900 Gold)
Prerequisites: bonus

Era 5 - CouplingEdit

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 PerformanceEdit

Engine Reliability Acceleration (/20) WSP Speed km/h Tractive Force Slots Reliability* WSP* Speed km/h*
Apollo 70% 6 900 100 9 1 95% 855 95
Ares 90% 19 960 160 6 1 98.33% 944 157
Neptune 80% 11 960 120 8 1 96.67% 928 116
Horus 70% 4 1100 110 10 1 95% 1045 105
Thor 75% 15 1200 150 8 1 95.83% 1150 144
Poseidon 80% 10 1530
(4590)
170 9
(27)
3 96.67% 1479
(4437)
164
Zeus 75% 10 1350 150 9 1 95.83% 1294 144

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 EnginesEdit

HermesEdit

Main article: Hermes
Hermes
The Hermes
Era 4 Passenger train
Tractive Force: 75 (max: 95)
Upgrade: Hydraulics mounting: +10, $100,000, 14 RP
Upgrade: Pressure intensifier: +10, $100,000, 13 RP
Reliability: 60% (max: 80%)
Upgrade: Shaw bumper: +10%, $50,000, 8 RP
Upgrade: Pneumatic signal bell: +10%, $50,000, 8 RP
Acceleration: 10/20 (max: 16/20)
Upgrade: Improved insulation: +6, $40,000, 6 RP
Speed: 240 km/h (max: 280 km/h)
Upgrade: Load shock absorber: +20 km/h, $75,000, 10 RP
Upgrade: Inverter: +20 km/h, $60,000, 8 RP

Purchase Cost: $600,000 (max: $1,075,000 )
Research Cost: 50 RP (max: 117 RP)
Prerequisites: Apollo + Pressure intensifier + Flange Oilers + Load shock absorbers
Enables: Thor with Load shock absorber + Inverter + Shaw bumper + Pneumatic signal bell + Improved insulation (40 RP)
Sell price: $420,000 (max: $752,500)

HypnosEdit

Main article: Hypnos
Hypnos
The Hypnos
Era 4 Multi-slot passenger train
Tractive Force: 570 (max: 660)
Upgrade: Muller transmission: +50, $250,000, 12 RP
Upgrade: Florian coupling: +40, $150,000, 10 RP
Reliability: 20% (max: 50%)
Upgrade: Control shaft: +15%, $200,000, 11 RP
Upgrade: Electric transmission: +15%, $200,000, 10 RP
Acceleration: 1/20 (max: 2/20)
Upgrade: Inverter: +1, $400,000, 19 RP
Speed: 70 km/h (max: 90 km/h)
Upgrade: Pneumatic signal bell: +10 km/h, $300,000, 14 RP
Upgrade: Torque convertor: +10 km/h, $250,000, 11 RP

Purchase Cost: $1,500,000 (max: $3,250,000 )
Research Cost: 60 RP (max: 147 RP)
Spaces in EH: 3
Prerequisites: Neptune + V-12 + Davis coupling + Refrigerating compressor
OR
Horus + Pneumatic signal bell + Hobble rails + Golom basin + Double spokes
Enables: Poseidon with Inverter + Control shaft + Electric transmission + Pneumatic signal bell + Torque convertor + Muller transmission (77 RP)
Sell price: $1,050,000 (max: $2,275,000)

Hades (bonus engine)Edit

Main article: Hades
Hades small
The Hades
Era 4
Tractive Force: 150 (max: 170)
Upgrade: Culcairn connector: +20, 100  Gold
Reliability: 80% (max: 90%)
Upgrade: Chicane cooling: +10%, 100  Gold
Acceleration: 6/20 (max: 10/20)
Upgrade: Promati JM compressor: +4, 100  Gold
Speed: 150 km/h (max: 170 km/h)
Upgrade: Mayer ejector: +20 km/h, 100  Gold

Purchase Cost: 2500 Gold (max: 2,900 Gold)
Prerequisites: bonus

Comparison of Engine PerformanceEdit

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

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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