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Railroads are the different lines of track each engine operates on. As only one train can operate on a line of track, a train needs to "own" or "buy" purchased lines. This connection of lines is called a railroad. Only one train can operate on each railroad.

Here is a image showcasing many different railroads. Note that the white lines are lines not "owned" by any railroad, but have been purchased by the Mango Railroads.

Why Not One Railroad? (Tips and Mythbusting)

Well, you might think one railroad is better to service the whole world. It saves money and time, right? Well, in truth, that's not the case. You want the most railroads as possible to gain the most profit. Since only one train can operate on one railroad, you need the most trains, which means the most railroads. This also means railroads need to be relatively small. For early trains, 4-7 cities being operated on is ideal. But for special trains, Standard trains, and Freighter trains, 5-9 cities are better.


Each railroad can have a number of customizations. One is how each railroad can have a different line colour, viewed via map. You can change the colour by tapping on the "train" bar when the train is in a station, then changing the line colour. Another customization is the railroad's name. You can also can change a train's name via train bar to anything you would like!

Starting Railroads

To start a railroad, a player needs an firsts engine of train to start. Note that if you want to replace an old engine saving a possible 30,000 coins, tap on the "train" bar and tap "replace engine". This will replace the engine if you already have an engine in your yard at only a 5,000 coin cost, while still keeping your "owned" lines. After the engine has been aqcuired, the cost of starting the railroad depends on how many railroads you already operate. The more railroads that are operating in your train company, the more it will cost to start a new railroad. Finally, the railroad needs to "buy" lines, which depends on the length and amount of lines that the train will operate on.