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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
The '''Pressurized Train''' is a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locomotive locomotive] type Rail Support Vehicle which used in convey people and cargo on worlds/planetoids which have hazardous environments.  There are variations of this style of commonly known as a train through out the [[Inner Sphere]]. Featured here in this article is tractor & trailer which are produced by Buda Imperial Vehicles in the [[Draconis Combine]]. Produced during the [[30th Century|Thirtieth Century]], the Buda's Pressurized Train would be recognized as being logical template to other companies trying design similar locomotive for dangerous places. Buda's trains were designed be economic and easy to maintain during terrible years of the [[Succession Wars Era|Succession Wars]], which provided many Combine worlds most need mass-transit system move cargo and people when other resources were scarce. Uniquely, Buda Imperial Vehicles designed their trains similarly to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspension_railway suspended monorails].<ref>''Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised'', p. 142 Pressurized Train - "Background in on the vehicle and it's components."</ref>
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The '''Pressurized Train''' is a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locomotive locomotive] type of [[Rail Support Vehicle]] which is used in conveying people and cargo on worlds/planetoids which have hazardous environments.  There are variations of this style vehicle, which is commonly known as a train through out the [[Inner Sphere]]. Featured here in this article is tractor & trailer which were produced by Buda Imperial Vehicles in the [[Draconis Combine]]. Produced during the [[30th Century|Thirtieth Century]], the Buda's Pressurized Train would be recognized as being logical template in which other companies trying design similar locomotive for dangerous places would come to. Buda's trains were designed be economic and easy to maintain during the terrible years of the [[Succession Wars Era|Succession Wars]], which provided many a Combine world with a most needed mass-transit system to move cargo and people when other resources were scarce. Uniquely, Buda Imperial Vehicles designed their trains similarly to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspension_railway suspended monorails].<ref>''Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised'', p. 142 Pressurized Train - "Background in on the vehicle and it's components."</ref>
  
 
== Equipment and Capabilities ==
 
== Equipment and Capabilities ==
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Revision as of 15:53, 23 November 2015

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Pressurized Train (Tractor)
Production information
Manufacturer Buda Imperial Vehicles
Use Mass Transit
Cargo Transport
Tech Base Inner Sphere (Advanced)
Chassis Type (Size) Rail (Medium)
Equipment Rating D/X-D-C
Introduced 2964[1]
Technical specifications
Mass 50 Tons
Cruise Speed 120 km/h
Flank Speed 180 km/h
Power Plant Electric (External)
Fuel (Type/Range) Unlimited
Armament None
Fitted Equipment Environmental Sealing
Mounted Searchlights
Armor BAR
Barrier Armor Rating (BAR) 7
Crew 2[2]



Pressurized Train (Trailer)
Production information
Manufacturer Buda Imperial Vehicles
Use Mass Transit
Cargo Transport
Tech Base Inner Sphere (Advanced)
Chassis Type (Size) Rail (Medium)
Equipment Rating D/X-D-C
Introduced 2964[3]
Technical specifications
Mass 50 Tons
Cruise Speed N/A
Flank Speed N/A
Power Plant Electric (External)
Fuel (Type/Range) Unlimited
Armament None
Fitted Equipment Environmental Sealing
Armor BAR
Barrier Armor Rating (BAR) 7
Crew None



Description

The Pressurized Train is a locomotive type of Rail Support Vehicle which is used in conveying people and cargo on worlds/planetoids which have hazardous environments. There are variations of this style vehicle, which is commonly known as a train through out the Inner Sphere. Featured here in this article is tractor & trailer which were produced by Buda Imperial Vehicles in the Draconis Combine. Produced during the Thirtieth Century, the Buda's Pressurized Train would be recognized as being logical template in which other companies trying design similar locomotive for dangerous places would come to. Buda's trains were designed be economic and easy to maintain during the terrible years of the Succession Wars, which provided many a Combine world with a most needed mass-transit system to move cargo and people when other resources were scarce. Uniquely, Buda Imperial Vehicles designed their trains similarly to suspended monorails.[4]

Equipment and Capabilities

A Pressurized Train's tractors (the engine) and its trailers are both designed with Environmental Sealing, giving the vehicles their unique ability to continue operate most environments. Each of vehicle's tractor and trailer's hulls were built 1.5 tons of BAR-7 rated commercial armor. The Tractor is electrically powered through external rails. Which effectively gives the train have unlimited range and allows it to move upwards to 180 kp/h.

Tractor's feature a single Mounted Searchlight to allow the engineer to better pilot vehicle at night.[5]


Cargo

While the tractor is not designed carry cargo, it's can hold 4.5 tons of cargo while the trailer can hold nearly 30 tons. Trailers come in variety types, from typical cargo hauler, liquid tanker, and passenger car among other capacities.

  • Tractor - 4.5 Tons
  • Trailer - 29 Tons

Design Notes

The Pressurized train's tractor has a External Power Pickup and Tractor Chassis Modifications, while trailer has Tractor and Trailer Chassis Modifications

Notes

  • The Pressurized Train featured in both Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex and the revised editions were not given a name. The original article from thee book mention that Buda Imperial Vehicle's version featured was essentially generic template for other renditions of the vehicle.
  • As of this writing, there is no listed Battle Value for either the Pressurized Train's tractor or trailer components.

References

  1. MUL Profile for the Pressurized Train (Tractor) - Introduction Date Only
  2. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 142 Pressurized Train - "Basic speed, crew requirements and other assorted info on the vehicle."
  3. MUL Profile for the Pressurized Train (Trailer) - Introduction Date Only
  4. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 142 Pressurized Train - "Background in on the vehicle and it's components."
  5. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 142 Pressurized Train - "Stats and abilities of the train."

Bibliography