As you can see. the NCR tried to Annex the Vegas and its surroundings and they're so serious'bout it. they even constructed Railroad systems protrounding from California, parralleling what used to be the I15 Highways, and also used the indentured prisoners as primary sources of labour, This railroad also saw Freight usage by the Quarry. in the game itself. the train doesn't changed much from 1950s, Boxcars still being used, the locomotive is exactly F-Unit. Questions 1. Who runs the Railraod System throughout the NCR? is it state owned (as in Europe, and other undeverloped countries), or private companies like the pre-war USA? 2. In the Fallout universe, were these events occur? - Class 1 Railroads tossed out Passenger train services to the governments (Long-route Passenger services given to the Federals, eventually became AMTRAK, Commuter services given to the States governments, later belongs to the State Authority of Mass Transit of each states, In California, commuter trains given by Class 1s (especially Southern Pacific) became Caltrain The reasons were because Class 1s can no longer compete with either Airlines or Private motoring, the two industries sprung up once the WW2 is over, and even worse. the Federal government prevented these Class 1s any attempts to run Highspeed Trains (and thus the World's first true HST is in Japan, the Shinkansen. and it's quite a pain that the Shinkansen looks VERY close to many American streamliners). - Southern Pacific merged by its big rival, Union Pacific in 1996. - Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe merged with Burlington Northern and became BNSF. 3. If Class 1 did indeed gave up its passenger services to the States, and Federals. Were these passenger services returned to Class 1s in the years leading to the Great War? as the oil shortage became a REAL crisis, private motoring were no longer feasible (and maybe even Airlinings). 4. Did nuclear powered train exists in Fallout universe? How did F-Units seen in the game ran? if by 2281 the Internal combustion engines became obsolette due to the access to petroleum were lost forever (By the end of Fallout2, the last Oil Rig, controlled by the Enclave. is destroyed by the Player character). is it Fission-powered or Fusion ones? And are those F units newly built locomotives or salvaged ? 5. The NCR backstory also said that it has a good network of Railroads ran throughout the republic (and effectively forced Caravans to work outside the Core region). Is it a salvage of Pre-war railway networks built by three Class 1s? or are these rail lines brandnew routes? 6. Is there any Real Life rail lines paralleling the I15 Highway all the way to the Vegas? if so - Is it ATSF lines? The Santa Fe did serve Vegas from the beginning, and there were another smaller Railroads that serves the Vegas too! - Does it goes through the Cajones Pass? 7. Is Barstow-Strong Express pre-war or post-war Railroads?