Titan Train

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A Titan Train is an ECKS BAWKS HUEG freight train used to, as you can guess by its name, ferry parts used for the construction of Imperial Titans. These are multi-kilometre long mega-trains with transport cars big enough to literally house multiple Baneblades, let alone Titans. Seriously, the locomotive engine itself is already over in excess of a 100 meters if calc'ed correctly and you cross several cars just as long, you are easily crossing a length of over a 1km bare minimum. 'Tis a big train indeed.

  • Length: 0.8-3km; approx
  • Weight: 0.7-1.2 megatonnes; approx
  • Crew: 10,000-15,000 crew; approx
  • Max Speed: 300-400kph; approx

Overview[edit]

As they are used to ferry literal Titans around an Imperial World, Titan Trains are an incredibly important logistical vehicle for the Adeptus Mechanicus, so crucial that they are basically a critical infrastructure all by itself.

Due to its immense size and several decks-worth of space, a Titan Train is actually pretty versatile, able to ferry more than just Titan parts, but other goods and services as well, essentially turning it into a Heavy Transport ship on tracks. Combined with its fast speed and you essentially get a vehicle that could ship large bulks of materials to neighbouring megalopolis in a very cheap and efficient manner. Due to this, Titan Trains are also an important logistical vehicle for Hiveworlds.

The only downside is well...It's a train and they can't really go anywhere without track. Destroy the tracks and you restrict where the train can go, making it quite fragile for a vehicle of such size.

Despite making its official debut in the new Necromunda: Hired Gun game, this isn't technically the first time you see such a train. Funnily enough, its sheer size and high speeds attracted the Orks in Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine to turn this thing into a Locomotive Battering Ram.

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