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Q: What are the freight trains?

A: There are 5 Freight trains, shown above. They are used to bring you high demand products from outside markets to use in your facilities. They can also help you work your friends facilites faster.


Some trains and cars, in the store, are purely for decoration. Decorative ones do not bring you any products and do not help with working your friends facilites.

All Trains are in the *Trains/Ships* section of the Store.

Important: Train locomotives and long cars count towards your facility limit per farm, so if you have a lot of facilities on a farm you may need to put them on a farm with less facilities or on a farm without facilities on it, whichever you prefer. Count one for each locomotive and one for each Long car. The Facility Limit is between 350 and 400 per farm. However, that amount can also be affected by how much production you have in those facilities that have not been stored. If you see a message telling you that you have too many facilities on a farm, the first thing we suggest is to store all production from those facilities then refresh farm and see if the message goes away. If it does then do not add any more facilities to that farm and remember to store regularly. If it comes back, store all production and move some facilities to another farm.




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How do i use the trains?

1. First you must purchase the Standard Freight Locomotive from the trains section of the store.

These are the 5 Locomotives along with the time that they take to make a trip and return home without Boosting them, also referred to as Accelerating a train, which will be explained in a post later in this Chapter.

The time the trains will take to make their journey were reduced by one day in March 2020. The new times are in the picture below.


2. Then you must purchase at least one of the following train cars - Cost 35 Farmcash Each
  • Long Bulkhead Car
  • Long Cattle Car
  • Long Container Car
  • Long Gondola Car
  • Long Hopper Car
  • Long Lumber Car
  • Long One-Door Boxcar
  • Long Refrigerated Car
  • Long Sliding-Door Car
  • Long Tank Car
  • Long Two-Door Boxcar
  • Long Well Car
  • Long Quarry Car
  • Long Tree Products Car
  • Long Crops Car
  • Long Flowers Car
  • Long Logs Car
  • Long Fish Car
  • Long Animal Products Car

To prepare your train for dispatch you need to have at least one Long Freight Car coupled to the Freight Locomotive.
Using the Yellow Edit Hand in your tool box

Place the Long Freight Car right behind the BACK end of Locomotive (NOT the front) without any space between them. When you mouse over the Locomotive, All Freight Cars (including short and long cars) correctly coupled together will be highlighted. As shown in the image below.
NOTE: Connecting the engines and cars is much more successful if you do NOT use the Freestyle Farm Designers to connect them. The green and purple ones allow overlapping of items and this can cause a problem if you unintentionally do that with the trains and cars, as they can appear connected but may not be.




In order to buy a faster train, you must buy them in order. So to buy the Enhanced Freight Locomotive you must first own the Standard Freight Locomotive. To buy the Supreme Freight Locomotive you must own the Enhanced Freight Locomotive and so on.

With the faster locomotives it can sometime be difficult to know which end is the front or back of the locomotive. You need to attach the cars to the back of the locomotive. If you have problems with the train not connecting and the cars are all aligned it may be that the locomotive is just the wrong way around so try either :
  • rotating the engine 180 degrees so it faces the other way
  • OR leave it in the rotation it is in and just move the engine to the other end of the cars
With the cars it is not important which way around they are as long as they are connected.


This picture shows you which end of the locomotive to attach the cars to, indicated with the arrows. If you're not sure which orientation you picked just click on the locomotive and select "Rotate" from the menu and you will get the options again.




3. To manage your train click on the Locomotive and select 'Show Train Details'. The Long Freight Cars that are correctly coupled to your Locomotive will be highlighted in white. The ones that you don't own or that are not correctly coupled will be dimmed out.

The example below shows 5 correctly coupled freight cars, and 3 that are either not connected correctly or not on that train. The scroll bar to the right lets you scroll through the list.

The list also shows you how many coins each car will cost when dispatched on that particular train, how many markets it will go to and how long that will take without boosting the train. The costs, amount of markets and times vary depending on which locomotive is on the train.


4. To dispatch your train click the 'Dispatch Train' button. Only the Long Cars correctly coupled to your train will be dispatched to carry goods.


When you Dispatch your train you will see a brief feedback in white lettering telling you of the coins and fuel spent. This is an example of the notification. Your coin and fuel amounts may be different depending on which locomotive is on the train and how many Long Cars are on the train.

Once you dispatch a train it will be locked and will appear semi-transparent in your farm until it returns. You can NOT move the train or any of it's cars while it is dispatched.




There is a preference option to disable the transparency of the trains. Click on the Preferences Icon top right of your game screen and remove the check mark for Transparent Dispatched Train. You can enable and disable this any time you wish.



You can have a total of 10 trains dispatched at any given time, two with Standard Locomotives, two with new Enhanced Locomotives, two with Supreme Freight Locomotives, two with Ultimate Freight Locomotives, and two with Turbo Freight Locomotives.

The Requirement to buy the 2nd set of trains is that you must own ALL of the 1st set of locomotives and then a 2nd Standard Locomotive. Then you must buy the rest of the 2nd set of locomotives in order. So the 2nd Enhanced before you can buy the Second Supreme, the 2nd Supreme before you can buy the 2nd Ultimate and so on.

IMPORTANT: If you are not going to use the slower trains when you have purchased a faster one. Do NOT sell any of them! The game needs to see which trains you own in order for you to buy the faster trains or a second set. If a locomotive is in your Item Storage instead of on a farm the game can NOT see which ones you own and it will not reflect that if you use the question mark in the store to query how many of which ones you already own. Check your Item storage and your farms BEFORE you purchase any more.


There is now a Train Manager tool in your Toolbox, which allows you to unload, dispatch and boost all of your trains on all of your farms from any of your farms. You can also Boost (Accelerate) your friends trains from there. Full details about it are explained later in this Chapter.





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What can i get from the trains?

The cost and the fuel used for each of the Long Cars attached to each of the locomotives differs depending on the locomotive on the train.

To give you an idea, we just listing the range of costs of dispatching the cheapest and the most expensive Long Cars.
  • The Long Animal Products car can range from 18,048 to 22,560 coins.
  • The Long Quarry car can range between 21,142,656 and 26,428,320 coins.

For more details on the costs you can check this for yourself, per train, once you have a train on your farm and have correctly connected at least one Long Car to it. That information is in the Freight Cars section. Any cars not attached to the train are greyed out but you should still be able to make out the container names and coin amounts should you want to check the cost before you purchase a different Long Car for that train. Remember the cost will be different for each car depending on which locomotive is being used.

The Fuel needed to dispatch each train ranges between 288 and 360 Fuel PER Long Car on the train.

As of March 2020 you can earn a Mayor Bonus to increase the products a train will bring IF when unloading a train, you have at least 3 trains with 10 long freight cars on each of them, that are dispatched or ready to unload. You will earn an extra bonus of 80% of the products delivered by that train. When you earn the Mayor Bonus it will apply to any of your trains, not just those with 10 long freight cars. The Mayor Bonus is explained in more detail in the Train Manager post later in this Chapter.




The following amounts are what a Long Car will bring WITHOUT the Mayor Bonus:


Long Bulkhead Car
  • 4320 x Copper Sheet
  • 8640 x Stainless Steel Sheet
  • 8640 x Aluminum Sheet
  • 3600 x Carbon Steel Sheet
  • 3600 x Brass Sheet
  • 2880 x Fiberglass Sheet
  • 1440 x Plywood Sheet



Long Cattle Car
  • 65 x Cows
  • 65 x Goats
  • 65 x Hens
  • 65 x Turkeys
  • 65 x Horses



Long Container Car
  • 7200 x Plastic Granules
  • 3240 x Rubber Sheets
  • 9000 x Flat Glass Sheets
  • 1800 x Mirror Glass Sheets
  • 7500 x Polyester Fibre
  • 360 x Nylon Roll



Long Gondola Car
  • 7560 x Sugar
  • 8400 x Honey Jar
  • 4200 x Beeswax
  • 1080 x Yellow Mustard



Long Hopper Car
  • 16920 x Pile of Silver Nuggets
  • 6480 x Pile of Gold Nuggets
  • 7200 x Pile of Raw Diamonds
  • 24000 x Salt
  • 7920 x Clay Block
  • 53280 x Quartz Rock
  • 9360 x Soda Crystals



Long Lumber Car
  • 4320 x Pine Lumber Pile
  • 4320 x Oak Lumber Pile
  • 4320 x Maple Lumber Pile
  • 2160 x Ebony Lumber Pile
  • 2160 x Teak Lumber Pile



Long One-Door Boxcar
  • 10800 x Flour
  • 1800 x Corn Flour
  • 5760 x Ground Coffee
  • 2400 x Chili Powder



Long Refrigerated Car
  • 3600 x Cheese
  • 3000 x Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 2160 x Shrimp Container
  • 1440 x Scallop Container
  • 1440 x Oyster Container
  • 7200 x Pearl Oyster Container
  • 1440 x Bacon
  • 3000 x Tomato Juice
  • 3000 x Lemon Juice



Long Sliding-Door Car
  • 1800 x Cotton Textile Roll
  • 2340 x Sheep Textile Roll
  • 2340 x Llama Textile Roll
  • 2340 x Silk Textile Roll
  • 2160 x Canvas Textile Roll
  • 2340 x Polyester Textile Roll
  • 1620 x Felt Roll
  • 720 x Velvet Textile Roll
  • 3600 x Linen Yarn
  • 7200 x Linen Rope



Long Tank Car
  • 960 x Crude Oil Barrels
  • 780 x Petrochemical Barrels
  • 10080 x Red Ink
  • 10080 x Yellow Ink
  • 10080 x Blue Ink
  • 10080 x Black Ink
  • 3000 x FarmTown Beer
  • 3600 x Cola
  • 3150 x Apple Cider Vinegar



Two-Door Boxcar
  • 7200 x Orange Pigment
  • 7200 x Beige Pigment
  • 7200 x Black Pigment
  • 7200 x Red Pigment
  • 2160 x Card stock
  • 2520x Paper Roll



Long Well Car
  • 2700 x Bread
  • 9000 x Burger Bread
  • 1320 x Cinnamon Bundle
  • 3600 x Olive Oil
  • 14400 x Chocolate Liquor



Long Quarry Car
  • 491400 x Iron Ore
  • 245700 x Copper Ore
  • 48240 x Chromite Ore
  • 21600 x Graphite Ore
  • 554400 x Aluminum Ore
  • 64800 x Zinc Ore
  • 9360 x Kaolin Clay Rock
  • 216000 x Limestone Rock
  • 5040 x Amber Rock
  • 5040 x Turquoise Rock
  • 8640 x Marble Rock



Long Tree Products Car
  • 1358 x Peaches
  • 2038 x Walnuts
  • 1697 x Oranges
  • 1697 x Apples
  • 1697 x Lemons
  • 2038 x Olives
  • 1019 x Mangoes
  • 1019 x Cherries
  • 1358 x Bananas
  • 2038 x Silk Worms
  • 2038 x Latex
  • 2038 x Cork
  • 2038 x Arabic Gum



Long Crops Car
  • 1528 x Wheat
  • 1528 x Tomatoes
  • 1019 x Cotton
  • 1528 x Rice
  • 1019 x Corn
  • 1019 x Onions
  • 2038 x Soybean
  • 1019 x Sunflowers
  • 2038 x Flax
  • 2038 x Sugarcane



Long Flowers Car
  • 1528 x Glads
  • 1528 x Tulips
  • 1528 x Purple Orchid
  • 1528 x Violets
  • 1528 x Iris
  • 1528 x Yellow Lilies
  • 1528 x Marigold
  • 1528 x Rose
  • 1528 x Pink Rose
  • 1528 x White Rose



Long Logs Car
  • 2340 x Bamboo log pile
  • 1170 x Cinnamon log pile
  • 1170 x Cedar log pile
  • 2340 x Pine log pile
  • 2340 x Oak log pile
  • 2340 x Maple log pile
  • 2340 x Ebony log pile
  • 2340 x Teak log pile



Long Fish Car
  • 137 x Salmon
  • 87 x Tuna
  • 87 x Lobster
  • 87 Squid
  • 87 x Cod
  • 87 x Grouper
  • 2340 x Crab
  • 4680 x Catfish
  • 4680 x Tilapia
  • 2340 x Octopus



Long Animal Products Car
  • 208 x Cow milk
  • 145 x Hen Eggs
  • 145 x Turkey Feathers
  • 208 x Horsehair
  • 104 x Sheep wool
  • 104 x Llama wool
  • 104 x White Rabbit Fleece





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How do i collect produce delivered by the trains?

A: To check the progress of your train click on the 'Train Status' tab.




For each car you will see how many units are being carried and how many are pending to load. The progress bar indicates the progress of the train across all the markets. The scroll bar to the right allows you to scroll through the list.

The Train Status section of each train is the only place you can check the amount of products your train is carrying at any given time. This can also be accessed via the Train Manager.




As soon as the train has visited all the markets and returns to your farm, the Unload Train button in the Train Status section will no longer be greyed out and will be blue. Then you can click the 'Unload Train' button to move all products to your Storage.





It's at this point, when the train is unloaded and BEFORE you dispatch the train, that you can add, remove any cars on the train, or move the train and or cars to another location or farm.
Remember if you make alterations to your trains you need to check that all the cars are connected correctly before you dispatch it again.




Another way to check how long until your trains are back and ready to be dispatched is to use the "Show Times" Tool in the Toolbox.

Click on the Tool and the click on the "Trains" tab. It will show you all your trains and which farms they are on.

If there is a green check mark, that train has returned home and is ready for you to unload it and dispatch it again.

If there is a time showing, that is how long until it returns home. If you hover over the time and the train can still be boosted, it will tell you that.



There is now a Train Manager in your Toolbox, which allows you to unload, dispatch and boost all of your trains on all of your farms from any of your farms. You can also Boost (Accelerate) your friends trains from there. Full details about it are explained later in this Chapter.





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What does the Boost Train! button do?

The Boost Train button allows you to send requests to your friends to accelerate your train to help speed up it's delivery.

You may send one request per friend. Requests can be sent every 8 hours.

They will be able to find the Request when they look in the My Requests tab at the to of the game screen.


To Boost a Train:
  1. Click on the train and select "Show Train Details".
  2. Click on the Train Status tab.
  3. Click on the Boost Train! button at the top left.





The benefits for the train boost are as follows.
  • Each friend that accepts a Train Boost will advance your train.

  • The advance that your train receive in one trip from all your friends combined can not exceed a full 24 hour day. Although some trains will require more boosts than others the end result is still the same, when fully boosted. The amount of boosts needed to boost each train changed when the Train Manager was released, which will be explained later in this Chapter. The new boost amounts are as follows:
    • Standard Locomotive - 10 boosts
    • Enhanced Locomotive - 12 boosts
    • Supreme Locomotive - 12 boosts
    • Ultimate Locomotive - 13 boosts
    • Turbo Locomotive - 14 boosts

  • The benefits that friends receive by advancing your train are between 1% and 3% of all the products being carried by the train.


The Train Manager where you can manage all your trains on all your farms from one place, is in your Toolbox. This allows you to unload, dispatch and boost all of your trains on all of your farms from any of your farms. You can also Boost (Accelerate) your friends trains from there. Full details about it are explained later in this Chapter.





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Can i have more than 1 train or car?


Yes, you may have 2 of each of the Locomotives, making 10 trains in total.
However you can NOT have 2 of the same Locomotives on the same farm.


You can have 5 trains on a single farm at the same time as long as each of those trains has a different Locomotive.
The other set of trains would have to be on another farm.
You could have 1 train on 10 separate farms if you want.

IMPORTANT: ONLY 1 Long Car of each type per train!
If you wanted another of the same Long Cars you would have to put that on a different train that did not already have that Long Car on it. If you had 2 of the same Long Cars on one train the second one would be treated as a decoration, will not carry any products and will not count towards the criteria for trains helping with Facility Work.

You can put as many of the decorative coin cars on the trains as you want. These coin cars do NOT count towards Trains helping with Facility Work.

Trains helping with Facility Work is explained in How does the train help with facility work? which is explained later in the next post.





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How does the train help with facility work?


Dispatched Trains with Long Cars attached to them, help you with your friends facility work.

How much of that work depends on how many trains you have with how many Long Cars attached to them.

The Trains and Long Cars need to be on a farm, not in storage, and they have to be dispatched.
If you unload them and forget to dispatch them again, your ability to be able to work friends facilities faster will be reduced again.

The Long Cars cost Farm Cash and only the Standard Locomotives cost coins.


Without the trains:

The Mayor will work 50% of your friends facilities for free, but you have to go to every farm and work every facility individually until the mayor takes over and does his 50%.


When you own at least one train with a Long Car attached and it's dispatched:

Each Long Car you have, on a dispatched train, the mayor will work another 5% of the facilities for you. Note: the Long Cars must be different ones. You can not have two of the same Long Car on the same train.


If you have 1 train dispatched with 10 Long Cars attached, the mayor will complete all the work on the farm you are on and you only have to go to each farm that has facilities on it.


If you have 2 trains dispatched with 10 Long Cars on each train the Mayor will complete all facilities on all farms for you without you needing to navigate to each farm.


Important: The coin train cars are decoration ONLY and do not count towards helping with your friends facility work.





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How do i get my train to go round a corner?

You can make your train to go round a corner by using one of the coin decorative cars that has 6 views.


This what we mean by 6 views. The top 2 pictures of coin cars have six ways those cars can be rotated. The bottom picture shows a car that can only be rotated in 2 ways:
The decorative coin cars that can be used in horizontal and vertical to make your train turn a corner are:
  • Container Car
  • One-Door Boxcar
  • Two-Door Boxcar
  • Sliding-Door Car
  • Refrigerated Car
  • Tank Car
  • Hopper Car
  • Well Car
  • Gondola Car
  • Lumber Car
  • Bulkhead Car
  • Cattle Car
  • Red Passenger Wagon
  • Green Passenger Wagon
  • Modern Passenger Wagon

Make sure you use the correct car depending on which way the train is turning, if one doesn't work, try the other one

The following decorative coin cars can NOT be used to make a train turn a corner as they don't have the correct rotations:
Loaded Hopper Car
Empty Hopper Car
Caboose
Circus Wagon

Using the Yellow Edit Hand in your tool box, place that car ON the corner, and then add the Long Cars to either end, as the image shows below. You may have to experiment a little in placing the cars so as all the cars are on the tracks, but it can be done

When you are done, make sure ALL the cars highlight by mousing over the engine.







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What is the Train Manager?

The Train Manager is a new tool is located in your Tool box, released 18th March 2020.
  • It allows you to Unload, Dispatch and Boost all of your trains that have long cars attached, without needing to go to each of the farms where the trains are located.
  • It shows you information about each train like where each train is located, how many times it has been boosted and how long until it will return.
  • You can Boost (accelerate) your friends trains from here instead of going to the My Requests tab.

The amount of boosts needed to boost each train also changed when this was released. Although some will require more boosts than others the result is still the same. A train can only be boosted by 24 hours. This was unintentional but made it easier to implement. This may be changed again, in the future. The new boost amounts are as follows:
  • Standard Locomotive - 10 boosts
  • Enhanced Locomotive - 12 boosts
  • Supreme Locomotive - 12 boosts
  • Ultimate Locomotive - 13 boosts
  • Turbo Locomotive - 14 boosts

Trains carrying products still need to be placed on your farms. You still have to manually add long cars to them and ensure they are connected right if you make any alterations to them, before you dispatch them again. Remember, the 2 trains that help with facility work must have the 10 cars connected correctly and they must be dispatched for you to get that benefit.


IMPORTANT: If a locomotive is in your Item Storage instead of on a farm the game can NOT see which ones you own and it will not reflect that if you use the question mark in the store to query how many of which ones you already own. If you do not have all of the trains and may have upgraded the ones you are currently using the faster locomotives and then decide to add long cars to another locomotive, you will have to find where that locomotive is on your farm or in your Item Storage BEFORE you buy consider buying another locomotive.




How to use the Train Manager:

The Train Manager tool is in your Tool box in the far left column. The icon looks like this, if you mouseover the icon it will also tell you what it is:
You can place the Train Manager in your game bar using Shortcuts, if you wish, to use it when you are at market or another persons farm.



Click on the Train Manager icon in the toolbox to open it a window will open called My Train Manager.

The Train Manger has 2 sections:
  • My Trains
  • Boost Others Trains


To manage your own Trains:

1. Make sure you are in the My Trains section. Here is an example of the My Trains section selected. If the tab is not orange, click on it to turn it orange.


You will see all of your trains on all of your farms that have long cars attached to them.

It will not show you any trains that do not have long cars attached as they do not carry any products, so do not need to be unloaded, dispatched or boosted.


This is an example of what you could see, but it will be your trains on your farms:



Top right of the window you will see an AZ icon which will allow you to change how you view your trains in the Train Manager. You can set it to:
  • By Farm: This lists your trains in Farm order
  • By Locomotive: This shows your trains by locomotive type.




For each train, in the Train Manager, you will be able to see the status of the train and how many times each of the trains was boosted. In the above example you can see:
  • Enhanced on F4 was boosted 6 of 12 times and will return in 4 days.
  • Turbo on F6 was boosted 8 of 14 times and will return in 1 day 2 hours.
  • Ultimate on F6 has only been boosted 6 out of 13 times and will return in 2 days.
  • Supreme on F6 was boosted 12 of 12 times and will return in 3 days.
  • Enhanced on F6 was boosted 7 of 12 times and will return in 4 days
  • Standard on F10 has Arrived and is ready to be Unloaded.

In the example, the Enhanced on F4, Turbo On F6, Ultimate on F6 and Enhanced on F6 can still be boosted but the Supreme on F6 can not be boosted, as it's already had the maximum amount of boosts. The Standard is back from it's trip so it will need unloading and then dispatching before it can be boosted.

Any trains that can not be boosted will have a greyed out Boost button. If you were to click the Boost button while it is greyed out it will show you a pop up with more information. This is an example of one for a train already boosted to the maximum:



If you mouseover each train in each box, an Open button will appear. Example:



Clicking the Open button will give you access to the Freight Cars and Train Status Tabs so you can check the cost in coins for dispatching each of the Long Cars, what Long Cars are on your train and it's progress through the markets.


2. When a train has returned and is ready to unload you will see an Arrived message and a blue Unload button:


When you click on Unload you will unload the train and your products will be sent to your Harvests & products section of Storage.

It's at this point, when the train is unloaded and BEFORE you dispatch the train, that you can add, remove any cars on the train, or move the train and or cars to another location or farm.
Remember if you make alterations to your trains you need to check that all the cars are connected correctly before you dispatch it again.


You will then see the train showing Idle and a blue Dispatch button.



3. When you are ready to Dispatch the train click the blue Dispatch button. Your train will be dispatched and it will show the time until the train is due to arrive back. You will see a brief notification in white lettering telling you the amount of coins and fuel spent.
You will then see that the train is dispatched and a blue Boost button.
If you do not see the boost button straight away, close and reopen the Train Manager.
If you have forgotten how many boosts you need to send per train, close and reopen the Train Manager and the Boost amounts will show on the newly dispatched train.


4. To Boost the Train so it will bring the products on them back sooner, click on the Boost button. A window will open to a list of your friends that also play Farm Town that you can send train boosts to. The list will show their profile picture and their Facebook name. You may send one train boost to each person every 12 hours. Example of what you could see (pictures removed and names altered to protect privacy):


The friends list can be filtered to show specific friends, like All Farmers, My Neighbours, Recently Sent To and Farmers Helping Me. To change a filter just click on All Farmers and the options will drop down, then click on the option you want and only those friends meeting that criteria will show.
You can also type in the search box at the top of the list to search for a particular friend. Both of these areas are indicated with the red arrows in the picture below.



When you click Send next to each friend their name will disappear from the list. Pay attention to how many times you click Send as there is no counter in the window to tell you how many friends you are sending boosts to. This is a limitation of the window that displays the list. When you have finished selecting the friends you want to send a boost to, click the blue Done button at the bottom of the list. The the box will close and the boosts will be sent to those friends.

NOTE: You only need to send the amount of boosts showing on the train.

If you send boosts to more friends than a train needs, once the train is boosted to maximum the friends that try to accelerate it after that will either see an Expired popup (if boosting via the Train Manager) or see a message telling them that it has already been accelerated by one day (when boosting via My Requests) and they will get no products. If you have many trains you need to consider how many boosts you need to send out for all of your trains that day, as you can only send one boost per person every 12 hours. If later that day or the following day your train has still not been boosted to maximum, as long as the blue Boost button is not greyed out, you can boost it again.

As of 24 April 2020 - moving forwards, the extra train boosts for trains that can no longer be boosted will be removed from both the Train Manager and the My Requests area, however there will be a crossover period where you may still see some older requests already sent, which you will need to clear out until they are all gone.


Top right of the window there is a blue Mayor Bonus Rules button. If you click on it you will see a message from the Mayor about the requirements for receiving the Mayor Bonus. Clicking on Close closes that message.


When the background colour of a train is pink, this means that you do not have 3 trains (with at least 10 Long cars) in the dispatched or ready to unload state, that you need to be able to earn the Mayor Bonus.

In the example below you can see that only the Supreme is dispatched, the Ultimate is ready to unload and the rest all have a pink background. They are unloaded but not dispatched. So there are only 2 trains showing in the dispatched or ready to unload state (Ultimate and Supreme) that meet the criteria for earning the Mayor Bonus. The others are Idle so don't count.

If you were to unload the Ultimate in the example, without dispatching another train with at least 10 long cars on it first , which would get you back up to 3 trains that are in the dispatched or ready to unload state, you will NOT get the Mayor bonus.




If you did try to Unload the Ultimate while the other trains are pink you will also see a warning popup which tells you what you need to do to be able to earn the Mayor Bonus. Example:



If you ignore the message and click the green check mark to proceed, you will unload the train without earning the Mayor Bonus.

To earn the Mayor Bonus, click the red cross to clear the popup message, then dispatch another train that has at least 10 long cars on it. One with a pink background. When you have dispatched enough trains to meet the criteria to earn the Mayor Bonus, all the trains pink backgrounds will change back to white and THEN you can unload the Ultimate to get the Mayor Bonus.

This example shows that the Turbo has been dispatched, so now there are 3 trains meeting the criteria to earn the Mayor Bonus (Turbo, Ultimate and Supreme), so the Ultimate can now be unloaded and will earn the bonus:





To Boost your friends Trains:

When you have trains from friends to boost there will be a number on the Train Manager icon in the Tool box.

There will also be a number on the Tool Box. However this number may differ as it can include the ships your friends have sent to your port for you to load.

The counter is updated approximately every 10 minutes as you work your farms.


Open the Train Manager and click on the Boost Others Trains tab to turn it orange. Here's an example of the tab selected:


If there are any trains for you to boost they will show in this section. There will be the profile picture of the friend, if they have one, and their first name or avatar name showing in the text next to the picture of the train that needs accelerating, like this:



Note: If there is an issue retrieving your friends names from Facebook, the first names can change to avatar names and for non-neighbours change to just Friend.

If you have more trains to boost than can show at one time there will be a scroll bar to the right you can use to get to the other ones below.

Any train that can be boosted with have a blue Boost button in the box.


1. Click the Boost button to accelerate the Train and the button will grey out like this:

2. Your reward will briefly show in white lettering. Example:

3. And the Boost button will then grey out for that train:

4. When you close the Train Manager the boosted trains will clear from that section.

You should only be seeing Trains that can be boosted in the Train Manager, however some users send out too many boosts at one time so it's possible to occasionally get one that in there that can not be boosted. When that happens and you click Boost you will not get any products as the train could not be boosted and you will see a popup like this :
Any Trains that are already accelerated by one day will still show up in the My Requests area, which you need to clear. Should you Boost a train from the Train Manager and have the My Requests page open at the same time, you need to refresh My Requests for the trains you already boosted to clear from there. If you do not, and try to accelerate a train already boosted, you will see an expired message.

As of 24 April 2020 - moving forwards, the extra train boosts for trains that can no longer be boosted will be removed from both the Train Manager and the My Requests area, however there will be a crossover period where you may still see some older requests already sent, which you will need to clear out until they are all gone.



If you have placed locomotives on farms that are not currently not carrying products and have forgotten which farms you placed them on and need to find them. Instead of searching every farm, you can use the Show Times Tool in the Toolbox. That will tell you where they all are and it's another way to check how long until your trains are back and ready to be unloaded and then dispatched again.





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