Train is lost warning
This patch has been replaced with (lost_train_warn).
The information below is obsolete!
A setting that helps you managing trains by reporting vehicle as lost if the station it is currently heading to has not been reached in this amount of time.
When a train has not arrived at station for a set amount of time, the message will appear. You can click on the message to center the main screen over the train in order to fix the problem.
Trains get lost because:
- there is a traffic jam on a junction
- A signal is placed on the wrong side
- A piece of track has been destroyed due to a mistake or a disaster
- The train's destination is not connected to the railway track with the train on
When using large maps, this message can also appear if you have a line running from one end of the map to the other, especially in early years when trains are still (relatively) slow.
This feature is set to 180 days by default. You can set the period of time needed for the warning message to pop up or disable this feature through the configure patches -> vehicles window or use the following syntax in openttd.cfg:
[patches] lost_train_days = 180