Steam Age

Do you love bygone days when the Iron Horse ruled the land? Here we'll explore tips, tricks, and techniques suitable for playing in the Age of Steam.


OpenTTD is extremely flexible and much well-written info is available which applies to large maps containing many fast trains. We'll concentrate on a different kind of game; and we'll want to adapt our approach.

Our example begins in 1840 on a 256 tile square island map, quite flat. We use FIRS for a challenging industrial landscape and North American Renewal Set for a good selection of steam engines, early and late. Several other NewGRFs are chosen, often for convenience; and these are known to work well together and perform smoothly within mobile device limits.