In OpenTTD Railways are the primary and most entertaining transport tool at your disposal. Versatile and efficient, railways allow Trains to move around with unlimited amounts of Cargo.
In real life the first steam locomotive to operate on rails was built in 1804 (1807 - first passenger service). Diesel and electric trains and locomotives replaced steam engines in many countries in the decades after World War II.
In game first temperate climate railway train (Kirby Paul Tank) is available in 1925. The first sub-arctic and tropical landscapes train (Wills 2-8-0) is available in 1945. And the first toyland train is available in 1946.
The toolbar for building normal rails is found under the build railway menu item and is the first option, default when a game is started/loaded.
These default tracks support Diesel and Steam powered vehicles, but will not allow the running of Electric trains (unless Electrified railways patch is disabled).
There are the 4 Steam trains available in Temperate climate:
As well as 6 Diesel trains available in Temperate climate:
There is 1 Steam train available in Sub-arctic and Tropical climates:
As wells as 7 Diesel trains available in Sub-arctic and Tropical climates:
There are 3 Steam trains available in Toyland landscape:
As well as 2 Diesel trains available in Toyland landscape: