Freight

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A Freight close to the Sobell Rail Yards, Las Venturas, in GTA San Andreas.

The Freight is a train in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto V.

Description

GTA San Andreas

The Freight's locomotive (available only in a gray color) is based on a EMD SD40-2, while its flatbed cars are actually stripped down chassis of the locomotive; the flatbed cars have ample room to carry up to a full size car along with the player, making the train somewhat useful in travel. In addition to flatbed cars, game files reveal that a boxcar variant exists but remains unused in the game;[1], the boxcars can be pulled instead of the flatbeds on the PC version of the game by simply opening up the vehicles.ide file and switching the ID numbers of freiflat and freibox.

The Freight itself is presumably loaded off the Freight Train Station in El Corona north of Unity Station, or at the Sobell Rail Yards. Like the Brown Streak, the Freight can be used to start delivery missions which are necessary to achieve 100% game completion.

The train has some realistic effects, particularly the ability to derail it at high speeds. The train begins to shake above 47 m/s (~170 kph), at which speed it will derail upon turning. Trains are immune to all forms of damage, including weapon damage, fire and any physical obstruction, however derailment will render them useless. There are no 1st/3rd person views when driving or traveling in the train, and the cinematic view mode is the only view available. Some third party trainers can offer different viewpoints.

GTA V

The design of the Freight in GTA V is quite similar to its GTA San Andreas, but bears the yellow and white livery of Go Loco. Unlike its predecessor, it cannot be controlled, and unlike the Tram, it will not stop if its path is blocked or the driver is killed. The train runs non-stop in a circuit around Southern San Andreas, and also appears in North Yankton in the Prologue and Bury the Hatchet. Two Freights collide head-on in the mission Derailed.

Trivia

  • If the train's engine happens to end up in water, it will stay afloat indefinitely, with the sound of the engine audible above and below water. The player can climb atop the unsinkable engine as if it were a stationary platform, a testament to the train's indestructibility.
  • If the Faster Cars cheat is enabled, the Freight will appear more often.
  • If Freight missons are started and then cancelled, the train will go into a third person mode for a short while; this also works with the Brown Streak.

See also