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Era 5 has 6 engines and a bonus engine.

Research, Era 5

Era 5 Research Tree

Usually the Centaur is the engine to aim for in era 5.

There are two different paths to the Basilisk:

  • Unicorn (A): 80 pts.
  • Medusa (B): 100 pts.

Unicorn

Main article: Unicorn
Unicorn
The Unicorn
Era 5
DE: Einhorn - PT: Unicornio
Tractive Force: 10 (max: 12)
Upgrade: Spring tube: +2, $250,000, 35 RP
Reliability: 40% (max: 60%)
Upgrade: Rubber ring spring: +20%, $50,000, 11 RP
Acceleration: 1/20 (max: 2/20)
Upgrade: Traction motor: +1, $85,000, 16 RP
Speed: 100 km/h (max: 115 km/h)
Upgrade: Trolley boom: +10 km/h, $50,000, 8 RP
Upgrade: Flexicoil: +5 km/h, $35,000, 6 RP

Purchase Cost: $800,000 (max: $1,270,000)
Research Cost: 55 RP (max: 131 RP)
Prerequisites: none
Sell price: $352,000

Medusa - Tágide

Main article: Medusa
Medusa
The Medusa
Era 5
Tractive Force: 5 (max: 6)
Upgrade: Transformer cooling: +1, $150,000, 25 RP
Reliability: 65% (max: 95%)
Upgrade: Circular cone spring: +20%, $60,000, 10 RP
Upgrade: Steel tyre: +10%, $35,000, 7 RP
Acceleration: 16/20 (max: 20/20)
Upgrade: Actuator motor: +4, $100,000, 15 RP
Speed: 210 km/h (max: 250 km/h)
Upgrade: Aero-dynamics: +40 km/h, $225,000, 24 RP

Purchase Cost: $900,000 (max: $1,470,000)
Research Cost: 60 RP (max: 141 RP)
Prerequisites: none
Sell price: $396,000

Basilisk - Sagres

Main article: Basilisk
Basilisk
The Basilisk
Era 5
Tractive Force: 8 (max: 9)
Upgrade: Hydraulics mounting: +1, $125,000, 22 RP
Reliability: 50% (max: 75%)
Upgrade: Carter propulsion: +25%, $90,000, 14 RP
Acceleration: 4/20 (max: 6/20)
Upgrade: Jackshaft: +2, $100,000, 16 RP
Speed: 145 km/h (max: 170 km/h)
Upgrade: Imbalance wheel: +25 km/h, $110,000, 19 RP

Purchase Cost: $1,000,000 (max: $1,425,000)
Research Cost: 65 RP (max: 136 RP)
Prerequisites: Unicorn + Flexicoil + Rubber ring spring
OR
Medusa + Transformer cooling + Actuator motor
Sell price: $440,000

Satyr - Foguete

Main article: Satyr
Satyr
The Satyr
Era 5
Tractive Force: 9 (max: 11)
Upgrade: Mitchell transmission: +1, $100,000, 18 RP
Upgrade: Pivot pin: +1, $90,000, 16 RP
Reliability: 60% (max: 85%)
Upgrade: Armature winding: +10%, $45,000, 5 RP
Upgrade: Retractable current collector: +15%, $50,000, 6 RP
Acceleration: 2/20 (max: 2/20)
Speed: 160 km/h (max: 200 km/h)
Upgrade: Induction regulator: +35 km/h, $125,000, 20 RP
Upgrade: Joint lock: +5 km/h, $25,000, 5 RP

Purchase Cost: $1,100,000 (max: $1,535,000)
Research Cost: 70 RP (max: 140 RP)
Prerequisites: Basilisk + Jackshaft + Carter propulsion
Sell price: $484,000

Leviathan

Main article: Leviathan
Leviathan
The Leviathan
Era 5
DE: Leviathan - PT: Serpente
Tractive Force: 7 (max: 10)
Upgrade: Johnson transformer: +2, $225,000, 35 RP
Upgrade: Asynchronous motor: +1, $100,000, 18 RP
Reliability: 70% (max: 95%)
Upgrade: Thyristor: +25%, $90,000, 12 RP
Acceleration: 18/20 (max: 20/20)
Upgrade: Rubber ring propulsion: +2, $60,000, 7 RP
Speed: 90 km/h (max: 120 km/h)
Upgrade: Metal rectifier: +30 km/h, $200,000, 28 RP

Purchase Cost: $1,200,000 (max: $1,875,000)
Research Cost: 75 RP (max: 175 RP)
Prerequisites: Satyr + Mitchell transmission + Induction regulator + Armature winding
Sell price: $528,000

Centaur - Pioneiro

Main article: Centaur
Centaur
The Centaur
Era 5
Tractive Force: 28 (max: 36)
Upgrade: Titan gear wheels: +4, $500,000, 22 RP
Upgrade: Spring cups: +4, $650,000, 20 RP
Reliability: 60% (max: 80%)
Upgrade: Electronics: +15%, $180,000, 9 RP
Upgrade: Air suspension: +5%, $100,000, 5 RP
Acceleration: 10/20 (max: 15/20)
Upgrade: Transformer: +3, $250,000, 10 RP
Upgrade: Flange oilers: +2, $220,000, 7 RP
Speed: 150 km/h (max: 190 km/h)
Upgrade: Shaw bumper: +15 km/h, $150,000, 10 RP
Upgrade: Traction motor: +25 km/h, $250,000, 14 RP

Purchase Cost: $5,000,000 (max: $7,300,000)
Research Cost: 80 RP (max: 177 RP)
Spaces taken in EH: 4
Prerequisites: Leviathan + Johnson transformer + Metal rectifier

Sphinx (bonus engine)

Main article: Sphinx
The Sphinx
Era 5
DE: Sphinx; PT: Trébaruna
Tractive Force: 11 (max: 11)
Reliability: 75% (max: 75%)
Acceleration: 10/20 (max: 10/20)
Speed: 160 km/h (max: 160 km/h)

Purchase Cost: $0 (max: $0)
Research Cost: 0 RP (max: 0 RP)
Prerequisites: bonus

Era 6 - Coupling

The Era 5 engines can carry Era 6 goods with use of the Hopper coupling, costing 90 research pts., and requiring a fully researched Centaur. The minimal complete cost of coupling is 693 RP.

Comparison of Engine Performance

Engine Reliability Acceleration (/20) WSP Speed km/h Tractive Force Slots Reliability* WSP* Speed km/h*
Unicorn 60% 2 1380 115 12 1 93.33% 1288 107
Medusa 95% 20 1500 250 6 1 99.17% 1488 248
Basilisk 75% 6 1530 170 9 1 95.83% 1466 163
Satyr 85% 2 2200 200 11 1 97.5% 2145 195
Leviathan 95% 20 1200 120 10 1 99.17% 1190 119
Centaur 80% 15 1710
(6840)
190 9
(36)
4 96.67% 1653
(6612)
184
Sphinx 75% 10 1760 160 11 1 95.83% 1687 153

Notes
The values are for fully upgraded engines.
(Bracketed) values show the value for the train instead of the sortable values that are per train slot.
*Red values indicate averages based on an 8 hour servicing schedule (All values are rounded but Reliability is to 2)

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