Train acceleration and top speed

Trains accelerate faster or slower based on their mass, air resistance of the wagon in front (usually a locomotive but it can be anything), and total number of wagons, including locomotives. Furthermore, the top speed varies based on the fuel used.

This calculator lets you define all of the relevant information about your train and determine its top speed, as well as precisely how long it takes to reach that top speed.

Number of forward-facing locomotives:
Number of backward-facing locomotives:
Number of cargo and fluid wagons:
Number of artillery wagons:
Type of wagon in front of the train:
Fuel type:
Number of seconds required to reach top speed:
Top speed in km/h: