Select only Cargo or Passenger trains for a particular task

  • We've talked about this one in the past, it keeps coming up in threads about train schedules, but because it's always tagged onto other threads, it seems to get overlooked.


    I've had a quick look and can't see a response saying that it has been forwarded to the developers for consideration, so I'm going to give it a thread of it's own so we can talk about it and get some feedback on this topic.


    Option to quickly select either only the Cargo or Passenger trains

    This would be very helpful, I've been thinking about this conundrum for a while now.


    Rather than having two different train lists, how about a simple checkbox with something like "Cargo trains only" or "Passenger trains only"? It could be in the menubar in the trains list for most of the menu options there (Service, Museum, Park, Mechanic, Boost).


    Here's a sample I just put together, so you can see what it might look like and how it might work as a solution:


    14342-checkbox-to-select-pax-trains-only-jpg

  • That would definitely make it a Train manager. About 10 minutes ago I did a city comp at another city to trick up my prestige a little. First I had to check everything, then painstakingly go through and uncheck what I didn't want to go. Also splitting Pax hauling individually across the 2 cities as well


    Because I am helping another local association on Cotton and Pax I would have to refine my selections more.

    At the end of it all then I would have to reload my original schedules when the comp is over.


    All though Toots suggestion would not help much splitting across 2 cities at least it would make life a lot easier when sorting freight for moves and keeping pax out of it and vice versa.


    I always seem to run out of slots to save my different schedules when helping other local associations, I definitely would love to have the suggested option by Toots because it would save me a lot of time and give me more room to move as well lower my full listings of saved scheduled sets.


    Finally as Toots example shows, if you only want freight to park and leave pax running or maybe pax only to park and leave freight running. This would be very handy for end game. :)

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  • Would it help if as part of Lucy's tasks or somewhere else players were asked to double tap the box next to any of the trains? This will select engines of the same type.


    I've seen this wish show up a few times here on forum and it seems many of the players don't know that they can select, for example, all Giraffes with a double tap/click.


    But, let's say you have one of each type of engine on era 1 (swallow, raven, rhino, donkey, falcon, mole, red kite, whale, dragonfly) you use - then the double tap will not work, but instead you need to select all the engines separately you wish to schedule - or use the 'select all' option.

  • Would it help if as part of Lucy's tasks or somewhere else players were asked to double tap the box next to any of the trains? This will select engines of the same type.


    I've seen this wish show up a few times here on forum and it seems many of the players don't know that they can select, for example, all Giraffes with a double tap/click.


    But, let's say you have one of each type of engine on era 1 (swallow, raven, rhino, donkey, falcon, mole, red kite, whale, dragonfly) you use - then the double tap will not work, but instead you need to select all the engines separately you wish to schedule - or use the 'select all' option.

    this isn't the question asked, people want to see an option to select only cargo or only passenger trains. This is a feature really missed during endgames if you have to react fast. You can select all trains of one type or all. If you select all you have manually deselect e.g. your pax engines or the other way around. Or you have to select all engines one by one or by double click. It should be possible by one click. Toots has made a very beautifull screenshot of the wish.

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  • Which is on the table?


    1. The ability to select pax or cargo trains

    2. The ability to sort by quickest journey

    3. Both the above

    The ability to select only pax or cargo engines is something the devs will look into.


    Ability to sort by quickest journey, do you have more details you could share? When and where would you need to sort your engines, and do you need a filter with other ways to sort the engines as well?

  • I have mentioned this previously in this thread and a couple of other times over the years.

    It is especially relevant when you have many choices to haul from and you want the quickest route, rather than the biggest earner. This could be for a comp, especially pax, or in EG for example.


    A filter for bonus engines could be useful if applied to the cargo/pax so you can split the engines easier. I normally use my bonus engines as cash earners while the regular engines do the grinding until later on when red kite, bull etc are too slow to help much so they are put on supply routes but that is a personal thing, obviously