Chris Sawyer's Locomotion

aka: Locomotion, Transport Tycoon
Moby ID: 14741

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Chris Sawyer's Locomotion is a successor to Chris Sawyer's original Transport Tycoon, but built on the same engine that powered RollerCoaster Tycoon 2.

After choosing one of 40 pre-made scenarios, or creating a new one, the goal is to complete the objective(s) of the scenario. These can vary and may include transporting a certain amount of goods or improving the company's rating. Completion of these goals is achieved by building transport networks using trains, trams, buses, trucks, ships and planes. Depending on the scenario, the game can start as early as 1900 and can continue well past the year of 2000. As time progresses, the number of available vehicles will grow due to technology improvements. Careful upgrades are advised, as depending on the route, new vehicles may cost more than they will bring profit. Like in RollerCoaster Tycoon, the player can play the scenario even after completing the objectives.

The size of the world, as well as the number and size of towns vary in each scenario. The scenarios are built around North America, United Kingdom and the Alps. While examining the landscape, the player must choose which transport method is the cheapest or fastest.

The player isn't alone in his endeavors, either. In most scenarios, one will need to compete against multiple computer players who will try to take business away from him. The player can choose many tactics to beat them, from increasing the number of vehicles assigned to a town or facility to placing blockades on competing company's railways. Also, the game has a multiplayer mode for two human players via TCP/IP or LAN.


  • Chris Sawyer's Locomotion: Транспортный бум - Russian spelling
  • 运输大亨 - Simplified Chinese spelling

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Credits (Windows version)

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Title Music by
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Locomotion Title
Long Dusty Road
Flying High
Gettin' On The Gas
Jumpin' The Rails
Smooth Running
Traffic Jam
Never Stop 'til You Get There
Soaring Away
Techno Torture
Everlasting High-Rise
[ full credits ]



Average score: 60% (based on 23 ratings)


Average score: 3.5 out of 5 (based on 31 ratings with 1 reviews)

Shame on it.

The Good
Note : This review aims to those that played Transport Tycoon.

Having retro-feelings about Transport Tycoon is definitely a very good thing...

Some little improvements here and there that adds between 3% and 5% to the game value and game experience if we compare Locomotion to 1994 Transport Tycoon .

That is the end of the good news.

The Bad
A disrespectful game to the gamers community coming from the always respected developer Chris Sawyer.

You do not expect from a genius (on “gaming” terms) to cheat you. Sawyer expects that gamers enjoy a game product that is a fraud. This “remake” could work releasing it on 1996 or, maximum, 1997. On my eyes, I have on my hands exactly the same game I played ten years ago... Is like a movie-freak being told he will see a new 2004 movie and suddenly he find himself watching a 1940 classic movie.

I believe that Sawyer could have this developed way better.

I wonder how while TT HDD requirements were around 20Mb the remake need 500Mb and additional 800Mb free space in order to work.

Enough said.

The Bottom Line
Avoid. Unless you never played TT and do not care about playing a 2004 game that tastes like 1994.

Windows · by Cabeza2000 (689) · 2004


Company Owner Editor

The Company Owner Editor (which wasn't bundled with the original disc) was later released as download by publisher Atari. The program can be used to add new portraits for managers.

It was available for download from Atari's former game website


The in-game music changes accordingly to the era. If you're in the 30s, expect Jazz. If you're in the 50s, get ready for some 12-Bar Blues.

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Game added by Riamus.

Android, iPad, iPhone added by Plok.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, Rambutaan, Cabeza2000, Klaster_1, Patrick Bregger, Plok.

Game added September 9th, 2004. Last modified August 29th, 2023.