Rail cart

{{Vehicle Infobox
|image=FileC2a1 train01.png|250px
|name=Rail cart
|affiliation=Black Mesa
*Gordon Freeman
*Adrian Shephard
*Black Mesa Security Force
|designer=John Guthrie
The '''rail cart''',''Half-Life Prima Guide'' also simply known as the '''train''',''Half-Life'' is a rail vehicle that runs on tracks. They can be seen and used by the player in ''Half-Life'' and ''Half-Life Opposing Force''.

The rail cart is first introduced at the end of the Hazard Course|training portion of ''Half-Life''. Most are found in the tunnels of the decommissioned underground rail system of Black Mesa Research Facility|Black Mesa's Sector E Transport|Materials Transport. They are powered by electricity. The player can activate and manually operate a train from their control panel, controlling its speed and direction of travel in forward or reverse. The path of a train can be changed by rotating the switches at rail junctions.

==Behind the scenes==
According to John Guthrie, the idea for the rail cart came from level ''Rabid Transit'' from ''WikipediaDuke Nukem 3D|Duke Nukem 3D'' which featured a subway. Guthrie cited the level as one of his favorites and always wanted to have the opportunity to drive the train.{{IA|9980524082803/http//far2cool.demon.co.uk/half-life/interview_irc.html|IRC Interview|Far2Cool (October 17, 1997)}} The FileSubtransit train01.png|yellow train from the multiplayer map ''Subtransit'' was originally created for the abandoned rail system section of the chapter ''Blast Pit''.FileWorldcraft-fullsize4.png However, it was replaced in the final game.


FileRail cart early01.jpg|Early rail cart from 1997.
FileRail cart early02.jpg|On a turntable.
FileHLPF 32.png|Ditto.
FileIndeep video01.png|Ditto.

FileRail cart early03.jpg
FileRail cart early04.jpg|Being used by the player.
FileHLPF 33.png
FileHLPF 31.png
FileTraincar lever.png|In a test map.
FileHazard traincar end early.jpg|In a test map.
FileTrain video03.png|Another version from 1998.
FileTrain video01.png|From back.

FileTrain hound.jpg|Destroyed.


FileOn a rail concept.jpg|Concept art.
FileTrain01 back.png|Early rail cart.
FileTrain01 front.png|From front.
FileTrain02 back.png|Another version.
FileTrain02 front.png|From front.
FileC1a4 train01.png|''Blast Pit'' rail cart.{{abbr3|i|Also known as Flatbed.}}
FileC1a4 train02.png|From front.
FileC2a1 train01.png|''Power Up'' rail cart.
FileC2a1 train02.png|From front.
FileFlatbed pod.png|Early texture.{{abbr3|i|It can be seen in the Hazard Course. Black Mesa originally used a Lambda as their logo.}}
FileC3a2 train01.png|''Apprehension'' rail cart.
FileC3a2 train02.png|From front.
FileNgin roof.png|Unused texture.
FileSubtransit train01.png|''Subtransit'' rail cart.
FileSubtransit train02.png|From back.
FileSubtransit texture.png|Unused texture.
FileT0a0d00001.jpg|In the Hazard Course.
FileBm trainfreight variant.jpg|In ''Black Mesa Inbound''.
FileC1a4 tunnel.jpg|In ''Blast Pit''.
FileC2a1 track.jpg|In ''Power Up''.
FileC2a2 entrance.jpg|In ''On A Rail''.
FileC2a2a cart.jpg
FileC2a2e carts.jpg
FileC2a2g cart.jpg

===''Half-Life'' expansions===

FileOf2a6 cart.jpg|In ''Friendly Fire''.
FileBa cart.jpg|In ''Insecurity''.

FileHt02 train.jpg|In ''Hazardous Course''.
FileDy alien0009.jpg|In ''Xen Attacks''.

==List of appearances==
*''Half-Life'' {{1st}}
*''Half-Life Opposing Force''
*''Half-Life Blue Shift''
*''Half-Life Decay''
*''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''

==See also==


{{Black Mesa}}
CategoryRail transport
CategoryBlack Mesa transportation
CategoryBrush entities