Train alert

by VortiK

When a train or wagon dies, print an alert message to players and a map tag on its last position.

3 years ago
0.15 - 0.16
4 years ago
Latest Version:
1.1.0 (3 years ago)
Factorio version:
0.15 - 0.16
1502 times

Ever had the unpleasant surprise of finding your factory starving resources all of a sudden ? Only the find out one of your trains got destroyed and generated a deadlock on your resource transport network.

There is alerts when a train is attacked and destroyed in vanilla gameplay, but it's easy to miss and doesn't persists since it's not a rebuildable structure that generated a 30min ghost. Also it only shows up if the train was attacked under radar coverage !

This mods helps informing the players that trains got problems to be able to fix them before it becomes an even bigger problem !
- When a locomotive, cargo-wagon or fluid-wagon is destroyed, a message is broadcasted to all the players of the team the train was belonging to.
- A map marker with the train/wagon icon is also added on the map to easly find where it happened (and should be deleted manually when fixed).

It should works with most modded trains / wagons that uses the same types as listed above (exemple : it works with the FARL locomotive :

Inspiration from


2017-12-13 - 1.1.0 - version compatibility
- Updated for Factorio 0.16

2017-08-25 - 1.0.1 - hotfix
- fixed a crash in a rare situation where a train or wagon was destroyed by an unknown entity during alert creation (eg: taking a M.I.R.V. in the face).

2017-08-14 - 1.0.0 - initial release