Train Valley 2: Achievement Guide

Train Valley 2 - 100% Achievement Guide

Drive forward the industrial revolution in our train tycoon puzzle game! Build an efficient railroad, upgrade your locomotives, and keep all trains on track to meet the ever-growing demand of the cities and industries in your tiny valley. Choo-choo!

Train Valley 2: Achievement Guide

If you want to look up a specific achievement, I don’t recommend trying to guess which of my arbitrary organisational sections it might be in. Hit Ctrl F on a PC or Command F on a Mac. This will bring up a handy little search bar in one of your window’s corners.

Timing

At the Last Moment!

Get 5 stars having the last train delivered within 5 seconds before the end of the timer.

Play the level to earn five stars. When you’re nearing the end pause a train right outside the station it needs to enter. (Don’t try this on a level that you’re not allowed to stop trains on or you’ll probably only get 4 stars).

When the timer is 9 seconds away from losing your third star (from the top) start up the train to deliver it just in time. This took me two attempts – the first try I was 2 seconds too late because even a twice upgraded train (yellow) took longer to arrive at the station than I expected. I recommend choosing a fairly short level to try getting this achievement so that if you fail you don’t have to wait too long for your next attempt. Finding the time may take some trial and error depending on how far away from the station you stop the train and what speed/level of train you’re trying to do it with.

Recommended levels: 1, 2, 3

The Tortoise

Get 5 stars on any level playing on normal speed only.

Begin the level and complete it with all five stars. You can pause.

Recommended levels: 1

The Hare

Complete any level with 5 stars on 2x speed only.

Begin the level and hit the 2x speed button. Complete the level with all five stars.

You can pause.

Recommended levels: 1

The Hare with an Espresso

Complete any level with 5 stars on 4x speed only.

Begin the level and hit the 4x speed button. Complete the level with all five stars.

You can pause.

Recommended levels: 1

Need to Think

Press pause button 100 times

Play the game and you’ll get it. I got it by level 10. If you don’t tend to hit the pause button during play, you could always just sit there and spam space bar.

Non Stop

Complete any level without pausing the game

Easily done on the very first level, just don’t hit space bar.

Recommended levels: 1

Without a Lunch Break

Complete any level having at least one resource produced the entire time

Unfortunately this achievement simply happened to me. I thought that it was going to be a really tough one where one would have to babysit a specific producer for a whole game. I got it naturally on level 11. I suspect that it was my raw log/wood production that did it for me. 

Recommended levels: 11, Any further data on this one would be appreciated.

Train Management

Close Call

Have two trains pass by very close to each other

I got this by accident. I’m sure most players will get it by accident too as they play the game. I did notice that both trains were moving at the time, although I had only just recently started one up. It was a very very close call.

Therefore I would recommend setting up a tight intersection, pause one train close to the curve, and as another train goes past it unpause the train to go forward and almost hit the end of the other train.

Critical Care

Forgotten

Deliver the first train in the end of the level without stopping it

In the current EA version of the game with only 20 levels, this achievement can only be done on level 5.

Note that at the beginning of the level there are already 2 logs at the lumber mill. Make a small loop of tracks, start a train with the logs and make it run on said loop. Complete all of the other tasks on the level, and at the very end let the train exit the loop and deliver its goods to the city.

Some pitfalls include: delivering all 6 logs to the city rather than just 4 so that your last train deilvers 5&6 | not delivering your log train last | hitting pause on your log train because you realised your timing was off and it wasn’t going to be the last train | not making your log train the very first train to be sent out.

Required levels: 5

Forgot Something

Return a train back to its departure station

Easiest method is to send out a train of workers from a city, and then turn the train around letting it return to the same city.

Full Garage

Get Out of My Way

Have one train crash into another from behind

I had an upgraded train crash into a slower train by accident.

You can also stop a train dead in its tracks and then allow a train to crash into the back of it. Mind you it needs to crash into the caboose not the engine!

Highlander

Finish the level with only one train working

You might think this is train mis-management, but you have to take some pretty specific actions and manage your train destruction! Simple to achieve, but you’re unlikely to get get it by accident. I did this one on level 2 whilst working on BBQ, Missed It!, and Prick of Conscience.

Individual Delivery

Send 3 trains in a row with only one car each

You’ll need to empty something of resources so that you can send a train out as soon as one single thing has been generated. I used a city and transported three workers one at a time and one after another. I delivered them to a quite close-by destination so that I could get my engines back and swiftly as possible. You can do this on any level, I did it on level 13 by happenstance.

Juggler

Complete a level with 8 simultaneously running trains

Have 8 trains out on the tracks at the same time and complete the level. I don’t think this is possible yet. On level 20 (the current last level) you only get a maximum of 7 trains.

Missed It

Transport 50 trains to a wrong destination

Although you’ll likely get this in time (because every once in a while I haven’t paid enough attention and a train sometimes goes to a wrong station) it doesn’t take too much to force it. On level 2 I worked on several different achievements – murdering cows for BBQ, failing stars for Prick on Conscience, and delivering trains to the wrong stations. It was nice to work on multiple achievements.

However, for this one if I weren’t trying to confirm all the achievements to make a guide then I would just work on it as I play thorugh the levels. If a level has a star condition to never deliver a train to a wrong station then don’t, and otherwise make a point of delivering trains to the wrong places.

One Way

Complete a level using a tunnel only in one direction

Buld a tunnel somewhere and put one train through it. Then you should demolish the tracks leading to the tunnel so that you can’t possibly let another train through the wrong way by accident.

Recommended levels: 10, 15,

Ouroboros

Make a train crash into itself

Relocation

Send a train with workers from one city to another

Quite a literal description. Send a train of workers from one city to a different city. Make sure that the city is not full of workers when the train arrives.

Sabotage

Blow up 100 trains

I recommend playing through all 50 levels first. Then if you need to work on this pick a level, preferably a higher level which will have a lot of starting trains. Send your trains out from the cities with workers and let them explode. No need to build any tracks. You can work on It’s no Coincidence at the same time if you need that one still.

Squander

Build a tunnel and finish the level without using it

The simplest solution is to build a tunnel without any rails connected to it. Let it sit there unused until you complete the level. No train management required!

Recommended levels: 10, 15,

To the Eyeballs

Complete the level sending only fully loaded trains

Easily completed on the very first level. Make sure you always have 2 of a resource before you try to send off a train. Be aware that on higher levels your upgraded trains can carry more resources and must be full to get this achievement!

Recommended levels: 1

Upgrade Complete

Construction

Bridge Builder

Build 100 bridges

I recommend playing through the whole game first. If you don’t have it by level 50 then you can finish it up on a level that allows you to build bridges and which has a fair bit of starting cash to build some bridges with. I forced this achievement on level 20 by building two bridges and restarting the level to build two more. Rinse and repeat.

Bridge Mania

Build 5 bridges and finish the level

Very easy to do in level 20. There are 13 places to build short bridges which cost 17k to build. You have oodles of cash to work with too. It is probably easiest to just build superfluous bridges, but it apparently does work if you delete a bridge, build it, delete, build, until you’ve done so five times.

Recommended levels: 20,

Builder

Build 1000 track tiles

Play the game and you’ll get it. I got it by level 9, but I restarted a few levels several times in the pursuit of five stars.

Engineer – NaN

Jewelry Accuracy

Complete any level of 2-5 era without destroying any objects on the map

The very first level in the second era, Venice level 11, works nicely for this achievement. It’s quite straight-forward to build tracks without destryong anything.

Large Construction – NaN

Mega Railroad

Complete a level with 300 or more track tiles

You’d think that building 300 tracks would be easy, however many maps either don’t have enough cash or enough free tiles to build on. I suspect that once we get the final 30 levels there will be more options for this achievement.

Keep in mind that you’re unlikely to be able to finish a level with five stars and complete this achievement. When I missed the first time star on level 20 I switched to building and counting railroad tracks instead.

If tackling this on level 20, The Palace, my wonderful info gatherer machcio gives some great tips which I followed:

“You still need some tactics but nothing especially difficult:

  1. You’ll need more money than you’ll get from just creating products necessary to finish the level. Creating gold bars and transporting them to golden rings factory is best, as you produce tier2 item from nothing. Next best thing is wood->wooden boards->chair factory chain.
  2. Forget about 5 stars. You’ll need to pause game to lay tracks, and making additional money will take more time than first time limit allows.
  3. Remember that one TILE of the ground counts as one point. Making crossroads or intersections will not count as multiple tracks.”

Metro Builder

Build 100 tunnels

Another achievement to not worry about until you finish all 50 levels. After completing the game if you still don’t have it, or if you want to just force it, you should find a level with a fair bit of starting cash, the ability to build tunnels, and places to build tunnels.

I did so on level 10 “The Tunnel” where you can build a very small tunnel near the bottom right-ish of the screen, and above and right a bit of that tiny tunnel you’ll have enough to build a second tunnel. So build two tunnels, restart the level, build 2 more, etc.

Multilevel Road

Achievement’s Description

Simply build some tracks under a bridge. Or build a bridge over some tracks.

Recommended levels: 13, 16,

Overseer WIP

Railroad Tycoon WIP

Economy

BBQ

Remove 50 animals

You can use money as you go to murder animals throughout your playthrough from level 1 to 50. However it is easy to brute force this one. Go to level 2. You have enough starting money to kill all 7 cows, then just restart the level and do it again, and again, and again, etc.

Common Cause

Send trains with workers from different cities to one production

Simple, send workers from two different cities to the same production yard. You’ll likely get this just by playing the game.

Deal Maker

Make a train visit 8 different stations

This isn’t as complicated as I thought it would be. You don’t have to make the same single train visit eight different stations, just as long as eight stations get visited by a train. If you complete level 9 it seems that you’ll get this.

Recommended levels: 9

Living it Large

Become a millionaire

The first level it’s really feasible to do this on is level 20. I’m sure there will be more options once the final 30 levels are released. It took me about 40 minutes to do on level 20. I did have to destroy some trains packed with jewelry so that I could deliver more gold to the jewelry factory to make some more money. However be aware that doing this means you destroy engines which cost 10k to repair.

Some notes about this achievement are:

  • you don’t need a million in total earnings, you need to have 1,000,000 money all at the same time (the money counter in the top left)
  • you don’t have to finish the level
  • you can keep playing even after you lose the longest time star

Vandal

Destroy a building worth 100k

You don’t even have to complete the level to get this one, but you might as well do it on a level that you’re aiming to do Lucky Vandal on at the same time!

Levels with a 100k destroyable object are:

5 – stonehenge (but it would be tight and slow to earn 100k on this level)

10 – a red farmhouse/barn

18 – a red farmhouse/barn

Lucky Vandal

Destroy a building worth 100k and complete a level

I got this on level 10 by destroying the red farmhouse/barn. You do not need five stars, you just need to go on and finish the level.

Recommended levels: 10, 18,

Woodcutter

Remove 300 trees

A long-term goal to keep in mind. Whenever you have spare cash, trees on a level, and no star restriction for amount of stuff you can destroy… kill a tree! Bulldoze several trees. Keep bulldozing or buliding over trees.

Between normal gameplay in the pursuit of stars, and playing level 16, I got this. At the very end of level 16 I pasued and killed all the trees I could. You make a fair bit of money on 16 and there are quite a few trees around too. Each tree is 1k to destroy and I had about 260k to burn through.

Progression by Playing

Beginner

Earn 50 stars

Complete enough levels with enough stars to have 50 in total.

Stargazer

Earn 100 stars

Complete enough levels with enough stars to have 100 in total.

Astronomer

Earn 150 stars

Complete enough levels with enough stars to have 150 in total.

Achiever

Earn 200 stars

Complete enough levels with enough stars to have 200 in total.

Voyager

Earn 250 stars

Complete enough levels with enough stars to have 250 in total.

Steam Age

Complete 10 levels

Finish 10 levels, no stars needed.

Industrial Age

Complete 20 levels

Finish 20 levels, no stars needed.

Electrical Age

Complete 30 levels

Finish 30 levels, no stars needed.

Globalisation Age

Complete 40 levels

Finish 40 levels, no stars needed.

Space Age

Complete 50 levels

Finish 50 levels, no stars needed.

Just in Time!

Transport 500 trains

I got this before I finished level 10 even. You’ll just get it.

Misc

Things I haven’t categorized yet.

Environmental Activist – WIP

Innovator – WIP

It’s No Coincidence

Go bankrupt 10 times

I got this by accident trying to brute force my way to getting Bridgemania and Sabotage on level 20. You can work on this on any level. Build a bunch of track that doesn’t connect to anything – dead end – so that you use up all of your money. Keep sending out trains to blow up at the dead end. Maybe make a short close by dead end to your city. Soon you’ll not have enough money to repair all of you dead trains and you’ll fail the level due to bankruptcy. Congratulations!

Miscalculation – WIP

Prick of Conscience

Fail 10 star tasks

This only counts the two additional task stars on a level. Time stars don’t count towards it. I failed a few stars throughout my playthrough of the first 20 levels whilst the game was still in Early Access. Therefore I suggest that you should just play the game through and complete all 50 levels.

If you still don’t have this achievement by the end of the game, then you can work on it. Go to level 2 and murder cows for BBQ. Killing all 7 cows will automatically make you fail one star. Sending some wheat to the sand station, or sand to the wheat station will allow you to swiftly fail the other star.

Will Work

Multi-achievement Levels

I’m sure there are more than this, but these are the ones that I experienced. If anyone ends up working on multiple achievements on the same level (3 or more achievements that can be worked on) please share!

Level 2

I used level 2 to work on several achievements, so I thought I’d mention them all here.

  • BBQ – murder the seven cows on the map.
  • Missed It! – deliver a few trains to the wrong stations. I actually ended up sending a sand train bouncing back and forth between the cow farm and the wheat farm. I didn’t need to babysit it much other than making sure no other train crashed into it.
  • Prick of Conscience – by doing the two things listed above you will fail the two objectives stars.
  • Highlander – since this level has only 3 trains, you can get to the end of it whilst doing bits towards the above three achievements, and then continue to finish the level. I paused a worker train just outside of the wheat farm, which had 2 wheat in it. I paused my last cow train just outside the city. Then I sent out a wheat train to crash into the worker train, and lastly I delivered my cow train to the city.

Level 20

I used level 20 to brute force a couple of achievements to trigger so that I could personally confirm them for my guide. So you can too!

  • Sabotage! – there are 5 trains at the start. Don’t build any track tiles, just send the trains out to crash. Repair one train and you can crash 6 trains per level restart. Meanwhile you can also work on…
  • Bridgemania – you can build two bridges per level restart.
  • It’s No Coincidence – if you crash 6 trains and build two bridges, you’ll be bankrupt and lose the level. Rinse and repeat.

Objectives List

I had to gather some of this data to figure out my level recommendations for certain achievements. I then decided I might as well gather all of the information about star requirements whilst I was at it and put it all in one place. Might be useful to someone at some point.

Avoid train crashes
1, 3, 6, 11, 18, 23, 26, 29, 33, 37, 41, 46, 49
Earn at least xx
1 (40k), 10 (280k), 14 (380k), 20 (450k), 25 (650k), 30 (1 mil), 35 (800k), 37 (2 mil), 42 (1.3 mil), 46 (1.5 mil), 49 (2 mil)
Do not destroy objects with a combined total worth of over xx
2 (5k), 4 (10k), 7 (10k), 13 (15k), 19 (15k), 21 (5k), 26 (10k), 28 (40k), 36 (15k), 43 (320k)
Do not allow any train to arrive at the wrong station
2, 5, 8, 17, 21, 25, 27, 30, 32, 36, 40, 44, 47
Do not build more than xx track tiles
3 (35), 7 (50), 11 (60), 17 (90), 23 (100), 41 (250)
Do not destroy any track tiles
4, 8, 12,15, 22, 28, 32, 35, 38, 43, 47, 50
Do not buy more than xx engines
5 (2), 10 (2), 16 (2), 22 (2), 31 (2), 34 (2), 39 (2), 42 (2), 45 (2)
Do not upgrade engines
6, 9, 13, 16, 24, 27, 34, 38, 44, 48
Do not build any bridges
9, 12, 14, 18, 31
Do not stop any trains
15, 19, 24, 33, 40, 50
Do not use pause
20, 29, 39, 45
Build xx or more track tiles
48 (215)

Objectives Lists by Level

Example Layout “Age”
Level Number & Level Name
Time limit for 1 star | Time limit for 2 stars | Time limit for 3 stars
Objective for another star
Objective for another star

Steam Age
The Forestry
9:00 | 7:00 | 5:00
Avoid train crashes
Earn at least 40k
The Farm
12:00 | 9:00 | 7:30
Do not destroy objects with a combined total worth of over 5k
Do not allow any train to arrive at the wrong station
The Sand Quarry
12:00 | 9:00 | 7:30
Avoid train crashes
Do not build more than 35 track tiles
The Canyon
15:30 | 12:30 | 9:30
Do not destroy objects with a combined total worth of over 10k
Do not destroy any track tiles
The Dam
19:00 | 15:00 | 11:30
Do not allow any train to arrive at the wrong station
Do not buy more than 2 engines
The Garden
19:00 | 15:00 | 11:30
Avoid train crashes
Do not upgrade engines
The Bay
19:00 | 15:00 | 12:00
Do not destroy ovjects with a combined total worth of over 10k
Do not build more than 50 track tiles
The Pyramid
19:00 | 15:00 | 12:00
Do not allow any train to arrive at the wrong station
Do not destroy any track tiles
The Zeppelin
19:00 | 15:00 | 12:00
Do not upgrade engines
Do not build any bridges
The Tunnel
22:00 | 17:00 | 13:30
Earn at least 280k
Do not buy more than 2 engines

Industrial Age
Venice
20:00 | 16:00 | 13:00
Avoid train crashes
Do not build more than 60 track tiles
Eiffel Tower
22:00 | 17:00 | 12:30
Do not build any bridges
Do not destroy any track tiles
The Castle
19:30 | 15:30 | 12:30
Do not upgrade engines
Do not destroy objects with a combined total worth of over 15k
The Excavation
22:00 | 17:00 | 13:30
Earn at least 380k
Do not build any bridges
The Jewelry Factory
22:00 | 17:00 | 13:00
Do not destroy any track tiles
Do not stop any trains
The Observatory
22:00 | 17:00 | 13:00
Do not upgrade engines
Do not buy more than 2 engines
The Shipyard
22:00 | 17:00 | 13:30
Do not build more than 90 track tiles
Do not allow any train to arrive at the wrong station
The Lighthouse
22:00 | 17:00 | 13:30
Avoid train crashes
Do not build any bridges
The Radio Station
23:30 | 18:30 | 14:30
Do not destroy objects with a combined total worth of over 15k
Do not stop any trains
The Palace
27:00 | 21:00 | 16:30
Earn at least 450k
Do not use pause

Electrical Age
The Pipeline
20:00 | 16:00 | 13:00
Do not destroy objects with a combined total worth of over 15k
Do not allow any train to arrive at the wrong station
Florida
22:00 | 17:00 | 13:30
Do not buy more than 2 engines
Do not destroy any track tiles
T-Rex
22:00 | 17:00 | 13:30
Do not build more than 100 track tiles
Avoid train crashes
Siberia
23:00 | 18:00 | 14:00
Do not upgrade engines
Do not stop any trains
Panama Canal
30:00 | 24:00 | 18:30
Do not allow any train to arrive at the wrong station
Earn at least $650,000
Golden Gate
23:30 | 18:30 | 14:30
Do not destroy objects with a total combined worth of over 10k
Avoid train crashes
Wardenclyffe
24:00 | 19:00 | 15:00
Do not upgrade engines
Do not allow any train to arrive at the wrong station
Maeklong
24:00 | 19:00 | 15:00
Do not destroy objects with a total combined worth of over 40k
Do not destroy any track tiles
Switzerland
27:00 | 21:00 | 16:00
Do not pause
Avoid train crashes
The Drainage
38:00 | 31:00 | 25:00
Earn at least $1,000,000
Do not allow any train to arrive at the wrong station

Globalisation Age
Cape Town
24:00 | 19:00 | 15:00
Do not build any bridges
Do not buy more than 2 engines
The Long Train
28:00 | 22:00 | 17:00
Do not destroy any track tiles
Do not allow any train to arrive at the wrong station
Tibet
29:00 | 23:00 | 18:00
Do not stop any trains
Avoid train crashes
The Volcano
29:00 | 23:00 |
Do not upgrade engines
Do not buy more than 2 engines
Frankfurt
29:00 | 23:00 | 18:00
Earn at least $800,000
Do not destroy any track tiles
Train Valley Park
29:00 | 23:00 | 18:30
Do not destroy objects with a combined total worth of over 15k
Do not allow any train to arrive at the wrong station
Detroit
38:00 | 31:00 | 25:00
Earn at least $2,000,000
Avoid train crashes
Platform 9¾
34:00 | 27:00 | 21:00
Do not destroy any track tiles
Do not upgrade engines
The Train Graveyard
35:00 | 28:00 | 22:00
Do not buy more than 2 engines
Do not use pause
Kansai Airport
45:00 | 37:00 | 30:00
Do not stop any trains
Do not allow any train to arrive at the wrong station

Space Age
Antarctica
30:00 | 24:00 | 19:00
Do not build more than 250 track tiles
Avoid train crashes
Bangkok
35:00 | 28:00 | 22:00
Earn at least $1,300,000
Do not buy more than 2 engines
Oresund Bridge
36:00 | 29:00 | 23:00
Do not destroy objects with a total combined worth of over $320,000
Do not destroy any track tiles
The Mountain of Garbage
35:00 | 28:00 | 22:00
Do not upgrade engines
Do not allow any train to arrive at the wrong station
AMADEE-18
37:00 | 30:00 | 24:00
Do not use pause
Do not buy more than 2 engines
New Zealand
36:00 | 29:00 | 23:00
Earn at least $1,500,000
Avoid train crashes
Radio Telescope FAST
37:00 | 30:00 | 24:30
Do not allow any train to arrive at the wrong station
Do not destroy any track tiles
Hyperloop
42:00 | 34:00 | 27:00
Do not upgrade engines
Build 215 or more track tiles
Singapore
49:00 | 39:00 | 31:00
Avoid train crashes
Earn at least $2,000,000
Rocket to Mars
50:00 | 40:00 | 32:00
Do not destroy any track tiles
Do not stop any trains

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