Transportation

Since you have chosen to travel on. B.E. Liner, once we dock you will need another mode of transportation. Consider the number of passengers and the terrain upon which you shall be traveling. Again, you may also want to consider who and what you might meet along the way.

The types of transportation vehicles in Steampunk can also vary greatly. This is a simple list to help get thou started. Don't be afraid to make your own inventions.

Air Travel

  • Aeronef: a heavier than air flying machine (Airplane or gyrocopter)
  • Aerostat: a lighter than air craft (balloon or dirigible)
  • Aethercopter: a flying machine about which no-one has any clue as to how it stays in the air
  • Astronef: a space ship - Stories of Other Worlds by George Griffith
  • Blimps: non-rigid airship
  • Bloater: a grope airship; small, pirate-style, steam-driven dirigible - The Falcon Lord by D.A. Metrov
  • Cloud Cleaver: a high powered mility airship usually with an armoured bow
  • Cloud Drifter: a sail powered airship
  • Dig: a dirigible
  • Dirigible: airship (wood, canvas, steam, steel)
  • Ether Flyer
  • Flying machines: blimps, zeppelines, airships...
  • Flying Robots: small, steam propelled, machines, capable of flight by means of three-tiered canvas wings - The Falcon Lord by D.A. Metrov
  • Frigate: support craft. Light, fast, lightly armored support ship. Wind-powered sails.
  • Glider:  usually steam engine, propeller, or diesel powered for flight, it also has small arms for weapons and a single pilot.
  • Helicopter:  a heavier then aircraft using blades to gain lift.
  • Hot-air Balloons
  • Jet Packs
  • Ornithopter: aircraft that flies by flapping its wings
  • Rigid Airships: large, can cover great distances
  • Sky Trains
  • Wingpacks: back-mounted extendable, flapping wings

Land Travel

  • Bicycle
  • Engine Landship: usually a pure steam-powered engine of raw power designed to move across a rail system as fast as it can with as much cargo as it can.
  • God permit: a stage coach
  • Growler: a four wheeled cab
  • Helica: propeller-powered car
  • Mairy Blaine: railway train
  • Millipede: comes in the form of three machines working in unison. First is a machine that can only be described as a great tractor. The middle is the magical part. It propels itself forward on the rails created by the first machine. 
  • Monocycle
  • Small walker: usually has “arms” of some sort, be it with actual mechanized arms, some sort of weapon or cannon, or an added tool or equipment
  • Steambike
  • Steamtricycle
  • Street Cars
  • Tanks
  • Tractors: notable, small tanks that barely use tracts, mostly wheels.
  • Trains
  • Tricycle
  • Velocycle: a steam-powered bicycle, really fast (rider needs to wear goggles)
  • Walking Machines: steam powered armoured walker
  • Warship: steam-powered engine, heavier, fireproof canvass, and plated, chainmail-like coverings became the standard in later models.
  • Challenger: come in a variety of shapes and sizes, are track run, steam engine or diesel powered, and come in manned crews of 3-4. They have a rotating turret mounted on them which is the main source of firepower, usually in the form of a cannon

Water and Underground Travel

  • Corvette: Light, Fast, Warship. Steam-Powered Engines. The Corvette has a single line of cannons, and was built so the Empire could quickly send support ships to aid transports or turn the tide of a battle.
  • Drakkar:  several decks of cannons; these are the terror of the continents. Smaller models may have as little as four legs, but the larger models can have up to eight
  • Dreadnought: Heavy, Battle-Purposed Command Ship. Steam-Powered Engines
  • Ferry
  • Ground Boring Drill
  • Ironclads: metal battleships
  • Kraves: small type of longship with broad hull able to navigate in very shallow water, carry people, goods, and livestock
  • Knarr: Wind-Powered Sails. Very large body with an open top deck, but most storage capacity is below in the ship’s body
  • Steamboats
  • Submarines