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* RunawayTrain: One of the "Whistle Blower" jobs has a mission where a steam locomotive carrying three boxcars full of presents has run away, and you have to route it onto the right track to stop it. The only catch is that there's several other trains coming in the opposite direction, so you have to switch the other trains away from the runaway to avoid a devastating crash.


* School Daze: Form math equations with flat cars with giant numbers on them. Starts out with just addition and subtraction problems, but later levels throw multiplication and division problems into the mix. Goes from kindergarten to fourth grade.
* Little Sister: Your little sister has taken all your train cars and is forcing you to organize them by car type by sending them down the track. Later levels have the cars come in faster and make you match boxcars with letters in them.
* Tourist Project: An "episodic" series of jobs. Oak Valley's mayor wants to build a Roman Colosseum in order to attract tourists. Each "episode" introduces various obstacles facing construction (one way tracks, construction workers going on strike, hoodlums scattering cars around the map, etc.).

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* School Daze: '''School Daze:''' Form math equations with flat cars with giant numbers on them. Starts out with just addition and subtraction problems, but later levels throw multiplication and division problems into the mix. Goes from kindergarten to fourth grade.
* Little Sister: '''Little Sister:''' Your little sister has taken all your train cars and is forcing you to organize them by car type by sending them down the track. Later levels have the cars come in faster and make you match boxcars with letters in them.
* Tourist Project: '''Tourist Project:''' An "episodic" series of jobs. Oak Valley's mayor wants to build a Roman Colosseum in order to attract tourists. Each "episode" introduces various obstacles facing construction (one way tracks, construction workers going on strike, hoodlums scattering cars around the map, etc.).


* AdvancedTech2000: The Switchy 5000, a device used in two jobs that switches tracks every time a train crosses over it.



* [[{{Trope2000}} Trope 2000]]: The Switchy 5000, a device used in two jobs that switches tracks every time a train crosses over it.


* KitchenSinkIncluded: One of the placeable objects is a kitchen sink. The game {{lampshades}} this in it's description: "Yep, we even have a kitchen sink in our game!"

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* KitchenSinkIncluded: One of the placeable objects is a kitchen sink. The game {{lampshades}} this in it's its description: "Yep, we even have a kitchen sink in our game!"



* NoFairCheating: If you use a cheat code to force a job to be complete, it will only be given a check mark next to the job instead of a blue ribbon that signifies a best time.
* ProductPlacement: As the name implies, all the trains are Lionel models.



* [[{{Trope2000}} Trope 2000]]: The Switchy 5000, a device used in a two jobs that switches tracks every time a train crosses over it.

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* [[{{Trope2000}} Trope 2000]]: The Switchy 5000, a device used in a two jobs that switches tracks every time a train crosses over it.


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[[caption-width-right:350:Good luck explaining ''this'' to the stationmaster.]]



-->"Fine work, fine work indeed - I shall be putting in a word to your superiors - '''''[[SuddenlyShouting NOW]] [[NoIndoorVoice GO CLEAN MY]] [[ToiletHumor LATRINE!!"]]'''''

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-->"Fine work, fine work indeed - indeed. I shall be putting in a word to your superiors - superiors. '''''[[SuddenlyShouting NOW]] [[NoIndoorVoice GO CLEAN MY]] [[ToiletHumor LATRINE!!"]]'''''



* SavingChristmas: Each of the North Pole jobs usually involve you doing this trope one way or another. {{Lampshaded}} in one of the later jobs descriptions where one of the objectives lists "Save Christmas (again)".

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* SavingChristmas: Each of the North Pole jobs usually involve you doing this trope one way or another. {{Lampshaded}} in one of the later jobs descriptions where lists one of the objectives lists as "Save Christmas (again)".



* [[{{Trope2000}} Trope 2000]]: The Switchy 5000, a device used in a few jobs that changes the switches every time a train crosses over it.

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* [[{{Trope2000}} Trope 2000]]: The Switchy 5000, a device used in a few two jobs that changes the switches tracks every time a train crosses over it.


** Hovering your mouse over one of the bookcases in the living room location will display the message: "Now where's my copy of ''[[WarAndPeace War And Peace]]''?"

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** Hovering your mouse over one of the bookcases in the living room location will display the message: "Now where's my copy of ''[[WarAndPeace War And Peace]]''?"''Literature/WarAndPeace''?"


* CoolTrain: Kinda obvious given the concept, but the train featured on the moon levels features a futuristic looking train which goes ''very'' fast on the highest speed setting.

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* CoolTrain: Kinda obvious given the concept, but the train featured on the moon levels features is a futuristic looking train which goes ''very'' fast on the highest speed setting.


* AliensStealCattle: If a job in Cactus Valley has a cattle farm somewhere in the level, there's a small chance a UFO will came and abduct one.

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* AliensStealCattle: If a job in Cactus Valley has a cattle farm somewhere in the level, there's a small chance a UFO will came come and abduct one.


* "Sister": Your little sister has taken all your train cars and is forcing you to organize them by car type by sending them down the track. Later levels have the cars come in faster and make you match boxcars with letters in them.

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* "Sister": Little Sister: Your little sister has taken all your train cars and is forcing you to organize them by car type by sending them down the track. Later levels have the cars come in faster and make you match boxcars with letters in them.


*** The Deluxe version replaces this with ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire.

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*** The Deluxe version replaces this with ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire.''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''.


* SavingChristmas: Each of the North Pole jobs usually involve you doing this trope one way or another. {{Lampshaded}} in one of the later jobs descriptions where one of the objectives lists "Save Christmas (again)".



* SavingChristmas: Each of the North Pole jobs usually involve you doing this trope one way or another. {{Lampshaded}} in one of the later jobs descriptions where one of the objectives lists "Save Christmas (again)".


* AliensStealCattle: If a job in Cactus Valley has a cattle farm somewhere in the level, there's a small chance a UFO will came and abduct one.



** Hovering your mouse over one of the bookcases in the living room location will display the message: "Now where's my copy of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''?"
*** However, that is only in the Deluxe version from 2000 - the original 1999 version said [[WarAndPeace War And Peace]] instead.

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** Hovering your mouse over one of the bookcases in the living room location will display the message: "Now where's my copy of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''?"
''[[WarAndPeace War And Peace]]''?"
*** However, that is only in the The Deluxe version from 2000 - the original 1999 version said [[WarAndPeace War And Peace]] instead.replaces this with ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire.


*** However, that is only in the Deluxe version from 2000 - the original 1999 version said War And Peace instead.

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*** However, that is only in the Deluxe version from 2000 - the original 1999 version said [[WarAndPeace War And Peace Peace]] instead.


* DrillSergeantNasty: The commander who pops up in the briefings of a few levels such as Strange Sightings, Explosive Connections and (in the Deluxe rerelease) UFO Rescue. Seems a nice enough, if a bit gruff, until this gem:

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* DrillSergeantNasty: The commander who pops up in the briefings of a few levels such as Strange Sightings, Explosive Connections and (in the Deluxe rerelease) UFO Rescue. Seems a [[SubvertedTrope nice enough, enough]], if a bit gruff, until gruff... Until this gem:


* Little Sister: Your little sister has taken all your train cars and is forcing you to organize them by car type by sending them down the track. Later levels have the cars come in faster and make you match boxcars with letters in them.

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* Little Sister: "Sister": Your little sister has taken all your train cars and is forcing you to organize them by car type by sending them down the track. Later levels have the cars come in faster and make you match boxcars with letters in them.


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* DrillSergeantNasty: The commander who pops up in the briefings of a few levels such as Strange Sightings, Explosive Connections and (in the Deluxe rerelease) UFO Rescue. Seems a nice enough, if a bit gruff, until this gem:
-->"Fine work, fine work indeed - I shall be putting in a word to your superiors - '''''[[SuddenlyShouting NOW]] [[NoIndoorVoice GO CLEAN MY]] [[ToiletHumor LATRINE!!"]]'''''


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***However, that is only in the Deluxe version from 2000 - the original 1999 version said War And Peace instead.

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