Railroad Worker
Miner icon
First appearanceAge of Empires III
AgeAges discovery Discovery Age
Base hit points270
Line of Sight18
Resists10% vs. Melee
Melee damage5
Range damage10
Area of Effect5
Siege damage30
Siege range16
Rate of FireUnknown
This box: view  talk  edit

The Railroad Worker is a unique unit that is similar to the Miner but can build Trading Posts. They are featured in Race for the Rails, the first scenario of Act III: Steel.

Overview Edit

They have much less damage inflicted to units compared to a Miner. It is suggested not to use this unit for attacking other units.

History Edit

"In the mid-nineteenth century, the discovery of gold in California and the need for efficient postal routes led to interest in building a transcontinental railroad across North America. Initially, a shortage of workers made construction of the railroad difficult. Soon veterans of the Civil War swelled the ranks of the workers and allowed the Union Pacific Corporation to complete its railroad across over 1,700 miles of wilderness in less than four years. The railroad workers faced low wages and difficult working conditions; labor strikes were common. Union Pacific broke the strikes by bringing in Chinese workers to complete the railroad."

Gallery Edit