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What do you look for first?

Post by xdude » 15 Sep 2012 11:16

In regards to just a random map, what do you look for first?

Cargo routes for bulk?

Quick profit passenger routes?

While not new to TT and Locomotion, I don't consider myself an expert...I dabble in it when I get bored of other games.

I ahve checked out Open TT and like it...A LOT.

Thanks for insights/thoughts/tips/etc

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Re: What do you look for first?

Post by Nathanxbox20 » 17 Oct 2012 05:50

Start small, i.e. trams or buses. Don't go crazy. Passenger routes are good.
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Re: What do you look for first?

Post by Warrender » 05 Dec 2012 10:42

First thing I look for is the largest towns and cities and set up a few bus services. That way I can start to get a small but steady income that goes towards funding more ambitious projects that will get more money.

Once I waste a ton of money on buses after getting carried away I look for industry. I always start off with the easy ones first. Such as ones that are close together or have the fewest changes in height. This gets me slightly more income that enables me to tackle the more difficult industries that are further away.

Once I get to that stage in the game I start looking back at passengers. Setting up long distance routes for passengers rakes in a ton of money.
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Re: What do you look for first?

Post by WeTheFred » 14 Dec 2012 23:20

I always look for a big city to start out with buses in with an industry that makes goods or food.
Then i connect it to other towns with trains and they grow
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Re: What do you look for first?

Post by Plastikman » 18 Feb 2013 06:13

Bit of a bump..

I tend to do just the opposite. I tend to find a nice short to mid distance bulk cargo. Coal, Ore, lumber, oil.. they all pay well .. even if you sink all of your starting funds into the route. you will make your money back fast.

I tend to stay away from passengers until I am ready to grow a town to a city. with the speed towns grow in this game. I tend to avoid growing them until I am ready.

It also depends on the player. some people like moving passengers more then cargo... some people like freight more..
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Re: What do you look for first?

Post by Zakos » 21 Feb 2013 19:09

In my opinion, passengers are a better cargo for beginners. Once the route is established, it will become more profitable with time. Just be sure not to pick remote locations, even if passengers are accepted there.
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Re: What do you look for first?

Post by WeTheFred » 05 Mar 2013 07:20

Im really bad at frieght. Its too difficult to set up.
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Re: What do you look for first?

Post by doxlulzem » 12 Apr 2014 20:54

WeTheFred wrote:Im really bad at frieght. Its too difficult to set up.
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Re: What do you look for first?

Post by OpenRailer90 » 08 Aug 2014 18:55

I generally will look for a short point-to-point route between two industries that will pay off well, often using a train with 3 cars, or a well loaded trucking route with 2-4 trucks.

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Re: What do you look for first?

Post by Zakos » 12 Aug 2014 19:54

I used to do that, but now I do long routes in the 2-lane style that the AI always sets up. Sometimes I use 4 lanes if necessary.
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Re: What do you look for first?

Post by johnb10000 » 13 Aug 2014 03:05

If there is a coal mine a reasonable distance from a power plant I will build a line to the power plant. Next would be passenger lines from the largest cities.

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Re: What do you look for first?

Post by OpenRailer90 » 18 Aug 2014 01:03

doxlulzem wrote:
WeTheFred wrote:Im really bad at frieght. Its too difficult to set up.
I'm bad at everything. The only scenario I've cleared is Boulder Breakers, and that's it.
Weather world is also particularly easy. Just open an airline route between the two largest cities on the map, and use buses, trams, or trains if necessary.

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Re: What do you look for first?

Post by Greyfox » 27 Aug 2014 07:54

I believe, without a doubt that a coal line to a power station is the only way to go. If not a power station, the a steel mill if either one is nearby. I normally use the cheapest loco plus about seven wagons attached to start me off. If coal is to far away, then look for something like lumber, wheat or oil etc. Basically, anything to get you going with an income. You may have to borrow extra money, but you will soon get that back.

This is the way I do it, it works for me.

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Re: What do you look for first?

Post by pjustice71 » 29 Jul 2019 21:16

I used to do just passengers first. I usually pick the 2 largest cities and set up a tram or a few buses. I then look for Iron Ore, Coal or Oil route. These to me make the most money. Along with the trams and buses, you start to make enough money to build bigger.

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