I'm a regular on Tin's servers and an extremely long time lurker here on the forums. Iv'e been promising Roma and Tin for weeks that I'll get round to posting some screens of my own and I felt it would be nice to highlight some of the more rural areas of the map in contrast to what Tin and Roma have posted below.
Our current game is three weeks old as of yesterday and, naturally, much of the map is now developed. The north-western coastal cities of Hellsnisse, Bestezwaag and Dokoever hold the majority of the world population but the further south and east of these cities one travels the urban environment quickly transitions to a rural landscape dotted with small towns and villages.
1.) The Uitdorp Valley is isolated from the rest of the map by a ring of hills and mountains. This region was one of the first areas of operations for the Mid Coastal Railway but has remained mainly unchanged from the 1940s as a result of its isolation. Here we find one of many orchards and a sheep fold situated in the foothills of Oostervorst Mountain. 2801 2005 has just returned to load the latest harvest of apples, which will eventually be used to make cider courtesy of the Bobenburg Co, whilst trucks wait for the new year and a new shipment of lamb. The canal the far south is one of the oldest still in service with canal boats taking agricultural goods up the orchards from a port at the mouth of the Uitdorp river and foot of the valley.
2.) A good example of the undeveloped nature of much of the country. The station in Kollumelmuiden was opened as recently as 2015 as part of a critical new link between the distant town of Eerrade and Klein Eindhalen. This new link shaves off hours between these two destinations, which previously required trains to travel via Mid Coastal's southern mainline, and opens up new opportunities for industry in this region. Critics of this project have raised valid concerns about the effect that this will have on the picturesque landscape and have highlighted the co-incidental discovery of significant oil deposits in the region. Locals are keen to maintain the character of the area, but, with the government backing further investment in the region it is likely that further change is to come.
3.) The rural economy in action ! Uithuisellum is one of the larger logging camps situated to the south of Klein Eindhalen, with 651 1001 and 651 1002 making near monthly trips to the major yard at Noord Driemeer in exchange for fertilisers and logging equipment. This facility follows the model for rural industry that the government promotes with workers living on site and subsidies being paid to develop education and healthcare facilities in the town. It is hoped that this will help promote sustainable development and prevent a loss of rural populations to the cities as was prevalent in the 60s and 70s.
Hope you enjoyed, I'll certainly be back with more sometime