Spent a couple of months trying to settle into a game.
This time I have. I went for an earlier start (1850) to try and make the game more interesting. This time I am using the Joker PatchPack, and have the daylength set to 5, so this may take a while. The industry set I am using is SPI 1.1.
----------------------Monston Railway Group
The Monston Railway Group was founded on 1st January 1850, then called Monston Transport. John Smith, an inventive engineer, decided to adopt the latest trend in other parts of the world and started building a railway network.1
This was the first station built. Construction took a whole month, and the trains came within two weeks of the station being finished. In this screenshot we see 4-2-0 Crampton No. 0001 'John Smith' hauling in a suburban service (later Overground) between Monston and Monston Central, passing through the hills going around towns and villages in the Monston district. in the Siding we see the station pilot, 0-4-0 Coppernob, No. 0004 waiting for the next express train, although only Monston Central has a servicing depot.
Freight can't always be neglected, and as such I take advantage of the daylength to get a thriving industry without them closing down. Here we see horses (and people
) transporting fruit from these two fruit plantations to the Grocer's Shop in Monston (just to the left of the shot).
I will get around to taking more soon, particularly of the other three termini and their respective lines. For now, enjoy.