Thanks for all the encouraging comments guys, but I'm just sharing pictures of my games. I've always aimed to have visually pleasing networks, and the fact that you guys enjoy seeing them too is the icing on the cake
The final batch for tonight shows the completed Central-West line, as well as the construction of the new Northern Branch.
This upgrade included the completion of the Central-West line (ie Freihaven - Cloppenmund, two of the three large cities on the map), as well as a new line going north from Cloppenmund, paralleling the Central-West line, but catching the towns that are impossible for the Central-West line to catch.
The first picture shows Pfungbruck, one of the towns to be majorly affected by the upgrade. After many weekends of rail shutdowns, and non-stopping trains, the station upgrade is nearly complete by Winter 1946. Due to the town having a very slow growth (no employment, and the current rail service, while high-quality is infrequent), there was no need to expand the station concourse anymore. Thus, the whole station was wired up to be part of the new line, which was now to run via Pfungbruck, to increase train-stopping-frequency.
Also enclosed is a shot of Cloppenmund Terminus, a terminus where the track-space and platform space far outstrips it's current demand. Thats all part of the master plan though, as it prevents more station work from needing to be done in later years. Currently, residents are still getting used to the fact that trains are only departing from platforms 2-3 and 5-6. Occasionally you have the confused resident waiting on platform 1, only to begin a fast dash to platform 2 to get his train.
(A small trackwork error at the northernmost platforms was pointed out to me and has since been fixed. However, the rest of the station seems to work as normal
Two ET-11 sets were purchased to run on this line, as they offered a good combination of speed and power, whilst still having the advantages of an MU (faster turn around time, invaluble at tiny terminii where room for shunting is nil, as well as allowing shorter platforms). The final shot in this post shows the first of the pair at the first stop north of Cloppenmund, Innsgen. It's spring currently, and the trees are starting their green sprouts, and the baby birds are everywhere!