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Well, i have a very good game running at the minute, kudos to the legendary screenshoteer himself, Rai :wink: Some very amazing ideas you have there pal!

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Well, here are some screens from the end of 1941 and the beggining of 1941, giving an impression of the current network, it is quite vast.

A brief introduction though, the railway was founded in 1921 by J. Vassie, in the town of Dannenhaven, situated on an outcrop of land overlooking the bay. At first, a lone BR 75 steam tank loco, 75001, was purchased to run between Dannehaven and the nearby village of Saarbrucken. This line became immensely popular with the locals, with services between the two being packed every time. A new idea was drawn up to make an extension to the line, passing through Oberheim, and on to Hahnmunster. In order to finance this new line, and the costs of passenegr transport, a small oil line was setup between a set of oil-rich wells in the further north, at Kiesbruck. The wells were connected to a refinery just putside Dannenhaven by a set of 6 BR 75 locos, 75002-6 respectively. The income from the line was staggering, and the extension of the passenger network was soon realised.

Now in early 1942, and our network extends far into the west, as far as Chemnitz, a big city, increased in size by AI bus services. The company now operates 60 railway stations in the eastern end of the map, with a roster of 82 locomotives.

1.) This one is taken slightly a while back, and has since been modified slightly to accomodate more route options, it depicts the important hub of Hamberg, a mjor node in the network, with trains departing in all manner of directions, west to Chemnitz, south to Dannenhaven, east to Stralsbrucken and in other places in between, serviced by 16 trains, it is one of the largest points on our network currently. Seen departing to the left out of Platform 3 (1 & 2 are the thru platforms), 85002, is one of a pair of class BR 85 tanks, utilised for shuttle services between Hamberg and Kelheim, to supplement the express and local services passing through. Departing to the west is an unidentified class BR 38, hauling a local train to Dannenhaven.

2.) Seen here is the bayside town of Hahnhaven, with its quaint looking station, and a lovely view across the bay to Dannenhaven in the distance. The layout of the station is slightly 'odd' with the platforms not being next to each other as convention normally says. The eastbound bay platform being slightly off from the other 3. Quite a busy moment seen here, with 75010 operating a Hahnhaven - Hahnmunster shuttle service, utilising the bay platform at Hahnhaven and a seperate platform at Hahnmunster. In the eastbound thru platform is 38007 with a Dannenhaven - Hamberg local service. On the other bay platform, is 75008, which operates the shuttle between Hahnhaven and Stralsbrucken, so all in all, a fairly well connected town.

3.) The small town of Eichendorf was grown from an acorn, a miniscule little village, it grew thanks to the service provided by our company. A pair of BR 38's are in use to haul the trains from Chemnitz - Nurnbruck, a rather long distance, covering a lot of the network. Our company is in the process of aquirin additonal rolling stock and traction, to haul more trains along this line to give a higher frequency of stopping trains. Seen passing through at near full speed, is VT002, a pair of the first diesel trains to appear on our network, and used on Regional services from Nurnbruck to Dortmund, stopping only at Ravensfurt. What will become apparent is that some services terminate at Dortmund, in the thru platforms, whereas a lot continue west to Chemnitz. Express services are currently haulted here, and run-round on their trip to Dannenhaven. When the line is extended past Chemnitz to the far-west, the expresses will be extended, and form the basis of a TEE network to be formed in the coming years.

More to come tomorrow, check back to see :)


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Some nice looking shots there. :)

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Hehe, cheers Owen. :) Here are some more from the same time period:

1.) This shot is a few years old, but the landscape remains the same almost 10 years on, a single track brick station is the only form of transport the village has, as it sits off the beaten track, on the north-eastern side of the map. Waldfurt am Main, is serviced by a lone BR 85, 85005, which operates a route between Waldfurt and Unterbrucken, stopping at Bad Dresden in each direction. This town will eventually see a new station, with extended local services to the surrounding region, hopefully ending up as a small hub on our network.

2.) To the west of Hamberg, on the Klein Comunster - Kelheim line, lies the town of Warwald. A slightly more expansive station is in operation here, with a platform in each direction, and a station building for the passenegrs to use on the cold mornings, waiting for the first train into the city of Kelheim. The line has a fleet of 6 BR 38 locos, numbered 38020-26. Seen here are 38025 and 38024 pulling trains to Klein Comunster and Kelheim respectively.

3.) We can see here a general view of the area around Erlangen. To the north lies Nurnbruck, on the fast line, passing through Neu Freimunster. And to the west lies the slow route to Nurnbruck, winding along near the coast, passing Tonwald and Dresden. To the east, lies the line to Hamberg, cutting through the hills and through a tunnel, with the village of Neinbruck just in sight. Lastly, to the south-east, the mainline continues, along the coast, skirting the bay, to the capital of Dannenhaven, where our HQ is situated. Trains on show here, are 01003, with a fast service from Nurnbruck to Dannenhaven, stopping at only Neu Freimunster and Erlangen before continuing non-stop rounf the bay.


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3 more..

1.) Dortmund used to be a terminus station, but it doesnt show of that these days, save for the crossover on the south side of the concourse, used for the remaining stopping trains to return back the way they came. So far, only the trains travelling from Nurnstadt to Chemnitz continue through Dortmund. All express trains and other locals/regionals terminate here and all passengers are required to alight here to either change trains to conitnue north, or to head for the town centre.

2.) Saarbrucken, the site of the old end of the railway back in the early twenties. The town has been a fairly slow developer, but is starting to increase in size quite fast. Mainly due to the railway service we provide it we are pleased to say. 3 of the trains that service Saarbrucken are in view in this picture. Our very first locomotive, 75001, is in view in the central, bay platform. It operates the shuttle to Dannenhaven. A pair of BR 38's are also visible, 38001 and 38002, our 2nd and 3rd locomotives. These are part of a service that operates between the capital and Hahnmunster, stopping at Saarbrucken and Oberheim.

3.) A map of the current network, yet to be colour-coded showing the routes.


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Two months on, i shall revive my thread, with some history, stoires and pictures from a rather huge network from my latest game.

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Die Transport Network [DTN], began planning in mid 1930 on how to setup its new enterprise. After weeks of thought and constant changes to the plan, the final outcome was decided. A route map was drawn up for when the lines were all built, and construction began. DTN built their HQ in a fairly large town called Freudenberg, which they had large aspirations for. This was not to be the site of their first line however. By February of 1931, the route between Heidelhaven in the west and Anderburg in the south-west was finished, and the first traction, four BR 175 locomotives, with a top-speed of 70kph, pulling a small rake of 4 passenger cars and a mail van, started a local service between the two towns, stopping at all stations (Cottbus, Alsburg, Potsdam and Harzdorf) between them. The service was very much appreciated by the local and regional authorities, who gave the company a large loan once they realised how propserous the region could become with an efficient and effective transport network.

As the network grew, with lines popping up all over the place, connecting to previous lines and opening up vast expanses of possibilities, the profits were flooding in, allowing the network to experience a boom period, wehre 5 lines were constructed within a year, and operational within a month after. First of the five was a line in the south of the map, heading east. Starting at the old town of Oldenfeld, travelling through Kreuzfeld and Emsberg, on to the capital, Freudenberg, and then to the other end at Albbach. Traction on this line was also bought in the way of four BR 175, with a similar rake of rolling stock trailing behind. Slightly north, a small branch line between Oberheim and Muhlbruck was built, with another pair of BR 175's operating services there. On the opposite side of the lake to Heidelhaven, the network's starting point, lies the town of Stralsbrucken. From here, a line was built to Ingolsmunster, this line was however different, engineers had been claculating and come to the conclusion that for now, steam loco's would do the job well over the (mostly) flat ride. Elecrtification would follow in some later period. Two other small branch lines were built, between Fahrhaven and Falkenmunster, and between Flensdorf and Bielehausen. The former being steam hauled too. Traction on the non-electrified routes came in the form of BR 38's which do remarkably well on the flat routes, where power isnt so much an issue. The others all use more BR 175's purchased cheap from neighbouring regions who were building them like there was no tomorrow.

The network was shapeing up nicely, and after only three years, things were still building up for the region. another 5 years on, and another 10 lines have been built, connecting all parts of the region. The roster was building up, with 24 BR 175's in service, 4 BR 38 steamers, and a newer addition to the network, 30 BR 152's, hauling slightly longer trains on the more 'bulky' routes. Chief of witch is the line from Freudenberg to Korbruck, with 6 trains operating the route, the longest on the network, with 17 stations along its length, compared to some which have only 4, its quite a bit longer.

Picture 1; Shows a fairly busy scene at the developing town of Muhlbruck, with 2 BR 152's and a BR 175 on display, with services to Stralsbrucken, Oldenstadt and Oberheim. in compliance with the CEO's wishes, larger stations were built at all major crossroads of the network, to allow for the huge future expansion that is to come in later years.

Picture 2: Another busy scene, this time at Freudenberg. The two platforms on the left are on the Albbach to Oldenstadt line, which dont terminate here obviously. A pair of BR 175's are hauling trains to their destinations, and a BR 152 is arriving with a train from Bremen, a lot further east than Albbach.

Picture 3: This shows the extent of DTN's network, from Heidelhaven and Stralsbrucken in the west, to Fahrhaven in the north, Bremen in the east and Oldenstadt in the south.


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Experimenting with some slightly less intensive scenes now, idyllic country scenes :P


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No comments anyone? :cry:

Here are three more of the network, showing a before and after of Dortmund and a small town on the new line.


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Very nice as usual James. :wink:

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Yay, DBXL is making a comeback!

Nice work James, although you could tighten up the crossover using the nightlys and the enhancetunnels enhancement, allowing diagonals to be built over tunnel mouths too :))

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Nice work James, although you could tighten up the crossover using the nightlys and the enhancetunnels enhancement, allowing diagonals to be built over tunnel mouths too :))


Not with OTTD he can't :P

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Nice work James, although you could tighten up the crossover using the nightlys and the enhancetunnels enhancement, allowing diagonals to be built over tunnel mouths too :))


Not with OTTD he can't :P

Nice shot James.


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Nice shots James :) May I ask why do you play with german town names? Is it just for realism or are you anyway related to germany?

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Nah, im English. I do it purely for realism. Thanks for the comments :)

Yeah, OTTD has some featuers, TTDP others, difficult to choose :(

And thx Rai, if it wasnt for your awesome shots over the years with it, i wouldnt be so keen of it :D

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Here are a few more..


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And another 3..

The company soon found several coal seems around the network, and began planning to connect them to the Power Station at Waldhorst.


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Perhaps the house at Kulmfeld between the two tracks is inhabited by someone who manually lowers the boom gates?

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Hehe, possible he is. The line will soon be double tracked with the removal of the signallers cottage though :P

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Very nice, your screenies has always inspired me :)

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Thanx Saibot! :D

Here are a couple more;

Due to various locomotives being sold for scrap, mainly a few old steamers, a large collection of the green local and long distance coaches had built up. These were all moved to Nestadt where they will remain in the coach sidings until needed by the company.

Here we can see our network map. One thing to note is the difference between the older railways (non-electrified) and the newly built or edited railways (electrified).

In the busy town of Erfurt lies the biggest junction on the network, all centred around the station. A bran ned BR 140 hauling silverfish coach stock is hauling a local train from Dortmund to Neststadt, while to its right is an older V140 with a train to Rottfurt Am Main. Lots of the diesels are used up and down the network to haul the all-stops local and regional trains.


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