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- At Dadtown passengers can change for an Italian EMU, purchased in the mid-1930s to try out the possibilities of electric traction.
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- It isn't all passenger traffic; there has been some industrial development too. At the steel mill an empty iron ore train and full steel coils train race each other, while NIMBY councillors in Kennford fulminate about the train noise.
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- On the other side of Kennford, planning permission was annoyingly denied to increase the size of the ore transshipment station, leading to traffic jams. On the feeder line, a French built tank engine potters merrily along.
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- At Slonbourne on the recently developed East Coast route feeder railbuses intersect with GG1s on the main line.
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- Steam, diesel and electric come together in this picture, as a GG1 passes with a mainline service, while a V 200 diesel operates a feeder service, and a steam locomotive, recently imported from South Africa, crosses on a coal drag.
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Stations do not have inbuilt signals, contrary to what some people here seem to preach. For a bidirectional through station you need to build path signals on both sides of the station with the lights facing the platforms.Kevo00 wrote:because the station itself doesn't seem to act as a 'break' in the zone the same way a terminus does.
Ah, now this is useful information. Many thanks for that! Pathing is a huge improvement on the TTD/Loco block only set up but can add some complexity of its own.Michi_cc wrote:Stations do not have inbuilt signals, contrary to what some people here seem to preach. For a bidirectional through station you need to build path signals on both sides of the station with the lights facing the platforms.Kevo00 wrote:because the station itself doesn't seem to act as a 'break' in the zone the same way a terminus does.
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- The main hub at the east end of the island, Great Flaningway-on-sea, has seen a lot of expansion, with General reaching 6 platforms. The recently completed cross island line terminates here.
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- Along the new line, big stations have been built every 3-4 stations to allow passengers to change from high speed to stopping EMUs. The rural but close towns of Bronningstone and Fort Fronningley have been chosen as a big station site for operational reasons, as well as having plenty of room for expansion...for now at least. As at many LIT stations, local buses connect with trains.
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- Meanwhile, it isn't all high technology. In a quieter part of the island DMUs trundle sedately through the woods, mostly regulated by ancient mechanical signalling.
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- Slunbourne has been resignalled following the advice of railway industry consultants...the station has now become the model for later junction layouts on LIT.
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Also you could probably get another Station into Slunbourne
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Haha - classic economic Kev!Kevo00 wrote:At Sluningpool passengers can change for the tram to Wraston, actually a much bigger town, but public subsidies intended to help smaller communities meant that Sluningpool got the station instead,
Thank you, well I did actually get a subsidy so built the station there instead of Wraston, because I could still tap Wraston by tram. Now my 'network effects' are such that I win all sorts of subsidies without trying.JamieLei wrote:Haha - classic economic Kev!Kevo00 wrote:At Sluningpool passengers can change for the tram to Wraston, actually a much bigger town, but public subsidies intended to help smaller communities meant that Sluningpool got the station instead,
I'll need to take some new shots - things haven't changed all that much in 100 years at Slunningpool, but Dadtown station is now much bigger. I way prefer the gradual town growth of OTTD to Loco's crazy boomtown growth.
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- Its 1920 and Mashimoto Industries starts running trains from Tokyo to Maebashi. Here is the scene at Kumagaya.
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- Ten years later and up in the north, industry is gaining pace. Sawmills offer goods traffic while a passenger route starts at Koshiro and runs along the coast to Hirchirippu.
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- Jump to 1993 and Japan is at the height of its powers. Shinkansen has been extended to Sapporo. To reach Hakodate, passengers must change at Hakodate Junction for a conventional train into the city centre, as the town was not well located for the Hokkaido bridge alignment.
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More shots from the 1990s...
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- Despite the Shinkansen, conventional services remain popular on the Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka corridor. Nagoya Woods is the terminus for trains from Osaka and Tokyo, while most Tokyo-Osaka trains stop at Chita, with connections for the Nagoya tram system.
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- South of Nagoya, a short experimental maglev route provides connection to Yatumi. A bit more glamorous than a PPM or 153.
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- Ibraki South is the main station for Osaka, it is actually quite central despite the name. The Shinkansen terminates there along with the conventional line from Tokyo. The Hankyu Railway's distinctive red trains connect at Nara for Koyoto South at the top of the map as well as running underground through Osaka, and running on from the left of the screen to Kobe.
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- Tokyo West is the hub of the system. Shinkansen and conventional rail routes meet with underground through the city to the other side of the bay, and tram services. Definitely the busiest station on the network.
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- The Tokyo Bay area as a whole - hovercraft run ferries in the bay, while a complex tram system operates, as well as a network of valuables vans between the city's many banks.
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- The Osaka Bay area, showing the full extent of Hankyu services as well as mainline, Shinkansen, tram, bus and sea services with hovercraft and hydrofoils.
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Yup, ¥13m in 1994. Yatomi has a 71% rating as a result. I originally built it very short for the first Japan set maglev, which only takes 10 passengers - fortunately the second one takes 225! Haven't got round to lengthening the route yet.Supercheese wrote:Wow, that is indeed a very short maglev route. Does it make any profit at all?
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- An express steams out of New Grinbourne, with tram connections in evidence.
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- A tram engine puffs away on a rural light railway, supplying the new corned beef factory.
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- An 0-6-0 covered in grime carries coal to the new-fangled electricity plant thingy.
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- A railmotor chugs to the village of Senston.
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- Wrinstock Heath was orginally built as a terminus station, but expansion meant through platforms were needed.
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- An express train rushes over the river while a wood train runs on a parallel branch.
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