- Railroads of the Russian Empire in 1912
- Railroads of the Russian Empire in 1912
The Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East and the Sea of Japan. It is the longest railway in the world.
In March 1891, the future Czar Nicholas II personally opened and blessed the construction of the Far East segment of the Trans-Siberian Railway during his stop at Vladivostok, after visiting Japan at the end of his journey around the world. Nicholas II made notes in his diary about his anticipation of travelling in the comfort of "The Czar's Train" across the unspoiled wilderness of Siberia. The Czar's Train was designed and built in St. Petersburg to serve as the main mobile office of the Czar and his staff for travelling across Russia.
The main route of the Trans-Siberian originates in St. Petersburg at Moskovsky Vokzal, runs through Moscow, Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Chita and Khabarovsk to Vladivostok via southern Siberia and was built from 1891 to 1916 under the supervision of government ministers of Russia who were personally appointed by the Tsar Alexander III and by his son, Tsar Nicholas II. The additional Chinese Eastern Railway was constructed as the Russo-Chinese part of the Trans-Siberian Railway, connecting Russia with China and providing a shorter route to Vladivostok and it was operated by a Russian staff and administration based in Harbin.
A LOT historic photos: http://www.trans-sib.de/gal-his.htm
Construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway
Russia from Kiev to Vladivostok
Map size: 2048x1024 tiles
Start: year 1890
Version: OpenTTD 1.05 (Stable)
The economy is based on all ECS Vectors. The ECS Houses set is not included, thus no consumers for petrol and tourists. But a more authenic optic for 1890.
Throught my settings of ECS there is no closure and foundation of industries.
Snowline - the maps is complettly covered with snow in the middle of the winter.
Tips and Hints:
You are able to build tram rails from the beginning of the game. But they always got overhead lines even if there are no electric powered tram vehicles. So just switch the overhead lines off, until they make sense. See screenshot.
The Industrial Trams of the HEQS set are very useful for short connections from industries to the railway network.
If you got problems to earn enough money for a fast construction of the railway there is a way to earn easily money with out cheating.
Along the rivers Ob, Yenissai and Lena are several forrest and sawmills. Use the cheap Log Rafts to connect them. That will guarentee a nice income.
The city Donetsk and its environs is great for building a very productive car industry. It could help you in the beginning of the game to raise the production of your primary industries even in the far away Siberia.
If the sceanrio isn't challenging for you, try this GRF. http://wiki.openttdcoop.org/BaseCosts
I don't want to confuse unexperienced player with it. So you have to add it yourself to the scenario.
Construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway (Railway Network unto the Ural)
This version is also at the ingame downloader and BaNaNas available. All needed GRFs can be downloaded ingame.
At european part of Russia is simple railway net. So you are able to start the Construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway from the hillside of the Ural. Just like in history. Also the company generates a nice income. So you will get no troubles with financing your constructions.
Construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway (no Railway Network)
The only difference to the scenario abow is that it starts with no constructions.
Construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway (additional GRFs)
Here are GRFs added that you can't download ingame. But from the links below.
The game looks more authentic. (see Screenshots)
You also start with no running company.
Graphics Resource Files:
Russian Trains and Trams (authentic ambience, slow engines but cheap)
http://translate.google.de/translate?hl ... wnload.php
Serbian Tram Set (first tram in 1892)
NewStations (animated with passengiers and snow)
Canadian Stations Set (animated with snow)
NorthAmericanRoadSet (outside cities you got dirt roads instead of streets)
Russian Plane Set
Construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway (without any industries)
The scenario contains no industries at all.
For everyone who wants to build his own version of the scenario. e.g. with FIRS instead of ECS.
The ECS parameter are changed. The game is allowed to found industries. So you are also able to play this scenario without any changes. You just need some patience.
Heightmap of Siberia 2048x1024 Pixels
Heightmap of Siberia 6977x3488 Pixels
For guys who want to play on bigger maps. You'll need this patch.
Enjoy the scenario!
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Also reports and saves of your game. Even changed versions of the scenario.
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