In this thread, I'll be sharing some screenshots.
My latest game takes place in the countryside, in an undetermined (some would say imaginary) french-speaking region. In the end of the 19th century, this region was scarcely populated, and transport networks were inexistent, to say the least. Thanks to a 1895 law, many railroad companies began to prosper, building up narrow gauge networks, mostly.
In this post, we will focus on the activity of the 'Chemins de Fer du Sud' (Southern Railroads) or CFS for short. These pictures were taken in 1908.
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Here you can see the city of Fontenay aux Roses, with its small station. A small passenger train pulled by a 120T is leaving, heading the small village of Rouen.
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Here, the same train is about to stop in the Rouen station, terminus of the line. You can see a rudimentary Y, allowing the train to go back. Historically, this line was the first of the CFS, built in 1895. In 1908, it is a small branch of the network, with only one train servicing it.
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Leaving Fontenay aux Roses, we arrive to the next station of the network's main line : Poitiers. Leaving the station and heading Fontenay aux Roses (SW) you can see a long train pulled by a fast 230T. These train service all the stations on the main line. They are often overloaded...
You can also see on the right side of the image the station of Saint Etienne, at the end of a short branch line. Only one consist services Saint Etienne, but a simple trick allows the company to schedule a great number of return trips per day.
More on that in the next post...