The screens are from 1870 and a little company based in Codhattan isn't exactly little anymore (well.. something one would expect after 20 years of operations).
(Augh.. 3* attachment limit.. incoming double-post!)
- Codhattan & Cheeningham, 1870-01-01.png
- To the east lies Pesningdore, terminus of the Eastern Line.
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- Codhattan & Cheeningham, 1870-01-01#1.png
- Finshaw Ridge, another important place on the (rather short) Eastern Line.
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- Codhattan & Cheeningham, 1870-01-01#3.png
- All the roads lead to Rome.. no, wait, scratch that.. Codhattan. Yes. This place might look like a ghost town with too good infrastructure for its size right now, but in time, it'll grow...
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Anyway, some more archived stuff from 1870:
- Codhattan & Cheeningham, 1870-01-01#5.png
- Main source of income for the company: several trains carrying wood, hauled by two trusty 4-4-0s each.
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- Codhattan & Cheeningham, 1870-01-01#2.png
- And here's where they unload their cargo.. Bathaven, terminus of the Eastern Coast Mainline, with a separate yard for cargo operations
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- Codhattan & Cheeningham, 1946-01-05.png
- And, thanks to the wonders of time travel, '46 Codhattan as promised
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But good going there, I'd love to see more
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Back to the screens...
- Codhattan & Cheeningham, 1874-01-23#1.png
- What's this? a STALLED train? Well, full load of paper is too much for these Moguls, so I'll have to remove some cars from this one...
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- Codhattan & Cheeningham, 1878-08-06.png
- First accident of the company claims the lives of a driver and 8 passengers in a (now totaled) steam bus. Damn thing is too slow to avoid stuff like.. a 50mph train.
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- Codhattan & Cheeningham, 1880-06-18#2.png
- Zoomed-out shot of Cheeningham area. The southeastern track is the Codhattan-Cheeningham mainline. I put the tracks some distance apart, so I can build additional ones when needed
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- Area northeast of Codhattan. Some traffic here at last
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- Codhattan & Cheeningham, 1880-06-18.png
- The only place of interest between Codhattan and Cheeningham..
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- Codhattan & Cheeningham, 1880-06-18#5.png
- Map of the network in 1880. Tracks between Liverdore and Methaven are currently under construction.
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As of 1899, the basic network is complete. Construction on the western coast started in early 1880's around the city of Mesway with the intention to eventually connect both eastern and western parts of the network.
- Codhattan & Cheeningham, 1888-02-17.png
- One of the few screens of an actual gameplay. A brand-new coal burning 2-8-0 Consolidation hauling a full load of wood. Definitely an improvement over the top-and-tail 4-4-0s I used on these before. Marginally lower top speed (which it won't be able to reach anyway), same power, more TE, running costs roughly 60% of those of the two 4-4-0s.
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- Codhattan & Cheeningham, 1899-11-10.png
- Cargo bays on the eastern edge of Codhattan. As of this moment this is the busiest place in the city.
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- Codhattan & Cheeningham, 1899-11-10#1.png
- Station platforms in Pesningdore had to be lengthened. This resulted in considerable disruption of the life in the city (and required spending considerable resources on.. ahem.. altering the opinion of local magistrate)
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- Codhattan & Cheeningham, 1899-11-10#3.png
- Situation north of Codhattan. On the other end of the lower pair of tunnels lies a large yard, so cargo traffic is heavy.
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- Codhattan & Cheeningham, 1899-11-10#4.png
- Mesway - central hub of the western part of the network.
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- Codhattan & Cheeningham, 1899-11-10#2.png
- Map of the entire network
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Some snow for a change.. Section of track between Sesningdore and Tredale (see map in last post)
Bridge on a line between Accdon Green and Pronford.. not much traffic here
- List of all the nice things..
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- 0-6-0 tank engine passenger train meets another 0-6-0 - a freight engine with a rake of mineral cars
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- Does this really need a description? :D
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- a 4-4-0-hauled express at its destination. Line between Headingley and Epping is the backbone of my current 'network' (really just this and some branch lines)
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- .. parts of the line are still single-track, but this will change soon..
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- .. about NOW..
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Anyway.. more screens incoming
- Here's a tram track connecting two cities on an island not far from Epping.. Also visible is a steamer connecting Epping, Walsall and...
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- .. Chatham.
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- The entire map is 512×1024, this is just a small part..
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- The coal mine located near Welwyn Garden increased its output, so even with three 0-6-0s serving the station the coal just piles up... Due to the line being mostly single track, adding more trains isn't desirable, and the 0-6-0 won't handle longer train without seriously delaying passenger traffic on the line. Solution to this problem can be seen here - a brand new 0-8-0 waits at the passenger platform, while one of the old 0-6-0s hauls its last coal train on this line. They'll be needed elsewhere.
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- Also in the news: due to increased traffic the line between Warwick and Headingley was double-tracked with the exception of a short stretch at Telford
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- People at Clevedon City, as of this moment the westernmost station, celebrate arrival of the first train - an all-stop train from Headingley
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- Current situation northeast of Netherhampton
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- Shrewsbury with some traffic around, notably the Epping-Headingley express.
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- The branchline diverging in the previous shot ends here. For this one, I tried modifying the screen in PhotoFiltre...
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- Six dead in a train-bus collision.. Littlehempston station handles a lot of traffic, so I'll modify the level crossings and the station in one go...
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- ... aaand done.. Originally with three through and one bay platform, Littlehempston now boasts 4 mainline platforms, 2 bay platforms for commuter trains to Camberley and Chatham and 2 platforms for northbound commuter trains. Not everything is okay, though - moving the depot would mean messing with more train orders than I'd liked, so part of the junction around it is (by my standards) poorly designed...
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- One of my isolated lines, roughly in the center of the map.. EE1 hauling a coal train
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At this time (1934 game time) the network consists of 4 separate parts... So far only text description, maps will be added later..
1) Main part along the southeastern edge of the map, tracks shown on the map posted somewhere above form its eastern part. Quite a lot of traffic here, with ~110 trains
2) Tracks around Long Eaton (and its coal mines), electrified 1,5 kV DC, with coal trains hauled by EF-1s and even some passenger traffic hauled by new EE-1s
3) Some local lines in the western corner of the map. The only traffic here are some 0-6-0 tank engines with passenger carriages
4) Some more local lines in the northern corner of the map. Again, not much to be seen there, just a few Panniers
Now, as a compensation for all this boring stuff, some screens:
- Coppleridge (part #2) with some traffic. Seen here are:
All-stop passenger train between Leeds and Horwich and a limited-stop express between Leeds and Kirkby (that is, this one travels the entire length of the current 1,5 kV line). Both are hauled by EE1s.
Coal train approaching the Coppleridge power plant (off-screen), hauled by a new EF1.
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- Another EE1 can be seen leaving the first (and, given the nature of the terrain, maybe only) tunnel on the network between Kirkby and Crewe
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- Marlow, the westernmost city currently served by the first part of the network.
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