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Aurelia 1862

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Author's Comments: Welcome to Aurelia! This small kingdom has asked for your expertise to build a efficient railway system to bring supplies to the growing industry and to service the population with better communications. At the West Coast the economy is based on agriculture, in the centre of the country there are heavy industries based on coal, iron, bauxite, lumber and gravel.

I suggest the player to start with a small railway from Kingston to Nunaton, to bring imported cotton to a textile mill. After a few years to consolidate your company, you can start building the coastal trunk line between Garrick and Southport. The Kingston/Newport area is a huge urban center, so there should be plenty of mail and passengers to carry to and from the provinces. By 1910 or so, the whole system should be built, and by this time it will take approximately 150 trains to run it. Note:: Until 1957 no diesel locomotives are available. In that year there will be a choice between "second hand steam engines from a neighboring country for a bargain prize until 1960" (scrap prize = 80% off), or an option to sign a 10 year contract with General Motors for deliverance of 3 classes of new diesels (15% off). From 1935 electric locomotives are available. Space is reserved for quadouble track and bypasses around most of the big population centres. Average distance between stations are approximately 5-10 km, using a scale of 2 squares = 1 km.




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