Transport Fever

Transport Fever

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Scenario: USA
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Mar 30, 2018 @ 4:15pm
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A map of north shore of Gulf of Mexico, spanning from San Antonio to Jacksonville, inspired by Sunset Limited service of Amtrak, which connects LA to New Orleans, and briefly to Orlando via Jacksonville.

The map is 16:1 ratio and has very limited industries.

Also the towns are sparsely located so it would be extremely difficult to play.
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11 Comments
nandrolone Apr 16, 2018 @ 1:47pm 
I played enough games and while stopped, but looking at the screenshot sure this map is as cool as your other ones!
Dermott Banana Apr 13, 2018 @ 3:17am 
This is the sort of map I would *love* to make work.... but on first glance, I am guessing the distance limit on freight would kill it... anyone know?
Scronny Apr 9, 2018 @ 4:49am 
@mmhat I wouldn't suggest building HSR that hits all cities.
That way you lose too much town accelerating and breaking and having waiting time.
Ideally your HSR-routes should look like this (stations with a letter are major stations, smaller stations have a number)

A - B - C

And you have 2 smaller trainroutes doing the following:

A - 1 -2 - 3 - B and B - 4 - 5 - 6 - C

That way you have the numbers of passengers needed for a HSR-line and make it appealing for others to use the line; the smaller routes provide a "commuter" line between the bigger stations
GrijzePilion Apr 3, 2018 @ 1:55pm 
@mmathat I've found long-distance routes to be exceptionally unprofitable. I enjoy building and running them, but when you have two towns 20 or 30 kilometers apart with nothing in between them, there's going to very little demand. Ideally you'd want to run a long, heavy train on a route like that but there's usually no demand for anything more than one or two passenger cars.
mmathat Apr 2, 2018 @ 11:12pm 
Scronny,

Thank you for answering. What I mean is, building a high speed passenger from Jacksonville to Santa Fe in this game. Hitting all the cities along the way. Tough part so far is finding a way of fitting a station in NOLA w/o bulldozing half the town.
Scronny Apr 2, 2018 @ 4:17am 
@mmathat
Talking IRL or in game?

In game the long-run trains have the advantage that you can have one consist for an entire route thus cutting in maintenance cost since you have one type of train to maintain (small cost factor) However if one section of the route is busy and another half calm then it doesn't pay off
mmathat Apr 1, 2018 @ 5:45pm 
Never really studied the value of long runs on trains. Do they pay off? Or does the cost of the train & it's expense destroy the value?
GrijzePilion Apr 1, 2018 @ 6:21am 
Well that certainly ought to be enough to run a "Limited" service on. I love making trains run long distances in TpF, makes it feel like a proper journey. I should really be giving this map a shot. Thanks!
gitbiz  [author] Apr 1, 2018 @ 6:16am 
@GrijzePilion supposedly it's about 4*64km
GrijzePilion Mar 31, 2018 @ 5:27pm 
Damn. So how wide is this map, in kilometers?