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Cornwall Railway and West Cornwall Railway (IND)
   
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Oct 24, 2018 @ 1:29pm
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Cornwall Railway and West Cornwall Railway (IND)

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During the Railway Mania of the 1830s and 40s, Southampton quickly got a direct connection to London via rail. This caused fears that Falmouth would lose it's port, so the Cornwall Railway was founded to build a line between Falmouth and Plymouth North Road, where it had a connection to the South Devon Railway. The line between Plymouth and Truro was opened in 1859, after years of planning problems and money shortages because of countless river crossings. The extension to Falmouth was opened in 1863. The line was amalgated into the Great Western Railway in 1876.

This map also allows you to re-create the West Cornwall Railway, which was opened in 1852 and provided a line between Penzance and Truro. Although there was a connection with the Cornwall Railway in Truro, train changes must be made as the West Cornwall Railway was standard gauge, which is very unusual for the region of England. This choice was the Railway's demise, as the "Associated Companies" (South Devon Railway, Bristol and Exeter Railway and Great Western Railway) demanded to change the gauge to Brunel gauge to allow direct trains to London. The West Cornwall Railway did not have funds for this, and so was bought by the Associated Companies in 1866.

This map allows you to recreate both the Cornwall Railway and the West Cornwall Railway, and all of the branches West of Plymouth, including ones operated by the London and South Western Railway, to Bude and Padstow. Experimental map sizes are required to use this map. This version of the map includes randomised industries.
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5 Comments
RolleyPovey  [author] Oct 26, 2018 @ 10:24am 
You could always just fill it in with the Streams mod
Skirmish Oct 26, 2018 @ 2:25am 
ah, ok, thx for the answer. I think I might not be alone with having the blurring of the heightmap in that I would sooner have that than some of the strange stepping effects that you can see on maps that have no blurring. I can always use the tree gun :) I wonder if just simply raising the terrain would work, will have to give it a try once i'm finished with my current map.
RolleyPovey  [author] Oct 25, 2018 @ 11:55am 
I've tried that, it ended up with the puddle effect. It's just because the land at the top of tthe map is slightly higher than the bottom. I'll try and redraw the river, I think it closed up when I blurred the heightmap.
Skirmish Oct 25, 2018 @ 11:05am 
What's the zOffset for this? just wondering if it's possible to increase it my end to try and get rid of the "trenches". Or if it was increased would it cause a puddle effect?
Bumbling Brit Oct 24, 2018 @ 2:00pm 
This looks impressive. Definitely going to go for a historical recreation game with this one! Thanks for putting it up.