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Railway line proposal?

Hello! I haven't been on here in a while. I am here today to share a proposal for a new STA railway line that I have planned and finalized pretty much since I first joined The Shire, and if approved, the line will connect at least 17 (maybe a few more) cities, towns, and landmarks in the northern Shire.

Above, you can see the map I made detailing the proposed route of the line, which I have named the Stafford Line for the time being. Now, let me talk through the line's 17 proposed stations (if you only see 16, that's because I was a buffoon and forgot one of the stations on the PowerPoint :P), and maybe a couple more that I didn't include on here but could possibly also be stations.

The Stafford Line starts off in Caffa, heading northeast towards Gork, and then southeast towards Argenfort. Both Gork and Argenfort have some rails set up from what I've seen, and Argenfort actually has a station with an opening for the "Thule" Line, which does not go anywhere near the town. If Stafford is approved, it could take "Thule's" place in that station.

Stafford then goes south to Taman. The main purpose of having a station at Taman is so Stafford (a decently trade-based line) has a direct connection with Juris, which connects to large cities such as Venezia Nuova and Oranjestad. After Taman, Stafford heads northeast to the town of Mewni and east to the temple (I think?) of Sihai.

After Sihai, Stafford begins going southeast again, stopping at the towns of Flotte and Sachi, then heading east-northeast past Coda (which I forgot to include as a station, but it is part of the proposed station list) and Dahlia, the latter of which seems to have rails close to being ready for Stafford if the line is approved.

I then have Stafford going southeast through the small village of Vogue before going east and connecting with an existing line that connects Jommerstown and Riverwood, the next two proposed stops.

After leaving Riverwood, Stafford is slated to pass through the Dawn Mountain Ski Resort, but it could also pass through the Dolphin Verde Casino and Resort; I left the latter off the list of stations due to Dawn Mountain being closer and more convenient to Riverwood's location, but Dolphin Verde could also be a station.

Stafford then passes through the town of Mercator (or Mercator's Requiem) before heading east to the Midrule suburb of Cornnet, but there are a couple of locations between Mercator and Cornnet (Jenner Castle and Sapperstree) that could work as potential stations as well.

The last stop on the line is Laurelian. I'm not quite sure where in Laurelian the Stafford Line would end, but probably somewhere convenient to the city's infrastructure and Cornnet's location. So, that's my proposed Stafford Line.

I've had a couple of ideas to extend the line southwest past Caffa to the third major trade center in the north, Rigel, but I'm not including it in the proposal because 1. I'm unsure about it and 2. Rigel is far from completion.

Thank you for reading through this! It is much appreciated.

~ Boris


PROPOSED STAFFORD LINE STATION LIST:

  • Caffa (western terminus)
  • Gork
  • Argenfort
  • Taman
  • Mewni
  • Sihai
  • Flotte
  • Sachi
  • Coda
  • Dahlia
  • Vogue
  • Jommerstown
  • Riverwood
  • Dolphin Verde (potentially)
  • Dawn Mountain
  • Mercator
  • Jenner Castle (potentially)
  • Sapperstree (potentially)
  • Cornnet
  • Laurelian (eastern terminus)


Comments

  • BorisCrafter
    BorisCrafter Member, Wiki Editor

    Here's the fixed version that includes Coda. :P

  • @CoffeeAndChill would definitely be the one to talk to about this proposal! =D
    Thank you for taking the time to make the graphic and give us so much detail in this proposal. It really helps with the decision-making process!
  • BorisCrafter
    BorisCrafter Member, Wiki Editor

    Indeed! I'm very excited for him to see this.

    Also, you're welcome! I was happy to make the graphic, and if this gets approved, I would be more than happy to help build the line!

  • Spaicol
    Spaicol Member, Engineer, Wiki Editor

    Really cool, count me in to build tunnels.

  • There is going to be a new line added to the shire railway map? nice! Can't wait for the stafford line

  • CoffeeAndChill
    CoffeeAndChill Lord, Engineer

    Hi, I looked at this with @Antheus and we think this could be achieved by extending some existing lines to cover the station connections you’ve proposed.

    The line currently terminating at Caffa can be extended further north, and lines through Riverwood can be extended to the East and West.

  • BorisCrafter
    BorisCrafter Member, Wiki Editor
    edited January 8

    Nice, thanks! If you need any help building the thing, I'd be more than happy to do so!

  • CoffeeAndChill
    CoffeeAndChill Lord, Engineer
    edited May 2

    Hi @BorisCrafter,

    Thanks for your proposal 😁

    I've been looking at how we could incorporate these new locations by extending or re-routing existing lines, and I've come up with the following to address the West portion of your proposal:

    • Extend West Shire Rail from Caffa to Gork
    • Extend West Shire Rail north from University of Clementine, to pass through the airport, New Clementine, Dawnton and Argenfort
    • I've skipped Mewni as it's too small, incomplete, and appears to be abandoned

    The railway map will soon be updated with these changes.

    I have been working with @Antheus on the East portion, and here's a rough idea of how we're planning to extend the railway from Riverwood:


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  • BorisCrafter
    BorisCrafter Member, Wiki Editor

    That looks awesome! I'm excited to beat you to being the first to ride the extensions. It covers pretty much every major stop in the proposal, and I think that express line from Applewoods to Wytapcha gives Vadam a connection to Thule. I can't wait to see what you and Antheus have for the east, and if you need help building some stuff for the extensions of Vadam and WSR, I would be more than happy to help out.

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