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The Iron Road
« on: January 11, 2017, 10:42:25 AM »
Prior to the arrival of aircraft, another form of transport was expected to be king in Alyeska; Railways.

Though eclipsed by the raise of air travels, the railways made a mark on Alyeska's history and still plays a valuable role to this day. Whilst everyone agrees that aircraft can fly cargo almost anywhere throughout Alyeska, the railways can carry almost anything. There are some cargoes that are better suited to carriage along the iron road than through the air.

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Re: The Iron Road
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 06:36:14 PM »
What sort of trains would these use - steam & coal, or diesel?
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Re: The Iron Road
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 09:25:13 PM »
What sort of trains would these use - steam & coal, or diesel?

Steam, but a small number of diesel locomotives would be beginning to make an appearance.

There is a handful for mainline diesel locomotives, but its more common to find diesel shunters, railbuses and railcars.