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Vanryu
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First of all, sorry for my english, its not my mother tongue. 🙂

Yeah, hard mode with no extra-loans is a pretty big challenge.
I tried it very often, most of all with an early train-line, but the train sometimes suck all the money out of my pocket.

So I tried another aspect so as Yeol do.
First of all I searched one cargo-line that have a good position. Source is not too far away and two cities in middle-range.
I was supplying two cities with an busroute in there town. Giving these two cities the cargo-supply and wait.
Until I made up some money with it (the cargo-line was giving me a bunch of money) I started bus-lines between the cities. And this was the breakpoint. These busline was creating so much money, I could extremely spread out my business.
With the time, I replaced the busses with tram and don’t regret this decision.

Conclusion:
I think the running-costs for trains stand in no relation to the running-costs for bus/tram.
My example: Year 1920:
A train-line between two nearby cities. The running-costs for a “BR 75.4 Badische VI c” is up to 500k/y and maybe 3-4 trailer with 150k-200k/y. Together 650k-700k/y and I only get a frequency of 5 minutes.
A tram-line between the same cities, where i run 5 “Typ 1 Gothaer” with a running-cost of 27k/y or total cost of 135k/y I can make a frequency of around 80 secounds.

The same example can I make with Busses and early steamtrains in the beginningphase.
So, that pictures call more than thousand words, here a screenshot of my example with tram-lines. Note, the lines with “RT” (stands for regional tram :-D) at the beginning are the lines between the cities and have only two stops.
URL: http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/notraini5f9sj4wao.jpg

So long …Vanryu

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