Since this is TRAIN fever (and since I’m fond of trains; I’m also a model train modeller, building my own railway layouts), I will try to use trains as the focal point of my network. I will use trams to collect people inside the cities toward the railway stations, and buses to connect the towns that do not yet have a railway connection. I tend to organize so each city has cargo, but If it flows by itself, I will not install my own transport. I will use trucks to get the cargo to cities that have bot yet their natural stream of cargo.
All goes will untill automobile takes over and causes the nation wide gridlock, with a standstil from city to city. Everything is crumbling down, and I have to hope that the collected millions are enough to get to the year 2000, with heavy losses, and abandoning all tram lines and maybe 70% of all train lines.