The railroad is currently conquering all of Europe. Right in the middle is a young Alpine republic, where a mighty mountain massif blocks the way to the sunny south. The rocky colossus can only be crossed with great difficulty.
This mission is based on the historic Gotthard Tunnel
Time for a bold undertaking: crossing the Alps from north to south. A railroad tunnel through the Swiss Alps will make our young nation the most important route from the North Sea to the Mediterranean!
In the cradle of industrialization, the factory smokestacks smoke without end. The cities are thick with soot. Men, women and children make sure that the machinery keeps running – up to twelve hours a day without a break.
This scenario is based on the Tay Bridge disaster of 1879
The railroad network is being diligently expanded; the trains have doubled their top speed in just a few years. Faith in modern technology is as unshakeable as the reign of Queen Victoria…
The new century is still young, but things don't look good. Tensions in Europe are rising – hopefully everything will turn out well!
Fortunately, transportation services are always in demand, in good times and in bad. You just can't have any scruples about who you get involved with. In any case, it's certainly worthwhile to be well prepared for any eventuality…
Progress is finally here!
The former occupiers have returned a beautiful island kingdom somewhere in the middle of the Pacific to its native inhabitants – or what is left of them some two hundred years after James Cook.
Now that the yoke of colonialism has finally been shaken off, democracy and modernization can finally gain a foothold. The first, charismatic Presidente of the archipelago is very concerned with increasing the prosperity of the region – and we can help him!
An economic miracle! The war is over and West Germany is experiencing an unprecedented boom.
A new, strong economic power is rising from the rubble and ruins. After many long years of austerity, suddenly there is everything the heart desires! There is full employment and the export industry is going swimmingly. The victorious Allies are slowly restoring freedom to the country. Recently, they've even allowed us to purchase aircraft…
France has shown us all how it's done. The entire world is marveling at Concorde, which soars through the air at almost twice the speed. There's just no equivalent on the ground!
The airplane is little use for domestic travel. The oil crisis has plunged the country into a deep recession and, on top of that, has made air travel more expensive. It's time for a new, great technical achievement – a sign that France has what it takes to remain a great, innovative nation, even in difficult times. Let's prove that our industrial nation is still leading the way in cutting-edge technology!
The century is drawing to a close and the future looks rosy for transport magnates.
The Iron Curtain is falling, East and West are coming together cautiously, Europe is coalescing. One woman, known respectfully by both friend and foe as “The Iron Lady”, has done capitalism a major service: She has shrunk the welfare state, pulverized the unions and placed public enterprises in the hands of private business. Ideal conditions for new projects…