The weekend engineering works planned by DTM Rail have got off to an early start on Friday evening. The evening commuter rush had barely finished before Directory of Operations for DTM Rail, Haddock1000 and his chief navvy Easilyconfused got to work laying track. After some initial work completing the extensions to the Folly Line, Haddock1000 assisted Mrs_Amar in completing the connection of the Clay Line North to the Jungle line at AlexK98’s plot. The Clay Line North was previously single track but is in the process of being turned into dual track to increase capacity and reduce the incidences of head-on collisions. DTM Action News was unable to get confirmation the dual tracking project is complete but the rails appear to be in place.
Then the attention turned to the southern side of the DTM Rail network. The first task was to construct Paradise Junction which is located on the Mooshroom Line immediately south of the plots of BK44448 and Pbask. This junction links to the “Duck Line” which runs between the plots of Danshduck11122 and Danshduck18086. Where the Duck Line crosses the underground line between the 2 plots an interchange station named Duck Parkway was created.
Stairs were built down into their underground railway and more work was done to allow them to transition to the DTM network from their own railway.
Finally at the northern end of the plots Duck Junction was constructed and the lines laid out east to Joel2004 and west into the great wilderness allowing for future colonisation of the wilderness.
Haddock1000 was not available for comment tonight due to exhaustion from laying kilometres of track bed and retired to bed leaving Easilyconfused to talk to our DTM Action News reporter. Easilyconfused was also weary from an evening laying track but did talk to our reporter:
“The works tonight are smaller than some of the other projects but are a strategic building block in the DTM Rail plan. The Duck Line West in particular opens up a vast tract of new land which is largely unexplored at present. Who knows what resources can be found out there in the blank areas of the map?”
Our reporter pressed him further and he simply produced a large map of the world and pointed to the blank portions of the map and gave the enigmatic comment “Here be dragons!”
Further engineering works are planned over the weekend and more news of those will be published as and when the DTM Action News team can get reports filed.