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Cleaned up Poster

Posters For Atlantic Express still Common Up on Walls :

If the system had been 'shut down' around 1952, when the bankruptcy of the AE took place and formation of  the Metro Transit, then why are these posters still up 7 years later in BS1 'civil war' times?   This  reinforces the idea that the AE system was still working, maybe only for 'Long Distance' trains for  passengers, and the Freight system which would have stayed profitable.  Besides, it is obvious that parts  of the AE still operated 7 years later than that (in BS2).

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MMORPG Map of Rapture and its transport systems

Black dotted lines are the Mk2 AE system and Blue dotted lines are what remains of the old Mk1 AE tracks.

AE MK1 System

Abstracted map of AE Passenger Train Lines


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Technology

Mk1

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Prentis Mill





Test the wiki Map Feature (I'm not impressed with the huge obscuring map site markers... THEY ARE FRICKEN HUGE - no option for smaller ones or custom shaped...)


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Blueprint seen in Game

Blue Print : What looks like a Freight Locomotive (Mk1)




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Cleaned UP Mk1 TrainCar




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AE scrapyard (BioShock 2 in-game view from Paupers Drop). This looks like a scrapping area for old equipment. Mk1 style Atlantic Express equipment and track components.

Some track sections/routes of this (Mk1) style continued to run passenger traffic post-AE-bankruptcy (we rode some in BS2). Possibly Prentis Mill ran it as his (fullsize) hobby RR trainset (It ran thru a lesser part of the City which hadn't warranted the Mk2 replacement, and it made use of remaining Mk1 equipment which hadn't yet worn out). Even after being superceded by Mk2 (which had greater capacity and speed and new routes/destinations), that system was still insufficient for the City's passenger traffic needs (Passenger business being replaced by an integrated Metro Transit Trolley network, and Bathyspheres.) AE Freight traffic continued to most City destinations, and Long-Distance Passenger service outside of Rapture City continued. Ryan made use of the AE Freight trackage system during the 'Civil War' to move his forces around, as well to continue supplying the majority of the City's many surviving Citizens.

Note - the building at lower left in the picture is simply a copy of a surface 1900 era industrial building (corrugated metal roof and ventilation projection) - rather inappropriate for the deep water, while the one on the lower right at least has a better suited concrete bunker shape.

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AEdoors

The AE's Problem :

Those Atlantic Express trains, because they went out into the water, were required to enter/exit airlocks TWICE at every station (and those each would be a rather expensive mechanism to build and maintain). That need delayed movement significantly, when the lines/routes were at most only a few miles long (a matter of stopped time & station delays versus traveling time).

Whereas the Trolleys, which stayed WITHIN Rapture's internal pressurized environment, require no such extra delays, and had far less expensive trackway mechanisms and rolling stock. Tunnels DID need to be bored between building clusters, and trolley sized viaducts used to span gaps, but those are far simpler in the long run to operate. By the time of the Metro Consolidation (~1952), Construction Labor was more available and cheaper, and construction techniques (like tunnel cutting) were more advanced.

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Original AE TrainCar Issue :

The odd shaping/excessive decorations on the AE train carsides isn't in tune with Art Deco (modern) 'Streamlining', nor something used in an ocean water environment. Those decorations just add more cleaning work to be required. You can apply PAINT to get a similar (or better) decorative effect. (( Turbulance, caused by odd profile shapes of moving bodies GREATLY INCREASES Inefficiency - PARTICULARLY in water with its far higher flow resistances. ))

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AE - Its More Like A Subway :

It has to be stressed that the Atlantic Express was fundamentally a Transit system rather than a long distance railroad type system. It also moved a city's volume of freight (and was fundamental in the city's construction).

Afters its decline, the AE still would have been used to reach outlying areas outside of Rapture City (including likely industrial/resource sites), but few people other than commuting workers travel where FREIGHT transport is the primary cargo).

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AE Station Ticket Booths :

Why require a human to do this mundane job ? THIS is Rapture, where technical advancement is worshiped like a god ...

Atlantic Express automated Ticket Machines (Asset to Add to the MMORPG) -- with a Map of all of Rapture (styled using those AE bronze In-Game MAP graphical widgets).  The Start location is where you are currently.  The endpoint Destination you Press on the map and your ticket itinerary with train numbers (and alternates) and any Station transfers is printed out (or just told to you).

Being largely like a subway system (all Stations were within ~3 miles of each other), the Atlantic Express had a standard fee (tokens) for all destinations inside the City.  Separate special trains went out to areas outside of Rapture (upto ~15 miles) and had separate ticket prices.  Express and Luxury service was extra.

This automatic system was put in place once comp-u-ters were advanced enough to run a reservation system -- which could compensate for loads, late/disrupted service, and detours - and even order additional trains for increased passenger traffic loads).

Historical Note - the old tokens used for the AE were found to be particularly good for shaping into arrowheads, at the later periods when gun ammunition became much more scarce.

Similar machines would exist for the Metro Trolley System (or Bathysphere) to instantly tell the traveler which way to go (which train/track/time) to get to their desired destination.

"THIS IS RAPTURE !! " just begs a choreographed "300" like situation for a Flashback

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