The Majestic Road
The Majestic Road is a term used to describe the large network of railroads that connect Europe to Africa and Asia. Smaller railroads connect to The Majestic Road in Prague where it splits, one section heading south around The Great Hellscar to Sarajevo and then into Turkey, the other section travelling north of the Black Sea, with both sections meeting again in Baghdad. From Badhdad there is a section heading west until Casablanca and east into Islamabad. From Islamabad sections run south into India and north east into Beijing.
The Majestic Road is an incredible piece of engineering that took over 70 years to build and was the culmination of efforts from countries on all the continents it touches. A one way trip from Prague to Beijing takes approximately two to three weeks, thus opening up trade, diplomatic relations and immigration across Asia, Europe and Africa.
The railroad is generally seen as safer than Zepplin or Airship travel by the general public, however it is not without it’s troubles. Parts of the railroad go through uninhabited areas making maintenence difficult, bandits and other ne’er do wells have been known to attack and rob trains, and accidents have also been known to happen.