Following the National Railways Protection Act 2007, the Faedertellus increased the security of the assorted railways across the nations with the use of additional armed guards and Neil Class Armoured Trains. After the Evacuations and the Great Disaster the remaining armoured trains were either shipped to West Grinstead or scuttled. However despite this, much of the former rail system remains in place albeit require repairs in various places.
As such in the aspiration of regaining the ability to engage with trade and commerce with other Micran nations, it has been deemed that the most efficient way in which the Faedertellus can reopen lines of communications. Is to secure and utilise existing rail-lines that can enable the transportation of goods & personnel from the National Redoubt Region to Mercury. Currently the Provisional Witan Delegate Dr Ulfrid Walker is due to discuss this matter with the Mercurian government. However in the meantime elements of Spittle’s Scouts are undertaking a recon of the tracks to assess the likely dangers and current state of the railway itself.
If following the discussions and the results of the report, this remains a feasible project. The Ministry of Defence will establish the ‘Railway Auxiliary Unit’ who will operate Armoured Train Cars that will escort all locomotives through the Badlands until the region is secure. These Armoured Train Cars are being constructed by LandFara Vehicles Ltd and an example of one is illustrated below;
Colonel (Ret.) Alfwaerd Killer Strecuminesca of Defence