Due to the unanimously positive response in chat, I have decided to post Virgin Shores updates here as well as on the forum. So here's Update 31:
Let's start with the Virgin Shores - New Follomer High Speed Rail Line...
The Aspen Park Terminal (southern end of the line):
Just to the north of Aspen Park:
After crossing into Tile 4, the HSR line has a stop in Port Shadow before proceeding across the Wright River on a cable-stayed bridge, the first of its kind in Virgin Shores:
Immediately after the bridge the HSR line encounters a wye. The northwest branch heads to Follomer and the east branch towards the coast and a tunnel to the North American mainland.
The HSR line then negotiates some curves and crosses the Neo Follomer Highway, a new C&W spur, and an extension of VS-1.
About a kilometer to the west, in Tile 5, the HSR line negotiates a few curves, and then heads off across the Virgin Shores / Follomer frontier.
Next a nice pretty random suburban shot...
And the mall burned down again...
And some new buildings were added to the skyline... namely the new IHG Tower and Wright Co. building (respectively):
And now something that might come as a surprise...
Virgin Shores now has a National Guard, and this is their base. It is designed to be entirely self-sustaining, producing everything except electricity. The base includes housing, offices, supply yards, and training grounds, as these initial recruits will soo be off to Franklin County to fight against the Soltrians. The base also provides thousands of new civilian jobs, spurring new growth in the adjacent town of Neo Follomer.
Here are some close-ups:
The North Gate and storage yards:
The Base Exchange and some housing:
Some of the training grounds:
To the east of the base, where the road up to the North Gate meets the Neo Follomer Highway, a causeway extends out into the ocean with a short bridge span that leads to Hawk Island, site of the new seaport and naval base.
Close-up of the bridge:
And on Hawk Island construction was completed on the seaport and naval base...
Naval Base Overview:
Close-up on the Drydock:
Close-up on the V.S.S. Archean:
The container and break-bulk seaport occupying the rest of Hawk Island:
And last but not least for this update, Virgin Shores needed somewhere to train all these soldiers... so built the Port Shadow Military Technical Institute:
This will be posted on the forums soon.