Railway Empire 2: Industry and Production Guide - MGW

Railway Empire 2: Industry and Production Guide


In the intricate economic world of Railway Empire 2, involvement in the production of goods can provide an exciting and rewarding experience. This guide will explore the various facets of this complex gameplay mechanic, providing detailed insights to help you dominate the markets and reap substantial profits.



Urban Industries

The first step in becoming involved in production is to focus on urban industries. Cities are the primary locations for industries, and the number of industries a city can host depends on its size. A city can host 1, 2, or 3 industries.


As you contribute to a city’s population growth, it becomes able to accommodate more industries. Once the population has grown sufficiently, you have the opportunity to establish an additional industry. Timing this decision is essential to prevent the city government, competitors, or other investors from seizing the opportunity.



Acquiring Existing Businesses

Apart from establishing new industries, you can also acquire existing businesses. This acquisition takes place through a bidding process. When you select a business and make an offer, an auction begins if there are competing bidders. You have to be the highest bidder to acquire the business, and competitors can also initiate auctions.


There may also be scenarios where rural families offer their businesses. These families offer their businesses when they’re not profitable, which means you can acquire them at a particularly cheap rate. With the right railway connection, these businesses can become significantly profitable.



Benefits of Production Participation

Actively participating in production comes with several advantages. Firstly, you gain direct control over the production capacity of your industries. This ensures that your cities are consistently supplied with adequate goods.


The majority of produced goods require transportation, which leads to an increase in transportation profits with each new or expanded production.


Moreover, you reap direct profits from production. However, if the business is not profitable, especially when utilization falls below 60%, additional investment might be necessary.



Modifying Production Capacity

You can adjust the capacity of each business in several steps, directly impacting the production of goods and the consumption of raw materials.


You can demolish an industry within a city and replace it with a different one if necessary. However, businesses located in the countryside cannot be demolished. Instead, you can return them to the original owning family.



Profits in Production

Owning a production business in Railway Empire 2 allows you to enjoy the profits without managing day-to-day operations, as these are handled by experienced managers.


However, if the business isn’t profitable—due to an inability to sell produced goods or a faltering inflow of raw materials—you may need to contribute additional funds. Thankfully, you can prevent such situations by adjusting the size of the business, creating additional routes, or adding more trains.


Farms are an exception, as they typically do not incur ongoing costs. As long as the farms are productive, the associated costs are deducted directly from the profits.


  • Fernando

    Fernando is doing what he always did, sharing his honest opinions about games whenever he can. The difference is now he is writing and not talking about it.

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