It's known as the pit stop town for anyone travelling from the eastern cities out to the west and desert areas.
The aqueducts, trains, and roads all meet here.
The city is built upon flat plains. Much of the city's industries have built downward when expanding their facilities.
1734 - The town of Astam Village was chartered.
1884 - The Technocracy renames the city to Astam Junction.
The south-western part of the city, Old town is home to Main St and Astam Station. Above the station sits city hall.
The oldest part of the city, it has much of the residential areas. As you travel further west, there are larger mansions. Many retired generals live in these.
The Industrial Zone
In the north-west, metal production and companies supporting the rail and aqueducts are the focus.
Many law offices are set up here, northwest of the Station, as well as Astam's small library and a museum of Antifordian history.
As you venture further from Astam Station, you'll find small neighborhoods of foreigners who came to find opportunity and never left far of the rail that brought them.
There are lot's of commercial stores, an oversized Dirtball stadium, and many little garages and dealers to purchase vehicles from here south-east of Astam Station.
This is the other suburban area. Lot's of homes and a few small markets are here.
The railway lines going in all four cardinal directions are the conduits for both intranational and international trade for Antiford.
Along the east-west rail lines run Antiford's large aqueducts.
The Antifordian Museum of History, Astam Station, Dirtball Stadium are the major cultural landmarks.
The Buford Institute of Technology is in the southeast corner.
The industries in Astam Junction all support each other; Steel mills support the automotive, railway, and automaton industries.