Well this scenario really "screwed" me up. Doning well with the French backing. Before cnn to Adis Aberra, I took a side track to Goba to start hauling "coffee". Then proceeded to lay track intermittently toward Asmara, but then made a connection to another city which had the "coffee" warehouse. I had periodically purchased a few farms, which did not yield an adequate amount toward the LIP. Hence, another direction toward the Italiasomalia, as there was an amount of grain fields and a Brewery.
But it all started to happen in the early 30s. Train crashes, and this was after a numbeer of Recessions, and those trains were carrying "coffee". And shortly after, the Italians decided to start a war. It tied up 6 of my trains, which had then to be directed to other destinations, but that didn't help my LIP with the Brewery, and the profits plummeted.
Just at that time as well, I had paid the $2M for access so as to lay track to Asmarra, but again, the Italians shut me down to run any trains.
My only alternative is to direct my operations from Adis Aberrra toward Khartoum, although I will have to wait until 1939 before I can made that connection. Part of a deal was that I would not connect to 2 cities along the sea, and Khartoum, until then. But with the Italian problem, it is shutting down a number of my sources for coffee.
To conclude comments, at this point, I could possibly meet all the goals, except thatn of the LIP. But with 15 years until 1951, it """"""might"""""" be possible.