Continental Rails II

Game # 29 - Turn # 5

Headline News 1849 to 1850


  1. 1849: Gold found at Sutter's mill in California! Gold rush begins!
  2. 1850: Samuel Colt builds factory to manufacture new repeating pistol.

Railroad News

  • Private Companies Purchased: Hannibal Kimball bought CNJ for $1278, Guy de Lusignan bought A&GW for $4126, Jay Gould bought WBSH for $4405.
  • PCs Merged: ERIE merges into PENN, C&O merges into R&D, S&A merges into C&H.
  • PCs Incorporated: B&H, W&M, LS, P&FW.
  • New Engines Acquired: R&D bought 2000-04-04, C&H bought 2000-04-04, S&G bought 2000-04-04, COG bought 2000-04-04.
  • RoWs built: C2 by GT, C3 by B&A, NY3 by NYC, PA8 by LV, PA6 by PENN, WV1 by B&O, VA4 by R&D, MD1 by N&W, GA1 by C&H, GA4 by SCL.
  • PENN doubled PENN.
  • New RoWs acquired: B&A got NY1, LV got NY2, N&W got PA7, R&D got VA5, COG got GA3, C&H got GA8, SCL got FL4, B&O got WV3, NYC got C4.
  • RR Mergers: LV merges into PENN.
  • Insolvent RRs: S&G.
  • Loan Recalls: B., Henry Farham, Jay Gould.
  • New railroad Presidents: J. Pierpont Morgan of W&M, Nicholas van Rijn of LS, Guy de Lusignan of P&FW.
  • New Private Companies Available: A&WP, A&C, A&T, GM&O, N&C, NO&J, SM.
  • J. Pierpont Morgan dominated the social pages by conspicuously spending $1550. Other tycoons prominently displayed in the news for lavish spending were: B., Henry Farham
  • Wall Street Report: During last turn, the economic climate remained stable at Depression.
  • Best locomotive available: American 4-4-0
  • Technologies available are: Grand Station.

Top Victory Points

The top five Tycoons in each Victory category are (listed first to fifth):
Robber BaronB. (3)Guy de Lusignan (5)Nicholas van Rijn (2)Jay Gould (9)John Forbes (8)
Rail MogulB. (3)Nicholas van Rijn (2)Henry Farham (6)J. Pierpont Morgan (4)Guy de Lusignan (5)
Rail BuilderJ. Pierpont Morgan (4)Nicholas van Rijn (2)B. (3)Guy de Lusignan (5)Henry Farham (6)
Rail MagnateJ. Pierpont Morgan (4)Henry Farham (6)Nicholas van Rijn (2)B. (3)Guy de Lusignan (5)
Rail ProdigalB. (3)J. Pierpont Morgan (4)Jay Gould (9)Henry Farham (6)Jim Fisk (1)
Rail BaronB. (3)J. Pierpont Morgan (4)Henry Farham (6)Nicholas van Rijn (2)Guy de Lusignan (5)

Player Summary

President ofPCs owned
Player #Tycoon nameRR 1RR 2PC 1PC 2
2Nicholas van Rijn B&OLS........
3B. SCLR&D........
5Guy de Lusignan PENNP&FW....A&GW
4J. Pierpont Morgan NYCW&M........
10Hannibal Kimball ............CNJ
8John Forbes ....S&GP&LE....
9Jay Gould ....N&WM&CWBSH
6Henry Farham C&HCOG........
14Dan Drew ................
13William Ogden ................
15Cyrus Holliday ................
12William Palmer ................
11Thomas Durant ................
7Thomas Scott ................
1Jim Fisk ................

Railroad Summary

RRNameTracksRevenuesExpenseEfficiencyBondsLoansProfit / shareDividend / shareGrantLand
GTGrand Trunk 329376112444795652375072111700
B&ABoston & Albany 44247542309029510130370963-1131050843
B&HBoston & Hartford 11014747113558316847155530000
NYCNew York Central 43954633355119510319950881290484
PENNPennsylvania 93313936286405951948321252145410150
B&OBaltimore & Ohio 365272971774395643802945509605666
R&DRichmond & Danville 30031636192979959747456731413850
N&WNorfolk & Western 63963661413809515854088300-110625
W&MWilmington & Manchester 133105167677871708115769-1000
C&HCharleston & Hamburg 52161427393139683419513413400
SCLSea Coast Line 4636581242778951081145410934825452
S&GSavannah & Gulf 1571632911757884629423127-3000
COGCentral of Georgia 861136473879512379118853800
LSLake Shore 1821781313538842503723113-1000
P&FWPittsburgh & Ft Wayne 19117033119239025271233290000

Railroad Lines:

Regions:  A = Atlantic ;  D = Deep South ;  O = Ohio ;  L = Great Lakes ;  C = Central ;  M = Mississippi ;  G = Gulf ;  W = Midwest ;  S = Southwest ;  T = Mountain ;  P = Pacific ;  N = Canada ;  X = Mexico 
  • Grand Trunk (GT)
    GTC2b&mB&AB&HB&ABoston Montreal
    GT  (Double) ; C2
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: AN]
  • Boston & Albany (B&A)
    B&AC3ny1NYCNYCPENNPENNPENNb&mGTB&HNYCNYCGTBoston New York Buffalo Montreal
    B&A ; C3
    Unbuilt: NY1
    [Regions: AN]
  • Boston & Hartford (B&H)
    B&Hb&mGTB&AnynhBoston New York
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: A]
  • New York Central (NYC)
    NYCHRLNY3c4LSPENNpa10pa11c5B&AnynhPENNcnjPENNLSB&APENNpa10pa11B&ABoston New York Philadelphia Buffalo Cleveland Detroit Montreal London
    NYC  (Double) ; HRL ; NY3
    Unbuilt: C4
    [Regions: AL]
  • Pennsylvania (PENN)
    PENNC&APA5ERIEPA6LVPA8ny2LSB&ANYCpa10pa11NYCNYCnynhcnjreadp&leP&FWB&Apa1pa2pa3pa4N&Wpa9wv2New York Philadelphia Baltimore Buffalo Cleveland Pittsburgh London
    PENN (Double) ; C&A  (Double) ; PA5 ; ERIE ; PA6 ; LV  (Double) ; PA8
    Unbuilt: NY2
    [Regions: AO]
  • Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
    B&OWV1wv3m&cR&Dwv2wv4oh1ky1ky2m&cpa1pa2pa3pa4N&WN&WN&Wwv2oh1Philadelphia Baltimore Washington Pittsburgh Cincinnati
    B&O ; WV1
    Unbuilt: WV3
    [Regions: A]
  • Richmond & Danville (R&D)
    R&DC&OVA4va5va6B&Owv4ky1ky2N&WN&WvcN&WN&Wva1va2va3va6va7Baltimore Washington Norfolk Cincinnati
    R&D ; C&O ; VA4
    Unbuilt: VA5
    [Regions: A]
  • Norfolk & Western (N&W)
    N&WRF&PN&SMD2MD1pa7B&Op&leP&FWPENNB&Owv2B&OR&DR&Dw&wpa1pa2pa3pa4va1va3va7nc1nc2B&OPhiladelphia Baltimore Washington Norfolk Wilmington Cleveland Pittsburgh
    N&W ; RF&P ; N&S ; MD2 ; MD1
    Unbuilt: PA7
    [Regions: A]
  • Wilmington & Manchester (W&M)
    W&Mw&wSCLnc1sc2Wilmington Charleston
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: A]
  • Charleston & Hamburg (C&H)
    C&HSC4S&AGA1ga8COGa&wpbrla&ca&tal1al2al3al4al5SCLSCLS&GCOGg&ca&wpbrla&csc1sc2sc3ga2SCLCharleston Savannah Atlanta Birmingham
    C&H ; SC4 ; S&A ; GA1
    Unbuilt: GA8
    [Regions: AD]
  • Sea Coast Line (SCL)
    SCLNERGA4fl4fecga5fl3fl5W&MC&HC&HS&Gfecnc1sc1sc2ga2ga5fl3Wilmington Charleston Savannah Pensacola
    SCL  (Double) ; NER ; GA4
    Unbuilt: FL4
    [Regions: A]
  • Savannah & Gulf (S&G)
    S&GC&HSCLsc1ga2COGSCLga5ga6Charleston Savannah
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: A]
  • Central of Georgia (COG)
    COGga3S&Gga2ga5ga6a&wpbrla&cC&Hga2C&HSavannah Atlanta Birmingham
    Unbuilt: GA3
    [Regions: D]
  • Lake Shore (LS)
    LSp&lemrlegtwPENNNYCpa10pa11oh3NYCBuffalo Cleveland Pittsburgh London
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: L]
  • Pittsburgh & Ft Wayne (P&FW)
    P&FWp&lemrlea&gwPENNN&Wwv2oh1oh2oh4Cleveland Pittsburgh Cincinnati
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: O]

Private Companies Available for Purchase

B&MBoston & Maine 725
NYNHNew York & New Haven 550
READReading 520
W&WWilmington & Weldon 600
MRLEMad River & Lake Erie 690
G&CGreenville & Columbia 470
GTWGrand Trunk Western 535
VCVirginia Central 1465
A&WPAtlanta & West Point 760
BRLBlue Ridge Line 925
TP&WToledo, Peoria & Warsaw 700
A&CAtlanta & Chattanooga 685
A&TAlabama & Tennessee 715
GM&OGulf, Mobile & Ohio 675
N&CNashville & Chattanooga 755
NO&JNew Orleans & Jackson 915
SMSouthern Mississippi 220

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