Continental Rails II

Game # 29 - Turn # 6

Headline News 1851 to 1852


  1. 1851: California admitted into Union as newest state.
  2. 1852: Average life expectancy now almost 42 years.

Railroad News

  • Private Companies Purchased: Hannibal Kimball bought VC for $1736, Henry Farham bought A&WP for $803, J. Pierpont Morgan bought TP&W for $5678, Henry Farham bought A&C for $703, J. Pierpont Morgan bought GM&O for $9213, Nicholas van Rijn bought NO&J for $6005, Nicholas van Rijn bought SM for $3411.
  • PCs Merged: M&C merges into B&O, A&GW merges into P&FW, CNJ merges into PENN.
  • New Engines Acquired: PENN bought 2000-04-04, B&O bought 2000-04-04, SCL bought 2000-04-04.
  • New Technologies Acquired: B&O bought Grand Station.
  • RoWs built: NY1 by B&A, C4 by NYC, NY2 by PENN, WV3 by B&O, VA5 by R&D, PA7 by N&W, GA8 by C&H, FL4 by SCL, GA3 by COG.
  • PENN doubled ERIE, B&O doubled B&O, N&W doubled MD1.
  • New RoWs acquired: LS got PA10, PENN got PA11, SCL got NC1, W&M got SC2, COG got GA6, N&W got WV2, P&FW got OH4, B&O got IN5, R&D got KY1, C&H got AL3, NYC got C5.
  • Bankrupt RRs: S&G.
  • Loan Recalls: Nicholas van Rijn, J. Pierpont Morgan, Jay Gould.
  • New railroad Presidents: Jay Gould of B&O.
  • New Private Companies Available: MC, MN, MS, O&M, MON, FW&C, C&EI.
  • Nicholas van Rijn dominated the social pages by conspicuously spending $1651. Other tycoons prominently displayed in the news for lavish spending were: B., Guy de Lusignan, J. Pierpont Morgan
  • Development of switch yards facilitates operations, reduces operating costs.
  • Wall Street Report: During last turn, the economic climate changed from Depression to Mild Depression.
  • Best locomotive available: Mogul 2-6-0
  • Technologies available are: Grand Station, switch yards.

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)Henry Farham (6)
Rail MogulB. (3)Henry Farham (6)Nicholas van Rijn (2)J. Pierpont Morgan (4)Guy de Lusignan (5)
Rail BuilderJ. Pierpont Morgan (4)Nicholas van Rijn (2)Guy de Lusignan (5)B. (3)Henry Farham (6)
Rail MagnateJ. Pierpont Morgan (4)Guy de Lusignan (5)Henry Farham (6)Nicholas van Rijn (2)B. (3)
Rail ProdigalB. (3)J. Pierpont Morgan (4)Jay Gould (9)Nicholas van Rijn (2)Henry Farham (6)
Rail BaronB. (3)J. Pierpont Morgan (4)Nicholas van Rijn (2)Guy de Lusignan (5)Henry Farham (6)

Player Summary

President ofPCs owned
Player #Tycoon nameRR 1RR 2PC 1PC 2
3B. SCLR&D........
6Henry Farham C&HCOGA&CA&WP
5Guy de Lusignan PENNP&FW........
2Nicholas van Rijn ....LSNO&JSM
10Hannibal Kimball ........VC....
4J. Pierpont Morgan NYCW&MTP&WGM&O
9Jay Gould B&ON&W....WBSH
8John Forbes ....S&GP&LE....
15Cyrus Holliday ................
14Dan Drew ................
13William Ogden ................
12William Palmer ................
11Thomas Durant ................
7Thomas Scott ................
1Jim Fisk ................

Railroad Summary

RRNameTracksRevenuesExpenseEfficiencyBondsLoansProfit / shareDividend / shareGrantLand
GTGrand Trunk 32937573247989467481514780000
B&ABoston & Albany 652647494208795131226969100001230
B&HBoston & Hartford 11015172115318418075146650100
NYCNew York Central 5797581749281951314977548524444315
PENNPennsylvania 12701918531189499525210117622355910660
B&OBaltimore & Ohio 6795692333015991123987185119625890
R&DRichmond & Danville 5774874129733999460077270047301039
N&WNorfolk & Western 789858575580895185505112086000437
W&MWilmington & Manchester 133106636504991939017184045500
C&HCharleston & Hamburg 6787975048648991143737831333100
SCLSea Coast Line 62878745488219813796780065340894
S&GSavannah & Gulf 1571658910451974794924141-1000
COGCentral of Georgia 238233291423199362003357711500
LSLake Shore 1821821511111992955125879158000
P&FWPittsburgh & Ft Wayne 3073032618498994709741824116850

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&AC3NY1b&mGTB&HNYCNYCPENNPENNPENNGTBoston New York Buffalo Montreal
    B&A ; C3 ; NY1
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: AN]
  • Boston & Hartford (B&H)
    B&Hb&mGTB&AnynhBoston New York
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: A]
  • New York Central (NYC)
    NYCHRLNY3C4c5mcmnmsmi1mi2B&AnynhPENNPENNPENNLSB&APENNLSPENNB&ABoston New York Philadelphia Buffalo Cleveland Detroit Montreal London
    NYC  (Double) ; HRL ; NY3 ; C4
    Unbuilt: C5
    [Regions: ALN]
  • Pennsylvania (PENN)
    PENNC&APA5ERIEPA6LVPA8CNJNY2pa11LSp&lemrlegtwNYCLSoh3NYCNYCnynhreadLSp&leP&FWB&ANYCpa1pa2pa3pa4N&Wpa9LSN&WNYCNew York Philadelphia Baltimore Buffalo Cleveland Pittsburgh London
    PENN (Double) ; C&A  (Double) ; PA5 ; ERIE (Double) ; PA6 ; LV  (Double) ; PA8 ; CNJ ; NY2
    Unbuilt: PA11
    [Regions: AOL]
  • Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
    B&OWV1M&CWV3in5P&FWwbshmonc&eioh7oh8in2in3in4in6in7in8in9R&Dky3P&FWwbshpa1pa2pa3pa4N&WN&WN&WR&DN&Wwv4oh1oh7oh8in4R&Dky2ky3Philadelphia Baltimore Washington Pittsburgh Cincinnati Louisville Chicago
    B&O  (Double) ; WV1 ; M&C ; WV3
    Unbuilt: IN5
    [Regions: AO]
  • Richmond & Danville (R&D)
    R&DC&OVA4VA5ky1B&OP&FWwbshB&Owv4oh7oh8in4B&Oky2ky3N&WN&WvcN&WN&Wva1va2va3va6va7B&Owv4ky2Baltimore Washington Norfolk Cincinnati Louisville
    R&D ; C&O ; VA4 ; VA5
    Unbuilt: KY1
    [Regions: A]
  • Norfolk & Western (N&W)
    N&WRF&PN&SMD2MD1PA7wv2p&leP&FWB&OPENNB&OB&Ooh1B&OR&DR&Dw&wp&leP&FWpa1pa2pa3pa4PENNva1va3va7SCLnc2B&OPhiladelphia Baltimore Washington Norfolk Wilmington Cleveland Pittsburgh Cincinnati
    N&W ; RF&P ; N&S ; MD2 ; MD1  (Double) ; PA7
    Unbuilt: WV2
    [Regions: AO]
  • Wilmington & Manchester (W&M)
    W&Msc2SCLC&Hg&cSCLsc1sc3C&Hw&wSCLSCLWilmington Charleston Savannah
    Unbuilt: SC2
    [Regions: A]
  • Charleston & Hamburg (C&H)
    C&HSC4S&AGA1GA8al3a&ttn8tn9tn10tn11tn12tn13al1al2al4al5ms3ms6SCLSCLS&GCOGg&ca&wpbrla&ca&tsc1W&Msc3ga2SCLal1al2al4al5Charleston Savannah Atlanta Birmingham Memphis
    C&H ; SC4 ; S&A ; GA1 ; GA8
    Unbuilt: AL3
    [Regions: AD]
  • Sea Coast Line (SCL)
    SCLNERGA4FL4nc1N&Ww&wW&Mva1nc2W&MW&MC&HC&HS&Gfecsc1W&Mga2ga5fl3fl5Norfolk Wilmington Charleston Savannah Pensacola
    SCL  (Double) ; NER ; GA4 ; FL4
    Unbuilt: NC1
    [Regions: A]
  • Savannah & Gulf (S&G)
    S&GC&HSCLsc1ga2COGSCLga5COGCharleston Savannah
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: A]
  • Central of Georgia (COG)
    COGGA3ga6S&Gga5ga7S&Ga&wpbrla&cC&Hga2ga5C&HSavannah Atlanta Birmingham
    COG ; GA3
    Unbuilt: GA6
    [Regions: D]
  • Lake Shore (LS)
    LSpa10PENNNYCpa9PENNNYCp&lemrlegtwPENNNYCPENNoh3NYCBuffalo Cleveland Pittsburgh London
    Unbuilt: PA10
    [Regions: L]
  • Pittsburgh & Ft Wayne (P&FW)
    P&FWA&GWoh4mrletp&wc&coh1oh2oh6oh7oh8in1in2in3p&lemrleB&OwbshPENNN&WN&Woh1oh2oh7oh8in4B&OR&Dky3Cleveland Pittsburgh Cincinnati Louisville Chicago
    P&FW ; A&GW
    Unbuilt: OH4
    [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
BRLBlue Ridge Line 925
MCMichigan Central 760
A&TAlabama & Tennessee 715
N&CNashville & Chattanooga 755
MNMichigan Northern 510
MSMichigan Southern 1020
O&MOhio & Mississippi 825
MONMonon Line 920
FW&CFt. Wayne & Chicago 570
C&EIChicago & Eastern Illinois 920

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