Continental Rails II

Game # 29 - Turn # 8

Headline News 1855 to 1856


  1. 1855: The Know-Nothing Party sweeps Northern congressional elections.
  2. 1856: Soo Canal completed connecting Lake Superior to Lake Huron.

Railroad News

  • Private Companies Purchased: J. Pierpont Morgan bought MC for $1444, Nicholas van Rijn bought O&M for $1757, J. Pierpont Morgan bought C&C for $2259, Jay Gould bought L&N for $1665, Henry Farham bought IC for $19003, Henry Farham bought C&NW for $5408, Hannibal Kimball bought CB&Q for $11013.
  • PCs Merged: NYNH merges into PENN, B&M merges into B&H, NO&J merges into SM.
  • PCs Incorporated: C&EI.
  • New Engines Acquired: B&A bought Mogul 2-6-0, B&H bought Atlantic 4-4-2, NYC bought Mogul 2-6-0, PENN bought Atlantic 4-4-2, B&O bought Atlantic 4-4-2, R&D bought Atlantic 4-4-2, C&H bought Atlantic 4-4-2, SCL bought Atlantic 4-4-2, COG bought Atlantic 4-4-2, TP&W bought Atlantic 4-4-2, GM&O bought Atlantic 4-4-2, SM bought Atlantic 4-4-2.
  • New Technologies Acquired: B&H bought switch yards, PENN bought steel rails, B&O bought steel rails, R&D bought Grand Station, R&D bought steel rails, C&H bought switch yards, C&H bought steel rails, SCL bought steel rails, COG bought Grand Station, COG bought steel rails, TP&W bought steel rails, GM&O bought steel rails, SM bought steel rails.
  • RoWs built: MI2 by NYC, IN1 by PENN, IN9 by B&O, IN4 by R&D, PA1 by N&W, SC1 by W&M, TN10 by C&H, VA1 by SCL, AL6 by COG, OH3 by LS.
  • PENN doubled PA11, B&O doubled WBSH, R&D doubled C&O, C&H doubled S&A.
  • New RoWs acquired: B&H got ME1, N&W got PA3, SCL got FL5, LS got MI1, TP&W got IN2, PENN got IN3, R&D got IN7, C&H got TN12, COG got AL7, GM&O got MS3, SM got MS6.
  • Loan Recalls: B., Henry Farham, Hannibal Kimball.
  • New railroad Presidents: Hannibal Kimball of GT.
  • New Private Companies Available: CRIP, CASL, FEC, M&SP, M&LR.
  • Guy de Lusignan earns the Heartland Award for linking the PENN from the Atlantic to Chicago.
  • Henry Farham earns the Heartland Award for linking the C&H from the Atlantic to the Mississippi region.
  • Henry Farham dominated the social pages by conspicuously spending $2001. Other tycoons prominently displayed in the news for lavish spending were: Guy de Lusignan, Jay Gould, Hannibal Kimball, B.
  • Invention of coal burning engine for locomotives improves operations, reduces operating costs.
  • Wall Street Report: During last turn, the economic climate changed from Mild Depression to Recession.
  • Best locomotive available: Prairie 2-6-2
  • Technologies available are: Grand Station, switch yards, steel rails, coal burning engines.

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

Player Summary

President ofPCs owned
Player #Tycoon nameRR 1RR 2PC 1PC 2
5Guy de Lusignan PENNB&H........
2Nicholas van Rijn SMLS....O&M
9Jay Gould B&ON&WL&N....
4J. Pierpont Morgan TP&WGM&OC&CMC
10Hannibal Kimball ....GTCB&Q....
6Henry Farham C&HCOGICC&NW
8John Forbes ........P&LE....
13William Ogden ................
15Cyrus Holliday ................
12William Palmer ................
14Dan Drew ................
11Thomas Durant ................
7Thomas Scott ................
1Jim Fisk ................

Railroad Summary

RRNameTracksRevenuesExpenseEfficiencyBondsLoansProfit / shareDividend / shareGrantLand
GTGrand Trunk 3293916828593877253451713-1000
B&ABoston & Albany 65267875441199513998986544100560
B&HBoston & Hartford 25533748199129849007382384100
NYCNew York Central 7481061136897495175413103862300447
PENNPennsylvania 2208362682188596994610012250611070812
B&OBaltimore & Ohio 10661152466223497193086137423460690
R&DRichmond & Danville 114111232258407991902321552483401096
N&WNorfolk & Western 8841074037410891218044136444020170
W&MWilmington & Manchester 3853877526755916544053657000214
C&HCharleston & Hamburg 93412398674392941605751158675100
SCLSea Coast Line 8881160856500898187677119671540376
S&GSavannah & Gulf 157173821199491321104524000
COGCentral of Georgia 7717565240852971276621103353800
LSLake Shore 4494735632675918330870198-180338
TP&WToledo, Peoria & Warsaw 140117826834962280418806123500
GM&OGulf, Mobile & Ohio 135135348797892299818992129500
SMSouthern Mississippi 22728412159109843329352744614000
C&EIChicago & Eastern Illinois 18419729132188729429250711000

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&HB&AB&HB&ABoston Montreal
    GT  (Double) ; C2
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: AN]
  • Boston & Albany (B&A)
    B&AC3NY1B&HGTB&HNYCNYCPENNPENNPENNGTBoston New York Buffalo Montreal
    B&A ; C3 ; NY1
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: AN]
  • Boston & Hartford (B&H)
    B&HB&Mme1c1GTB&APENNBoston New York Quebec
    B&H ; B&M
    Unbuilt: ME1
    [Regions: A]
  • New York Central (NYC)
    NYCHRLNY3C4C5MI2B&APENNPENNPENNPENNLSgtwTP&WmcmnmsB&APENNLSPENNoh2LSoh5LSB&ABoston New York Philadelphia Buffalo Cleveland Detroit Montreal London
    NYC  (Double) ; HRL ; NY3 ; C4 ; C5 ; MI2
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: ALN]
  • Pennsylvania (PENN)
    PENNC&APA5ERIEPA6LVPA8CNJNY2PA11P&FWA&GWOH4NYNHIN1in3TP&Wmonc&cC&EIoh6oh7oh8TP&WR&DB&Oin6R&Din8B&OB&HNYCreadLSp&lemrlegtwB&OTP&WB&Omonfw&cc&cC&EIicc&nwcripcb&qcaslcnsB&ANYCN&Wpa2N&Wpa4N&Wpa9LSwv2oh1oh2LSoh6oh7oh8mi5TP&WR&DB&Oil1il10il12il14R&Dky3wi1NYCBoston New York Philadelphia Baltimore Buffalo Cleveland Pittsburgh Cincinnati Louisville Chicago London
    PENN (Double) ; C&A  (Double) ; PA5 ; ERIE (Double) ; PA6 ; LV  (Double) ; PA8 ; CNJ  (Double) ; NY2 ; PA11 (Double) ; P&FW ; A&GW ; OH4 ; NYNH ; IN1
    Unbuilt: IN3
    [Regions: AOLC]
  • Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
    B&OWV1M&CWV3WBSHIN5IN9PENNo&mmonC&EIl&nN&Wpa2N&Wpa4N&WN&WN&WR&Dwv2wv4oh1oh7oh8TP&WPENNR&Din6R&Din8in10il2il3il6il7R&Dky2ky3ky5ky7ky8ky11ky12ky13Philadelphia Baltimore Washington Pittsburgh Cincinnati Louisville Chicago St. Louis
    B&O  (Double) ; WV1 ; M&C  (Double) ; WV3 ; WBSH (Double) ; IN5 ; IN9
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: AO]
  • Richmond & Danville (R&D)
    R&DC&OVA4VA5VCKY1IN4in7monC&EIicTP&WPENNB&Oin6in8B&Oil1il2il3il4il5N&WN&WB&OPENNB&OmonC&EIN&WN&WSCLva2va3va6va7B&Owv4oh7oh8TP&WPENNB&Oin6in8B&Oky2ky3Baltimore Washington Norfolk Cincinnati Louisville Chicago St. Louis
    R&D  (Double) ; C&O  (Double) ; VA4 ; VA5 ; VC ; KY1 ; IN4
    Unbuilt: IN7
    [Regions: AO]
  • Norfolk & Western (N&W)
    N&WRF&PN&SMD2MD1PA7PA1pa3PENNreadB&Opa2pa4PENNPENNPENNPENNreadB&OR&DR&Dw&wp&lePENNpa2pa4PENNSCLva3va7SCLnc2B&Owv2New York Philadelphia Baltimore Washington Norfolk Wilmington Cleveland Pittsburgh
    N&W ; RF&P ; N&S ; MD2 ; MD1  (Double) ; PA7 ; PA1
    Unbuilt: PA3
    [Regions: AO]
  • Wilmington & Manchester (W&M)
    W&MSC2SC1w&wSCLC&HC&HSCLS&Gg&cSCLsc3C&Hga2SCLWilmington Charleston Savannah
    W&M ; SC2 ; SC1
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: A]
  • Charleston & Hamburg (C&H)
    C&HSC4S&AGA1GA8AL3TN10tn12il8il9ky9ky12ky13ky14tn8tn9tn11tn13tn14tn15GM&OSMSCLSCLS&GCOGg&cCOGbrlCOGa&tm&lrW&MW&Msc3ga2SCLtn8tn9tn11tn13tn14tn15al1al2al4al5GM&OSMms7ar1ar5Charleston Savannah Atlanta Birmingham St. Louis Memphis
    C&H ; SC4 ; S&A  (Double) ; GA1 ; GA8 ; AL3 ; TN10
    Unbuilt: TN12
    [Regions: ADM]
  • Sea Coast Line (SCL)
    SCLNERGA4FL4NC1VA1fl5fl6N&WR&DN&WN&Ww&wW&MC&HC&HS&Gfecva3nc2W&MW&Mga2ga5fl3Washington Norfolk Wilmington Charleston Savannah Pensacola
    SCL  (Double) ; NER ; GA4  (Double) ; FL4 ; NC1 ; VA1
    Unbuilt: FL5
    [Regions: A]
  • Savannah & Gulf (S&G)
    S&GC&HSCLW&Mga2COGSCLga5COGCharleston Savannah
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: A]
  • Central of Georgia (COG)
    COGGA3A&CA&WPGA6AL6al7GM&Ofl6al5al8ms1S&Gbrla&tn&cC&Hga2ga5ga7C&Hfl6tn4tn5tn6al1al5al8Savannah Atlanta Birmingham Pensacola Mobile New Orleans
    COG ; GA3 ; A&C ; A&WP ; GA6 ; AL6
    Unbuilt: AL7
    [Regions: D]
  • Lake Shore (LS)
    LSPA10OH3mi1gtwTP&Wmcmnmsoh2oh5NYCNYCp&lemrlegtwTP&WPENNNYCpa9PENNoh2oh5NYCNYCBuffalo Cleveland Detroit Pittsburgh London
    LS ; PA10 ; OH3
    Unbuilt: MI1
    [Regions: L]
  • Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw (TP&W)
    TP&Win2monc&cC&EIPENNoh6oh7oh8PENNPENNR&DB&Oin6R&Din8B&Ogtwc&coh2LSPENNoh5oh6oh7oh8LSNYCPENNPENNCleveland Detroit Cincinnati Louisville Chicago
    Unbuilt: IN2
    [Regions: ]
  • Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (GM&O)
    GM&Oms3tn8tn9C&Htn11C&Htn13C&Hal4al8ms2ms4SMal4COGal8ms1ms2ms4Birmingham Mobile New Orleans Memphis
    Unbuilt: MS3
    [Regions: G]
  • Southern Mississippi (SM)
    SMNO&Jms6tn8tn9C&Htn11C&Htn13C&HGM&Oms4ms5ms7v&tl&agwms1ms2ms4ms5ms7la3la5Birmingham Mobile New Orleans Memphis Vicksburg
    SM ; NO&J
    Unbuilt: MS6
    [Regions: MG]
  • Chicago & Eastern Illinois (C&EI)
    C&EImonfw&cc&cicc&nwcripcb&qcaslcnsmi5PENNTP&WPENNR&DB&Oin6R&Din8B&Oil1il10il12il14wi1Cincinnati Louisville Chicago
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: C]

Private Companies Available for Purchase

READReading 520
W&WWilmington & Weldon 600
MRLEMad River & Lake Erie 690
G&CGreenville & Columbia 470
GTWGrand Trunk Western 535
BRLBlue Ridge Line 925
A&TAlabama & Tennessee 715
N&CNashville & Chattanooga 755
MNMichigan Northern 510
MSMichigan Southern 1020
FW&CFt. Wayne & Chicago 570
CRIPChicago, Rock Is. & Pacific 750
CASLChicago, Alton & St. Louis 925
FECFlorida East Coast 1495
M&SPMilwaukee & St. Paul 1630
M&LRMemphis & Little Rock 660

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