Continental Rails II

Game # 30 - Turn # 12

Headline News 1863 to 1864


  1. 1863: Congress passes Homestead Act giving free land to homesteaders.
  2. 1864: Otto von Bismark appointed minister president of Prussia by William I.

Railroad News

  • Private Companies Purchased: Jim Fisk bought MKT for $19345, J. Edgar Thompson bought SLSW for $1111, Henry Farham bought GW for $10537, Jay Gould bought GN for $27531, Edward Harriman bought SP&P for $37930, Jim Fisk bought KP for $30155.
  • PCs Merged: MON merges into C&H, CNS merges into M&SP.
  • PCs Incorporated: WP, SLSF, CP, CB&Q, C&NW, SP.
  • New Engines Acquired: GT bought Mogul 2-6-0, NYC bought Mogul 2-6-0, HRL bought Mogul 2-6-0, PENN bought Mogul 2-6-0, B&O bought Mogul 2-6-0, C&O bought Mogul 2-6-0, C&H bought Mogul 2-6-0, GTW bought Mogul 2-6-0, A&T bought Mogul 2-6-0, GM&O bought 2000-04-04, SM bought Mogul 2-6-0, MS bought Mogul 2-6-0, L&N bought Mogul 2-6-0, IC bought Mogul 2-6-0, CRIP bought Mogul 2-6-0, CASL bought Mogul 2-6-0, FEC bought Mogul 2-6-0, M&SP bought Mogul 2-6-0, MP bought Mogul 2-6-0, M&LR bought Mogul 2-6-0, V&T bought Mogul 2-6-0, L&A bought Mogul 2-6-0, UP bought Mogul 2-6-0, SL&A bought Mogul 2-6-0.
  • New Technologies Acquired: GM&O bought coal burning engines, SM bought coal burning engines.
  • RoWs abandoned: TN11 was abandoned by NO&J.
  • PENN doubled C&C, B&O doubled TN15, C&O doubled C5, C&H doubled IL8, GM&O doubled GM&O, MS doubled FW&C.
  • New RoWs acquired: IC got IL5, SCL got IL6, GM&O got MS1, M&SP got MN1, SL&A got MO1, L&A got LA4, UP got NE1, V&T got TX2, CASL got IL11.
  • RR Mergers: C&H merges into NO&J, GM&O merges into L&N.
  • Loan Recalls: Jay Gould.
  • Stock splits: IC splits 3 for 1.
  • New railroad Presidents: J. Edgar Thompson of MRLE, J. Edgar Thompson of C&EI, J. Pierpont Morgan of C&NW, J. Pierpont Morgan of CB&Q, Milton Littlefield of MP, Hannibal Kimball of CP, Milton Littlefield of WP, Aubin de Verlin of SLSF, Henry Farham of SP.
  • New Private Companies Available: NP, ATSF, KCS, KCN.
  • J. Edgar Thompson dominated the social pages by conspicuously spending $7658. Other tycoons prominently displayed in the news for lavish spending were: Hannibal Kimball, Milton Littlefield, Aubin de Verlin, Dan Drew
  • Civil War continues: Railroads may not build a Right-of-Way this turn.
  • Invention of block signal system improves traffic flow, prevents major collisions.
  • Wall Street Report: During last turn, the economic climate remained stable at Good.
  • Best locomotive available: Mogul 2-6-0
  • Technologies available are: Grand Station, switch yards, steel rails, coal burning engines, block signal system.

Top Victory Points

The top five Tycoons in each Victory category are (listed first to fifth):
Robber BaronAubin de Verlin (5)Edward Harriman (2)Hannibal Kimball (10)Jim Fisk (1)Dan Drew (14)
Rail MogulAubin de Verlin (5)Edward Harriman (2)J. Edgar Thompson (3)Milton Littlefield (6)Hannibal Kimball (10)
Rail BuilderEdward Harriman (2)Hannibal Kimball (10)Aubin de Verlin (5)Henry Farham (8)Milton Littlefield (6)
Rail MagnateEdward Harriman (2)Aubin de Verlin (5)Hannibal Kimball (10)Milton Littlefield (6)Dan Drew (14)
Rail ProdigalMilton Littlefield (6)Aubin de Verlin (5)Dan Drew (14)J. Edgar Thompson (3)Hannibal Kimball (10)
Rail BaronAubin de Verlin (5)Edward Harriman (2)Hannibal Kimball (10)Milton Littlefield (6)Dan Drew (14)

Player Summary

President ofPCs owned
Player #Tycoon nameRR 1RR 2PC 1PC 2
2Edward Harriman SCLM&SP....SP&P
14Dan Drew NO&J............
10Hannibal Kimball CPC&O........
5Aubin de Verlin PENNSLSF........
8Henry Farham SPICGW....
7Thomas Scott L&AA&T........
6Milton Littlefield WPMP........
3J. Edgar Thompson MRLEC&EISLSW....
11Cornelius Vanderbilt NYCGTW........
4J. Pierpont Morgan CB&QC&NW........
9Jay Gould RF&P....GN....
13William Ogden ................
15Cyrus Holliday ................
12William Palmer ................

Railroad Summary

RRNameTracksRevenuesExpenseEfficiencyBondsLoansProfit / shareDividend / shareGrantLand
GTGrand Trunk 5708852152227951563528416361033
NYCNew York Central 68010871056529991788762416611104
HRLHudson River Line 902134227738249925480112740671082
PENNPennsylvania 26595670282948549965956567011714038
B&OBaltimore & Ohio 154028708614928599390465235625119056
C&OChesapeake & Ohio 2338496550258205996496812405181412480171
RF&PRichmond, Fred. & Potomac 181623574613201895440540107873770230
W&MWilmington & Manchester 498571363485293129780832430100
SCLSea Coast Line 27905771383231959577485434701812120111
MRLEMad River & Lake Erie 339378562233595790354257130033
GTWGrand Trunk Western 327410642258599786722485671020
A&TAlabama & Tennessee 6348170344937991557627824864485367
NO&JNew Orleans & Jackson 2777467877247975987277613756401040989
SMSouthern Mississippi 44921152509712664591811200
MSMichigan Southern 42867505351029994771531959000
C&EIChicago & Eastern Illinois 1842490214692954247227814503500
L&NLouisville & Nashville 771948465406197192614121816490380
ICIllinois Central 185251091431297441962325861300
C&NWChicago & Northwestern 12019972133818733417204834000
CRIPChicago, Rock Is. & Pacific 15022052121299936986252646410400
CB&QChicago, Burlington & Quincy 19025212168928748607297932000
CASLChicago, Alton & St. Louis 1852471118039814403628989104250
FECFlorida East Coast 29925668164289064283330981300
M&SPMilwaukee & St. Paul 411573573154699100360590366400
MPMissouri Pacific 28337407220709562012322146000
M&LRMemphis & Little Rock 132165109080993018017996528200
V&TVicksburg & Texas 173179391058495409812628421100
L&ALouisiana & Arkansas 90182981006499258641177612111250
CPCentral Pacific 15420251135688739710243402000
WPWestern Pacific 14219215130668637106227442000
UPUnion Pacific 1051187265309925882164584412900
SL&ASt Louis & Alton 991858110220992771617983998450
SLSFSt Louis & San Francisco 23926658167959158155356452000
SPSouthern Pacific 9019708130078828426174248000

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)
    GT  (Double) ; C2 ; C3  (Double)
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: AN]
  • New York Central (NYC)
    NYCB&ANY3LSPENNGTPENNHRLPENNMRLEGTWHRLHRLC&OHRLHRLGTC&OBoston New York Buffalo Cleveland Pittsburgh Montreal London
    NYC ; B&A  (Double) ; NY3 ; LS
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: AL]
  • Hudson River Line (HRL)
    HRLNY1NY2PA11OH3MI2NYCNYCPENNPENNPENNPENNNYCPENNMRLEGTWSCLC&OSCLMSNYCpa8C&Ooh2GTWSCLGTC&OC&OBoston New York Philadelphia Buffalo Cleveland Detroit Pittsburgh Montreal London
    HRL  (Double) ; NY1 ; NY2 ; PA11 ; OH3 ; MI2
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: AL]
  • Pennsylvania (PENN)
    PENNC&ANYNHERIEPA5B&HCNJPA6P&LEB&MP&FWWV2A&GWOH4C&CIN4IN7IL4IN9ky13SCLL&Nil2SCLSCLil7NO&JB&OB&Oky11SCLky14SCLNO&Jtn14B&OGTNYCHRLC&OC&ONYCMRLEGTWB&OSCLB&OSCLNO&JMSC&EIICC&NWCRIPCB&QCASLM&SPMPSL&AmktSLSFslswm&wme1HRLHRLB&OC&OB&Opa4RF&Ppa8C&OHRLB&OMRLEMRLEoh2HRLGTWoh7B&OC&OB&OSCLC&EIin5NO&JSCLL&NSCLil2SCLICSCLil7NO&JB&Oil10il12il14ky1RF&Pky11SCLwi1mo2mo3mo4Boston New York Philadelphia Baltimore Buffalo Cleveland Pittsburgh Cincinnati Louisville Chicago St. Louis Memphis Kansas City
    PENN (Double) ; C&A  (Double) ; NYNH ; ERIE (Double) ; PA5 ; B&H  (Double) ; CNJ  (Double) ; PA6 ; P&LE (Double) ; B&M  (Double) ; P&FW (Double) ; WV2 ; A&GW ; OH4 ; C&C  (Double) ; IN4 ; IN7 ; IL4 ; IN9
    Unbuilt: KY13
    [Regions: AOLCM]
  • Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
    B&OWV1PA1PA3M&CWBSHOH8IN1KY8KY9TN15il9MPSL&AmktSLSFslswm&wPENNICSCLil7NO&JSCLPENNky14SCLNO&Jtn14mo2mo3mo4PENNC&OPENNC&OPENNSCLSCLNO&JMSPENNC&EIL&NICC&NWCRIPCB&QCASLM&SPM&LRC&Opa4PENNRF&PC&ORF&PPENNMRLEMRLEPENNGTWoh7C&OSCLC&EIPENNin5NO&JL&NSCLNO&Jil10il12il14ky1RF&PRF&PNO&Jky10ky11SCLPENNky14SCLtn11SCLNO&Jtn14SMwi1ar1ar5New York Philadelphia Baltimore Washington Pittsburgh Cincinnati Louisville Chicago St. Louis Memphis Kansas City
    B&O  (Double) ; WV1 ; PA1  (Double) ; PA3  (Double) ; M&C ; WBSH (Double) ; OH8 ; IN1  (Double) ; KY8 ; KY9 ; TN15 (Double)
    Unbuilt: IL9
    [Regions: AOCM]
  • Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
    C&OVA2SC5BRLMD1A&WPPA2AL6AL8LVPA9PA10READC4C5MCMI5AL7ms4L&NNO&JSMA&TA&TL&Nms5NO&JSMPENNPENNPENNB&ORF&PRF&PSCLNYCNO&JRF&PA&TL&NSCLMSNO&JMSPENNC&EIICC&NWCRIPCB&QCASLM&SPHRLNYCB&OB&Opa4PENNpa8HRLRF&Pva3RF&Pva7W&MW&MSCLga7SCLfl6SCLHRLmi4MSB&OSCLil10il12il14NO&JA&TA&Tal5ms1A&TL&Nwi1New York Philadelphia Baltimore Washington Buffalo Cleveland Detroit Atlanta Birmingham Pensacola Mobile New Orleans Chicago Memphis Vicksburg London
    C&O ; VA2 ; SC5 ; BRL ; MD1  (Double) ; A&WP (Double) ; PA2  (Double) ; AL6 ; AL8 ; LV  (Double) ; PA9 ; PA10 ; READ (Double) ; C4  (Double) ; C5  (Double) ; MC  (Double) ; MI5  (Double) ; AL7
    Unbuilt: MS4
    [Regions: ADLCGN]
  • Richmond, Fred. & Potomac (RF&P)
    RF&PMD2N&WR&DN&SVA1VCW&WVA4PA7WV4KY2KY5ky3B&OPENNB&Ooh7B&OPENNin5ky1ky4ky6B&OC&OW&MPENNPENNB&OSCLL&NPENNC&OC&Ova3va5va6va7W&MW&MB&OPENNMRLENO&JL&Nky1ky4ky6NO&JB&OBaltimore Washington Norfolk Wilmington Cleveland Pittsburgh Cincinnati Louisville
    RF&P (Double) ; MD2 ; N&W  (Double) ; R&D  (Double) ; N&S ; VA1 ; VC ; W&W ; VA4 ; PA7 ; WV4 ; KY2 ; KY5
    Unbuilt: KY3
    [Regions: AO]
  • Wilmington & Manchester (W&M)
    W&MNC1NC2SC2sc3NO&JNO&JC&ONO&JNO&JC&ORF&PRF&PNO&JNO&JNO&JRF&PC&ONO&JNO&JC&ONorfolk Wilmington Charleston Savannah
    W&M  (Double) ; NC1  (Double) ; NC2 ; SC2
    Unbuilt: SC3
    [Regions: A]
  • Sea Coast Line (SCL)
    SCLS&AGA1COGGA8AL3TN10S&GGA4FL4FL5TN12KY12O&MIL3TP&WIN2IN8IL1MNMI1il6MPSL&AmktSLSFslswm&wPENNL&Nil2PENNICil7NO&JB&Oky11PENNmo2mo3mo4NO&JNO&JGTWC&OC&OB&OC&OA&TA&TMSNO&JMSPENNC&EIL&NICC&NWCRIPCB&QCASLFECM&SPM&LRNO&JNO&Jga2ga3ga5ga6fl3fl6oh2HRLPENNGTWGTWoh7B&OHRLmi3C&OB&OC&EIPENNin5NO&JPENNPENNL&Nil2PENNICil7NO&JB&Oil10il12il14RF&PNO&JB&OB&Oky11PENNky14NO&JL&Ntn11NO&Jtn14B&OA&TNO&JA&Tal5L&NNO&JSMwi1ar1ar5C&OCharleston Savannah Cleveland Detroit Cincinnati Louisville Atlanta Birmingham Pensacola Chicago St. Louis Memphis Kansas City London
    SCL  (Double) ; S&A  (Double) ; GA1  (Double) ; COG  (Double) ; GA8  (Double) ; AL3 ; TN10 ; S&G  (Double) ; GA4  (Double) ; FL4 ; FL5 ; TN12 ; KY12 ; O&M ; IL3 ; TP&W ; IN2 ; IN8 ; IL1 ; MN ; MI1
    Unbuilt: IL6
    [Regions: ADOLCMG]
  • Mad River & Lake Erie (MRLE)
    MRLEOH1WV3NYCPENNPENNGTWB&OPENNHRLva5B&OPENNRF&Poh2HRLPENNky1RF&PBuffalo Cleveland Pittsburgh Cincinnati
    MRLE ; OH1 ; WV3
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: L]
  • Grand Trunk Western (GTW)
    GTWOH5OH6NYCPENNMRLESCLMSMSPENNHRLoh2HRLPENNoh7B&OSCLHRLMSB&OSCLC&EIBuffalo Cleveland Detroit Pittsburgh Cincinnati Chicago
    GTW ; OH5 ; OH6
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: L]
  • Alabama & Tennessee (A&T)
    A&TA&CAL4MS2al1C&Oga7SCLNO&JSCLal5C&OSCLC&OC&OL&NNO&JNO&JL&AgwSCLSCLNO&JNO&JNO&JNO&JSCLal5C&Oms1L&NC&Ola3Atlanta Birmingham Mobile New Orleans
    A&T ; A&C ; AL4 ; MS2
    Unbuilt: AL1
    [Regions: DG]
  • New Orleans & Jackson (NO&J)
    NO&JMS6C&HNERSC4G&CSC1TN2TN4TN5KY7IN6TN6N&CTN8TN13IL8MONal2A&TSCLL&NL&NA&TSCLA&Tal5W&MSCLSCLSCLC&OB&OA&TA&TSMSCLMSPENNC&EIL&NICC&NWCRIPCB&QCASLM&SPMPL&ASL&AmktSLSFslswgwm&wW&MW&MW&MC&OSCLga2SCLC&OB&OSCLC&EIPENNin5PENNSCLPENNL&NSCLPENNICSCLil7B&Oil10il12il14RF&Pky6B&OB&Oky10SCLPENNky14tn1tn3L&NL&NSCLtn11SCLtn14B&OSCLms1A&TL&NC&Oms5SMwi1mo2mo3mo4la3Wilmington Charleston Savannah Cincinnati Louisville Atlanta Birmingham Mobile New Orleans Chicago St. Louis Memphis Vicksburg Kansas City
    NO&J ; MS6 ; C&H  (Double) ; NER  (Double) ; SC4  (Double) ; G&C ; SC1  (Double) ; TN2 ; TN4 ; TN5 ; KY7 ; IN6 ; TN6 ; N&C ; TN8 ; TN13 ; IL8  (Double) ; MON
    Unbuilt: AL2
    [Regions: AOCMG]
  • Southern Mississippi (SM)
    SMms7NO&JM&LRSCLtn11tn14B&OC&Oms5NO&Jar1ar5NO&JV&TC&Oms5NO&Jla5New Orleans Memphis Vicksburg
    Unbuilt: MS7
    [Regions: M]
  • Michigan Southern (MS)
    MS ; FW&C (Double) ; MI6
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: LC]
  • Chicago & Eastern Illinois (C&EI)
    Unbuilt: IN3
    [Regions: C]
  • Louisville & Nashville (L&N)
    L&NTN7GM&OMS3TN9in10B&OSCLNO&JPENNil2SCLSCLil7RF&PNO&JB&Oky11SCLPENNB&ONO&JSCLNO&JRF&PNO&JB&Oky10ky14NO&JNO&JSCLtn11SCLNO&JNO&JSCLA&TC&OC&Oms1A&TC&ONO&JCincinnati Louisville Birmingham Mobile New Orleans St. Louis Memphis
    L&N ; TN7 ; GM&O (Double) ; MS3 ; TN9
    Unbuilt: IN10
    [Regions: OG]
  • Illinois Central (IC)
    Unbuilt: IL5
    [Regions: C]
  • Chicago & Northwestern (C&NW)
    C&NWNO&JMSPENNC&EIICCRIPCB&QCASLM&SPC&OB&OSCLil10il12il14il15wi1wi2wi3wi4Chicago St. Paul
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: C]
  • Chicago, Rock Is. & Pacific (CRIP)
    CRIPia7kcnil13il14il15ia3ia4ia5ia6ia8ia10mo7NO&JMSPENNC&EIICC&NWCB&QCASLM&SPC&OB&OSCLil10il12il13il14il15wi1ia8Chicago Omaha Kansas City
    Unbuilt: IA7
    [Regions: C]
  • Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CB&Q)
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: C]
  • Chicago, Alton & St. Louis (CASL)
    CASLil11CB&QSL&Ail12il13ia1ia2ia4SL&ANO&JMSPENNC&EIICC&NWCRIPCB&QM&SPSL&AC&OB&OSCLil10il12il14wi1SL&AChicago St. Louis
    Unbuilt: IL11
    [Regions: C]
  • Florida East Coast (FEC)
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: ]
  • Milwaukee & St. Paul (M&SP)
    M&SPCNSmn1gnnpsp&psp&dwi4wi6wi7wi8mn2mn3mn5mn6NO&JMSPENNC&EIICC&NWCRIPCB&QCASLnpsp&psp&dC&OB&OSCLil10il12il14wi1wi2wi4wi5wi6mn2mn3mn5mn6Chicago Duluth St. Paul
    M&SP ; CNS
    Unbuilt: MN1
    [Regions: CW]
  • Missouri Pacific (MP)
    MPSL&AmktSLSFslswkc&dkpatsfkcskcnlp&wm&wPENNICSCLil7NO&JB&Omo2mo3mo4mo6mo7mo8mo9St. Louis Omaha Kansas City
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: MW]
  • Memphis & Little Rock (M&LR)
    M&LRar4lr&sar3ar7ar8ok1ok2ok3lr&sSCLtn11tn14B&OSMar1ar3ar5Memphis Ft. Worth
    Unbuilt: AR4
    [Regions: M]
  • Vicksburg & Texas (V&T)
    V&Ttx2t&pcttrlr&sh&ssa&har6ar8L&Ala6tx1tx3tx5tx16SMt&plr&sh&sms5ar6ar8L&Ala5la6tx5Vicksburg Ft. Worth Houston
    Unbuilt: TX2
    [Regions: M]
  • Louisiana & Arkansas (L&A)
    L&Ala4V&Tt&plr&sh&sar6ar8la2la3la5la6V&Ttx5NO&Jgwms1A&Tla2la3la5Mobile New Orleans Vicksburg Ft. Worth Houston
    Unbuilt: LA4
    [Regions: G]
  • Central Pacific (CP)
    CPWPSPsvnv2ca7Sacramento San Francisco
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: P]
  • Western Pacific (WP)
    WPCPSPsvnv1ca6ca7Sacramento San Francisco
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: P]
  • Union Pacific (UP)
    UPne1co6co7lp&wia5ia6ia9ia11ne2Omaha Kansas City Denver
    Unbuilt: NE1
    [Regions: W]
  • St Louis & Alton (SL&A)
    SL&Amo1CASLm&wCASLia1ia2ia3mo2mo8mo9CASLMPmktSLSFslswm&wPENNICSCLil7NO&JB&OCASLmo2mo3mo4Chicago St. Louis Kansas City
    Unbuilt: MO1
    [Regions: M]
  • St Louis & San Francisco (SLSF)
    SLSFMPSL&Amktslswm&wPENNICSCLil7NO&JB&Omo2mo3mo4mo5ar2ar7St. Louis Kansas City
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: M]
  • Southern Pacific (SP)
    SPCPWPsvca4ca5ca7ca8Sacramento San Francisco Los Angeles
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: P]

Private Companies Available for Purchase

NPNorthern Pacific 1405
ATSFAtchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 915
KCSKansas City Southern 490
KCNKansas City Northern 1115

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