Continental Rails II

Game # 30 - 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: Jim Fisk bought B&M for $752, Hannibal Kimball bought LS for $1205, Jay Gould bought P&LE for $5123, Aubin de Verlin bought P&FW for $2501, Hannibal Kimball bought VC for $4214, Edward Harriman bought A&WP for $5022, Dan Drew bought BRL for $5420, Henry Farham bought TP&W for $8874, Milton Littlefield bought WBSH for $4645.
  • PCs Merged: G&C merges into C&H, B&H merges into PENN, COG merges into SCL, N&S merges into N&W, CNJ merges into PENN.
  • PCs Incorporated: M&C.
  • New Technologies Acquired: N&W bought switch yards, C&H bought Grand Station, C&H bought switch yards, SCL bought Grand Station.
  • RoWs built: NY3 by NYC, NY1 by HRL, PA9 by LV, PA6 by PENN, VA2 by C&O, VA1 by N&W, SC1 by C&H, GA8 by SCL, GA4 by S&G.
  • PENN doubled C&A, N&W doubled N&W, C&H doubled C&H, SCL doubled GA1.
  • New RoWs acquired: HRL got NY2, LV got PA10, RF&P got MD2, N&W got VA4, C&O got SC5, S&G got FL4, B&O got WV1, PENN got WV2, C&H got TN2, SCL got AL3, GT got C2.
  • Loan Recalls: Henry Farham.
  • New railroad Presidents: Thomas Scott of N&W, Milton Littlefield of M&C.
  • New Private Companies Available: MC, A&C, A&T, N&C, NO&J, SM, MN.
  • Milton Littlefield dominated the social pages by conspicuously spending $1100. Other tycoons prominently displayed in the news for lavish spending were: Aubin de Verlin, Jim Fisk
  • Wall Street Report: During last turn, the economic climate remained stable at Normal.
  • Best locomotive available: Lion 0-4-0
  • Technologies available are: Grand Station, switch yards.

Top Victory Points

The top five Tycoons in each Victory category are (listed first to fifth):
Robber BaronAubin de Verlin (5)Jim Fisk (1)Thomas Scott (7)Milton Littlefield (6)Dan Drew (14)
Rail MogulEdward Harriman (2)Aubin de Verlin (5)Milton Littlefield (6)Hannibal Kimball (10)J. Pierpont Morgan (4)
Rail BuilderEdward Harriman (2)Aubin de Verlin (5)Cornelius Vanderbilt (11)Jim Fisk (1)J. Edgar Thompson (3)
Rail MagnateEdward Harriman (2)Aubin de Verlin (5)J. Pierpont Morgan (4)Cornelius Vanderbilt (11)J. Edgar Thompson (3)
Rail ProdigalMilton Littlefield (6)Dan Drew (14)Aubin de Verlin (5)Jim Fisk (1)Edward Harriman (2)
Rail BaronAubin de Verlin (5)Edward Harriman (2)Milton Littlefield (6)Cornelius Vanderbilt (11)Dan Drew (14)

Player Summary

President ofPCs owned
Player #Tycoon nameRR 1RR 2PC 1PC 2
5Aubin de Verlin PENNGTP&FW....
1Jim Fisk ........B&M....
7Thomas Scott N&WRF&P........
6Milton Littlefield M&CB&OWBSH....
2Edward Harriman SCLS&G....A&WP
9Jay Gould ............P&LE
4J. Pierpont Morgan ........W&WW&M
10Hannibal Kimball LVC&OLSVC
14Dan Drew C&H........BRL
3J. Edgar Thompson ....HRL........
8Henry Farham ........TP&W....
11Cornelius Vanderbilt NYC........GTW
12William Palmer ................
15Cyrus Holliday ................
13William Ogden ................

Railroad Summary

RRNameTracksRevenuesExpenseEfficiencyBondsLoansProfit / shareDividend / shareGrantLand
GTGrand Trunk 731387280469921875141957400
NYCNew York Central 49864297353639911370650419610373
HRLHudson River Line 3524287325724978753260075241015525
LVLehigh Valley 284377672190599732254990041800385
PENNPennsylvania 1082180401104633962635221422028600
B&OBaltimore & Ohio 160170249874993190310886910250
C&OChesapeake & Ohio 3543203318579998132656804160780
RF&PRichmond, Fred. & Potomac 1171556190259930076129215400
N&WNorfolk & Western 56168903378969912503274037585200
C&HCharleston & Hamburg 63388184485019914816381398645970
SCLSea Coast Line 69112619869408991653349077510900
S&GSavannah & Gulf 296391692271899725944870544825347
M&CMarietta & Cincinnati 1931752012439863653926461-1000

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)
    GTc2c3b&mNYCPENNBoston Montreal
    Unbuilt: C2
    [Regions: A]
  • New York Central (NYC)
    NYCB&ANY3b&mGTPENNHRLlsHRLHRLLVpa11c3c4Boston New York Buffalo Cleveland Montreal London
    NYC ; B&A ; NY3
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: AL]
  • Hudson River Line (HRL)
    HRLNY1ny2PENNlsNYCpa8LVpa11c4NYCNYCPENNPENNPENNPENNpa8c3Boston New York Philadelphia Buffalo Cleveland Montreal London
    HRL ; NY1
    Unbuilt: NY2
    [Regions: A]
  • Lehigh Valley (LV)
    LVPA9pa10lsHRLNYCpa11c4PENNPENNPENNreadpa1pa2pa8New York Philadelphia Baltimore Buffalo Cleveland London
    LV ; PA9
    Unbuilt: PA10
    [Regions: A]
  • Pennsylvania (PENN)
    PENNC&ANYNHERIEPA5B&HCNJPA6wv2p&lep&fwM&Cpa7B&Owv3oh1b&mGTNYCHRLLVreadp&lep&fwHRLHRLpa1pa2pa3pa4pa7pa8LVBoston New York Philadelphia Baltimore Buffalo Cleveland Pittsburgh Cincinnati
    PENN (Double) ; C&A  (Double) ; NYNH ; ERIE ; PA5 ; B&H ; CNJ ; PA6
    Unbuilt: WV2
    [Regions: AO]
  • Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
    B&Owv1M&Cpa7RF&PPENNwv3oh1pa1pa2pa3pa4pa7md1RF&PPhiladelphia Baltimore Washington Pittsburgh Cincinnati
    Unbuilt: WV1
    [Regions: A]
  • Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
    C&OVA2sc5C&Hbrlnc2sc3C&HRF&PN&Wvcmd1RF&Pva3N&Wva7nc2sc3Baltimore Washington Atlanta
    C&O ; VA2
    Unbuilt: SC5
    [Regions: A]
  • Richmond, Fred. & Potomac (RF&P)
    RF&Pmd2B&OC&Opa7md1va7B&OC&ON&WN&Wmd1N&Wva3va7Baltimore Washington Norfolk Pittsburgh
    Unbuilt: MD2
    [Regions: A]
  • Norfolk & Western (N&W)
    N&WR&DN&SVA1va4C&OvcC&Ova3va5va6va7C&ORF&Pw&wvcC&Ova3va7nc1nc2Washington Norfolk Wilmington
    N&W  (Double) ; R&D ; N&S ; VA1
    Unbuilt: VA4
    [Regions: A]
  • Charleston & Hamburg (C&H)
    C&HNERSC4G&CSC1tn2brlC&Otn1tn3tn4w&mSCLSCLS&Gbrlnc1sc2sc3C&OSCLga2S&GWilmington Charleston Savannah Atlanta
    C&H  (Double) ; NER ; SC4 ; G&C ; SC1
    Unbuilt: TN2
    [Regions: A]
  • Sea Coast Line (SCL)
    SCLS&AGA1COGGA8al3a&ttn8tn9tn10tn11tn12tn13al1al2al4al5ms3ms6C&HC&HS&Ga&wpbrla&ca&tC&HC&Hga2ga3S&Gal1al2al4al5Charleston Savannah Atlanta Birmingham Memphis
    SCL  (Double) ; S&A  (Double) ; GA1  (Double) ; COG ; GA8
    Unbuilt: AL3
    [Regions: AD]
  • Savannah & Gulf (S&G)
    S&GGA4fl4fecga5fl3fl5SCLSCLfecC&Hga2ga3ga5ga6fl3Charleston Savannah Pensacola
    S&G ; GA4
    Unbuilt: FL4
    [Regions: A]
  • Marietta & Cincinnati (M&C)
    M&Ca&gwwbshB&OPENNwv3oh1oh7oh8in4in5ky1ky3Pittsburgh Cincinnati Louisville
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: O]

Private Companies Available for Purchase

READReading 520
MRLEMad River & Lake Erie 690
A&GWAtlantic & Great Western 580
MCMichigan Central 760
A&CAtlanta & Chattanooga 685
A&TAlabama & Tennessee 715
N&CNashville & Chattanooga 755
NO&JNew Orleans & Jackson 915
SMSouthern Mississippi 220
MNMichigan Northern 510

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