Continental Rails II

Game # 30 - Turn # 9

Headline News 1857 to 1858


  1. 1857: Western Union Telegraph Company begins operations.
  2. 1858: The Dred Scott decision by Supreme Court angers Northern anti-slavery elements.

Railroad News

  • Private Companies Purchased: J. Edgar Thompson bought C&EI for $6888, Hannibal Kimball bought CRIP for $16161, Jim Fisk bought CASL for $2020, Edward Harriman bought M&SP for $26213, Thomas Scott bought MP for $11333, Dan Drew bought M&LR for $5810.
  • PCs Merged: A&C merges into A&T, MC merges into LV, FW&C merges into MS.
  • PCs Incorporated: L&N, IC, SM.
  • New Technologies Acquired: MS bought Grand Station.
  • RoWs built: MI2 by HRL, IN7 by PENN, KY8 by B&O, AL6 by C&O, WV4 by RF&P, NC1 by W&M, KY7 by C&H, KY12 by SCL, OH1 by MRLE, OH6 by GTW, IN8 by TP&W, TN8 by N&C, MI1 by MN.
  • LV doubled C4, PENN doubled P&LE, B&O doubled PA3, C&O doubled A&WP, RF&P doubled RF&P, SCL doubled COG.
  • New RoWs acquired: W&M got NC2, MRLE got WV3, LV got MI5, MS got MI6, C&H got IN6, TP&W got IL1, SCL got IL3, PENN got IL4, RF&P got KY2, B&O got KY9, N&C got TN13, A&T got AL4, C&O got AL8, NO&J got MS6, GM&O got MS3.
  • Loan Recalls: Jim Fisk, Aubin de Verlin, Jay Gould, Hannibal Kimball, Dan Drew.
  • New railroad Presidents: J. Edgar Thompson of L&N.
  • New Private Companies Available: C&NW, V&T, L&A, WP, UP, SL&A.
  • Aubin de Verlin dominated the social pages by conspicuously spending $2000. Other tycoons prominently displayed in the news for lavish spending were: Milton Littlefield, Dan Drew, Hannibal Kimball, Jim Fisk
  • Wall Street Report: During last turn, the economic climate remained stable at Normal.
  • Best locomotive available: American 4-4-0
  • Technologies available are: Grand Station, switch yards, steel rails.

Top Victory Points

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

Player Summary

President ofPCs owned
Player #Tycoon nameRR 1RR 2PC 1PC 2
2Edward Harriman SCLN&CM&SP....
10Hannibal Kimball LVC&OCRIP....
8Henry Farham MNTP&W....O&M
5Aubin de Verlin PENNGT........
6Milton Littlefield ....B&O........
7Thomas Scott RF&PA&T....MP
3J. Edgar Thompson L&NGM&OC&EI....
1Jim Fisk ....MSCASL....
11Cornelius Vanderbilt NYCGTW........
4J. Pierpont Morgan W&M............
9Jay Gould ................
13William Ogden ................
15Cyrus Holliday ................
12William Palmer ................

Railroad Summary

RRNameTracksRevenuesExpenseEfficiencyBondsLoansProfit / shareDividend / shareGrantLand
GTGrand Trunk 57080554443059914478195826590216
NYCNew York Central 6809932651650991636857120181040
HRLHudson River Line 9021229357376197232666161409300677
LVLehigh Valley 9511653678599199246747107208117920300
PENNPennsylvania 2391431108224175995812487681913100253
B&OBaltimore & Ohio 130020097910651998308529187111890555
C&OChesapeake & Ohio 10251326967298299247741105249620105
RF&PRichmond, Fred. & Potomac 158118916898366993698797177977625371
W&MWilmington & Manchester 23322620124419953188332152200
C&HCharleston & Hamburg 1251161021869529729153915170664560682
SCLSea Coast Line 1860310080161241994822731766441013545302
MRLEMad River & Lake Erie 21825586140729950662358343110220
GTWGrand Trunk Western 3273750121750967137944139480182
TP&WToledo, Peoria & Warsaw 31134753198099773469524612200
A&TAlabama & Tennessee 2803111417113995813042195447600
GM&OGulf, Mobile & Ohio 135154778667982643919966499500
N&CNashville & Chattanooga 295319371756599684224841932440432
NO&JNew Orleans & Jackson 18322809164228233417262581111200
SMSouthern Mississippi 4482605699851078778134000
MNMichigan Northern 1602471413593994054728717640160
MSMichigan Southern 31841708266938763178473773000
L&NLouisville & Nashville 18621690154008337931274690000
ICIllinois Central 18522345147488838105275952000

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)
    NYC ; B&A  (Double) ; NY3 ; LS
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: AL]
  • Hudson River Line (HRL)
    HRLNY1NY2PA11OH3MI2NYCNYCPENNPENNPENNPENNNYCPENNMRLEGTWTP&WLVMNMSNYCpa8LVoh2GTWMNGTLVLVBoston New York Philadelphia Buffalo Cleveland Detroit Pittsburgh Montreal London
    HRL  (Double) ; NY1 ; NY2 ; PA11 ; OH3 ; MI2
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: AL]
  • Lehigh Valley (LV)
    LVPA9PA10READC4C5MCmi5monMSPENNc&eiICc&nwcripcb&qcaslcnsmi4MSB&OTP&Wil10il12il14wi1PENNPENNPENNNYCMNMSHRLNYCB&OC&OB&Opa4PENNpa8HRLMNHRLmi4MSNew York Philadelphia Baltimore Buffalo Cleveland Detroit Chicago London
    LV  (Double) ; PA9 ; PA10 ; READ (Double) ; C4  (Double) ; C5 ; MC
    Unbuilt: MI5
    [Regions: ALN]
  • Pennsylvania (PENN)
    PENNC&ANYNHERIEPA5B&HCNJPA6P&LEB&MP&FWWV2A&GWOH4C&CIN4IN7il4ICmpsl&amktslsfslswm&wTP&WTP&Wil2SCLil5il6il7il8il9mo2mo3mo4GTNYCHRLLVLVNYCMRLEGTWB&OTP&WB&OmonMSc&eiICc&nwcripcb&qcaslcnsme1HRLHRLB&OC&OB&Opa4RF&Ppa8LVHRLB&OMRLEMRLEoh2HRLGTWoh7B&OLVB&OTP&Win3in5C&HTP&Win9TP&Wil2SCLil5il10il12il14ky1ky3wi1Boston New York Philadelphia Baltimore Buffalo Cleveland Pittsburgh Cincinnati Louisville Chicago St. Louis Kansas City
    PENN (Double) ; C&A  (Double) ; NYNH ; ERIE (Double) ; PA5 ; B&H ; CNJ  (Double) ; PA6 ; P&LE (Double) ; B&M  (Double) ; P&FW ; WV2 ; A&GW ; OH4 ; C&C ; IN4 ; IN7
    Unbuilt: IL4
    [Regions: AOLC]
  • Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
    B&OWV1PA1PA3M&CWBSHOH8IN1KY8ky9il8il9ky10ky11SCLky13ky14SCLN&Ctn14tn15PENNLVPENNLVPENNTP&Wo&mmonMSPENNc&eiL&NICc&nwcripcb&qcaslcnsC&Opa4PENNRF&PC&ORF&PPENNMRLEMRLEPENNGTWoh7LVTP&Win3PENNin5C&Hin10TP&Wil10il12il14ky1ky3ky5C&Hky10ky11wi1New York Philadelphia Baltimore Washington Pittsburgh Cincinnati Louisville Chicago St. Louis Memphis
    B&O  (Double) ; WV1 ; PA1  (Double) ; PA3  (Double) ; M&C ; WBSH ; OH8 ; IN1 ; KY8
    Unbuilt: KY9
    [Regions: AOC]
  • Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
    C&OVA2SC5BRLMD1A&WPPA2AL6al8GM&Ofl6A&Tal5al7ms2GM&Oms4PENNLVPENNLVB&ORF&PRF&PSCLC&HRF&PA&TB&OB&Opa4RF&Pva3RF&Pva7W&Msc3SCLga7SCLfl6C&Hal1al5al7New York Philadelphia Baltimore Washington Atlanta Birmingham Pensacola Mobile New Orleans
    C&O ; VA2 ; SC5 ; BRL ; MD1  (Double) ; A&WP (Double) ; PA2 ; AL6
    Unbuilt: AL8
    [Regions: AD]
  • Richmond, Fred. & Potomac (RF&P)
    RF&PMD2N&WR&DN&SVA1VCW&WVA4PA7WV4ky2va5MRLEky1ky3ky4ky5ky6B&OC&OW&MPENNPENNPENNC&OC&Ova3va5va6va7W&MW&MB&OPENNMRLEky1Baltimore 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
    Unbuilt: KY2
    [Regions: AO]
  • Wilmington & Manchester (W&M)
    W&MNC1nc2RF&PRF&PRF&PC&Osc3C&ORF&PRF&PC&HRF&Psc2Norfolk Wilmington Charleston
    W&M ; NC1
    Unbuilt: NC2
    [Regions: A]
  • Charleston & Hamburg (C&H)
    C&HNERSC4G&CSC1TN2TN4TN5KY7in6B&Oo&mmonc&eiL&NTP&Win3PENNin5PENNTP&Win9in10ky5B&OW&MSCLSCLSCLC&OB&OA&TA&TN&Co&mL&NW&Msc2sc3C&OSCLga2SCLin10ky5ky6B&Otn1tn3tn6Wilmington Charleston Savannah Cincinnati Louisville Atlanta Birmingham Chicago
    C&H  (Double) ; NER ; SC4  (Double) ; G&C ; SC1  (Double) ; TN2 ; TN4 ; TN5 ; KY7
    Unbuilt: IN6
    [Regions: AO]
  • Sea Coast Line (SCL)
    SCLS&AGA1COGGA8AL3TN10S&GGA4FL4FL5TN12KY12il3o&mICPENNTP&Win9in10TP&Wil2PENNil5il6il7ky11ky13C&HC&HC&OC&OA&TA&To&mfecm&lrC&HC&Hga2ga3ga5ga6fl3fl6in9in10il2il6il7il8il9B&Oky11ky13ky14N&Ctn9tn11N&Ctn14tn15al1al2A&Tal5GM&ONO&Jms7ar1ar5Charleston Savannah Louisville Atlanta Birmingham Pensacola Chicago St. Louis Memphis
    SCL  (Double) ; S&A  (Double) ; GA1  (Double) ; COG  (Double) ; GA8  (Double) ; AL3 ; TN10 ; S&G  (Double) ; GA4  (Double) ; FL4 ; FL5 ; TN12 ; KY12
    Unbuilt: IL3
    [Regions: ADMG]
  • Mad River & Lake Erie (MRLE)
    MRLE ; OH1
    Unbuilt: WV3
    [Regions: L]
  • Grand Trunk Western (GTW)
    GTWOH5OH6NYCPENNMRLETP&WMSMSPENNHRLoh2HRLPENNoh7B&OMNHRLMSB&OTP&Win3Buffalo Cleveland Detroit Pittsburgh Cincinnati Chicago
    GTW ; OH5 ; OH6
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: L]
  • Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw (TP&W)
    TP&WIN2IN8il1monMSPENNc&eiICc&nwcripcb&qcaslcnsLVB&OPENNil2SCLPENNil5il10il12il14wi1GTWmonPENNc&eiICoh2HRLPENNGTWGTWoh7B&OMNHRLB&Oin3PENNin5C&HPENNin9il2SCLPENNil5Cleveland Detroit Cincinnati Louisville Chicago St. Louis
    TP&W ; IN2 ; IN8
    Unbuilt: IL1
    [Regions: ]
  • Alabama & Tennessee (A&T)
    A&TA&Cal4GM&OSCLal1al2SCLal5C&Oms2GM&Oms4SCLC&OC&ON&CSCLSCLC&HC&Htn6al1al2SCLal5Atlanta Birmingham Mobile New Orleans
    A&T ; A&C
    Unbuilt: AL4
    [Regions: D]
  • Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (GM&O)
    GM&Oms3N&Ctn9SCLtn11SCLN&CSCLA&TC&Oms2ms4NO&JA&Tal7C&Oms1ms2ms4Birmingham Mobile New Orleans Memphis
    Unbuilt: MS3
    [Regions: G]
  • Nashville & Chattanooga (N&C)
    N&CTN8tn13il8il9B&OSCLky13ky14tn9SCLtn11SCLtn14tn15SCLGM&ONO&JA&TA&TL&Nky10ky14C&HC&Htn6tn7tn9SCLtn11SCLSCLGM&ONO&JLouisville Atlanta Birmingham St. Louis Memphis
    N&C ; TN8
    Unbuilt: TN13
    [Regions: ]
  • New Orleans & Jackson (NO&J)
    NO&Jms6SMN&Ctn9SCLtn11SCLN&CSCLGM&Oms4ms5ms7SMl&agwms1ms2ms4ms5ms7la3Birmingham Mobile New Orleans Memphis Vicksburg
    Unbuilt: MS6
    [Regions: G]
  • Southern Mississippi (SM)
    SMNO&Jv&tms4ms5NO&Jms7la5New Orleans Memphis Vicksburg
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: M]
  • Michigan Northern (MN)
    MNMI1GTWTP&WLVMSoh2HRLGTWHRLmi3LVCleveland Detroit London
    MN ; MI1
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: L]
  • Michigan Southern (MS)
    MSFW&Cmi6LVGTWGTWmi4LVLVMNmonPENNc&eiICc&nwcripcb&qcaslcnsGTWGTWMNHRLLVB&OTP&Wil10il12il14wi1LVDetroit Chicago London
    MS ; FW&C
    Unbuilt: MI6
    [Regions: LC]
  • Louisville & Nashville (L&N)
    L&NB&ON&Co&mC&Hin10ky5C&HB&Oky10ky14tn7N&CCincinnati Louisville
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: O]
  • Illinois Central (IC)
    ICmonMSPENNc&eic&nwcripcb&qcaslcnsLVB&OPENNTP&WTP&Wil2SCLPENNil5il10il12il14wi1Chicago St. Louis
    Unbuilt: none
    [Regions: C]

Private Companies Available for Purchase

C&NWChicago & Northwestern 600
CB&QChicago, Burlington & Quincy 950
FECFlorida East Coast 1495
V&TVicksburg & Texas 865
L&ALouisiana & Arkansas 450
WPWestern Pacific 710
UPUnion Pacific 525
SL&ASt Louis & Alton 495

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