Continental Rails II

Game # 31 - Turn # 2

Headline News 1843 to 1844

World & National New

  1. 1843: Great Britain granted rights to island of Hong Kong under Nanking Treaty.
  2. 1844: Opium War ends in China.

Railroad News

  • Private Companies Purchased: Nicolas Koechlin bought B&A for $1722, Nicolas Koechlin bought HRL for $1215, Jim Fisk bought ERIE for $1511, John Forbes bought CNJ for $729, Aubin de Verlin bought C&A for $1257, Milton Littlefield bought LV for $1351, Thomas Durant bought READ for $603, Thomas Scott bought R&D for $555, Edward Harriman bought N&S for $1331, Leland Stanford bought W&M for $671, EugÞne de SÚgur bought NER for $1590, Cyrus Holliday bought S&A for $701, EugÞne de SÚgur bought S&G for $1347.
  • New railroad Presidents: William Ogden of NYC, William Palmer of B&O, Leland Stanford of C&H, Dan Drew of SCL.
  • New Private Companies Available: P&LE.
  • Thomas Durant dominated the social pages by conspicuously spending $1000.
  • Wall Street Report: During last turn, the economic climate changed from Improved to Good.
  • Best locomotive available: Lion 0-4-0
  • Technologies available are: Grand Station.

Tycoon Announcements:

1Jim Fisk all aboard the erie gravy train! no investment too small, no dividend too big!
3Aubin de Verlin thanks to the authors of the "historical" texts ; may the railroad be with us !
5Leland Stanford the erie is haunted, beware!
6Milton Littlefield good luck to all. i am willing discuss pc purchases to avoid conflicting bids.
15Cyrus Holliday we're not in kansas any more!

Top Victory Points

The top five Tycoons in each Victory category are (listed first to fifth):
Robber BaronCyrus Holliday (15)Dan Drew (14)Leland Stanford (5)John Forbes (8)Jim Fisk (1)
Rail MogulJim Fisk (1)Edward Harriman (2)Aubin de Verlin (3)Mirti (4)Leland Stanford (5)
Rail BuilderJim Fisk (1)Edward Harriman (2)Aubin de Verlin (3)Mirti (4)Leland Stanford (5)
Rail MagnateJim Fisk (1)Edward Harriman (2)Aubin de Verlin (3)Mirti (4)Leland Stanford (5)
Rail ProdigalThomas Durant (11)Jim Fisk (1)Edward Harriman (2)Aubin de Verlin (3)Mirti (4)
Rail BaronThomas Durant (11)Cyrus Holliday (15)Dan Drew (14)Leland Stanford (5)John Forbes (8)

Player Summary

President ofPCs owned
Player #Tycoon nameRR 1RR 2PC 1PC 2
15Cyrus Holliday ........S&A....
14Dan Drew SCL............
5Leland Stanford C&H........W&M
8John Forbes ........CNJ....
7Thomas Scott ........R&D....
3Aubin de Verlin ........C&A....
2Edward Harriman ........N&S....
6Milton Littlefield ........LV....
1Jim Fisk ........ERIE....
13William Ogden NYC............
9Nicolas Koechlin ........B&AHRL
4Mirti ................
10Eugène de Ségur ........NERS&G
12William Palmer B&O............
11Thomas Durant ........READ....

Railroad Summary

RRNameTracksRevenuesExpenseEfficiencyBondsLoansProfit / shareDividend / shareGrantLand
NYCNew York Central 148186831233194296104006100
PENNPennsylvania 1042029612584982355337412800
B&OBaltimore & Ohio 160176571112497328325765100
N&WNorfolk & Western 82137518388991820827110400
C&HCharleston & Hamburg 129197791246197284674648400
SCLSea Coast Line 1392571115684993088441711500

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 
  • New York Central (NYC)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: ]
  • Pennsylvania (PENN)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: A]
  • Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: A]
  • Norfolk & Western (N&W)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: A]
  • Charleston & Hamburg (C&H)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: A]
  • Sea Coast Line (SCL)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: A]

Private Companies Available for Purchase

B&MBoston & Maine 725
GTGrand Trunk 365
B&HBoston & Hartford 550
NYNHNew York & New Haven 550
C&OChesapeake & Ohio 470
RF&PRichmond, Fred. & Potomac 585
W&WWilmington & Weldon 600
P&LEPittsburgh & Lake Erie 655

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