Continental Rails II

Game # 31 - Turn # 5

Headline News 1849 to 1850

World & National New

  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: EugÞne de SÚgur bought COG for $1755, Edward Harriman bought A&WP for $9551, William Palmer bought TP&W for $7461, Leland Stanford bought WBSH for $8447, Jim Fisk bought MC for $3009.
  • PCs Merged: P&FW merges into P&LE, VC merges into N&W.
  • PCs Incorporated: M&C, MRLE, G&C.
  • RoWs built: NY3 by NYC, C3 by HRL, NY2 by ERIE, PA9 by PENN, PA5 by READ, OH1 by B&O, SC2 by W&M, GA2 by C&H, GA1 by SCL, GA6 by S&G.
  • RoWs abandoned: VA4 was abandoned by N&W.
  • NYC doubled B&H, PENN doubled LV, N&W doubled N&W, C&H doubled C&H.
  • New RoWs acquired: READ got PA6, CNJ got PA8, PENN got PA10, W&M got VA1, C&H got SC3, S&G got GA7, SCL got GA8, N&W got WV4, P&LE got OH4, HRL got C2, ERIE got C4.
  • RR Mergers: HRL merges into NYC.
  • Loan Recalls: Edward Harriman, Leland Stanford.
  • New railroad Presidents: Nicolas Koechlin of MRLE, Leland Stanford of G&C, Thomas Durant of M&C.
  • New Private Companies Available: A&GW, A&T, N&C, NO&J.
  • Edward Harriman dominated the social pages by conspicuously spending $1002. Other tycoons prominently displayed in the news for lavish spending were: Thomas Durant
  • Wall Street Report: During last turn, the economic climate remained stable at Improved.
  • Best locomotive available: Lion 0-4-0
  • Technologies available are: Grand Station.

Tycoon Announcements:

1Jim Fisk erie connects to the great lakes, heads west!
5Leland Stanford opium seeks purchase of california - needs customers
6Milton Littlefield the penn is building toward to chicago. all aboard.
14Dan Drew scl - new mgmt - no div - what gives?

Top Victory Points

The top five Tycoons in each Victory category are (listed first to fifth):
Robber BaronCyrus Holliday (15)Dan Drew (14)Thomas Scott (7)Nicolas Koechlin (9)Milton Littlefield (6)
Rail MogulEugène de Ségur (10)William Palmer (12)Leland Stanford (5)Nicolas Koechlin (9)Dan Drew (14)
Rail BuilderNicolas Koechlin (9)Jim Fisk (1)William Ogden (13)Cyrus Holliday (15)Edward Harriman (2)
Rail MagnateNicolas Koechlin (9)Jim Fisk (1)Leland Stanford (5)William Palmer (12)Dan Drew (14)
Rail ProdigalThomas Durant (11)Cyrus Holliday (15)Edward Harriman (2)Jim Fisk (1)Aubin de Verlin (3)
Rail BaronNicolas Koechlin (9)Cyrus Holliday (15)Dan Drew (14)Thomas Durant (11)Leland Stanford (5)

Player Summary

President ofPCs owned
Player #Tycoon nameRR 1RR 2PC 1PC 2
9Nicolas Koechlin NYCMRLELS....
6Milton Littlefield PENN............
14Dan Drew ....P&LE........
10Eugène de Ségur C&HS&GCOG....
2Edward Harriman N&W....A&WP....
1Jim Fisk ERIE....MC....
3Aubin de Verlin ................
15Cyrus Holliday SCL............
7Thomas Scott ....GT........
12William Palmer B&O....TP&W....
13William Ogden ........B&M....
8John Forbes CNJ............
11Thomas Durant M&CREAD........
5Leland Stanford G&CW&MWBSH....
4Mirti ................

Railroad Summary

RRNameTracksRevenuesExpenseEfficiencyBondsLoansProfit / shareDividend / shareGrantLand
GTGrand Trunk 73144668969982366690198500
NYCNew York Central 991154257940979926675612855961300
ERIEErie Lackawanna 490533073091899129156770482900
CNJCentral New Jersey 1342242613680994125718183643750
PENNPennsylvania 5901209787137798169208906471012480346
READReading 239361782206999647464074751550304
B&OBaltimore & Ohio 4454280626111991132874991121000
N&WNorfolk & Western 905106974620449923202212027641000
W&MWilmington & Manchester 36338542235119994617574081200
C&HCharleston & Hamburg 628926155371699163837709166700
SCLSea Coast Line 587913085295999163078775257000
S&GSavannah & Gulf 282315001921599767784025324645313
P&LEPittsburgh & Lake Erie 3224353730476908087051210156850
MRLEMad River & Lake Erie 13817481127618731784211910000
G&CGreenville & Columbia 941057575088920864139110000
M&CMarietta & Cincinnati 1931879113530884094927301-1000

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)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: A]
  • New York Central (NYC)
    NYC ; B&A ; B&H  (Double) ; NY3 ; HRL ; C3
    Unbuilt C2
    [Regions: ALN]
  • Erie Lackawanna (ERIE)
    ERIE ; NY2
    Unbuilt C4
    [Regions: AL]
  • Central New Jersey (CNJ)
    Unbuilt PA8
    [Regions: A]
  • Pennsylvania (PENN)
    PENN ; C&A  (Double) ; LV  (Double) ; NYNH ; PA9
    Unbuilt PA10
    [Regions: A]
  • Reading (READ)
    READ ; PA5
    Unbuilt PA6
    [Regions: A]
  • Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
    B&O ; WV1 ; OH1
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: A]
  • Norfolk & Western (N&W)
    N&W  (Double) ; R&D ; C&O ; N&S ; RF&P ; VC
    Unbuilt WV4
    [Regions: A]
  • Wilmington & Manchester (W&M)
    W&M ; W&W ; SC2
    Unbuilt VA1
    [Regions: A]
  • Charleston & Hamburg (C&H)
    C&H  (Double) ; NER ; SC1 ; GA2
    Unbuilt SC3
    [Regions: A]
  • Sea Coast Line (SCL)
    SCL ; S&A ; GA4 ; GA1
    Unbuilt GA8
    [Regions: AD]
  • Savannah & Gulf (S&G)
    S&G ; GA6
    Unbuilt GA7
    [Regions: A]
  • Pittsburgh & Lake Erie (P&LE)
    P&LE ; P&FW
    Unbuilt OH4
    [Regions: OL]
  • Mad River & Lake Erie (MRLE)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: L]
  • Greenville & Columbia (G&C)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: ]
  • Marietta & Cincinnati (M&C)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: O]

Private Companies Available for Purchase

GTWGrand Trunk Western 535
A&GWAtlantic & Great Western 580
A&TAlabama & Tennessee 715
N&CNashville & Chattanooga 755
NO&JNew Orleans & Jackson 915

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