Continental Rails II

Game # 31 - Turn # 6

Headline News 1851 to 1852

World & National New

  1. 1851: California admitted into Union as newest state.
  2. 1852: Average life expectancy now almost 42 years.

Railroad News

  • Private Companies Purchased: Milton Littlefield bought GTW for $1101, William Palmer bought A&GW for $8003, William Ogden bought A&T for $14321, Nicolas Koechlin bought N&C for $7007, Dan Drew bought NO&J for $21147.
  • PCs Merged: LS merges into MRLE, COG merges into C&H.
  • PCs Incorporated: MC, A&WP, B&M, WBSH, TP&W.
  • RoWs built: C4 by ERIE, PA8 by CNJ, PA10 by PENN, PA6 by READ, WV4 by N&W, VA1 by W&M, GA8 by SCL, GA7 by S&G, OH4 by P&LE.
  • NYC doubled HRL, PENN doubled PENN, READ doubled READ, C&H doubled GA2, SCL doubled SCL.
  • New RoWs acquired: CNJ got NY1, PENN got PA11, READ got WV2, MRLE got OH2, P&LE got IN1, M&C got IN4, N&W got KY1, G&C got TN2, SCL got AL3, S&G got AL6, ERIE got C5, B&O got PA2.
  • RR Mergers: G&C merges into W&M.
  • Loan Recalls: William Ogden.
  • New railroad Presidents: William Ogden of B&M, Edward Harriman of A&WP, William Palmer of TP&W, Leland Stanford of WBSH, Jim Fisk of MC.
  • New Private Companies Available: BRL, A&C, GM&O, SM, MN, MS, O&M, C&C, C&EI.
  • John Forbes dominated the social pages by conspicuously spending $1100. Other tycoons prominently displayed in the news for lavish spending were: Thomas Durant, Milton Littlefield, Edward Harriman, William Ogden
  • Development of switch yards facilitates operations, reduces operating costs.
  • Wall Street Report: During last turn, the economic climate changed from Improved to Good.
  • Best locomotive available: Norris 4-2-0
  • Technologies available are: Grand Station, switch yards.

Tycoon Announcements:

1Jim Fisk erie rr places canada express into service, ny to toronto.
6Milton Littlefield buy penn for sustained dividends. a rr you can trust.
15Cyrus Holliday scl pays off big!

Top Victory Points

The top five Tycoons in each Victory category are (listed first to fifth):
Robber BaronNicolas Koechlin (9)Cyrus Holliday (15)Milton Littlefield (6)Dan Drew (14)Thomas Scott (7)
Rail MogulEugène de Ségur (10)William Palmer (12)Nicolas Koechlin (9)Leland Stanford (5)Thomas Durant (11)
Rail BuilderNicolas Koechlin (9)Jim Fisk (1)Thomas Durant (11)William Ogden (13)Cyrus Holliday (15)
Rail MagnateNicolas Koechlin (9)Jim Fisk (1)Dan Drew (14)Cyrus Holliday (15)Leland Stanford (5)
Rail ProdigalThomas Durant (11)Cyrus Holliday (15)Edward Harriman (2)John Forbes (8)Milton Littlefield (6)
Rail BaronNicolas Koechlin (9)Thomas Durant (11)Cyrus Holliday (15)Jim Fisk (1)Milton Littlefield (6)

Player Summary

President ofPCs owned
Player #Tycoon nameRR 1RR 2PC 1PC 2
9Nicolas Koechlin NYCMRLE....N&C
1Jim Fisk ERIEMC........
6Milton Littlefield PENN....GTW....
10Eugène de Ségur C&HS&G........
15Cyrus Holliday SCL............
14Dan Drew ....P&LENO&J....
2Edward Harriman N&WA&WP........
3Aubin de Verlin ................
12William Palmer B&OTP&W....A&GW
7Thomas Scott ....GT........
8John Forbes CNJ............
11Thomas Durant M&CREAD........
5Leland Stanford WBSHW&M........
13William Ogden B&M........A&T
4Mirti ................

Railroad Summary

RRNameTracksRevenuesExpenseEfficiencyBondsLoansProfit / shareDividend / shareGrantLand
B&MBoston & Maine 14520804156038534904232710000
GTGrand Trunk 73143668763992519981278500
NYCNew York Central 991164819100539992736931303326700
ERIEErie Lackawanna 6307865145618991715851045193900
CNJCentral New Jersey 2093367320877986392533007521050169
PENNPennsylvania 75015388490793982155031103221010910413
READReading 3496193137778999176858365790384
B&OBaltimore & Ohio 4454280626539981164025124611000
N&WNorfolk & Western 963113052655709925254113199731000
W&MWilmington & Manchester 617678524206898158470989051200
C&HCharleston & Hamburg 7141217507305097190479774898600
SCLSea Coast Line 744126880748599820810910705971200
S&GSavannah & Gulf 4114485827363991064414956026595479
P&LEPittsburgh & Lake Erie 4595974036441991220727733830404308
MRLEMad River & Lake Erie 3204125925168998112952276316750
M&CMarietta & Cincinnati 1931918612279964527229154146250
A&WPAtlanta & West Point 15218145127019034514230111000
TP&WToledo, Peoria & Warsaw 140132689818862983419891-1000
WBSHWabash Line 11417705131028628469189811000
MCMichigan Central 15218249127749034514230111000

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 
  • Boston & Maine (B&M)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: A]
  • Grand Trunk (GT)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: A]
  • New York Central (NYC)
    NYC ; B&A ; B&H  (Double) ; NY3 ; HRL  (Double) ; C3
    Unbuilt C2
    [Regions: ALN]
  • Erie Lackawanna (ERIE)
    ERIE ; NY2 ; C4
    Unbuilt C5
    [Regions: ALN]
  • Central New Jersey (CNJ)
    CNJ ; PA8
    Unbuilt NY1
    [Regions: A]
  • Pennsylvania (PENN)
    PENN (Double) ; C&A  (Double) ; LV  (Double) ; NYNH ; PA9 ; PA10
    Unbuilt PA11
    [Regions: AL]
  • Reading (READ)
    READ (Double) ; PA5 ; PA6
    Unbuilt WV2
    [Regions: AO]
  • Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
    B&O ; WV1 ; OH1
    Unbuilt PA2
    [Regions: A]
  • Norfolk & Western (N&W)
    N&W  (Double) ; R&D ; C&O ; N&S ; RF&P ; VC ; WV4
    Unbuilt KY1
    [Regions: A]
  • Wilmington & Manchester (W&M)
    W&M ; W&W ; SC2 ; VA1 ; G&C
    Unbuilt TN2
    [Regions: A]
  • Charleston & Hamburg (C&H)
    C&H  (Double) ; NER ; SC1 ; GA2  (Double) ; COG
    Unbuilt SC3
    [Regions: AD]
  • Sea Coast Line (SCL)
    SCL  (Double) ; S&A ; GA4 ; GA1 ; GA8
    Unbuilt AL3
    [Regions: AD]
  • Savannah & Gulf (S&G)
    S&G ; GA6 ; GA7
    Unbuilt AL6
    [Regions: A]
  • Pittsburgh & Lake Erie (P&LE)
    P&LE ; P&FW ; OH4
    Unbuilt IN1
    [Regions: OL]
  • Mad River & Lake Erie (MRLE)
    MRLE ; LS
    Unbuilt OH2
    [Regions: L]
  • Marietta & Cincinnati (M&C)
    Unbuilt IN4
    [Regions: O]
  • Atlanta & West Point (A&WP)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: D]
  • Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw (TP&W)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: ]
  • Wabash Line (WBSH)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: O]
  • Michigan Central (MC)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: L]

Private Companies Available for Purchase

BRLBlue Ridge Line 925
A&CAtlanta & Chattanooga 685
GM&OGulf, Mobile & Ohio 675
SMSouthern Mississippi 220
MNMichigan Northern 510
MSMichigan Southern 1020
O&MOhio & Mississippi 825
C&CCincinnati & Chicago 1010
C&EIChicago & Eastern Illinois 920

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