Continental Rails II

Game # 32 - 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: Carl Olson bought VC for $4838, Jim Fisk bought A&WP for $1121, Edward Harriman bought BRL for $2345, J. Pierpont Morgan bought A&GW for $1625, Hannibal Kimball bought TP&W for $4444.
  • PCs Merged: G&C merges into C&H, RF&P merges into N&W, B&H merges into NYC, W&W merges into N&W, M&C merges into B&O.
  • PCs Incorporated: B&M, MRLE.
  • New Technologies Acquired: PENN bought switch yards, B&O bought switch yards, C&H bought switch yards.
  • RoWs built: NY3 by NYC, NY2 by ERIE, PA1 by C&A, PA10 by PENN, PA5 by READ, PA7 by B&O, MD1 by C&O, VA5 by N&W, SC2 by W&M, GA1 by C&H, GA6 by S&A, GA4 by SCL.
  • NYC doubled HRL, PENN doubled LV.
  • New RoWs acquired: PENN got PA2, READ got PA6, C&A got PA8, ERIE got PA11, C&O got VA2, W&M got SC1, COG got GA2, S&A got GA7, C&H got GA8, SCL got FL4, B&O got IN5, N&W got KY1, GT got C2, NYC got C4.
  • New railroad Presidents: Dan Drew of B&M, Thomas Durant of C&H, J. Pierpont Morgan of S&A, Thomas Scott of MRLE.
  • New Private Companies Available: P&FW, GTW, WBSH, MC, A&T, N&C, SM, MN.
  • Edward Harriman dominated the social pages by conspicuously spending $1345. Other tycoons prominently displayed in the news for lavish spending were: William Palmer, Hannibal Kimball, J. Pierpont Morgan
  • Technology advance to steel rails improves track durability, reduces operating costs.
  • Wall Street Report: During last turn, the economic climate remained stable at Mild Depression.
  • Best locomotive available: Norris 4-2-0
  • Technologies available are: Grand Station, switch yards, steel rails.

Tycoon Announcements:

2Edward Harriman if he expect to succeed, one must give an honest return to the other man's $
3Susan Morningstar rcmp do-right raced to boston but horse went to london. this could take awhile.
5Snidely Whiplash twirls moustache. so that's where i put it, thanks tom. nell sends her regards.
7Thomas Scott thomas scott denies allegations of rope theft, found not guilty in court case.

Top Victory Points

The top five Tycoons in each Victory category are (listed first to fifth):
Robber BaronWilliam Palmer (12)Hannibal Kimball (10)Thomas Scott (7)Jay Gould (9)Thomas Durant (11)
Rail MogulWilliam Palmer (12)Edward Harriman (2)Thomas Scott (7)Milton Littlefield (6)J. Pierpont Morgan (4)
Rail BuilderSusan Morningstar (3)Milton Littlefield (6)Thomas Scott (7)Hannibal Kimball (10)William Palmer (12)
Rail MagnateMilton Littlefield (6)William Palmer (12)Susan Morningstar (3)Thomas Scott (7)Hannibal Kimball (10)
Rail ProdigalEdward Harriman (2)Hannibal Kimball (10)William Palmer (12)J. Pierpont Morgan (4)Jim Fisk (1)
Rail BaronWilliam Palmer (12)Hannibal Kimball (10)Thomas Scott (7)Milton Littlefield (6)Edward Harriman (2)

Player Summary

President ofPCs owned
Player #Tycoon nameRR 1RR 2PC 1PC 2
12William Palmer N&W............
7Thomas Scott MRLEERIE........
9Jay Gould ....READ........
10Hannibal Kimball PENN........TP&W
4J. Pierpont Morgan S&ANYNHA&GW....
6Milton Littlefield B&O....P&LE....
14Dan Drew SCLB&M........
11Thomas Durant C&H............
5Snidely Whiplash ................
13William Ogden ....W&M........
2Edward Harriman C&OC&ABRL....
3Susan Morningstar NYC....LS....
8John Forbes GT............
15Carl Olson ........VC....
1Jim Fisk COG....A&WP....

Railroad Summary

RRNameTracksRevenuesExpenseEfficiencyBondsLoansProfit / shareDividend / shareGrantLand
B&MBoston & Maine 14517662127178524164205860000
GTGrand Trunk 7312314763595132721075061300
NYCNew York Central 7501037015703699136246919197700
NYNHNew York & New Haven 11015872101589318255163454900
ERIEErie Lackawanna 4904653027453988186670058180396
C&ACamden & Amboy 32155339332039760276527797400
PENNPennsylvania 548782524616898102083692046600
READReading 239313511849798406233512044550405
B&OBaltimore & Ohio 708641213719099122506785582500
C&OChesapeake & Ohio 1391947112072952459021380425200
N&WNorfolk & Western 10459927757580991620421253072900
W&MWilmington & Manchester 24321676125729935860311982400
C&HCharleston & Hamburg 477559193243299850684845259785599
S&ASavannah & Augusta 420447252728399720516215921129406
SCLSea Coast Line 4636964340392998754750211760452
COGCentral of Georgia 861208277329315078131653200
MRLEMad River & Lake Erie 1381458110644842200418746-1000

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 
  • Boston & Maine (B&M)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: A]
  • Grand Trunk (GT)
    Unbuilt C2
    [Regions: A]
  • New York Central (NYC)
    NYC ; HRL  (Double) ; B&A ; B&H ; NY3
    Unbuilt C4
    [Regions: AL]
  • New York & New Haven (NYNH)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: A]
  • Erie Lackawanna (ERIE)
    ERIE ; NY2
    Unbuilt PA11
    [Regions: AL]
  • Camden & Amboy (C&A)
    C&A ; CNJ ; PA1
    Unbuilt PA8
    [Regions: A]
  • Pennsylvania (PENN)
    PENN ; LV  (Double) ; PA9 ; PA10
    Unbuilt PA2
    [Regions: AL]
  • Reading (READ)
    READ ; PA5
    Unbuilt PA6
    [Regions: A]
  • Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
    B&O ; WV1 ; M&C ; PA7
    Unbuilt IN5
    [Regions: AO]
  • Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
    C&O ; MD1
    Unbuilt VA2
    [Regions: A]
  • Norfolk & Western (N&W)
    N&W ; R&D ; N&S ; VA4 ; RF&P ; W&W ; VA5
    Unbuilt KY1
    [Regions: A]
  • Wilmington & Manchester (W&M)
    W&M ; SC2
    Unbuilt SC1
    [Regions: A]
  • Charleston & Hamburg (C&H)
    C&H ; SC4 ; G&C ; GA1
    Unbuilt GA8
    [Regions: AD]
  • Savannah & Augusta (S&A)
    S&A ; S&G ; GA6
    Unbuilt GA7
    [Regions: A]
  • Sea Coast Line (SCL)
    SCL  (Double) ; NER ; GA4
    Unbuilt FL4
    [Regions: A]
  • Central of Georgia (COG)
    Unbuilt GA2
    [Regions: D]
  • Mad River & Lake Erie (MRLE)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: L]

Private Companies Available for Purchase

P&FWPittsburgh & Ft Wayne 955
GTWGrand Trunk Western 535
WBSHWabash Line 570
MCMichigan Central 760
A&TAlabama & Tennessee 715
N&CNashville & Chattanooga 755
SMSouthern Mississippi 220
MNMichigan Northern 510

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