Continental Rails II

Game # 32 - 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: Jay Gould bought P&FW for $4550, Milton Littlefield bought GTW for $2011, Snidely Whiplash bought WBSH for $10033, Dan Drew bought A&T for $6500, Jim Fisk bought N&C for $1517, Thomas Scott bought SM for $3501, John Forbes bought MN for $1145.
  • PCs Merged: A&GW merges into MRLE, P&LE merges into B&O, LS merges into PENN, VC merges into C&O, A&WP merges into COG.
  • PCs Incorporated: TP&W.
  • New Engines Acquired: B&M bought Norris 4-2-0, NYC bought Norris 4-2-0, NYNH bought Norris 4-2-0, PENN bought Norris 4-2-0, READ bought Norris 4-2-0, B&O bought Norris 4-2-0, C&O bought Norris 4-2-0, N&W bought Norris 4-2-0, W&M bought Norris 4-2-0, C&H bought Norris 4-2-0, S&A bought Norris 4-2-0, SCL bought Norris 4-2-0, COG bought Norris 4-2-0, MRLE bought Norris 4-2-0.
  • New Technologies Acquired: B&M bought steel rails, NYC bought steel rails, NYNH bought steel rails, PENN bought steel rails, READ bought steel rails, C&O bought steel rails, N&W bought steel rails, C&H bought steel rails, S&A bought switch yards, S&A bought steel rails, SCL bought Grand Station, SCL bought steel rails, COG bought steel rails, MRLE bought steel rails.
  • RoWs built: C2 by GT, C4 by NYC, PA11 by ERIE, PA8 by C&A, PA2 by PENN, PA6 by READ, IN5 by B&O, VA2 by C&O, KY1 by N&W, SC1 by W&M, GA8 by C&H, GA7 by S&A, FL4 by SCL, GA2 by COG.
  • NYC doubled B&A, PENN doubled PENN, N&W doubled R&D.
  • New RoWs acquired: B&M got ME1, C&A got NY1, W&M got SC3, C&O got SC5, COG got GA3, SCL got FL5, READ got WV2, PENN got OH3, MRLE got OH4, N&W got IN4, B&O got IN7, S&A got AL1, C&H got AL3, GT got C3, NYC got C5.
  • RR Mergers: C&A merges into C&O.
  • New railroad Presidents: Hannibal Kimball of TP&W.
  • New Private Companies Available: NO&J, MS, MON, C&EI.
  • Milton Littlefield dominated the social pages by conspicuously spending $1700. Other tycoons prominently displayed in the news for lavish spending were: Hannibal Kimball, William Palmer, J. Pierpont Morgan, Edward Harriman
  • 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:

1Jim Fisk please do not worry about that length of rope with the funny knot in my office.
2Edward Harriman figues don't lie but liars can figure.
3Susan Morningstar multiple sightings of nell. rcmp do-right following trail of mustache wax.
5Snidely Whiplash ah ha! i have enough rope, now i still need a railroad! tresspass is a crime yo
7Thomas Scott erie cfo found tied up in forest. snidely whiplash suspected.

Top Victory Points

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

Player Summary

President ofPCs owned
Player #Tycoon nameRR 1RR 2PC 1PC 2
12William Palmer N&W............
7Thomas Scott MRLEERIESM....
4J. Pierpont Morgan S&ANYNH........
10Hannibal Kimball PENNTP&W........
9Jay Gould ....READP&FW....
3Susan Morningstar NYC............
14Dan Drew SCLB&M....A&T
6Milton Littlefield B&O........GTW
11Thomas Durant C&H............
13William Ogden ....W&M........
2Edward Harriman C&O....BRL....
1Jim Fisk COG........N&C
8John Forbes GT....MN....
5Snidely Whiplash ........WBSH....
15Carl Olson ................

Railroad Summary

RRNameTracksRevenuesExpenseEfficiencyBondsLoansProfit / shareDividend / shareGrantLand
B&MBoston & Maine 14518256105889627226223094100
GTGrand Trunk 329357272215195582844885221600
NYCNew York Central 890138223746409716804511762081000
NYNHNew York & New Haven 1101580894859419311169395400
ERIEErie Lackawanna 67267319424119411692399561110277
PENNPennsylvania 82512434070874971584371153206600
READReading 349447782462899634365389254805573
B&OBaltimore & Ohio 96410337459955991735041204503200
C&OChesapeake & Ohio 1088127386700629919763015999043225338
N&WNorfolk & Western 119112224768457981907341478153400
W&MWilmington & Manchester 38539060238269661174523142400
C&HCharleston & Hamburg 6347609641854991142457224959486900
S&ASavannah & Augusta 5495663732282979739182969240321
SCLSea Coast Line 62883860444459811869875977770271
COGCentral of Georgia 4105041328232987013257897537600
MRLEMad River & Lake Erie 2543032016675994786638802472740
TP&WToledo, Peoria & Warsaw 1401194677658920654175960000

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 ME1
    [Regions: A]
  • Grand Trunk (GT)
    GT ; C2
    Unbuilt C3
    [Regions: AN]
  • New York Central (NYC)
    NYC ; HRL  (Double) ; B&A  (Double) ; B&H ; NY3 ; C4
    Unbuilt C5
    [Regions: ALN]
  • New York & New Haven (NYNH)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: A]
  • Erie Lackawanna (ERIE)
    ERIE ; NY2 ; PA11
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: AL]
  • Pennsylvania (PENN)
    PENN (Double) ; LV  (Double) ; PA9 ; PA10 ; LS ; PA2
    Unbuilt OH3
    [Regions: AL]
  • Reading (READ)
    READ ; PA5 ; PA6
    Unbuilt WV2
    [Regions: AO]
  • Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
    B&O ; WV1 ; M&C ; PA7 ; P&LE ; IN5
    Unbuilt IN7
    [Regions: AOL]
  • Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
    C&O ; MD1 ; VC ; VA2 ; C&A ; CNJ ; PA1 ; PA8
    Unbuilt SC5
    [Regions: A]
  • Norfolk & Western (N&W)
    N&W ; R&D  (Double) ; N&S ; VA4 ; RF&P ; W&W ; VA5 ; KY1
    Unbuilt IN4
    [Regions: AO]
  • Wilmington & Manchester (W&M)
    W&M ; SC2 ; SC1
    Unbuilt SC3
    [Regions: A]
  • Charleston & Hamburg (C&H)
    C&H ; SC4 ; G&C ; GA1 ; GA8
    Unbuilt AL3
    [Regions: AD]
  • Savannah & Augusta (S&A)
    S&A ; S&G ; GA6 ; GA7
    Unbuilt AL1
    [Regions: A]
  • Sea Coast Line (SCL)
    SCL  (Double) ; NER ; GA4 ; FL4
    Unbuilt FL5
    [Regions: A]
  • Central of Georgia (COG)
    COG ; A&WP ; GA2
    Unbuilt GA3
    [Regions: AD]
  • Mad River & Lake Erie (MRLE)
    MRLE ; A&GW
    Unbuilt OH4
    [Regions: OL]
  • Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw (TP&W)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: ]

Private Companies Available for Purchase

MCMichigan Central 760
NO&JNew Orleans & Jackson 915
MSMichigan Southern 1020
MONMonon Line 920
C&EIChicago & Eastern Illinois 920

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