Continental Rails II

Game # 32 - Turn # 7

Headline News 1853 to 1854

World & National New

  1. 1853: Franklin Pearce defeats Winfield Scott in Presidential race.
  2. 1854: Wells, Fargo and Company founded in Sacramento.

Railroad News

  • Private Companies Purchased: Susan Morningstar bought MC for $4824, J. Pierpont Morgan bought NO&J for $11501, Susan Morningstar bought MS for $6424, Thomas Scott bought MON for $9501, Milton Littlefield bought C&EI for $2015.
  • PCs Merged: P&FW merges into READ, GTW merges into TP&W.
  • PCs Incorporated: BRL, WBSH, MN, N&C, A&T, SM.
  • New Engines Acquired: GT bought Norris 4-2-0, ERIE bought Norris 4-2-0.
  • New Technologies Acquired: GT bought steel rails, ERIE bought Grand Station, PENN bought Grand Station, B&O bought Grand Station, B&O bought steel rails, C&O bought Grand Station, N&W bought Grand Station, W&M bought steel rails, COG bought Grand Station.
  • RoWs built: ME1 by B&M, C3 by GT, C5 by NYC, WV2 by READ, IN7 by B&O, SC5 by C&O, IN4 by N&W, SC3 by W&M, AL3 by C&H, AL1 by S&A, FL5 by SCL, GA3 by COG, OH4 by MRLE.
  • ERIE doubled PA11, PENN doubled LS, READ doubled READ, B&O doubled P&LE, C&O doubled C&A, N&W doubled N&W, C&H doubled C&H, S&A doubled S&A, SCL doubled GA4, COG doubled GA2.
  • New RoWs acquired: GT got NY1, W&M got NC1, SCL got FL6, C&O got WV4, READ got OH2, TP&W got IN1, MRLE got IN2, N&W got IN9, B&O got IL5, C&H got TN10, S&A got AL2, COG got AL6, B&M got C1.
  • RR Mergers: MRLE merges into ERIE.
  • New railroad Presidents: Edward Harriman of BRL, Snidely Whiplash of WBSH, Dan Drew of A&T, Jim Fisk of N&C, Thomas Scott of SM, John Forbes of MN.
  • New Private Companies Available: A&C, GM&O, O&M, C&C, IC, C&NW.
  • Hannibal Kimball dominated the social pages by conspicuously spending $1818. Other tycoons prominently displayed in the news for lavish spending were: Milton Littlefield, William Palmer, Edward Harriman, John Forbes, J. Pierpont Morgan, Dan Drew
  • Invention of coal burning engine for locomotives improves operations, reduces operating costs.
  • Wall Street Report: During last turn, the economic climate changed from Mild Depression to Recession.
  • Best locomotive available: Norris 4-2-0
  • Technologies available are: Grand Station, switch yards, steel rails, coal burning engines.

Tycoon Announcements:

1Jim Fisk you like the cog! you really do, you like the cog!
2Edward Harriman he who watches the clock will never be more than one of the hands.
3Susan Morningstar rcmp do-right finds mustache wax on mrle track! et tu, thomas?
6Milton Littlefield ap reports that hannibal lecter has invited snidely over for dinner.
7Thomas Scott kimball derails erie plans to build to chicago. foul play 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)Dan Drew (14)
Rail MogulWilliam Palmer (12)J. Pierpont Morgan (4)Thomas Scott (7)Hannibal Kimball (10)Edward Harriman (2)
Rail BuilderSusan Morningstar (3)Milton Littlefield (6)Thomas Scott (7)Hannibal Kimball (10)William Palmer (12)
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 SMERIE....MON
14Dan Drew SCLA&T........
10Hannibal Kimball PENNTP&W........
4J. Pierpont Morgan S&ANYNHNO&J....
9Jay Gould ....READ........
3Susan Morningstar NYC....MSMC
6Milton Littlefield B&O....C&EI....
13William Ogden ....W&M........
11Thomas Durant C&H............
1Jim Fisk COGN&C........
8John Forbes GTMN........
2Edward Harriman C&OBRL........
5Snidely Whiplash WBSH............
15Carl Olson ................

Railroad Summary

RRNameTracksRevenuesExpenseEfficiencyBondsLoansProfit / shareDividend / shareGrantLand
B&MBoston & Maine 28130279166549952497434083911600
GTGrand Trunk 5706016633091991054358792331300
NYCNew York Central 100115441581840981966121401438900
NYNHNew York & New Haven 1101593689249820578176526100
ERIEErie Lackawanna 10631262986567599206360165092410331
PENNPennsylvania 82513088968061991668851100729400
READReading 701868304775799125464105434550896
B&OBaltimore & Ohio 106512102162931991984651399295200
C&OChesapeake & Ohio 1163143018743709922664717967355290366
N&WNorfolk & Western 131614110173372992201301702114400
W&MWilmington & Manchester 49450015295099580107677312100
C&HCharleston & Hamburg 79697410535769914368395919540970
S&ASavannah & Augusta 646794864371899122803102789440225
SCLSea Coast Line 8321126325856999152815103646740176
COGCentral of Georgia 562710193693099963767934365595532
BRLBlue Ridge Line 18516222103829027674235761000
TP&WToledo, Peoria & Warsaw 24723504129279943331353142110100
WBSHWabash Line 11415642104808719709167913000
A&TAlabama & Tennessee 1431393393358722004187461000
N&CNashville & Chattanooga 1511423388249223084196661000
SMSouthern Mississippi 447383516884836971313000
MNMichigan Northern 1021301589808517144146062000

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)
    B&M ; ME1
    Unbuilt C1
    [Regions: A]
  • Grand Trunk (GT)
    GT ; C2 ; C3
    Unbuilt NY1
    [Regions: AN]
  • New York Central (NYC)
    NYC ; HRL  (Double) ; B&A  (Double) ; B&H ; NY3 ; C4 ; C5
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: ALN]
  • New York & New Haven (NYNH)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: A]
  • Erie Lackawanna (ERIE)
    ERIE ; NY2 ; PA11 (Double) ; MRLE ; A&GW ; OH4
    Unbuilt IN2
    [Regions: AOL]
  • Pennsylvania (PENN)
    PENN (Double) ; LV  (Double) ; PA9 ; PA10 ; LS  (Double) ; PA2
    Unbuilt OH3
    [Regions: AL]
  • Reading (READ)
    READ (Double) ; PA5 ; PA6 ; P&FW ; WV2
    Unbuilt OH2
    [Regions: AO]
  • Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
    B&O ; WV1 ; M&C ; PA7 ; P&LE (Double) ; IN5 ; IN7
    Unbuilt IL5
    [Regions: AOL]
  • Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
    C&O ; MD1 ; VC ; VA2 ; C&A  (Double) ; CNJ ; PA1 ; PA8 ; SC5
    Unbuilt WV4
    [Regions: A]
  • Norfolk & Western (N&W)
    N&W  (Double) ; R&D  (Double) ; N&S ; VA4 ; RF&P ; W&W ; VA5 ; KY1 ; IN4
    Unbuilt IN9
    [Regions: AO]
  • Wilmington & Manchester (W&M)
    W&M ; SC2 ; SC1 ; SC3
    Unbuilt NC1
    [Regions: A]
  • Charleston & Hamburg (C&H)
    C&H  (Double) ; SC4 ; G&C ; GA1 ; GA8 ; AL3
    Unbuilt TN10
    [Regions: AD]
  • Savannah & Augusta (S&A)
    S&A  (Double) ; S&G ; GA6 ; GA7 ; AL1
    Unbuilt AL2
    [Regions: AD]
  • Sea Coast Line (SCL)
    SCL  (Double) ; NER ; GA4  (Double) ; FL4 ; FL5
    Unbuilt FL6
    [Regions: AG]
  • Central of Georgia (COG)
    COG ; A&WP ; GA2  (Double) ; GA3
    Unbuilt AL6
    [Regions: AD]
  • Blue Ridge Line (BRL)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: D]
  • Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw (TP&W)
    TP&W ; GTW
    Unbuilt IN1
    [Regions: L]
  • Wabash Line (WBSH)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: O]
  • Alabama & Tennessee (A&T)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: D]
  • Nashville & Chattanooga (N&C)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: ]
  • Southern Mississippi (SM)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: M]
  • Michigan Northern (MN)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: L]

Private Companies Available for Purchase

A&CAtlanta & Chattanooga 685
GM&OGulf, Mobile & Ohio 675
O&MOhio & Mississippi 825
C&CCincinnati & Chicago 1010
ICIllinois Central 925
C&NWChicago & Northwestern 600

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