Continental Rails II

Game # 32 - Turn # 8

Headline News 1855 to 1856

World & National New

  1. 1855: The Know-Nothing Party sweeps Northern congressional elections.
  2. 1856: Soo Canal completed connecting Lake Superior to Lake Huron.

Railroad News

  • Private Companies Purchased: Jim Fisk bought A&C for $12910, Thomas Durant bought GM&O for $10031, Jay Gould bought O&M for $5022, John Forbes bought C&C for $4444, John Forbes bought IC for $6543, Dan Drew bought C&NW for $26000.
  • PCs Merged: NO&J merges into SM, MS merges into NYC, MC merges into NYC, C&EI merges into B&O.
  • New Technologies Acquired: B&M bought coal burning engines, NYC bought coal burning engines, NYNH bought coal burning engines, ERIE bought coal burning engines, READ bought Grand Station, READ bought coal burning engines, B&O bought coal burning engines, C&O bought coal burning engines, N&W bought coal burning engines, W&M bought Grand Station, C&H bought Grand Station, C&H bought coal burning engines, S&A bought coal burning engines, SCL bought coal burning engines, COG bought coal burning engines, TP&W bought coal burning engines, WBSH bought coal burning engines, A&T bought coal burning engines, N&C bought coal burning engines, SM bought coal burning engines, MN bought coal burning engines.
  • RoWs built: C1 by B&M, NY1 by GT, IN2 by ERIE, OH2 by READ, IL5 by B&O, WV4 by C&O, IN9 by N&W, NC1 by W&M, TN10 by C&H, AL2 by S&A, FL6 by SCL, AL6 by COG, IN1 by TP&W.
  • RoWs abandoned: OH3 was abandoned by PENN.
  • NYC doubled B&H, PENN doubled PA2, READ doubled P&FW, B&O doubled IN5, C&O doubled PA1, N&W doubled RF&P, SCL doubled NER, COG doubled COG.
  • New RoWs acquired: W&M got VA1, READ got OH5, NYC got OH6, WBSH got OH7, MN got MI1, TP&W got IN3, ERIE got IN6, N&W got IL2, C&O got KY2, N&C got KY14, S&A got TN7, A&T got AL4, COG got AL7, SCL got AL8, SM got MS6, B&O got IL3, C&H got TN12.
  • RR Mergers: BRL merges into C&O, TP&W merges into PENN.
  • Loan Recalls: Dan Drew.
  • Stock splits: NYNH splits 2 for 1.
  • Cornered stocks: NYNH.
  • New railroad Presidents: Thomas Scott of S&A, J. Pierpont Morgan of SM.
  • New Private Companies Available: L&N, CRIP, CB&Q, CASL, CNS, M&LR.
  • Hannibal Kimball earns the Heartland Award for linking the PENN from the Atlantic to Chicago.
  • Milton Littlefield earns the Heartland Award for linking the B&O from the Atlantic to Chicago.
  • Thomas Durant earns the Heartland Award for linking the C&H from the Atlantic to the Mississippi region.
  • Hannibal Kimball dominated the social pages by conspicuously spending $2035. Other tycoons prominently displayed in the news for lavish spending were: William Palmer, Edward Harriman, John Forbes, J. Pierpont Morgan, Dan Drew, Milton Littlefield
  • Invention of block signal system improves traffic flow, prevents major collisions.
  • Wall Street Report: During last turn, the economic climate changed from Recession to Normal.
  • Best locomotive available: Norris 4-2-0
  • Technologies available are: Grand Station, switch yards, steel rails, coal burning engines, block signal system.

Tycoon Announcements:

1Jim Fisk hey, you like the cog, not that nynh go no-where rr!
2Edward Harriman one convinced against their will is of the same opinion still
3Susan Morningstar pinkertons spot snidely waxing his mustache on the mrle-erie. nell still missing
5Snidely Whiplash if you lack illumination, moustache wax and rope provide an excellent candle.
6Milton Littlefield yes, i love the cog. now, where is it again?
7Thomas Scott ny daily news reports that susan morningstar has eloped with snidely whiplash

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)Dan Drew (14)
Rail BuilderMilton Littlefield (6)Hannibal Kimball (10)Thomas Durant (11)Susan Morningstar (3)Thomas Scott (7)
Rail MagnateMilton Littlefield (6)Susan Morningstar (3)Thomas Scott (7)Hannibal Kimball (10)Thomas Durant (11)
Rail ProdigalHannibal Kimball (10)Edward Harriman (2)William Palmer (12)J. Pierpont Morgan (4)Milton Littlefield (6)
Rail BaronWilliam Palmer (12)Hannibal Kimball (10)Milton Littlefield (6)Thomas Scott (7)Edward Harriman (2)

Player Summary

President ofPCs owned
Player #Tycoon nameRR 1RR 2PC 1PC 2
12William Palmer N&W............
7Thomas Scott S&AERIE....MON
10Hannibal Kimball PENN............
4J. Pierpont Morgan SMNYNH........
6Milton Littlefield B&O............
9Jay Gould ....READO&M....
13William Ogden ....W&M........
14Dan Drew SCLA&TC&NW....
3Susan Morningstar NYC............
1Jim Fisk COGN&CA&C....
8John Forbes GTMNC&CIC
11Thomas Durant C&H....GM&O....
5Snidely Whiplash WBSH............
2Edward Harriman C&O............
15Carl Olson ................

Railroad Summary

RRNameTracksRevenuesExpenseEfficiencyBondsLoansProfit / shareDividend / shareGrantLand
B&MBoston & Maine 5135349329422999226671811300754
GTGrand Trunk 78084498464739915108412277431000
NYCNew York Central 1357212163110326992680901938859400
NYNHNew York & New Haven 1101655091029921377180636100
ERIEErie Lackawanna 1133143367759859822908318104959560215
PENNPennsylvania 1274213402110968992702281655701040556
READReading 8361104295852798158428129708640582
B&OBaltimore & Ohio 13692007241083919726769019209471000
C&OChesapeake & Ohio 14061904201028279728545122106566500394
N&WNorfolk & Western 146416772587217992543791947725400
W&MWilmington & Manchester 594627653389397100768830854100
C&HCharleston & Hamburg 8901214546315699167542102962740582
S&ASavannah & Augusta 74696425530339914862612192654400135
SCLSea Coast Line 87613091369383981665341130908459097
COGCentral of Georgia 6818983446714991240789981676300733
WBSHWabash Line 11416300101069221214175664000
A&TAlabama & Tennessee 143149728235992521320399317600
N&CNashville & Chattanooga 151157708831982547620898326200
SMSouthern Mississippi 22729792163859947779364765914000
MNMichigan Northern 10213927835694191641564641200

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 ; C1
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: AN]
  • Grand Trunk (GT)
    GT ; C2 ; C3 ; NY1
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: AN]
  • New York Central (NYC)
    NYC ; HRL  (Double) ; B&A  (Double) ; B&H  (Double) ; NY3 ; C4 ; C5 ; MS ; MC
    Unbuilt OH6
    [Regions: ALN]
  • New York & New Haven (NYNH)
    Unbuilt none
    [Regions: A]
  • Erie Lackawanna (ERIE)
    ERIE ; NY2 ; PA11 (Double) ; MRLE ; A&GW ; OH4 ; IN2
    Unbuilt IN6
    [Regions: AOL]
  • Pennsylvania (PENN)
    PENN (Double) ; LV  (Double) ; PA9 ; PA10 ; LS  (Double) ; PA2  (Double) ; TP&W ; GTW ; IN1
    Unbuilt IN3
    [Regions: ALC]
  • Reading (READ)
    READ (Double) ; PA5 ; PA6 ; P&FW (Double) ; WV2 ; OH2
    Unbuilt OH5
    [Regions: AO]
  • Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
    B&O ; WV1 ; M&C ; PA7 ; P&LE (Double) ; IN5  (Double) ; IN7 ; C&EI ; IL5
    Unbuilt IL3
    [Regions: AOLCM]
  • Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
    C&O ; MD1 ; VC ; VA2 ; C&A  (Double) ; CNJ ; PA1  (Double) ; PA8 ; SC5 ; WV4 ; BRL
    Unbuilt KY2
    [Regions: AD]
  • Norfolk & Western (N&W)
    N&W  (Double) ; R&D  (Double) ; N&S ; VA4 ; RF&P (Double) ; W&W ; VA5 ; KY1 ; IN4 ; IN9
    Unbuilt IL2
    [Regions: AO]
  • Wilmington & Manchester (W&M)
    W&M ; SC2 ; SC1 ; SC3 ; NC1
    Unbuilt VA1
    [Regions: A]
  • Charleston & Hamburg (C&H)
    C&H  (Double) ; SC4 ; G&C ; GA1 ; GA8 ; AL3 ; TN10
    Unbuilt TN12
    [Regions: ADM]
  • Savannah & Augusta (S&A)
    S&A  (Double) ; S&G ; GA6 ; GA7 ; AL1 ; AL2
    Unbuilt TN7
    [Regions: AD]
  • Sea Coast Line (SCL)
    SCL  (Double) ; NER  (Double) ; GA4  (Double) ; FL4 ; FL5 ; FL6
    Unbuilt AL8
    [Regions: AG]
  • Central of Georgia (COG)
    COG  (Double) ; A&WP ; GA2  (Double) ; GA3 ; AL6
    Unbuilt AL7
    [Regions: AD]
  • Wabash Line (WBSH)
    Unbuilt OH7
    [Regions: O]
  • Alabama & Tennessee (A&T)
    Unbuilt AL4
    [Regions: D]
  • Nashville & Chattanooga (N&C)
    Unbuilt KY14
    [Regions: ]
  • Southern Mississippi (SM)
    SM ; NO&J
    Unbuilt MS6
    [Regions: MG]
  • Michigan Northern (MN)
    Unbuilt MI1
    [Regions: L]

Private Companies Available for Purchase

L&NLouisville & Nashville 930
CRIPChicago, Rock Is. & Pacific 750
CB&QChicago, Burlington & Quincy 950
CASLChicago, Alton & St. Louis 925
CNSChicago North Shore 425
M&LRMemphis & Little Rock 660

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