Continental Rails II - Game # 7 - Turn # 6

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Continental Rails II

Game # 7 - Turn # 6

Headline News 1851 to 1852

WORLD & NATIONAL NEWS

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

Message to All Players in This Game

Message de la part du Cercle de Stratégie:
"Semaines du Solstice d'Hiver

Toujours une valeur sûre niveau dégustation et gastronomie.
Un rendez-vous de bon goût si j¹ose dire...
La même chose que les Week-ends mais en plus long ce qui permet à nos camarades de venir de très loin.
Ca se passera du mercredi 26 au soir au dimanche 30 en après-midi. Il y a déjà quelques inscrits tant en secteur JDR que wargame ou informatique.

Le tarif varie autour de 150 F par jour en fonction de ce que nous décidons de bâfrer.
Je n¹oublierai pas de rappeler qu¹il s¹agit d¹un séjour où on met tous la main à la pâte (bas les pattes !).

Merci de réserver par un petit courrier à Xavier Jacus avec un chèque de résa de 300F/45€ à l¹ordre du Cercle de Stratégie.

La chose la plus importante : A quoi on joue ? Eh bien, à un peu de tout, suivant les humeurs !

La fine équipe tourne autour d¹une quinzaine d¹assidus mais il ne tient qu¹à vous d¹inviter des amis afin que le groupe s¹étoffe. C¹est toujours une bonne idée de partager les passions, on m¹a même dit que ça évitait de vieillir seul et con... mais on dit tant de choses... "

Et à cette occasion, vu que j'y serai aussi du 28 au 30 décembre, il sera possible d'effectuer s'il y a au moins 6 joueurs une partie de Continental Rails en direct (1 tour/heure).


For the end of the year, as usual, the Cercle de Stratégie organizes the "Semaines du Solstice", a gaming convention for dedicated players, somewhere in Lorraine, from December 26th to 30th.
Since I'll be there, and if enough players are interested, I'll make a special game of Continental Rails at 1 turn/hour.
If interested, contact Xavier Jacus (noir.solitaire@wanadoo.fr).

Railroad News

Private Companies Purchased: Leland Stanford bought P&LE for $3288, John Forbes bought P&FW for $2323, Leland Stanford bought MC for $8888, William Ogden bought A&C for $3316, Dan Drew bought GM&O for $3155, Milton Littlefield bought N&C for $4500, RenÚ of La Sorgue bought SM for $1786.

PCs Merged: LS merges into NYC, LV merges into READ, A&GW merges into MRLE, G&C merges into C&H, NYNH merges into B&H, COG merges into S&A.

PCs Incorporated: TP&W, WBSH, A&WP, BRL.

New Engines Acquired: GT bought American 4-4-0, NYC bought American 4-4-0, PENN bought American 4-4-0, B&O bought American 4-4-0, N&W bought American 4-4-0, S&A bought American 4-4-0, SCL bought American 4-4-0, MRLE bought American 4-4-0.

New Technologies Acquired: B&H bought Grand Station.

RoWs built: C2 by GT, C4 by NYC, PA11 by ERIE, PA6 by PENN, PA1 by READ, IN5 by B&O, PA7 by R&D, VA5 by N&W, NC2 by W&W, VA1 by NER, GA4 by C&H, GA8 by S&A, GA7 by SCL.

Double Tracked Lines: NYC doubled HRL, S&A doubled S&A, SCL doubled S&G.

New RoWs acquired: B&H got ME1, READ got MD1, R&D got VA7, C&H got FL4, PENN got WV2, ERIE got OH3, GTW got OH5, MRLE got IN4, B&O got IN9, N&W got KY1, SCL got AL1, S&A got AL4, GT got C3, NYC got C5.

RR Mergers: NER merges into C&H.

New railroad Presidents: William Ogden of A&WP, Thomas Durant of BRL, Dan Drew of TP&W, Cornelius Vanderbilt of WBSH.

New Private Companies Available: A&T, MS, MON, FW&C, C&C.

William Ogden dominated the social pages by conspicuously spending $2024. Other tycoons prominently displayed in the news for lavish spending were: Dan Drew, Cornelius Vanderbilt

Wall Street Report: During last turn, the economic climate remained stable at Recession.
Best locomotive available: American 4-4-0
Technologies available are: Grand Station, switch yards

Top Victory Points

The top five Tycoons in each Victory category are (listed first to fifth):
Robber Baron Cornelius Vanderbilt (3) William Ogden (8) John Forbes (1) Leland Stanford (4) Dan Drew (13)
Rail Mogul William Ogden (8) René de La Sorgue (14) Thomas Durant (15) Cornelius Vanderbilt (3) Dan Drew (13)
Rail Builder William Ogden (8) Leland Stanford (4) René de La Sorgue (14) Dan Drew (13) John Forbes (1)
Rail Magnate Leland Stanford (4) William Ogden (8) John Forbes (1) Dan Drew (13) René de La Sorgue (14)
Rail Prodigal Cornelius Vanderbilt (3) William Ogden (8) Dan Drew (13) John Forbes (1) Abraham Burger (2)
Rail Baron William Ogden (8) Cornelius Vanderbilt (3) Leland Stanford (4) René de La Sorgue (14) Dan Drew (13)

Player Summary

President of PCs owned
Player # Tycoon name RR 1 RR 2 PC 1 PC 2
8 William Ogden A&WP B&O A&C ....
3 Cornelius Vanderbilt N&W WBSH .... ....
13 Dan Drew ERIE TP&W .... GM&O
14 René de La Sorgue GT S&A .... SM
15 Thomas Durant C&H BRL .... ....
1 John Forbes MRLE SCL P&FW ....
4 Leland Stanford NYC GTW MC P&LE
11 Milton Littlefield .... PENN N&C ....
2 Abraham Burger W&M W&W .... ....
5 Henry Farham .... B&H .... ....
6 Byron Kilbourn .... C&O VC ....
7 Louis McLane .... .... .... ....
10 Edward Harriman .... .... .... ....
12 Robert Schuyler .... .... .... ....
9 Jay Gould .... .... .... ....

Railroad Summary

RR Name Tracks Revenues Expense Efficiency Bonds Loans Profit / share Dividend / share Grant Land
GT Grand Trunk 329   36718   21664   98   68023   47387   3   4   0   0  
B&H Boston & Hartford 365   52327   30873   95   81906   60894   5   2   0   0  
NYC New York Central 962   139156   76537   99   220816   139872   6   4   0   77  
ERIE Erie Lackawanna 672   70684   43824   95   148460   109390   1   4   535   0  
PENN Pennsylvania 575   90396   49718   99   129462   81264   7   5   805   285  
READ Reading 329   56386   34959   95   76907   59248   5   9   0   0  
B&O Baltimore & Ohio 763   79919   46353   99   159402   96690   3   4   740   678  
C&O Chesapeake & Ohio 94   10644   7983   82   18673   11303   0   0   0   0  
R&D Richmond & Danville 495   58194   36080   95   107957   81684   2   10   470   809  
N&W Norfolk & Western 808   77586   45000   99   161467   97568   2   7   0   350  
W&W Wilmington & Weldon 275   25668   15914   95   52337   36936   1   0   0   0  
W&M Wilmington & Manchester 133   12082   8095   90   28827   16933   0   0   0   0  
C&H Charleston & Hamburg 949   119682   71809   94   198364   119927   4   4   0   0  
S&A Savannah & Augusta 552   79174   45921   99   112012   75400   6   4   0   0  
SCL Sea Coast Line 722   110214   60618   99   147610   67576   8   6   194   0  
MRLE Mad River & Lake Erie 254   32573   21498   91   50167   38513   2   1   0   0  
GTW Grand Trunk Western 107   12439   7712   95   21676   16459   2   0   360   0  
A&WP Atlanta & West Point 152   16792   11922   86   27257   21418   0   0   0   0  
BRL Blue Ridge Line 185   17352   12146   87   31569   24806   0   0   0   0  
TP&W Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw 140   11918   8104   89   23561   18514   -1   0   0   0  
WBSH Wabash Line 114   16159   10988   89   22483   17667   2   0   0   0  

Railroad Lines:
(Region Key: A=Atl D=DpSouth O=Ohio L=GtLakes C=Central M=Miss G=Gulf W=MidWest S=SWest T=Mtn P=Pacific N=Canada X=Mexico)
GT :   GT C2
Unbuilt:: C3 [Regions: AN]
B&H :   B&H B&M NYNH
Unbuilt:: ME1 [Regions: A]
NYC :   NYC HRL  (Double) B&A NY3 LS C4
Unbuilt:: C5 [Regions: ALN]
ERIE:   ERIE NY2 PA11
Unbuilt:: OH3 [Regions: AL]
PENN:   PENN C&A CNJ PA5 PA6
Unbuilt:: WV2 [Regions: AO]
READ:   READ LV PA1
Unbuilt:: MD1 [Regions: A]
B&O :  (Double)   B&O WV1 M&C OH1 IN5
Unbuilt:: IN9 [Regions: AO]
C&O :   C&O
Unbuilt:: none [Regions: A]
R&D :   R&D RF&P MD2 PA7
Unbuilt:: VA7 [Regions: AO]
N&W :   N&W N&S VA3 VA4 VA5
Unbuilt:: KY1 [Regions: A]
W&W :   W&W NC2
Unbuilt:: none [Regions: A]
W&M :   W&M
Unbuilt:: none [Regions: A]
C&H :   C&H SC1  (Double) G&C GA4 NER NC1 VA1
Unbuilt:: FL4 [Regions: A]
S&A :  (Double)   S&A GA1 COG GA8
Unbuilt:: AL4 [Regions: AD]
SCL :  (Double)   SCL S&G  (Double) GA2  (Double) GA6 GA7
Unbuilt:: AL1 [Regions: A]
MRLE:   MRLE A&GW
Unbuilt:: IN4 [Regions: OL]
GTW :   GTW
Unbuilt:: OH5 [Regions: L]
A&WP:   A&WP
Unbuilt:: none [Regions: D]
BRL :   BRL
Unbuilt:: none [Regions: D]
TP&W:   TP&W
Unbuilt:: none [Regions: ]
WBSH:   WBSH
Unbuilt:: none [Regions: O]

Stock Market Report

RR stock data
RR Start price Trade price End price Net change # Shares traded # Shares issued # Shares in treasury President Chairman Directors
GT 16   20   25   +9  143   1517   128   14   14  
B&H 14   16   19   +5  419   1643   182   5   5  
NYC 25   25   25   +0  888   4656   161   4   4   11    
ERIE 20   24   28   +8  900   3269   91   13   13  
PENN 30   30   30   +0  642   2825   55   11   11   3    
READ 15   18   22   +7  192   1533   112     13   3    
B&O 33   33   33   +0  1026   3761   62   8   8  
C&O 17   17   17   +0  129   434   36   6   6   8    
R&D 22   26   31   +9  529   2400   75     8  
N&W 27   26   25   -2  837   3906   138   3   3  
W&W 15   15   16   +1  178   1298   77   2   2  
W&M 17   15   14   -3  186   636   29   2   2   8    
C&H 33   38   35   +2  360   4555   196   15   15  
S&A 24   24   24   +0  423   2639   121   14   14  
SCL 28   29   30   +2  831   3553   64   1   1   14    
MRLE 13   15   18   +5  238   1212   58   1   1  
GTW 13   14   16   +3  178   535   0   4   4  
A&WP 0   0   13   +13  0   684   76   8   8  
BRL 0   0   13   +13  0   833   92   15   15  
TP&W 0   0   13   +13  0   630   70   13   13  
WBSH 0   0   13   +13  0   513   57   3   3  

Private Companies Available for Purchase

CF Price CF Price CF Price CF Price CF Price CF Price CF Price
A&T 715   MN 510   MS 1020   MON 920   FW&C 570   C&C 1010  

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