1870: The Trans-Mississippi

6. Laying Track

Each public company may at its option lay two yellow tiles or upgrade one track tile. The company must be able to reach the hex that is being upgraded or laid and be able to run on some of the new track on the tile.

6.1 New Tiles

6.2 Upgrading Tiles

6.3 Tile Placement Restrictions

No tile may be placed so that any track ends against printed terrain where tiles may not be placed. Examples of such terrain include sides of red edge areas without connection triangles, the green map edge, the solid blue line in the Gulf of Mexico east of New Orleans, and the Gulf of Mexico (light blue).

6.4 Cities

Hexes with one or two small dot cities may only have yellow tiles with the corresponding number of small cities laid on them. Similarly, vacant hexes with large cities shown by a large open dot may only have yellow tiles with a corresponding large dot placed on them.

6.4.1 Special City Tiles

Brown #170 tiles may only be placed on the following cities: Kansas City, St. Louis, Dallas, Fort Worth and New Orleans. These cities (Kansas City, St. Louis, Dallas, Fort Worth and New Orleans) may not have brown #63 tiles placed on them.

6.5 Terrain Costs

Certain hexes on the map contain a '$' followed by an amount.
This cost represents difficult terrain in that hex and requires an extra expenditure to lay the first tile there.
This money is paid from the company treasury and must be available there when the tile is laid. Further upgrades of tiles in these hexes do not require further expenditure.

6.6 Upgrade Chart

6.6.1Yellow upgrades to Green

#3 - #141, #142, #143.
#4 - #141, #142.
#5 - #14 or #15.
#6 - #14 or #15.
#7 - #18, #26, #27, #28, #29.
#8 - #16, #17, #19, #23, #24, #25, #28, #29.
#9 - #18, #19, #20, #23, #24, #26, #27.
#57 - #14, #15.
#58 - #141, #142, #143.

6.6.2 Green upgrades to Brown

#14 - #63 any cities but Kansas City, St. Louis, Dallas, Fort Worth, New Orleans.
#14 - #170 only on Kansas City, St. Louis, Dallas, Fort Worth, New Orleans.
#15 - #63 any cities but Kansas City, St. Louis, Dallas, Fort Worth, New Orleans.
#15 -#170 only on Kansas City, St. Louis, Dallas, Fort Worth, New Orleans.
#16 - #43, #70.
#17 - #47.
#18 - #43.
#19 - #45, #46.
#20 - #44, #47.
#23 - #41, #43, #45, #47.
#24 - #42, #43, #46, #47.
#25 - #40, #45, #46.
#26 - #42, #44, #45.
#27 - #41, #44, #46.
#28 - #39, #43, #46, #70.
#29 - #39, #43, #45, #70.
#141 - #145, #146, #147.
#142 - #145, #146, #147.
#143 - #146, #147.
#144 - #147.

6.6.3 Brown upgrades to Grey

#170 - #171 Kansas City only.
#170 - #172 St. Louis only.

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