1870: The Trans-Mississippi

15 Companies

The game contains private and public companies. Private companies consist of one certificate and are owned by a player or a company. Public companies have nine share certificates.

15.1 Rules Governing Private Companies

Specific attributes of each private company are listed below.

15.2 Private Companies and Attributes

Great River Shipping Company
Costs $20 Revenue $5
This private company has no attributes.

Mississippi River Bridge Company
Costs $40 Revenue $10
This private company may be sold to one of the two companies on the Mississippi river (Missouri Pacific or St. Louis Southwestern) in phase one for $40 or less.

Until the Mississippi River Bridge Company is closed or sold to a company, no company may lay track to cross the Mississippi river. A company may lay track along the river, but may not lay track to cross the river, or do an upgrade that would cause track to cross the river. For example, the St. Louis Southwestern in Memphis could lay any of the three $20 yellow city tiles (#5, #6 or #57) as long as the track sections on the tile pointed east or parallelled the river.

The company that purchases this private company may bridge the river for a $40 discount at one spot. If one of the two companies on the Mississippi river (Missouri Pacific or St. Louis Southwestern) purchases this company on their first turn, this allows them to bridge the river free at their starting spot. This allows them to do three track lays in their first turn.

The Southern Cattle Company (Comes with a token)
Costs $50 Revenue $10.
This private company has a token that may be placed on any city west of the Mississippi river. This increases the value of that spot by $10 for that company only. Once the token is placed in a city it may not be moved to another city. The company is closed with the purchase of the first type five train. The token (if placed) is removed with the purchase of the first type six train. Placing the token does not close the company.

The Gulf Shipping Company (Comes with two tokens)
Costs $80 Revenue $15
This company has two tokens. One represents an open port and the other is a closed port. One of these two tokens may be placed on any city on the Gulf coast, or any city on the Mississippi river south of and including Memphis. Once one of these tokens is placed in a city it may not be moved to another city.
Either token increases the value of that city for the owning company by $20. If the open port token is placed, it increases the value of that city for all other companies by $10.
If the president of the owning company places the closed port token, the private company is closed. If the president of the owning company closes the shipping company at any time after he places the token, the port becomes a private port and benefits the owning player only.
The company closes on the purchase of the first type five train, and the port closes on the purchase of the first type six train. After the company closes the status of the port is fixed, IE if it is open, it may not then be closed.

St. Louis San Francisco Railway
Costs $140
This is the presidents certificate of the St. Louis San Francisco railway. The purchaser sets the par value of the railway. The company may run with just the president's share.

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad
Costs $160 Revenue $20
This private company comes with a share of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad.

15.3 Public Companies

Besides the private companies listed above, there are ten public companies. These public companies are listed below. Notes:
The Fort Worth & Denver City Railway is a wholly owned subsidiary of the CB&Q. It uses the Burlington logo surrounded by Dark Green on the tokens.

For the companies the Number of Tokens' does not include the connection or stock market tokens.

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