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1853
Designer Francis Tresham
Publisher Hartland Trefoil
Published 1989
Setting India
Players 3 to 6

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Components Qty Notes
Company credits 6,750 Parts list says 6,000 (approx.)
Map board 1 7-piece jigsaw map
Money 12,500 Parts list says 12,500 (approx.)
Parts list 1 -
Priority deal marker 1 4-part jigsaw cardboard elephant
Public company certificates 72 8 sets of nine
Round marker 1 White counter
Rule book 1 -
Station tokens 43 Only 35 seem to be required
Stock market board 1 2-piece jigsaw board
Stock market markers 8 -
Tiles 191 112 yellow, 56 green, 16 russet, 7 grey
Train cards 27 -

The parts list claims a total of 56 tokens, whereas the total of the round marker, station tokens and stock market markers is actually 52.

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Public Companies # Full Name Initial Price Directorship Other Certificates Home Hexes Station Tokens Notes
EIR 1 East Indian Railway 100 20% 8 x 10% Patna and Calcutta
H24 and J28
5 -
GIP 2 Great Indian Peninsula Railway 96 20% 8 x 10% Allahabad and Bombay
H20 and M9
5 -
NWR 3 North Western Railway 92 20% 8 x 10% Lahore and Delhi
C11 and F14
5 -
BNR 4 Bengal Nagpur Railway 88 20% 8 x 10% Calcutta and Nagpur
J28 and K17
5 -
BBCI 5 Bombay, Baroda & Central India Railway 84 20% 8 x 10% Ajmer
H10
4 -
MSM 6 Madras & Southern Mahratta Railway 80 20% 8 x 10% Madras
R18
4 -
SIR 7 South Indian Railway 75 20% 8 x 10% Trichonopoly
T16
4 -
BAR 8 Bengal Assam Railway 70 20% 8 x 10% Chittagong
J34
3 -

The 1853 map bears hex references based on capital letters for rows and lower case letters for columns. The hex references listed above use the more commonly used co-ordinates system, replacing the lower case letters with numbers.

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Starting Cash
3-player 730
4-player 570
5-player 570
6-player 510
Certificate Limits
3-player 21
4-player 16
5-player 13
6-player 11

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Stock Market 
Type Linear
Zones Individual starting spaces for public companies
Yellow (ignore for certificate limit)
Highest value (game ends)
'Closed' space No
View it here: 1853 Stock Market

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Game Map Clear Hexes 1 Town

2 Towns

Cities 'OO' Off-Board Areas Fixed Rivers Mountains
Hexes: 170 85 55 6 24 - - - 30 58
The total count of individual items will usually exceed the total number of hexes shown. This will be due to hexes that contain multiple items, such as towns and cities in off-board areas and fixed locations.
Clear Where tiles with plain track may be laid. May include hexes with pre-printed track.
1 Town Where tiles with a single town (no station token space) may be laid.
2 Towns Where tiles with two towns (no station token spaces) may be laid.
Cities Where tiles with station token spaces may be laid, or where stations printed on the board may be upgraded. Does not include 'OO' hexes.
'OO' Yellow hexes where green tiles designated as 'OO' tiles with two separate station token spaces may be laid.
Off-Board Static, where trains may run to off-board areas, typically with values that vary according to the phase of the game.
Usually includes fixed locations that have variable income.
No tile lays allowed.
An off-board area may consist of more than one hex - each area is usually counted only once for each train.
Fixed Static, usually with track or fixed value stations printed on the map.
No tile lays allowed.
Rivers and
Mountains
Hexes that contain these features with a cost to place or upgrade tiles. Other features appear occasionally (Desert, Forest, Swamp).

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Yellow Tiles Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 55
Total: 112 Tiles Tile 1 Tile 2 Tile 3 Tile 4 Tile 5 Tile 6 Tile 7 Tile 8 Tile 9 Tile 55
Qty 2 2 10 14 4 8 4 14 14 2
Number 56 69 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78
Tiles Tile 56 Tile 69 Tile 71 Tile 72 Tile 73 Tile 74 Tile 75 Tile 76 Tile 77 Tile 78
Qty 2 2 2 4 6 4 2 2 2 6
Number 79 113  
Tiles Tile 79 Tile 113
Qty 4 2
Green Tiles Number 12 13 14 15 80 81 82 83 84 85
Total: 56 Tiles Tile 12 Tile 13 Tile 14 Tile 15 Tile 80 Tile 81 Tile 82 Tile 83 Tile 84 Tile 85
Qty 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 2 2
Number 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95
Tiles Tile 86 Tile 87 Tile 88 Tile 89 Tile 90 Tile 91 Tile 92 Tile 93 Tile 94 Tile 95
Qty 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Number 96 97 98 99 100 101  
Tiles Tile 96 Tile 97 Tile 98 Tile 99 Tile 100 Tile 101
Qty 2 2 2 2 2 2
Russet Tiles Number 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
Total: 16 Tiles Tile 102 Tile 103 Tile 104 Tile 105 Tile 106 Tile 107 Tile 108
Qty 2 4 2 2 2 2 2
Grey Tiles Number 109 110 111 112
Total: 7 Tiles Tile 109 Tile 110 Tile 111 Tile 112
Qty 2 1 2 2

Black track is broad gauge. Grey track is metre gauge. White track is dual gauge.
Yellow tile 69 was renumbered 115 as number 69 was used elsewhere. Later sets may include tile 115 instead of tile 69.
You may find more information about these tiles by visiting the 18xx Tiles Database.

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Trains Type 2 3 4 5 6 2M 3M 4M
Total: 27 Cost 300 440 620 830 1,050 250 430 590
Qty 6 5 4 3 2 2 3 2

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