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Omaha Spur
Designer Michael Carter
Publisher TraXX
Published 2023
Setting Omaha/Council Bluffs
Players 2 to 5
Rules say 2 to 6, but the starting money and certificate limit table on the map only goes up to 5 players

This game was published in Mainline magazine, Issue 2.
The game has no tiles, because track is drawn directly on the map.
This game requires some of the components from an 1830 set.
The component table lists the items from the magazine and the items required from a copy of 1830.

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Components Magazine 1830 Notes
Map board 1 - One sheet, 11"x17"
Money - - -
Par value markers - 8 -
Pop-up Industry tokens 18 - You could use minor tokens #1 to #18 from a copy of 1822 to avoid cutting up the map
(and to avoid defacing the Promontory Summit map on the reverse)
Priority deal card - 1 -
Private company certificates 8 - -
Public company certificates - 72 8 sets of nine
Public company charters 8 8 The micro-charters in the magazine are laid over the 1830 charters when companies float
Revenue markers - 8 -
Round marker - 1 -
Rule book 1 - -
Stock market - 1 -
Stock market markers - 8 -
Train cards - 27 -

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Private Companies # Full Name Face Value Revenue Notes
OA 1 Omaha Abstracting $20 $5 -
BR1 2 Bridge Right-of-Way 1 $30 $10 Blocks bridge #2
BR2 3 Bridge Right-of-Way 2 $40 $10 Blocks bridge #3
PC 4 Passenger Coach $60 $15 Becomes a passenger coach when bought by a company
WP 5 Wetlands Preserve $80 $20 Blocks the hex south of Minneapolis
IS 6 Industrial Subsidy $100 $20 Close this to start one pop-up industry of choice
ICB 7 Illinois Central Board $150 $25 Comes with a 10% IC certificate
UPD 8 Union Pacific Director $200 $30 Comes with the UP Directorship

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Public Companies Full Name 1830 Stand-in Colour Presidency Other Certificates Home Hex Station Tokens Notes
UP Union Pacific B&O Blue 20% 8 x 10% Denver
A14
4 -
IC Illinois Central NYC Black 20% 8 x 10% Des Moines
I14
4 -
MP Missouri Pacific PRR Green 20% 8 x 10% Kansas City
F23
4 -
CMO Chicago, Minneapolis, St.Paul & Omaha CPR Red 20% 8 x 10% Minneapolis
H1
4 -
OCB Omaha & Council Bluffs Railway and Bridge Company B&M - 20% 8 x 10% H9 4 -
CNW Chicago & Northwestern C&O - 20% 8 x 10% Sioux Falls
B1
4 -
OBR Omaha Beltline Railroad Erie - 20% 8 x 10% D7 4 -
CBQ Chicago, Burlington and Quincy NYNH - 20% 8 x 10% Lincoln
A22
4 -

The map does not show any hex references. These have been assigned on the basis of A2 in the top left corner, with letters for columns and numbers for rows.

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Starting Cash
2-player $1,200
3-player $800
4-player $600
5-player $480
Certificate Limits
2-player 28
3-player 20
4-player 16
5-player 11

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Stock Market
Type 2D
Zones Starting value spaces for public companies
Yellow (ignore for certificate limit)
Orange (as yellow, plus may hold more than 60% of a public company)
Brown (as orange, plus may buy multiple shares from the bank pool in one stock turn)
'Closed' space No
View it here: Omaha Spur Stock Market

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Game Map Clear Hexes 1 Town

2 Towns

Cities 'OO' Off-Board Areas Fixed Passengers Mountains
Hexes: 79 29 - - 12 - 6 - 38 14
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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Trains Type 2 3 4 5 6 D
Total: 27 Cost $80 $180 $300 $450 $630 $1,100
Qty 6 5 4 3 2+1 6

A 4-, 5- or 6-train may be traded to the bank pool to buy a D-train for $800.

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Mail me Keith Thomasson June 28th 2023