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Introduction

The 18xx Rules Difference List exists as a reference to the differences in the rules of 18xx railway games and associated games. It is useful to people who are already familiar with at least one such game, and are learning to play another. This is version 3-354. It was last modified on June 21st 2016. The list is maintained by Keith Thomasson. Mail me if you have any comments or concerns about the list.

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Recent changes

June 21st 2016 Added 1893, 18Dixie, 18MS, 18NYC and 18PA
February 22nd 2015 Amendments to 1812
December 4th 2014 Amendment to Steam Over Holland
March 14th 2014 Added 1858, 1873 and Rolling Stock
March 9th 2014 Amendment to 1812
February 16th 2014 Amendments to 1862EA, with thanks to Eric Brosius
January 7th 2014 Added 1812, 1862EA, 1865 Sardinia, 1880, 18Ruhr and Poseidon
January 3rd 2014 Updated 1835 in section 2.11 to match the original German rules (stock round ends when all players decline to make a purchase, priority goes to the left of the last player to make a purchase).
March 21st 2013 Updates for 1889, courtesy of Mike Shaver
December 3rd 2012 Updates for 1800, mainly for 3-player version
November 15th 2012 Changes to 5.3 (1860)
October 13th 2012 Changes to 2.10 (1844) and 7.3 (1824)
August 30th 2012 Added 1832 to section 13.1
February 2nd 2012 Added game end condition for 1854
January 30th 2011 18Ardennes and 18Neb added.

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Games

TopThe following games are covered by the rules difference list.

1800 Denver and Colorado
1812 Northeast England
1824 Austria-Hungary
1825
Unit 1, South Eastern England, Unit 2, The Midlands and Unit 3, Scotland and Northumbria
1826 France
1827Jr USA - Beta version
1829 Southern England; Northern England/Scotland. (Two games with the same rules)
1829 Mainline England
1830 Northeastern USA
1830BC Mesopotamia
1830KAAS only listed where it differs from 1830
1830Lummerland Lummerland is an island from the novel for children 'Jim Knopf and Lukas the engine driver' by Michael Ende. Only listed where it differs from 1830
1830NL Netherlands. Only listed where it differs from 1830
1831 Eastern USA
1832 The South (USA)
1835 Germany
1837 Austria-Hungary
1837SX Saxony
1838 Rheinland
1841 Northern Italy (originally issued as 1839)
1842 Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein
1844 Switzerland
1846 American Midwest.
1847 Pfalz area of Germany. Only listed where it differs from 1835
1848 Australia
1849 Sicily (originally issued as 1850) - Releases 1, 3.0 and 4.16
1850 The Midwest
1851 Tennessee & Kentucky
1853 and 1853 v2 India
1854 Austrian Republic
1856 Ontario
1858 The Railways of Iberia
1860 Isle of Wight
1861 Russia
1862 North America - Helmut Ohley's version
1862: Railways of the Eastern Counties (1862EA) East Anglia
1865 Sardinia Sardinia
1870 Mississippi Valley
1873 Harz mountains in Germany
1876 Trinidad - two miniatures, one using 1830 rules, one using 1835 rules - only listed where it differs from either of those games
1876v2 Trinidad - unrelated to the above - only listed where it differs from 1830
1880 China
1889 Japan
1893 Cologne
1895 Namibia
1898 France
1899 Northern China and Korea - only listed where it differs from 1830
18AL Alabama - only listed where it differs from 18GA
18Ardennes Ardennes
18C2C USA coast to coast
18Dixie The Deep South
18EC USA East Coast
18EU Europe
18EZ Railroading simplified
18FL Florida
18GA Georgia
18GL Great Lakes
18Mex Mexico
18MS Mississippi
18MW The US Midwest
18NEB Nebraska
18NL Netherlands
18NY Ney York State
18PA Mid-Atlantic USA
18Rhl Rhineland
18Ruhr The Ruhr
18Scan Scandinavia
18TN Tennessee
18US USA
18VA Virginia
18West Western USA
2038 Asteroid Belt
Crisis Abstract city underground (originally called 18DT)
Poseidon Ancient Greece - 1800 BC
Rolling Stock A card game inspired by 18xx
Steam Over Holland The Netherlands

To be added:

1817 Northeast USA
1822 Great Britain
1830 v2 Northeastern USA
1867 Canada
1869 Western USA
18OE Orient Express
18SA South America
Railroad Barons The 18xx card game

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Glossary

Topblock
A group or tranche of shares, sold simultaneously.
city
One of the blob-shaped, or multiple-blob-shaped, places on the map, where station-markers can be. Cf. 'village'.
clarification
Statement contradicting or obfuscating an earlier statement.
crow without a passport
moves as a crow flies, i.e. as straight as possible without regard to existing track, mountains, etc.; but not leaving the country, i.e. the set of hexes potentially available for track-laying.
destinate
To achieve one's destiny. See next.
destiny
An incentive assigned to a company, to encourage it to build in a specific direction, as in 1853, 1856, 1870 and 18AL.
double-heading
Operating a pair of trains of the same size as if they were a single longer train.
ledge
A feature of the stock market in 1870.
left
References to the 'next player to the left' assume that the game is being played clockwise.
NA
Abbreviation for 'Not Applicable'.
OBH
Abbreviation for 'Off-Board Hex'. These are areas near the edge of the board, usually red and rarely hexagonal, at which routes may start or finish.
OR
Abbreviation for 'Operating Round'.
rust
The process which causes small trains to disappear when certain larger ones are bought.
SR
Abbreviation for 'Share-dealing Round' or 'Stock Round'.
village
One of the blip-shaped places on the map, with no room for a station-marker. Cf. 'city'.
wounded
A 'wounded' train may operate once more, and then dies. It may not be transferred between companies.

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Section 1 - First Share Dealing Round

Top1.1 - How much cash do players start with?

  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Comments
1800 520 520        
1812 195 195 195        
1824   820 680 560 460        
1825 1200 830 630 504           Unit 1
1200 800 600       Unit 2
750           Unit 3
  840 630 504 420 360       Unit 1 and Unit 2
  840 630 504       Unit 2 and Unit 3
    630 504 420 360 315 280   Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit3
1826 900 600 450 360 300          
1827Jr   600 450 360            
1829   840 630 504 420 360 315 280    
1829 Mainline 335 700 615 530 450 370       For the solo game, 500
1830 1200 800 600 480 400          
1830BC   600 450 360 300          
1831   800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800  
1832 1050 700 525 420 350 300        
1200 800 600 480 300 343       Additional capital is used when playing the The Southern Bank variant and private
1835   600 475 370 340 310        
1837   730 555 450 380 330        
1837SX     400 380 360 350        
1838 Rheinland   540 420 360      
1841   1120 840 672 560 480 420      
1842   600 460 370 320          
1844   800 620 510 440 400        
1846   400 400 400            
1847   470 350 300            
1848   840 630 510 430          
1849v1 840 560 420              
1849v3   600 450 360           5 players must use the 6-company scenario
1849v4   500 375 300           3 or 5 players must use the appropriate scenario
1850 1050 700 525 420 350          
1851   500 430 400            
1853   730 570 570 510          Both versions
1854   860 650 525 450          
1856   500 375 300 250          
1858   500 375 300 250        
1860 1000 670 500        
1862     600 500 440 400        
1862EA 1200 800 600 480 400 345 300      
1861   420 315 252 210        
1865 Sardinia 360 330 300          
1870 1050 700 525 420 350          
1873 2100 1400 1050 840            
1876   520 390 310 260 220       Both versions
1876v2   500 425 360 300          
1880   600 480 400 340 300        
1889 420 420 420 390 390          
1893 900 600 450          
1895   560            
1898   1680 1120 672 560          
18AL   600 500 400            
18Ardennes   700 575 420            
18C2C 3600 2400 1800 1440 1200 1029 900     Long game
2400 1600 1200 960 800 686 600     Short game
18Dixie   700 525 425 375          
18EC   800 600 480 400          
18EU 750 450 350 300 250          
18EZ 170 170 170 170 170         Level 1
600 400 300 240 200         Level 2
900 600 450 360 300         Level 3
18FL 300 300 300            
18GA   600 450 360            
18GL 1200 800 600 480 400          
18Mex   625 500 450            
18MW   650 550 450            
18Neb 650 450 350              
18NL   800 600 480 400          
18MS 900 625 525              
18NY 900 600 450 360 300          
18PA   500 400 350      
18Rhl Rhineland   600 450 360 300      
18Ruhr   650 530 410 360      
18Scan 900 600 450      
18TN   600 450 360            
18US 200 200 200 200 200          
18VA 600 400 300 240            
18West 750 500 375 300 250          
2038   600 450 360 300          
Crisis 720 480 360 288 240 205 180 160    
Poseidon 780 580 440 400        
Rolling Stock   30 30 30            
Steam Over Holland 600 400 300 240            

Top1.2 - Does the price of a private company drop by 5 for no sale in the first round?

1800, 1827Jr, 1829, 1830, 1830BC, 1832, 1844, 1849v4, 1850, 1854, 1856, 1862, 1870, 1895, 18EC, 18EZ Level 3, 18GA, 18Mex, 18NY, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18TN Yes, first private only.
1812 No. If none of the initial set of Private Companies are put up for auction, a new random set of Private Companies are chosen and the game starts again.
1824, 1835, 1837SX, 1838 Rheinland, 1848, 1858, 1880, 18Dixie, 18MS, 18PA, 18Ruhr, 18Scan, 2038, Poseidon No.
1825 No. One private per player dealt at random and sold compulsorily. With more than 4 players, the others get LNWR shares.
1826 No. First player must buy the first private if round passes out.
1829 Mainline Not applicable - initial share holdings are dealt, not sold.
1830NL Yes, but the second company, not the first which pays no dividend.
1831, 1841, 1849v1&3, 1853, 1853 v2, 1862EA, 1865 Sardinia, 1898, 18Ardennes, 18EU, 18EZ Levels 1 and 2, 18West, Crisis, Rolling Stock Not applicable.
1837 10 subtracted.
1842 Not stated.
1846 No. Players draw from a mixed deck of private companies and dummy cards, choosing which items to keep. The last drawn private company may be passed round the table, reducing in price by $10  each time it is passed on, until it is either bought, or taken at no cost.
1851 No. One private per player is dealt at random and sold compulsorily.
1860 No. All auctions start at zero.
1861 Yes, for all private companies. Any private company price may drop to zero as a result of this.
1873 Not applicable. But after the initial auction, a Dutch auction commences with 10 subtracted whenever all players pass.
1889 Yes, Takamatsu ER(A) only. Must buy if 0 Yen.
1893 No, but any starting package certificates unsold after the first round are offered for sale in the next SR. If nobody wants the offered certificate, its price is reduced by 10 until the offered price is 50% (rounded up) of the initial price. If nobody wants it at that price, the player offering it has to buy it, or if they do not have enough cash, the player to their right. This procedure is repeated for the remaining starting package certificates.
18C2C Yes, but after an operating round. May apply to the Great River Shipping Company and/or the Schuykill Valley Railroad.
18FL, 18US No. Privates are bought at face value, following a bidding process to determine the order in which players make their purchases. 18US has Concessions instead of Privates.
18GL No. If all players pass without buying the first private, the player with the priority must buy it for its face value.
18MW No. There are in effect seven simultaneous auctions for the privates.
18Neb No. If all palyers pass consecutively during the first stock round, the face value for any items without bids is reduced by $10. This may happen more than once.
18NL Yes, for the first two privates only.
18VA No. A series of auction is undertaken. Any private that has not been bid on at the end of each auction is reduced in price by $10.
Steam Over Holland No. A number of privates equal to the number of players are selected at random and auctioned in sequence. If nobody bids the private is removed from the game.

Top1.3 - Can you sell company shares in the first round?

1812, 1824, 1826, 1837SX, 1841, 1849, 1851, 1861, 1865 Sardinia, 1898, 18FL, 18GL, 18Neb, 18PA, 18VA, Steam Over Holland No: a company's shares may only be sold once it has operated.
1830BC, 1831, 1846, Crisis, Posedion Yes.
1846, 2038 Only its President may do so.
1853, 1853 v2 No; except for the shares you received with your initial bid, which may be sold for £5 less than you paid for them.
1860 Yes, for half the current market price.
1862EA Yes, but only those shares obtained during the two Parliamentary rounds that precede the first share dealing round.
18EU, 18EZ Level 1 Not applicable.
18West Only for the UP.
Rolling Stock No. Public companies do not exist in the first round.
Rest No.

Top1.4 - Can you make advance bids?

1800, 1827Jr, 1830, 1830BC, 1832, 1849v4, 1850, 1854, 1856, 1862, 1870, 1889, 18C2C, 18EC, 18EZ Level 3, 18GA, 18Mex, 18NL, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18TN Yes, at 5 or more over par and over any other bid.
1812, 1824, 1825, 1829, 1835, 1837, 1837SX, 1838 Rheinland, 1844, 1842, 1848, 1851, 1858, 1860, 1861, 1873. 1895, 18Ardennes, 18Dixie, 18EU, 18MS, 18Ruhr, 18West (v2.3 retuned), Poseidon, Rolling Stock, Steam Over Holland
No.
1826, 1880, 18GL, 18NY, 18PA, 18VA Yes, at a multiple of 5 over par and over any other bid.
1829 Mainline, 1831, 1846, 1853, 1853 v2, 1862EA, 1865 Sardinia, 1893, 18EZ Levels 1 and 2, 18US, 18West (v1.0), Crisis Not applicable.
1841, 1898 Initial sale is by tender.
1849v1&3 Yes, at 5 over any other bid, for the initial concessions.
18FL No. Privates are bought at face value, following a bidding process to determine the order in which players make their purchases.
18MW Yes, the first on a private must be at par, others must be at least 5 over any other bid.
18Neb Yes, the first may be at par, later bids must be at a multiple of 5 over the last bid.
18Scan No, but bids are made in multiples of 5 for the right to make the next purchase.
2038 Yes, at or over par and 5 or more over any other bid.

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Section 2 - Subsequent Share Dealing Rounds

Top2.1 - Is there a specific order to buying and selling on your turn?

1800 No.
1812, 1824, 1826, 1827 Jr., 1831, 1841, 1842, 1844, 1846, 1848, 1849, 1851, 1854, 1858, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1862EA, 1865 Sardinia, 1873, 1880, 1893, 1895, 1898, 18Ardennes, 18EU, 18FL, 18Neb, 18PA, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, 18Scan, 18US, 18VA, 18West, 2038, Steam Over Holland Sell then buy.
1825, 1829, 1830BC, 1835, 1838 Rheinland, 1853, 1853 v2, 18MW, Poseidon No (i.e. sell-buy-sell).
1829 Mainline Shares can be sold at the beginning of a stock ROUND (not each turn). Shares may then be purchased from a number of sources.
1830 Sell then buy, or buy then sell. But the author's intention was to allow sell-buy-sell, and many people, also the computer version, allow this.
1832, 1837SX, 1850, 1856, 1870, 1889, 18C2C, 18Dixie, 18EC, 18EZ Levels 2 and 3, 18GA, 18Mex, 18MS, 18NL, 18NY, 18TN Sell then buy, or buy then sell.
1837 Paul Work's translation of the German rules reads '.. a player may buy one certificate and may sell as many shares as desired. Either or both actions may be carried out in any order.' Interpretations of this differ. Stuart Dagger's translation reads '.. They may buy or sell during their turn in whichever order they please.'
1876v2 Sell then buy, or buy then sell but no "panic selling".
18EZ Level 1 Not applicable (no share dealing).
Crisis No (i.e. sell-buy-sell). Moreover, a company may not both buy and sell shares in the same company in the same round.
Rolling Stock Sell or buy.

Top2.2 - Are you limited to buying one certificate on your turn?

1827Jr, 1841, 1849, 1873, 1898 Yes; except that when launching a company you may buy up to 40% at once.
1829 Mainline, Poseidon No.
1830, 1832, 1850, 1870, 18C2C, 18MW Yes, unless in brown zone of market. In the case of shares in the brown zone, multiple shares may be purchased from the bank pool as a single purchase.
1831 Yes, with Government Intervention. Without GI, yes until 4 trains are bought, then 2 certificates until 7 trains, then 4 certificates.
1858 Yes. Starting a company or putting up a private for auction also count as a 'buy action'.
18EZ Level 1 Not Applicable (no share dealing).
Crisis Yes, unless the grey zone of market applies. This restriction does not apply to forced purchases. 'Fast floating' is an alternative.
Rolling Stock Yes; except that when launching a company you will always acquire 50% of the new company.
Steam Over Holland Yes, unless starting a company, when you must buy a number of shares equal to the current phase number as one purchase.
Rest Yes.

Top2.3 - When can you first sell shares in a company?

1800, 1825, 1829, 1829 Mainline, 1830, 1830BC, 1831, 1832, 1848, 1850, 1856, 1862, 1870, 1880, 1889, 18C2C, 18EC, 18EZ Levels 2 and 3, 18GA, 18Mex, 18MS, 18MW, 18NL, 18PA, 18TN, Crisis From the second stock round onwards.
1812, 1824, 1826, 1827 Jr., 1837, 1837SX, 1838 Rheinland, 1841, 1849, 1851, 1853, 1853 v2, 1858, 1861, 1865 Sardinia, 1893, 1895, 1898, 18Ardennes, 18Dixie, 18EU, 18FL, 18GL, 18Neb, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, 18Scan, 18US, 18VA, Steam Over Holland After it has operated.
1841, 1849 You may not voluntarily sell them until it has operated. You may be forced to sell them earlier in an emergency money-raising step.
1835 After it has operated; except that you may sell Prussian shares once they have floated.
1844 In the second SR. But if it has not yet operated, you receive the price it is at after moving down.
1846, 2038 For the President, as soon as you like. For other shareholders, after it has operated.
1854 As soon as the Director's certificate has been bought (but not in the first SR).
1856 As soon as you like; but you may not sell a share in the same share turn in which you bought it, though you may sell other identical ones. (The rules say 'certificate', but author Bill Dixon explains that 'share' is meant.)
1860 As soon as you like, but shares in companies with no trains are sold at half the current market price.
1862EA In any Stock round, but you may only sell shares you owned prior to that round.
1873 From the second stock round onwards, but if it has not yet operated, you receive the next lower share price (despite not actually lowering the share price in that situation).
18EZ Level 1 Not Applicable (no share dealing).
18NY After it has operated; except that you may sell NYC shares may be sold the stock round after it is formed even if it has not operated.
18West After it has operated, but the UP is considered to have operated prior to the start of the game and may be sold in the first stock round.
Poseido, Rolling Stock As soon as you like.

Top2.4 - Does the bank pool have a per-company share limit?

1800, 1825, 1829, 1829 Mainline, 1830BC, 1853, 1853 v2, 1854, 1860, 1862EA, 1873, Poseidon, Rolling Stock No.
1812, 1826, 1827 Jr., 1830, 1832, 1837, 1844, 1842, 1848, 1850, 1851, 1856, 1858, 1861, 1865 Sardinia, 1870, 1889, 1895, 18Ardennes, 18C2C, 18Dixie, 18EC, 18EU, 18EZ Levels 2 and 3, 18FL, 18GA, 18Mex, 18MS, 18MW, 18Neb, 18NL, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, 18TN, 2038, Steam Over Holland 50%.
1824 50%, but note that there is no separate bank pool. After shares are sold to the bank they are treated the same as new shares.
1831 5 certificates.
1835, 1838 Rheinland 50% - but bear in mind that the rules indicate this is checked before selling shares, after which you may sell as many shares as you wish in one block. This can result in more than 50% of the shares in the pool.
1837SX 60%.
1841, 1849, 1898, 18Scan 50%. But more can get there as the result of an emergency money-raising step.
1846 50%, or more due to a bankruptcy. A President that owns just the President's certificate can sell 'half' of this to the bank, exchanging certificates with the incoming President.
1862 5 certificates (so 50% or 25%), or more due to a bankruptcy.
1876v2 5 certificates, or more by 'panic selling'.
1880, 1893, 18PA No. There is no bank pool.
18EZ Level 1 Not Applicable (no share dealing).
18GL 50%, or more due to bankruptcy or the formation of CONRAIL.
18NY 50%. If a company is selling shares, 50% or the number of shares held by players, whichever is lower.
18US No, but the President's certificate may never enter the bank pool.
18VA 50%, can be exceeded when companies convert to ten-share companies.
18West No, but the Presidents's certificate may never go back into the bank pool once purchased.
Crisis 50% for type I companies, 60% for type II companies. Applies to bank sales only.

[The bankruptcy rules for 1826, 1835, 1837 and 18EU (and probably 1842 and 1847, though it's less clear there) allow more than 50% of a company to end up in the pool if someone goes bankrupt. In 1835, 1837, 1842 and 1847 it is essentially impossible to go bankrupt without a deliberate effort.]

Top2.5 - What are the player certificate limits?

Comments key:
§§ - Shares in the yellow and other colored zones do not count towards the limit.
## - Shares in the yellow and darker zones do not count towards this; shares in the cream zone count half (rounded down) towards the limit.

Players 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Comments
1800 7           §§
1812 15 10 10      
1824   21 16 13 11      
1825             It depends which set your rules come from - shares worth less than 50 do not count towards the limit
1826 28 20 16 13 11         §§
1827Jr   14 11 9            
1829   18 18 17 14 12 10 9   Shares worth less than 30 do not count towards the limit
When using the optional Furness Railway on the Northern Board, increase the share limit by one
1829 Mainline   24 18 15 12 10       When playing with nine companies
28 19 14       When playing with seven companies
1830 28 20 16 13 11         §§
1830BC   30 30 30 30         Excludes privates, includes last-seller shares in bank pool
1830NL 29 21 17 15 13         §§
1831   20 20 18 18 16 16 14 14  
1832 28 20 16 13 11 9       At the start
24 17 14 11 9 7       9 companies available/in play
21 15 12 9 8 6       8 companies available/in play
17 12 10 8 6 5       7 companies available/in play
14 10 8 6 5 4       6 or fewer companies available/in play
1835   19 15 12 11 9       Add 1 for each company 80%+ held.
1837   28 21 17 14 12        
1837SX             Varies according to the number of players, the numbers of small corporations absorbed into the KSStEB and the number of large corporations in play.
1838 Rheinland   14 11 9       Add 1 for each company 80%+ held.
1841   21 16 13 11 10 9      
1842   13 11 10 9         §§ Add 1 if you have 2+ shares each in 3+ different companies
1844   24 18 15 13 11       Only certificates in companies having more than one share count towards the limit
1846       11           7 companies available/in play
    12 10           6 companies available/in play
  14 10 8           5 companies available/in play
  11 8 6           4 or fewer companies available/in play
1847   11 9              
1848               In 3- or 4-player games, the limit for a director of a company that goes into receivership is reduced by an additional 2 certificates
              In 5- or 6-player games, the limit for a director of a company that goes into receivership is reduced by an additional 1 certificate
  20 17 14 12         No companies in receivership
  18 15 13 11         1 company in receivership
  16 13 12 10         2 companies in receivership 
  14 11 10 9         3 companies in receivership
  12 10 9 8         4 companies in receivership
  10 9 8 7         5 or more companies in receivership 
1849 18 12 9             First release
1849v3&4   12 9             5-company scenario
1849v3   14 11 9           6-company scenario
1849v4     11 9           6-company scenario
1850 24 17 14 11 9         At the start
21 15 12 9 8         When fewer than 9 companies remain in the game 
1851   15 12 10            
1853   21 16 13 11         Both versions - shares worth 40 or less do not count towards the limit
1854 (32 + 5 * (number of majors that have split)) / (number of players), rounded down
1856   20 16 13 11         §§ After sale of first 6 train, depends on the number of companies closed. 5% CGR shares count half
1858   21 16 13 11      
1860 32 21 16       After the sale of the first '8' train, players may hold any number of certificates
1861   21 16 13 11      
1862     22 18 15 13       Depends on the number of companies closed, and on the number of players remaining active
1862EA 25 18 13 11 10 9 8     At the start of the stock round following the sale of the first H train, the certificate limit becomes equal to the highest number of shares (not certificates) held by any one player at that point.
1865 Sardinia 36 24 18         Normal game
27 18           Short game
              Dragons (foreign investors)
Phase 2 Phase 3-4 Phases 5-7
6 10 16
1870 28 20 16 13 11         At the start
24 17 14 11 9         When fewer than 10 companies remain in the game 
1873                   There are no certificate limits
1876v2   13 10 8 7         ##
1880   20 16 14 12 11       §§
1889 25 19 14 12 11       §§
1893 18 12 9      
1895   13        
1898   31 21 16 13 11        
1899   20 16 13 11         §§
18AL   15 12 10            
18Ardennes   11 8 6           §§ 0-1 ten-share companies in play
  12 9 7           §§ 2 ten-share companies in play
  13 10 8           §§ 3 ten-share companies in play
  14 11 9           §§ 4 ten-share companies in play
  15 12 10           §§ 5-6 ten-share companies in play
18C2C 96 64 48 38 32 27 24     §§ 32 companies in play
93 62 47 37 31 27 23     §§ 31 companies in play
90 60 45 36 30 26 23     §§ 30 companies in play
87 58 44 35 29 25 22     §§ 29 companies in play
84 56 42 34 28 24 21     §§ 28 companies in play
81 54 41 32 27 23 20     §§ 27 companies in play
78 52 39 31 26 22 20     §§ 26 companies in play
75 50 38 30 25 21 19     §§ 25 companies in play
72 48 36 29 24 21 18     §§ 24 companies in play
69 46 35 28 23 20 17     §§ 23 companies in play
66 44 33 26 22 19 17     §§ 22 companies in play
63 42 32 25 21 18 16     §§ 21 companies in play
60 40 30 24 20 17 15     §§ 20 companies in play
57 38 29 23 19 16 14     §§ 19 companies in play
54 36 27 22 18 15 14     §§ 18 companies in play
51 34 26 20 17 15 13     §§ 17 companies in play
48 32 24 19 16 14 12     §§ 16 companies in play
18Dixie   20 15 12 11         §§ Before the formation of the SCL or ICG
  19 14 11 10         §§ After the formation of the SCL or ICG
18EC   21 17 14 12         §§
18EU 28 20 16 13            
18EZ - - - - -         Level 1 (no shares or player cash at this level)
25 16 12 10 8         Level 2
30 20 15 12 10         Level 3
18FL 21 15 12            
18GA   15 12 10            
18GL 28 20 16 13 11         §§
18Mex   19 14 11           §§
18MS 20 14 10       §§
18MW   20 16 13            
18Neb 26 17 13             The certificate limit can change during the game if one or more players becomes bankrupt
18NL   22 18 14 12         §§
18NY 28 20 16 13 11        
18PA   11 8 6       0-1 10-share companies
  12 9 7       2 10-share companies
  13 10 8       3 10-share companies
  14 11 9       4 10-share companies
  15 12 10       5 10-share companies
  16 13 11       6 10-share companies
  17 14 12       7 10-share companies
18Rhl Rhineland   20 15 12 10      
18Ruhr   27 10 16 13      
18Scan 18 12 9      
18TN   16 12 10            
18US 19 13 10 8 7          
18VA 27 18 13 10            
18West 28 20 16 13 11          
2038   22 16 13 11         Full game
  17 13 10 9         Short game
Crisis None . . . . . .
Poseidon 21 18 15 13        
Rolling Stock                   There are no certificate limits
Steam Over Holland 12 12 12 12         Rules included with the game
18 16 14 12       Second version of the rules, downloadable from BoardGameGeek

Top2.6 - What are the player certificate limits for shares in one company?

1800, 18MS 70%.
1812 Normally 60%. This can be exceeded, up to 100%, due to  Minor Companys taken over by Public Companys.
1824 Normally 60%. This can be exceeded, up to 100%, due to exchanges with Mountain Railways or Coal Railways.
1825, 1829, 1829 Mainline, 1830BC, 1835, 1838 Rheinland, 1860, 1862EA, 1873, 1880, 1895, 18C2C, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, Poseidon, Rolling Stock None.
1826, 1827 Jr., 1837SX, 1846, 1849, 1851, 1861, 1893, 18EC, 18EZ Levels 2 and 3, 18GA, 18FL, 18GL, 18Mex, 18NL, 18Scan, 18TN, 18VA, 2038, Steam Over Holland 60%.
1830 5 certificates. Shares in the orange and brown zones do not count towards this. Note that if you play the Reading variant you may hold 70% of the Reading.
1831 None, unless Government intervention is in play, then 70%.
1832, 1850, 1870, 18MW 60%; may be exceeded by 'price protection'. Shares in orange and brown zones do not count towards this.
1837, 18EU 60%. This may be exceeded by minor company exchange but the excess must then be sold at the next opportunity.
1841, 1898 60%. This applies to the total number of shares under each player's control. It may be exceeded by transfers of control but the excess must then be sold at the next opportunity.
1842 60%. Shares in the marked zone of the stock market do not count towards this.
1844 None. But once the player has more than 50% of a company, he may not buy its shares from the initial offering.
1848 In a 3-player game, 70%. Ina 4-, 5- or 6-player game, 60%.
1853, 1853 v2 3 or 4 players, 60%; 5 players, 50%; 6 players, 40%. Shares worth 40 or less do not count towards this.
1854 5 certificates.
1856, 1889 60%. Shares in the brown zones do not count towards this.
1858 Normally 60%, but can be exceeded in the Final Exchange Round, with no requirement to sell back down.
1862 70% if there are 3 or 4 solvent players, and 60% if there are 5 or more solvent players. Thus if a company redeems half its shares one player may be able to own all that is left of it.
1865 Sardinia Players, 60%, Dragons (foreign investors) 50%.
18Ardennes 60% when bought from the initial offering. This can rise to 100% for purchases from the bank pool and Minor Company exchanges.
18Dixie 60% excluding preferred shares. It is possible to hold up to 80% of some companies (90% of the L&N) by owning all preferred shares in addition to the regular allowance.
18EZ Level 1 Not Applicable (no share dealing).
18Neb 60%. As an optional rule in the two-player game only, players may allow up to 70% ownership in each ten-share company.
18NY 60%. This may be exceeded when buying shares from the bank pool.
18PA 60%, raised by one certificate for each local company acquired by a public company. It is possible for this variable limit to be exceeded during the conversion and acquisition steps of an OR. If this happens the player must sell certificates at the start of the next SR to comply with the current limit.
18US For 4-share and 5-share companies, up to 3 shares, for 10-share companies, up to 5 shares, for systems, all 10 shares.
18West 60%; may be exceeded by 'acquisition'.
Crisis 50% for type I companies, 60% for type II companies. Shares in the blue and grey zones do not count towards this.

Top2.7 - Does the stock price drop when stock is sold?

1800, 1824, 1835, 1838 Rheinland, 1844, 1848, 1862, 1893, 1895, 18Rhl Rhineland, 2038 Yes, 1 row per block.
1812, 1858, 1861, 18Ruhr, Poseidon Yes, 1 row per block of shares sold, but only if they are sold by the company Director/President.
1825, 1829, 1829 Mainline, 1853, 1853 v2 No.
1826, 1830, 1837SX, 1841, 1849, 1851, 1880, 1889, 1898, 18Dixie, 18EC, 18EU, 18EZ Levels 2 and 3, 18GA, 18GL, 18Mex, 18MS, 18MW, 18Neb, 18NL, 18NY, 18PA, 18Scan, 18TN, 18VA, Crisis Yes, 1 row per share.
1827 Jr. Complex. See table in rule 3.3.2, or http://www.fwtwr.com/18xx/rules_difference_list/1827_junior.htm.
1830BC Yes, 1 place per share, maximum 3 per block (1 in red zone).
1831 No for preferred stock, complex for common stock.
1832, 1850, 1870 Yes, 1 row per share, but if this means it would end up one row below the ledge, then it stops above the ledge. Share prices do not change until after a player's stock turn and any ensuing 'price protection'.
1837 Yes, 1 row (down and to the left) per block.
1842 Yes, 1 row for a sale of 10% or 20%; 2 rows for a sale of 30% or more.
1846, 18US, 18West Yes, 1 column per block of shares sold, but only when sold by the company President.
1854 Yes, 1 row (down and to the left) per certificate.
1856 Yes, 1 row per complete 10% sold; e.g. selling 25% drops the price two rows. The CGR's price cannot change for any reason until it owns a permanent train.
1860 Yes, if the company has operated.The price moves down once for each share sold, zig-zagging between the top and bottom levels. However, when shares are worth less than 40 or more than 150, the first share sold has no effect on the share price, i.e. the price moves down one less space than normal. Once the 8+4 train is bought, sales do not reduce share prices.
1862EA Yes, 1 space per share sold. However, if the share price is above 200 or below 40, and the seller is not the company Director, ignore the first certificate sold. If the price is above 400, ignore the first 2 shares sold. The share price does not fall if the company has not floated, or after the sale of the first H train.
1865 Sardinia Yes, 1 row per share sold, but only if they are sold by the company President or a Dragon (foreign investor).
1873 Yes, 1 row per share,m but only if it has already operated.
18Ardennes Yes, 1 row per share sold, but only if they are sold by the company President.
18C2C Yes, 1 row per share; but if this would take it to just below ledge, then 1 less.
18EZ Level 1 Not Applicable (no share dealing).
18FL Yes, 1 column to the left per block.
Rolling Stock Yes, at least 1 place per share, possibly more by leapfrogging. You may only sell one share at a time, and you get paid the lowered share price.
Steam Over Holland Yes, 1 row per share, but if sold by someone other than the president, can not drop below a ledge. If sold by a company during an OR, it drops 1 row less than the number of shares sold.

Top2.8 - Does the stock price go up at the end of the share dealing round for a fully-held corporation?

1800, 1824, 1830, 1831, 1835, 1837SX, 1838 Rheinland, 1842, 1846, 1848, 1851, 1854, 1856, 1862, 1880, 1889, 1893, 1895, 18Dixie, 18EC, 18EU, 18EZ Levels 2 and 3, 18GA, 18GL, 18Mex, 18MS, 18NL, 18PA, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Scan, 18TN, 18VA, 2038 Yes.
1812, 1825, 1829, 1829 Mainline, 1830BC, 1853, 1853 v2, 1858, 1860, 1862EA, 1865 Sardinia, 1873, 18FL, 18Ruhr, 18US, 18West, Poseidon, Steam Over Holland
No.
1826 Yes, for 10-share companies only.
1827 Jr. No. But see table in rule 3.3.2, or http://www.fwtwr.com/18xx/rules_difference_list/1827_junior.htm.
1832, 1850, 1861, 1870, 18MW, 18Neb, 18NY Yes; and if already at top, goes diagonally down and right.
1837 Yes: up and (left if someone holds 50% or more, else right).
1841, 1849, 1898 Yes. And if stock in bank pool, goes down.
1844 Yes. And if stock in bank pool, goes to the left.
18Ardennes No. However, if the company has one or more shares in the pool, the price goes down.
18C2C Yes; and if already at top, goes diagonally down and right. If in the $500 space it is moved to the $250 space on the top row and is worth double the market value at the end of the game.
18EZ Level 1 Not Applicable (no share dealing).
Crisis Yes, when certain other conditions apply.
Rolling Stock No, but the share price goes up when a share is bought.

Top2.9 - Can you buy a certificate and immediately sell a certificate in the same company?

Note that in games in which selling must precede buying, buy-then-sell must be impossible.

1800, 1829, 1830, 1830BC, 1832, 1835, 1837, 1837SX, 1850, 1870, 1889, 18C2C, 18Dixie, 18EC, 18GA, 18Mex, 18MS, 18MW, 18NL, 18NY, 18TN, Poseidon Yes.
1812, 1824, 1826, 1827 Jr., 1829 Mainline, 1831, 1841, 1842, 1844, 1846, 1848, 1849, 1851, 1854, 1858, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1862EA, 1865 Sardinia, 1873, 1880, 1893, 1895, 1898, 18Ardennes, 18EU, 18FL, 18GL, 18Neb, 18PA, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, 18Scan, 18US, 18VA, 18West, 2038, Steam Over Holland No. All selling precedes all buying.
1825, 1838 Rheinland, 1853, 1853 v2 No.
1856
Yes, but you can't sell the particular share that you just bought. (The rules say that you can't sell the particular certificate that you just bought, but designer Bill Dixon has stated that they don't mean it.)
18EZ Level 1 Not Applicable (no share dealing).
18EZ Levels 2 and 3 No. You may not sell shares that you bought in the same stock round.
Crisis Players may, companies may not.
Rolling Stock No. You either buy or sell.

Top2.10 - Can companies buy shares?

1800, 18GL Their own, in ORs. They can also sell, but cannot buy and sell in the same turn.
1812, 1861 Privates, in ORs, once a 3 train has been sold, and their own from the bank pool, by 'redemption', in ORs.
1824 Private companies may only be bought by the H or R companies.
1825, 1827 Jr., 1829, 1829 Mainline, 1835, 1837, 1853, 1853 v2, 1854, 1860, 1873, 1880, 1893, 1895, 18Ardennes, 18Dixie, 18EC, 18EZ Level 2, 18FL, 18MS, 18Neb, 18NL, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Scan, 18VA, Poseido, Rolling Stock No.
1826, 18EU Their own, in ORs.
1830, 1830BC, 1838 Rheinland, 1844, 1848, 1856, 1889, 18EZ Level 3, 18GA, 18Mex Privates, in ORs, once a 3 train has been sold.
1831 Yes, in SRs, limit of 25% of own common stock. May buy up to limit immediately after any share is sold into bank pool.
1832 Their own, by 'redemption', in SRs. Also privates, in ORs, once a 3 train has been sold. The West Virginia Coal Fields can be bought in phase two for half to full face value. The London Investment Company, the Central Rail Road and Canal Company and the Southern Bank (if in play) may not be bought by companies.
1837SX Yes, one of their own from the bank pool, which is then placed in the initial offering. They may alternatively sell one of their own shares from the initial offering to the bank pool.
1841 Yes, up to five certificates, but not their own; in ORs.
1842 Only in the HAV.
1846 Their own; in ORs. Privates, in ORs, in Phases I and II.
1849 Their own; in ORs.
1850 Their own, by 'redemption', in SRs. Also privates, in ORs, once a 3 train has been sold. The Mississippi River Bridge Company and the Mesabi Mining Company can be bought in phase two for half to full face value.
1851 Their own, in ORs. But they may not own more than 50% of themselves.
1858 Their own, as the last action when operating. May also issue shares from their second operating turn on.
1862 Their own, by 'redemption', in ORs.
1862EA Their own, by 'redemption', in ORs. They may also be required to sell shares to raise funds for forced train purchases.
1865 Sardinia No, but companies may be given Maritime Companies (privates) and may absorb other companies.
1870 Their own, by 'redemption', in SRs. Also privates, in ORs, once a 3 train has been sold. The Mississippi River Bridge Company can be bought by the MP or the SSW in phase one for half to full face value.
1898 Yes, up to five certificates, but not their own; in ORs; or they may buy back per turn one of their own from the bank pool to their initial offering.
18C2C Their own, by 'redemption', in SRs. Also privates, in ORs, once a 3 train has been sold.
18EZ Level 1 Not Applicable (no share dealing).
18MW, 18NY Their own, in SRs.
18PA Companies may acquire local companies.
18Ruhr Their own, in ORs. They may buy or sell a single share, which moves between the bank pool and the initial offering or vice versa. If a share is sold the company gains the current price and the price will fall by one row.
18TN Privates, in ORs, once a 3 train has been sold. May also buy one private at face value in the first OR of the game.
18US Western Concessions once the Western Railroad Convention has taken place, except for the Denver and Rio Grande and the Pacific Railway Act.
18West Yes, Granger Road companies in a Merger and Acquisition round.
2038 Privates, in ORs, once phase II has started.
Crisis Yes, but not their own.
Steam Over Holland Yes, their own from the bank pool during ORs. Also privates, in ORs, once a 3 train has been sold.

Top2.11 - What ends a share dealing round?

1800, 1824, 1826, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1837SX, 1838 Rheinland, 1841, 1846, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1854, 1856, 1858, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1862EA, 1865 Sardinia, 1870, 1880, 1889, 1893, 1895, 1898, 18Ardennes, 18C2C, 18Dixie, 18EC, 18EU, 18EZ Levels 2 and 3, 18FL, 18GA, 18GL, 18Mex, 18MS, 18MW, 18Neb, 18NL, 18NY, 18PA, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, 18Scan, 18TN, 18US, 18VA, 18West, 2038 Each player consecutively not making a purchase or a sale. The priority then goes to the player after the one who last made a purchase or a sale.
1812, 1844, 1873, Rolling Stock
Each player consecutively passing. The priority, and subsequent places, are then assigned according to cash held.
1825, 1829, 1835, 1853, 1853 v2 Each player consecutively not making a purchase. The priority then goes to the player after the one who last made a purchase. In 1853 and 1853 v2 he may sell the elephant that confers priority to another player.
1827 Jr., 1842 Unknown. Your input is welcome.
1829 Mainline Each player consecutively not making a purchase. The round ends immediately if all share certificates are sold.
1830BC Each player consecutively not making a purchase or a sale. The priority then goes to the player who has bid highest for it, or remains with the same player if no bids.
1837 Round ends as in 1830, priority assigned as in 1829. The designer's intention was as in 1830.
18EZ Level 1 Not Applicable (no share dealing).
Crisis Not applicable.
Poseidon Each player consecutively not making a purchase or a sale. The starting player card moves one player in clockwise order.
Steam Over Holland Each player consecutively not making a purchase or a sale. The priority then goes to the player to the right of the current priority holder.

Top2.12 - Can a player sell private companies to another player?

This is covered in section 10.1, which is essentially the same question put a different way.

For other questions about private companies, see section 10.

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Section 3 - Company Flotation

Top3.1 - Do you lay the base station token immediately upon floating?

This item has more than a few similarities to item 6.4 (When is a company's first station marker laid). A review may lead to the consolidation of the answers.

1800, 1824, 1827 Jr., 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1837SX, 1844, 1848, 1850, 1854, 1856, 1862, 1862EA, 1870, 1889, 1893, 1895, 18C2C, 18Dixie, 18EC, 18EZ All Levels, 18GA, 18Mex, 18MS, 18NL, 18NY, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, 18TN, Crisis, Steam Over Holland No.
1812, 1826, 1829 Mainline, 1835, 1837, 1838 Rheinland, 1841, 1842, 1846, 1849, 1851, 1853, 1853 v2, 1858, 1860, 1861, 1873, 1898, 18Ardennes, 18EU, 18GL, 18MW, 18Neb, 18Scan, 18VA Yes.
1825 The token is placed on the home base at the start of the operating round in which it will first run.
1830BC, Rolling Stock
Not applicable.
1865 Sardinia All base station tokens start the game on the map. For absorbed companies re-entering the game the home base is placed when the President's certificate is purchased.
1880 The token is placed on the home base at the end of the stock round in which the Director owns the qualifying number of shares. The qualifying number of shares depends on the phase. From Phase A1 (the start of the game) it is 20%, from B1 it is 30%, from B3 it is 40% and from C2 it is 60%.
18FL, 18PA, 18US, 18West All base station tokens start the game on the map.
2038 Yes (relevant only for the Asteroid League).
Poseidon No (it is pre-printed on the map).

Top3.2 - How many shares must be sold for a company to float?

1800, 1826, 1835, 1837, 1838 Rheinland, 1842, 1844, 1851, 1854, 1860, 1862EA, 1889, 1893, 18EU, 18EZ Levels 2 and 3, 18GL, 18Mex, 18PA, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, Rolling Stock 50%.
1812, 1846, 1849, 1861 20%.
1824 50% for regional railways and 20% for Staatsbahnen.
1825 60% for a major company, 40% for a minor company.
1827 Jr., 1829, 1830, 1832, 1837SX, 1848, 1850, 1862, 1865 Sardinia, 1873, 1895, 18C2C, 18EC, 18GA, 18MS, 18MW, 18NL 60%.
1829 Mainline The Director's certificate, or three ordinary certificates.
1831 50% (all preferred stock).
1830BC 6 (variable percentage).
1841, 1898 20% (40% of a minor).
1853 3 or 4 players, 60%; 5 or 6 players, 50%.
1853 v2 3 players, 60%; 4 or 5 players, 50%; 6 players, 40%.
1856 Depends on the size of the train currently for sale.
1858 40% of a 5-share company, 20% of a 10-share company.
1870 60%; but 20% for the SLSF.
1880 The qualifying number of shares depends on the phase. From Phase A1 (the start of the game) it is 20%, from B1 it is 30%, from B3 it is 40% and from C2 it is 60%.
18Ardennes 30%.
18Dixie 50%, but 20% for the SAL and SOU if the President's certificates are obtained via the purchase of the GAR or SCCRRC private companies respectively.
18EZ Level 1 Not Applicable (no share dealing).
18FL 60% for five-share companies, 50% for ten-share companies.
18Neb 20% (40% of a Local Company).
18NY Dependent on the current game phase (see section 12).
18Scan Depends on the current phase number.
18TN 60%, but only 20% for the L&N.
18US For an Eastern (4-share) company, the President's certificate. For a Land Grant (5-share) company, the President's certificate and one other certificate.
18VA 20% for ten-share companies, 40% for five-share companies (one certificate in each case).
18West The President's certificate. The v2.3 retuned rules clarify that after phase 6 begins, five shares must be bought to start a public company.
2038 50%; but 20% for growth companies.
Crisis 50% for type I companies, 60% for type II companies.
Poseidon At least 50% (rounded up) of the Merchants placed in the bank pool by the player who bought the nation's King card.
Steam Over Holland A number of shares equal to the current phase number, which have to be bought as one purchase.

Top3.3 - Does a company get full capitalisation upon floating?

1800, 1812, 1829 Mainline, 1830BC, 1835, 1837SX, 1838 Rheinland, 1841, 1849, 1851, 1858, 1861, 1865 Sardinia, 1895, 1898, 18Ardennes, 18GL, Crisis, Poseidon, Steam Over Holland Only for shares sold.
1824, 1827 Jr., 1829, 1830, 1832, 1837, 1842, 1848, 1850, 1853, 1853 v2, 1860, 1862, 1870, 1873, 1889, 1893, 18C2C, 18Dixie, 18EC, 18EZ Levels 2 and 3, 18GA, 18Mex, 18MS, 18MW, 18NL, 18TN
Yes.
1825 Nine-certificate companies do, four-certificate companies don't.
1826 Only for shares sold until phase 10H, then fully capitalised when floated.
1831 Only for shares sold. (Par increases upon floating.)
1837 You get full capitalisation for the shares that have been and will be sold, but not for the coal and minor companies that will fold in.
1844 Regional companies get full capitalisation on floating. Other companies get 50% on floating, the rest when they reach their destination. Companies that float after the sale of a 6/6H train are fully capitalised.
1846 Only as shares are issued from the company treasury to the stock market (bank pool).
1854 100% capitalisation on floating, more on splitting.
1856 Depends on the size of train currently for sale; and on reaching destination.
1862EA For companies with a Parliamentary charter (Chartered Companies), 100%. For Non-chartered Companies, only for shares sold.
1880 50% capitalisation at the start of the game. Once the first 3 train is bought, companies with 5 or fewer shares in the bank receive the remaining 50% capitalisation.
18EU, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr Only for shares sold until phase 5, then fully capitalised when floated.
18EZ Level 1 Not Applicable (no share dealing).
18FL A five-share company gets five times its starting value, while a ten-share company gets ten times its starting value.
18Neb No, it gets it share by share. Ten-share companies that begin in phase 5 receive their remaining capital after the fifth share is sold.
18NY Prior to the special Capitalisation Round, only for shares sold. After this round, fully capitalised when floated.
18PA Companies start as five-share companies and get five times their starting value. When converted to ten-share companies they get five times the current market value. The NYC is an exception to this and has its own special formation rules.
18Scan Only for shares sold in phases 2 to 4, full capitalisation from phase 5 on.
18US Yes, when initially floated. 4-share and 5-share companies gain additional capital later on.
18VA No, it gets it share by share until the sixth share of a ten-share company is sold, when it gets all the rest.
18West Granger Road companies are fully capitalised. Land Grant and public companies started prior to phase 6 are funded as shares are sold, and fully capitalised once phase 6 has begun.
2038 Yes, except for growth companies, which get capitalised for shares sold, i.e. excluding the President's double; and for the Asteroid League, which gets capitalisation for the President's double share, and for other shares as sold, but not for independents traded in.
Rolling Stock No, it gets capitalisation for all shares issued during launching, minus the face value of the private company used for launching, plus a cash controbution from the player.

Top3.4 - How is a share company's initial (par) price determined?

1825 Major companies have fixed par prices. For minor companies the price is set by the player who purchases the Presdient's certificate, using any value on the stock market no lower than one tenth the price of the company's built-in train.
1829, 1829 Mainline, 1835, 1842, 1853, 1853 v2 Companies have fixed par prices.
1826, 1846, 1849, 1851, 1873, 1895, 1898, 18EU, 18GL, 18VA, Rolling Stock There are no par prices. The initial price is set by the player who purchases the President's certificate, choosing a value selected from a range of predefined prices. All further share dealing is done at the current market price.
1827 Jr, 1831, 2038, Crisis Unknown.
1830BC Not applicable.
1837 The three National Railways have fixed par prices. For the seven major companies the initial price is set by the player who purchases the Director's certificate, choosing a value selected from a range of predefined prices.
1841 There are no par prices. The initial price is set by the player who purchases the President's certificate, choosing a value selected from a range of predefined prices. All further share dealing is done at the current market price. The exception to this is companies created by a merger or promotion (or the Ferdinandea Succession). These have their initial price calculated from the prices of the predecessor companies.
1848 The CAR always has an initial price of 100. for all other companies the price is set by the player who purchases the President's certificate, choosing a value selected from a range of predefined prices.
1856 For most companies, the price is set by the player who purchases the President's certificate, choosing a value selected from a range of predefined prices. For the CGR, the price is calculated from the prices of the companies that form the CGR.
1858 Prior to phase 5, by the face value of the private (rounded down); from phase 5 onwards the Director chooses one of a range of values.
1862EA The price is set by the player who purchases the President's certificate, choosing a value selected from a range of predefined prices. For non-chartered companies, the par price is the highest price on the par chart that is equal to or lower than the initial share price.
18EZ Level 1 Not Applicable (no share dealing).
18EZ Level 3 For most companies, the price is set by the player who purchases the President's certificate, choosing a value selected from a range of predefined prices. For the Black Line, the price is fixed.
2038 The par values of "growth corporations" (minor companies that have been promoted to major companies) and the TSI and Asteroid League are fixed. For "growth companies" the par value is 67 but the starting market value is only 10. Those of other "public companies" are set by the player who purchases the President's certificate, choosing a value selected from a range of predefined prices.
Poseidon The price is set by the player who purchases the nation's King card. It can be set to any value on the Prestige track.
Rest The price is set by the player who purchases the President's certificate, choosing a value selected from a range of predefined prices.

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Section 4 - Operations

Top4.1 - In what order do companies operate?

1812 Private companies, then Minor companies in descending order of share price, then Public companies in descending order of share price. If two companies occupy the same space, the company with a token on top operates next.
1824 Mountain Railways, Coal Railways, pre-Staatsbahnen, then major companies in dynamic share price order (See 'Rest' for details of this).
1825 Major companies in set order of initial value with ties broken by formation order, followed by minor companies from highest par value to lowest with ties broken by formation order.
1829, 1829 Mainline, 1853, 1853 v2 Set order.
1830 As for 'rest' below. However, note the special case of the three value '67' spaces one above the other in the same column. The rules resolve issues where more than one company is on the same priced space by giving preference to companies further to the right, which does not resolve this situation. It seems to be generally agreed that companies further up the chart run first.
1830BC Order of fewest shares in player hands; ties broken in set order.
1846, 18Neb Current 'dynamic' share price. By 'dynamic', this means that each time a company finishes operating, you look at the current stock price chart to see who is next. The highest value company that has not operated operates next. If two companies occupy the same space, the company with a token on top operates next. If two companies have the same value but are in different spaces, the company with a token furthest to the right operates next. For the first operating round only, this is reversed, with the companies operating from lowest to highest price.
1850 The rules simply state (4.1.2) that companies 'operate in share price order'. I have confirmed with John Tamplin that this works as current 'dynamic' share price, as stated under 'rest' below.
1858 Private companies in numerical order, then public companies in price order.
1861 Private companies, then Minor companies in descending order of share price, then Public companies in descending order of share price, then the Russian State Railway. If two companies occupy the same space, the company with a token on top operates next. If two companies have the same value but are in different spaces, the company with a token furthest to the right operates next.
1862 Current static price, i.e. in order of stock price as at the start of the operating round.
1880 In the order of the turn order list, the positions in this list being chosen by the Director at the time the company becomes operational.
18EU Minor companies operate in numerical order, followed by major companies as stated under 'rest' below.
18EZ Level 1 In seating order round the table.
18FL, 18US The highest value company that has not operated operates next. If more than one company occupies the same space, the  company with a token on top operates first.
18NY Private companies, then Minor companies in descending order of share price, then Public companies in descending order of share price. If two companies have the same price, the company furthest to the rest, then with a token on top operates next.
18Ruhr Private companies, then active PMCs in ascending numerical order, then Public companies in descending order of share price. If two companies occupy the same space, the company with a token on top operates next.
18West The highest value company that has not operated operates next. If more than one company occupies the same space, the  company with a token on top operates first. The v2.3 retuned rules clarify that all Granger Roads operate before all other companies regardless of current market value.
Rolling Stock Current 'dynamic' share price. By 'dynamic', this means that each time a company finishes operating, you look at the current stock price chart to see who is next. The highest value company that has not operated operates next. Each share price can only be occupied by a single company, so no further ambiguity is possible.
Steam Over Holland In descending price order, with ties being resolved from left to right.
Rest Current 'dynamic' share price. By 'dynamic', this means that each time a company finishes operating, you look at the current stock price chart to see who is next. The highest value company that has not operated operates next. If two companies occupy the same space, the company with a token on top operates next. If two companies have the same value but are in different spaces, the company with a token furthest to the right operates next.

Top4.2 - If you sell shares so that their tokens end up in one stack, what order are they stacked in?

1800, 1830, 1835, 1838 Rheinland, 1846, 1848, 1856, 1862, 1870, 1895, 18C2C, 18MW Unspecified.
1812, 1824, 1832, 1837SX, 1850, 1858, 1860, 1861, 1862EA, 1865 Sardinia, 1873, 1889, 1893, 18Ardennes, 18Dixie, 18EC, 18EZ Levels 2 and 3, 18FL, 18GL, 18Mex, 18MS, 18Neb, 18NL, 18NY, 18PA, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, 18Scan, 18TN, 18US, 18VA, 18West, 2038, Poseidon New arrivals are placed below existing tokens.
1825, 1829, 1829 Mainline, 1830BC, 1853, 1853 v2, Rolling Stock Not applicable.
1841 Unspecified in the original rules. A clarification means that the final order is the reverse of the original operating order.
1880 Unspecified.
18EZ Level 1 Not Applicable (no share dealing).
Steam Over Holland Unspecified for stock sales; to the right of existing tokens for adjustments due to payment or otherwise of company dividends.
Rest Unknown, but will be grateful for information.

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Section 5 - Tile Lays

Top5.1 - Where can you make an initial tile lay?

i.e. what are the conditions for laying a tile (not necessarily a yellow one) onto a previously untiled hex? (References are included.)

1800, 1812, 1824, 1829 Mainline, 1838 Rheinland, 1844, 1850, 1851, 1853, 1853 v2, 1854, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1895, 18C2C, 18GA, 18MW As for 1830.
1825 As for 1830; but a hex reserved for another company may not be laid on. (rule 4.2.8)
1825 with survey parties As for 1829. (rule 6.6)
1826 As for 1830; but a hex reserved for another company may not be laid on except with the permission of that other company. (page 15)
1827 Jr. As for 1830. (rule 4.1.1)
1829 Only on the hex just vacated by the upgrading company's Survey Party, and then only if it is not occupied by a rival survey party. (rule 42.2)
[ Some players ignore the survey parties in 1829, and play it by the same rule as for 1830.]
1830 After being laid, the tile must be reachable from one of the laying company's station markers by an arbitrarily large train. (rule 18.0)
1830BC New canals can be extended from any existing waterway.
1831 As for 1830 except that if it is a station tile, company must build a station.
1832 As for 1830. (rule 6)
1835 As for 1830. (rule 3.1.4)
1837 As for 1830. (rule V.3)
1837SX As for 1830. (rule 4.2.1)
1841, 1898 As for 1830. (rules 4.1.1, 4.1.2)
1842 As for 1830, but not in Hamburg or Harburg. (rules 6.2, 1)
1846 As for 1830. (page 6)
1847 As for 1830; but initial tiles may not be laid on other companies' home bases until the green phase. (rule 6)
1848 As for 1830. (page 12)
1849 As for 1830. (rule 4.1)
1856 As for 1830. (pages 15, 16)
1858 As for 1830. Private companies have notional tokens on each of their home hexes (rule 9.3).
1862EA As for 1830 (rule 7.6.1)
1865 Sardinia As for 1830. (page 22)
1870 As for 1830. (pages 19, 20)
1873 After being laid, all track on the tile must be reachable from any of the laying company's station markers by an arbitrarily large train. Concession routes must not be blocked by the tile lay. Hexes that form part of the WBE concession route can only be built in phase 3 or later (rule 4.4.1).
1880 As for 1830 (page 9) . In addition, the company must own a building permit valid for the current phase of the game.
1889 As for 1830.
1893 As for 1830.
18Ardennes As for 1830. (Rule 6.3)
18Dixie As for 1830.
18EC As for 1830. (rule 7)
18EU As for 1830; but a hex reserved for another company may not be laid on except with the permission of that other company. (page 12)
18EZ All Levels As for 1830. (rule 1.4)
18FL As for 1830. (rule 7.2.1)
18GL As for 1830. (page 9)
18Mex As for 1830. (rule 4.4.1(i))
18MS As for 1830.
18Neb As for 1830 (rule 4.5.2)
18NL As for 1830. (rule 7)
18NY As for 1830.
18PA As for 1830.
18Rhl Rhineland As for 1830. (rule 7.1)
18Ruhr As for 1830. (rule 10.1.1)
18Scan As for 1830. (rule 7.1.1)
18TN As for 1830. (rule 4.2.1)
18US As for 1830. (rule 6.2.1)
18VA As for 1830. (page 8)
18West As for 1830. (rule 8.1.1) Granger Road companies may only lay or upgrade tiles in the Eastern Settled Zone.
2038 On hexes you 'explore' by moving a spaceship there and spending an extra movement point. (rule 7.11)
Crisis On an empty square.
Poseidon, Rolling Stock There are no tiles in the game.
Steam Over Holland As for 1830. (page 7)

Top5.2 - Can you lay two tiles in a turn?

1800, 1824, 1829, 1837, 1844, 1849, 1854, 1893, 18EZ All Levels, 18NL, 18Scan, 18VA No.
1812, 1861 Yes, on payment of a fee a second tile operation may be performed, but only one of the two tile operations may be an upgrade. You may not lay a tile and upgrade it in the same turn.
1825 Yes, if neither is an upgrade and they are not adjacent.
1826 Yes, if neither is a upgrade and it is the company's first turn.
1827 Jr. For mid-west companies if both tiles are west of starting hex.
1829 Mainline You may lay any number of yellow tiles as long as the track laid is continuous. This continuous route can be traced through pre-printed track in a brown board hex. Track laying must finish if a connection is made to an existing large station. It must also finish if a tile of types 3, 6, 7 or 115 is laid. If the Midland, NER or NBR need to lay a tile on their home hex when they frst operate, this lay is in addition to any other tile laying activities for that round.
1830, 1856, 1889, 18EC, 18GA, 18Rhl Rhineland Only by using the special property of a private.
1830BC Yes, and more, depending on quality of digging team.
1831 Yes. Four-fold by a company, seven-fold by a system.
1832 Yes, if both are yellow. Systems may lay three yellow tiles or lay one yellow tile and upgrade another.
1835, 1838 Rheinland Only by major companies before first 3 train sold.
1837SX Yes, if there are sufficient building points and the build does not include the initial lay of a viaduct tile.
1841 Majors may do one tile lay or upgrade from each station-marker until a 3 train, then one from each up to a limit of 2 until a 5 train. But never more than one tile change on same hex.
1842 Yes, but only on a share company's first OR, and not both on the same hex.
1846, 18Neb Yes, each round a company may lay two yellow tiles or lay one yellow tile and upgrade one tile.
1848, 1851, 1862 Yes, once a 3 train has been sold. Two yellow tiles only.
1850 Yes, if both are yellow and it is the company's first turn.
1853 First four companies only. Each lay must be connected to a different station marker and the connecting routes must not use the same piece of track at any point.
1853 v2 First four companies only, and possible company 5 if it forms as a major company during the contract bidding stage. Each lay must be connected to a different station marker and the connecting routes must not use the same piece of track at any point. When they first operate, each of these companies must choose to either delay the ability to lay two tiles until Phase 3, or to gain the ability immediately. If the ability is gained immediately, the company must pay the bank every time that two tiles are laid. Company 1 must pay £50 to lay two tiles, companies 2 to 5 must pay £20 to lay two tiles.
1858 Yes, for a fee of 20 (only 10 if all new track on one tile is narrow gauge). Both can be upgrades, but they must ve in different hexes.
1860 Yes if both are yellow and neither contains a large station.
1862EA Yes, if both are yellow and neither are N tiles.
1865 Sardinia Yes, on payment of a fee a second tile operation may be performed.
1870 Yes, if both are yellow. Purchase of the MRBC by the MP or SSW can allow a third tile to be laid.
1873 Concession routes are always built in one step, which can involve up to 5 tiles. For normal track lays and upgrades, two tiles can be placed if each tile is either yellow or a green tile with two completely separate sections of track.
1880 Yes, once a 3 train has been sold, if both are yellow. The BCR may lay two yellow tiles from the start of the game. However, Foreign Investors only ever lay one tile in a turn.
1895 Yes, once an 8H train has been sold. Two yellow tiles only.
1898 Majors may do one tile lay or upgrade from each station marker until a 3 train, then one from each up to a limit of 2 until end of turn. But never more than one tile change on same hex. Minors may do one tile lay or upgrade until a 4 train, then one from each station marker until end of game.
18Ardennes Yes, for public companies only. They may lay two yellow tiles or upgrade one tile.
18C2C Yes. Tiles are laid on a points basis. It is possible to lay up to four yellow tiles in one turn.
18Dixie Major companies normally lay up to two tiles each operating turn. All companies may lay one extra yellow tile on its first operating turn.
18EU Yes, for a minor company in its first OR.
18FL, 18MW, 18PA Yes, if both are yellow.
18GL Yes, for any company other than CONRAIL in its first OR.
18Mex Yes, for major companies only.
18MS Yes, a second yellow tile in its first OR.
18NY Yes, either two tile lays or one tile lay and one upgrade, subject to sufficient funds being available.
18Ruhr Yes, either two yellow tiles or one yellow tile and one upgrade. You may not lay a tile and upgrade it in the same turn.
18TN Yes, if both are yellow. Ownership of private companies can allow additional tiles to be laid.
18US Yes, for Systems. Land Grant companies can lay up to three yellow tiles or lay two yellow tiles and upgrade one yellow tile to green if it can pay any required costs from its treasury.
18West Yes, for public companies. Land Grant companies can lay or upgrade up to three tiles (four tiles, up to two from each of its railheads, under the v2.3 retuned rules).
2038 Yes, multiple exploration allowed.
Crisis No, except that a green tile must be laid alongside a yellow one if available.
Poseidon, Rolling Stock There are no tiles in the game.
Steam Over Holland Yes, each round a company may lay two yellow tiles or lay one yellow tile and upgrade one tile, which can be the tile just laid.

Top5.3 - Must a tile replacement extend existing track?

This is a much-argued point, so references are included. A general principle of all 18xx games is that an upgrade may never destroy existing track. This is to be assumed in everything written below.

There are three common forms of the rule on this:

permissive
Some of the track on the newly-laid tile must be reachable from one of the laying company's station markers by an arbitrarily large train.
restrictive
Some of the newly-created track must be reachable from one of the laying company's station markers by an arbitrarily large train.
semi-restrictive
Some of the newly-created track must be reachable from one of the laying company's station markers by an arbitrarily large train or the value of a city which can be reached by that train changes.

1800 Semi-restrictive.
1812 Restrictive for track tiles, for city upgrades, some track (old or new) must be part of a route for the company.
1824 Permissive.
1825 Restrictive. In addition, a city may only be upgraded if reachable from one of the laying company's station-markers by 'one of the Company's existing Trains' (rule 4.3.2). Two '2' trains can be double-headed to act as a single '3' train for this purpose. (rule 4.5.5). {Following this to the letter raises issues when upgrading some station tiles. For example, London has no new track, while the Birmingham/Glasgow/Manchester tiles have new track for only one station, so a company could only upgrade it if it was using this track. Having talked with Francis Tresham it was clearly not the intention to create such a restriction, so you can consider that his intention was for semi-restrictive upgrades. However, the requirement to be able to reach a station with one of the company's trains still exists.}
1825 with survey parties As for 1825 without them (rule 6.6).
1826 Semi-restrictive.
1827 Jr. Permissive (personal communication to Nick Wedd from Vellani).
1829 The upgrading company must have moved a Survey Party, and the upgraded hex must be free of Survey Parties (rule 43).
1829 Mainline Restrictive. In addition, a city may only be upgraded if reachable from one of the laying company's station-markers by one of the company's existing trains.
1830 Rule 18.1 says permissive. However it is possible to read the restrictions of rule 18.0 as applying to rule 18.1, making the result restrictive. A clarification from Avalon Hill says that the 1830 rule is semi-restrictive. Their own computer version is permissive.
1830BC, 2038 Not applicable.
1831 Permissive (rule 5.2.6.5).
1832 Semi-restrictive.
1835 Restrictive (German rule VII.1). But the author's intention was permissive, and another German ruleset exists. An English translation says permissive (rules 3.1.12-3.1.20).
1837 According to the printed rules, restrictive (rule VI.1). This means that certain tiles can never be laid, and is a mistake. The designer Leonhard Orgler has stated (personal communication to Steve Thomas) that it should be semi-restrictive.
1837SX Semi-restrictive, but there is no requirement for a city value to change.
1838 Rheinland Semi-restrictive.
1841 The original rules were restrictive (rules 4.1.1, 4.1.2). As for 1837, a subsequent clarification from the author states that it should be semi-restrictive.
1842 Restrictive (rule 6.2.3). (Note also rule 6.2.2 restricting upgrades to both coastal and inland cities.)
1844 Permissive (rule XV, bullet-point 7).
1846 Semi-restrictive.
1848 Permissive.
1849v1&3 Restrictive (rule 4.1).
1849v4 Semi-restrictive (rule 4.1).
1850 Semi-restrictive, except that the value of a town or city need not change.
1851, 1856 Semi-restrictive (page 16).
1853, 1853 v2 Permissive; but upgrades only allowed on the company's 'patch'. A brown tile next to a grey tile may not be upgraded (i.e. there can never be two grey tiles adjacent to each other).
1854 Semi-restrictive (rule 5.4).
1858 Semi-restrictive (rule 9.3).
1860 Semi-restrictive. Furthermore, the tile being upgraded must be reachable from one of the laying company's station-markers by one the company's existing trains. Unlike 1825, this additional restriction is not limited to station tiles.
1861 Restrictive for track tiles, for city upgrades, some track (old or new) must be part of a route for the company.
1862 Permissive.
1862EA Permissive (rule.7.6.1).
1865 Sardinia Restrictive (page 22).
1870 Semi-restrictive (page 20).
1873 Super-restrictive. After being laid, all new track on the tile must be reachable from any of the laying company's station markers by an arbitrarily large train.
1876v2 Permissive ('.. use the 1830 rulebook').
1880 Permissive.
1889 Semi-restrictive.
1893 Semi-restrictive.
1895 Permissive.
1898 Permissive (final sentence of section 'Lay or Upgrade Track').
18Ardennes Semi-restrictive.
18C2C Semi-restrictive (last but one paragraph of section 4.7.1).
18Dixie Semi-restrictive.
18EC Permissive.
18EU Semi-restrictive.
18EZ All Levels Permissive.
18FL Semi-restrictive.
18GA A clarification dated 25th June 1998 said restrictive; a later one said semi-restrictive. John David Galt confirmed (28th January 2003) '18AL/GA are actually semi-restrictive'.
18GL Semi-restrictive.
18Mex Semi-restrictive, but there is no requirement for a city value to change.
18MS Semi-restrictive.
18MW Permissive.
18Neb Semi-restrictive.
18NL Permissive.
18NY Permissive.
18PA Semi-restrictive.
18Rhl Rhineland Semi-restrictive.
18Ruhr Permissive.
18Scan Semi-restrictive.
18TN Semi-restrictive.
18US Semi-restrictive.
18VA Semi-restrictive.
18West Semi-restrictive.
Crisis Permissive.
Poseidon, Rolling Stock There are no tiles in the game.
Steam Over Holland Permissive.

Top5.4 - Do villages upgrade?

1800, 1812, 1826, 1835, 1838 Rheinland, 1842, 1844, 1861, 1865 Sardinia, 1880, 18Ardennes, 18Dixie, 18FL, 18GA, 18Mex, 18MS, 18NL, 18PA, 18Ruhr, 18West, Steam Over Holland Yes, they stay as villages but acquire more connections.
1824, 1841, 1858 Single villages upgrade, staying as villages but acquiring more connections. Double villages do not upgrade.
1825, 1829, 18Neb, 18NY Yes, to cities.
1827 Jr., 1830, 1848, 1889, 18EC No.
1829 Mainline Single villages do, either to villages with more connections or to cities. Double villages do not.
1830BC, 1831, 1837SX, 1846, 1851, 18C2C, 2038, Crisis Not applicable.
1832, 1850, 1870, 18GL Single villages do, acquiring more connections and eventually scoring more. Double villages do not.
1837 Yes, single villages acquire bypasses, double villages coalesce.
1849, 1895, 18EU, 18EZ All Levels, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18TN Yes. They stay as villages, acquiring more connections, and eventually score more.
1853, 1853 v2 Single villages do, sometimes becoming cities; double villages don't.
1854 Double villages do. And from the brown phase, 'large villages' can be turned into cities by a yellow-to-yellow upgrade.
1856 Yes. Once a 6-train is sold, all villages (except the 'bow-and-arrow' double) upgrade to cities, and single villages also downgrade to plain track.
1860, 18Scan Yes, they stay as villages but acquire more connections and/or higher revenue.
1862 Yes, acquiring more connections and scoring more.
1862EA Yes, to track tiles, upon which a small station marker is placed to indicate which track the small station is on.
1873 What the 1873 rules call villages are what other 18xx games call towns or cities. There are no classic villages in 1873.
1893 Single villages upgrade to villages with more connections, and for brown tiles, increased value. Double villages upgrade to cities.
1898 Villages may be upgraded to cities (green, brown, grey); single villages may be downgraded (green-brown, grey).
18MW Yes. Once an 8 train is sold, all villages upgrade to yellow cities, and downgrade to yellow plain track.
18US Villages arrive due to upgrades to plain yellow track tiles. They then stay as villages, acquiring more connections and scoring more.
18VA Coal mines upgrade, acquiring more track, but do not increase in value.
Poseidon, Rolling Stock There are no tiles in the game.

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Section 6 - Station Markers

Top6.1 - Cost of station markers

1812, 1837, 1861 0, then 20*hex distance, then 40*hex distance. Distance measured by 'a crow without a passport'.
1826, 18FL, 18NY, 18US 0, then 20*hex distance measured along route from nearest existing marker.
1827 Jr. 0, then whichever is greater of (20*rail distance to nearest existing station marker) or (value of city).
1830BC Waterworks cost 30/80/100/150/200 depending on phase.
1831 40 for passenger station, 70 for freight yard until 5 train sold, then 70/110 until 9 train sold, then 110/210.
1835 0, then 20*hex distance from the original marker. Distance is measured by 'a crow without a passport'.
1837SX, 18Rhl Rhineland 0, 60, 80 or 100 as indicated on the company charter. The cost varies between companies.
1838 Rheinland Double the town's value plus 20.
1841, 1898 All 0. They were paid for at flotation time: 50 each for historics, 25/50/100/200 depending on remoteness for non-historics.
1842 0, 3 * revenue of hex on which they are placed.
1846 0, then 80.
1848 0 for the home base, then 40, then 100 for any other tokens for most companies; Commonwealth Railways has two free home bases and three further tokens that cost 100 each.
1849v1&3 All 0. They were paid for at flotation time: first round start-ups pay 0, others pay 100 (total), for 3 tokens.
1849v4 All 0. They were paid for at flotation time, according to the table in rule 3.3.
1851 0; they were paid for ($100 for 4) at flotation time.
1853, 1853 v2 0 (for both home hexes, in some companies), 40, 100.
1854 0 for home hex, then 50, 100, 150.
1858 Free if from a Private company, twice the city value starting in phase 5, otherwise 40 per province (20 in the same province) from the nearest existing station marker
1862 0, 40, 100; but 0, 60, 150 across the Canadian border.
1862EA For Chartered Companies, £60 each for 3 tokens. For Non-chartered Companies, £40 each for 2 to 7 tokens. These costs are paid when the company is floated.
1865 Sardinia The cost depends on the terrain crossed at the borders of hexes along the route from any existing token to the new one.
1873 0, then 100. 50 to buy an inactive marker from another company.
1880 0 for home bases, 40, 100, prices double when the first 8 train is sold.
1889 0, 40, 40.
1893 For the DE, RB and RSE, 0, 40, 100. For the AGV and HGK, which are formed by merger, 100.
1895, 18West 0, then 100.
18Ardennes 40 for minor companies, 100 for public companies.
18EU All 0. 100 was paid for them at flotation time.
18EZ Level 1 Not applicable (no additional station markers).
18EZ Level 2 0, then 40.
18GL 0 (except for CONRAIL), then 20*rail distance to nearest existing station marker.
18Mex 0, 40, 60, 80.
18MW 0, then 40+10*crow distance from the original marker.
18Ruhr 0, 60, 80 or 100 as indicated on the company charter.
2038 Complex, but written on each company's card.
Crisis 0, then 100 then 200.
Poseidon No charge.
Rolling Stock Not applicable.
Rest 0 for home bases, 40, 100.

Top6.2 - Can you lay more than one station marker per turn?

This does not include the token in the company's starting hex: you may usually lay one in addition to this.

1800, 1812, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1829, 1829 Mainline, 1830, 1832, 1837, 1837SX, 1846, 1848, 1850, 1851, 1854, 1856, 1858, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1862EA, 1865 Sardinia, 1870, 1873, 1880, 1889, 1893, 1895, 18Ardennes, 18C2C, 18Dixie, 18EC, 18EU, 18EZ Levels 2 and 3, 18FL, 18GA, 18GL, 18Mex, 18MS, 18Neb, 18NL, 18NY, 18PA, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, 18Scan, 18TN, 18VA, 18West, Steam Over Holland No.
1827 Jr., 1841, 1849v1&3, 1898 No; except by the 'token acquiring' process.
1830BC Yes.
1831 Yes, 3 by company, 6 by system.
1835, 1844, 18MW, 2038 No, except by using the special powers of particular privates.
1838 Rheinland No - and in the first round of operations, the home station is the only token that can be laid.
1842 No; except by acquisition of a private company.
1849v4 No; except by the 'token acquiring' process from phase 6 on if playing the Advanced Game.
1853, 1853 v2 Not stated.
18EZ Level 1 Not applicable (no additional station markers).
18US No, except for a Land Grant company that may be required to place two tokens if it creates a Junction Town and then connects to a qualifying city, which requires conversion to a 10-share company, which in turn requires it to place its doubling token.
2038 You cannot lay two bases or refuels except by using the special powers of privates; you can lay two claims (at a higher cost) and the Asteroid League can lay three.
Crisis You are restricted to one normal placement and one 'speculation' placement on every turn, even the first.
Poseidon Yes. On all hexes with white circles the ship touched in the turn.
Rolling Stock Not applicable.

Top6.3 - Where can you lay a station marker?

1829 It is laid by moving a survey party in the normal way to a city, and then changing its role.
1830BC Waterworks may be built on any land other than that owned by player-owned privates; permission of the owner is required if land in player hands.
1831 The newly-laid station marker must be reachable from one of the laying company's existing station markers by an arbitrarily large train. (Exception for C&O's second home base.)
1837, and in the first edition of 1835, the newly-laid station marker must be connected by track to one belonging to that company; but this track may include one (arguably, more than one) sharp angle that would prevent a train from running over it: "Ein Fahrtrichtungswechsel ist hierbei erlaubt". For 1837 the designer's intention was to allow no more than one backtrack.
1841 As well as the default rule below, the route must be from one of the laying company's existing non-mountain station markers, and must not cross an active border (not even twice).
1853 The newly-laid station marker must be reachable from one of the laying company's existing station markers by an arbitrarily large train, and must be within the company's 'patch'.
1853 v2 The newly-laid station marker must be reachable from one of the laying company's existing station markers by an arbitrarily large train, and must be within the company's 'patch'. After the first '5' train is bought, companies owning at least one '5' or '6' train may place a station marker at any station that they can reach from a home base using one of their trains. A company placing a station marker outside its 'patch' must include that station in one of its routes in the same operating round.
18EZ Level 1 Not applicable (no additional station markers).
18Scan As well as the default rule below, station markers may be placed in off-board hexes with a free token space.
2038 The newly-laid base, refuel, or claim must be reachable from one of the company's bases by a spaceship that it owns.
Crisis On a newly laid yellow station tile if this may be laid somewhere.
Poseidon On all hexes with white circles the ship touched in the turn.
Rolling Stock Not applicable.
Rest The newly-laid station marker must be reachable from one of the laying company's existing station markers by an arbitrarily large train.

Top6.4 - When is a company's first station marker laid?

1800, 1824, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1837SX, 1844, 1848, 1850, 1853, 1853 v2, 1854, 1856, 1862, 1862EA, 1870, 1889, 1893, 1895, 18C2C, 18Dixie, 18EC, 18EZ All Levels, 18GA, 18Mex, 18MS, 18NL, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, 18TN, Steam Over Holland When it first operates.
1812, 1826, 1829 Mainline, 1837, 1838 Rheinland, 1841, 1849v4, 1851, 1858 1860, 1861, 1873, 1898, 18Ardennes, 18GL, 18Neb, 18Scan When it is floated.
1825 The token is placed on the home base at the start of the operating round in which it will first run.
1830BC Not applicable.
1835 When it is floated, except for the Badische, which places its home station when it first operates.
1841, 1846, 1849v4, 1898, 18EU, 18VA When its president's certificate is bought.
1865 Sardinia All base station tokens start the game on the map. For absorbed companies re-entering the game the home base is placed when the President's certificate is purchased.
1880 The token is placed on the home base at the end of the stock round in which the Director owns the qualifying number of shares. The qualifying number of shares depends on the phase. From Phase A1 (the start of the game) it is 20%, from B1 it is 30%, from B3 it is 40% and from C2 it is 60%.
18FL, 18PA, 18US, 18West At the start of the game.
18NY When it first operates. By the written rules, specifically in the Buy and Place Station Marker step of the turn, although to do so makes it impossible to lay any tiles that rely on a route in the company's first operating turn.
2038 From the start of the game.
Poseidon It is pre-printed on the map.
Rolling Stock Not applicable.
Rest I have not checked, and will be grateful for information.

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Section 7 - Trains Run

Top7.1 - Can you run into a city completely filled by rival station markers?

1827 Jr. Yes; but the company must then pay out half (rounded down) of the city value to the owner of one of the station-markers.
1829, 1873 No.
1830BC Not applicable.
1831 Yes; but the company must pay current construction cost of those station-markers to owning company once per set of ORs.
1865 Sardinia Not applicable. Revenue is generated from traffic chips and train points.
1899 Yes, except for the station marker in Inner Mongolia, and the one in Port Arthur if approached across the sea.
18Rhl Rhineland Yes; except for the station markers in Minden, Münster and Roermond, which block the associated off-board hexes.
Rolling Stock Not applicable.
Rest Yes.

Top7.2 - Can you do a run that passes through a city completely filled by rival station markers?

1830BC Not applicable.
1831 Yes; but the company must pay current construction cost of those station-markers to owning company once per set of ORs.
1860 One train may pass through a city completely filled by rival station markers.
1862EA Not as standard, but several freight trains running end-to-end may run so that one of the train's runs stops at such a city and another starts again on the other side.
1865 Sardinia Not applicable. Revenue is generated from traffic chips and train points.
1870 A destination marker can be placed in a hex completely filled by rival station markers, and then allows runs through that hex.
1873 Only on concession routes, but the city counts as 0 in that case.
18US Only if the company's or System's doubling token is in the city.
18West Only if it has a Bypass token in the city.
2038, Poseidon Yes.
Crisis Only if it has a speculation token on the same tile.
Rolling Stock Not applicable.
Rest No.

Top7.3 - Unusual rules about running

1812 Villages can be skipped. G-trains must run to a port and must have a mine on the route. If a company runs more than one G-train, each G-train must include a different mine on its route. A North-South bonus is payable if a train's route runs from a red off-board area marked N to a red off-board area marked S.
1824 Only G (goods) trains can visit coal mines, which act as a terminus. The number on these train cards is the number of cities that the train may travel through. These trains may include any number of villages in their route. Income from coal mines is paid to the company treasury.
1826 Some trains have run limits determined by counting hexes, not stations. Some trains ignore villages. Some trains count double revenue.
1827 Jr. Run limits are determined by counting hexes, not stations. Winding mountain track counts double.
1829 Mainline Visit and get paid for villages without restriction, excluding Express trains. Some stations have a variable value that depends on other stations on the same route. The value of these stations is the highest value station elsewhere on the route, adjusted by the modifier for the variable station. If more than one variable station is included on a route, the lower value variable station is calculated first. If this then becomes the highest value station on the route, the next variable station is calculated from that value, and so on.
1830BC The single 'train' for all players is three separate floods of water coming down the rivers. Waterworks allow the owning player to divert the path of the water.
1831 Has passenger and freight trains (and mixed trains up to 5). Also, train purchase comes before running, so trains bought from the bank may be used on their turn of purchase. (Trains bought from other companies may not.)
1832 A route can only include the West Virginia Coal Fields if the operating company has a West Virginia Cola Fields token. The first time Miami is used in a run prior to the first '5' train being sold, it counts as zero.
1837 Coal trains visit and get paid for villages without restriction. Express trains ignore villages.
1837SX A train's number indicates the total track capacity for its route. One hex of single track has a capacity of two, one hex of double track has a capacity of one, off-board locations have various capacities. The total capacity of the track used on the route may not exceed the train's number. 6N trains may not enter grey hexes/tiles or red off-board locations. 16H trains may use only one track of a violet hexes, but may use several violet hexes.
1838 Rheinland Bonuses may be available for including a coal mine and/or a steel mill on a route. Bonuses are given for a route that runs from the off-board hexes in the north west to the south east, or from the north east to the south west.
1841, 1898 Visit and get paid for villages without restriction. Each route must include at least two places other than ports and passes. Each route must visit one of the company's own city-based tokens; those in mountain passes don't count for this.
1842 At least one of a set of routes must include the company's starting place. Some tiles bear two values for the stations. The higher values are used if the company has a station marker on the tile.
1847 At least one of a set of routes must include the company's starting place.
1844 The H trains count hexes not stations. Unlike H trains in other games, they include the hex where they start.
1846 A route cannot run from one east off-board region to any other east off-board region. N/M trains can visit M cities and choose N of them to count as revenue, provided at least one of these contains one of the company's tokens.
1848 Gauge change markers are placed on hex edges where the gauge of track changes. These markers count towards the length of a route as if they were value 0 cities. Plus-trains (e.g. 4+) can include one gauge change marker in addition to the usual length of its route. Visit and get paid for villages and small harbours without restriction. "e trains (The Ghan) do not count towards a company's train limit, nor does owning one satisfy the requirement for a company to own a train. A company may only own one 2E train. 2E trains cannot be traded between companies. A bonus is paid when the route of one train includes more than one K-city, the value of which increases with the number of K-cities in the run.
1849, 1895 Routes are determined by counting hexes, not stations.
1850 A route can only include the Mesabi Mining Range if the operating company has a Mesabi Range token. If an eligible company has a token placed in an edge area (a red off-board area with an appropriate token space), that area couints double for that company.
1851 Red-to-red routes pay an extra $10 per stop (including $10 each for the two red OBHs).
1853, 1853 v2, 18EU, 18GA, 18Mex, Steam Over Holland Visit and get paid for villages without restriction.
1854 '+' trains visit and get paid for villages without restriction.
1858 M-trains run on narrow and duel gauge only; all others run on broad and dual gauge only. H-trains may run that many hexes (centre to centre); M-trains run that may large cities plus any number of small stations; E-trains must skip small stations; D-trains run as E-trains and double revenue. Ports and France count as large cities, not villages.
1860 All runs must intersect with each other, forming a coherent network, with at least one train visiting the company's home base. Halts may be bypassed or included as desired.
1861 Villages can be skipped.
1862 Some trains can skip cities. Some routes have destination bonuses.
1862EA All runs must intersect with each other, forming a coherent network, with at least one train visiting the company's home base. There are three types of trains - Freight, Local and Express - each with their own rules about running. The company is required to own a permit for each type of train it uses. A train may not run to the London off-board area unless the company has placed a token in London.
1865 Sardinia Revenue is generated from traffic chips and train points. Traffic chips are gained by companies from routes along which they have tokens, while traffic points come from the trains they own.
1870 Companies can make connection runs and place destination markers that double the value of the city if at the end of a route.
1873 There are very special rules for routes and revenue calculation covered by rules 4.4.3 and 4.4.4 (1½ pages of text).
1895 Routes are determined by counting hexes, not stations. Mines pay directly to the company treasury and do not count to the revenue total.
1889 Off-board area has a higher value for D-trains only.
18AL Destination bonus when token placed on destination city. 4D trains count OBHs double.
18Ardennes 4D trains may reuse track used by a company's other train. If a train run an East-West and/or North-South Trans-Europ Express route, it gains a bonus of 30 for each station token on the route. This is doubled if both East-West and North-South routes are run at the same time.
18C2C Companies can make connection runs and place destination markers that double the value of the city if at the end of a route. Companies can also gain a one-time transcontinental bonus that moves their stock marker one space to the right on the stock market. They do this by running a train from any city on the west coast to any city east of the Mississippi river.
18Dixie, 18MS Non-permanent trains may skip villages.
18EC A company in possession of a mail contract may run a Mail Train in addition to its other trains.
18EZ All Levels None.
18FL Trains other than the '3E' visit and get paid for villages without restriction. Hotels on oe of these routes pay a bonus. '3E' trains ignore villages and hotels completely.
18GL Routes are determined by counting hexes, not stations. One of the three ferry lines may be active. An active ferry line can be used freely by the company with the ferry token, or by paying that company $50.
18Neb If a train's route includes both an East and West off-board area the total value of one stop on the route is doubled.
18NY A company is not required to run for maximum possible earnings. Connection Bonus tokens may be claimed for routes that include the relevant hexes. Coal token may also be claimed. These tokens add $10 to the revenue for each subsequent round while the company owns them.
18PA Four companies have tokens that double the value of their specified destinations. Bonus tokens may be purchased that add $40 to a company's overall revenue for running toor through Scranton (G12).
18Rhl Rhineland Bonuses may be available for including a coal mine and/or a steel mill on a route. Bonuses are given for a route that runs from the off-board hexes in the north west to the south east, or from the north east to the west.
18Scan Express and high-speed trains ignore villages. You can only run to off-board hexes with a token space if the company occupies that space with one of its station markers.
18TN None.
18US A train may run through a city fully occupied by blocking tokens if the company's or System's doubling token is in the city. An Express train that runs a coast-to-coast route applies a doubling bonus to any single city on its route. If the chosen city is already doubled by a x2 token, it is quadrupled. Freight trains earn the value of cities and junction towns that contain the company's or system's tokens. Freight bonuses that vary according to the phase are paid to companies that own classic trains (2, 3 or 4) or freight trains (2G, 3G or 4G).
18VA The three different kinds of off-board area add various bonuses.
18West A train may run through a city fully occupied by blocking tokens if the company has a Bypass token in the city. Visit and get paid for villages without restriction (except 4D trains). Land Grant companies add grants to the revenue total for yellow tiles placed on certain hexes on the map. A train that runs a coast-to-coast route applies a doubling bonus to any single city on its route. If the chosen city is already doubled by a x2 token, it is quadrupled.
2038 The 'train' is a spaceship. Each mine may only be worked once per OR.
Crisis Routes are affected by signals, speculation tokens, etc.
Poseidon The nation's ship gains revenue from each temple and trading post owned by the netion that is visited. If the ship is not sent out a fixed sum, depending on the phase, is paid into the nation's coffers.
Rolling Stock Revenue is calculated from the income of subsidiary companies (i.e. private companies the public company has bought), plus their synergies, minus the cost of ownership.

Top7.4 - Can one train run to two stations on the same tile?

It is worth pointing out that off-board areas are generally considered to be single destinations, even when there are multiple entry points to an area, and when off-board areas consist of more than one hex. 18PA is the only game I am aware of that allows you to run to two entry points of the same off-board area with a single train.

1800, 1830, 1832, 1841, 1844, 1848, 1850, 1851, 1856, 1862, 1870, 1880, 1889, 1895, 1898, 18C2C, 18EC, 18Mex, 18NL, 18PA, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, Steam Over Holland Yes.
1812, 1826, 1827 Jr., 1829 Mainline, 1837SX, 1842, 1846, 1873, 18Ardennes, 18Dixie, 18EU, 18FL, 18MS, 18Neb, 18Scan, 18TN, 18West, Poseidon No.
1824, 1853, 1853 v2 You may not run to two large stations on the same tile. Small stations are not restricted.
1825, 1829 No, but if using Tank engines (3T, 4T) available in extension kits, these can call at two villages on the same hex or tile.
1830BC, 1849, 1862EA, 1865 Sardinia, 1893, 18MW, 18NY, 18VA, Crisis Not applicable.
1831 Yes, for mixed train to both a passenger and freight station in same city. Two commuter runs allow train to repeat same passenger station up to 4 times.
1835 Yes, except Berlin.
1837 Yes, but not two stations in Vienna. In the case of Buda and Pest, the entire run may be on one hex.
1838 Rheinland Yes, but not Duisburg, Düsseldorf or Köln when running a bonus route connecting opposite corners of the map.
1854 Yes. But not Wien, Zürich, or Sankt Pölten. Those three locations are specifically listed in the rules as not allowing one train to visit twice. As Zurich is an off-board location, it makes sense for Bozen and Budapest to be treated in the same way, in line with the way that most 18xx games treat off-board areas.
1858 Not usually, but they can run to two small stations on the same tile.
1860 Yes, but you may not revisit the same hex twice.
1861 Not covered by the rules, but a clarification from JKLM Games states that you cannot visit the same station hex, station tile or off-board area twice with the same train. Off-board areas means, for example, that all the red hexes that form the off-board area of Poland are counted as one area.
1898 Only YY-tiles (which start as two villages).
18EZ All Levels, 18GL, 18VA, Rolling Stock Not applicable.
18GA Yes; even three.
18US Yes, but only when the two cities are separate from each other.
2038 Two mines, yes.

Top7.5 - Is double-heading allowed?

1825 Yes. Two 2 trains may be used as a 3 train.
1827 Jr. Yes. Two n trains may be used as a 2n train.
1829 Yes. An n train and an m train may be used as an n+1 train.
1830BC Not applicable.
1862EA Non-permanent freight trains must run end-to-end as a single freight run.
Rolling Stock Not applicable.
Rest No.

Top7.6 - Rules about villages

[By 'villages' I mean the places which are shown on maps as small black rectangles or filled circles. I use the word 'city' only for places with one or more circles for the placement of station markers. This avoids the ambiguities found in some rulesets.]

In 1830 and some other games, villages are a nuisance. They count towards the station count of a train, but add little to revenue. In such games it is almost always better to build a line through an empty field than through a village, if other things are equal and diesels are not in operation. While this is not a problem for gameplay, some people feel that it makes an unsatisfactory simulation. This may be why various authors have found various ways of changing it.

1800, 1824, 1830, 1832, 1842, 1850, 1862, 1865 Sardinia, 1870, 1889, 1893, 18EC, 18EZ All Levels, 18NL, 18NY, 18PA, 18Ruhr, 18TN No special rule.
1812, 1861 Villages can be skipped on all routes.
1825, 1829 A run may not start nor end in a village. Double-heading (see item 7.5) reduces the severity of this restriction. Some trains included in extension kits allow runs to start or end in a village.
1826 H trains count hexes not stations. E and TGV trains ignore villages.
1827Jr, 1849, 1895 Trains count hexes not stations.
1829 Mainline Most trains may not start or end their routes at a village. The 4T trains may start or end their route at any station.
1830BC, 1831, 1837SX, 1846, 1851, 18C2C, 2038, Crisis, Poseidon There are no villages.
1835, 1838 Rheinland, 1847 As well as N trains that visit up to N stations, there are N+n trains that visit up to n villages as well as up to N stations.
1837 As for 1835 and 1847, but N+n trains are rarer. Also, for coal trains villages contribute to the run, but do not count towards the station count; and express trains ignore villages.
1841, 1848, 1898, 18EU, 18AL, 18GA, 18Mex, 18West Villages contribute to the run, but do not count towards the station count. In 1841 this rule is in §4.3.1.
1853, 1853 v2 Villages contribute to the run, but do not count towards the station count.
1854 Villages on the local map contribute to the run, but do not count towards the station count. Double villages on the main map can be upgraded to cities, and so can 'large' villages from the brown phase.
1856, 18MW Villages may eventually be upgraded to cities or 'downgraded' to empty fields.
1858 H-trains and M-trains count villages, and may start/end their runs at them. E-trains and D-trains must ignore villages.
1860 Trains have a separate small station (village) allowance that can be used to visit villages or halts. Villages initially have halts, which provide a company subsidy but no revenue, and may be upgraded later to small stations.
1862EA Freight and Express trains ignore small stations.
1873 What the 1873 rules call villages are what other 18xx games call towns or cities. There are no classic villages in 1873.
1880 As well as N trains that visit up to N stations, there are N+n trains that visit up to n villages as well as up to N stations. There are also E trains that can skip as many stations as desired as long as at least one city space containsone of the company's tokens.
18Ardennes For regular trains, villages contribute to the run, but do not count towards the station count. 4D trains ignore them completely.
18Dixie, 18MS May be skipped by non-permanent trains.
18FL For trains other than the '3E', villages contribute to the run, but do not count towards the station count. '3E' trains ignore villages completely. Hotels may be placed on villages.
18GL H trains count hexes not stations. E trains ignore villages. Diesels can visit an unlimited number of cities, villages and off-board locations.
18Neb Regular trains are N+n, counting N cities and n villages. Express trains may skip any stations, while 4D trains ignore villages entirely.
18Rhl Rhineland For most trains, villages contribute to the run, but do not count towards the station count. For 8 trains (Rheingold-Express) villages do not contribute to the run or count towards the station count.
18Scan Express and high-speed trains ignore villages.
18US When plain yellow track tiles are upgraded to villages (junction towns) the company must place a token on the hex. If it cannot place the token it cannot do the upgrade.
18VA Not villages, but coal mines. Only goods trains, aka freight trains, may score them. Other trains may pass through them and ignore them.
Rolling Stock Not applicable.
Steam Over Holland A run may not start nor end in a village. Villages contribute to the run, but do not count towards the station count. '3E' trains ignore villages completely.

Top7.7 - Must the maximum possible revenue be claimed?

The answers in this section are based on statements in the rules about whether the maximum possible revenue must be declared, which in some rules is referred to as making the 'best possible use' of a company's trains. Unless otherwise stated, any player may demonstrate a better revenue total than that proposed by the Director/President, which must then be taken. As only those people playing the game should be bound by the rules, it is up to individual groups of players to decide whether non-playing observers should be entitled to do the same.

1812, 1830, 1841, 1849, 1851, 1861, 18Dixie Yes. Players are not required to point out a higher revenue total than that claimed.
1824, 1829 Mainline, 1835, 1837, 1838 Rheinland, 1842, 1847, 1853, 1853 v2, 1854, 1860, 1862, 1862EA, 18EC, 18NL, 18NY, 2038 No.
1825, 1826, 1829, 1830BC, 1846, 1858, 1865 Sardinia, 1889, 18Ardennes, 18EU, 18FL, 18GL, 18Neb, 18PA, 18Scan, 18US, 18VA, 18West, Rolling Stock, Steam Over Holland
Yes.
1827Jr, 1831, 1848, 1880, 1893, 1898, 18EZ All Levels, 18MW, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, Crisis, Poseidon Unknown/not stated.
1832, 1837SX, 1850, 1856, 1870, 18AL, 18C2C, 18GA, 18Mex, 18MS, 18TN Yes. Stockholders of the operating company may point out a higher revenue total than that claimed, which must then be taken.
1844 Yes. {The rules make no comment, but the designer's FAQ states that the highest paying route must always be used, and that it is not permitted to claim lower paying routes in order to activate mountain railways and tunnel companies}
1873 You must run the maximum possible number of routes, and you must run all routes to their ends. No requirement is present to maximise revenue.
1895 Yes, but a lower revenue may be claimed if the president chooses to run via a mine. In this case the run must be the maximum possible including the mine.
1899 Yes, but a lower revenue may be claimed if a better Mail run can thereby be claimed.

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Section 8 - Payment of Earnings

Top8.1 - Does stock move right for payment of dividends?

1800, 1826, 1851, 1858, 18EU, 18Neb, 18NY, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, 18VA, 18West Only if the dividend paid out equals or exceeds the current share price.
1812 For Minor Companys, yes, although the share price may not exceed £150. For Public Companys, only if the dividend paid out equals or exceeds the current share price.
1824, 1829, 1830, 1835, 1837SX, 1838 Rheinland, 1842, 1848, 1853, 1854, 1856, 1860, 1862, 1865 Sardinia, 1880, 1889, 1893, 1895, 18Dixie, 18EC, 18EZ Level 2, 18GA, 18Mex, 18MS, 18NL, 18PA, 18TN, Crisis, Poseidon Yes.
1825, 1829 Mainline
One place if the total dividend is more than half the share price; two to four places if the dividend is greater than two to four times the share price.
1827 Jr. Complex. See table in rule 3.3.2.
1830BC One place per region of that terrain irrigated.
1831 One place if all stakeholders paid; two places if all paid +200%.
1832, 1850, 1870, 18EZ Level 3 Yes; and stays put for half payout.
1837 Right for 100% payout, right and down for 50% payout.
1841, 1849, 1898 Only if earnings exceed the current price of a 10% share (20% for minors).
1844 Yes; but regional companies may not move past the thin red line on the stock market.
1846 One column if earnings are at least equal to the current share price, two columns if double, three columns if triple and the current share price is over $150.
1853 v2 One place if the total dividend is less than twice the share price; two to five places if the dividend is equal to or greater than two to five times the share price.
1861 Yes; for Minor companies, upwards instead if moving right of the yellow-shaded sixth column; for Public companies, only if the dividend paid out equals or exceeds the current share price.
1862EA One place if the total dividend is equal to or greater than the share price; two to four places if the dividend is equal to or greater than two to four times the share price.
1873 One place if the total dividend is more than half the share price; two to three places if the dividend is greater than two to three times the share price.
18Ardennes Only if the dividend paid out equals or exceeds the current share price. Minor companies and five-share companies whose dividend equals or exceeds twice the current share price move their tokens up two spaces. For minor companies in the grey zone, any non-zero dividend moves the price up to the 50 space.
18C2C Yes; and stays put for half payout. If in the $500 space it is moved to the $250 space on the top row and is worth double the market value at the end of the game.
18EZ Level 1 Not Applicable (no share prices).
18FL One place if a dividend greater than or equal to the current share price, two places if greater than or equal to twice the current share price.
18GL Only if the dividend paid out equals or exceeds the current share price. Starting in phase 10H, if the dividend equals or exceeds the current share price, the price moves right two columns.
18MW Yes; except in blue zone, where 10% payout is needed to move one place, 30% two places.
18Scan One column if earnings are at least equal to the current share price, two columns if double.
18US Only if the dividend paid out equals or exceeds the current share price. From phase 5E/4G, if a 10-share company delcares a dividend that equals or exceeds twice the current market value, it moves two spaces to the right.
2038 One place for half payout, two places for full payout.
Rolling Stock Share price movement is not directly coupled to dividends.
Steam Over Holland Prices move up rather than to the right. Only if the dividend paid out exceeds the current share price. If the dividend exceeds twice the current market value, it moves two spaces.

Top8.2 - What dividend payments go into the company's treasury?

1800, 1812, 1846, 1861, 1862EA, 18Ardennes, 18GL, 18Neb, 18NY, 18Scan, Steam Over Holland Those for shares in the company treasury.
1824, 1825, 1829, 1829 Mainline, 1830BC, 1848, 1853, 1853 v2, 1854, 1860, 1862, 1873, 1880, 1893, 18PA, Crisis, Rolling Stock None.
1826, 18EU Those for unissued shares. But note that if a company floats after a certain phase it receives 100% capitalisation and unsold shares are issued into the bank pool.
1830, 1835, 1837, 1838 Rheinland, 1844, 1856, 1889, 18Dixie, 18EC, 18FL, 18GA, 18Mex, 18MS, 18NL, 18TN, 18US, 18VA Those for shares in the bank pool.
1831 Those for shares in the company treasury. They can only get there through the 'redemption' process.
1832, 1850, 1870, 18C2C Those for unissued shares and redeemed shares.
1837SX, 1841, 1849, 1851, 1865 Sardinia, 1895, 1898, 18MW, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr Those for unissued shares.
1842 Those for unissued shares; except for the HAV, which receives none.
1858 Those for shares in the company treasury, plus any remainder from calculations.
18EZ Levels 2 and 3 Those for unissued shares. Note, however, that an unknown number of early copies state that no payments go into the company treasury.
18West Those for shares in the company treasury. Granger Road companies pay 50% to the treasury.
2038 Those for shares in the bank pool, and those for unissued shares in the Asteroid League and in growth companies.
Poseidon Those for rounds where the ship is not sent out and a fixed sum is paid into the nation's coffers.

Top8.3 - Does stock move left for withheld earnings?

1827 Jr. Yes. See table in rule 3.3.2.
1830BC No; a waterwork of the lowest value is removed instead.
1831 Left one place for withheld or paid preferred stock only, left two places for did not run a train.
1846, 18NY Yes, if there is no payout or payout is less than half its current share price.
1853, 1853 v2 Yes, if shares of the company are in the bank pool.
1865 Sardinia No. It does move left, however, if a zero dividend is declared.
1870 Yes, but for a withheld connection run the price does not change.
18EZ Level 1 Not applicable (no share prices).
18TN Yes, except for companies that own one train when the effects of Civil War are applied, in which case the stock price remains the same.
Poseidon No.
Rolling Stock Share price movement is not directly coupled to dividends.
Steam Over Holland Prices move down rather than to the left. Yes.
Rest Yes.

Top8.4 - Can a company make a partial payout?

1800, 1812, 1826, 1846, 1851, 1873, 18EU, 18GL, 18Neb It may make a 50% payout. Odd units are rounded in favour of the shareholder. The amount paid out to the shareholders determines whether its share price moves to the right.
1824 Pre-Staatsbahnen companies pay half their income to their owners and half to their treasury.
1825, 1829, 1829 Mainline, 1830, 1830BC, 1835, 1837SX, 1838 Rheinland, 1841, 1842, 1844, 1847, 1848, 1849v4, 1853, 1853 v2, 1854, 1856, 1860, 1862, 1862EA, 1865 Sardinia, 1880, 1889, 1893, 1895, 18Ardennes, 18Dixie, 18EC, 18EZ Levels 1 and 2, 18FL, 18GA, 18Mex, 18MS, 18NL, 18PA, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, 18Scan, 18TN, 18US, 18VA, 18West, Poseidon, Steam Over Holland No.
1831 It may pay preferred 50%, common 25%, withhold 25%, stock price does not move.
1832, 1850, 1861, 18C2C, 18NY It may make a 50% payout. Odd units are rounded in favour of the shareholders.
1837 It may make a 50% payout.  Amounts are calculated exactly, then odd half-crowns rounded in favour of the bank.
1858, 1870, 18EZ Level 3 It may make a 50% payout. Odd units are rounded in favour of the corporation.
2038 It may make a 50% payout. Odd units are rounded in favour of the shareholders. If a company does this its share price only moves one step to the right, not two.
Rolling Stock The President freely sets a dividend per share within a range from zero to one third of the share price.
Rest Not checked yet. I will be grateful for input.

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Section 9 - Purchasing Trains

Top9.1 - Can companies buy trains from one another?

1800, 1830BC, 18EZ Level 1 No.
1812, 1827 Jr., 1832, 1837SX, 1841, 1849, 1850, 1858, 1861, 1862, 1865 Sardinia, 1870, 1889, 18Ardennes, 18C2C, 18EU, 18EZ Levels 2 and 3, 18FL, 18GA, 18MS, 18PA, 18Ruhr, 18TN, 18US, 18VA, Steam Over Holland Yes, minimum price 1.
1824, 1848 Yes, once a '3' train has been purchased, minimum price 1 if both companies have the same Director, face value otherwise.
1825 Yes, minimum price 10. For Unit 1 and Unit 2 the smallest company credit note is 10, so the price must be a multiple of 10. When playing with Unit 3 the smallest company credit note is 1, making the price any value of 10 or more.
1829, 1829 Mainline, 1853 Yes, minimum price 10.
1826 Yes, minimum price 1, once a 6H train has been bought. The Etat and SNCF can only trade at face value. Companies with loans can only buy at face value or less, or sell for face value or more.
1830 Yes. Minimum price 1 if they have the same President, unrestricted otherwise. (Most people play minimum price 1 always.)
1831 Yes, minimum price 1, maximum face value.
1835, 1837, 1838 Rheinland, 1842, 1851, 1854, 1893, 1898, 18EC, 18NL, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18West Once a 3 train has been bought, minimum price 1.
1844 Yes. But if they have different Presidents, or if one of them is the SBB, then only at face value.
1846 Yes, minimum price 1, but phased-out trains may not be purchased.
1853 v2 Yes, minimum price 10, but '1M' trains may not be purchased by major companies.
1856 Yes. CGR only buys and sells at face value, and cannot buy non-permanent trains. Other trades, minimum price 1.
1860 Yes, minimum price 10. Note, however, that this is not allowed if the buying company already has a train and the selling company has only one train.
1862EA Yes, at face value only for trains in the currently available band. For older trains, the price is set at half face value.
1873 Yes, minimum price 1, maximum price double face value. Machines cannot be traded. The last standard train of a company cannot be bought. The applicable maintenance cost has to be paid for trains being traded.
1880 Yes, once a 3 tain has been bought, minimum price 1, but only if the two companies have the same Director.
1895, 18MW Yes, minimum price 1, but only if the two companies have the same President.
18Dixie Yes, minimum price 1, except for the SCL/IGC, which may only buy or sell trains at face value.
18GL Yes, minimum price 1, once a 6H has been bought. CONRAIL may only buy and sell at face value. Companies with loans can only buy at face value or less, or sell for face value or more.
18Mex Yes, miimum price 1, except for the NdM, which may only buy or sell trains at face value.
18Neb Yes, minimum price 1, but only if the two companies have the same President, and no more than face value if the President is assisting with the purchase.
18NY Yes, minimum price 1. However, if either company has a loan, trains must be purchased at face value.
18Scan Yes, minimum price 1. If the company has no credit the President may use his cash on hand to make the purchase, but may not sell stock to raise more cash.
2038 Yes, once a 6/2,4/3 spaceship has been sold. The Asteroid League's last spaceship cannot be bought from it. Minimum price 1.
Crisis Only by means of 'structure purchases'.
Poseidon Yes, after the fiorst 4 ship is sold.
Rolling Stock Not applicable.

Top9.2 - Must a major share company buy a train if it does not have one?

1800, 1825, 1829, 1829 Mainline, 18EZ Level 1 No.
1812 Yes, if it is able to do so. If it cannot buy a train, even by taking out loans, its price on the stock market is moved one space down.
1824, 1826, 1830BC, 1835, 1837, 1838 Rheinland, 1846, 1880, 1895, 18Ardennes, 18EU, 18FL, 18GL, 18Mex, 18MW, 18PA, 18TN, 18VA, 2038, Poseidon Yes.
1827 Jr., 1830, 1832, 1841, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1854, 1856, 1862, 1870, 1889, 1893, 1898, 18C2C, 18EC, 18EZ Levels 2 and 3, 18GA, 18Mex, 18Neb, 18NL, 18NY, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, Steam Over Holland If it has a route.
1831 Yes. And systems must have two or three trains, depending on number of companies that merged.
1837SX, 18Dixie, 18MS If it has a route, and there is at least one train in the initial offering or bank pool.
1842 Yes. And if a private company has no train and does not buy one, it will have to be auctioned off at the start of the next OR.
1844 Major companies and regional companies must if they have a route, pre-SBB companies need not.
1848 Yes, if it has a route, even if the company owns a 2E train.
1853, 1853 v2 No; but its Director may choose to make up the balance from his own money if the company has insufficient credit for a train, leaving the company with an empty treasury.
1858 No, but the stock price moves to the left if it does not own a train at the end of an operating round.
1860 Yes, if it is able to do so. If it cannot buy a train and has a route it is declared insolvent and must lease a train from the bank, retaining dividends, until it is able to buy a train.
1861 Yes, if it is able to do so. If it cannot buy a train it is nationalised and becomes part of the Russian State Railway.
1862EA Yes, if it is able to do so. If it is unable to buy a train the company goes bankrupt.
1865 Sardinia If it has one or more traffic chips.
1873 Yes. It must buy a standard train when it operates for the first time. The rules ensure that it will never be without a standard train at any later point of the game.
1876v2 Yes, by a 'forced assisted train purchase'.
18US A 4-share Eastern company, 10-share company or System must own a train if it has operated in the current round. 5-share Land Grant companies and the DRG are not required to own a train.
18West Yes, if it is a public company. Granger Road and Land Grant companies do not need to own a train.
Crisis If it could run a train (type I companies can run trains as 1 trains).
Rolling Stock Not applicable.

Top9.3 - Can trains be sold back to the bank?

1812 Yes, in phases 5 and 6 only, receiving one quarter of its original cost rounded down as a trade-in against the cost of another train from the bank or bank pool. Traded-in trains go into the bank pool
1824 No, but one train per company per round can be traded in at 50% of face value for the next most powerful type. Traded in trains are removed from the game.
1829 Mainline Yes, £180 is paid by the bank for any train, which is then available from the bank at full price.
1837 No, but if at the train limit, it can pay half a train's cost to put it back in the bank, so long as it then buys a train.
1858 No, but wounded trains may be discarded.
1873 No, but trains may be scrapped for no cost. Scrapped trains are removed from the game.
1893 No, but one train per company per round can be traded in at 50% of face value for the next most powerful type. Traded in trains are placed in the bank pool.
18EU No, but Pullmans may be returned to the bank at any time for no recompense.
18NY Trains may be voluntarily scrapped for one quarter of their full cost. A company's last train may only be scrapped if the company may then buy a new train without resorting to loans or emergency fund raising.
Poseidon With the purchase of an E ship, other ships can be traded in for half their value against the cost of an E ship.
Rolling Stock Not applicable.
Rest No.

Top9.4 - When a company is forced to buy a train and cannot buy one with its own means, what train may it then buy?

1800, 1829 Mainline, 1853, 1853 v2, 18EZ Level 1 A company does not have to own a train.
1812 A company must attempt to buy a train if possible, but if it cannot afford to do so, even by taking out loans, it does not have to do so.
1824 Any available train from the bank or offered by other companies. A clarification from Lonny Orgler states that the company can choose any of these trains - if the company has insufficient money for the chosen train, the Director can add the necessary funds.
1825, 1829 A company does not have to own a train. However, a company in receivership must buy a train as soon as funds permit unless there is no route on which it can run. While not stated, this is assumed to be from the bank.
1826 Any available train from the bank or bank pool, or starting in phase 6H, from another company at an agreed price not exceeding its face value. You may be compelled to take out a loan to assist with the purchase of a train from the bank.
1830
Avalon Hill rules: The cheapest train available in the bank, or a train from another company at an agreed price not exceeding its face value.
1830 Avalon Hill clarification: The cheapest train available in the bank.
1830 Francis Tresham: The cheapest train available in the bank, or a train from another company at an agreed price not exceeding its face value. The President of the selling company makes the deal simultaneously with any necessary share sales (this has been interpreted as meaning that the old and new President must both agree to the deal; and in other ways).
1830 Avalon Hill PC program: As in 1898.
[I am sorry if you find this tedious. I assure you, so do I.]
1830BC, 18VA The cheapest train available in the bank.
1831, 1854, 1862, 18EC, 18NL, 18Ruhr Any available train from the bank or bank pool, or from another company, at an agreed price not exceeding its face value.
1835 Any second-hand train (from the bank pool or another company) or the cheapest new train (only one type can be available at a time). This is what the German rules say. (One English translation says the cheapest train from the bank or bank pool.)
1837 You can buy any available train: you may pay any agreed amount for a train from another company; you may buy any train in the bank pool; you may buy any available new train (there is typically a choice of two).
1838 Rheinland Any second-hand train (from the bank pool or another company) or the cheapest new train (only one type can be available at a time).
1844, 18FL Any train from the bank; or any train from another company wishing to sell, at not more than face value.
1846 A currently available train from the bank. If it can afford one of current types but not the other, or can afford a second hand train, after issuing shares, the President may not add more cash to buy a more expensive train.
1848, 1862EA, Poseidon The next new train from the bank.
1851 The cheapest train from the bank or bank pool. The President of the selling company makes the deal after any necessary share sales.
1858 Any train from the bank or bank pool, not necessarily the cheapest. If the company has funds remaining after the purchase it can use these funds to buy any train from any source.
1860 Not applicable.  The company leases the smallest train from the new trains or the bank pool.
1861 Its choice of train from the bank or bank pool that it can afford with company credit plus any loans it is able to take out. This is a clarification from Markus Welborune/Mike Hutton.
1865 Sardinia, 18Dixie, 18MS, 18PA Any available train from the bank or the bank pool.
1873 There is no fund raising procedure to buy the mandatory train. COmpanies go bankrupt if they cannot buy the train with their own means, followed by receivership.
1880 Any train available from the bank, but not a restored 2 train.
1895 Any available train from the bank or bank pool, or from another company with the same president for at least 1.
1898 The cheapest train available in the bank, or a train from another company at an agreed price not exceeding its face value. The President of the selling company makes the deal before any necessary share sales.
18Ardennes The next train in the bank. The company may use Emergency Money Raising to buy a more expensive train from the bank even if it can afford a cheaper train that is available from the bank.
18EZ Levels 2 and 3 The cheapest train from the bank or the bank pool, or from another company for a price below the cheapest bank or bank pool train.
18MW The cheapest train available in the bank, or a train from another company with the same President at a price not exceeding face value.
18Neb Any currently available train in the bank, or a train from another company controlled by the same President. The company may use Emergency Money Raising to buy a more expensive train from the bank even if it can afford a cheaper train that is available from the bank.
18NY The cheapest train from the bank or bank pool if loans were used or the President contributed funds. If money was rised purely by selling treasury shares, then any train from the bank or bank pool.
1893, 18Rhl Rhineland The cheapest new train from the bank, or any train from the bank pool.
18Scan Any available train from the bank or bank pool, or from another company, at an agreed price not exceeding its face value. However, stock may not be sold to raise additional cash if buying a train from another company.
18US, 18West The next train available from the bank. If more than one type is available, the President may choose which one to buy, even if this then requires him to provide additional funds that would not be required for another available train.
2038 The cheapest spaceship type must be bought from the bank or bank pool. If the President is helping she can freely choose between a Scout and a Tug of the same type.
Crisis The company goes into 'receivership', a complex process.
Rolling Stock Not applicable.
Steam Over Holland The cheapest available train. The president does not have to accept an offer from another president to buy a train from that company.
Rest The cheapest train available in the bank or bank pool. Thus a company may be compelled to buy a used train.

Top9.5 - Must a minor company buy a train if it does not have one?

1812 A company must attempt to buy a train if possible, but if it cannot afford to do so, even by taking out loans, it does not have to do so.
1824 Yes. Minor companies in 1824 are the Coal Railways and the pre-Staatsbahnen companies.
1835, 1837, 1844, 1853 v2, 1854, 1893, 18Ardennes, 18EU, 18EZ Level 3, 18NY, 18Scan No.
1841, 1861, 1898 Yes.
1865 Sardinia If it has one or more traffic chips.
1880 No. Consider Foreign Investors to be minor companies in 1880. They lease a train from the bank rather than buying one.
18Neb Yes, if it has a route. Local Companies may only own rusted trains, which are permanent for these companies.
2038 No, but after the Asteroid League is formed, if it does not have one or buy one, it must merge into the Asteroid League. The President may not contribute money.
Rest Not applicable.

Top9.6 - Can trains of the final type be purchased as soon as one train of the next-to-last type is purchased?

1812, 1830, 1837SX, 1838 Rheinland, 1849, 1853 v2, 1856, 1862, 1889, 1893, 18EC, 18Neb, 18PA, 18Ruhr, 18VA, 18West, 2038 Yes.
1824 Only by trading in an '8' train.
1829 Mainline Yes, 4Ts and 2+2s are available once the first 4+4E has been bought.
1854 The Orient Express trains are available as soon as the 6 trains run out.
1858 5D trains become available once the first 7E/6M train has been bought.
1861 5+5E trains become available once the first 8 train has been bought. 2+2 trains are also available if in play.
1873 Diesel railcars may be bought once the first set of 3 ORs has started in phase 5, which is triggered by buying the first 5 train or 5 machine.
18Dixie, 18MS Yes, indeed, once a 7+3 train is purchased, which is the second-to-last type.
18Rhl Rhineland 6 trains become available when the first 5 train has been bought. The Rheingold-Express (8 trains) become available when the first 6 train has been bought.
18Scan Yes, 5Es are available when the first 5 is bought, and 4Ds are available when the first 5E is bought.
Rolling Stock Not applicable.
Rest No.

Top9.7 - Can a company buy more than one train from the bank per OR?

1800, 1830Lummerland, 1850, 1876, 18MS No.
18AL, 18GA, 18Mex, 18TN Not until a 4 train has been bought.
18Dixie Only after the first 6+1 train has been purchased.
18EZ Level 1 Only if the second one is of a new (more expensive) type. Companies may only own one of each type of train in the Level 1 game.
18FL Only if the second one is of a new (more expensive) type. This restriction is lifted once the first '6'/'3E' train has been purchased.
18Scan, 18VA Only if the second one is of a new (more expensive) type.
Rolling Stock Not applicable.
Rest Yes.

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Section 10 - Private Companies

Top10.1 - Are private companies purchasable between players?

1824 No (referring to Mountain Railways).
1829 Yes, in a public "sale by tender", at any time.
1830 Yes, at any agreed price, in the buyer's or seller's turn in a stock round, or during emergency money-raising. (The 1830 computer game does not allow this action, but that appears to be an oversight.)
1832 Yes, at any agreed price, as the buyer's purchase in a stock round. The London Investment Company can not be sold between players once it has been used to purchase a share.
1837SX, 18Dixie, 18MS Yes, at any agreed price, in the buyer's or seller's turn in a stock round.
1841 No private companies, but concessions may be bought at any agreed price during the buyer's stock turn.
1850, 1856, 1870 Yes, at any agreed price, as the buyer's purchase in a stock round.
1853, 1853 v2, 1862EA, 18Ardennes, 18EU, 18West Not applicable (no private companies).
1865 Sardinia No (referring to Maritime Companies).
1893 Private company B, the EVA, may be sold between players, in the buyer's or seller's turn in a stock round or an operating round.
18C2C, 18Mex Yes, at any agreed price, in the buyer's or seller's turn in a stock round.
18EC Yes, at any agreed price, in the buyer's or seller's turn in a stock, round, but not in the first stock round, and not the Illinois Central private.
18EZ Level 3 Yes, at any agreed price, at any time.
18GA, 18TN Yes, at any agreed price, in the buyer's or seller's turn in a stock round - if in the seller's turn, does not count as the buyer's purchase for that turn.
18NL Yes, at any agreed price, in the buyer's or seller's turn in a stock, round, but not in the first stock round, and not the HSM or SZB privates.
18US No (referring to Concessions).
Poseidon No (referring to Special cards).
Rest No.

Top10.2 - Are private companies purchasable by share companies?

1800 Once a 3 train has been sold; at face value.
1812 Yes, at from £1 to face value.
1830, 1830BC, 1856, 18C2C, 18EC, 18EZ Level 3, 18NL Once a 3 train has been sold; at from half to twice face value.
1824 No (referring to Mountain Railways).
1825, 1826, 1829, 1829 Mainline, 1835, 1837, 1851, 1854, 1858, 1860, 1862, 1880, 1893, 1895, 18Dixie, 18FL, 18GL, 18MW, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, 18Scan No.
1827 Jr. Some. One can be bought only by share companies.
1832 Once a 3 train has been sold; at from half to twice face value; the West Virginia Coal Fields may be purchased earlier at from half to face value; the London Investment Company, Central Rail Road and Canal Company and Southern Bank (if in play) may not be purchased by companies.
1837SX Yes, once a 6H train has been sold, at from half to one and a half times face value.
1838 Rheinland, 18Mex Yes, once a 3 train has been sold, most at from half to one and a half times face value.
1842 Yes, in an auction. The private company ceases to exist, and its assets are transferred.
1844 Yes, once a 3 (or 3H) train has been sold, at from 1 franc to twice face value.
1846 Yes, during phases I or II, at from $1 to face value. The Mail contract can be bought in after Phase II as it is never removed from play.
1847 The stone mine companies only, and not by major(s) in the west.
1848 Yes, once a 3/3+ train has been sold, in the price crange shown on the private company certificate.
1849v4 From phase 6 to phase 10.
1850 Once a 3 train has been sold; at from half to twice face value; the Mississippi Bridge Company and the Mesabi Mining Company may be purchased earlier at from half to face value; if the Union Pacific purchases the Credit Mobilier private it can pay up to three times face value.
1861, Steam Over Holland Once a 3 train has been sold; at from 1 to face value.
1865 Sardinia No, but they can given them (referring to Maritime Companies).
1870 Once a 3 train has been sold; at from half to twice face value; the Mississippi Bridge Company may be purchased earlier by majors on the Mississippi at from half to face value.
1873 A mining share company can buy a private mining company if it has an empty slot availabvle, at from 1 to twice face value if bought from players, or at face value if bought from the bank.
1889 Once a 3 train has been sold; at from half to twice face value, except Uno-Takamatsu Ferry after 5 train.
18AL, 18GA, 18VA Once a 3 train has been sold; at from half to one and a half times face value.
18MS Yes, From OR3 onwards, at from half to one and a half times face value.
18Neb Yes, once a 3 train has been sold, most at from half to one and a half times face value; the Morison Bridging Company may be bought for face value during phase 2; the Credit Mobilier may not be purchased for more than its face value; The UP private may not be bought by a company.
18NY Once a 4H train has been sold, from half to twice face value, first four private companies only.
18PA Yes (privates 4-9).
18TN Once a 3 train has been sold. May also be bought at face value in the first OR of the game.
18US There are no private companies, but Western Concessions may be bought once in play.
2038 Once a phase II spaceship has been sold; at from $1 to face value.
Poseidon No (referring to Special cards).
Rolling Stock As soon as share companies exist in the price range shown on the private company certificate, and always at maximum price if bought from the foreign investor. Private companies may be bought from players, the foreign investor, or other share companies.
Rest Not applicable.

Top10.3 - Does a private company prevent builds in its home hex(es) while it is owned by a player?

1800, 1812, 1825, 1827 Jr., 1830Lummerland, 1835, 1837SX, 1838 Rheinland, 1842, 1844, 1848, 1854, 1873, 1893, 18EZ Level 3, 18FL, 18MW, 18NY, 18PA, 18TN, Steam Over Holland No.
1824 No (referring to Mountain Railways).
1826, 1829 Mainline, 1831, 1841, 1847, 1851, 1853, 1853 v2, 1860, 1862EA, 1865 Sardinia, 1870, 1880, 1895, 1898, 18AL, 18Ardennes, 18Dixie, 18EZ Levels 1 and 2, 18Mex, 18MS, 18Ruhr, 18Scan, 18VA, 18West, 2038, Crisis, Rolling Stock Not applicable.
1829, 1830, 1830BC, 1832, 1846, 1850, 1856, 1858, 1889, 18C2C, 18EC, 18NL Yes.
1837 No. But it allows a company owned by the same director to build there free. Others have to pay.
1849v1&3 No (for the S.C.E., the only one that has a home hex).
1849v4 Yes (for the S.C.E., the only one that has a home hex).
1861 Yes, but only in Phase 2.
18GA Yes, except for the Waycross and Southern.
18GL Yes, unless the owner grants permission.
18Neb Yes, but only one phase 3 has begun.
18Rhl Rhineland Yes, for the PWB only, until the first 5 train is bought.
18US No (referring to Concessions).
Poseidon P1 (Troja), P2 (Knossos) and P3 (Mykene) prevent nations from establishing trading posts in their home hexes.

Top10.4 - Does using a private company's special property close it?

1800 No, except D&SL.
1812 No, except for the SEW.
1825, 1827 Jr., 1829, 1829 Mainline, 1831, 1841, 1842, 1849v1&3, 1851, 1853, 1853 v2, 1858, 1861, 1862EA, 1865 Sardinia, 1873, 1895, 1898, 18Ardennes, 18EZ Levels 1 and 2, 18PA, 18US, 18West, Crisis, Rolling Stock Not applicable.
1824 Yes (referring to ability to exchange Mountain Railways for a share in one of the Regional Railways).
1826, 1862, 18VA Yes.
1830 Only the M&H, and the B&O when it buys its first train.
1830BC Barahshum, Calah, and Der; and the First Akkadians when Akkad buys its first digging team.
1832 Only the Central Rail Road and Canal Company, when the CoG buys its first train.
1835 Yes, except that OB can do one of its two track-lays without closing.
1837, 1846, 1854, 1880, 18GA, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18TN, 2038 No.
1837SX Only the AZE, CAAE, CKE, RHSM, and the VG if used to build a free viaduct.
1838 Rheinland Only the Trajektanstalt when used by a player, or the Duisburger when used by a company.
1844 Only the P4, and it then pays 80 to its owner.
1848 Only the NAR when it buys its first train.
1849v4 Only the CNM and the SMS.
1856 Only W&S and GLSC are closed.
1860 Yes, apart from the Fishbourne Ferry Company, which never closes.
1870 No, except for making a closed port.
1889 No, except Dougo Railway.
1893 Yes, for private company A, the FdSD.
18AL No, except for New Decatur Yards.
18C2C No, except M&H, and B&O/SP when they buys their first trains.
18Dixie Yes, except for the DFPS, which closes at the start of phase 6.
18EC Only the C&A, and the IC when it buys its first train.
18EZ Level 3 Only the Harriot Milton Hotel and the Metropolis Rapid Transit Authority.
18FL Yes. The FECCTC closes when the FEC buys its first train.
18GL, 18MW Some, as stated on the private certificate.
18Mex Only the MNR when the NdM buys its first train.
18MS Only the M&O when the owning company buys a discounted train.
18Neb No, except for the Morison Bridging Company when it uses its second discount token, the Armour and Company if the Closed cattle token in placed, or when the Canadian Pacific Railroad or Credit Mobilier are be exchanged for company shares.
18NL Only the DV, and the HSM and SZB when they buy their first trains.
18NY P1, P2 and P3, yes. P6 closes when the D&H buys a train.
18Ruhr The two Pfederbahn private companies close if used to establish a railway link for a private Montan Company.
18Scan The Mine when the bonus token is bought, and the SJ when the DSB buys its first train.
Poseidon Yes, except for P4 (Poseidon).
Steam Over Holland Only the SWA, KKvI and RW.

Top10.5 - When do private companies close?

1800, 1830, 1832, 1835, 1837, 1838 Rheinland, 1848, 1851, 1862, 18EC, 18EZ Levels 3, 18FL, 18MW, 18NL, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Scan, 18TN, Steam Over Holland First 5 train.
1812 First 5 train, except for private companies #11 and #12, which are permanent.
1824 When exchanged for a share in one of the Regional Railways (referring to Mountain Railways).
1825, 1829 Mainline, 18VA Never.
1826 First 10H train, but the mail +1 and train limit +1 tokens last until an E train is sold.
1827 Jr. Various: see appendix 5.
1829 At the start of phase four. In the standard game this is when the first 7 train is bought. When playing with the additional trains from kit MSK2 this is when the first 6 train is bought. If using the optional PC rule, private companies in the bank pool close when a tile is laid on their home hex (or either hex for the L&M).
1830BC, 1841, 1898 First 4 train.
1831, 1849v1&3, 1853, 1853 v2, 1862EA, 18Ardennes, 18EZ Levels 1 and 2, 18US, 18West, Crisis Not applicable.
1837SX, 1895, 18GL First 10H train.
1842 Auctioned off at start of next OR after sale of first 5 train.
1844 First 5 train or 5H train.
1846 Phase III.
1847, 18MS First 6 train.
1849v4 First 12 train.
1850 Some or all close when the first 5 train is bought, some may survive until the first 6 train is bought.
1854 Moutain railways close on first 5 train. Local railways may close, merge, or continue.
1856 First 5 train, but the bridge and tunnel tokens are permanent, and the port token lasts until the first 6 train.
1858 Eitherafter the earnings phase of a share company, or during the final exchange round. In all cases they are exchanged for face value in cash from the bank.
1860 When exchanged for 10% shares in their associated companies, or when the Fishbourne Ferry Company is purchased.
1861 Never - they are nationalised when the first 6 train is bought and become part of the Russian State Railway.
1862 At any time when their owners choose to close them.
1865 Sardinia First 5 train if in player hands, never once transferred to a public company.
1870 First 5 train, but the port and cattle tokens last to the first 6 train.
1873 When they are not bought in the initial auction round, or when an owning player chooses to close them. Closed mining private companies can later be bought and thereby revived by mining share companies.
1880 Never. However, they stop paying their fixed income once the first 4 train is bought.
1889 First 5 train, except player's Uno-Takamatsu Ferry. Its revenue becomes 50, but may not be sold thereafter.
1893 For the FsSD, when exchanged for RB certificates, or when forced to do this after the first 5 train is bought. For the EVA, when the first 6 train is bought. For the HdSK, when the merger of the HGK takes place.
18C2C First 5 train, but the cattle, coal, fish, gold, labor, lumber and port tokens last until the first 6 train. Engineer tokens stay active until the end of the game.
18Dixie First 6+1 train.
18GA First 5 train; their artefacts persist longer.
18Mex First 5 train, except for the SR, which closes when the fifth 3 train is bought.
18Neb When the first 5/7 train is bought.
18NY First 12H train.
18PA When converted to the NYC (privates 1-3) or acquired by a company (privates 4-9).
18Ruhr The BME closes when the first 4 train is sold. The other private companies close if still open when the first 5 train is sold.
2038 Phase V.
Poseidon When their special powers are used, except for P4 (Poseidon).
Rolling Stock When the owner chooses to close them.

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1825, 1829 Mainline, 1860 You can sell them to the bank in a stock round for 30 less than face value. Once they are in the bank pool, they can be bought in a stock round for face value.
1829 If using the optional PC rule, you can sell them to the bank in a stock round for 30 less than face value. Once they are in the bank pool, they can be bought in a stock round for face value.
1858 You can exchange a private for a share in stock rounds and the final exchange round.
Rolling Stock Throughout the game, new private companies appear and are sold in auctions.
Rest No.

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Section 11 - Directorship/Presidency of a Share Company

Top11.1 - Can you sell the Director's certificate into the bank pool?

1824 No. Note that there is no bank pool as such, so this refers to the bank in general.
1825, 1829, 1853, 1853 v2, 1860, 1862EA Yes, and is then operated by official receiver if no other player becomes the Director.
1826, 18EU Yes, after a bankruptcy; but it must then be immediately transferred to a player using the normal change of presidency rules, or the company is permanently closed.
1835, 1837, 1838 Rheinland, 1842, 1847 Yes, after a bankruptcy.
1841 No, but one can end up there after a bankruptcy, a merger, or the Ferdinandean secession, and is then "freezed".
1873, Crisis No, but it can get there in receivership.
18EZ Level 1 Not Applicable (no share dealing).
18MS Yes.
18Neb Yes, but it will immediately be exchanged for ordinary certificates with the new President.
18Ardennes, 18Scan, 18US, 18West No, but it can end up there after a bankruptcy.
Rolling Stock Yes, but it will be immediately exchanged for an ordinary share certificate with the new President.
Rest No.

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1824 No. Note that there is no bank pool as such, so this refers to the bank in general.
1830BC Not applicable.
1832 Yes. If the new president of a System has any vice-president's certificates, they must be included in the exchange.
1841, 1898 For a historic company, only after a 4-train has been bought (presidencies are protected by ownership of concessions).
18EZ Level 1 Not Applicable (no share dealing).
Poseidon Yes, although this happens at the end of the merchant round, and the player who holds more merchants than the current King may decline the option to take control of the nation.
Rolling Stock Not required.
Rest Yes.

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1829 Whoever has held the most stock for longest.
1829 Mainline, 1893, Steam Over Holland Not stated. For convenience of play, treat as stated under 'Rest'.
1841 Next qualifying human shareholder on seller's left, then companies in order of share value, highest first.
1842 It is offered to the tying players in turn, starting on the seller's left. If the others all refuse, the last one round must accept.
1844, 1873, Rolling Stock Next qualifying player in SR order.
1853, 1853 v2 Whoever has held at least one share in that company for longest.
1898 If a player sells shares: as 1841. If a corporation sells shares: players in seating order, starting with the priority deal, then companies in order of share value, highest first.
18EZ Level 1 Not Applicable (no share dealing).
Crisis The last qualifying player (not in receivership) in round order.
Poseidon Next qualifying player on seller's left, although they may decline the option to take control of the nation.
Rest Next qualifying player on seller's left.

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Section 12 - Game Phases

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1800
Train Phase Effects
- 1 Yellow tiles
2 2 Train limit two, lowest OBH
3 3 Green tiles, 2 ORs, privates may be bought by companies
4 4 2 trains rust, middle OBH
5 5 Brown tiles, 3 ORs, all E trains available, privates close
E 6 3 train rusts, grey tiles, train limit three

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1812
Train Phase Effects
2/1G 2 Train limit two/-, yellow tiles, use yellow value for OBH/mines/N-S bonuses, 2 ORs
3/2G 3 Train limit two/four, green tiles, use green value for OBH/mines/N-S bonuses, minor companies may merge or convert
4/3+2G 4 Train limit one/three, 2/1G trains rust, brown tiles, use brown value for OBH/mines/N-S bonuses, minor companies can no longer be started
5/4+2G 5 Train limit -/two, 3/2G trains rust, use grey value for OBH/mines/N-S bonuses, private companies close (except for #11 and #12), train trade-ins are allowed, 3D/2+2G trains available immediately
3D/2+2G 6 -

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1824
Train Phase Effects
- 1 Yellow tiles
2 2 1g trains available, lower mine values, at the end of each set of operating rounds, a 'normal' (non-goods) train is sold abroad
3 3 Green tiles, 2 ORs, 2g trains available, Mountain Railways and Coal Railways may be exchanged, companies can buy trains from each other
4 4 2 trains rust, 3g trains available (1g trains rust when the first 3g or later is bought), Mountain Railways must be exchanged, train limit three for Regional Railways, four for the Staatsbahnen, the Suedbahn is founded at the end of the current operating round
5 5 Brown tiles, Coal Railways must be exchanged, higher mine values, the Ungarische Staatsbahn is founded at the end of the current operating round
6 6 3 trains rust, 4g trains available (2g trains rust when the first 4g or later is bought), 3 ORs, train limit two for Regional Railways and three for the Staatsbahnen, the k&k Staatsbahn is founded at the end of the current operating round
8 7 Grey tiles, 4 trains rust, 5g trains available (3g trains rust when the first 5g is bought)
10 8 5 trains rust

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1825
Train Phase Effects
2 One Train limit four, yellow tiles, 1 OR
3 Two Green tiles, 2 ORs
4 - -
5 Three Brown tiles, 2 trains rust, train limit three, 3 ORs
6 Four Grey tiles, no train limit
7 - 3 trains rust

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1826
Train Phase Effects
2H 2H Train limit four, 1 OR, top OBH
4H 4H Green tiles, 2 ORs, top OBH
6H 6H 2H trains rust, train limit three, trains can be bought across, top OBH
10H 10H Brown tiles, 4H trains rust, train limit two, 3 ORs, second OBH
E E 6H trains rust, third OBH
TGV TGV Grey tiles, bottom OBH

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1827Jr
Train Phase Effects
1H 1H Train limit four, 1 OR
2H 2H Green tiles, 2 ORs, privates may be bought by share companies, more share companies available, more privates available
3H 3H 1H trains rust, train limit three, bonds available, another private available
4H 4H 2H trains rust, prestige items available, another private available
5H 5H Brown tiles, 3 ORs, high value for OBHs, another private available
P8H P8H 3H trains rust
F7H F7H 4H trains rust, 5H trains require maintenance

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1829
Train Phase Effects
2 One Train limit four, 1 OR
3 Two Green tiles, 2 ORs
4 - -
5 Three Brown tiles, 2 trains rust, train limit three, 3 ORs
7 Four Grey tiles, 3 trains rust, train limit two, 4 ORs

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1829 Mainline
There are no phases as such.
Tiles must be promoted in the standard sequence yellow-green-russet-grey, and trains purchased in the order stated.
Trains do not become obsolete.
There are always three operating rounds between stock rounds.

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1830
Train Phase Effects
2 Yellow Train limit four, 1 OR, lower value for OBHs
3 Green Green tiles, privates may be bought by companies, 2 ORs
4 - 2 trains rust, train limit three
5 Brown Brown tiles, train limit two, 3 ORs, higher values for OBHs, privates close
6 - 3 trains rust, D trains available immediately
D - 4 trains rust

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1830BC
Train Phase Effects
1+1 1 Harvest 20, 6 water per river
2 2 Harvest 20, 6 water per river
3 3 Harvest 25, 6 water per river, 1+1s rust, indies may be bought by companies
4 4 Harvest 25, 7 water per river, 2s rust, indies close
M 5 Harvest 30, 8 water per river, 3s rust

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1831
Train Phase Effects
2 One Yellow tiles, train limit Five, 1 OR
3 Two Green tiles, corporations may have station and rail yard in same city
4 Three Blue tiles, train limit four, 2 ORs, 2 certificate block buys allowed
5 Four 2 trains rust, train limit three, station token cost and payout increase
6 Five 3 trains rust
7 Six Red tiles, 4 trains rust, 4 ORs, 4 certificate block buys allowed
9 Seven 5 trains rust, train limit two, station token cost and payout increase
12 Eight Mergers cease
15 Nine 6 trains rust

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1832
Train Phase Effects
2 Two Yellow tiles, train limit 4, 1 OR, West Virginia Coal Fields may be bought by companies for from half to face value, first value for OBHs and the West Virginia Coal Fields
3 Three Green tiles, 2 ORs, other privates may be bought by companies, Key West token may be placed
4 Four Train limit 3, 2 trains rust, eligible companies may merge
5 Five Brown tiles, privates other than the Southern Bank (if in play) close, train limit 2, 3 ORs, second value for OBHs and the West Virginia Coal Fields
6 Six Train limit 2, 3 trains rust, port and cotton tokens removed, last chance for mergers
8 Eight 4 trains rust, third value for OBHs and the West Virginia Coal Fields, Key West token removed
10 Ten -
12 Twelve 5 trains rust

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1835
Train Phase Effects
2 1 Train limit four for majors, two for minors, two tile lays by majors
2+2 - -
3 2 Green tiles, transfer of trains, 2 ORs, one tile lay per company, mid value for OBHs, trains may be bought from other companies
3+3 - -
4 - 2 trains rust, train limit three for major, one for minors, Prussian may start
4+4 - 2+2 trains rust, Prussian must start
5 3 Brown tiles, train limit two for majors, three for the Prussian, high value for OBHs, 3 ORs, all minors must fold into Prussian, all privates close
5+5 - -
6 - 3 trains rust
6+6 - 3+3 trains rust

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1837
Train Phase Effects
2 1 Train limit four for majors, two for minors
3 2 Green tiles, transfer of trains, 2 ORs, Bosnia-Herzegovina open, passes may be built without help of mountain railways, 2G trains available, train limit three for majors, trains may be bought from other companies
3+1 - Train limit one for non-Hungarian minors and for coal companies
4 - 2 trains rust, 3G trains available (once 2Gs have sold out), Italy secedes, Bozen upgraded to green, Sudbahn launched, K+K may be launched, train limit for Sudbahn and K+K is four
3G - 1G trains rust
4E - Hungarian may launch - its train limit is four
4+1 - K+K must launch
5 3 Brown tiles, train limit two (three for fused companies), 3 ORs, 4G trains available (once 3Gs have sold out), Hungarian must launch, private companies close, coal companies fused into majors
4G - 2G trains rust
5+2 - 3+1 trains rust

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1837SX
Train Phase Effects
- 1 Train limit four, yellow tiles, new corporations start as 'small' corporations
4H 2 Lowest value for OBHs
6H 3 Green tiles, 2 ORs, privates may be bought by companies
8H 4 4H trains rust, train limit three
10H 5 Brown tiles, 'small' corporations may be exchanged for shares in the KSStBE, train limit three for KSStBE and two for other corporations, new coporations start as 'large' corporations, 3 ORs, privates closed, middle value for OBHs
12H 6 6H trains rust, private company tokens removed, train limit one for 'small' corporations
16H 7 Grey tiles, 8H trains rust, 6N trains available, highest value for OBHs
6N 8 Secondary Railway tokens owned by companies are removed from the game

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1838 Rheinland
Train Phase Effects
2 1 Train limit four, two tile lays
2+2 - -
3 2 Green tiles, transfer of trains, 2 ORs, mid value for OBHs, trains may be bought from other companies
3+3 - -
4 - 2 trains rust, train limit three
4+4 - 2+2 trains rust
5 3 Brown tiles, train limit two, high value for OBHs, 3 ORs, privates close
5+5 - -
6 - 3 trains rust
6+6 - 3+3 trains rust, Specialisation trains available
Specialisation - 4 trains rust

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1841
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Train limit four for majors, two for minors
3 3 Green tiles, 2 ORs, two track-lays per major, track-lays across borders, non-historic companies may start
4 4 2 trains rust, borders change, IRSSF split, Tuscan merge, mid values for OBHs, train limit three for majors, two for minors
5 5 3 trains rust, borders change again, brown tiles, 3 ORs, one track-lay per major
6 6 High values for OBHs, train limit two for majors, one for minors
7 7 4 trains rust
8 8 5 trains rust

[ Note the wonderfully simple naming of the phases in 1841. I hope other designers will adopt this system.]

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1842
Train Phase Effects
1 Yellow Train limit four, 1 OR
2 - -
3 Green 1 trains rust, train limit three, green tiles, 2 ORs, privates may be bought by companies, trains may be bought from other companies
4 - 2 trains rust
5 Brown Brown tiles, train limit two, 3ORs, higher values for OBHs
6 - 3 trains rust
7 - 4 trains rust

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1844
Train Phase Effects
2/2H Yellow Train limit four, 1 OR
3/3H Green 2 trains become 2Hs, green tiles, 2 ORs, privates may be bought by companies, trains may be bought from other companies, special properties of privates may be used
4/4H - 2H trains rust, 3 trains become 3Hs, train limit 3
5/5H Brown Brown tiles, train limit two, 3ORs, SBB forms at end of current OR
6 - 3H trains rust, 4 trains become 4Hs, companies that have not floated will be fully capitalised without need to destinate
7 - 4H trains rust, 5 trains become 5Hs, grey tiles available

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1846
Train Phase Effects
2 I Train limit four, 2 ORs, privates may be bought by companies
3/5 or 4 II Green tiles
4/6 or 5 III 2 trains phased out, brown tiles, train limit three, higher values for OBHs, privates close
7/8 or 6 IV 2 train removed, 3/5 and 4 trains phased out, grey tiles, train limit two, private company marker removed (but not the Mail Contract)

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1847 [This needs checking ]
Train Phase Effects
3 Yellow Train limit four (two), two tile lays, no development of others' home bases
3+3 - -
4 Green Green tiles, transfer of trains, 2 ORs, one tile-lay per company, mid value for OBHs, stone mines may be bought, others' home bases may be developed
4+4 - 3 trains rust
4 - Train limit three (one)
5 - Brown tiles, 3 ORs, high value for OBHs (in alternative version, 3+3 trains rust)
5+5 Brown 3+3 trains rust (in normal version), train limit 2, stone mines except Rammelsbach close
6 - -
6+6 - (In alternative version, 4 trains rust)

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1848
Train Phase Effects
2/2+ 2 Yellow tiles, lay one tile, train limit four, 1 OR
3/3+ 3 Green tiles, lay two yellow tiles, 2 ORs, privates may be bought by companies, companies may buy trains from each other, loans may be taken out, Bank of England minimum dividend of 10
4/4+ 4 2 trains rust, train limit three
5/5+ 5 Brown tiles, train limit two, 3 ORs, private companies close, 2E (The Ghan) trains available, Bank of England minimum dividend of 20
6/6+ 6 3 trains rust, COM can operate without needing a link from Adelaide to Sydney
8/D 8 Grey tiles, 4 trains rust, Bank of England minimum dividend of 30

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1849
Train Phase Effects
4 4 Train limit four, companies may start at 68 or 100
6 6 Green tiles, 2 ORs, companies may also start at 144, (v4 only, privates may be bought by companies)
8 8 4 trains rust, mid value for OBHs, train limit three
10 10 6 trains rust, red tiles, train limit two, 3 ORs, companies may also start at 216
12 12 Earthquake, high value for OBHs (v4 only, privates eliminated, and if playing the electric variant, electric tokens and trains are available)
16 16 8 trains rust, R6 trains available immediately, share prices may enter the final section of the stock market
R6 - -

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1850
Train Phase Effects
2 Two Train limit 4, 1 OR, Mississippi Bridge Company and Mesabi Mining Company may be bought by companies for from half to face value, first value for OBHs and the Mesabi Mining Company
3 Three Green tiles, 2 ORs, all privates may be bought by companies
4 Four Train limit 3, 2 trains rust
5 Five Brown tiles, privates close unless special tile lays have not been used, surviving privates may not be bought by companies, train limit 2, 3 ORs, second value for OBHs and the Mesabi Mining Company
6 Six Train limit 2, 3 trains rust, all remaining privates close
8 Eight Grey tiles, 4 trains rust, third value for OBHs and the Mesabi Mining Company
10 Ten -
12 Twelve 5 trains rust

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1851
Train Phase Effects
2 Two Train limit 4, 1 OR, reds and specials use small values, one yellow
3 Three Two yellows/one green, 2 ORs
4 Four Train limit 3, reds and specials use middle value, 2 trains rust
5 Five Brown tiles, privates close, train limit 2, 3 ORs
6 Six 3 trains rust, reds and specials use high values
8 Eight 4 trains rust, grey tile

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1853v2
Train Phase Effects
2 1 Train limit four, 1 OR*
3 2 Green tiles, 2 ORs*, 2M trains available
4 3 Brown tiles, 3 ORs*, train limit three, 2 trains rust, 3M trains available
5 4 Grey tiles, train limit two 4, 3 trains and 2M trains rust, 4M trains available
6 - -

* or one extra if the holder of the elephant so decides

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1853v2
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Train limit four, 1 OR*
3 3 Green tiles, 2 ORs*, 2M trains available
4 4 Brown tiles, 3 ORs*, train limit three, 2 trains and 1M trains rust, 3M trains available
5 5 Grey tiles, train limit two 4, 3 trains and 2M trains rust, 4M trains available
6 - -

* or one extra if the holder of the elephant so decides

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1854
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Train limit four for majors, two for locals, 1+ trains available
3 3 Green tiles, 2 ORs, 2+ trains then 3+ trains available, green values for OBJs
4 4 1+ trains and 2 trains rust, train limit three for majors, one for locals
5 5 Brown tiles, 2+ trains rust, train limit two for majors and major locals, brown tiles, 3 ORs, brown values for OBHs, mountains close, locals may close, merge or continue
6 6 3 trains and 3+ trains rust
8 8 Grey tiles, 4 trains rust, grey values for OBHs
rusted 4 - Rusted 2 trains rust again

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1856
Train Phase Effects
2 One Train limit four
3 Two Green tiles, privates may be bought by companies, 2 ORs
4 Three 2 trains rust, train limit three
5 Four Brown tiles, privates close, 3 ORs, use '5' value for OBHs, train limit two
6 Five 3 trains rust, repay loans, CGR starts, villages can go, port token dies, diesels available, grey tiles
D Six 4 trains rust, use bottom value for OBHs

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1858
Train Phase Effects
2H 2 Train limit four/three, first 17 private companies available, 2 ORs, yellow broad tiles, use yellow off-board value
4H/2M 3 Green and yellow narrow tiles, all private companies available, use green off-board value
6H/3M 4 2H trains wounded, train limit three/two
5E/4M 5 Brown tiles, train limit two, all companies convert to 10-share, private companies close at end of OR, use brown off-board value
6E/5M 6 2H trains rust, 4H/2M trains wounded
7E/6M 7 Grey tiles, 4H/2M trains rust, 6H/3M trains wounded, 5D trains available, 6H/3M trains rust when fifth 7E/6M/5D bought

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1860
Train Phase Effects
2+1 2 Train limit four, use yellow off-board value
3+2 3 Green tiles, companies can redeem shares, 2 ORs, use green off-board value
4+2 4 2+1 trains rust, train limit three
5+3 5 Brown tiles, 3 ORs, use brown off-board value
6+3 6 3+2 trains rust, train limit two, Fishbourne Shipping Company available
7+4 7 4+2 trains rust
8+4 8 5+3 trains rust, sales do not affect share prices, certificate limit abolished
9+5 9 Southern Railway forms, no more track or base building after next stock round
Game End British Rail is formed, end-game starts, 4 ORs between which companies are closed

The Game End phase begins when all player controlled companies have at least one train.

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1861
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Train limit four/two, first ten minor companies available, use yellow off-board value, 2 ORs
3 3 Green tiles, all minor companies available, track may be built on private company hexes, companies may buy privates, minor companies may merge or convert, use green off-board value
4 4 2 trains rust, train limit three/one, public companies may be started, Russian State Railway starts operating
5 5 Brown tiles, minor companies can no longer be started, use brown off-board value
6 6 Grey tiles, 3 trains rust, train limit two/one, private companies nationalised, use grey off-board value
7 7 -
8 8 4 trains rust, 5+5E trains become available, all remaining minor companies nationalised

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1862
Train Phase Effects
2 One Train limit four
3 Two Green tiles, companies can redeem shares, 2 ORs
4 Three 2 trains rust, train limit three
5 Four Brown tiles, privates close, 3 ORs, use right value for OBHs, bonus values rise, debt interest drops, train limit two
6 Five 3 trains rust, diesels available, debt interest drops, grey tiles
8 Six 4 trains rust
10 Seven -

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1862EA
Train Phase Effects
A A Yellow tiles, train limit three of each type, 1 OR, A-B off-board values
B B Green tiles, 2 ORs
C C Un-warrantied A trains rust, C-D off-board values
D D Russet tiles, 3 ORs
E E Unwarrantied B trains rust, train limit two of each type, E-H off-board values
F F Un-warrantied C trains rust
G G Un-warrantied D trains rust, train limit three in total
H H Game end is triggered, sale of shares no longer causes share prices to fall

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1865 Sardinia
Train Phase Effects
- 1 Assign Maritime Companies, 2ORs
PH2 2 Yellow tiles, train limit four, all companies start as Minor, starting values 60 to 100 available, Minor companies can convert to Major, Maritime Companies can be transferred
PH3 3 Green tiles, train limit three, starting values from 60 to 130 available
PH4 4 PH2 trains rust
PH5 5 Brown tiles, all companies start as Major, starting values from 60 to 150 available, Maritime Companies in player hands close
PH6 6 PH3 trains rust, train limit two
PH7 7 Grey tiles, PH4 trains rust

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1870
Train Phase Effects
2 One Train limit four
3 Two Green tiles, privates may be bought by companies, 2 ORs
4 Three 2 trains rust, train limit three
5 Four Brown tiles, privates close, 3 ORs, use mid value for OBHs, train limit two
6 Five 3 trains rust, port and cattle tokens go, grey tiles
8 Six 4 trains rust, use bottom value for OBHs
10 Seven -
12 Eight 5 trains rust

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1873
Train Phase Effects
- 1 Yellow tiles, 1 OR, concessions active: HBE, GHE
2 2 2-switchers available, concessions possible: NWE, SHE, KEZ
3 3 Green tiles, 2 ORs, maintenance for 1 machines and trains, 3-switchers available, concessions active: NWE, SHE, KEZ, concessions possible: WBE, QLB
4 4 Maintenance for 2 machines and trains, 4-switchers available, concessions active: WBE, QLB
5 5 Brown tiles, 3 ORs, 5-switchers available
D D Grey tiles, maintenance for 2 machines and trains

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1876v2
Train Phase Effects
Yellow Train limit four
Yellow -
Green Green tiles, 1½ trains rust, privates may be bought by companies, 2 ORs
Green 2½ trains rust, train limit three
Brown Brown tiles, privates close, train limit two, 3 ORS
Brown 3½ trains rust, diesels available
D Grey Grey tiles, 4½ trains rust

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1880
Train Phase Effects
2 A1 Yellow tiles, train limit four, companies open with 20%, 50% capitalisation, only 5 shares available. yellow off-board value
2+2 A2 -
3 B1 Green tiles, companies open with 30%, 100% capitalisation for companies that have 50% shares in play, all 10 shares available, companies may lay two yellow tiles, green off-board value
3+3 B2 Train limit three
4 B3 2 trains rust, companies open with 40%, Communist Takeover occurs (no share price movement, no sales of shares by Directors, private companies cease paying income, Foreigh Investors become inactive)
4+4 C1 2+2 trains rust, brown tiles
6 C2 3 trains rust, companies open with 60% restored 2 trains available, Shanghair Stock Exchange re-opens (normal share trading, normal share price movement)
6E C3 3+3 trains rust, train limit 2
8 D1 4 trains rust, grey tiles, cost of station markers doubled. When the second 8 train is sold the last stock round occurs, each company operates 3 more times, and the game ends
8E D2 4+4 trains rust
10 D3 -

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1889
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Yellow tiles, train limit four, 1 OR, left off-board value
3 3 Green tiles, 2 ORs, privates may be sold
4 4 2 trains rust, train limit three
5 5 Brown tiles, train limit two, 3 ORs, middle off-board value, privates (except player's Uno-Takamatsu Ferry) are closed
6 6 3 trains rust, D-trains available immediately
D 7 4 trains rust, right off-board value for D-trains, middle off-board value for 5/6 trains

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1893
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Yellow tiles, train limit major three/minor two, lowest off-board value, Rhine may not be crossed
3 3 Green tiles, companies may buy trains from other companies, middle off-board value, Rhine may be crossed
4 4 2 trains rust, AGV shares may be bought, AGV can be started
5 5 Brown tiles, train limit major two/minor one, AGV must be started, HGK shares may be bought, HGK can be started, FsSD must be exchanged, highest off-board value
6 6 3 trains rust, 8+x trains available, HGK must be started, EVA closes
8+x 8+x 4 trains rust

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1895
Train Phase Effects
2H Yellow Train limit three, 1 OR, use yellow off-board value
3H - 2 ORs
4H Green Green tiles, 2H trains rust, use green off-board value
5H - -
6H - 3H trains rust
8H - 4H trains rust, two yellow tiles may be laid one one turn
10H Brown Brown tiles, 5H trains rust, train limit two, 3 ORs, private company closes, use brown off-board value
12H - 6H trains rust
16H - 8H trains rust

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1898
Train Phase Effects
1 - Start of the game, concessions phase
2 2 Train limit four for majors, two for minors
3 3 Green tiles, 2 ORs, two track-lays per major, non-historic companies may start
4 4 2 trains rust, TDF split, Rhône Valley merge, second values for OBHs, train limit three for majors, two for minors, two track-lays per minor
5 5 3 trains rust, brown tiles, 3 ORs
6 6 Third values for OBHs, train limit two for majors, one for minors
7 7 4 trains rust, grey tiles, 4 ORs
8 8 Highest values for OBHs, 5 trains rust

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18AL
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Train limit four, 1 OR
3 3 Green tiles, privates may be bought by companies, 2 ORs
4 4 2 trains rust, train limit three, companies may buy multiple trains per turn
5 5 Brown tiles, train limit two, 3ORs, higher values for OBHs, privates close
6 6 3 trains rust
7 7 4 trains wounded
4D 4D Grey tiles

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18Ardennes
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Public company train limit four, 2 ORs
3 3 Green tiles
4 4 2 trains rust, public company train limit three
5 5 Brown tiles, public company train limit two
6/4D 6 3 trains rust

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18C2C
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Train limit four, 1 OR
3 3 Green tiles, privates may be bought by companies, 2 ORs
4 4 2 trains rust, merger companies may now be formed, train limit three (three per train shell where relevant), engineer and labor tokens available for purchase if the Colorado Engineers and Central Pacific privates not yet sold to a company
5 5 Brown tiles, train limit two (two per train shell where relevant), 3 ORs, use '5' value for OBHs, privates close
6 6 3 trains rust, grey tiles, the Amtrak company forms, remove cattle, coal, fish, gold, labor, lumber and port tokens
8 8 4 trains rust,  the Conrail company forms, use '8' value for OBHs (use '5' value if '8' value not present)
10 10 Use '10' value for OBHs
12 12 5 trains rust

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18Dixie
Train Phase Effects
- 1 Yellow tiles, train limit four, only one new train may be purchased each OR, 2 ORs, yellow off-board values
2 2 -
3 3 Green tiles
4 4 2 trains rust
5 5 -
6+1 6 Brown tiles, 3 trains rust, multiple new trains may be purchased, privates close, brown off-board values
7+3 7 4 trains rust, 2D/4D and 5D trains available
2D/4D 8 Grey tiles, SCL merger may occur if/when a 4D is purchased
5D 9 5 trains rust, ICG merger may occur if the SCL merger has not occurred

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18EC
Train Phase Effects
2 Yellow Yellow tiles, train limit four, 1 OR, lower value for OBHs, Mail Contracts and Knoxville
3 Green Green tiles, privates may be bought by companies, trains may be bought from other companies, 2 ORs
4 - 2 trains rust, train limit three
5 Brown Brown tiles, train limit two, 3 ORs, higher values for OBHs, Mail Contracts and Knoxville, privates close
6 - 3 trains rust, D trains available immediately
D - 4 trains rust

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18EU
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Train limit four for majors, two for minors
3 3 Green tiles, Pullmans available
4 4 2 trains rust, train limit three for majors, one for minors
5 5 Brown tiles, train limit two for majors, one for minors, minors will close by next SR, higher values for OBHs
6 6 3 trains rust
8 8 Grey tiles, 4 trains rust

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18EZ Level 1
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Train limit one of each type of train
3 3 Green tiles
4 4 -
5 5 Brown tiles, 2 trains rust

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18EZ Level 2
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Train limit three
3 3 Green tiles
4 4 2 trains rust
5 5 Brown tiles
6 6 3 trains rust, train limit two

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18EZ Level 3
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Train limits major three/minor two
3 3 Green tiles, privates may be bought by major companies
4 4 2 trains rust, Black Line shares available
5 5 Brown tiles, private companies close, Black Line opens, system train limit four
6 6 3 trains rust, train limits system three/major two
8 8 Grey tiles, 4 trains rust

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18FL
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Train limit two for five-shares companies, top value for OBHs
3 3 Green tiles, train limit two for five-shares companies, four for ten-shares companies, five-share companies may become ten-share companies
4 4 2 trains rust, train limit one for five-shares companies, three for ten-shares companies
5 5 Brown tiles, train limit two for ten-shares companies, remaiing five-share companies become ten-share companies, privates close, port token removed, bottom value for OBHs
6/3E 6/3E Grey tiles, 3 trains rust, Key West Extension is destroyed (but may be rebuilt)

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18GA
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Train limit four, 1 OR
3 3 Green tiles, privates may be bought by companies, 2 ORs
4 4 2 trains rust, train limit three, companies may buy multiple trains per turn
5 5 Brown tiles, train limit two, 3 ORs, higher values for OBHs, privates close
6 6 3 trains rust
8 8 4 trains rust

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18GL
Train Phase Effects
2H 2H Train limit four, 1 OR, top par value $100
4H 4H Green tiles, 2 ORs, top par value $140
6H 6H 2H trains rust, train limit three, second values for OBHs, trains may be purchased from other companies
10H 10H 4H trains rust, brown tiles, train limit two, 3 ORs, third values for OBHs, top par value $200, privates close, CONRAIL may form, double jumps are possible
E E 6H trains rust, tokens removed, CONRAIL may form
D D Grey tiles

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18Mex
Train Phase Effects
- 1 Yellow tiles, train limit three, 1 OR, NdM shares may not be bought, only one train may be bought from the bank, lower values for OBHs
2 2 -
3 3 Green tiles for major companies, 2 ORs, privates (except for the MNR) may be bought by companies
5th 3 Minor companies close and shares are traded in, NdM shares may be bought, NdM train limit four
4 4 2 trains rust, train limit 2 (NdM three), more than one train may be bought from the bank
5 5 Brown tiles, 3 ORs, private companies close, NdM merger may occur, higher values for OBHs
6 6 3 trains rust
2nd 6 4 trains rust
4D 4D Grey tiles

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18MS
Train Phase Effects
- 1 Yellow tiles, train limit three, only one new train may be purchased each OR, 2 ORs, yellow off-board values
2 2 -
3 3 Triggered by the start of OR3, major companies may buy private companies, green tiles available once the first 3 train is bought
4 4 2 trains rust
5 5 3 trains rust after OR6
6 6 Brown tiles, private companies close, brown off-board values, 4 trains rust after OR8
2D/4D/5D 6 Grey tile available
- 7 Triggered by the end of the OR10 - game over

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18MW
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Train limit four, 1 OR
3 3 Green tiles, privates may be bought by companies, 2 ORs
4 4 2 trains rust, train limit three, higher values for OBHs
5 5 Brown tiles, 3 trains rust, privates close, companies may merge
6 6 4 trains rust, train limit two, villages may be upgraded or abolished, properties of privates cease
8 8 Grey tiles, higher values for OBHs
10 10 5 trains rust
D D 6 trains rust

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18Neb
Train Phase Effects
2+2 2 Train limit four, 2 ORs
3+3 3 Green tiles, privates may be bought by companies, green values for OBHs
4+4 4 2+2 trains rust, train limit three
5/7 5 Brown tiles, privates close, brown values for OBHs, Local Companies become available
6/8 6 3+3 trains rust, train limit two for ten-share companies, private tokens removed, 4D trains available
4D 4D Grey tiles, 4+4 trains rust

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18NL
Train Phase Effects
2 Yellow Train limit four, 1 OR, lower value for OBHs
3 Green Green tiles, privates may be bought by companies, trains may be bought from other companies, 2 ORs
4 - 2 trains rust, train limit three
5 Brown Brown tiles, train limit two, 3 ORs, higher values for OBHs, privates close
6 - 3 trains rust, D trains available immediately
D - 4 trains rust

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18NY
Train Phase Effects
2H 2H Train limit major four/minor two, 20% sales float companies, 1 OR, lower value for OBHs
4H 4H Green tiles, some privates may be bought by companies, 30% sales float companies, 2 ORs, second value for OBHs
6H 6H 2H trains rust, train limit major three/minor one, 40% sales float companies
12H 12H Brown tiles, train limit major two/minor one, 50% sales float companies, 3 ORs, privates close, third value for OBHs, NYC Formation Round will occur before the next SR if not already taken place
5DE 5DE 4H trains rust, 60% sales float companies with full capitalisation
D D Grey tiles, 6H trains rust, highest value for OBHs

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18PA
Train Phase Effects
- 0 Private company auction
- 1 Initial stock round
2 2 Yellow tiles, train limit 2, 2 ORs, yellow off-board value
3 3 Green tiles, station markers worth $10, green off-board values
4 4 2 trains rust, NYC forms, companies may convert to 10-share companies and acquire local companies
5 5 Brown tiles, station markers worth $20, 3D trains available, brown off-board values
3D 3D Grey tiles, 3 train rust, station markers worth $30

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18Rhl Rhineland
Train Phase Effects
2 Yellow Yellow tiles, train limit four, 1 OR, lower value for OBHs, Montan bonus of 20
3 Green Green tiles, 2 ORs, trains may be bought from other companies
4 - 2 trains rust, train limit 3
5 Brown Brown tiles, train limit two, higher value for OBHs, 3 ORs, privates close, 6 trains available, Montan bonus of 40
6 - 3 trains rust, Rheingold-Express (8 trains) available
8 Grey Grey tiles, 4 trains rust

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18Ruhr
Train Phase Effects
- 2 Yellow tiles, train limit four, development markers A and B available, switch engine W1 available, 2 ORs, lowest values for OBHs
3 3 Green tiles, development markers C available, switch engine W2 available
4 4 2 trains rust, train limit three, development markers A become inactive, development markers D available, switch engine W3 available, Montan Round follows 2 ORs, BME private closes
5 5 Brown tiles, train limit two, development markers B become inactive, development markers E available, higher values for OBHs, remaining privates close
6 6 3 trains rust, switch engines W1 rust, 8 trains available immediately, remaining active pMCs converted to passive pMCs after the next Montan Round
8 8 Grey tiles, 4 trains rust, development markers C become inactive, 3 ORs

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18Scan
Train Phase Effects
- 2 Yellow tiles, train limit -/4/2 (for SJ/companies/minors), two shares needed to open a company, incremental company funding, lowest values for OBHs
3/2+2 3 Green tiles, three shares needed to open a company, middle values for OBHs
4/3+3 4 2/1+1 trains rust, train limit -/3/1, four shares needed to open a company
5/4+4 5 Brown tiles, 3/2+2 trains rust, private and minor companies close, SJ eligible to form, train limit 3/2/-, five shares needed to open a company, full company funding, highest values for OBHs
5E 5E 4D trains available immediately
4D 4D 4/3+3 trains rust

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18TN
Train Phase Effects
- 1 Yellow tiles, train limit four, lowest values for OBHs
2 2 -
3 3 Green tiles, privates may be bought by companies, 2 ORs
- Occurs when four of the five 3 trains have been purchased - the American Civil War is triggered
4 4 Brown tiles, train limit three, 2 trains rust, companies can buy more than one train from the bank per round
5 5 Brown tiles, train limit two, private companies close, highest values for OBHs, 3 ORs
6 6 3 trains rust
- Occurs when both 6 trains have been purchased - 4 trains become obsolete and run once more before rusting
8 8 Grey tiles

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18US
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Yellow and green tiles, train limit two, 2 ORs
3 3 -
4 4 2 trains rust, conduct the Western Railroad Convention after the pair of operating rounds during which the first 4 train is purchased or discarded
3E/2G 3E/2G Brown tiles, in the first operating round after the Western Railroad Convention, companies may exchange a single 4 train for a 2G train for $250
4E/3G 4E/3G 3 trains rust, 1H/2H trains available, Systems may be formed with a train limit of four
1H/2H 1H/2H -
5E/4G 5E/4G 4 trains rust, grey tiles

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18VA
Train Phase Effects
2/1G 2 Yellow tiles, train limit four/two, lowest values for OBHs, 1 OR
3/2G 3 Green tiles, privates may be bought by companies, 2 ORs, five-share companies may convert
4/3G 4 2/1G trains rust, train limit three/one
5/4G 5 Brown tiles, train limit two/one, 3 ORs, highest values for OBHs, 3/2G trains rust, five-share companies must convert
6/5G 6 4D trains available
4D 4D Grey tiles, 4/3G trains rust

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18West
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Yellow tiles, train limit four/two, lowest values for OBHs, 2 ORs
3 3 Green tiles, privates may be bought by companies, companies may buy trains from other companies
4 4 2 trains rust, train limit three/two, may perform Mergers and Acquisitions and issue stock
5 5 Brown tiles, may abandon Land Grants, new Land Grant companies start as public companies, middle values for OBHs
6 6 3 trains rust, 4D trains available, new companies start fully funded, no restrictions on treasury stock buying
4D 4D Grey tiles, 4 trains rust, highest values for OBHs

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2038
Train Phase Effects
5/1, 3/2 I Spaceship limit four for corporations, two for independents, companies may only buy new ships and their own claims
6/2, 4/3 II Probe rusts, growth corporations may start, corporations may buy each others' assets, corporations may build bases and fuel stations, and may buy privates from players and claims from independents, corporations and independents may buy ships from other companies
7/3, 5/4 III Phase I ships rust, Asteroid League may form, spaceship limit three for corporation (four for the Asteroid League), one for independents, once the Asteroid League forms, growth corporations may no longer start
8/4, 6/5 IV Asteroid League must form, transshipment hexes count higher value
9/5, 7/6 V Phase II ships rust, independents must join Asteroid League, privates and pilots go, phase VI ships available
9/7 VI Phase III spaceships rust, spaceship limit two for corporations (three for the Asteroid League)

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Crisis
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Train limit four
3 3 Orange tiles available
4 4 2 trains rust, train limit three, brown tiles available, no forced tile actions any longer
5 5 3 trains rust, blue tiles available, signals may be replaced, no anti-syndicate laws any longer
E4 E4 Train limit two, grey tiles available
E5 E5 4 trains rust
E6 E6 5 trains rust, red tiles available

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Poseidon
Ship Phase Effects
2 1 1 trading post per hex, ship range 1, 100 into coffers if ship does not go out
3 - -
4 2 2 ships rot, 2 trading posts per hex, ship range 2, ships may be purchased from other nations, 200 into coffers if ship does not go out, up to 4 new merchants can be added to the bank pool
5 - -
6 3 3 ships rot, 3 trading posts per hex, ship range 3, 300 into coffers if ship does not go out, up to 6 new merchants can be added to the bank pool
7 - -
E 4 4 ships rot, 4 trading posts per hex, ship range 4, 400 into coffers if ship does not go out

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Rolling Stock
The only effect of game progression is increased cost of ownership

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Steam Over Holland
Train Phase Effects
2 2 Yellow tiles, train limit four, 2 ORs, lower value for OBHs
3 3 Green tiles, privates may be bought by companies
4 4 2 trains rust, train limit three
5 5 Brown tiles, 3 trains rust, train limit two, higher values for OBHs, privates close
6 6 4 trains rust

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Section 13 - End of Game

Top13.1 - Game ends immediately with a bankruptcy?

1800, 1812, 1825, 1829, 1829 Mainline, 1853, 1853 v2, 1858, 18EZ Level 1 No. A company does not have to own a train, so the player is never at risk of bankruptcy.
1824 No. The player goes into debt instead.
1826, 1835, 1837, 1838 Rheinland, 1842, 1846, 1862, 1876v2, 18Ardennes, 18EU, 18FL, 18GL, 18MW, 18Neb, 18NY, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Scan, 18US, 18VA, 18West Not usually. The bankrupt player's wealth is reduced to zero and they take no further part in the game. If all players but one have gone bankrupt, the game ends with the remaining player as the winner.
1827 Jr., 1831 No. Companies go into receivership rather than gain financial aid from their president.
1830, 1831, 1832, 1837SX, 1850, 1851, 1854, 1856, 1870, 1889, 1893, 1895, 1898, 18C2C, 18Dixie, 18EC, 18EZ Levels 2 and 3, 18GA, 18Mex, 18NL, 18TN, 2038 Yes.
1830BC Not immediately, but at the end of the next rainy season.
1841 No. Bankrupt is loaned 500 lire to start again. All assets are taken away from him and may be frozen.
1844 No. Bankruptcy is not possible. A player needing to raise cash may borrow it from the bank.
1848 No. Companies take loans or go into receivership rather than gain financial aid from their director.
1849v1&3, 18MS, 18PA No.
1849v4 No. The company goes bankrupt rather than the player. If the player has zero wealth at this point, they can take a loan of L500 or leave the game. If they take the loan, L750 is subtracted from their total at the end of the game.
1860 No. A company that ends its turn with a route but without a train is insolvent, and remains so until it can buy a train.
1861 No. If a player cannot provide sufficient funds to buy a train, loans are taken out to achieve this. If this is still not enough, the company is immediately nationalised.
1862EA No. Players cannot go bankrupt because they are enever required to help a company finance a train. If a company goes bankrupt players receive compensation for their shares as long as the company has a positive share price.
1865 Sardinia No. The player is given sufficient State Aid loans to purchase a train and continues playing.
1873, Rolling Stock, Steam Over Holland No. The company goes bankrupt rather than the player.
1880 No. If a player is unable or unwilling to raise the funds to buy a train for a company, the player incurs a 50% interest charge on the remaining debt.
18Ruhr No. A bankrupt player leaves the game.
Crisis Immediately after execution of all supports.
Poseidon Not immediately, but at the end of the next empire round.

Top13.2 - What happens if the bank runs out of money during an operating round?

1800, 1812, 1825, 1829, 1829 Mainline, 1831, 1835, 1837, 1837SX, 1838 Rheinland, 1841, 1842, 1851, 1853, 1853 v2, 1858, 1860, 1898, 18Dixie, 18GA, 18Mex, 18TN Game ends when the current OR is completed.
1830BC, 1873, Crisis, Rolling Stock The bank has unlimited money.
1861 If this happens before the first 8 train has been bought, the game ends when the current OR is completed. If the first 8 train has been bought, the game ends after a set of three operating rounds. If the 8 train is bought in the first operating round of a set, complete the round and play two more operating rounds. Otherwise, complete the round, play a stock round and then play three more operating rounds.
1880 Nothing. The bank holds 37,860, and is effectively unlimited.
18EZ Level 1 Bank will issue IOUs if needed - does not technically run out of money.
18MS The game ends after 10 ORs.
18Ruhr Game ends when the current set of ORs is completed. The rules state that this happens when the bank runs out of money from phase 5 onwards. Presumably it is not expected that the bank will run out earlier than this.
Poseidon The game ends after the 11th empire round. The bank is presumably not expected to run out.
Steam Over Holland The game ends after 15 rounds (5 SRs and 10 ORs). The bank is presumably not expected to run out.
Rest Game ends when the current set of ORs is completed.

Top13.3 - What happens when stock first hits the top end of the market?

1800, 1812, 1824, 1826, 1827 Jr., 1829, 1830, 1830BC, 1832, 1835, 1837, 1844, 1846, 1850, 1851, 1856, 1858, 1861, 1865 Sardinia, 1880, 1889, 1893, 1895, 18Ardennes, 18EC, 18EU, 18EZ Levels 2 and 3, 18FL, 18MS, 18MW, 18Neb, 18NL, 18NY, 18PA, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, 18Scan, 18US, 18VA, 18West, 2038, Poseidon Nothing.
1825, 1829 Mainline, 1842, 1848, 1849, 1853, 1853 v2, Steam Over Holland Game ends immediately.
1831, 18C2C Stock splits, price drops but each share is worth double market value until sold.
1837SX, 1838 Rheinland, 1854, 1860, 1862EA, 1873, 1898, 18Dixie, 18GA, 18Mex, 18TN, Crisis Game ends at the end of the current OR.
1841 Game ends immediately. There is an established variant in which the game ends at the end of the current OR.
1862 Nothing special, but game ends after the set of ORs in which the price exceeds $379.
1870 Nothing. But see variation described on p.26 of rulebook.
18EZ Level 1 Not applicable (no stock market).
18GL Game ends when the current set of ORs in completed.
Rolling Stock Game ends at the end of the current OR, or immediately if it happens during the stock round.

Top13.4 - What happens if the bank runs out of money during a stock round?

1800, 1825, 1829, 1829 Mainline, 1837, 1842 Not covered by the rules.
1812 Complete one more operating round. Also applies if the bank runs out of money during a merger round.
1824, 1826, 1827 Jr., 1830, 1832, 1844, 1846, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1854, 1856, 1862, 1862EA, 1865 Sardinia, 1870, 1889, 1893, 1895, 18Ardennes, 18EC, 18EU, 18EZ Levels 2 and 3, 18FL, 18GL, 18MW, 18Neb, 18NL, 18NY, 18PA, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Scan, 18US, 18VA, 18West, 2038 Complete the next set of operating rounds.
1830BC, 1873, Crisis, Rolling Stock The bank has unlimited money.
1831, 1835, 1837SX, 1838 Rheinland, 1841, 1851, 1853, 1853 v2, 1858, 1860, 1898, 18C2C, 18Dixie, 18GA, 18Mex, 18TN Complete one more operating round.
1861 Not covered by the rules, but a clarification from JKLM Games states that you complete the stock round and then play three operating rounds.
1880 Nothing. The bank holds 37,860, and is effectively unlimited.
18EZ Level 1 Bank will issue IOUs if needed - does not technically run out of money.
18MS The game ends after 10 ORs.
18Ruhr The players combine to put 600 Mark into the bank, repeating if necessary to give the bank a positive balance. The rules say nothing about how to handle situations where one or more playes has insufficient funds to contribute to this activity.
Poseidon The game ends after the 11th empire round. The bank is presumably not expected to run out.
Steam Over Holland The game ends after 15 rounds (5 SRs and 10 ORs). The bank is presumably not expected to run out.

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Section 14 - Secrecy

Top14.1 - Is a player's cash secret, or open for inspection?

1800, 1829 Mainline, 1830, 1835, 1837, 1838 Rheinland, 1862, 1862EA, 1895, 18Dixie, 18EC, 18EZ All Levels, 18MS, 18NL, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, Poseidon, Steam Over Holland Not stated.
1812, 1824, 1826, 1827, 1830BC, 1832, 1837SX, 1841, 1844, 1846, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1854, 1856, 1858, 1860, 1861, 1865 Sardinia, 1870, 1873, 1880, 1889, 18Ardennes, 18C2C, 18EU, 18FL, 18GA, 18GL, 18Mex, 18MW, 18Neb, 18NY, 18PA, 18Scan, 18TN, 18US, 18VA, 18West, 2038, Crisis, Rolling Stock Open.
1825, 1842, 1893, 1898 Secret.
Rest I don't know, and will be grateful for information.

Top14.2 - Is a company's cash secret, or open for inspection?

1800, 1829 Mainline, 1835, 1837, 1838 Rheinland, 1862, 1862EA, 1895, 18Dixie, 18EC, 18EZ All Levels, 18MS, 18NL, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, Poseidon, Steam Over Holland Not stated.
1812, 1824, 1826, 1827, 1830BC, 1832, 1837SX, 1841, 1844, 1846, 1848, 1849, 1851, 1858, 1861, 1865 Sardinia, 1873, 1880, 1893, 1898, 18Ardennes, 18EU, 18FL, 18GA, 18GL, 18Mex, 18MW, 18Neb, 18NY, 18PA, 18Scan, 18TN, 18US, 18VA, 18West, 2038, Crisis, Rolling Stock Open.
1825, 1830, 1842, 1850, 1854, 1856, 1870, 1889, 18C2C Secret.
1860 Open to shareholders in the company.
Rest I don't know, and will be grateful for information.

Top14.3 - Is the cash involved in transactions secret, or must it be made public?

1800, 1829 Mainline, 1835, 1837, 1838 Rheinland, 1846, 1848, 1862, 18Dixie, 18MS, Poseidon, Steam Over Holland Not stated.
1812, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1830BC, 1837SX, 1841, 1844, 1849, 1851, 1854, 1858, 1860, 1861, 1862EA, 1865 Sardinia, 1873, 1880, 1889, 1895, 1898, 18Ardennes, 18EC, 18EU, 18FL, 18GA, 18GL, 18Mex, 18MW, 18Neb, 18NL, 18NY, 18PA, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, 18Scan, 18TN, 18US, 18VA, 18West, 2038, Crisis, Rolling Stock Public.
1830 "Most are public".
1832, 1850, 18C2C, 18EZ Level 3 Between-company train purchase prices need not be revealed, private company deals not stated.
1856, 1870 Between-company train purchases secret, other transactions open.
18EZ Level 1 Not applicable (no deals).
18EZ Level 2 Between-company train purchase prices need not be revealed.
Rest Unknown.

Top14.4 - Is the cash in the bank secret, or must it be made public?

1824, 1826, 1832, 1850, 1858, 1861, 18MW, 18PA, 2038 Public.
1825 Secret.
1830BC, 1873, Crisis, Rolling Stock The bank has unlimited money.
Rest Unspecified. Usually assumed to be public.

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Section 15 - Inventories

Top15.1 - Total cash in game

1800 3,720
1812 4,000 for 2 players
6,000 for 3 players
8,000 for 4 players
1824 12,000
1825 Originally intended to be 4,000 for Unit 1, but initial sets were erroneously issued with 2,600; later increased to 5,000; Lawson sets include 6,000
5,000 for Unit 2
4,000 for Unit 3
1826 12,000
1827Jr 11,640
1829 20,000
1829 Mainline 20,000 (approx.)
1830 12,000
1830BC Unlimited
1830Lummerland 2,000
1831 10,000 plus 2,000 times number of players for standard bank - add 10,000 for extended game
1832 12,000
1835 12,000
1837 14,268
1837SX 11,000
1838 Rheinland 9,000
1841 14,640
1842 11,810
1844 12,000
1846 6,500 for three players
7,500 for four players
9,000 for five players
1847 8,000
1848 10,000 plus 2,000 for the Bank of England
1849 7,760 used for game (8,040 supplied in set)
1850 12,000
1851 8,040
1853 12,500 (approx.)
1853 v2 15,000 - the game is supplied with 17,760 and the amount you use can be increased or decreased to change the length of the game
1854 9,672
1856 12,000
1858 12,000
1860 10,000
1861 15,000
1862 22,000
1862EA 15,000
1865 Sardinia 8,000 for the normal game
6,000 for the short game
1870 12,000
1873 Unlimited
1876 4,500
1876v2 9,000
1880 37,860
1889 7,000
1893 7,200
1895 6,528
1898 15,520
1899 17,000
18AL 8,000
18Ardennes 12,000
18C2C 48,000 for the standard game, 36,000 for the short game
18Dixie 12,000
18EC 12,000
18EU 12,000
18EZ 5,870 for Level 1
6,000 for Levels 2 and 3
18FL 8,000
18GA 8,000
18GL 12,000
18Mex 9,000
18MS 12,000
18MW 12,000
18Neb 6,000
18NL 12,000
18NY 12,000
18PA 8,000
18Rhl Rhineland 9,000
18Ruhr 13,000
18Scan 6,000
18TN 8,000
18US 12,000
18VA 8,000
18West 12,000
2038 10,000
Crisis Unlimited
Poseidon 16,512
Rolling Stock Unlimited
Steam Over Holland 5,640 (not stated in the rules, counted from my set)

Top15.2 - Trains available

1800 2-player 2 2s, 1 3, 1 4, 1 5, 2 2Es, 1 3E, 1 2x2E
1800 3-player 3 2s, 2 3s, 1 4, 2 5s, 3 2Es, 2 3Es, 1 2x2E
1812
  2/1G 3/2G 3+1/2+1G 4/3+2G 5/4+2G 3D/2+2GD
2 players 6 3 5 2 6 5 (unlimited)
3 players 6 5 5 3 6 5 (uNlimited)
4 players 6 6 5 4 6 5 (unlimited)
1824 9 2s, 7 3s, 4 4s, 3 5s, 3 6s, 2 8s, unlimited 10s, also 6 1Gs, 5 2Gs, 4 3Gs, 3 4Gs, 2 5Gs
1825
  2 3 4 5 6 3T U3 7
Unit 1 6 4 3 4 - - - -
Unit 2 5 3 2 3 2 - - -
Unit 3 5 3 1 2 - 2 2 2
Unit 1 + Unit 2 7 5 4 5 2 - - -
Unit 2 + Unit 3 5 5 4 5 2 2 2 2
Unit 1 + Unit 2 7 6 5 5 2 2 2 2
Extension kit K2 added 3 U3s, 5 3Ts, 2 4Ts, 3 2+2s and 2 4+4Es. Extension kit K3 added 3 6s and 2 7s. When using both of these kits, follow the instructions in K2 concerning the number of trains in play.
1826 8 2Hs, 7 4Hs, 6 6Hs, 2-5 10Hs (depends on number of closed companies), 4 Es, unlimited TGVs
1827Jr 4 1Hs, 5 2Hs, 4 3Hs, 3 4Hs, 2 5Hs, 3 P8Hs, 7 F7Hs ?
1829
Railway Game 2 3 4 5 7
2 players 3 1 1 3 2
3 players 4 2 2 4 3
4 players 6 3 2 5 4
5 players 7 3 4 5 4
  
Business Game 2 3 4 5 7
3 players 7 6 3 3 4
4 players 7 6 4 4 4
5-9 players 7 6 5 5 4
Extension kit MSK1 added 3 3Ts, 2 6s, 2 2+2s and 2 4+4Es. When using this kit, play with one less type '3' and one less type '4' train than usual. Use only three type '5' trains irrespective of the number of players.
1829 Mainline 6 2s, 4 3s, 4 4Es, 4 4+4Es, 2 4Ts, 4 2+2s
1830 6 2s, 5 3s, 4 4s, 3 5s, 2 6s, 6 Ds (or according to Francis Tresham, unlimited Ds)
1830BC 10 1+1s, 8 2s, 7 3s, 5 4s, unlimited Ms (minus waterworks built)
1830Lummerland 2 2s, 1 3, 1 4, 1 5, 1 6, 1 D
1830NL 6 2s, 5 3s, 5 4s, 3 5s, 3 6s, 6 Ds (or according to Francis Tresham, unlimited Ds)
1831
  2S 2M 2Y 3S 3M 3Y 4S 4M 4Y 5S 5M 5Y 6S 6Y 7S 7Y 9S 9Y 12S 12Y 15S 15Y
3 players  4 2 1 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 5
4 players  4 2 2 3 2 1 3 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 5
5 players  4 3 1 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 6
6 players  4 3 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 4 7
7 players  5 3 2 4 2 2 3 2 2 2 1 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 4 4 8
8 players  5 3 2 4 3 2 3 3 2 2 1 3 2 4 2 4 2 4 2 4 4 8 [10?]
9 players  5 4 2 5 3 2 4 3 2 2 2 4 2 4 2 4 2 4 2 4 5 11
10 players  6 4 2 5 4 2 4 3 3 3 2 4 2 5 2 5 2 5 2 5 6 12
1832 7 2s, 6 3s, 4 4s, 3 5s, 3 6s, 3 8s, 2 10s, unlimited 12s
1835 9 2s, 4 2+2s, 4 3s, 3 3+3s, 3 4s, 1 4+4, 2 5s, 1 5+5, 2 6s, 4 6+6s
1837 14 2s, 5 3s, 2 3+1s, 4 4s, 1 4E, 1 4+1, 1 4+2, 2 5s, 1 5E, 1 5+2, 1 5+3, 1 5+4, also 10 1Gs, 6 2Gs, 2 3Gs, 3 4Gs
1837SX 9 4Hs, 5 6Hs, 4 8Hs, 3 10Hs, 2 12Hs, 5 16Hs, 4 6Ns
1838 Rheinland 3 2s, 2 2+2s, 2 3s, 2 3+3s, 2 4s, 1 4+4, 1 5, 1 5+5, 1 6, 4 6+6s, 2 Specialisations
1841 8 2s, 6 3s, 4 4s, 3 5s, 2 6s, 2 7s, 7 8s
1842 2 1s, 10 2s, 4 3s, 3 4s, 2 5s, 3 6s, 8 7s ?
1844 13 2/2Hs, 9 3/3Hs, 6 4/4Hs, 4 5/5Hs (and two special 5Hs), 4 6/6Hs, unlimited 8E/8Hs
1846
  2 3/5 or 4 4/6 or 5 7/8 or 6
3 players 5 4 3 Unlimited
4 players 6 5 4 Unlimited
5 players 7 6 5 Unlimited
1847
Normal version 4 3s, 2 3+3s, 2 4s, 1 4+4, 1 5, 1 5+5, 1 6, 3 6+6s ?
Alternative version  4 3s, 2 3+3s, 1 4s, 1 4+4, 2 5s, 1 5+5, 2 6, 4 6+6s ?
1848 6 2/2+s, 5 3/3+s, 4 4/4+s, 3 5/5+s, 5 2Es, 2 6/6+s, 5 8/Ds
1849
Scenario 5  4 4Hs, 3 6Hs, 2 8Hs, 2 10hs, 1 12H, 4 16Hs, (6 Es,) 2 R6Hs
Scenario 6  4 4Hs, 4 6Hs, 3 8Hs, 2 10hs, 1 12H, 5 16Hs, (6 Es,) 2 R6Hs
1850 6 2s, 6 3s, 4 4s, 3 5s, 3 6s, 3 8s, 2 10s, unlimited 12s
1851 5 2s, 4 3s, 3 4s, 2 5s, 2 6s, unlimited 8s
1853 6 2s, 5 3s, 2 2Ms, 4 4s, 3 3Ms, 3 5s, 2 4Ms, 2 6s
1853 v2 6 2s, 7 1Ms, 5 3s, 2 2Ms, 4 4s, 3 3Ms, 3 5s, 2 4Ms, 2 6s
A further 1 2, 1 2M and 1 3M to be added to the mix if a minor company has formed by the end of the first stock round
1854 6 2s, 5 3s, 4 4s, 3 5s, 2 6s, 5 8s, 5 OEs; 6 1+, 4 2+s, 3 3+s
1856 6 2s, 5 3s, 4 4s, 3 5s, 2 6s, unlimited Ds (alternatively, unlimited 8s)
1858 6 2Hs, 5 4H/2Ms, 4 6H/3Ms, 3 5E/4Ms, 2 6E/5Ms, unlimited 7E/6Ms, unlimited 5Ds
1860 5 2+1s, 4 3+2s, 3 4+2s, 2 5+3s, 2 6+3s, 1 7+4, 1 8+4, unlimited 9+5s
1861 10 2s, 7 3s, 4 4s, 4 5s, 2 6s, 2 7s, unlimited 8s, 2 5+5Es (not optional, despite being marked as such on the cards), 2 2+2s (optional)
1862 7 2s, 6 3s, 5 4s, 4 5s, 1 5E, 3 6s, 1 6E, 2 8s, 1 8E, 1 10, unlimited 10Es
1862EA
Short game 6 As, 5 Bs, 4 Cs, 3 Ds, 3 Es, 2 Fs, 1G, unlimited Hs
Normal game 7 As, 6 Bs, 4 Cs, 3 Ds, 3 Es, 2 Fs, 1G, unlimited Hs
Long game 7 As, 6 Bs, 5 Cs, 4 Ds, 3 Es, 2 Fs, 1G, unlimited Hs
1865 Sardinia
Normal game  6 PH2s, 5 PH3s, 4 PH4s, 2 PH5s, 3 PH6s, unlimited PH7s
Short game 5 PH2s, 4 PH3s, 3 PH4s, 2 PH5s, 2 PH6s, unlimited PH7s
1870 7 2s, 6 3s, 5 4s, 4 5s, 3 6s, 3 8s, 2 10s, unlimited 12s
1873 1 1, 10 2s, 7 3s, 3 4s, unlimited 5s, 7 Ds
All of the above are bought as either standard trains or as machines
In addition, there is an unlimited number of 2, 3, 4 and 5 switchers.
1876
1830-like  3 2s, 2 3s, 1 4, 1 5, 1 6, 4 Ds
1835-like  2 2s, 1 2+2, 1 3, 1 3+3, 1 4, 1 4+4, 1 5, 1 6, 2 6+6s
1876v2 3 1½s, 4 2½s, 3 3½s, 3 4½s, 1 5½s, 2 6½s, unlimited Ds
1880 10 2s, 5 2+2s, 5 3s, 5 3+3s, 5 4s, 5 4+4s, 5 6s, 5 6Es, 2 *s, 2 8Es, unlimited 10s
1889 6 2s, 5 3s, 4 4s, 3 5s, 2 6s, unlimited Ds
1893 7 + 1 optional 2s, 4 3s, 4 4s, 2 5s, 3 6s, 3 8+xs
1895 4 2Hs, 3 3Hs, 2 4Hs, 2 5Hs, 2 6Hs, 2 8Hs, 2 10Hs, 2 12Hs, 5 16Hs
1898 8 2s, 7 3s, 6 4s, 3 5s, 2-3 6s, 2 7s, 8-9 8s
1899 6 2s, 5 3s, 4 4s, 3 5s, 2 6s, 5 Ds
18AL 5 2s, 4 3s, 3 4s, 2 5s, 1 6, 1 7, unlimited 4Ds
18Ardennes 15 2s, 7 3s, 5 4s, 3 5s, 11 6/4Ds
18C2C
Standard game 21 2s, 18 3s, 15 4s, 12 5s, 9 6s, 9 8s, 6 10s, unlimited 12s
Short game 14 2s, 12 3s, 10 4s, 8 5s, 6 6s, 6 8s, 4 10s, unlimited 12s
18Dixie 5 2s, 5 3s, 4 4s, 4 5s, 3 6s, 3 6+1s, 2 7+3s, 5 2D/4Ds, 5 5Ds
18EC 7 2s, 5 3s, 5 4s, 4 5s, 3 6s, 6 Ds
18EU 15 2s, 5 3s, 5 Ps, 4 4s, 3 5s, 2 6s, unlimited 8s
18EZ
Level 1 One 2, 3, 4 and 5 for each player
Level 2 6 2s, 5 3s, 4 4s, 3 5s, 5 6s
Level 3 10 2s, 5 3s, 4 4s, 3 5s, 2 6s, unlimited 8s
18FL 5 2s, 4 3s, 3 4s, 2 5s, unlimited 6/3Es
18GA 5+1 2s, 4 3s, 3 4s, 2 5s, 2 6s, unlimited 8s
18GL 8 2Hs, 7 4Hs, 6 6Hs, 2-4 10Hs (depends on number of closed companies), 4 Es, 9 Diesels
18Mex 6 2s, 6 3s, 3 4s, 2 5s, 2 6s, 7 4Ds
18MS 4 2s, 4 3s, 3 4s, 2 5s, 2 6s, 4 2D/4Ds, 1 5D
18MW 7 2s, 6 3s, 5 4s, 4 5s, 3 6s, 3 8s, 3 10s, unlimited Ds
18Neb 5 2+2s, 4 3+3s, 3 4+4s, 2 5/7s, 2 6/8s, 10 4Ds
18NL 6 2s, 5 3s, 5 4s, 3 5s, 3 6s, 8 Ds
18NY 11 2Hs, 6 4Hs, 4 6Hs, 3 12Hs, 2 5DEs, unlimited Ds
18PA 5 2s, 5 3s, 3 4s, unlimited 5s, unlimited 3Ds, 6 2Rs (acquired with local companies)
18Rhl Rhineland 6 2s, 5 3s, 3 4s, 3 5s, 6 6s, 3 8s (Rheingold-Express) - there is 1 additional (optional) 2 train
18Ruhr 14 2s, 7 3s, 6 4s, 4 5s, 15 6s, 10 8s, 2 optional 2s, 1 optional 3, 1 optional 4
18Scan 6 2/1+1s, 4 3/2+2s, 3 4/3+3s, 2 5/4+4s, 2 5Es, 6 4Ds
18TN 5 2s, 5 3s, 3 4s, 2 5s, 2 6s, 7 8s
18US 6 2s, 5 3s, 5 4s, 6 3E/2Gs, 5 4E/3Gs, 6 1H/2Hs, unlimited 5E/4Gs
18VA 6 2/1Gs, 5 3/2Gs, 4 4/3Gs, 3 5/4Gs, 2 6/5Gs, 10 4Ds
18West 15 2s, 7 3s, 5 4s, 3 5s, unlimited 6s, unlimited 4Ds
2038 1 4/0, 10 3/2s or 5/1s, 10 4/3s or 6/2s, 6 5/4s or 7/3s, 5 6/5s or 8/4s, 2 7/6s or 9/5s, unlimited 9/7s
Crisis 6 2s, 4 3s, 4 4s, 2 5s, 2 E4s, 2 E5s, unlimited E6s
Poseidon
2 players 6 2s, 6 3s, 4 4s, 4 5s, 2 6s, 2 7s, 6 Es
3-5 players 6 2s, 5 3s, 4 4s, 3 5s, 2 6s, 1 7, 6 Es
Rolling Stock None
Steam Over Holland 5 2s, 4 3s, 3 4s, 3 5s, 6 6s, 6 3Es

[ Where the above lines end with a "?", I do not know if the largest trains are meant to be unlimited in number. I will be grateful for any information.]

When the largest trains are specified as "unlimited", only a finite number is issued with the set. If they run out you manufacture some more.

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Chris Lawson's Blackwater Station (www.18xx.net) has this information for a number of games. A more up to date version of this information may be found at www.diogenes.sacramento.ca.us/18xx_net/. Other references include my own tiles database and tile reference list spreadsheet.

In 1812, 1826, 1846, 1851, 1861, 18GL, 18US and 18West the yellow tiles with plain track on them (tiles numbers 7, 8 and 9) are to be treated as unlimited.

In 1858 all yellow tiles are to be treated as unlimited.

1830BC does not use tiles.

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1812 24 loan chits, 5 mine tokens
1830BC Waterworks markers - 3 1s, 6 2s, 3 3s, 5 4s, 3 6s, 3 8s, 4 Ms.
1837SX Secondary Railway tokens - 4 sets of 3
1844 5 tunnel companies, 5 mountain companies, 6 mountain-revenue markers.
1854 Mail contracts: 6 small and 6 large.
1862EA 39 train permits, 24 train warranty cards
1865 Sardinia 18 loan cards, 40 value 1 traffic chips (black), 20 value 5 traffic chips (purple), 30 value 10 traffic chips (blue)
1880 60 building permits, 14 capitalisation cards
1893 10 Anleihe des Stadt Koln Bonds, 5 Industry tokens
18Ardennes 5 ferry tokens, 5 fort tokens, 4 mine tokens
18Neb 2 bridge discount tokens, 1 cattle token
18NY 6 coal bonus tokens, 24 connection bonus tokens, 2 stagecoach tokens
18PA 2 mining rights bonus tokens
18Ruhr 51 cola mine development markers, 51 steel mill development markers, 20 switch engine markers, 8 railway link markers, 18 active pMC location markers, 18 active pMC status markers, 10 passive pMC location markers, 6 Montan Company location markers,
18US 1 +10 Erie Canal token, 1 +10 Customs House token, 1 +20 Mississippi River Bridge token, 1 +20 Great Lakes Ferry token
Poseidon 1 Delian League marker, 8 high culture markers

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Section 16 - Miscellaneous Points

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1800

There are two bonds, one for each company. Only the Director may buy the bond for their company. The bond pays $50 each operating round, after the privates but in operating order. The money can be split between the player and the company in any amounts. Bonds are exempt from the certificate limit.

The price for the RGS private company as published in Rail Gamer magazine is $160. Tony Leal (the designer) has advised that this should be reduced to $150, with a buy-in price of between $75 and $300.

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1812

Public companies have no fixed base stations. The are formed either by merger or conversion from Minor companies, or start in any unreserved and unconnected city space on the map.

Companies may take out loans to pay for track building, train purchases and loan interest. Minor companies may have up to two loans, Public companies may have up to five loans.

Companies may buy their own shares from the bank pool, but may not take out loans to do this.

There are always two operating rounds between stock rounds, with a merger round after each operating round once phase 3 has begun. During the merger round each eligible Minor company may convert or merge to form a Public company.

In the unlikely event that all companies are closed, there are no private companies owned by players, and no player has enough money to start a company, the game ends and all players lose.

At the end of the game share prices are adjusted left (or down) one space for each outstanding loan.

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1824

Coal Railways can be exchanged for the Director's certificate in one of the Regional Railways. Mountain Railways can be exchanged for a 10% shares in one of the Regional Railways.

After the first 2 train has been bought, at the end of that operating round and at the end of each subsequent SET of operating rounds, the bank sells one of its currently available 'norma' (non-goods) trains abroad. This train is removed from the game. This sale can trigtger a phase change. No new money comes into the game as a result of these sales.

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1825

Players can sell private companies back into the bank pool for 30 less than their purchase price.

Share price rises on payment of dividend as a proportion of the dividend to the share price, rising up to four spaces if the dividend is four or more times the share price.

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1826

Nationalisation, or forced merging of trainless companies, is a focus of strategy.

When companies fuse to form the État, it may find itself in an unfloated state unless enough shares in it have been distributed.

Bank loans are used to make up shortfalls during emergency money raising.

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1827Jr

Adds many new and interesting features. The rules should be read with care.

For tables to explain the share price movements, see http://www.fwtwr.com/18xx/rules_difference_list/1827_junior.htm.

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1829

Players may choose to close their private companies by turning them face down. They then cease to pay, and do not count towards the certificate limit, but they still count their face value at the end of the game.

Players may sell their private companies to other players.

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1829 Mainline

At the start of the game, shares are shuffled and a number dealt out to players. Further shares are purchased from the draw pile, the discard pile or the bank pool.

A company can operate if the Director's certificate has been purchased, even if it is the only share of the company in the player hands. It may also operate if three ordinary shares have been purchased.

There are no phases as such,

Bonus payments are made to the company treasury for connecting to a station for the first time.

Some stations have variable values that depend on the highest value station elsewhere on the route.

Shares may only be sold to the bank pool at the start of a stock round, not during each stock turn.

The game can end if no share certificates are bought in a complete stock round. One sequence of three operating rounds takes place and the game ends at that point.

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1830BC

A share's value depends on its terrain, not the nation (company) it belongs to. The canal network is drawn onto the board rather than laying tiles. The cards that time phases are used for both digging team (trains) and waterworks (~= station markers). There is a single rainy season (operating round) for all players, company income being determined by owner of last waterwork in an irrigation chain. Game ends when all water entering system is used (or at prior bankruptcy).

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1830Lummerland

When the 5 train is bought a gugelhupf appears in hex B5, making this village worth 10 extra for the following OR.

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1831

A large game. Dual (or more, in some special cases) track is possible, so two trains of the same company can have identical routes. All hexes cost to build on and upgrades cost half of original construction cost.

Companies can merge into a system. If both companies have the same president, it is a friendly merger, otherwise a hostile takeover. A second hostile takeover can be done for bonds. Bonds pay 10% of face value regardless of what is done with stock dividends.

Stock is divided into preferred and common shares. Preferred stock comprises 50% of the company. Stock price rises immediately when 80% is bought, and again at 90%. Par price increases after all preferred stock is bought (which floats the company) so common stock costs more to buy from the Initial offering than preferred did.

Trains come in 3 flavours, Passenger (=Station), Freight (=Yard), and Mixed.

Government intervention, caused by a random card draw, introduces a random element.

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1832

At the end of a stock round, if a company's stock is fully sold, and its price token cannot move up because it is already at the top of the market, it moves down and to the right instead.

Has 'share protection' in which the President has the option to buy shares that are sold, ostensibly to protect the price. The President gets this option whether the price is in danger of dropping or not.  Also 'share redemption' in which a company buys one of its own shares, and 'share reissue' in which the shares bought back in this way are offered for sale again.

A route can only include the West Virginia Coal Fields if the operating company has a West Virginia Coal Fields token. The company that buys the West Virginia Coal Fields gets a token at no cost. Other companies can buy a token, which counts as a yellow tile lay.

There is a 'ledge' on the stock market. Tokens trying to move downwards through this do so normally except if this would cause them to stop immediately below it, when they instead stop immediately above it. Tokens trying to move upwards through the ledge do so normally. Tokens trying to move rightwards through the ledge get diverted upwards by arrows. Tokens trying to move leftwards through the ledge do so normally.

The West Virginia Coal Fields private can be bought in phase two for from half to face value. The London Investment Company, Central Rail Road and Canal Company and Southern Bank (if in play) may not be purchased by companies.

After each stock round during phases 4 and 5 there will be a merger phase. Two 10-share companies may merge together to form a System, or one company may absorb another's assets through a takeover of the other company.

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1835

Nationalisation of shares is possible.

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1837

Stock market is based on a hexagonal grid rather than the more common square grid.

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1837SX

Has concessions which are redeemed for the 40% certificate of a 'small' corporation.

Track building is done by building points. The number of building points required to lay a tile is a combination of the terrain type and tile type.

Viaduct tiles can only be placed in mountains or over rivers.

Tiles come with single track or double track, which determine how far a train can travel.

Corporations that connect to certain towns on the map gain Secondary Railway tokens, which provide additional income.

'Small' corporations convert to 'large' corporations when they can trace a route to a set destination.

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1838 Rheinland

Nationalisation of shares is possible.

Routes that include coal mines and/or steel mills may gain a bonus. Long distance connections between the off-board hexes in the north west and the south east, and between the north east and the south west, gain a bonus.

The last trains out are Specialisation trains, that may be attached to existing trains. If attached to a 5 or 6 train, villages are no longer counted for this train. Alternatively, the bonus for a route that contains a coal mine and a steel mill is doubled.

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1841

The 8 trains do not have to count mountain passes as stops.

It costs 50 to upgrade mountain track.

Allows trading of station markers.

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1842

The hexes of Hamburg and Harburg may be upgraded only by the HAV.

There are special bonuses (see rule 6.2.4) for connecting hexes F18, and O13.

Rule 6.2.2 'Restrictions for Coastal Towns' describes restrictions on upgrades of all towns, not just coastal ones.

If a player holds at least two shares in each of at least three companies, their certificate limit is increased by one. This increase may be anticipated in buying the second share in a company.

There are hexes on the board which are yellow but have no track. These may not be developed until the green phase, and the first tiles laid on them must be yellow.

At least one of a set of routes must include the company's starting place. Some tiles bear two values for the stations. The higher values are used if the company has a station marker on the tile.

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1844

At the end of each set of ORs, a train from the bank is 'sold abroad'. This transaction does not involve money, but does get rid of trains, including 'poisoned' ones.

The number of station markers a major company gets depends on its flotation price.

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1846

For the first operating round of the game companies run in reverse price order.

All track builds/upgrades cost $20+.

Each round, a company may lay two yellow tiles, or lay one yellow tile and upgrade one tile - which may be the tile just laid.

Tile lays and token placement can be done in any order. A token can be placed after the first tile lay, followed by a second tile lay not legal prior to the token placement.

Trains phase out rather than just dying off.

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1848

The Bank of England is a company that issues loans and administers companies in receivership.

The game end can be triggered when the fifth company goes into receivership or when the Bank of England has issued 16 or more loans.

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1849

Has narrow-gauge track, which is cheaper to lay on mountains and counts differently when determining the length of runs.

It costs the full price to upgrade mountain track.

Allows trading of station markers

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1850

At the end of a stock round, if a company's stock is fully sold, and its price token cannot move up because it is already at the top of the market, it moves down and to the right instead.

Has 'share protection' in which the President has the option to buy shares that are sold, ostensibly to protect the price. The President gets this option whether the price is in danger of dropping or not.  Also 'share redemption' in which a company buys one of its own shares, and 'share reissue' in which the shares bought back in this way are offered for sale again.

A route can only include the Mesabi Mining Range if the operating company has a Mesabi Range token. The company that buys the Mesabi Mining Range gets a token at no cost. Other companies can buy a token, which counts as a yellow tile lay. If an eligible company has a token placed in an edge area (a red off-board area with an appropriate token space), that area couints double for that company.

There is a 'ledge' on the stock market. Tokens trying to move downwards through this do so normally except if this would cause them to stop immediately below it, when they instead stop immediately above it. Tokens trying to move upwards through the ledge do so normally. Tokens trying to move rightwards through the ledge get diverted upwards by arrows. Tokens trying to move leftwards through the ledge do so normally.

The Mississippi River Bridge Company and Mesabi Mining Company privates can be bought in phase two for from half to face value. If the Union Pacific purchases the Credit Mobilier private it can pay up to three times face value.

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1853/1853 v2

At the start of the game players make contract bids by putting up a bond. This bond is redeemed once all of the player's cities are joined by track. Building into certain hexes is worth company credits.

At the end of a stock round the holder of the Elephant may sell it to another player. At the end of a set of operating rounds the holder of the Elephant may call for one additional operating round.

There are two gauges of track/trains.

There are mail runs.

Each company has a designated territory. It may lay yellow tiles outside this territory but may not promote tiles or place tokens.

Some hexes conatin a bracketed value for a frontier post. This is paid as a subsidy to the company that lays a tile in that hex, after it has paid any required construction costs.

Where the hex grid runs to the edge of the physical board, track may placed so that it runs off the board.

A brown tile that is adjacent to a grey tile may not be promoted.

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1854

Tunnels, which are transparent and can overlie normal tiles.

Two hexes of the main map correspond to a 16-hex 'local map' on which 'local railways' operate.

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1856

Has government loans.

After the sale of a 6 train, villages may be removed, either by promoting them to cities, or by downgrading them to plain track. Double villages may be promoted but not removed.

A company can fall off the bottom of the stock market. It then ceases to exist.

The initial state of Toronto is two value 30 cities, as on the map - the tile manifest says 40 and is wrong (Bill Dixon, rgb, May '97).

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1858

In a stock turn, a player may do any number of sell actions and then may do one buy action.

Sell actions:
a) sell a share
b) exchange a private for a treasury share - must be connected and have directors permission
c) grow a company from 5-share to 10-share.

Buy actions:
a) put up a private for auction
b) buy a share
c) start a company - prior to phase 5, exchange a private for one share and buy the other, thus acquiring the Director's share (price is face value of private, rounded down), place the company‘s start token in a home hex of the private.

Many privates have two values for revenue: the first in phase 2, the second in phase 3 onwards.

Privates may build track: ignore terrain costs in home hex(es), but owner pays for other terrain and double-builds.

Track in home hexes must follow the indicated track lines on the map (as appropriate). Privates cannot upgrade tiles.

If a company has insufficient funds to lay track, the director may put in from hand to help. Rule clarification: the Director may also put in from hand for double-builds, in the same manner.

When a choice of city upgrades exist, the one with the most exits which are legal must be laid.

Private income in share companies is part of revenue. After calculating revenue (= trains + privates), divide by number of shares (and halve if splitting), round down, and pay out to shareholders; any money left over goes to company treasury.

There are three track gauges: broad, narrow, and dual. Yellow track is either broad or narrow; some green track is mixed; all brown and grey track is dual.

The token space(s) on private home-hexes are reserved for the private(s), or their owner.

Wounded trains run for half revenue. Wounded trains may be discarded in the train buying step; wounded trains in the pool go immediately out of the game; wounded trains may be bought across and do count towards train limit.

If a company is train-less, it may use emergency money raising: it may issue shares (price drops once) and/or director may put in from hand (may not sell shares).

If a public company closes (share price drops below 50) there is no compensation - it‘s trains and cash go back to the bank, but it may be re-opened later.

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1860

Players can sell private companies back into the bank pool for 30 less than their purchase price.

Share price rises on payment of dividend as a proportion of the dividend to the share price, rising up to four spaces if the dividend is four or more times the share price.

Halts can be ignored or included in routes as the director sees fits. Halts pay the company treasury rather than adding to the dividend.

A company may not upgrade track unless the company owns a train. {Mike HUtton has confirmed that this should refer to track tiles rather than track.}

If a company price falls to zero, the company becomes bankrupt. All shares are returned to the initial offering without compensation, and are available for sale once more at the start of the following stock round, starting with the director's certificate. The company's bases remain on the board but are turned over to indicate that they restrict other companies' track development but do not prevent other companies running trains through those cities. The bankrupt company's treasury, trains and unused base tokens are kept with the company charter, available for use by the next director if it is refloated.

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1861

Public companies have no fixed base stations. The are formed either by merger or conversion from Minor companies, or start in any unreserved and unconnected city space on the map.

Companies may take out loans to pay for track building, train purchases and loan interest. Minor companies may have up to two loans, Public companies may have up to five loans. If a company is unable to pay for commitments and cannot take out enough loans to do so, it is nationalised and becomes part of the Russian State Railway.

Companies may buy their own shares from the bank pool, but may not take out loans to do this.

The Russian State Railway runs from the start of phase 4 to the end of phase 7, and runs after all other companies have operated. It always retains its revenue and will always buy the cheapest new train from the bank if possible, if it has no outstanding loans and has sufficient money in its treasury.

There are always two operating rounds between stock rounds, with a merger round after each operating round from phases 3 to 7 inclusive. During the merger round each eligible Minor company may convert or merge to form a Public company.

The end of the game is signalled by the purchase of the first 8 train. If this occurs in the first operating round of a set, complete the round and play two more operating rounds. Otherwise, complete the round, play a stock round and then play three more operating rounds.

At the end of the game share prices are adjusted left (or down) one space for each outstanding loan.

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1862EA

Players bid for the right to start companies in parliament rounds. If a successful bid does not then result in that company being floated in the next stock round, the player is fined and remaining company shares placed back into the initial offering.

Companies may merge. Companies may acquire other companies. Companies may need to be refinanced.

Companies require appropriate train permits to run the three type of trains.

When a company buys a train from the bank, the Director may choose to purchase one to three warranty cards for the train. One warranty card is removed from each train at the end of the company's operating round. At phase changes, trains that would be removed from the game but which still have warranty cards on them do not rust until the last warranty card is removed. Every A and D train is given a free warranty card when it is bought from the bank.

A company is never required to surrender trains they own in excess of the train limit if the trains are not due to rust.

Companies that do not generate enough revenue to match the current share price may execute the George Hudson manouvre. This involves increasing the dividend from the company treasury until the dividend is equal to or greater than the share price, and then paying out that revised dividend.

Companies that have operated may go into receivership if no player holds sufficient shares to be the Director.

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1865 Sardinia

Maritime Companies (private companies) are handed out at no charge at the beginning of the game, and may be given to a public company at no cost.

Stations have no values. Companies gain traffic chips by placing station markers and train points from the trains it owns. Additional traffic chips can also be gained from mines that a company has a token on. Company revenue is 10 x the total number of traffic chips and train points.

Non-players Dragons (foreign investors) take part in stock rounds, buying and selling shares according to company rankings, which are defined by specific rules. Dragons are virtually seated between each real player.

Companies may absorb other companies. Typical reasons for doing this are to consolidate your companies to run then more efficiently, freeing up certificate slots when on the certificate limit, or rescuing trainless companies.

There is a short game variant that uses only part of the map and removes various companies and trains from the game.

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1870

At the end of a stock round, if a company's stock is fully sold, and its price token cannot move up because it is already at the top of the market, it moves down and to the right instead.

Has 'share redemption' in which a company buys one of its own shares. This share must come from the bank pool if possible, or from any player, provided that at least six shares remain in player hands and the bank pool after the redemption. A share can only be redeemed from a player with their consent.

Has 'share reissue' in which the redeemed shares are offered for sale again.

Has 'share protection' in which the President has the option to buy shares that are sold, ostensibly to protect the price. The President gets this option whether the price is in danger of dropping or not.  Also 'share redemption' in which a company buys one of its own shares, and 'share reissue' in which the shares bought back in this way are offered for sale again.

A company that connects to its 'destination' does a special bonus run.

There is a 'ledge' on the stock market. Tokens trying to move downwards through this do so normally except if this would cause them to stop immediately below it, when they instead stop immediately above it. Tokens trying to move upwards through the ledge do so normally. Tokens trying to move rightwards through the ledge get diverted upwards by arrows. Tokens trying to move leftwards through the ledge do so normally. {This is not as stated in the published rules, which contradict the directional arrows on the stock market. Clarification has been provided that the rules are incorrect.}

The MP or SSW may buy the Mississippi River Bridge Company private before a 3 train has been sold.

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1873

Private companies are mining companies. They work similar to 1835 style minors. They can be merged into mining share companies. Mining companies need a connection to the regular gauge "state railway" network to be effective. They own machines (in lieu of standard trains) and switchers.

Normal railway companies represent narrow gauge freight operations with standard trains and (later) passenger Diesel railcars. These railway companies are opened via concessions. The state railway is represented by the MHE. Players can own its shares, but it is run automatically.

Trains and machines don't rust, but cause increasing maintenance costs instead.

The game ends when the highest share price (1000) is reached, or after the second full set of ORs in phase 5.

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1876v2

The game starts with an STR share in the bank pool.

You can only upgrade a city tile if you have a station marker there or you are about to put a station marker there or there is no station marker there.

You can put a station marker in a place reserved for another company's station marker. When the station marker with the reserved place turns up, yours is killed.

Diesels do not count against the train limit.

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1880

Stock rounds do not occur after a set number of operating rounds. Instead, they take place when the last train of any type (other than restored 2 trains) is sold or removed from the bank.

If no train is bought in a complete operating round, all the remaining trains of the current type are discarded from the game and a stock round takes place.

Stock rounds take place immediately one of the two situations above occur. This can result in the company that purchased the last train of a type continuing operations once the stock round is completed, possibly buying further trains.

The Communist Takeover period runs from the sale of the first 4 train to the sale of the first 6 train. During this period the prices on the stock market do not change for any reason. Players may not sell shares in a company they are the Director of.

Private companies do not count towards the certificate limit.

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1893

The game offers a number of variants:

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1895

The game contains obligations, which can be purchased and come with a non-active 10% share of one of the public companies. The holder of an obligation has the option to purchase the president's certificate of the corresponding public company if someone else declares they wish to buy it. When the two cities of the obligation are connected the non-active share becomes a normal share.

When a player wons 60% of a company, buying more shares requires that an additional 20% of the price be paid to the bank.

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18AL

Each railroad has a historical objective. After placing and paying for a token in that city, the company receives $100.

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18C2C

At the end of an SR, if a company's stock is fully sold, and its price token cannot move north because it is already at the top of the market, it moves south-east instead.

Has 'share redemption' in which a company buys one of its own shares. This share must come from the bank pool if possible, or from any player, provided that at least six shares remain in player hands and the bank pool after the redemption. A share can only be redeemed from a player with their consent.

Has 'share reissue' in which the redeemed shares are offered for sale again.

A company that connects to its 'destination' does a special bonus run. A company that makes a transcontinental run gains a one-time boost on the stock market.

There is a 'ledge' on the stock market. Tokens trying to move downwards through this do so normally except if this would cause them to stop immediately below it, when they instead stop immediately above it. Tokens trying to move upwards through the ledge do so normally. Tokens trying to move rightwards through the ledge get diverted upwards by arrows. Tokens trying to move leftwards through the ledge do so normally.

Four of the companies may buy the Mississippi River Bridge Company private before a 3 train has been sold.

Privatisation of shares is possible.

Two single companies with a physical connection on the map can join to become merger companies.

The Amtrak and Conrail companies form on the purchase of the first '6'  and '8' train respectively, and absorb companies that are left with no trains once the 3 trains and 4 trains have been discarded.

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18EC

Knoxville is a grey town in the middle of the map that pays fixed amounts to the treasury of a company running to, from or through it.

Mail Contracts can be bought that allow a company with a train to run an additional Mail Train. The Mail Contract can be voluntary returned to the bank, but must be given up the instant that the company does not own a train. The Mail Contract does not count towards the train limit.

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18EZ

18EZ is designed to teach the 18xx game system, and comes with three levels of play. Level 1 deals purely with building railroad network and operating trains. Level 2 introduces the financial element, with the addition of the stock market, and introduces the separation of the player and the railroad as separate entities. Level 3 introduces three different types of companies (privates, minors and a merger company) that players may control.

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18FL

A company's tokens can be used as standard station markers (on cities) or as Hotels (on villages). The Key West Extension (hexes M24 and M26) is destroyed at the beginning of phase 6/3E, but may be rebuilt.

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18GA

There is an exception to the definitions of 'city' and 'village' in the glossary. It has cities which have no room for a station marker, but are cities because they count towards a train's route, unlike villages which are free.

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18GL

CONRAIL may form at the beginning of phases 10H or E, and may absorb companies left with no trains.

Bank loans are used to make up shortfalls during emergency money raising.

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18MW

After a 10 train has been sold, a player may merge a trainless and underfunded company with another company of which he is also President.

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18Neb

The initial stock round does not end on a set of consecutive passes while private companies remain unsold. Instead, any private company without a bid is reduced in price by $10 and the round continues. Once all private companies have been purchases the priority order for the rest of the stock round is reviewed, with the player holding the most cash going first, followed by the other players in descending order of cash-in-hand.

The operating order in the first operating round is the reverse of the usual order, in that the lowest priced company operates first, followed by the others in ascending order of price.

A company that requires a train may ask for Presidential assistance to buy a train even if the bank holds another train that it could afford. The President can always provide assistance (from cash-in-hand only) to purchase a train from another company that they control.

Local Companies become available part-way through the game, and may only own one rusted train, which is a permanent train for this type of company.

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18NY

Once all private companies have been sold, only D&H shares may be bought. The remaining shares companies (except for the NYC) become available from the second stock round.

When a company runs a train to a station hosting a coal or connection bonus token, those tokens are claimed by the company and continure to contribute to the company's revenue during future rounds.

An NYC Formation Round takes place before the next Stock Round when the first 12H train is purchased, or albany and Buffalo are connected by track (ignoring tokens). The NYC is formed during this round from one or more minor companies. A second and final NYC Formation Round takes place before the following stock round during which in any remaining minor companies may merge with the NYC or close.

A Capitalisation Round takes place before the next Stock Round when the last 12H train is purchased. During this round companies may sell treasury shares (confusing referred to as IPO shares in the rules) to raise capital.

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18PA

Companies other than the NYC start as 5-shares companies and convert to 10-share companies during the game. The NYC is formed from the first three private companies when phase 4 is triggered. Players can go into debt to fund train purchases rather than going bankrupt.

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18Rhl Rhineland

Routes that include coal mines and/or steel mills may gain a bonus. Long distance connections between the off-board hexes in the north west and the south east, and between the north east and the west, gain a bonus.

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18Ruhr

Of the 18 private Montan Companies (pMCs) in the game, 8 will be active with the remaining 10 being passive. The selection of which are active and which are passive depends on the chosen scenario. There are five different scenarios to choose from.

Private Montan Companies and Montan Corporations doe not build rail networks; they only build at their location. They can invest in technical developments. The larger and more advanced a Montan Company is, the more revenue it generates.

Bankruptcy causes a player to leave the game.

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18Scan

Minor companies have destinations and perform bonus runs and may place destination tokens when connected.

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18TN

Companies may buy one private company from one player at face value in the game's first operating round.

When the fourth (of five) 3 train is purchased, the American Civil War is triggered. In the next operating round, each company loses the income from one of its trains. If a company only owns one train, the company price does not fall due to its failure to pay dividends in this round.

When the second (last) 6 train is purchased, 4 trains in the bank pool are removed from play while 4 trains in company hands are desginated as obsolete. Each obsolete train remains in play until after the next time the company runs its trains, when it is removed from play.

Three optional rules are included:

a) Allow each company the option to lay three yellow tiles on its first operating turn.
b) Allow a company to purchase a private company from a player any time durig phase 2, from $1 to face value.
c) When 3 trains are removed from play, the owning company immediately received a salvage value of $30 per 3 train.

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18US

The game starts with the sale of the Eastern Concessions and 4-share Eastern companies. The 4-share companies convert to 5-share companies when they connect to a Gateway city, and may optionally convert to 10-share companies after the Western Railroad Convention.

Western Concessions are sold during the Western Railroad Convention. Once the Pacific Railway Act concession has been bought, 5-share Land Grant companies come into play, converting to 10-share companies when they complete their Land Grants. When this conversion takes place the shareholders receive a special Golden Spike bonus.

Once the first 4E or 3G train has been bought, pairs of connected 10-share companies can be combined to form 20-share Systems. A System may never sell its last permanent train.

Plain yellow track tiles upgrade to villages (junction towns). This can only be done if the company has a spare token to place on the upgraded tile.

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18VA

The private companies only die when their power is exercised. If their power is not exercised, they last for ever.

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18West

The Union Pacific starts the game as an operating public company with two 2 trains and , in the v2.3 retuned rules, a doubling token in northern San Francisco (Oakland). Until a player becomes President of the UP it runs on autopilot following the rules in section 6.3.3.

A public company started during a stock round may buy a train from the bank at the end of that stock round if it has the required funds in its treasury. Initially this will be the DRG and the GN. Later on it may be Land Grant companies started after phase 5 has begun. The v2.3 retuned rules change this so that the DRG and GN, and any public company started after phase 5 begins, now buy their initial train during the operating round, after all the Granger Roads have operated but before any other company.

If it is phase 4 or later and a company has completed at least one complete operating round, the company may issue one or more treasury shares to the bank pool and receive the current market value from the bank. The stock market token moves one space to the left when this is done.

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Crisis

No distinction between 'operating rounds' and 'share dealing rounds'. Companies trade in and can be forced to purchase shares. Shareholders can be forced to support companies in receivership. The tiles are square. Too many others to list.

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Poseidon

As this game is set in Greece in 1800 BC, some of the terminology is different from the usual 18xx game. For example, Director's/Presidents certificates are called King's cards, ordinary shares are presented by merchant tokens, station markers are replaced by trading posts, and trains become ships. Please bear this in mind when reviewing the game's entries on this list.

Income from Special cards (private companies) varies according to the phase of the game.

When a player buys a nation's King's card, they choose how many merchants to add to the merchant pool (bank pool), thereby determining how many 'shares' the company has. Additional merchants can be added to the pool when the first 4 and 6 ship are sold.

If a player holds more merchants than the current holder of the King's card for a nation, he may take it over, but is not required to do so.

At the beginning of each empire (operating) round, each nations' King can take money from that nation's coffers (treasury) and add it to his personal cash. The amount that can be taken depends on the phase.

A nation is not required to send out its ship (run its train). If it does not do so it gains a fixed amount, depending on the phase, which goes into its coffers (treasury).

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Rolling Stock

Rolling Stock is a pure card game without a board, tiles, tokens, or trains.

The role of trains is partially taken over by the (many) private companies that enter play throughout the game via auctions. Share companies (called corporations) are launched by converting a private company. They can then buy (and sell) more private companies as subsidiaries. They have to retain one subsidiary company at all times. Companies that are subsidiaries of the same corporation can create synergy bonusses with each other. Old companies cause increasing cost of ownership over time. A corporation can go bankrupt because of that (but players never do).

A foreign investor serves as a dummy player and deals with companies not bought by the players.

Share trading has almost no limits, but share prices are adjusted upon each transaction, and players earn/pay the new share price. Share prices are not directly influenced by paying dividends or
withholding, but they are adjusted based on the book value of the corporation compared to its market capitalisation (i.e. share prices gravitate towards their true value).

Share prices are unique, and leapfrogging is applied so that surprising jumps might happen if corporations occupy adjacent share prices.

Shares don't have a fixed percentage, e.g. a share in a 3-share corporation is implicitly a 33% share. If that corporation issues another share, all shares become diluted to 25% shares. President's
shares are normal shares (not double).

The game ends a full turn after all private companies have been auctioned off, or once the highest share price (100) is reached.

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In compiling this list, it has been necessary to decide what it is that is to be documented: what the rules say, or what their author intended them to say. As we have more access to the printed rules than to their authors' minds (which may anyway have changed since writing the rules), the former has been chosen. Where the author's current view is known, this is also provided.

Text in [square brackets] is the opinion of Nick Wedd, and may be disregarded (he said so). Text is {braces} is the opinion of Keith Thomasson, and may also be disregarded (quite rightly).


This document was originally created by Nick Sauer, and modified by Nick Wedd. It is now managed by Keith Thomasson. It includes contributions by David Allsopp, Werner Baer, Craig Bartell, Dave Berry, Elliott Bonnett, Eric Brosius, Michael Brünker, Arthur Bullock, Martin Butcher, Chris Clarke, John Davidson, Freek Dijkstra, Bill Dixon, Daniel W. Farrow IV, Jonathan Ferro, John David Galt, Mark Geary, Jeff Goldsmith, David Grabiner, Aaron Haag, David Hecht, Andy Holt, Mike Hutton, Peter Jacobi, Robert Jasiek, Hunter Johnson, Matthias Klose, Roger Krueger, Chris Lawson, Tony Leal, Noel Leaver, Ryan Moats, Frank Muzzulini, Akiyoshi Nomura, Dylan O'Donnell, Lonny Orgler, Bill Parker, Bjorn Rabenstein, Justin Rebelo, Alex Rhomberg, Adam Romoth, Mikko Saari, Nick Sauer, Wayne Schmittberger, Ludwig Seitz, Chris Shaffer, Mike Shaver, David Smith, Robert Stimets, Steve Thomas, Keith Thomasson, Erik Vos, Nick Wedd, Rick Westerman, Ian D Wilson, Jeff Wilson, Paul Work, and Dafydd Wyn Evans.

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