Revisit the early days of the Age of Steam as you begin with a locomotive (the venerable John Bull, the first locomotive to run in North America) and a vision (your Tycoon "mission" card). From there, build your budding railroad network into a vast empire. Connect New York to Chicago, earn the most money, develop bigger and faster locomotives and maybe even span North America and build the Transcontinental Railway!
This game is preceded by the designer's other Winsome train games: Age of Steam, Australian Railways, Veld Railroads, Volldampf, Pampas Railroads, New England Railways, Prairie Railroads, Veld Spoorweg, Lancashire Railways, and Ferrocarriles Pampas.
Note: The board itself is gigantic (about 36x45 inches, 91x114 cm) and requires a huge table or playing on the floor.
In June 2007, it was announced that an official expansion: Rails of Europe, will be released by FRED Distribution in late 2007. The expansion will be designed by one of the co-designers of Railroad Tycoon Glenn Drover. It will not, however, use the Railroad Tycoon license from Sid Meier's computer games and it is reported that the original game's name will not appear anywhere in the game.
Age of Steam
Railways of the World