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Railroads[edit]

The 28 railroads depicted in the game correspond to 28 actual real-life railroads that operated in the early 20th century. The table below lists these 28 railroads, their cost within the Rail Baron game, their real-life years of operation and eventual corporate outcome, and their current status as of 2006.

Railroad Game Cost Real-Life Years of Operation Real-Life Eventual Outcome Currently¹ Part Of...
Southern Pacific $42,000 1865-1996 Purchased by Rio Grande Industries but retained Southern Pacific name. Later purchased by Union Pacific Union Pacific
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe $40,000 1859-1996 Merged with Burlington Northern to become BNSF BNSF
Union Pacific $40,000 1862-Present Currently operating Union Pacific
Pennsylvania $30,000 1846-1968 Merged with New York Central to form Penn Central Amtrak,
Norfolk Southern
Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific $29,000 1852-1980 Liquidated in 1980 N/A
New York Central $28,000 1831-1968 Merged with Pennsylvania Railroad to form Penn Central Amtrak,
CSX
Baltimore and Ohio $24,000 1830-1986 Taken over by the Chesapeake and Ohio to become the Chessie System CSX
Missouri Pacific $21,000 1849-1982 Merged with Union Pacific Union Pacific
Chesapeake and Ohio $20,000 1869-1972 Renamed to Chessie System CSX
Southern Railway $20,000 1894-1982 Merged with Norfolk and Western to create Norfolk Southern Norfolk Southern
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy $20,000 1849-1970 Merged with Great Northern, Northern Pacific and Spokane, Portland and Seattle to form Burlington Northern BNSF
St. Louis & San_Francisco $19,000 1876-1980 Acquired by Burlington Northern BNSF
Louisville and Nashville $18,000 1850-1982 Absorbed by Seaboard System Railroad CSX
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific $18,000 1847-1985 Acquired by the Soo Line Canadian National
Great Northern $17,000 1890-1970 Merged with Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, Northern Pacific and Spokane, Portland and Seattle to form Burlington Northern BNSF
Seaboard Air Line $14,000 1880-1967 Merged with Atlantic Coast Line to form the Seaboard Coast Line CSX
Illinois Central $14,000 1851-1999 Acquired by the Canadian National Railway Canadian National
Chicago and North Western $14,000 1865-1995 Merged into Union Pacific Union Pacific
Northern Pacific $14,000 1864-1970 Merged with Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, Great Northern and Spokane, Portland and Seattle to form Burlington Northern BNSF
Atlantic Coast Line $12,000 1840-1967 Merged with Seaboard Air Line to form the Seaboard Coast Line CSX
Norfolk and Western $12,000 1838-1982 Merged with Southern Railway to create Norfolk Southern Norfolk Southern
Gulf, Mobile and Ohio $12,000 1938-1972 Merged with Illinois Central to form Illinois Central Gulf Canadian National
Texas and Pacific $10,000 1871-1976 Merged with the Missouri Pacific Union Pacific
Western Pacific $8,000 1903-1983 Acquired by Union Pacific Union Pacific
Denver and Rio Grande Western $6,000 1870-1988 Renamed to Southern Pacific after purchasing that railroad Union Pacific
Boston and Maine $4,000 1836-1983 Purchased by Guilford Transportation Industries (a.k.a. Pan Am Systems) Pan Am Systems
New York, New Haven, and Hartford $4,000 1872-1969 Merged into Penn Central Amtrak
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac $4,000 1836-1991 Now part of CSX CSX

¹ = As of 2006