Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon Description:
The original version allowed the player to start companies in several settings: the U.S. West and Midwest or the Northeast, England, and (on a smaller scale including southern England, based in Europe. The player, as the manager of the business, must lay track, build stations, purchase and schedule trains, and, if the player wishes, handle individual train movement and build additional industries. The game also has other railroads attempting to put the player out of business by stock dealings as well as by "Rate Wars" between railroads. The player is given one million dollars (half equity, half loan) at the beginning of the game. The player can get more cash by selling 500,000 dollar bonds at various interest rates (depending on the current economic condition in the game). In the West-US version, a million-dollar bonus awaits the first railroad to link the west coast with land east of the Mississippi.