Tycoons like Cornelius Vanderbilt and Charles Morgan are representatives of a time of changes at the end of the 19th century in America. The development and the settlement of North America progresses fast with the help of the bigger railway companies. As investors the players take part in the development and the expansion of the 5 largest railway companies of the country. It is their aim to make high profits through the expansion of the rail network towards Chicago, the development of the town and mountain hexes or the purchase of company shares. Only the player who makes clever investments and develops the right companies will win the game with the largest amount of money.