FYI, the game status screen in the annual report says that you need $75M in book value to win gold, but the briefing and forum post say $100M. I think it's $100M, since I haven't won yet ! But as they say in 1929, what's a little challenge for a tycoon? The profits are indeed rolling in. Just got my first million-dollar-per-delivery train in service, delivering diesel from Texas to Florida. Canada and Mexico are connected, and all the cities required. It's 1944. I have been issuing stock to speed it up, but unlike last time when I diluted value, the profits are enough to keep investors happy, and selling off industry was not necessary. Just need another $25M or so in book value. Which ought to be pretty easy to do, barring an economic collapse. I'll probably keep issuing stock till I have a cool million outstanding shares, but it's likely unnecessary. The industrial profits are also well above what's required. $50M for gold; I'm at $99M. Although investing so much in those did make the 1925 goal a bit tough. I'm in much better shape than in my MN game, too. From '41 - '43, 3M made about $2.5M in profits per year on about $9M in revenue. The Ohio & Everywhere is making about $5M per year on about $12M in revenue. The biggest differences being 25% more trains this time, 10-15% higher revenue per locomotive, and the combined train maintenance + fuel costs being almost 50% lower (despite having 25% more trains). Track mileage is almost identical at a bit under 5000. Edit: Wound up getting silver, but I'm not sure why. Pretty sure I had all the Gold requirements, including # of cities connected. My railroad is super-profitable this time. I played on till 1956, investing heavily in industry around 1950. This brought in millions per year in additional profits, and I'm now raking in more than $10M annually. So much that I'm not sure how to spend it! I've started building stone bridges, put in some electric track in Oklahoma, but there's still too much to spend. My latest industrial ventures are more textile mills, an auto plant in South Carolina, plastics in Montana, meat in North Dakota, and furniture in Canada. And pretty much everything is a gold mine; there was a lot of raw opportunity up north.