Goal: The Yosemite Valley was the most beautiful and remote area in California. Prior to 1900 the only way to see the valley was by stage coach. Now it is time for a railroad link with the valley, good luck.
Author's Comments: Paul Bamberg modified the original map and added events while John Schwarz supplied some comments and some play testing, the scenery was created by Kevin Hodges. This map attempts to model the economics of the real Yosemite Valley Railroad.
At one end of the map, in the San Joaquin Valley, are a complete set of agricultural resources that can be exploited to provide an economic base. At the other end is El Portal, on the border of Yosemite National Park. This city will never have any industry, but it demands passengers and and other things that people want.
In between you will not find much except some logging camps in the mountains. The challenge is to deliver people, food, goods, and alcohol to El Portal and bring back lumber to Merced in the San Joaquin Valley.
Breakdowns and crashes, though no more frequent than usual, are a real annoyance on this map. You can reduce them by connecting Merced to El Portal as early as possible.
NOTE: There is a small problem with the medal events, this shouldn't affect gameplay.