Based on the earliest of railway days!
1830 was the beginning of the railway age, with the country of America becoming increasingly interconnected with trains. It was the wild west of railroad building and expansion, but it was most definitely an interesting period, with a whole load going on everywhere. At any rate, the most notable thing about the game, which is actually a remake of a tabletop game by the famous Avalon Hill, is the fact that it keeps close to the gameplay of the original, without skimping on the ideas and possibilities that make computer games easier to play and more streamlined. So, you still have a board, on top of which you build your infrastructure. As you might imagine, you have a whole lot of costs to take into account, and thus, to continue to expand, you have to make good financial choices. The better you realize your tracks, the better you will fare consequently, being able to cover more and more ground with railways. Graphically, 1830 Railroads & Robber Barons is also a sweet looking game, that takes advantage of the SVGA standard that by the mid 90s was beginning to be the norm. Else, of course, download Railroad Tycoon, which is better looking, more thoroughly built and also set towards the (!) middle ages of railway expansion!