RBxxx Alternate Maps


Computer Version (RBP) Maps

RBUSR Zoomed Screen Shot RBP not only works with the standard USA map, but also with dozens of fun, interesting alternate game maps. Each one presents a new strategy challenge. Some of the best are described below.

When you register your copy of the RBP shareware, you'll be entitled to a copy of the alternate map named "USR". USR is similar to USA, except the RR prices have been adjusted to better reflect the RRs' true value. Registration instructions can be found in RBP's on-line help.

But don't stop there! Check out the maps described below.

To use an alternate map you have obtained, uncompress it into the directory in which you previously installed RBP.EXE. Then, inside the RBP program, from the File menu, select Load Alternate Map. From the dialog box that appears, choose the desired map. Please note that to play on these maps, you must have a registered copy of RBP version 2.0 or newer. Several maps have multimedia add-ons you can download for free.

-- Map Summary Table --
NAME DEPICTS DATE DESIGNER FILE SIZE IMAGES?* EXTRA AUDIO?* PRICE
RBUS2 United States Jan 2000 Steve Okonski @ ICI < 20K Yes (same as USA) No $16
RBUNE Northeast USA Nov 1998 Steve Okonski @ ICI < 20K Heralds / logos No $16
RBSE1 Southeast USA May 2010 Steve Okonski @ ICI 130K No No $16
RBNYC New York City Jan 1999 Steve Okonski @ ICI ~20K Subway & bus photos, destination photos Subway & bus sounds $16
RBBWA Baltimore / Washington Jun 1999 Steve Okonski @ ICI < 20K Road & train photos No $16
RBEUR Europe 1914 Jul 2003 Jim Lomax 130K No No $16
COL Colorado Dec 1998 Daryl Poe 415K or 21K Heralds / logos No Free
WUS Western USA May 1999 Neil Smith < 20K Heralds / logos No Free
IOF Isle of Fantasy Jun 1999 Ron Moore ~70K Heralds / logos No Free
LTS London Underground Jan 2000 Guy Talma 21K No No Free
GBI Great Britain and Ireland Feb 2000 Jim Lomax 28K Heralds / logos No Free
AIR World Mar 2000 Walter Winn 35K No No Free
LOS Los Angeles Oct 2002 Guy Talma 10K No No Free
IND India Jan 2004 Rob Murphy 20K No No Free
AUS Australia Jul 2004 Rod Johnstone 20K No No Free
IHS Interstate Highways Sep 2006 Joseph Poirier 67K No No Free
VIC Victoria Aug 2007 Rod Johnstone 40K No No Free
ECS English Canals May 2012 Jim Lomax 70K No No Free
U21 US 21st Century Sep 2012 ICI 12K Yes (same as USA) No Free
RBGB2 Great Britain Nov 2013 ICI 380K Heralds / logos No $16
PAS Paris Mar 2014 Mark Caffrey 250K Heralds / logos No Free
*Images and audio can be downloaded separately at no additional charge.

Alternate Maps Available for a Small Fee

We can e-mail these maps to you moments after processing your order; all are small files that will not bog down your email.

RBUS2 Screen Shot RBUS2: Similar to the standard USA map, except the familiar 28 RRs have been broken into 140 historical components. A true test of your empire building skills as you race to assemble the best network from small pieces. Makes for a challenging and longer game. Superbly balanced play and many ways to win.

RBUNE Screen Shot RBUNE: UNE zooms into the northeastern corner of the United States. UNE's historical railroad roster includes 1 public and 29 private railroads that stretch from Bangor, Maine to St. Louis, Missouri. It's fantastic fun and a new challenge for anyone who enjoys RBP. If you already have this map, you can get a free multimedia add-on here.

RBSE1 Screen Shot RBSE1 returns you to the 1890s Southeastern US when post-Civil War railroad overbuilding has precipitated bank failures. The region's giant railroad companies are only beginning to take shape. You'll find the predecessors of the Atlantic Coast Line, Seaboard Air Line, Southern and others, but also many smaller railroads that must merge to survive. In the economic panic, the small railroads are available at a discount price, but can you assemble them into a network worthy of a winning railroad baron? Requires RBP version 3.x.

RBNYC Screen Shot RBNYC: This map depicts the layout of the subways of New York City; over 30 subway and bus lines are included, and the busiest stops act as destinations. This map has a different feel due to the dominance of longer and more expensive RR lines. Called the toughest map on which to win. If you already have this map, you can get free photo and audio multimedia add-ons here.

RBBWA Screen Shot RBBWA: The Baltimore-Washingon Area, where commercial railroading began in the United States, is the focus of this map. Includes railroads, subways, busses and highways. The small number of connections between locomotive and automobile routes on this map mimics reality and presents a fresh gaming challenge. Said to offer the best railroad balance. If you already have this map, you can get a free multimedia add-on here.



RBEUR Screen Shot RBEUR: Europe in 1914 on the brink of World War I. Over 100 destinations and 50 railroads will challenge you in an historic setting. The powerful KPEV RR sprawls over northern Germany and generates more income than any other RR, but is it worth the $92,000 price tag? A detailed and fun map designed by Jim Lomax.



RBGB2 Screen Shot RBGB2: During the early 20th century railways criss-crossed Great Britain. Companies refused connections with competitors and sought to monopolize destinations. To win, you'll have to do similarly. If you have only 2 participants, this map is playable (RBP 3.6.13 or newer). For ease of use, each railroad is uniquely colored, and each region differently shaded. Computer-generated payoffs ensure accuracy. Usable with RBP's Board Game Conductor.

Also available as a board game in print-your-own PDF form.



The maps above are $16 each in computer format. Some are also available in board game format.

RBP Ambassador CD Get your RBP registration (with USR bonus map) as part of the following discounted packages:

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Alternate Maps Available for Free

The designers of the following maps have kindly made them available for free downloading. The designers of the maps are responsibile for the content provided within.

COL Screen Shot COL: (December 1998) In this map, by Daryl Poe, twenty-seven narrow and standard gauge railroads compete to serve the state of Colorado. Your challenge is to decide whether to buy many short railroads, or save your cash for the dominant Denver Rio Grande. City access is limited in the mountainous areas, so there are lots of destinations to monopolize. Click COLMAP.ZIP (2 bgnd images; approx. 415k; 425k after installation) to download, then get a free multimedia add-on for this map here.

Also available in print-your-own PDF form.

WUS Screen Shot WUS: (May 1999) This map, by Neil Smith, covers the 10 US states from the Rocky Mountains west. The 87 cities and 49 RRs make this a good map for a 6-player game. Playability is enhanced via the addition of fictional (and fanciful!) railroads. I bet you didn't know there's a railroad named for Heather Locklear. Click WUSMAP.ZIP to download (approx. 19k; 55k after installation), then get a free multimedia add-on for this map here.

IOF Map IOF: (June 1999) Ron Moore contributed this "Isle of Fantasy" map. The fantasy theme makes this a good map for introducing children to the game, but it's fun for everyone. A playable boardgame version of this map appears in the April/May/June 1999 issue of Rail Gamer magazine. Click IOFMAP.ZIP to download (approx. 70k; 85k after installation), then get a free multimedia add-on for this map here.

Also available in print-your-own PDF form.

LTS Map LTS: (January 2000) London is home to one of the oldest subway systems in the world. The Underground serves as the model for this map contributed by Guy Talma. The map contains just 11 trains, so it's good for matches with no more than 3 or 4 players. Click LTSMAP.ZIP to download (approx. 21k; 23k after installation).

GBI Map GBI: (February 2000) Our first European map contribution is "Great Britain and Ireland" by Jim Lomax. Railroading has a long history in the British Isles, and is quite deserving of an RBP map. Jim has done a fine job depicting 36 railroads and 80 destinations. Click GBIMAP.ZIP to download (approx. 28k; 30k after installation), then get a free multimedia add-on for this map here.

Also available in print-your-own PDF form.

AIR Map AIR: (March 2000) Air Baron? This is what Rail Baron players were hoping for when AH announced the game of that name. The map contributed by Walter Winn lets you pretend to be Richard Branson while you ride railroads in the sky. Click AIRMAP.ZIP to download (approx. 35k; 37k after installation).

LOS Map LOS: (October 2002) Extensive railroads in Los Angeles? Well, not exactly. This map depicts the major highways of that California city, and was kindly contributed by Guy Talma. Click LOSMAP.ZIP to download (approx. 8k; 9k after installation).

IND Map IND: (January 2004) The country of India has a long railroading history. Rob Murphy studied to find the original railroads prior to their operation by the government, and contributed this fun map. Click INDMAP.ZIP to download (approx. 32k; 33k after installation).

AUS Map AUS: (July 2004) Do trains run upside down in the Land Down Under? You can find out with this Australia map by Rod Johnstone. Click AUSMAP.ZIP to download (approx. 20k; 22k after installation).

Also available in print-your-own PDF form.

IHS Map IHS: (September 2006) Tired of paying tolls when you drive? Now you can turn the tables by purchasing I-95 and collecting use fees. Trains take over the interstate highways in this challenging map contributed by Joseph Poirier. Every two-digit interstate is included, and every continental US state is represented. Joseph even did the research to assign a local town name for each "rail" dot. Click IHSMAP.ZIP to download (approx. 67k; 67k after installation), then get a free multimedia add-on for this map here.

VIC Map VIC: (August 2007) Rod Johnstone reprises his 2004 map by zooming into the area surrounding Melbourne, the capital city of the Australian state of Victoria. The map depicts the state's actual broad gauge (5 feet, 3 inches) railroads as of July 1963. The large number of cities (over 130) and railroads (44) makes for a lengthy game. Click VICMAP.ZIP to download (approx. 40k; 40k after installation).

ECS Map ECS: (May 2012) This time Jim Lomax gives us the English Canal System. No, it's not trains, but if you don't tell the computer, neither will we. Monopolizing destinations is huge on this map, and will challenge you to adopt your strategy. Click ECSMAP.ZIP to download (approx. 70k; 72k after installation).

U21 Map U21: (Sep 2012) It's not the railroads that are updated for the 21st Century but rather the rules. Lets you play with the modern 21st Century rule set that is now popular. The extension of the B&O RR to serve New York City solves the problem of the overly powerful PA RR. Click U21MAP.ZIP to download (approx. 12k; 13k after installation).

PAS Map PAS: (March 2014) Mark Caffrey's first map here brings us the Metro system of Paris, France. This one is all about controlling destinations, but with just 20 RRs to buy, things go fast. You'll do well to mimic the how RBP's Morgan AI handles the challenge. This is a free download for use with RBP. Click PASMAP.ZIP to download (approx. 250k; 260k after installation).

Also available in print-your-own PDF form.

To use an alternate map you have obtained, uncompress its .zip file into the directory in which you previously installed RBP.EXE. Then, inside the RBP program, from the File menu, select Load Alt Map. From the dialog box that appears, choose the desired map. Detailed install instructions. Please note that to play on an alternate map, you must have a registered copy of RBP and the map. Several maps have multimedia add-ons you can download for free.



Have you created an alternate map you'd like to distribute either for free or for fee? Contact us.

How were these maps created? See the RBPEdit page.


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Rail Baron is an internationally registered trademark of Intersystem Concepts, Inc. The computer software and alternate maps are not products of The Avalon Hill Game Company or Hasbro. Screen shots above come from various versions of the software and may appear somewhat different in the current version.