The rules do state that, but I'm dubious. I suspect that it's optional, in case you need money at some point in the game. Designer, please clarify.
Papa Ninja wrote:
Yes, if not the cards you played as train lines on that turn that don't have rails go into your income pile.
This can be found on the bottom of page 5 of the rules under - 5. Draw New Cards.
It's in both versions of the rules (check out Miwi's run through of the German version) so I'm not sure why there's any question. That rule definitely drives the game and forces you to make difficult decisions. The game would lose almost of its tension if you could just play cards without a train card. Plus it would allow you to play high cards of a color that you don't want to screw the person you're playing against.
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