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This chart is on the back of each of the player action reference cards, and shows each company/color followed by 10 boxes with varying numbers ranging from 10-40.
I'm not seeing anywhere in the rules where this is mentioned? *confused*
Jonathan is correct in that the reference cards are simply to help you know all of the information contained in each game, since the station values vary across each company. As you become more experienced with the game, you'll notice how important hand management and timing is. The reference card is primarily handy during the tricks in which players lay track. For example, if I have the B&O "10" card, it is the only card in B&O with a station value of 40, so I would have the struggle of deciding to use it to guarantee winning a trick (since it's a 10 and can't be beat) or giving up that guaranteed win to greatly increase B&O's company value.
OK... I think what I was confused about is does the "station value" on the track cards have anything to do with the actual station cards?
I'm guessing now the answer is no, and when we're referring to "each station," that means each individual track/railroad card is considered to have it's own station and thus the "station values" is just showing the card distribution.
The multiple uses of the term "station" is throwing me.
We use the term "station" strictly for the 5 starting station cards that setup the "board" and the term "station values" for the central number on the remaining company and city cards (the rules content diagram shows this as well).
Hope that clears things up. Let us know if you have any other questions.
Thanks for the support!