The English rules state "...the tie is won by the tied player with the lowest turn order number."
Now, that seems obvious to me. However, it also seems unfair. For example, in a two player game, if the players are tied for capitol, player 1, who is already enjoying the benefit of going first, also gets the black the engine.
As I am writing this, it dawns on me that this may be put in place to provide incentive to swap out turn order cards, but I digress.
I want to make sure "lowest turn order number" means lowest numerical value and not lowest ranking value.
we played the two player game as well.
I was thinking about this rule, too.
But I think, going 2nd or 3rd may be a advantage.
You can use builded tracks of your opponents for your movement. You can use the upgraded trainstations. You can get money before it's your turn from the "dividend-runs" of the other players.....
May be, this (little?) disadvantage is the the black engine worth.