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6.4 - When is a company's first station marker laid?

1761 At the start of phase 2 the home stations of all public companies are placed on the map.
1800, 1822, 1822CA, 1824, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1834, 1837SX, 1844, 1848, 1850, 1853, 1853 v2, 1854, 1856, 1862, 1862EA, 1869 USA West, 1870, 1889, 1893, 1895, 18BL, 18C2C, 18CZ, 18Dixie, 18EC, 18EZ All Levels, 18GA, 18GA v2, 18Kaas, 18Mex, 18MS, 18NK, 18NL, 18Rhl Rhineland, 18Ruhr, 18SA, 18SS, 18SY, 18TN, Steam Over Holland When it first operates.
1812, 1826, 1829 Mainline, 1837, 1838 Rheinland, 1841, 1849v4, 1851, 1858, 1860, 1861, 1868, 1873, 1898, 18Africa, 18Ardennes, 18GB, 18GL, 18Ireland, 18Neb, 18NW, 18Scan When it is floated.
1817, 18USA A company's home station is placed when the President's certificate is put up for auction.
1825, 1847, 1847AE The token is placed on the home base at the start of the operating round in which it will first run.
1830 Cardgame When the company is chosen for the first time when a Build a Station card is played.
1830BC
Not applicable.
1835 When it is floated, except for the Badische, which places its home station when it first operates.
1841, 1846, 1849v4, 1898, 18EU, 18VA When its president's certificate is bought.
1857, 1859, 1879, 18FL, 18PA, 18US, 18West At the start of the game.
1865 Sardinia All base station tokens start the game on the map. For absorbed companies re-entering the game the home base is placed when the President's certificate is purchased.
1867 For public companies, when they are floated. For minor companies, the token is placed on a valid empty city circle on the map when the minor is put up for auction.
1869 The Golden Spike Contradictory. The sections on home bases and floating the company state that the token is placed at the start of the company's first operating turn, while the section of placing station markers says that the home bases were placed when the company was started.
1880 The token is placed on the home base at the end of the stock round in which the Director owns the qualifying number of shares. The qualifying number of shares depends on the phase. From Phase A1 (the start of the game) it is 20%, from B1 it is 30%, from B3 it is 40% and from C2 it is 60%.
1881
It is recommended that base tokens for the tramway companies are placed upside down on their starting hexes at the beginning of the game. The rules do not say when these are flipped over, but it is assumed this happens when the tramway companies float, because the rules do state that the base tokens for the S-Bahn main company and its three subnets are placed when the S-Bahn floats.
1891 Contradictory. As per the 1856 rules, which 1891 is based on, when it first operates. However, the rules on starting a company have an italicised section that states that the token is placed in the starting city when the presidency is purchased.
18?? When it first operates, except for any company started by the Grand Junction Investors private, which places its home station marker in Grand Junction when the private is bought.
18CLE It is placed face down when the President's certificate is bought and turned face up when it first operates.
18GM A company's home station marker is placed when the president's certificate is purchased, but imposes no restrictions (other than reserving the space) until the company operates for the first time.
18NY When it first operates. By the written rules, specifically in the Buy and Place Station Marker step of the turn, although to do so makes it impossible to lay any tiles that rely on a route in the company's first operating turn.
18OE For minors, when floated. Tokens for regionals start on the map.
2038 From the start of the game.
Poseidon It is pre-printed on the map.
Railroad Barons, Rolling Stock Not applicable.

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