Few things have changed the world as dramatically and as quickly as the invention of the steam locomotive. Created in Britain by Richard Trevithick in 1804, its humble beginnings could not have foretold the massive changes that it would bring to the world. Initially replacing the horse for freight work and thus earning the long lived moniker The Iron Horse, the steam locomotive and the railways on which they ran created whole new industries, folklore, and legends. Railroad Tycoon II Mac provides you with an opportunity to relive and reshape those early formative years, revel in it s golden age and struggle with its future role in the world. As an industrial baron, you will attempt to grow your company into a railroad empire; and hey, if you get rich in the process, so much the better.