Age of Steam - PBEM

This is a game I’ve been wanting a chance to try seemiingly forever, but still have never had the opportunity - I noticed there’s a VASSAL module for it - however the “official” map does not appear to be available, and neither is the full manual.

I did find a “quick reference” guide that will hopefully do the job and I’m OK with one of the alternate maps - but would any of you folks (who hopefully already has a little experience with the game) be willing to play a round with a newbie to the game?