Do you run "local" railroads?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Zug, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. Hookups

    Hookups New Member

    Hey all,

    I am just getting back into the hobby. I belong to a club, which is run whatever, and I am running on my father-in-laws as well.

    My father-in-law models, Erie Lackawanna, Pennsy, B&O, and some NY Central. The funny thing is, I am getting in to CSX, so when I run his layout, I take over the B&O line.

    To answer the question, yeah, we both model from our area or childhood.

  2. ejen34

    ejen34 Member

    To bad there is not an all of the above selection :thumb:
    I run BAR, MEC, B&M, and Guilford which are or were locals as well as CP and BNSF. Also I have my own little fictional line called the Bangor and Milo Railroad (BMR). Isn't model RR'ing fun :thumb:
  3. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    You betcha.........UPRR, CB&Q, CNW, CGW, IC, Wabash, Milwaukee and C,RI&P or more recent stuff, BNSF, Iowa Interstate, CN.............. no lack of choice in these parts.

  4. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    I actually try to model what I see in my area. Here in Charlotte, we see just about everything from around the country. It's not uncommon to see UP, BNSF, KCS, TMX, Amtrak, and a host of regional diesels on the NS mainline tracks. While I try to stay in the current-day era, I like the F and E units too much not to include them, so my modeled town has a great engine repair/refurb works that restores those great engines of old for excursion runs.
  5. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    My fictional line (Las Cruces & Portales) is set in the New Mexico area, so I get to run whatever equipment I happen to like (steamers & ol' time rolling stock, properly letterd for the LC&P). But that also gives me the excuse to see a UP consist bringing traffic from the outside world, and (sometime in the future) to have a SF Super Chief in war bonnets zipping through...
  6. rr9731's girl

    rr9731's girl New Member

    my fiancee' railroader9731 and I are into running N scale mostly, we run CSX, Conrail,and also NYO&W. He's mainly into the old NYO&W because where we live the OLD trestle of the NYO&W is close. We also still have reminants of the old Oneida Station around. We also live close to CSX tracks, every chance we get we go and watch for trains, it's AMAZING what those HUGE machines can do.
  7. philstrains

    philstrains New Member

    Im modeling SP in Calif.
  8. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

    This is a good question that I've often wrestled with and wondered about.

    My main layout focus is British and I always model the past, generally the 1950s. I'm trying to model Southwest England (the Somerset & Dorset Line). But, because I've inherited a very eclectic mixture of British and North American stockas well as my own collection, I also run trains from Northeastern Britain, Canada & the U.S.

    I occasionally run North American trains (albeit through a British-looking landscape!) from the 1950s. I mainly have CN and Santa Fe trains from the 1950s. So when the layout is in 'North American mode,' I pretend that the region is either Southern Ontario or the Chicago area!

    What else can I do apart from building another layout (that is North American) or getting rid of all my stock that doesn't represent SW England? Both aren't options at this point!

  9. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

    we're doing imaginary for our first layout- Thomas and friends! LOL

    Then we'll play with our others which are santa fe and union pacific.

    Our next real layout will probably be louisville- nashville something or something else like that.

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