Normally I like to do plenty of reasearch on my prototypes, but on this occasion I'll spend that time scratchbuilding, so I'll ask you folks: What are the major aspects of early 40's southwest Canada railroads, scenery, etc.? What are the major commodities (besides lumber)? Did steamers run on Coal or oil? What was the leading gasoline brandname? that kind of stuff. What I'd like to do with my layout is set it in 1941 northwestern U.S. but give it a certain Canadian flavor.. That reminds me, what can you tell me about border facilites from back then?