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Andre, you need to put all the yarns you spin in a book.  I admit that I don't have any railroad fiction written in these hi-tech times in which we now live, but in your case, I could get caught burin' lot's and lot's of midnight oil.  They're not hi-tech and tell stories not unlike Weldon Hill did when he wrote "The Long Summer of George Adams".  He puts you in the midst of the summer of '52 in Sumac, Oklahoma, on the Kaw & Wash-ita Railroad just as "The Kaw" is preparing to replace the last four steam locomotives with Diesel.  If you haven't read the book, you need to do so, ASAP too!  You'll not put it down once you start.

Another railroad that should have never been built, like the M&A, was the Colorado Midland.  Of course history has proven that there were lots of paper railroads that made the fatal mistake of ever drivin' that first spike, not to mention the number of First Class carriers that acquired many of them with big plans to expand, only to rip'em up in the end.  The Midland Continental is a prime example of a dream to build from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Galveston, Texas.  About 70 some odd miles were completed.  If memory serves me well, the NP and MILW got MC and then when things didn't work out the railroad as left to slowly return to the elements like so many other lines.

I even considered freelancing the MICO albeit expanding by taking over the east-west MILW route after it was cut back, however, only to Montana and a connection with Montana Rail Link.  However, for now I'm going to concentrate on the Mineola & Greenville.  Until I decide just what I'll do, I have your KC&G to keep me interested in model railroading.  What more can a man ask for in 2021?

Joe

Note: The Malarky "up yonder" was modified on 2/24/21.

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