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My young friend Tom Elesh, Jr. sent me the picture of the whole proposed roster that our foamer posted at the short video!  That was the first I heard of this.  I think it is great CN is jumping into the Heritage Unit game.  I'm partial to the third from the top on the left hand column, since the B&LE runs just over the hill from my house.  We still see engines with B&LE colors here, but sometimes other CN roads show up.

@juniata guy posted:

Oddly enough; after seeing a photo of the GT heritage unit on TO the other day; I was watching the Waupaca, WI railcam a bit later and an honest to god GT unit, still in original paint, went by as the trailing unit in a two unit consist pulling a westbound manifest.

I am happy to see JJ pulling the trigger on a CN heritage fleet though!


I think there's still a number of IC "Death Star" units running around also...  Shoulda done Orange & White with the split rail. (Opinion)


While this is something I certainly look forward to seeing, it also serves as a sad reminder of how much MTH will be missed in this hobby.  One less manufacturer (especially one that was prone to offering lesser known road names or special editions) means less likelihood that we’ll see all, or any, of these being produced in O Gauge.  But keeping my fingers crossed.  

Well, IP is bankrupt and/or out of business.  So who does own the diamond?

Just because they're bankrupt, doesn't mean the holding company has to surrender or sell the rights.  At least not yet.  As there has been no interest in IP's assets so far, who knows what will happen to the trademarks.

As we've seen with other railroad artifacts, the owner could hold on until the last possible moment.


breezinup: True, true indeed!

Item: The late John W. Barriger III (who modernized the Monon, P&LE, Katy, etc.) was employed by the US Gov RFC program  in the 1930s and helped form the Price Plan to consolidate America's railroads even then.  Before Barriger and WWI, the US Gov rejected UP when it attemted to merge SP into UP proper.  A major governmental(illness) decision in my opinion.  The WWI era witnessed the USRA shut down of the Colorado Midland just when new owner A.E. Carleton was rebuilding the railroad.  Another disastor from the DC idiots.

...and today?  We've seen Conrail disappear from the scene (I still believe Conrail should have remained; OGR member comments welcomed of course) and now in 2020 we have the new RR on the block: CORONA RAIL.  Gads, what a thought...?


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