I am gonna get a lot of flack for this.

MartyE posted:

Maybe this will help explain...and this is just this forum membership. Pennsylvania has the most forum members. 

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And to piggy-back on Marty's reasoning here's a map of USA population density. The darker the red color the more people there are in that area. If I were selling model trains I too would cater more to those RR lines that were in the highest population densities:

The Eastern 1/3 of the country has way more customers than any other area of the USA.

Mark

 

 

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MartyE posted:

Maybe this will help explain...and this is just this forum membership. Pennsylvania has the most forum members. 

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Marty,

How or better yet, where can I go on the forum to see this map. I live in Missouri and just wondering how many folks are from my state. Thanks in advance.

Roger, using Marty's directions in an earlier post it shows MO (my state also) has 136 OGRR members.

 

Mark

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banjoflyer posted:
And to piggy-back on Marty's reasoning here's a map of USA population density. The darker the red color the more people there are in that area. If I were selling model trains I too would cater more to those RR lines that were in the highest population densities[.]

The Santa Fe F series warbonnet is the top-selling locomotive of all time.  Sometimes style wins out over substance (or population density).

What, me worry?

One of the other contributions of the PRR that lives on was being a major partner in the the creation of TTX on November 9, 1955.  While after PRR, the innovation of pooling cars by TTX lead to the creation of subsidiary Railbox in 1974.

Jonathan Peiffer

 

Hmm...l have never thought Pennsylvania locos attractive...quite the reverse.  But my grandfather built L&N cabooses and my dad fired Southern steam, so l guess it is what you know.  With the population center in Pennsylvania territory, those of us who prefer other roads scratchbuild, kitbash, or do without.

??Another one of THOSE!!??  What you want to sell is not what I want to buy!

Given that MARX, Lionel, and American Flyer factories were all within the service areas of Pennsylvania Railroad as back in the first half of the 20th century was the bulk of America's population so I rather think that this rubbed off on the train model train makers of the era as this is what most people saw day to day along with NYC and has just coasted along into the 21st century. Other railroads got pretty good coverage as Santa Fe did as it not only was familiar to those of us in California but to kids living in the east as the adventure of the cowboy west. So those three names appear to be the most popular of that era. May have also had a lot to do with the placement of dollars to the model train makers as an advertising investment.

 

Bogie

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