Keystone: I just recently started unpacking CCT since day one and about 20 years of OGR and assorted other magazines and learned the same thing rediscovering good and relevant articles on layout building and Post War repair.
Right you are.
Post (and Pre) War trains are still the same as they were when made over a half a century ago. I've even found relevant articles in Model Builder mags from 80-90 or so years ago. Lastly, I like how proper everyone spoke/wrote back then, just seems classier than how things are written now