ALCOS ON SHORT LINES RULE! WHAT A GOOD VISION FOR A RAILROAD!
I’ve gotten a few questions on what’s going on with my RailsWest layout. Well, the short answer is “not much” on the actual layout. However, a lot of thinking has been going on. Over the last year or so, I have been fleshing out the identify of the primary short line on the layout. It was as some of you recall, The Carson County Railway. Over time, that started to seem not very evocative. A new identity began to emerge as I more closely studied West Texas. I settled on Presidio, Texas as the primary location (roughly), somewhat proto-free lanced, using Presidio as an inspiration and something to evoke, rather than a precise model of that location.
The history of the line will be something to the effect that the ATSF wanted out of all or a portion of its South Orient line beginning in the 1960s. …
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