Who Cares Anyway....!
My layout falls somewhere in the era of 1960 to mid-1980's. But, I use some latitude when running trains like a stray DMIR locomotive or Wisconsin Central switcher making an appearance on the layout when I am basically a Milwaukee Road or C&NW fan. Hey, I even have some old Milwaukee Road rib side box cars on a spur near some spotless Wisconsin Central (former SOO) box cars.
On Tuesday, I ran a BNSF locomotive that pulled some vintage box cars. I mix old ore cars with newer versions. I like steam and my two steamers a 0-8-0 switchers and a 80 ton shay pull a business car on a tourist run. Cabooses rule, but I have a covered hopper with a FRED flashing away.
I admired the modeler who layout stays within a specific era for the rolling stock, buildings, signage, vehicles and other details.
But, who else breaks away from operating only specific equipment for a specific era? Does anyone really care anyway?
THE MILWAUKEE NORTHERN
Transporters of Wood, Coal, Ore and Anything Else
Where the SOO, Milwaukee Road, C&NW and Wisconsin Central Meet
Charter Member of the Fallen Flags Model Railroad Club