Are you a Fallen Flag Railfan/Modeler

Stourbridge Lion Jun 28, 2006

?

Which Statement best applies to you...

  1. Railfan of one or more Fallen Flags

    22 vote(s)
    8.0%
  2. Modeler of one or more Fallen Flags

    60 vote(s)
    21.8%
  3. Both a Railfan & Modeler of one or more Fallen Flags

    184 vote(s)
    66.9%
  4. Neither

    9 vote(s)
    3.3%
  1. omnitrax

    omnitrax TrainBoard Supporter

    31
    2
    16
    Hi all fellow forum members.
    I've been an HO railroad modeler for many years.
    No.1 fallen flag is Soo Line followed by Milwaukee road, Rock Island.
    Thanks.
     
  2. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

    838
    993
    25
    Fallen flags? Like Pere Marquette/C&O, Detroit and Mackinac, and even Grand Trunk Western? They will all show up on my layout, and in a planned scrolling time period, 1908-2009.
     
  3. glakedylan

    glakedylan TrainBoard Member

    402
    4
    12
    1. PRR
    2. Reading
    3. LV
    4. EL
    5. Erie
    6. DH
    7. BO
    8. NYC
    9. PRSL
    10. CNJ

    any of which can be seen on the tracks I model
    Gary
     
  4. America West Lines

    America West Lines New Member

    2
    0
    3
    ancestors of
    Soo
    NP
    GN
    A,T &SF
    and the AZ mine RR's
     
  5. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

    5,606
    3,170
    103
    Fallen Flag I model? Why, Milwaukee Road in Z-scale of course!! ;)
     
  6. jhn_plsn

    jhn_plsn TrainBoard Supporter

    2,263
    496
    41
    I sure miss watching SP dig deep and grind through Colton, San Berdo(Rialto), Cajon, and Lancaster.

    So now I am torn. I have both UP and BNSF quite active around me.
     
  7. BarstowRick

    BarstowRick TrainBoard Supporter

    7,972
    866
    101
    I'm sure I've already sounded off here. Since this appears to be a resurrected thread I'll add my personal thoughts.

    I won't (will not) model BNSF, Amtrash, or even UP post merger. Pre-mega mergers with western railroads no problem. D&RGW, Western Pacific, Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, Great Northern with a guest appearance of the J series Norfolk & Western historical museum/railfan special. All modeled at a time when Diseasels were on their way in and Steam was on it's way out. When steam engines were called locomotives and diseasels were called motors. Oh, and switches were never called "Turnouts". Not by the big boys on the 1:1 foot scale.

    You can keep the modern stuff, as in present day $#!+. Dammed things all look alike and sound alike. No fun at all. Grin!

    There's my pot stirring two cents.:teeth:
     
  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    60,427
    5,048
    651
    I'll pour a few gallons of gas on Rick's little fire...

    One thing about being our age- We got to see some real railroads. They may be Fallen Flags now, but they were colorful, imaginative, filled with human interaction. Not the miles and miles of bland, lifeless miles and miles unimaginative we see today. Railroads went from being businesses, to managed assets for money pumpers. No thanks. Ticky-tacky little boxes, bleh.

    And yes, diesels are not locomotives. Only steamers qualify, due to their visual action, taken from the word locomotion, for the easily seen movements. Diseasels were motors, or are "engines". When a diesel rolls past, there's no action. BIG *sigh*.
     
  9. subwayaz

    subwayaz TrainBoard Member

    3,226
    98
    44
    Well yes I am a Fallen Flag Modeler & Railfan. The Southern Pacific is my RR of choice. In my world the Southern Pacific will always live
     
  10. subwayaz

    subwayaz TrainBoard Member

    3,226
    98
    44
    I'm in the same boat John, I miss the SP patch Locos I used to see in AZ and now in NM I see lots of BNSF and some UP. Mind you I will never be a UP fan after how they handled the RR take overs. BNSF has a large yard near to me in Belen and a MRR Club near by as well. So I've purchased a few pieces in BNSF as of late.
    But SP will always live in my world.

    Glen
     
  11. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    2,362
    3,697
    61
    It is true that the old railroads were a LOT more employee oriented and personable. The de-centralized management of the time made things so much more interesting! I remember sitting down near the depot and watching the CNW roll by, the old roundhouse was there falling in on itself and the SD-7 used in the local area on the depot siding. The employees were fine with us watching, "just don't touch anything and stay back from the tracks!"

    So the CNW has a place as well as the NP.....BNSF has to be railfanned just because it is a railroad that is all around me. And it is easy to imagine a big old Yellowstone rolling a freight out of town, or a W-3 hustling west with some mixed freight and watching the river flow! Blink! Dang, it's just another orange and green/black thing.....

    :frustrated:
     
  12. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    60,427
    5,048
    651
    About ten years ago, there was a DVD released on the GN. A lot of footage from the transcon area just north of you. I'd swear to owning it, but right now can't find the thing. Rats. Anyhow, it had some of their larger steam. Nice plumes in colder weather.
     
  13. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

    1,794
    4,296
    60
    I model the SP in the 1950's (With a bit of ATSF,UP,BN and WP) -- Don't do much rail fanning any more.

    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  14. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

    18,273
    14,918
    232
    Yup, about every thing I model from the transition era is Fallen Flag. Well, I do have a little UP and KCS.
     
  15. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    10,793
    371
    124
    Freelance, but have two locomotives from my very favourite Santa Fe :)
     
  16. natsb

    natsb TrainBoard Member

    77
    27
    8
    Western Maryland Railway and Chesapeake Beach Railway. I still like to hike along their remnants.

    Sent from my GT-N8013 using Tapatalk
     
  17. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    60,427
    5,048
    651
    Was not familiar with this one. Found little on Wikipedia. Hope it's accurate. Saw the name Otto Mears, and that was interesting.
     
  18. montanan

    montanan TrainBoard Member

    1,153
    1,976
    39
    I do, but in a freelance way. I grew up with relatives working on both the Milwaukee Road and the Northern Pacific and was lucky enough to have ridden in the cabs of Steam, Diesel and electric locomotives when I was a kid.

    I am in HO scale, and due to space limitations, I felt that I really couldn't do justice to even a part of a subdivision of either railroad so I built a freelance railroad that connects to both railroads so I could have power from both railroads show up on the layout.
     
  19. oregon trunk

    oregon trunk TrainBoard Member

    142
    16
    10
    I guess the term proto/freelance would best describe the Oregon Trunk Division of the SP&S railway. I have condensed the line to fit in a 20'x40' room, set in early 1970. At that time you would see allot of GN, WP, UP, NP, and some leased SP on the line. The GN and WP would have run throughs to make it interesting, plus an occasional SP because of line closure on the Eugene/ Chemult line.
     
  20. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    60,427
    5,048
    651
    You have a great space available. Many will envy that much room. It's bigger than the house in which I grew up?
     

Share This Page