What's has to possibly change?
The track work is fine for this change. The industries would have to be examined but I think most are fine. I'll have to look at some of the freight cars that might be too new for the era. Of course, I'll have to buy a few new cars like the PS-1 50 footers but when did 40' boxcars quit showing up in the 1980's? Vehicles seem to me like one of the biggest time setters on the layout. I'll have to look at each and figure out which can stay and which will need to be sold. Vehicles for the 1980's are already a black hole. Not much is out there. Locomotives will also have to be looked at. Most of my power is older but a 1984 short line would not have a SD40-2. Still would have a lot of 1st generation Alco's and EMD's. That fine with me! This would let me incorporate the F units on to the layout. A RS-3 in VMID paint would be a nice touch. My GP10 still would be OK on the layout.
This is a easy attainable change for the layout. Not a whole lot of work. But is it worth it? I don't know yet. More research is need and I'll talk to a few other people about it. But its definitely an easy change to do! Let me know what you think in the comments!
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