> OK, we already know the railroad.
Okay, a given: It's obivious the engines belong to the Arkansas & Missouri.
Now, some THINK they know the railroad.
I will tell you the name of route the above pair of A&M Alco's is workin' on: The A&O Sub.
Okay, that's a toughie for those of you that aren't REALLY into the A&M... so I'll give you an assist...
The prototype A&M came into being when the BN decided to sell off the Ft. Smith Sub of the former Frisco, which the BN had acquired (i.e. purchased the Frisco) in 1980. The FS Sub ran from Monett, Missouri, down to Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
Thus, the A&M is the current tennant of the former FS Sub from late 1986 until the present.
The A&M started business with only a handful of units painted in their colors. Over the first couple years or so, they all became bergundy. A goodly portion of their C420 roster came from the D&H.
As I was doing research, I noticed an oddity: A&M #410 nee D&H #410 (second unit in the pic). For some unexplained reason, that C420 had notches in the nose. I suspect a wreck, and the nose was replaced with a section from an RS11 from their "boneyard". However, that is only speculation on my part.
Anyway, always wanting to reflect prototype accuracy when possible, I asked Gaetan if we could do an accurate version for A&M 410. Gaetan is a "can do" type of guy... so next thing I know, I received a modified model. The original texture work is also Gaetan's. I did the texture reworking to reflect the hasitily relettered A&M 410!
So now you know the rest of the story.
Now, as for details of just what exactly all this has to do with VSC... well... I'll get to that eventually!
If the above sounds and looks "interesting", then rest assured it's heading your way.