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The Story Behind the Names

For those of you who are wondering where the town names came from, here is the story:

In 2011 three new children were born in my family. My brother had a son – Cole, My wife’s nephew had a son – Keaton and my oldest son had a son of his own – Benjamin. Within nine months of last year I became an Uncle, Great Uncle and Grandfather. I couldn’t think of any better way to name my “fantasy” railroad than using the names family and friends.

Being a fantasy RR I don’t want to be tied to the idea of any particular region of  Canada so I don’t want to use any name that will direct anyone to a particular part of this country. For that reason even my “staging” will not have a “real” names either so my plan is to use names (with permission of course) of other “fantasy” layouts from friends. There will be three such staging names by the time the layout is complete. For now the first one needs to be a CN line so I have borrowed the name from a friend in PEI. Derwin owns and operates the Canadisle Rail which I have operated on a few times so I contacted him to ask permission in which he gladly accepted. I will be needing two more eventually but don’t want to let the cat out of the bag just yet 🙂

Until the next post

 

See Ya

Al

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