--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Madden" <tgmadden@...> wrote:
Oh, I don't know about that. I am 33, but I am definitely a steam era modeler. Ted Culotta, Jimmy Booth, and Jon Cagle don't look like they were around to remember mainline steam in its prime either, but they are busy producing beautiful models of steam era prototypes. I think there will always be interest in the steam/transition era, as there is just too much variety in roadnames, freight car construction techniques, locomotives, operations, etc. The percentage of transition era modelers may shrink, but I don't think we will ever disappear.
FWIW, I don't lament the loss of Conrail, either.
Robert D. Heninger
Iowa CIty, IA