Well here i went and tore down the layout a few months ago, so in the intern months i was planning a new layout and wanted to run a new road on it. But I couldn't settle on just any roadname, I was looking for a southwesternly type. Southern Pacific was the fore runner, then there was Virgina & Truckee. But Like a bolt of lightning it hit me a few nights ago, The Central Pacific would be perfect. So imagine the Central pacific existing into the early 20th century (up to transistion era), instead of aquiring Southern pacific in 1868 and merging with it in 1885 (side note here, CP bought SP, but kept the SP name, something that would happen again about a century later when SP bought UP and kept the UP name. which means UP is actually CP and this is pretty ironic considering the two were the ones that built the first transcontiental), a couple of things arise that would have to be taken care of. Reporting marks: in searching for the Central Pacific's reporting marks, I find no active listing (they've fallen off the lists), but several pictures show CPRR, which is not taken by any line as i can tell (you'd expect Canadian Pacific to have these, but they have CP and CPR, but no CPRR). Therefore, I think I'm safe in saying their marks would be CPRR, unless someone elss can find it's real marks. Paint Schemes: All this comes from speculation from viewing a few pictures. Early on the locomotives seemed to be a deep red (maroon maybe?) color with a secondary deep blue (Royal Blue maybe?) (cab red, boiler blue, tender red with a blue trim). The passenger cars were of the same red color as well. that being said, it looks like a dark maroon color with a royal blue secondary would be the color sets. This could get interesting with the later years as we add shrouds to the steamers and introduce a few diesels (e's and F's). Locomotives: Well, being as they only existed up to 1885, means they probably only had 4-4-0-0's and 2-6-0's and maybe a handful of 0-6-0's, I belive i can satisfactory just use almost any engine used in the west during their fictional lifespan (1880-roughly 1950) of mine. So that's it, If I know the reporting marks (and i think i've got them down) and the color scheme to be used (please chime in if you got a better idea for the colors) and Locomotives aren't a major issue, I think I can have a pretty good lost (I use lost instead of fallen, because technically they still exist, just under a different name) Line. So anyone got any ideas or suggestions?