Hey Big Ed :smilie_daumenpos:Prototype means a first, typical or preliminary model of something, especially a machine, from which other forms are developed or copied.
Hey Big Ed :smilie_daumenpos:
Using the definition "typical", I would think that would apply to what we see in railroads today, having been derived from the original. Therefore "North America" refers to today's trains.
Also, "Union Station" specifically says "off-topic discussions". The topic of this forum is trains, so trains don't belong in Union Station.
Just jerking your chain, Ed! LOL :smilie_auslachen:
pro·to·typeEd, I know what you mean about the word Prototype.
Many people use it to mean real railroad verses model railroad.