What's the deal with the makers of train sets? Look at some of the combinations of rolling stock they mix up and sell in a set. You will see a steam engine, a box car lettered for BN, a Canadian grain hopper, etc, etc.. It's as if the train set makers haven't figured out some of that stuff just didn't occur together in real life.
Also, shows like Andy Griffith are also mixed up on trains and rolling stock. Example, it showed Barney coming home or leaving for Raleigh, NC on a UNION PACIFIC passenger train!! In NC, in the 1960's? Noooo. That is just incorrect depictions of actual life. Also, Andy was dealing with a hobo in one episode. At the end of the show you hear a steam engine blow its whistle and Andy tells the hobo "I hear your train." Wait. Steam power was phased out of most major rail lines by 1960. Yet this show was filmed 61-62. If a steam engine was in use, it would be on a something like a logging railroad, not a major road. The show's writers failed to research the background of railroads, in my opinion.
Any one else observe stuff like this?