Helpful Hint - Esso versus Exxon - Signs that define your modeled period

Helpful Hint

Does anyone recall when today's Exxon was "Esso"? This is a nice touch to include in a model railroad when trying to signal the time period the layout is set in.

This is just one example of how we can communicate to our visitors the era we are modeling. And some of our visitors just may not be old enough remember Esso, so this would give them an opportunity to ask questions and perhaps learn a bit about our American industrial heritage.