Chessie8638 wrote:I think I got it. There's another route in Wyoming, that's more famous then the Powder River Basin.
(...) Sherman Hill!
Heck, I didn't even think of Sherman Hill.
The first thing that came into my mind when thinking about Wyoming and railroading was the Basin.
Toonces wrote:I can't argue with your logic, but I am having trouble envisioning scenarios along such a route that would be fun to play. Pulling a long heavy coal train for a few hundred miles with no stops or any other activity sounds kind of dull.
That is definitely true, but there could also be scenarios with switching operations. There also was a BN loco and car maintenance facility especially for the Basin which means more scenario oportunities.
I do not know if this facility still exists, but if you are interested in BN's operations in the Basin back in the late 80s, I recommend the documentary "This is Coal Country" on Friends of BNSF (best part is when the conductor talks about his job at 14:18).
What I think is more problematic: the tripple track mainline together with the long trains
Imagine a meet of three long coal trains - performance hit ³