Amtrak's Hiawatha service is an 86 mile (138 km) passenger route from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station. The route has a total of 5 stations, and also serves the Amtrak Empire Builder and Canadian Pacific freight trains. Amtrak Hiawatha Since I'm suggesting the Chicago to Milwaukee route, the Amtrak Hiawatha is the main focus here. Hiawatha trains have a locomotive located at both ends of the train, and in between the locomotives are around 4-5 Horizon passenger cars, and 1 Amfleet car, which is the train's "quiet car". The train stops at 5 stations along the route: - Chicago Union Station - Glenview - Sturtevant - Milwaukee Airport - Milwaukee Intermodal Station A full journey on the Hiawatha takes around 90 minutes, so there's a good amount of driving to be done. It isn't the busiest route out there, only having 14 services in the day (7 to Milwaukee, 7 to Chicago). But it's probably pretty fun! I would guess that there is a depot/yard to store the trains, so that's a few extra services as well. There are two locomotives that run the Hiawatha services: SC-44 Charger The SC-44 in Amtrak Midwest livery is the main locomotive that operates the Hiawatha. Usually, the SC-44 operates the southbound services towards Chicago. F40PH "Cabbage Car" This is a variant of the F40PH that can carry baggage in it! That's pretty cool. These locomotives are found on the northbound side of the train, running services to Milwaukee. There are also two types of passenger cars used on the Hiawatha: Horizon Cars These make up the majority of the Hiawatha trains, which usually have 4-5 of these. Amfleet These are the cars that will be found on the upcoming Boston-Providence route. Hiawatha trains have just one of these cars, and it's used as the train's "quiet car", which, as you can guess, is for silence. Amtrak Empire Builder The Empire Builder is a long-distance train, running from Chicago Union Station to Seattle King Street Station and Portland Union Station. The trains see only a couple services in a day. Much less than the Hiawatha, for sure. There would also be the depot services, as well as the turnaround services, where the train uses a wye junction to turn itself around. On the Hiawatha route, the Empire Builder would stop at 3 stations: - Chicago Union Station - Glenview - Milwaukee Intermodal Station The Empire Builder is pulled by the Genesis P42. The trains are most commonly seen with two of these locomotives at the front. Right after the locomotives, the train has a baggage car. The majority of the Empire Builder is taken up by various Superliner cars. These include coach cars, dining cars, and sleeping cars. Canadian Pacific Freight Trains The line that the Hiawatha runs on is owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway. So of course, it deserves to be added. I don't know if there are any fancy freight operations on this line, so I'll just assume that it's just mainline freight trains between Chicago and Milwaukee. Freight trains that run on this line include: - Manifest trains - Intermodal trains - Grain trains - Oil trains A great locomotive for running Canadian Pacific trains is the AC4400CW. It's probably quite similar to the CSX version. I mainly chose it because the Canadian Pacific version of this locomotive is nice, and I feel like if locomotive work were to be done, it would be way better to put that work into the Amtrak stuff. But I do think the ES44AC is also a really good choice. And screw it, what's life without an SD40-2? Everyone could use a bit of SD40-2 in their lives. As for what the freight trains pull, there isn't really anything new to add. - Boxcars for manifest trains - Ribbed covered hoppers from Cane Creek for grain, manifest, and oil trains - Tanker cars for oil and manifest trains - Intermodal well cars (with Hamburg Sud, Hapag-Lloyd, ONE, and CSX containers) - Centerbeam flatcars So yeah, I think that Amtrak Hiawatha would be a great addition for Train Sim World. The route is pretty long, and there's a good amount of rolling stock, but there aren't many stations on the route, and the service mode isn't that much work compared to other routes. The Hiawatha would be a nice way to get a full Amtrak route, as well as a good way to add the iconic Empire Builder to the game, since the rest of the Empire Builder route is owned by BNSF. And the addition of Canadian Pacific is also a nice thing that I'd love to see. (Metra also runs on some of this route, but it isn't a major part of the route. At most, it would probably be an AI layer if there was ever a Metra route in the game). Thanks for reading this suggestion, if you did. Hopefully you folks also think the Amtrak Hiawatha is cool.