One idea that I've been tossing around in my head for a while has been the idea of a "Hotspot" route. The route instead of being your standard point A to point B, would be one that branches out to different areas which are centered around one location (in most cases, it would have to be a station or a yard) that is served by multiple railroads. A good example of this idea is the Los Angeles area in the 1950s. The Hotspot is centered around LAUPT, which was served by the ATSF, SP, and UP at the time. Instead of focusing on just one railroad, it follows all three out of LA for a certain distance (perhaps 20-30 miles). This gives players plenty of scenario opportunities, as they don't all have to be centered on one railroad. One thing I am not sure about for this idea is as to whether or not it would work in places outside of the US. This type of route would most likely be extremely difficult to make as well, but I'm sure there are ways to make it more simple to create. What do you guys think? I look forward to reading your reply's!