Intro Hello Dovetail, I have got a route suggestion. Metra is really similar to Caltrain because their freight and passenger locomotives are really similar but in the same way, very different because Caltrain only owns 1 route and Metra owns around 7. I really love seeing similar routes and if this comes out I cannot wait. Other than that, let's get right in! LOCOMTIVES THAT RUN ON ALL METRA DIESEL ROUTES METRA F40PH Like the F40PH-2CAT on Peninsula Corridor, the F40PH-3 and F40PH-2 are older designs. The length is much shorter and they don't have HEP generators, which means that they sound much louder. The difference is that the F40PH-2 is numbered between 130-184 Manufacturer: Electro Motive Division Build date: 1975-1992 Rebuilt: 2015-2020 Length: 56 ft Top speed: 103-110mph Horse Power: 3,200 F40PH-2 Numbered: 130-184 PICTURES OF THE F40PH-3 CLASSIC LOGO RESTORED LOGO PICTURE OF THE F40PH-2 THEY ONLY HAVE THE CLASSIC LOGO CAB INTERIOR This is what the horn and bell on an F40PH sound like Bi-Level Gallery Cars Bi-Level Gallery Cars are officially the same as the ones on Peninsula Corridor, but they have different cabs, the Metra cab cars have the controls in the front instead of the side, and plus ‘Caution the doors are about to close’ sounds much different. CAB INTERIOR Here is a Metra cab-car K3LA horn SERVICES FROM THE SOUTHERN TERMINUS Passenger locomotives that run here F40PH F40PHM Loco info METRA F40PHM The F40PHM-2 is officially the F40PH except it doesn't have a hood, it has a sloped cab. It is also officially the Metra version of the F69PHAC, I'm not 100% sure about that, this was just my big guess. And also, like I said before, if it's the F40PHM-2, then it has the older logo, and if its an F40PHM-3 then it has the restored logo on it. Manufacturer: Electro Motive Division Build date: 1991-1992 Rebuilt: 2015-2020 Length: 56 ft Top speed: 103-110mph Horse Power: 3,200 Numbered: 185-214 F40PHM-2 F40PHM-3 Metra owns 118 F40s in total. Metra owns 118 F40s in total. The F40PHM-2 has the classic logo and the F40PHM-3 has the restored logo. A heritage livery can also be found on F40PHM 211. I really hope you can make this livery. If not, then we can just go into livery designer and make it. This is what the horn and bell sound like (same P5 horn as F40PH) BNSF locomotives that are used for mainline freight from the Southern Terminus are, SD70ACE SD70MAC ES44AC ET44C4 Freight Trains BNSF locomotives that are used for local freight on the Racetrack are, EMD GP60 EMD GP50 EMD GP40 EMD GP38 Some point maybe they could add BNSF mainline freight as DLC for this route. If you know how on Peninsula Corridor that the main freight trains are Union Pacific, well it's really hard to explain but I find it really interesting that its a locomotive by a different company and on a different route. If you don't get me, I mean the GP38 is the same locomotive as the one on Peninsula Corridor (Union Pacific), but it's BNSF and they own more locomotives. BNSF operates 50 trains per day on The Racetrack. The GP38-2 is a local freight train. The local freight trains The freight that is usually seen get pulled on the Racetrack is Intermodal Manifest Grain Crude Oil Coal I love seeing local locomotives with boxy looking cabs as freight locomotives as freight trains for the route, and F40PHs as passenger trains for the route, if that makes sense. GP60 Manufacturer: Electro Motive Division Build Date: 1985-1994 Length: 59 ft Top Speed: 65mph Horsepower: 3,800 GP50 Manufacturer: Electro Motive Division Build Date: 1980-1985 Length: 59 ft Top Speed: 65mph Horsepower: 3,500-3,600 GP40 Manufacturer: Electro Motive Division Build Date: 1965-1971 Length: 59 ft Top Speed: 65mph Horsepower: 3,000 GP38 Manufacturer: Electro Motive Division Build Date: 1972-1986 Length: 59 ft Top Speed: 65mph Horsepower: 2,000 Switchers and in total SW1500: 5 GP23: 2 SW1200: 1 THE RACETRACK Route Information The Racetrack, also know as the BNSF rail line, is a line owned by BNSF that runs from Chicago to Aurora. The passenger trains are owned by Metra, and for the freight trains, they are owned by BNSF. The line has a total of 70mph for passenger trains and 45mph for freight trains. It's a total of 37 miles long. All Stops Union Station Cicero Berwyn Riverside Brookfield La Grange Western Springs Hinsdale Clarendon Hills Westmont Fairview Ave. Downers Grove Belmont Lisle Naperville Route 59 Aurora Passenger Trains I want to see the Racetrack Aurora - Chicago Metra route in TSW2. The reason why I wanna see this route is because, once again, I love routes that are similar to Peninsula Corridor and I really wanna see more commuter F40s from other routes. Well I wanna see the F40PHM come with the route. And the Metra paint scheme for the F40 should be both paint schemes of the F40PH and the new one for the F40PHM-2. And the coaches, they are Nippon Sharyo Bi-Level Gallery Cars. 150 daily trains run on this line. For the services that don't run all the way to Aurora, 5 trains to Route 59 1 train to Naperville 1 train to Downers Grove 5 trains to Fairview Avenue 3 trains to Westmont 1 train to Brookfield Most Express trains stop at 2-6 stations. DLC that should be added sometime for the Southern Terminus The Racetrack BNSF Mainline freight (SD70ACE, SD70MAC, ES44AC and ET44C4 come altogether (like in BR freight for Tees Valley Line) Metra Switcher Fleet (SW1500, GP23 and SW1200) Amtrak services such as The California Zephyr, The Southwest Chief and The Amtrak Midwest. Why should this route get added? I know I've said this too much but it's similar to Peninsula Corridor and similar routes are the best and I'd wanna see more Commuter F40s come to TSW2. SERVICES FROM THE NORTHERN TERMINUS Passenger locomotives that run there F40PH F59PH F59PHI MP36PH-3C Loco info MP36PH-3C Manufacturer: MPI Build date: 2003 Upgraded to 3C's: 2015 Length: 60ft Horse Power: 3,600 Top Speed: 82-102mph This is the horn and bell on the MP36PH-3C (horn still is a P5 like the F40PH). Heritage liveries that can be found on MP36PH-3Cs are from numbers, 402 405 425 Freight trains If you know how I said in The Racetrack that I want quite a few BNSF locomotives for local and mainline freight, well I think Canadian Pacific AC4400CWs would be suitable for this route. Manufacturer: General Electric Build date: 1993-2004 Length: 73 ft Horse Power: 4,400 Top Speed: 70 mph MILWAUKEE DISTRICT: WEST LINE Route Information The Milwaukee District West Line is owned by Metra and dispatched by Canadian Pacific. The Milwaukee District West line runs from Chicago Union Station to Big Timber Road. The line has a top speed of 70mph for passenger and 50mph for freight. Route Length: 40m All Stops Union Station Western Avenue. Grand / Cicero. Hanson Park. Galewood. Mars. Mont Clare. Elmwood Park. River Grove Franklin Park Mannheim Bensenville Wood Dale Itasca Medinah Roselle Schaumburg Hanover Park Bartlett National Street Elgin Big Timber Road Passenger trains West line For the trains that do not terminate at Big Timber Road, 3 trains to Elgin 2 trains to Franklin Park 1 train to Barlett 1 train to National Street MILWAUKEE DISTRICT: NORTH LINE This line is again owned by Metra and dispatched by Canadian Pacific. The line has a total of 70mph for passenger and 50mph for freight. It's a total of 49.7 miles long. Milwaukee District North line runs from Chicago Union Station to Fox Lake. All Stops Union Station Western Avenue Healy Grayland Mayfair Forest Glen Edgebrook Morton Grove Golf Glenview Glen of North Glenview Northbrook Lake Cook Road Deerfield Lake Forest Libertyville Prairie Crossing/Libertyville Grayslake Round Lake Long Lake Ingleside Fox Lake NORTH CENTRAL SERVICE LINE This line is again owned by Metra. The line has a top speed of 70mph for passenger and 50mph for freight. This line goes from Chicago Union Station to Antioch. It is a total of 52 miles long. This line once again owned by Metra and dispatched by Canadian Pacific. The line has a total of 70mph for passenger and 50mph for freight. All Stops Union Station Western Avenue River Grove Belmont Ave / Franklin Park Schiller Park Rosemont O'Hare Transfer Prospect Heights Wheeling Buffalo Grove Prairie View Vernon Hills Mundelein Prairie Crossing / Libertyville Washington St. / Grayslake Round Lake Beach Lake Villa Antioch North Central Services do not stop at any of the intermediate between Western Avenue and River Grove. Adding North Central services on this line would add an additional 21 services, adding up to about 79 passenger trains running on this section of the line. ROCK ISLAND DISTRICT The Rock Island District is still part of the Northern Terminus except it's Union Station is above the Union Station that I was talking about before. The line is 40 miles from Chicago to Rock Island. This line has a total of 70mph. All Stops LaSalle Street Station 35th St. - Lou Jones Gresham 95th St. - Longwood 103 St., Washington Hts Brainerd Beverly Hills - 91st Street Beverly Hills - 95th Street Beverly Hills - 99th Street Bervely Hills - 103rd Street Beverly Hills - 107th Street Morgan Park - 111th Street Morgan Park - 115th Street 119th St. 123rd St. Prairie St. Blue Island - Vermont St. Robbins Midlothain Oak Forest Tinley Park Tinley Park - 80th Ave Hickory Creek Mokena New Lenox Joilet DLC that should be added sometime for the Northern Terminus F59PH F59PHI Amtrak Empire Builder Conclusion If they add this route to the game, that would be really exiting. If this gets added I cannot wait. I'm sure that they can renew their licensing, because like I said quite a few times, Dovetail should be able to improve their stuff. The year it should be set in should be between 2017-2021. In the reply box, please do not say that it can't be added because of licensing issues. Hope you enjoyed listening, have an AWSOME DAY!