Adding to my comment above, I really hope this is not just another dreary 50 mile commuter or ICE run. Just did my first run from Dresden to Riesa and it’s got nothing to offer we haven’t already got with the existing German routes. A to B drive through flat scenery, choose fast, semi fast or stopping service. Obviously my Harz fantasy will probably remain that but there are plenty of locations and routes in Germany that could provide an operational and driving challenge along with less mundane scenery. They just need to delve into old Zusi 2 for some ideas - the Obereruhrtalbahn, Brilon, Altenbeken those sort of areas.