Tauernbahn Tauernbahn is an 80km long Austrian line, spanning between Schwarzach-Sankt Veit and Spittal an der Drau. It is a vital route connecting the state of Salzburg in the north with Carinthia in the south. On it's way, it climbs the Hohe Tauern mountain range, passing throught it in a 8,3km long Tauern tunnel. It would be a first mountain railway in TSW, with gradients up to 2,5% and fantastic scenery and views over the valley. Falkenstein bridge It would offer a very active driving experience, as the route has with many speed changes ranging from 130 down to 70km/h, while climbing the valley on steep inclines over 2%. It's mostly double tracked, but with a few short single tracked sections on the northern ramp to make the driving more interesting. Railjet on the single-tracked section near Bad Hofgastein Services operating on the Tauernbahn are quite varied, with local and railjet passenger services as well as long and heavy freight trains. German DB trains can also be seen, operating passenger and freight services on the line, which could make substitutions from German dlc possible. DB BR 101 on the Tauernbahn A special service is also in operation throught the Tauern tunnel, called the Tauernschleuse. It's a train transporting passengers and their cars through the tunnel to shorten the trip, loading and unloading at each end. It would definitely be a unique addition to TSW's service mode. Possible Austrian rolling stock: (all photos are from the Tauernbahn) ÖBB 1116 on the Tauernbahn A universal austrian loco, operating both freight and passenger services. ÖBB 4746 EMU Desiro ÖBB 1144 ÖBB 1293 Vectron ÖBB 1216 in Railjet livery + coaches. An lovely loco used mostly for international trains. The route could include the 1116 and the Desiro EMU, which leaves many opportunities for later loco dlc like the Railjet, Vectron or the 1144. The Tauern railway would be a great first step into Austrian territory, which also offers many other interesting lines. It has good length, interesting driving and many services, aswell as diverse rolling stock and future loco add-on options. It's also one of Austria's most beautiful and scenic railways with many incredible views. At the moment, TSW lacks mountain railways and this route would be a perfect choice after all the upcoming flatter lines on the roadmap. I think this would have been a very fun route with lots of content and great scenery.