There has been one historic railroad that has been itching to get into a railroad simulator, The Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley's Laurel Line. This was an electric railroad built in 1903. With financial backing from George Westinghouse, This electric railroad was designed and built to be a top quality railroad/interurban that was to show how electricity could be used in the railroading industry. In it finished form the railroad was a double tracked, 19 mile railroad that connected the city of Scranton to Wilkes-Barre, all in the heart of the north eastern anthracite region of Pennsylvania. The track was powered by a 650 volt exposed 3rd rail. Trolleys ran every 20 minutes. Stations were placed in the major town with passenger shelter stops through out the rest of the line. But wait there's more! The Laurel Line also had its own freight service. There was three nearly identical Baldwin/Westinghouse freight motors that serviced the on line industries. Since this railroad that was located in an area that was saturated many class 1 railroads, connection points were set up with the Lehigh Valley, Erie and the Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroads. In 1947 the Laurel Line open a new industrial branch line to service industries in Minooka, a suburb of Scranton. I always felt that this railroad had a lot to offer the railroad sim world. It's small so you won't get board easily. There is passenger and fright service. There are plenty of bridges and viaducts packed into that 19 miles. There is even a 4750 ft tunnel. The scenery varies from wooded areas, river scenes, suburban sprawl to urban landscapes. All this in a area that has a rich railroad history.