Choice of Route The new DLC has been announced as the Long Island Rail Road, an often requested network for both TS19 and TSW. This route proposal (https://forums.dovetailgames.com/threads/long-island-railroad.2444/) shows the large support which this route has had. So, what does this show about DTG's choice of routes: 1. They aren't always remaking routes from TS19. All of the other TSW routes except Sand Patch Grade have been entirely or partially featured in TS19 before. This shows that DTG is definitely interested in making completely new routes for TSW 2. They are listening to the community. The Long Island Rail Road has often been requested and is now being made for TSW. This means that other highly requested routes could also make there way into TSW now. The Route This is the first network route for TSW with many branches from the New York - Hicksville main line including the Atlantic Branch, Belmont Park Branch and Hempstead Branch. This will make service mode much more interesting as there will be a bigger variety of services, whereas other routes such as Great Western Express contained mostly end-to-end services e.g. London - Reading and vice versa. The length of 42 miles makes this the third longest TSW route, with Sand Patch Grade and Rapid Transit being longer. Whilst DTG is not yet making long routes like in TS19, they aren't making routes as short as Great Western Express or NEC: New York it seems. Choice of Locomotive The route contains one locomotive, the Bombardier M7. This makes this the second route, the other being Rapid Transit, to contain only one locomotive. Whilst this will decrease the variety, the different branch routes will probably increase the variety enough for this to be acceptable. It isn't too bad that there is only one locomotive featured with this route, but I hope that this doesn't become the norm for future routes. Route Extensions The latest studio update says that it is currently not possible to extend routes using the editing tools, presumably this is the same for Dovetail Games also. Because of this, it will not immediately be possible for the route to be extended. However, the studio update does hint at this potentially being possible in the future. Extensions could include the Ronkonkoma branch to Greenport, the Port Jefferson Branch to Port Jefferson or shorter branches closer to New York such as the Oyster Bay, Port Washington, Far Rockaway, Long Beach and West Hempstead branches. Adding further branches in the future would definitely increase the variety of services even more. Loco DLC https://forums.dovetailgames.com/threads/long-island-locos.13488/#post-54676 Some ideas in the Long Island Locos thread. Overall Impression This route is certainly another step in the right direction for Train Sim World, with DTG definitely listening to the community for the choice of route. The addition of branches from the main line also makes the route more interesting. The only significant drawback right now I'd say is the inclusion of only one locomotive.