The Powder River Basin produces about 400 million short tons of coal a year. To ship that coal out they have massive coal trains move it out. Union Pacific and BNSF both operate on this trackage. But due to the BNSF licence issue they can't be included in this. The route would only consist of UP power on the trains. The route is 120 miles long and most likely can't be made in the current state. The route would start around Gillette, WY. Trains coming in would be empty and trains leaving this way would be full. About 15 miles later the trains come across 13 mines spread out across the land where they can load depending on whom they are hauling the cars for. The mines are not close together. Then the loaded trains head south or north depending on where they are going. The southbounds meet empty northbounds headed for the mines. The line splits in to three to four tracks depending on the area and grade. After that for the load coal trains it is miles of rugged land and steep grades. The empty trains get a much easier climb to the mines. The route ends at Orin juction where the trains switch off to get to the power plants that need coal. Operations and traffic The traffic would be all coal trains headed north empty or south loaded. With four track many trains travel this line daily. The operations would be traveling up and down the line line fighting grades and loading the massive trains. Trains are 125 to 150 cars long running 2x2 or 2x3 setups. Rolling stock Standard coal car for UP and other companies. EMD power in UP. GE power in UP Other Features The high volume of traffic make the need for maintenance often a feature for the basin could be random MOW equipment traveling around or doing work on the track causing slow orders and certain track to be out of service. A replacement to bnsf would be to use the fallen flag that used to run on the route the CNW CNW could be put in place of BNSF just so not everything is UP. The other option is to make a fictional railroad to put in place of BNSF that could be created by the community.