Thanks for your comments. First I'd like to stress something that might get overlooked in the intro post -- this route is a collaborative effort
by several route, model and scenario builders. Though I'm the one who posted about the project here at RWA, this is by no means "my" route.
Will a backdated hardcore switchback hell from the 1890's version be produced?
As with the electrified route: possibly, though less likely.
Will you provide a BNSF defect detector?
We're working on something. Detectors will be included in their prototypical locations and will play a role in the scenarios.
Also, I think somebody mentioned Skykomish...