Set in 1972, the layout features the interaction of the Burlington Northern and the Milwaukee Road in the La Crosse area. (Proto)typical industries in La Crosse are emphasized, with a little poetic license thrown in to spice things up. Up to nine trains will be running at any given time to keep the dispatcher busy and keep people watching the helix to see how many can possibly make it through at the same time?!!! (On the maiden trial run, we had six trains cruising around the helix with plenty of room to spare!). System is Easy DCC with six wireless and four tethered throttles. Operations will be handled by RailOp.