I bought my layout in a pretty much "finished" state. All of the trackwork with the exception of the Pigeon Mountain loop, which I added, was already in when I when I moved it into my garage. By the time I got it, it had been built and left behind by a man who has since moved on to an eternal pike. Oh how I wish that I could have asked him what he had dreamed of his original track plan. Which brings me to the purpose of this thread: What do you think the designer might have had in mind for operations on this layout?