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    Default Train Sybols For Trains Operating Over Marias (BNSF)

    Does anyone have the symbols for the "real" trains that operate over marias pass.(Autos, Manifest, Grain, Coal, Intermodal, etc.)
    When I make a activity I like to use real train symbols. All help is appreciated. The only on that I know of is the ZCHCPTL.

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    Default RE: Train Sybols For Trains Operating Over Marias (BNSF)

    Heh.. your best bet is to post this one Trainorders.com if you have an account, if not.. email Drew Mitchem or Ted Curphey...there is ALOT of trains that run on that line...with alot of symbols... :)

    Drew: [email protected]
    Ted: [email protected]

    Brian E. Bundridge
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    Default RE: Train Sybols For Trains Operating Over Marias (BNSF)

    According to a video I have (BNSF on Marias Pass, made in 1997) the alpha system used by BNSF is as follows:
    Z - Guaranteed Intermodal-UPS
    Q - Expedited Intermodal
    P - Premium Intermodial
    S - Double Stack Train
    V - Vehicles/auto parts
    H - Primary Manifest
    M - Regular Manifest
    C - Unit Coal Train
    G - Unit Grain Train
    U - Other Unit Train

    The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th letters denote the place of origin. The 5th, 6th, and 7th letters denote place of termination. An "X" in front of the symbols denotes an empty train.

    Hope that helps.


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    Default RE: Train Sybols For Trains Operating Over Marias (BNSF)

    As taken from the official BNSF Train Symbol Content Sheet.

    Example: BNSF H CHCGAL1 01

    Character 1: Identifies type of train.
    Character 2-4: Identifies the origin station
    Character 5-7: Identifies the destination station
    Character 8: Identifies the section number from train operated.
    1-1st section of train
    2-2nd section of train
    3-Unscheduled train
    4-Hazmat Train
    5-Unscheduled train
    7-Designates Electric Brakes or Distributed Power
    8-Critical arrival 2nd section of train
    9-Critical arrival 1st section of train
    Character 9-10: Calendar day of the month the train originates

    Train Type

    A-Amtrak Train
    B-Baretable Intermodel
    C-Loaded Coal Train
    D-Light Engines
    E-Empty Coal Train
    F-Foreign Road Train
    G-Loaded Grain Train
    H-High Priority Manifast
    I-Deadhead Crew Moves
    J-Hiwide Dimensional Special
    K-Helpers
    L-Local Train
    M-Normal Manifast
    N-Hours of Service Relief Crew
    O-Officers Special
    P-Premium Intermodel
    Q-Guaranteed Intermodel
    R-Road Switcher
    S-Intermodel Stack Train
    T-Transfer Service
    U-Unit Train other than Coal or Grain
    V-Vehicle Train
    W-Work Train
    X-Empty Grain Train
    Y-Yard Job
    Z-UPS-LTL Guaranteed Service Intermodel Train

    If you need the three character station abbreviations, let me know and I can e-mail it to you.


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    Default RE: Train Sybols For Trains Operating Over Marias (BNSF)

    [font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON Jun-24-02 AT 12:34PM (EDT)[/font][p]Austin - What happened to your website, can't click on anything, i was hoping to check out the screenshots.

    Let me find a list of train symbols.............

    Ok... here we go.. I am sure you know, as the return train, the symbol is just reversed. With grain, it'll be X-INBMIN...

    Grain

    G-MININB
    G-HURINB
    G-GSOINB
    G-CSCTAC
    G-DILKIL
    G-HMMINB
    G-HSMTAC
    G-MNBINB
    G-MINTAC
    G-BVLVAN

    Manifest

    H-MEMPAS
    H-NTWPAS
    H-HVRPAS
    H-PASGAL
    H-EVEGAL
    H-PASKCK

    Intermodal - All sections/Types

    V-CHCPTL8
    S-WENCHC
    V-WENCHC
    S-SEACHI
    S-SEACHC
    S-TACCHI
    Z-CHCSSE
    S-TACCHC
    S-CHCSEA
    S-TACBPA

    Amtrak 27/28 (Combained Trainset of Trains 7/8) #7 spilts off at Spokane, and goes via Stevens Pass, #27 goes via the Columbia River Gorge on the BNSF.

    This is NOT the entire list... but a big chunk of it, i'm still missing 3 intermodals, 10-20 or so Manifest trains, and some grain trains...

    Brian E. Bundridge
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    Default RE: Train Sybols For Trains Operating Over Marias (BNSF)

    Ok, it should be fixed.

    Austin S.
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    Default RE: Train Sybols For Trains Operating Over Marias (BNSF)

    Thanks Big Mac for those symbols. You know where I can find some more at let me know. I thank you al for your responses. I know how the symbols are broke down, I just wanted the train symbols, but I still learned something. Thank you all.

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    Default RE: Train Sybols For Trains Operating Over Marias (BNSF)

    I miss the Conrail symbols, short and easy to follow.

    Kyle Norek

    Milepost 76 on the NS Buffalo Line

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