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    Iprinted out the BNSF pdf -- do most of the US roads use the same prefix system?
    It varies. Unfortunately most do not have as nice a system as BNSF does.

    Norfolk Southern uses a 3 character alphanumeric designation usually 3numbers or 2 numbers and a letter.

    http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/NS_Train_Symbols

    CSX uses a letter followed by 3 numbers. The letter indicates the division and class of train.

    http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/CSX_Train_Symbols

    Myhome railroad Pan Am uses 2 letters for origin + 2 letters for destination for through freights e.g. AYPO = Ayer to Portland (RigbyYard). Locals are origin yard plus a number e.g. AY1, AY2, etc. for locals out of Ayer.

    I recall Conrail had a similar 4 letter system as the Pan Am one. CSAO may still use that as far as I know.

    Update: Looks like UP uses a similar system as BNSF:

    http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/UP_Train_Symbols

    Jon
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    CN uses a similar version to CSX, but with a little bit extra:

    http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/CN_Train_Symbols

    CP's is just a number for the most part

    http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/CP_Train_Symbols

    I do think that while BNSF's system can get a little long-winded, it is the smartest way of naming trains

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonpd View Post
    It varies. Unfortunately most do not have as nice a system as BNSF does......
    Quote Originally Posted by ebnertra000 View Post
    CN uses a similar version to CSX, but with a little bit extra...
    Thanks to both for your replies, and especially the links...good references. The more I refer to them the more I'll remember., start with BNSF...it is long winded, but complete.

    Interesting on the UP ( says "outdated but historical" ) the amount of coal they used to run...times are changing.

    Okay, thanks again, enough of this...too far off topic.
    Last edited by R. Steele; 05-26-2021 at 10:54 AM.
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    You guys asked and I delivered, I just finished up with the train briefings on the Mullan timetable mode. I based the briefings off of the real paperwork that train crews get that tells them the information on their train. The briefing includes train symbol, train type, direction, horsepower per ton, feet, tons, loads, empties, and key train status for each train. If you can think of any other useful information that would be on a real consist report, feel free to suggest it and I'll see if I can get it added on before I finish up the patch.

    While combing through all of this information for each train, I had discovered that a few trains had HpT ratings as low as 1.3 and some as high as 8.8 (2.5-3.0 seems to be the most comfortable rating). I plan on going through and correcting a few of the consists to balance out those numbers, turning this quick addition into a small bug fix as well. I also plan on making this a standard feature on all of the timetables I have planned, it's nice to have all of that information at a glance as real engineers would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ngc427 View Post
    You guys asked and I delivered, I just finished up with the train briefings on the Mullan timetable mode. ... I also plan on making this a standard feature on all of the timetables I have planned, it's nice to have all of that information at a glance as real engineers would.
    HatTip.jpg coolbeans.jpg much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ngc427 View Post
    You guys asked and I delivered, I just finished up with the train briefings on the Mullan timetable mode. I based the briefings off of the real paperwork that train crews get that tells them the information on their train. The briefing includes train symbol, train type, direction, horsepower per ton, feet, tons, loads, empties, and key train status for each train. If you can think of any other useful information that would be on a real consist report, feel free to suggest it and I'll see if I can get it added on before I finish up the patch.

    While combing through all of this information for each train, I had discovered that a few trains had HpT ratings as low as 1.3 and some as high as 8.8 (2.5-3.0 seems to be the most comfortable rating). I plan on going through and correcting a few of the consists to balance out those numbers, turning this quick addition into a small bug fix as well. I also plan on making this a standard feature on all of the timetables I have planned, it's nice to have all of that information at a glance as real engineers would.
    This sounds very good.
    I don't know if ToB speed restrictions would be part of real consist report, or if what you already mentioned would contain that information. Just thought I'd mention it.

    Thanks for making these. Almost feel guilty for using them.

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