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Re: Secret language - Mystery for newbies

Unread postby Machinist » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:21 am

Ah.... then U-Train is that one which carries only one kind of commodity?

and Z-Train, T-Train (does it exist? or am I confused?), X-Train or Boat-Train? etc.
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Re: Secret language - Mystery for newbies

Unread postby Ozma » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:17 am

Z-Train: BNSF jargon for intermodal train hauling both containers and trailers.

T-Train: service designation of the New York City Subway.

X-Train: proposed edutainment passenger service, currently unrealized.

Boat train: passenger train designed specifically to make connection to passenger ships or ferry services.

(Source: The Other Wiki)
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Re: Secret language - Mystery for newbies

Unread postby Chessie8638 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:00 pm

Ozma wrote:Z-Train: BNSF jargon for intermodal train hauling both containers and trailers.


Also Union Pacific.

EDIT: Learn the BNSF / UP train symbols!

Union Pacific:

Example: 1-Z LA BR 6-08

1: Section.
Z: Descriptive Designation.
LA: Origin.
BR: Destination.
6: Day-Special Conditions.
08: Date.

http://fogchart.com/Down/Other/PDF/UPSymbols.pdf


BNSF:

Example: Q-CHC SEH 9-08

Q: Descriptive Designation.
CHC: Origin .
SEH: Destination.
9: Section Number.
08: Date.

http://www.utu426.org/pdf/BNSF%20Train%20Symbols.pdf
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Re: Secret language - Mystery for newbies

Unread postby Cardinal51 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:08 pm

Intermodal = Freight traffic that refers to containerization of freight for easy transloading to different modes of
transportation.

DMU = Diesel Multiple Unit. Multiple unit train consisting of multiple carriages powered by one or more on-board diesel engines.

Superelevation = The difference in height between the two edges or the tilt of the track

Cant = superelevation
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Re: Secret language - Mystery for newbies

Unread postby Chessie8638 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:31 am

So, just what do those letters in older locomotive destinations mean?

F: As in the F Unit (FT, F5, F3, etc).
Fourteen Hundred (horsepower) for the first FT. The real hp rating was 1, 350, but EMD rounded up. Some claim it stands for "freight. "

E: As in the E Unit (EA, E8, etc).
Eighteen Hundred (horsepower) for the first EA passenger unit.

GP:
General Purpose (EMD).

SD :
Special Duty (EMD)

BL:
Branch Line (EMD)

RS :
Road Switcher (EMD & ALCo)

S:
Switcher (EMD & Baldwin).

C:
Consolidated Line (Fairbanks-Morse)

MP:
Multi-Purpose (EMD).

One modern locomotive.

ES44AC: General Electric product.

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Re: Secret language - Mystery for newbies

Unread postby Toonces » Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:04 am

Cardinal51 wrote:EOT Device = End Of Train Device


That sounds a lot like a "FRED" - flashing rear end device.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flashing_rear-end_device

This of course leads to the HTD - head of train device (known colloquially as a "Wilma"), which is in the locomotive, and talks to the FRED.
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Re: Secret language - Mystery for newbies

Unread postby BNSFdude » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:20 pm

inb4 OP is n00b.
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Re: Secret language - Mystery for newbies

Unread postby CSX2057 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:20 am

I also learned alot about amtrak route names like Silver Star and others from wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Amtrak_routes

Heard that alot from distant signal on youtube.
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