General Manifest Trains Eastward

There are seven regular manifest trains a day and a three day a week long distance local. Following the symbol is the rough schedule time when the train is scheduled to leave Barstow (B), go through Flagstaff (F), Gallup (G), and Clovis (C). With some manifest trains running up to 24 hours late, the only way to tell them apart is by observing the freight cars that are in each train. When a description says some, it means that the train had a few of these types of cars, but not enough to raise the average above 0.5. Following the symbol train description is a pie chart showing the proportions of the cars within each train. This should make it much easier to identify trains by the cars in the consist. Don't expect the same type of car to be the same color in all of the charts. Ted Ferkenhoff supplied some information for this report.

Origin and destination codes used in this section:
BAR Barstow, CA
BEL Belen, NM
GAL Galesburg, IL
KCK Kansas City, KS
KGM Kingman, AZ
LUB Lubbock, TX
PHX Phoenix, AZ
SDG San Diego, CA
TPL Temple, TX
TUL Tulsa, OK
WIN Winslow, AZ

HBARBEL1 B 0800, F 2000, G 0500. No trains operated in December 2019. The average train for the rest of the year was 27-75:5908T 6490ft with a 0.91 tons per linear foot ratio. The average train usually had 4 units with 5 autoracks, 3 boxcars, 45 tank cars, 2 2 bay covered hoppers, 2 2 bay pneumatic cement covered hoppers, 8 3 bay pneumatic cement covered hoppers, 16 3 bay covered hoppers, 6 4 bay covered hoppers, 1 5 bay covered hopper, 8 centerbeam flats, 5 flat cars, 1 mill gondola, 8 empty mill gondolas, 3 empty woodchip gons, some covered coil cars, 3 bay coal hoppers, ballast hoppers, empty ballast hoppers, bulkhead flats, empty bulkhead flats, empty centerbeam flats, empty coal hoppers, empty flat cars, or woodchip gons. Performance varied from one hour to 29 hours late with the average at 13 hours late.

HBARBEL1 pie chart

HBARGAL1 B 1100, F 2300, G 0500, C 2000, power can vary from 3 to 8 units (average was 5) and occasionally has a DPU unit on the rear. It usually has a few mechanical reefers on or near the front (average was 3 cryotrans). In contrast to other eastbound manifest trains out of Barstow, the HBARGAL has a lot of boxcars. It often has lots of corn sweetener tank cars toward the rear. The average train was 39-104:8734T 8667ft with a 1.01 tons per linear foot ratio. The average train had 3 autoracks, 36 boxcars, 56 tank cars, 4 cryotrans, 3 empty coil cars, 1 covered coil car, 2 2 bay covered hoppers, 24 3 bay covered hoppers, 9 4 bay covered hoppers, 1 empty bulkhead flat, 1 mill gondola, 12 empty mill gondolas, 1 empty well car, some mechanical reefers, covered gondolas, 3 bay pneumatic cement covered hoppers, 5 bay covered hoppers, empty centerbeam flats, flat cars, or empty flat cars. Performance of varied from 18 hours ahead to 39 hours late with the average at 13 and a half hours late.

HBARGAL1 pie chart

HBARLUB1 B 2330, F 1201, G 1700, C 0500 usually 4 units. The HBARTPL1 became the HBARLUB1 in August 2019. The average HBARLUB1 was 20-62:4544T 5244ft with a 1.04 tons per linear foot ratio most often pulled by 3 units. The average train had 4 autoracks, 13 boxcars, 50 tank cars, 1 covered coil car, 2 2 bay covered hoppers, 6 3 bay pneumatic cement covered hoppers, 3 3 bay covered hoppers, 14 4 bay covered hoppers, 1 5 bay covered hopper, 1 ballast hopper, 4 centerbeam flats, 2 mill gondolas, and 3 empty wells. Averge performance was 16 hours late.

HBARLUB1 pie chart

HBARTUL9 B 0500, F 2000, G 0300, C 1700 It averaged 17 boxcars, 50 tank cars, 3 cryotrans, 7 empty coil cars, 1 covered coil car, 3 2 bay covered hoppers, 2 3 bay pneumatic cement covered hoppers, 8 3 bay covered hoppers, 14 4 bay covered hoppers, 1 empty bulkhead flat, 3 centerbeam flats, 2 flat cars, 3 empty mill gondolas, 2 woodchip gons, some 5 bay covered hoppers, bulkhead flats, empty centerbeam flats, empty flat cars, mill gondolas, or empty woodchip gons. The average train was 30-77:6398T 6410ft with a 1.00 tons per linear foot ratio sometimes pulled by 3 units but more often pulled by 4 units. Averge performance was almost 11 hours late.

HBARTUL9 pie chart

HPHXBEL1 F 0800, G 1900 The average train was 13-70:4079T 4755ft with a 0.86 tons per linear foot ratio with 3 units. The average train had 2 autoracks, 5 boxcars, 24 tank cars, 6 covered coil cars, 4 2 bay covered hoppers, 6 3 bay pneumatic cement covered hoppers, 5 3 bay covered hoppers, 2 4 bay covered hoppers, 1 4 bay coal hopper, 1 empty bulkhead flat, 1 empty centerbeam flat, 3 empty coal hoppers, 1 empty flat car, 2 mill gondolas, 3 empty mill gondolas, some 3 bay coal hoppers, ballast hoppers, empty ballast hoppers, bulkhead flats, centerbeam flats, or flat cars. Performance varied from 3 hours ahead to 19 hours late on the eastern end of the Gallup Sub with the average at 4 and a half hours late. The train switches for about four hours at Winslow and two hours at Gallup.

HBPHXBEL1 pie chart

SSDGMEM1 B 1000, F 2000, G 0200, C 1600, SBARMEM1 began operating four days a week in December 2018 handling automobile traffic from San Diego plus some manifest traffic that had been handled on the HBARKCK. Performance for SBARMEM1 varied from 2 hours to 30 hours late. The train setout some manifest traffic at Clovis then continued to Memphis with marine containers and manifest traffic. It generally had the autoracks on the rear when leaving Barstow and became the SSDGMEM in mid July 2019 with the autoracks on the front. It ususally has 4 units in a 3+1 configuration and performance averaged 16 hours ahead of schedule. The average train was 70-27:6968T 7686ft with a 0.91 tons per linear foot ratio. The average train had 53 autoracks, 17 boxcars, 7 tank cars, 2 cryotrans, 3 covered coil cars, 1 3 bay pneumatic cement covered hopper, 2 3 bay covered hoppers, 1 4 bay covered hopper, 2 empty bulkhead flats, 1 empty flat car, 1 mill gondola, 1 woodchip gon, 1 empty woodchip gon, sometimes a few covered gondolas, 2 bay covered hoppers, 5 bay covered hoppers, centerbeam flats, empty mill gondolas, or empty wells. Averge performance was 10 and a half hours late.

SSDGMEM1 pie chart

Revised 2-25-2019 with data collected in 2019.

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