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Most of the following train symbols originated at Tucson, AZ; Victoria, TX; or were received from the Union Pacific at Ogden, UT
TRRVM handled traffic from Salinas, Warm Springs, and Tracy for reclassification at Roseville.
TRWCM began April 1, 1988 and handled traffic for West Colton and beyond except loads for Phoenix, El Paso, and beyond.
TUDHY began May 25, 1983 and handled El Paso and Dalhart BN traffic, mostly empty grain.
TUEPM handled traffic for El Paso and beyond as needed.
SP train symbol TUKCM at Pastura, NM
TUKCM began May 25, 1983 as the TUKCY. It became the TUKCM in October 1985 and operated as needed. Also operating from Tucson in the early 1990s were trains TUASM and TUNSM.
TUPXF began as the PXF (Phoenix Freight) and became the TUPXY in 1974. It handled traffic for Phoenix Area. The TUPXY became the TUPXM in October 1985.
TUSAY began as train TLSSE (Texas & Louisiana Sunset East) and was suspended when the CLM was combined with the BAMSL. The TUSAY handled traffic for El Paso and reclassification at San Antonio. It was deleted May 20, 1983.
TUWCM began as train TUWCY. It handled traffic for Yuma and reclassification at West Colton and a block for the Imperial Valley on the head end. Train TUWCY became the TUWCM in October 1985 and operated as needed until May 1987.
TXESF began as the TXEST in 1984. It handled traffic for East St. Louis coming off the Santa Fe at Teneha. It became the TXESQ in October 1985. It later became the TXESF.
|TXESQ||Teneha||900P||E St Louis||700P||1||87|
|TXESF||Teneha||1030P||E St Louis||800P||1||93|
TXHOQ began in late 1987 as a unit tank train from Texas Eastman at Longview via AT&SF to Teneha. It operated daily except Saturday.
UPSFF began as the FMS (Forwarder Merchandise Special), a BN and UP run thru train from Chicago. In 1982, it connected with UP train BAV (Bay Area Van) from North Platte and handled TOFC, autos, and manifest traffic for Sparks, Roseville, and Oakland. It ran until Aug 1984.
SP train symbol UPSFT at Palisade, NV
UPSFT from Chicago on C&NW train 243 and UP train BASV (Bay Area Super Van) handled TOFC for Sparks, Roseville, and the Bay Area. It began in 1975 and ran until 1982.
UPWSA from Chicago on C&NW train 241 and UP train ARRO (Auto Railroad Overland) handled General Motors auto parts and could fill with manifest traffic for the Bay Area. It ran until 1982.
VACHT operated from late 1984 to mid 1985 and handled Sealand containers.
VICCM handled traffic for South Texas and Corpus Christi.
VIHEM began as train VIPBY and handled freight traffic from the Rio Grande Valley for Giddings, Hearne, North Texas, and Cotton Belt Route. It became the VIPBM in 1985 and operated as needed. It became the BVHEM in late 1986 and connectd with the HEPBM and HEDAM at Hearne. It later became the VIHEM and handled traffic from trains CCVIM and HGVIM.
VIHGM handled traffic for the lower Rio Grande Vally and interchange with the Texas Mexican at Alice.
VIHOM began as the VIHOY handling traffic from South Central Texas and became the VIHOM in October 1985.
VISAQ began in February 1988.
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