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 some trains had some 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 1000, F 2000, G 0300, power is usually 4 units. The average train was 31-88:6911T 7505ft with a 0.92 tons per linear foot ratio. The average train had 5 autoracks, 4 boxcars, 2 2 bay covered hoppers, 8 3 bay pneumatic cement covered hoppers (usually toward the front), 16 3 bay covered hoppers, 6 4 bay covered hoppers, 1 5 bay covered hopper, 8 centerbeam flats (usually toward the front), 1 coal hopper, 6 flat cars, 1 mill gondola, 10 empty mill gondolas, 4 empty woodchip gons, 47 tank cars (most toward the rear), plus some 3 bay coal hoppers, ballast hoppers, empty ballast hoppers, bulkhead flats, empty bulkhead flats, empty centerbeam flats, empty flat cars, woodchip gons, and covered coil cars. Performance varied from one hour to 29 hours late with the average at 13 hours late.

HBARGAL1 B 1300, F 2300, G 0500, C 1700, 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 39-111:8697T 8907ft with a 0.98 tons per linear foot ratio. The average train had 3 autoracks, 36 boxcars, 2 2 bay covered hoppers, 26 3 bay covered hoppers, 9 4 bay covered hoppers, 1 empty bulkhead flat, 1 empty flat car, 2 loaded mill gondolas, 11 empty mill gondolas, 3 cryotrans (usually toward the front), 3 empty coil cars, 2 covered coil cars, 1 empty well car, 55 tank cars (most toward the rear), plus some 3 bay pneumatic cement covered hoppers, 5 bay covered hoppers, empty centerbeam flats, flat cars, mechanical reefers, and covered gondolas. Performance of varied from 18 hours ahead to 39 hours late with the average at 13 hours late.

HBARKCK1 B 0700, F 1700, G 2200, C 1201, power was generally 4 or 5 units. Looks like the last train ran in February 2019. The average train was 18-127:7076T 8819ft with a 0.80 tons per linear foot ratio. Performance for the HBARKCK varied from 2 hours to 38 hours late. The average for 26 trains was 13 houurs and 40 minutes late. Some traffic has moved to HBARGAL and SBARMEM, now SSDGMEM. Notice that the schedule of the HBARKCK and SBARMEM are similar.

SBARMEM1 B 0500, F 1600, G 0001 C 1201 began operating four days a week in December 2018 as train HBARMEM1. In February, the symbol was changed to SBARMEM1 even though it doesn't handle marine double stack traffic. It ususally has 4 units in a 3+1 configuration and performance averaged 16 hours ahead of schedule. The average train was 66-42:7855T 7904ft with a 0.99 tons per linear foot ratio. The average train had 25 boxcars (usually a group of around 15 boxcars near the front, with the other 10 boxcars spread thru the rest of the train), 1 3 bay covered hopper, 3 4 bay covered hoppers, 4 empty bulkhead flats, 1 empty centerbeam flat, 2 empty flat cars, 1 mill gondola, 2 woodchip gons, 1 empty woodchip gon, 1 cryotrans, 5 empty coil cars, 3 covered coil cars, 1 covered gondola, 8 tank cars, 60 autoracks (on the rear), plus some 2 bay covered hoppers, 5 bay covered hoppers, empty ballast hoppers, centerbeam flats, and empty mill gondolas. In mid July 2019 the symbol was changed to SSDGMEM1. It still handles the same traffic and comes by the Flagstaff camera around 10AM. The train observed on July 22 on the Flagstaff cam had the autoracks on the rear as normal, the the train on July 24 had the autoracks on the front. Performance for SBARMEM1 varied from 2 hours to 30 hours late with the average at 14 and a half hours late.

HBARTPL1 B 0300, F 1300, G 1800, C 0500, usually has 4 units. The average train was 47-60:6979T 7130ft with a 0.98 tons per linear foot ratio. The average train had 10 autoracks, 11 boxcars, 3 3 bay covered hoppers, 19 4 bay covered hoppers, 5 centerbeam flats, 1 coal hopper, 2 mill gondolas, 1 covered coil car, 56 tank cars, plus some 2 bay covered hoppers, 4 bay coal hoppers, empty bulkhead flats, empty flat cars, empty mill gondolas, and covered gondolas. Performance varied from 10 hours ahead to 35 hours late with the average at almost 12 hours late.

HBARTUL9 B 1000, F 2000, G 0200, C 1600, usually 4 units. The average train was 37-76:7121T 6863ft with a 1.04 tons per linear foot ratio. The average train had 17 boxcars, 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 (usually with pipe), 3 empty mill gondolas, 2 woodchip gons, 3 cryotrans, 7 empty coil cars, 1 covered coil car, 50 tank cars, plus some 5 bay covered hoppers, loaded bulkhead flats, empty centerbeam flats, empty flat cars, mill gondolas, and empty woodchip gons. Performance varied from 9 hours ahead to 39 hours late with the average at almost 9 hours late.

HPHXBEL1 F 1000, G 1800, 2 or 3 units. The average train was 12-70:3982T 4800ft with a 0.83 tons per linear foot ratio. The average train had 1 autorack, 4 boxcars, 4 2 bay covered hoppers, 5 3 bay pneumatic cement covered hoppers, 5 3 bay covered hoppers, 3 4 bay covered hoppers, 1 4 bay coal hopper, 1 empty bulkhead flats, 1 empty centerbeam flat, 5 coal hoppers, 3 empty coal hoppers, 1 empty flat car, 2 mill gondolas, 4 empty mill gondolas, 4 covered coil cars, 23 tank cars (usually toward the rear of the train), plus some 3 bay coal hoppers, ballast hoppers, empty ballast hoppers, centerbeam flats, and flat cars. Performance varied from 3 hours ahead to 19 hours late on the eastern end of the Gallup Sub with the average at 2 and a half hours late.

MKGMWIN F 0400 Mon, Wed and Fri may have 3 or 4 units and tonnage can reach 5,000 tons at times. I've only seen the train once on 3-28-2018 as it usually goes through Flagstaff early in the morning. It had 2 units with 24 3 bay covered hoppers, 3 4 bay covered hoppers, 14 empty 3 bay coal hoppers, and 15 empty mill gondolas.

The following is a tally of the H train symbols that have run at least 10 times during the first part of 2019.
56 HBARBEL1
102 HBARGAL1
26 HBARKCK1 deleted at the end of February
17 HBARMEM1 thru February then 52 SBARMEM1
30 HBARTPL1
70 HBARTUL9
67 HPHXBEL1

Revised 7-29-2019 with data collected Jan to mid-July 2019

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