SP Freight Train Symbol History C

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Most of the following train symbols originated at Chicago (connecting at Kansas City) or on Conrail (connecting at East St. Louis).

CCVIY handled traffic from South Texas.

CCVIY Corpus Christi 1000P  Victoria 600A  1 84
CCVIY Corpus Christi 1000P  Victoria 610A  1 95

CHASM began as the BLASM operating daily. It became the CHASM in 1994.

BLASM Bloomington 100A  E. St. Louis 830A  93
CHASM Chicago 700A  E. St. Louis 930P  95

CHEGF operated daily except Monday from the Illinois Central's IMX (InterModal eXchange) facility in Chicago. It handled autos for Midlothian, set out at Corsicana for train HEFWM, TOFC and double stacks for Pine Bluff and San Antonio. Its primary job was handling double stacks and autos for interchange at Eagle Pass.

CHEGF Chicago 300A  Eagle Pass 700A  2 93-94

CHESQ began operating November 8, 1989 from the IMX terminal in Chicago.

CHESF Chicago 1100P  E.St. Louis 800A  1 93

CHEXT began January 16, 1986. It handled Express System OOCL (Orient Overseas Container Line) containers from Chicago (leaving on Friday at 1201AM) via the SOO (exMILW) train 801. During early 1986 it was often combined with the HOEXT at El Paso. Beginning in early 1988 an additional train operated as symbol CHEXTZ arriving at Long Beach on Wednesday.

CHEXT Kansas City Sat 600A  Long Beach Mon 600A  87

CHGMQ was a Sprint (roadrailer) test train handling mostly auto parts.

CHGMQ Kansas City 600P  Gemco 250A  2 87

SP train symbol CHLXT at Coyote, NM
SP train symbol CHLXT at Coyote, NM

CHLAX began as the GS (Gold Streak) operating daily from Chicago on Rock Island train 91 and became the GSLAF in 1974. In 1982, it handled TOFC, autos, and manifest traffic for El Paso, Tucson, Phoenix, City of Industry, Los Angeles and the Bay Area. It became the CHLAF in November 1984 and became the CHLXF in November 1987. It later became the CHLAX. It handled TOFC and double stacks for El Paso, City of Industry, and Los Angeles. It also handled Chrysler autos and TOFC for Tucson and Phoenix, set out at Tucson for train TUPXF. Any Oakland traffic would connect with train CIBAT at City of Industry.

GS Tucumcari 700P  Los Angeles 930P  1 71-73
GSLAF Tucumcari 1030P  Los Angeles 1030P  1 74
GSLAF Tucumcari 400A  Los Angeles 500A  1 77
CHLAT Kansas City 1230P  Los Angeles 130A  2 82-83
CHLAF Kansas City 1130A  Los Angeles 300A  3 85
CHLAF Kansas City 1130A  Los Angeles 200A  3 87
CHLAX Chicago exMon 100A  City of Industry exWed 1000P    93
CHLAX Chicago 100A  Los Angeles 300A  3 94-95

CHLBT1 originated in Chicago at Forest Hill. It handled double stacks for Oakland and the ICTF. Oakland traffic would connect with train CIBAT at City of Industry.

CHLBT1 Chicago exFrSu 700P  Long Beach exMoWe 500P  93
CHLBT1 Chicago exSun 700P  Long Beach exWe 500P  94-95

CHLBT2 originated in Chicago at Clearing Yard. It handled double stacks for Oakland and the ICTF. Oakland traffic will connect with train CIBAT at City of Industry.

CHLBT2 Chicago Fri 1159P  Long Beach Mon 400P  94
CHLBT2 Chicago Fri 1035P  Long Beach Mon 800P  95

CHMXT began in June 1987 handling Mitsui OSK Line containers from Chicago via SOO train 803 to Long Beach. The train operated into 1991.

CHMXT Kansas City Sat 700A  Long Beach Mon 1000A  87

CHRVM began as the CHGJM operating daily from Clearing Yard in Chicago. It later became the CHRVM.

CHGJM Chicago 200P  Grand Junction 130A  3 93
CHRVM Chicago 1000A  Roseville 1010P  4 95

CHRXT began July 17, 1986 and handled Evergreen Marine Corp containers from Chicago via BN train 55.

CHRXT Kansas City Fri 1201A  Long Beach Sun 400A  86
CHRXT Kansas City Su&Mo 1201A  Long Beach Tu&We 400A  87

CHSXF began around 1990. In 1994, it originated in Chicago at Bedford Park daily. It handled double stacks for Oakland, City of Industry, and the ICTF. Oakland traffic would connect with train CIBAT at City of Industry.

CHSXF Chicago 700P  Long Beach 1201P  3 93
CHSXF Chicago 700P  Long Beach 1030A  3 94-95

CHVAT began in 1984 as a test train for American Presidents Line containers and ran into 1985.

CHVAT Kansas City 1030A  Valla 230A  3 85

CIBAT operated daily and handled TOFC and double stacks for Oakland.

CIBAT City of Industry 1000A  Oakland 730A  1 93
CIBAT City of Industry 200P  Oakland 730A  1 94-95

SP train symbol CIKCA at Los Tanos, NM
SP train symbol CIKCA at Los Tanos, NM

CIBNA began as the APELA (Auto Parts East Los Angeles) and became the LAPBH in 1974. LAPBH handled manifest traffic, empty auto racks, and auto parts for Pine Bluff and beyond. In 1982, the LAESJ handled empty auto parts and auto racks returning to North Texas, Pine Bluff, East St. Louis, ICG for Chicago, and GTW to Michigan and could fill with traffic for Tucson and El Paso. It became the WCKCJ in early 1984 when the route was shifted to Tucumcari. It became the CIKCA in 1986 and the CIBNA in January 1989. In 1989, CIBNA handled primarily empty auto racks for the BN and SOO Line. It could fill with traffic for Tucson, El Paso, Kansas City, and East St. Louis. It would set out SOO Line and non BN traffic at Herrington and pick up BN traffic set out by the GJNSM.

APELA Los Angeles 1201P  Pine Bluff 900A  3 73
LAPBH Los Angeles 1201P  Pine Bluff 900A  3 74
LAESH Los Angeles 1215P  E St Louis 100A  5 77
LAESJ Los Angeles 400A  E St Louis 300P  4 81-82
WCKCJ West Colton 700P  Kansas City 1040P  3 85
CIBNA City of Industry 900A  Kansas City 100A  4 89

CICHF began as train LACHT in 1982. It handled TOFC, autos and perishables for Kansas City and Chicago via the BN and picked up perishables at Yuma and Tucson and manifest traffic at Tucumcari. It became the LACHF July 10, 1984 to handle premium traffic for East St. Louis, Kansas City, and interchange for the BN and SOO (exMILW) to Chicago. It should have a minimum of 3.5 horsepower per ton. The train later became the LACHX operating Monday through Saturday with 2.5hpt. The train handled double stacks and TOFC for Kansas City, East St. Louis (connecting train KCCRF), and Chicago. The train terminated at Clearing Yard in Chicago. It later became the CICHX.

LACHT Los Angeles 1030P  Kansas City 1201A  3 81-83
LACHF Los Angeles 1030P  Kansas City 1201A  3 84-87
LACHX City of Industry 1100P  Chicago 1035P  3 93
LACHX City of Industry 1100P  Chicago 1050P  3 94
CICHX City of Industry 1130P  Chicago 1100P  3 95

CPEFF (Central Pacific East Fast Forwarder) began in 1967 as the BAX (Bay Area Express), a run thru to Chicago via UP train BAX and C&NW train 240. Later when mail was added it used symbol BAX/OME (Overland Mail East). It became the OAOGM in 1974, OAOGF in 1976, and became the CPEFF in 1981 handling perishables, TOFC, and autos for North Platte and beyond. It operated until December 1984.

BAX Oakland 100A  Ogden 110A  1 71
BAX/OME Oakland 230A  Ogden 1030P    73
OAOGM Oakland 230A  Ogden 1030P    74
OAOGF Oakland 130A  Ogden 930P    77-81
CPEFF Oakland 1230A  Ogden 1030P    82-83

CPWFF (Central Pacific West Fast Forwarder) began in July 1972 as the OMW (Overland Mail West), a run thru from Chicago via C&NW train 243 and UP train BASV (Bay Area Super Van). It became the UPOAM in 1974, was slowly replaced by the UPSFT from April 1975 into 1976, and became the CPWFF on September 30, 1982. It handled TOFC, autos, and manifest traffic for Oakland. It operated until 1984.

OMW Ogden 140P  Oakland 930A  1 73
UPOAM Ogden 140P  Oakland 930A  1 74
UPSFT Ogden 505A  Oakland 200A  1 77
CPWFF Ogden 710A  Oakland 550A  1 82-83

CRMXQ handled Mitsui containers from Conrail and in 1986 operated as required.

CRMXQ E St Louis 1201P  Kansas City 1130P  86
CRMXQ E St Louis Fri 700A  Kansas City Fri 530P  87

CRPBY began as the NCB (PC Cotton Belt Run Thru) and became the PCPBY in 1974. In 1982, it handled Conrail traffic from train INCB for Pine Bluff and beyond. It operated until the end of 1984.

NCB E St Louis 500P  Pine Bluff 500A  1 71-73
PCPBY E St Louis 500P  Pine Bluff 500A  1 74
CRPBY E St Louis 500P  Pine Bluff 500A  1 77-83

CRPBZ began as the NCB1A (PC Cotton Belt Run Thru) and became the PCPBZ in 1974. It handled Conrail traffic for Pine Bluff and beyond.

NCB1A E St Louis 600A  Pine Bluff 600P  71-73
PCPBZ E St Louis 600A  Pine Bluff 600P  74
CRPBZ E St Louis 600A  Pine Bluff 600P  77

CXCIT originated at Avondale Yard daily. In 1993 on light days it would be combined with train the MBSMF2 at San Antonio. It handled TOFC and double stacks for Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, Tucson, City of Industry, Los Angeles, Oakland, and the ICTF. It would pick up autos at Flatonia for Warm Springs and add this to the Oakland block. Oakland traffic would connect with train CIBAT at City of Industry.

CXCIT New Orleans 1100A  City of Industry 300A  3 93
CXCIT New Orleans 200P  Long Beach 700A  3 94-95

CXNXQ handled NYK containers from CSX as required.

CXNXQ E St Louis 600P  Kansas City 530A  1 87

CXHOT began in March 1987 and was a run thru on CSX from Jacksonville, FL via New Orleans. It became the CXHOQ in July 1987 and changed back to the CXHOT in June 1988.

CXPBM handled traffic from CSX at Memphis to Pine Bluff.

CXPBM Memphis 230P  Pine Bluff 735P  93
CXPBM Memphis 230P  Pine Bluff 715P  95

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