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Most of the following train symbols originated at Dallas, Denison, Dalhart, TX or Denver.

DAHOF began as the DAHOX in 1984 was limited to 15 cars and operated without a caboose. It later became the DAHOF1.

DAHOX Dallas 730P  Houston 515A  1 85
DAHOQ Dallas 730P  Houston 515A  1 87
DAHOF Dallas 445P  Houston 200A  1 93
DAHOF1 Dallas 515P  Houston 230A  1 94-95

DAHOF2 began as No 258 and became the DAHOT in 1974. It handled TOFC for Houston and east. It later became the DAHOF2. On Saturday and Sunday the train will also handle manifest traffic for Houston.

258 Denison 330P  Houston 900A  1 71-73
DAHOT Dallas 500P  Houston 900A  1 74
DAHOT Dallas 730P  Houston 900A  1 77
DAHOT Dallas 900P  Houston 1130A  1 82-83
DAHOF2 Dallas 700P  Houston 1159A  1 94

DALAF operated from Miller Yard in Dallas. In 1993 it operated Wednesday through Saturday. In 1994 it operated daily except Sunday. It handled TOFC and double stacks for San Antonio, El Paso, Tucson, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and the ICTF.

DALAF Dallas 400A  Long Beach 230A  2 93
DALAF Dallas 400A  Long Beach 920A  2 94

DANSF began as Sprint train DAMFQ in June 1986 and was combined with the DAESQ to Pine Bluff. It later became DANSF. In 1993 the DANSF operated Tuesday through Saturday with the routing changed to use the former MP main to Big Sandy. It handled UPS, TOFC, and Lexus autos for Atlanta via Norfolk Southern at Memphis.

DAMFQ Pine Bluff 400A  Memphis 900A  87
DANSF Dallas 100A  Memphis 530P  93-94

DAPBM began as the FX (Ft Worth Express) combining with train 18 from Dallas at Commerce. It became the DAEST in 1974 and from 1982 thru 1985, handled traffic for Plano, Commerce, Texarkana, Pine Bluff, and beyond. The DAPBY became the DAASY in April 1985 and became the DAASM in October 1985. In 1987, DAASM handled traffic for Commerce, Pine Bluff, and connections at Memphis and St. Louis. It later became the DAPBM with routing changed to use the former MP main to Big Sandy.

FX Ft Worth 725P 
18 Dallas 755P  Pine Bluff 800A  1 68
18 Dallas 1100P  Pine Bluff 1100A  1 71-73
DAEST Dallas 300A  E St Louis 900A  1 74
DAMFT Dallas 1201A  Memphis 600A  1 77
DAPBY Dallas 500A  Pine Bluff 200A  1 82-83
DAPBY Dallas 500A  Pine Bluff 110A  1 85
DAASM Dallas 500A  E St Louis 410P  1 86-87
DAPBM Dallas 200P  Pine Bluff 410A  1 93-95

DAPBT began as Sprint train DAESQ in June 1986 and was combined with the DAMFQ to Pine Bluff. In 1987, it handled TOFC for Pine Bluff, Memphis, and St. Louis. It later became the DAESF with the routing changed to use the former MP main to Big Sandy. DAESF was usually combined with the HOCHF at Pine Bluff. Memphis traffic goes to train PBMFF at Pine Bluff.

DAESQ Dallas 630P  E St Louis 700P  1 87
DAESF Dallas 530P  E St Louis 515P  1 93
DAESF Dallas 800P  E St Louis 1000P  1 94
DAPBT Dallas 800P  Pine Bluff 700A  1 95

DASAF began as train DASAQ in mid 1987 and handled TOFC for the MBSMF at San Antonio. It later became the DASAF and handled UPS, TOFC, and manifest for San Antonio.

DASAF Dallas 430A  San Antonio 130P  93-94

DHTUM began as the DHTUY. It handled traffic for El Paso, Tucson, and the Imperial Valley. It became the DHTUM in 1985 and continued to operate as needed until around 1993.

DHTUY Dalhart 400P  Tucson 100A  2 82
DHTUY Dalhart 700A  Tucson 200P  1 83

DHWCM began as the DHWCY and handled traffic for El Paso, Tucson, and Southern California.

DHWCY Dalhart 1201A  West Colton 400P  1 83

DNHOM began as the PBE (Piggyback East) and became the DNHOT in 1974. It handled TOFC and manifest traffic from North Texas for Hearne, Houston, and beyond. It later operated as the DNHOY and became the DNHOM in October 1985. It operated as needed.

PBE Denison 1000A  Houston 300A  1 71-73
DNHOT Denison 530P  Houston 500P  1 74
DNHOY Denison 1201P  Houston 1230P  1 84

DOEST began in 1995.

DOEST Dolores 230A  E.St.Louis 900A  4 95

DVGJM began in the early 90s and operated as needed.

DVGJM Denver 1000P  Grand Junction 900A  1 93

DVPUM was a new symbol adopted in October 1989 for D&RGW trains 165 and 167. It operated as needed.

RG165 Denver 400A  Pueblo 900A    74-80
RG167 Denver 400P  Pueblo 1100P    74-80
DVPUM Denver 1000P  Pueblo 300A  1 93
DVPUM Denver 600A  Pueblo 1105A    95

DVOAF began as train CHOAT on March 17, 1981. The train originated as BN train CHO (later train 63) in Chicago and connected with D&RGW train 101 at Denver. It handled TOFC and autos for Sparks, Roseville and the Bay Area. It became the DVOAT in 1992, then the DVRVF, and then the DVOAF. In 1994 DVOAF handled TOFC for Salt Lake City, Sparks, Roseville, and Oakland, plus beer for the Bay Area and Los Angeles. It operated for a time as the DVROF and became the DVOAF again in September 1995.

RG101 Denver 730P    Ogden 1215P  1 84
CHOAT Ogden 1245P  1 Oakland 745A  2 82-85
101 Denver 730P    Ogden 1230P  1 87
CHOAT Ogden 1245P  1 Oakland 900A  1 87
CHOAT Denver 900P    Oakland 330P  2 88
DVRVF Denver 430A    Roseville 1100P  1 93
DVOAF Denver 430A    Oakland 330A  2 94
DVROF Denver 430A    Roper Yard 800P    95

DVROM was a symbol adopted in October 1989 for D&RGW trains 181 and 183. The DVROM operated on connection from train SLDVT or KCDVT. This train was later split into the DVGJM and DVRVQ. The DVRVQ was later split with part of the schedule combined with the CHGJM to form the CHRVM and the Denver section combining with the DVGJM and GJROM to form the DVROM.

RG181 Denver 600P  Roper Yard 900A  1 74
RG183 Denver 600A  Roper Yard 800P    74
RG181 Denver 600P  Roper Yard 1055A  1 80-84
RG183 Denver 600A  Roper Yard 955P    80-84
DVRVQ Denver 900P  Roseville 240A  3 93
DVROM Denver 900P  Roper Yard 900P  1 95

DVROT (DRGW train 111) in October 1989. It operated when BN train 65 was late and handled TOFC originating at Denver.

DVROT Denver 400A  Roper Yard 1100P    89

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