Southern Pacific Freight Train Symbol History E

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Most of the following train symbols originated at Ennis, TX; El Paso, East St. Louis, or Eugene, OR.

EGHOM began as the EGSAY. It handled freight traffic from NdeM for San Antonio and beyond. Perishable traffic connected with train WCESP at San Antonio. In October 1985, it became the SA11L.

EGSAY Eagle Pass 1000P  San Antonio 600A  1 74
EGCHQ Eagle Pass 600P  Chicago 515A  3 93
EGHOM Eagle Pass 600A  Houston 815P  1 95

EGCHT handled priority traffic from NdeM for San Antonio and beyond.

EGCHT Eagle Pass 1201A  Chicago 700A  2 95

ENSAM began as train ENTUC (Ennis Tucson) and became the ENEPY in 1974. It handled freight traffic for San Antonio, El Paso, Tucson, Phoenix, and empties for California and Oregon. It became train ENSAY in early 1984, became the ENSAM in October 1985, and operated as needed.

ENTUC Ennis 100P  Tucson 800A  2 73
ENEPY Ennis 500A  El Paso 100A  2 74
ENWCY Ennis 800A  West Colton 1230P  3 82-83
ENSAY Ennis 700P  San Antonio 1130A  1 84

EPHOM began as the EPSAY and SAHOY. In 1982 train EPSAY handled freight traffic for San Antonio and Houston. In 1982, the SAHOY handled traffic for reclassification at Houston and would pick up and set out at Glidden and Eagle Lake. In October 1985, the EPSAY became train EPSAM and the SAHOY became the SAHOM. In 1987, they were combined to form train EPHOM. It operated as needed.

EPSAY El Paso 600P  San Antonio 515A  2 76-83
SAHOY San Antonio 100A  Houston 215P    80-85

EPHOT began January 16, 1989 and handled TOFC and manifest freight traffic for Dallas, Pine Bluff, and Memphis (set out at San Antonio for the SADAQ and LAMFF), San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans, and beyond.

EPHOT El Paso 100A  Houston 300A  1 89

EPKCM began as the EPKCY and handled traffic for Dalhart (BN interchange traffic such as Coors beer empties), Liberal and Kansas City.

EPKCY El Paso 700P  Kansas City 700A  2 82-83
EPKCY El Paso 100P  Kansas City 730A  2 85
EPKCM El Paso 100P  Kansas City 730A  2 87

EPKCT began June 2, 1986 as Sprint train EPKCQ and operated daily except Sunday. It became the EPKCT in December 1987. The train handled TOFC and manifest traffic for Dalhart, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Chicago. Chicago traffic connected with trains LACHX and KCCRF.

EPKCQ El Paso 700P  Kansas City 450P  1 86-87
EPKCT El Paso 730P  Kansas City 1159P  1 94

EPLAY began September 25, 1980 and handled traffic for West Colton, City of Industry, and Los Angeles. It was deleted in late 1983.

EPLAY El Paso 300P  Los Angeles 200A  2 80-82

EPOAA began as the MTS (MP-TP-SP) and became the TPLAY in 1974. In 1982, MPLAT handled traffic from the UP freight train REEPA (exMP train REZ) for Tucson, Phoenix, West Colton, City of Industry, and Los Angeles. The MPLAT became train EPOAA on July 16, 1986 and operated on Wednesdays and Saturdays and handled GM autos for Phoenix, Marne, and Milpitas. In 1987, it operated via the Coast.

MTS El Paso 530A  Los Angeles 1159P    71-73
TPLAY El Paso 530A  Los Angeles 1159P    74-77
MPLAT El Paso 1100P  Los Angeles 930P  1 82
EPOAA El Paso 600A  Oakland 330A  2 87

EPPXT began January 16, 1989 and handled TOFC and manifest traffic for Tucson and Phoenix.

EPPXT El Paso 500A  Phoenix 900P  89

EPRIT handled TOFC from the LAEST for the Rock Island.

EPRIT El Paso 430A  Tucumcari 320P  74

EPWCM began as train EPWCY and in 1982 handled traffic for Tucson, the Imperial Valley, and empties for California and Oregon. The EPWCY became train EPWCM in October 1985.

EPWCY El Paso 400P  West Colton 100A  2 82-83
EPWCM El Paso 400P  West Colton 100A  2 87

ERRVY handled traffic from the Northwestern Pacific.

ERRVY Eureka 700A  Roseville 200P  1 80-83

ESCHQ began operating November 8, 1989 to the Illinois Central's IMX (InterModal eXchange) facility in Chicago.

ESDAT began as Sprint train ESDAQ in June 1986 and was combined with the MFDAQ at Pine Bluff. From East St. Louis, it handled TOFC for Pine Bluff and Dallas and auto parts for Eagle Pass. ESDAF operated daily in 1993 with the routing changed to use the former MP main from Big Sandy. It handled TOFC and manifest traffic for Dallas. It bacame ESDAT in 1995.

ESDAQ E St Louis 430P  Dallas 900A  1 87
ESDAF E St Louis 430P  Dallas 1100A  1 93-94
ESDAT E St Louis 430P  Dallas 1255P  1 95

ESHOT began as No 143 and became train PBHOF in 1974. In 1982, it handled TOFC, autos, and manifest traffic for Shreveport and Houston. It picked up manifest traffic for El Paso and beyond at Shreveport. Train ESTXF became the ESTXT in August 1984 and handled TOFC for Pine Bluff, Houston and Baytown. It became the ESHOT in October 1985.

143 Pine Bluff 900A  Houston 200A  1 71-73
PBHOF Pine Bluff 1000A  Houston 300A  1 74
PBHOF Pine Bluff 1000A  Houston 400A  1 77
PBHOF Pine Bluff 1000A  Houston 700A  1 82
ESTXF E St Louis 600P  Houston 730A  2 83-84
ESTXT E St Louis 600P  Houston 645A  2 85
ESHOT E St Louis 600P  Houston 645A  2 87

ESLAF began as Sprint train ESKCQ in early 1986 and operated daily. It handled Kansas City, El Paso, and Bay Area TOFC. It later became the ESLAF and was combined with the CHLAX at Kansas City.

ESKCQ E St Louis 630P  Kansas City 400A  1 87
ESLAF E St Louis 600A  Kansas City 430P    93

ESKCY handled traffic, primarily empties, for Kansas City and beyond. In 1983, it operated as needed.

ESKCY E St Louis 100A  Kansas City 940A  84

ESMXT began December 3, 1985 handling Mitsui OSK Line containers from Chicago and Columbus, Ohio. Containers from Columbus were handled by Conrail train TV601.

ESMXT E St Louis Sat 1201P  Long Beach Tue 1201A  3/87
ESMXT E St Louis Fri 700A  Long Beach Sun 600P  7/87

ESNXT began in the Summer of 1985 handling NYK Line containers from Chicago via SOO train 805 and Cincinnati via CSX train 241.

ESNXT E St Louis Tue 600P  Long Beach Fri 600A  87

ESPBQ Sprint train began as the ESPBX in the summer of 1985 and became the ESPBQ in October 1985. After the start of train ESDAQ, the ESPBQ operated only as needed.

ESPBQ E St Louis 600P  Pine Bluff 130A  1 87

EUALM began as the EUALY and handled freight traffic for interchange with the UP at Albina Yd. The EUALY became train EUALM in October 1985.

EUALY Eugene 700A  Portland 1145A  77
EUALY Eugene 1000A  Portland 245P  80-85
EUALM Eugene 1000A  Portland 215P  86-87
EUALM Eugene 100P  Portland 515P  3/93
EUALM Eugene 300P  Portland 715P  7/93
EUALM Eugene 630P  Portland 1055P  95

EUANP began on January 13, 1989. It handled traffic for Anaheim, La Mirada, and City of Industry and would pick up freight traffic at Klamath Falls and Black Butte. It could be combined with the BNWCP.

EUANP Eugene 800A  Anaheim 600A  2 89

EUAVT began as the EUAVY and became the EUAVT on July 10, 1984. In 1985, it handled TOFC for El Paso, San Antonio, North Texas, Houston, and New Orleans, and was usually combined with the PTMFT at Roseville.

EUAVY Eugene 100A  Avondale 700A  6 83
EUAVT Eugene 300A  Avondale 800A  6 85

EUBNM began as the 1-BNE (First BN East) and became the EUBNY in 1974. It handled traffic for the BN for Vancouver, Tacoma, and Seattle, WA. It was suspended during the operation of train WCSEY.

1-BNE Eugene 1100A  Portland 345P  71-73
EUBNY Eugene 1100A  Portland 345P  74
EUBNY Eugene 1000A  Portland 300P  77
EUBNY Eugene 1100A  Portland 400P  80
EUBNM Eugene 230A  Portland 800A  87
EUBNM Eugene 1000A  Portland 330P  93
EUBNM Eugene 1045A  Portland 320P  95

Southern Pacific train symbol EUASM at Merrill, OR
Southern Pacific train symbol EUASM at Merrill, OR

EUGJM began as the EUASM in August 1988 operating Tuesday thru Sunday as a run thru with D&RGW freight train 146. Initially it operated via Roseville and then changed to the Modoc Line in October 1988. It handled traffic for Salt Lake City, Denver, Pueblo, Kansas City, Memphis, and East St. Louis. If a second section was run, it would terminate at Grand Junction. In January 1989 the D&RGW train symbol for the first section was changed to 140 and the second section (D&RGW train 146) could continue beyond Grand Junction. The D&RGW train symbols were changed again in January 1990 to 146 for the first section and the second section to 148 (SP train EUGJM). EUASM later became EUCHX, then EUCHQ, then EUGJM in January 1995 and was deleted in April 1995. Train EUCHQ terminated at Clearing Yard in Chicago.

EUCHQ Eugene 1201P  Chicago 235A  6 93

SP train symbol CZLAT at Oakridge, OR
SP train symbol CZLAT at Oakridge, OR

EUCIQ began as the CZLAT (Crown Zellerbach Trailers) on April 18, 1983. Additional manifest traffic for Roseville, the Bay Area, and Southern California was picked up at Eugene. It operated via the Coast from 1984 to 1987. Only about 10% of the traffic was TOFC. It became the JRLAT (James River) in August 1988 and sometimes was combined with the PTLAT. It became the JRLAP on January 13, 1989 and began operating via the Coast Div again. It was split with the manifest traffic going to the JRCIP and the TOFC going to the PTOAT at the end of 1990. The JRCIP became the EUCIQ in 1993.

CZLAT Portland 1159P  Los Angeles 600P  2 83-87
EUCIQ Eugene 500A  City of Industry 1000A  2 7-93
EUCIQ Eugene 1000P  City of Industry 920P  2 95

SP train symbol CZLAT at Grass Lake, CA
SP train symbol CZLAT at Grass Lake, CA

EUCIY handled traffic for West Colton to City of Industry. It could fill with freight traffic for El Paso to Kansas City.

EUCIY Eugene 900P  City of Industry 545P  2 79

EUEPM began during the summer of 1984 as train BRYUT operating via the Coast and handled TOFC destined for Los Angeles, Phoenix, Yuma, and beyond and bypassed the yard at West Colton. The traffic was then added to other eastward trains at Yuma. Within a couple months it became the PTPXT. It would also pick up any Anaheim traffic set out by the CZLAT and move it to City of Industry. PTPXM became train EUPXM in August 1986 and became the EUEPM in October 1987.

BRYUT Brooklyn 1100P  Yuma 600A  3 84
PTPXT Brooklyn 1100P  Phoenix 1201A  4 85
EUPXM Eugene 400A  Phoenix 130A  4 87

EUEPY handled traffic for El Paso and beyond.

EUEPY Eugene 800P  El Paso 600A  4 79

EUESF began in early 1983 operating via Roseville and Ogden. It was usually combined with train BAESF at Roseville, except on heavy days. From Eugene, it handled traffic for Kansas City, East St. Louis, Ogden, Roseville, Fresno, Bakersfield, Tucson, Phoenix, and Los Angeles TOFC. It ran until the end of 1983.

EUESF Eugene 1005P  E St Louis 1145A  5 83

EUGJM began as the second section of the EUASM and became train EUGJM in January 1990. It also uses D&RGW train symbol 148 and terminates at Grand Junction. See EUCHQ above.

EUKFY began as train KFD (Klamath Falls Drag) and became the EUKFY in 1974. It later became the BRKFY and handled traffic for Klamath Falls and beyond. It was changed back to the EUKFY in the late 1970's.

BRKFY Portland 700A  Klamath Falls 1000P  77
EUKFY Eugene 200P  Klamath Falls 100A  80

EULAY began as the PNL (Pacific Northwest Los Angeles) and became train EULAY in 1974. In 1979, it handled traffic for Los Angeles and could fill with traffic for Bakersfield, City of Industry, West Colton, and Roseville.

PNL Portland 900A  Los Angeles 500P  2 70
PNL Eugene 900P  Los Angeles 500P  2 71-73
EULAY Eugene 1100P  Los Angeles 1140P  2 74
EULAY Eugene 1000P  Los Angeles 545P  2 79

EUMEM began as the SLW (Siskiyou Line West) and became train EUSLY in 1974. The EUMEM handled traffic, mostly empties, for the Siskiyou Line. In 1989, it normally operated Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On other days train EUROM could have operated to Roseburg.

Southern Pacific train symbol EUMEM at Creswell, OR
Southern Pacific train symbol EUMEM at Creswell, OR

EUOAQ began as train EUOAY. It bypassed Roseville and handled traffic for Oakland and San Jose. It could fill with TOFC for Oakland and San Jose and empty auto racks for Milpitas and Warm Springs on the rear end. It was revived for a short time as EUOAQ in 1993.

EUOAY Eugene 1130A  Oakland 1201P  1 80
EUOAQ Eugene 800P  Oakland 300A  2 93

EUPBY handled traffic for Pine Bluff and beyond except loaded TOFC. It would pick up the empty auto racks at Tucson and could fill with traffic for Shreveport.

EUPBY Eugene 1000P  Pine Bluff 500A  7 79

EUPTM began as train DGNEU (Drag North from Eugene) and became the EUBRY in 1974. It was suspended and then reinstated on April 11, 1980 and became train EUPTM in October 1985. It handled traffic for Portland, Corvallis, and Lebanon.

EUBRY Eugene 1130P  Portland 605A  1 80-85
EUPTM Eugene 1130P  Portland 605A  1 86-87
EUPTM Eugene 400P  Portland 935P    93
EUPTM Eugene 400P  Portland 1030P    95

EUPTY began as the 2-BNE (Second BN East) and became train EUBNZ in 1974. EUPTY handled traffic for Portland except TOFC and traffic for the BN for Vancouver and beyond. It could fill with traffic for Corvallis and Lebanon.

2-BNE Eugene 400P  Portland 700P  71-73
EUBNZ Eugene 600P  Portland 1045P  74-77
EUPTY Eugene 700A  Portland 300P  79

EURGM began as train OS (Oregon Special) and became the EUNPY in 1974. It handled traffic for UP train OS for North Platte and beyond. The EUNPY and EUOGY from 1980 to 1985 handled traffic for the UP for Ogden, Wyoming, North Platte and beyond on the head end and freight for the D&RGW on the rear end. Train EUOGY became the EUOGM in October 1985. The route was changed from Wendel to Roseville in January 1987 and the symbol was changed to EURGM. It was deleted in November 1988. It was revived in January 1990 as the EUROM and uses D&RGW train symbol 196.

OS Eugene 1201A  Ogden 1000P  1 71-73
EUNPY Eugene 1201A  Ogden 830P  1 74-77
EUNPY Eugene 400P  Ogden 1230P  2 80
EUOGY Eugene 400P  Ogden 1230P  2 82-83
EUOGY Eugene 800P  Ogden 400P  2 85

Southern Pacific train symbol EURGM at Cougar, CA
Southern Pacific train symbol EURGM at Cougar, CA

EURGY handled traffic for the D&RGW at Ogden and was deleted in 1984. It could fill with freight traffic for the UP.

EURGY Eugene 1201A  Ogden 830P  1 77
EURGY Eugene 400P  Ogden 1230P  2 80
EURGY Eugene 700A  Ogden 300A  2 83

EURVQ began as the SMW (Shasta Manifest West) and became the EURVY in 1974. From 1980 to 1985, it handled traffic other than TOFC for Roseville and beyond. The EURVY became train EURVM in October 1985 and EURVQ in 1993.

SMW Eugene 1130P  Roseville 1130P  1 71-73
EURVY Eugene 630P  Roseville 630P  1 74
EURVY Eugene 300A  Roseville 330A  1 77
EURVY Eugene 100P  Roseville 200P  1 80-83
EURVY Eugene 500A  Roseville 600A  1 85
EURVM Eugene 500A  Roseville 600A  1 86-87
EUBKM Eugene 930A  Bakersfield 110P  1 3/93
EURVQ Eugene 1000A  Roseville 1201P  1 7/93
EURVQ Eugene 900A  Roseville 720A  1 95

EURVW began as train SSMW (Stockton Shasta Manifest West) and became the EURVW in 1974. In 1978, it handled traffic for reclassification at Roseville. It would pick up at Klamath Falls and Black Butte.

SSMW Eugene 600A  Fresno 800P  1 70
EURVW Eugene 400A  Roseville 500A  1 78

EUTRM began January 13, 1989 as the EUSTM handling traffic for Roseville and Stockton. It soon became train EUTRM and could be combined with the EUEPM or EPWCM.

EUTUY began as the TUC-SSE (Tucson Sunset East) and became train EUTUY in 1974. In 1980, it handled traffic for Bakersfield, Phoenix, and Tucson.

TUC-SSE Roseville 300A  Tucson 1000P  2 70
EUTUY Eugene 200A  Tucson 900A  3 80

Southern Pacific train symbol PSSE at Rosamond, CA
Southern Pacific train symbol PSSE at Rosamond, CA

EUWCQ began as the PSSE (Portland Sunset East) which continued to Pine Bluff (see train WCPBY) and became the EUWCY in 1974. From 1980 to 1982, it handled general freight traffic for reclassification at West Colton and could have a Bakersfield block on the rear end and a Roseville block on the head end. The EUWCY became train EUWCM in October 1985 and operated as needed.

PSSE Eugene 1100P  Colton 800P  2 71-73
EUWCY Eugene 1000P  West Colton 1115P  2 74-77
EUWCY Eugene 1100P  West Colton 915P  2 80-83
EUWCM Eugene 900P  West Colton 900P  2 3/93
EUWCQ Eugene 1100P  West Colton 1159P  2 7/93
EUWCQ Eugene 700P  West Colton 250P  2 95
EUWCQ2 Eugene 900P  West Colton 620P  2 95

EXCHT began January 13, 1986 handling Express system containers destined for Chicago via the SOO (exMILW) train 800. It was often combined with the EXHOT from Long Beach to El Paso.

EXCHT Long Beach Mon 1000P  Kansas City Wed 1000P  87

EXCHTZ began in early 1988 leaving Long Beach on Thursday. It handled Orient Overseas Container Lines traffic.

EXHOT began in January 1986 handling Express system containers for Dallas, Houston, and New Orleans. It was often combined with train EXCHT from Long Beach to El Paso.

EXHOT El Paso Wed 500A  Houston Thr 600A  87

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