SP Freight Train Symbol History J-K

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Most of the following train symbols originated at Kansas City or Klamath Falls, OR.

KCASM began as the KCESY and became the KCASM in 1988. It operated as needed and handled overflow traffic from Kansas City.

SP train symbol KCCIA by semaphore signals at Duran, NM
SP train symbol KCCIA by semaphore signals at Duran, NM

KCCIA began as the KCLAA. It was suspended in September 1984 and reinstated as the KCCIA in February 1988. It handled GM autos for Marne. It could be combined with the KCVAA.

KCLAA Kansas City 400P  Los Angeles 715P  2 83

KCCRF began as Sprint train KCCRQ in early 1986. It operated daily handling traffic for Conrail. The train later became the KCCRF.

KCCRQ Kansas City 500A  E St Louis 300P  87
KCCRF Kansas City 630A  E St Louis 530P  93-94

KCDVT began January 16, 1989 as a run thru with D&RGW train 127 handling TOFC, autos, and manifest traffic for Denver.

KCDVT Kansas City 1201A  Denver 1100P  89

KCEPQ Sprint train began June 2, 1986 operating daily except Sunday. It operated daily in 1987 and handled TOFC for El Paso and the Bay Area.

KCEPQ Kansas City 1000P  El Paso 705P  1 86-87

KCESQ Sprint began in September 1986 and handled late double stack traffic and new TOFC traffic.

KCESQ Kansas City 930P  E St Louis 900A  1 87

KCLAT began as the KCLAF in 1983. In 1985, the KCLAT handled traffic for Tucson, Phoenix, West Colton, the Bay Area, Marne autos, and Los Angeles TOFC and autos. It was suspended in March 1986.

KCLAF Kansas City 400P  Los Angeles 715P  2 83
KCLAT Kansas City 600P  Los Angeles 650A  3 85

D&RGW train symbol 179 Grassy, Utah
D&RGW train symbol 179 Grassy, Utah

KCOAF began as the ESBAT. In 1982, it handled TOFC and autos for San Antonio, Eagle Pass, El Paso, Tucson, (City of Industry and Los Angeles traffic are set out at West Colton), Bakersfield, and the Bay Area. In 1984, it became the ESBAA and the route was shifted to Ogden as a run thru with D&RGW train 179. It became the ESOAT in early October 1985 and then became the ASOAT in October 1985. From East St. Louis, it handled D&RGW traffic and TOFC for Kansas City. In June 1987, the Royal Gorge route was shut down and 179 was routed thru Denver as train 129. It became the KCOAA in January 1989 as a run thru with D&RGW train 179 via Minturn handling Ford autos for the Bay Area. When operated thru Denver D&RGW symbol 129 was used, but symbol 179 was changed to 149 in October 1989. The train later became the KCOAF primarilly handling Ford autos for Benicia, plus autos for Denver (set out at Pueblo for train PUDVM) and Salt Lake City.

ESBAT Pine Bluff 900A  Oakland 1125P  3 82
ESBAF E St Louis 600A  Oakland 500A  3 83
ESBAA E St Louis 400A  Oakland 1100P  3 84-85
ASOAT E St Louis 800A  Oakland 1100P  3 87
KCOAA Kansas City 800P  Benicia 1000P  3 89
KCOAF Kansas City 100P  Benicia 900A  3 93
KCOAF Kansas City 100P  Benicia 430A  3 94
KCOAF Kansas City 400P  Oakland 1030A  3 95

KCOAT began as the KCBAY operating via El Paso and became the KCBAT in 1984. In 1985, it handled El Paso, West Colton, Los Angeles, and Bay Area traffic including empty TOFC and auto racks. It generally operated via the Coast. The KCBAT became the KCOAT in October 1985, became the KCOAM in late 1986 operating via the Palmdale Cutoff. It became the KCOAT again in January 1989 operating via the Rio Grande thru Ogden.

KCBAY Kansas City 100P  Oakland 1005A  3 83
KCBAT Kansas City 200P  Oakland 330A  4 85

KCRVM operated daily, became the KCGJQ in 1993 and then went back to symbol KCRVM.

KCGJQ Kansas City 1000P  Grand Junction 255A  2 93
KCRVM Kansas City 1000P  Roseville 955A  4 95

KCPXM began as the KCTUY. In 1982, it handled traffic for West Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Imperial Valley. The KCTUY became the KCPXM in October 1985 operating as needed.

KCTUY Kansas City 1100P  Tucson 1130A  2 82-83
KCPXQ Kansas City 400A  Phoenix 1220A  3 93
KCPXM Kansas City 400A  Phoenix 1220A  3 95

KCVAA operated in March 1989 and handled Chrysler autos for Valla.

KCWCQ began as the KCLAY and from Kansas City handled traffic for El Paso, Tucson, West Colton, City of Industry, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and the Bay Area. It picked up loads at Topeka, Hutchinson, Herington, Liberal, and Dalhart. At El Paso, the Bakersfield and Bay Area manifest blocks were set out for the ESBAT and it picked up blocks for Los Angeles and City of Industry. It became the KCWCY in late 1984 and became the KCWCM in October 1985.

KCLAY Kansas City 400P  Los Angeles 315A  3 82
KCLAY Kansas City 600A  Los Angeles 700A  3 83-84
KCWCM Kansas City 600P  West Colton 1220P  3 3/87
KCWCM Kansas City 1000P  West Colton 420P  3 7/87
KCCIQ Kansas City 800P  City of Industry 830P  3 93
KCWCQ Kansas City 800P  West Colton 1245A  4 95

KFOGY handled traffic for the UP and D&RGW at Ogden.

KFOGY Klamath Falls 800A  Ogden 300P  1 77

KFRVM began as the KF-SMW (Klamath Falls Shasta Manifest West), became the KFRVY in 1974, and became the KFRVM in October 1985. It handled traffic from Spokane from BN train 671 as well as local traffic for Roseville and beyond. It would pick up and set out at Black Butte and Redding.

KF-SMW Klamath Falls 700A  Roseville 1030P    71-73
KFRVY Klamath Falls 300P  Roseville 700A  1 74
KFRVY Klamath Falls 1150P  Roseville 330P  1 78-83
KFRVM Klamath Falls 600P  Roseville 1100A  1 87

KFWCM began as the KFLAY and KFCIY. Depending on traffic level none, one or both trains operated from Klamath Falls. KFCIY handled traffic for Bakersfield, West Colton, Los Angeles, and City of Industry. KFLAY handled traffic for Los Angeles and could fill with traffic for Bakersfield. The schedule was suspended during the early 1980's. KFWCM handled traffic the Bay Area, Roseville, and West Colton. At Redding, it set out the Bay Area traffic for the EUPXM. With the demise of the EUPXM, SP started the WSWCM from Warm Swprings to handle traffic down the Coast. The WSWCM became the KFWCM in 1994.

KFCIY Klamath Falls 600P  City of Industry 1100A  2 79
KFLAY Klamath Falls 600P  Los Angeles 900A  2 79
KFWCM Klamath Falls 600P  West Colton 100P  2 87
WSWCM Warm Springs 1100P  West Colton 900P  1 93
KFWCM Klamath Falls 500A  West Colton 1015P  1 95

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