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Most of the following train symbols originated at New Orleans, Oakland, or Ogden.

NGESP began as the Mexican Perishable Blocks (see LAKCP for more information on perishable blocks).

M Nogales 100A  El Paso 845P  71-73
NGESP Nogales 100A  El Paso 845P  74

NOSXT began April 10, 1986 and handled Sea-Land containers from Dallas, Houston, and from Seaboard System train 101.

NOSXT New Orleans Sun 300A  Long Beach Wed 800P  87

NSDAF operated daily and handled Norfolk Southern double stacks and TOFC for Los Angeles and Dallas. In 1993 it was usually combined with the MFDAF at Pine Bluff. At Pine Bluff, Los Angeles traffic connected with MBSMF and the train may be combined with MFDAF.

NSDAF Memphis 610P  Pine Bluff 1140P    93
NSDAF Memphis 810P  Dallas 900A  1 94
NSDAF Memphis 635P  Dallas 900A  95

NSLBT began as the AVAXT in April 1985 and handled APL containers from Avondale Yard in New Orleans to Long Beach. The containers came from Atlanta via Southern Rwy train 219. In 1993 it operated from New Orleans Thursday through Sunday and Tuesday.

AVAXT1 Avondale Sat 700P  Long Beach Tue 500P  86
AVAXT2 Avondale Thr 700P  Long Beach Sun 300P  86
AVAXT2 Avondale Sun 700P  Long Beach Wed 600P  87
AVAXT5 Avondale Wed 700P  Long Beach Sat 600P  87
AVAXT7 Avondale Fri 700P  Long Beach Mon 600P  87
AVAXT Avondale M,Th,Sa 400P  Long Beach Th,Su,Tu 600A  88
NSLBT Avondale Yard exMoSa 700P  Long Beach exTuTh 900A  93
NSLBT Avondale Yard exSat 845P  Long Beach exTue 1000A  94

NWPBY began as the NW-CB (N&W Cotton Belt Run Thru) and became the NWPBY in 1974. It handled traffic for Pine Bluff and beyond.

NW-CB E St Louis 300A  Pine Bluff 300P  73
NWPBY E St Louis 300A  Pine Bluff 300P  74-77

NXCXQ handled NYK containers from CSX and operated as required.

NXCXQ Kansas City 655P  E St Louis 600A  1 87

OAALT began March 20, 1980 as train OABNT, a unit train for American Presidents Lines to Seattle via the BN at Portland. It became the OAALT April 2, 1981 when the contract shifted from the BN to the UP. OAALT operated from Oakland on Wednesday only and was deleted at the end of 1984.

OABNT Oakland 600P  Portland 1000P  1 80
OAALT Oakland 600P  Portland 1000P  1 81-83

OAASM began as the the BAESY. In 1982, it handled traffic for West Colton and beyond. After yarding at West Colton, it handled traffic for Pine Bluff and East St. Louis. It could fill with traffic for Tucson and empties for East St Louis on the rear end. In January 1983, the BAESY became the BAASY with the route changed to Ogden to connect with D&RGW train 146 for Kansas City. It became the BAESF in May 1983, became the BAESJ in July 1984 and became the OAASM in October 1985. In 1985, the BAESJ handled empty auto racks and East St. Louis manifest traffic. The D&RGW symbol was changed to 142 in January 1990.

BAESY Oakland 200P  E St Louis 1000P  5 82
BAASY Oakland 200P  E St Louis 1159P  4 1/83
BAESF Oakland 315A  E St Louis 1145A  3 5/83
BAESJ Oakland 315A  E St Louis 600P  3 85
OAASM Oakland 315A  E St Louis 600P  3 87

OAEUM began as the OPS (Oakland Portland Special) and became the OAEUY in 1974. It handled traffic for reclassification at Eugene and was deleted May 20, 1983. It was reinstated in January 1989 as the OAEUM and handled traffic for Long Beach and Phoenix, set out at Roseville and traffic for reclassification at Eugene.

OPS Oakland 600A  Portland 100P  2 66-71
OPS Oakland 600P  Portland 100A  3 73
OAEUY Oakland 130P  Eugene 230P  1 74
OAEUY Oakland 200P  Eugene 330P  1 77-82

OALBT began as No 374-CME (Coast Merchandise East) and became the OALAT in 1974. It handled TOFC and autos for Los Angeles and beyond. It was suspended in June 1985. It was operating again in 1987 via the Valley and Soledad Canyon. It became OALBT operating daily through West Colton in the early 1990s. Alternate routes were via Saugus or the Coast.

374-CME Oakland 710P  Los Angeles 740A  1 71-73
OALAT Oakland 710P  Los Angeles 740A  1 74
OALAT Oakland 800P  Los Angeles 300P  1 77-82
OALAT Oakland 900A  Los Angeles 1159P    83
OALBT Oakland 400P  Long Beach 850P  1 93-95

SP train symbol OAMFT at Thisbe, NV
SP train symbol OAMFT at Thisbe, NV

OAMFT began in August 1988 as train RVMFT, a run thru with D&RGW train 144. It handled TOFC and manifest traffic for Kansas City, East St. Louis, Pine Bluff, and Memphis. It became OAMFT in October 1988.

D&RGW train symbol 144 Narrows, Utah
D&RGW train symbol 144 Narrows, Utah

SP train symbol OANOT at Notarb, CA
SP train symbol OANOT at Notarb, CA

OANPY handled traffic for UP train OVE (Overland East Manifest) for North Platte and beyond. It ran until 1982.

OVE Oakland 900A  Ogden 400P  1 71-73
OANPY Oakland 530P  Ogden 530A  2 80-81

OANSF began as the OADVF operated daily and handled TOFC, autos, and beer for Denver, plus traffic for east of Denver set out at Grand Junction for train GJASQ. In June 1995 the OADVF was combined with part of the RVNSQ to form trains OANSF and RODVF. See train RVKCM.

OANSF Oakland 700P  Kansas City 600A  4 95

OAOGH handled traffic for UP train OVEXA (Overland East Manifest Auto Parts Empties) for North Platte and beyond. It ran until 1982.

OAOGH Oakland 300A  Ogden 1000A  1 80-81

OAOGJ handled traffic for UP train FAX (Ford Auto Parts Empty Train) for North Platte and beyond. It ran until 1982.

OAOGJ Oakland 300P  Ogden 1000P  1 80-81

OAOGN handled empty tank cars to Ogden. The schedule was suspended in 1983 and reinstated in 1986 as symbol RIOGU operating as needed. The loaded symbol for OAOGN was OGRML.

OAOGN Oakland 800A  Ogden 130A  2 82

SP train symbol 378 the Pacific Coast Expediter at Minnow, OR
SP train symbol 378 the Pacific Coast Expediter at Minnow, OR

OAPTT began as No 378-PCE (Pacific Coast Expediter) and became the OABRT in 1974. It handled TOFC, autos, and manifest traffic for Eugene and Portland. It became the OAPTT in October 1985 and became the OAPTF in late 1988. It later became the OAPTT again and operated Tuesday through Sunday.

378-PCE Oakland 1035P  Portland 650P  1 66-73
OABRT Oakland 1035P  Portland 650P  1 74
OABRT Oakland 1035P  Portland 1159P  1 77
OABRT Oakland 1035P  Portland 330A  2 79-83
OABRT Oakland 200P  Portland 500A  2 85
OAPTT Oakland 400P  Portland 100A  2 87
OAPTT Oakland 1000P  Portland 500A  2 93
OAPTT Oakland 1230A  Portland 1000A  1 94

OAROM began in January 1990 along with D&RGW symbol 192.

OARVM began as the OARVZ. In 1982, the OARVV handled traffic for reclassification at Roseville and set out and picked up at Ozol, Suisun and Davis. The OARVV became the OARVM in October 1985 and operated as needed.

OARVV Oakland 205P  Roseville 950P  81-84

OAWCM began as the LA (Los Angeles Manifest) and became the OAWCZ in 1974. It handled traffic for the Los Angeles Area. OAWCY became OAWCM in October 1985 and operated as needed. In 1985 it handled traffic for West Colton and beyond and would pick up and set out at San Jose, Watsonville Jct, Salinas, San Luis Obispo, Surf, and Oxnard. In 1987, it operated via Bakersfield with the EUPXM handling traffic along the Coast. See KFWCM.

LA Oakland 1201A  Los Angeles 1000P    71-73
OAWCZ Oakland 200P  West Colton 330P  1 74
OAWCY Oakland 1201P  West Colton 430P  1 77
OALAY Oakland 1201P  Los Angeles 1230P  1 80-83
OAWCY Oakland 400P  West Colton 830P  1 84-85

OGEUE handled Eugene empties.

OGEUE Ogden 900P  Eugene 840A  2 80

OGEUM began as the NWS (Northwest Special) and became the OGEUY in 1974. It handled traffic, primarily empties, for Oregon and the Modoc Route. It picked up and set out as needed at Herlong, Wendel, Alturas, Klamath Falls, Oakridge, and Springfield. The OGEUY became the OGEUM in October 1985 and in January 1987 was rerouted thru Roseville. It was deleted in October 13, 1988. See ASEUM.

NWS Ogden 800P  Portland 300P  2 66-73
OGEUY Ogden 400A  Eugene 1201P  1 74-85

OGOAT began March 20, 1980 and operated on Tuesday only until deleted in late 1983. It handled American Presidents Line containers and TOFC from UP train CROAT for Oakland.

OGOAT Ogden 200A  Oakland 1100P  80-83

OGOAT began as the RGOAT, became the RGOAF in March 1981 and became the RGBAT in mid-1984. In 1982, it handled traffic for Sparks, reclassification at Roseville and TOFC, autos, and manifest traffic for Oakland. On the D&RGW in 1984, if BN train 65 was late there would be two sections of train 87. 187 would protect the UPS TOFC and 287 would run after the arrival of BN train 163. SP train RGOAF became the OGOAT in October 1985. In 1987, it handled TOFC for Roseville and the Bay Area and Ford autos and trucks for Benicia. In October 1989 D&RGW symbol 187 was changed to BNROM.

RG187 Denver 515A  Ogden 900P    74
RG187 Denver 530A  Ogden 1100P    80
RGOAF Ogden 130A  Oakland 500A  1 81-83
RG187 Denver 530A  Ogden 130A  1 84
RGBAT Ogden 100A  Oakland 300A  1 85
OGOAT Ogden 100A  Oakland 300A  1 87

OGOAZ from North Platte on UP train AFMS (Advanced Forwarder Merchandise Special) handled manifest traffic for Sparks, Roseville, and the Bay Area. It ran until 1982.

AFMS Ogden 830P  San Francisco 800P  1 71-73
OGOAZ Ogden 745P  Oakland 145P  2 81

OGPTT began as the KFBRC and handled traffic for Portland including Tigard autos from the OGEUY. It became the OGPTA in October 1984 and became the OGPTT in October 1985. OGPTT operated until January 1987 when the Modoc Line was closed.

KFBRC Klamath Falls 1100A  Brooklyn 500A  1 81-82
OGPTA Ogden 400A  Brooklyn 1230A  2 85
OGPTT Ogden 400A  Brooklyn 1230A  2 86

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