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During 1974 many eastbound trains that terminated in Pine Bluff were changed to terminate at East St. Louis. These were BEASY, DAEST, HOASY, SRASK, WCASY, and WCESH. As a result the following Cotton Belt symbols have no equivalent under the new system.
WF-MBT (Wiggins Ferry Merchants Belt Terminal) handled traffic for St. Louis and beyond not handled on other run thru trains to East St. Louis.
|WF-MBT||Pine Bluff||1159P||E St Louis||730A||1||71-73|
PC-1 (Penn Central Run Thru) handled traffic destined for Indianapolis and beyond.
|PC-1||Pine Bluff||1000P||E St Louis||1159P||71-73|
PC-2 (Penn Central Run Thru) handled traffic for destinations short of Indianapolis.
|PC-2||Pine Bluff||1000A||E St Louis||1159P||71-73|
HEIC (IC Head Ender) handled traffic for St. Louis with IC connection on the head end.
|HEIC||Pine Bluff||500P||E St Louis||500A||1||71-73|
CBO (Cotton Belt B&O Run Thru) handled traffic for the B&O and N&W.
|CBO||Pine Bluff||200A||E St Louis||1201P||71-73|
CBNW (Cotton Belt N&W Run Thru) handled traffic for Bellevue, Ohio and beyond.
|CBNW||Pine Bluff||900P||E St Louis||900A||1||71|
The following is a history of the symbols from 1971, sometimes earlier, to 1987. Some information takes the history up to 1989.