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Most of the following train symbols originated at Roseville, CA or Roper Yard in Salt Lake City, UT.

RGFRY in 1985 was combined with the RGWSY if the total did not exceed 8,200 tons after setting out the Warm Springs block for the CHOAT at Utip. It handled traffic for Fresno and traffic other than TOFC for Roseville.

RGFRY Ogden 1201A  Fresno 1000A  1 85

RGMIA began as train FMS-RG handling Ford auto parts for Milpitas. This train alternated every six months with Western Pacific train Ford Fast. It became train RGSFF in 1974 and later RGMIA. It was deleted when the Ford plant closed in 1983.

RODVF began as D&RGW train 100. It handled TOFC, autos, and perishables for interchange for Salt Lake City and Denver for interchange with BN train OAC (train 62 after January 1985) for Chicago. The SP began train OACHT in 1980. It became the OACHF around 1986, became the OAGJF in 1992, OADVF in March 1993. The OADVF became the OANSF in 1995 with Denver traffic handled on train RODVF. In 1994 the OADVF handled TOFC, autos, and meat for Salt Lake City, Denver and connections with the BN at Denver and train GJASQ at Grand Junction. The RODVF was a backup schedule in 1994 when the OADVF arrived too late to protect hot UPS shipments to Denver. See OANSF.

OACHT Oakland 1100P     Ogden 815P  1 82-83
100 Ogden 815P  1  Denver 1145A  2 84
OACHT Oakland 1030P     Ogden 845P  1 85
OACHF Oakland 930P     Ogden 1000P  1 87
OACHF Oakland 930P     Denver 800P  2 88
OADVF Oakland 1000P     Denver 900P  2 93-94
RODVF Salt Lake City 430A     Denver 900P    95

RODVM began in January 1990 as trains ROGJM (D&RGW symbol 152) and GJDVM (D&RGW symbol 182). These trains were combined in 1995.

ROGJM Roper Yard 300A  Grand Junction 1235P    93
GJDVM Grand Junction 1201P  Denver 1050P    93
RODVM Roper Yard 300P  Denver 345P  1 95

RODVT (D&RGW train 112) began in October 1989 and was called the Kansas City Star. It handled TOFC and protects eastbound UPS. It operated as needed, see OANSF.

RODVT Roper Yard 100A  Denver 900P  89

ROOAA began in January 1990 along with D&RGW symbol 195.

ROEUM began as the ASEUM. The train was later split into trains ASROM and ROEUM. The ROEUM ended when the Modoc was shut down in 1995. See ASRVM.

ROEUM Salt Lake City 1000P  Eugene 1100A  2 93

RORVM began as the ROOAM in January 1990 along with D&RGW symbol 193.

RORVM Salt Lake City 430P  Roseville 645P  1 93
RORVM Salt Lake City 100P  Roseville 900P  1 95

ROSLM began in January 1989 originating at Roper Yard in Salt Lake City as D&RGW train 150 handling a CNW block and traffic for the SOO Line. At Herrington, it set out the CNW block for the GMCNA and picked up SOO traffic set out by the CIBNA.

ROSLM Roper Yard 1100A  Kansas City 300A  2 89

RORVM began as the OGOAF and handled manifest traffic for Sparks, Roseville, and the Bay Area. From 1985 thru 1987, OGOAF handled Sparks, Roseville, and Warm Springs traffic. In 1985, it was combined with the RGFRY if the total did not exceed 8,200 tons after setting out the Warm Springs block at Utip (Utah Industrial Park 12 miles west of Ogden). OGOAF became the RGWSY in late 1984, became the OGWSM in October 1985, the OGOAM in June 1986, and later the RORVM.

OGOAF Ogden 200P  Oakland 800P  1 80-82
OGOAF Ogden 200P  Oakland 600A  2 83
RGWSY Ogden 800P  Warm Springs 710A  2 85
OGOAM Ogden 600P  Warm Springs 1035A  2 87

D&RGW train symbol 136 Cliff, Utah
D&RGW train symbol 136 Cliff, Utah

RVASM began as the RVCHF around 1980 handling traffic for D&RGW train 136 destined Salt Lake City and Denver and interchange with the BN for Chicago. It became the RVOGT in October 1985 and the RVAST April 1986. RVAST handled D&RGW and East St. Louis TOFC and manifest traffic. It later became the RVCHX combined with PUNSM to form trains RVNSQ and RVASQ in March 1993. The RVASQ became the RVASM in June 1995.

RVCHF Roseville 100A  Ogden 1159P    82-83
RVRGT Roseville 300A  Ogden 300A  1 85
RVAST Roseville 300A  E St Louis 600P  3 87
RVASQ Roseville 900P  E St Louis 125A  5 93
RVASM Roseville 500A  E St Louis 1120A  4 95

RVCHQ began as the RVJGM terminating at Grand Junction. The RVCHQ was reclassified at Grand Junction and there was no set schedule for the train beyond Grand Junction.

RVGJM Roseville 100A  Grand Junction 340P  2 93
RVCHQ Roseville 200P  Grand Junction 830A  3 95

RVCIM handled traffic for City of Industry and could have a block on the head end for West Colton and a block on the rear end for Los Angeles. In 1982 it operated via the Valley and Los Angeles, in 1984 via the Coast and after January 1985 via the Valley and West Colton. It became the RVCIM in October 1985 and was deleted in December 1988.

RVCIY Roseville 1201P  City of Industry 330P  1 80-83
RVCIY Roseville 200A  City of Industry 930P    85
RVCIM Roseville 200A  City of Industry 930P    87

RVESF operated during 1983 via Ogden and handled traffic for Kansas City, East St. Louis, and Chicago via the BN and Milwaukee Road at Kansas City.

RVESF Roseville 1000A  E St Louis 1145A  3 83

RVEUE handled Eugene empties.

RVEUE Roseville 1100P  Eugene 1000P  1 77

Southern Pacific train symbol RVEUM at Dunsmuir, CA
Southern Pacific train symbol RVEUM at Dunsmuir, CA

RVEUM began as the NCP-RV (North Coast Perishables from Roseville) and became the RVEUY in 1974. In 1982, it handled traffic for Eugene and beyond. It became the RVEUM in October 1985.

RVEUY Roseville 400P  Eugene 200P  1 78-85
RVEUM Roseville 400P  Eugene 200P  1 87

RVFRM began as the BFX (Bakersfield Fresno Extra) and became the RVFRY in 1974. It handled traffic for Merced, Modesto, and Fresno. The RVFRY became the RVFRM in October 1985 and was deleted in late 1987 or early 1988.

BFX Roseville 1201P  Bakersfield 230A  1 70
RVFRY Roseville 1100A  Fresno 700P    79-85

RVFRQ Sprint began January 13, 1989 operating daily except Sunday. It handled TOFC, paper, and perishable traffic from the PBOAT and PTOAT for Fresno, Southern California, and Arizona.

RVFRQ Roseville 100A  Fresno 500A  89

RVHOY began March 24, 1982 and handled traffic for West Colton and the Sunset Route, primarily the Houston Area. It picked up and set out at Fresno, Bakersfield, Tucson, El Paso, and San Antonio. It was deleted May 20, 1983.

RVHOY Roseville 300A  Houston 600A  5 82

RVKCF operated during 1983 via West Colton and handled traffic for Fresno, Bakersfield, Phoenix, Tucson, and Kansas City.

RVKCF Roseville 300A  Kansas City 1000P  2 83

RVKCM began in January 1989 as train GJNSM. It originated at Grand Junction (D&RGW train 124) and handled a BN block and empty auto racks for GM at Roanoke, VA, Ford at Fort Wayne, IN, and traffic for reclassification at Decatur, IL via the Norfolk Southern at Kansas City. At Herrington, it would set out the BN block and pick up the NS block set out by the GMCNA. It became the PUNSM in January 1990 (D&RGW symbol 138) originated at Pueblo and handled traffic for Norfolk Southern at Kansas City. It became the RVNSQ in March 1993 and was combined with train OADVF to form trains OANSF and RVKCM in June 1995. See OANSF.

GJNSM Grand Junction 1030A  Kansas City 600P  1 89
RVNSQ Roseville 700P  Kansas City 540A  4 93
RVKCM Roseville 400P  Kansas City 505P  4 95

RVKFM began as the KFX (Klamath Falls Extra) and became the RVKFY in 1974. From 1982 thru 1985, it handled traffic for the Klamath Falls Area and traffic for BN train 672 to Spokane. The RVKFY became the RVKFM on October 13, 1985.

KFX Roseville 200P  Klamath Falls 900A  1 71-73
RVKFY Roseville 1100P  Klamath Falls 800P  1 74
RVKFY Roseville 100A  Klamath Falls 820P  1 79-85
RVKFM Roseville 100A  Klamath Falls 820P  1 86-87

RVLAM began as the VXE (Valley Extra East). It handled traffic for the Los Angeles Area and could have a block for Bakersfield on the rear end and a block for City of Industry on the head end. It became the RVLAM in October 1985 and operated as needed via Soledad Canyon in 1987.

VXE Roseville 1201A  Los Angeles 300A  1 71-73
RVLAY Roseville 200A  Los Angeles 330A  1 79
RVLAY Roseville 1201P  Los Angeles 200P  1 82
RVLAY Roseville 1201P  Los Angeles 130P  1 83

RVLAT began May 14, 1982, operated as needed and primarily handled empties TOFC flats for Los Angeles. The schedule was deleted May 20, 1983, but the symbol continued to be used as needed until 1987.

RVLAT Roseville 1201A  Los Angeles 310P  82

RVMEM began as the SLE (Siskiyou Line East) and became the RVSLY in 1974. In 1982, it handled traffic, mostly empties, for the Siskiyou Line and Mt Shasta. It became the RVMEM in October 1985 and operated when WCMEM did not operate from Roseville or as needed.

SLE Roseville 1201P  Eugene 1159P  1 71-73
RVSLY Roseville 800A  Ashland 730A  1 74
RVMEY Roseville 700P  Ashland 1230A  2 77
RVMEY Roseville 300P  Medford 1030A  1 80
RVMEY Roseville 100A  Medford 1030P    82-85
RVMEM Roseville 100A  Medford 350P    87

RVNPE handled mostly empties for North Platte, NE and beyond.

RVNPE Roseville 700P  Ogden 700P  1 75-82
RVNPE Roseville 700P  Ogden 730P  1 83-85

RVNPP operated Monday thru Saturday and handled perishables for UP train ARV (Advanced Roseville Fruit) for reclassification at North Platte, NE. It could fill with TOFC and autos.

RVNPP Roseville 900A  Ogden 500A  1 77-83

RVNPY began as the OVE (Overland East) and handled traffic for North Platte, NE and beyond.

OVE Roseville 900A  Ogden 400P  1 71-73
RVNPY Roseville 700P  Ogden 700P  1 74-85

RVOAM began as the WDX, and became the RVOAY. In 1982, it handled traffic for Oakland and empty auto racks for Warm Springs and Milpitas. It became the RVOAM in October 1985 and operated as needed. Warm Springs traffic went to RVTRM April 1, 1988.

RVOAY Roseville 900A  Oakland 300P  80-84
RVOAM Roseville 630A  Oakland 105P  95

RVOGM began in late 1987 connecting with D&RGW train 134 at Ogden and BN train 60 at Denver.

RVOGV began as the Roseville Perishable Blocks (see LAKCP for more info on perishable blocks) and became the RVOGP in 1974. In 1982, it handled TOFC and autos, but primarily perishables from trains BKRVP, FRRVP, and WJRVP for UP train RV (Roseville Fruit) for North Platte, NE and beyond. The RVOGP became the RVOGV in October 1985.

R Roseville 1000P  Ogden 1050P  1 71-73
RVOGP Roseville 1000P  Ogden 1050P  1 74-83
RVOGP Roseville 1130P  Ogden 600A  2 85
RVOGV Roseville 600P  Ogden 1159P  1 87

RVPTF began in 1983 as the RVBRT. It handled boxcars,TOFC, and autos for Eugene, Portland, and interchange with the BN at Portland. RVBRT operated ahead of LABRF to Brooklyn, however if it became necessary for the LABRF to pass it, the Brooklyn block would be added to the LABRF at the meeting point. It became the RVPTT in October 1985 and was deleted in mid 1987. It was revived again in 1993 as the RVPTF.

RVBRT Roseville 1000A  Brooklyn 630A  1 83-85
RVPTT Roseville 1000A  Brooklyn 830A  1 87
RVPTF Roseville 200A  Portland 1159P    93

RVROM began as train RVRGY. It handled traffic for Sparks and D&RGW train 152. It became RVRGM in October 1985 and operated as needed. RVRGM became RVROM in January 1990 and uses D&RGW symbol 194.

RVRGY Roseville 700P  Ogden 700P  1 74-85
RG152 Ogden 800P  Grand Jct 700A  1 74-80
RG152 Grand Jct 830A  Denver 600P    74-80
RG152 Grand Jct 835A  Pueblo 700P    74-80

RVTRM began April 1, 1988 and handled traffic for Tracy, Warm Springs, San Francisco, and Salinas.

Southern Pacific train symbol RVSSE at Bealville, CA
Southern Pacific train symbol RVSSE at Bealville, CA

RVWCQ began as the RVSSE (Roseville Sunset East) terminating at El Paso at 400AM the second morning. (See WCEPM) It became the RVWCY in 1974. From 1982 thru 1985, it handled traffic for West Colton and beyond and could have blocks for Fresno and Bakersfield on the rear end. The RVWCY became the RVWCM on October 13, 1985.

RVSSE Roseville 300A  Colton 130A  1 71-73
RVWCY Roseville 600P  West Colton 730P  1 74
RVWCY Roseville 1201P  West Colton 1230P  1 80-85
RVWCM Roseville 1201P  West Colton 1230P  1 86-87
RVWCM Roseville 900A  West Colton 330A  1 93
RVWCQ Roseville 900P  West Colton 300P  1 95

RVWIY began as the RVERY and handled traffic for the Northwestern Pacific.

RVERY Roseville 1000A  Eureka 200P  1 80-83
RVWIY Roseville 1000A  Willits 1025P    85

RVWJM began as the SJX (San Jose Extra) and became the RVSJA in 1974. In 1982, it handled traffic for the Salinas Valley and San Jose. In 1979 the route was changed from Altamont to Oakland. The schedule was deleted May 20, 1983 but the symbol continued in use and became the RVWJM in October 1985.

SJX Roseville 1130P  San Jose 800A  1 71-73
RVSJA Roseville 900P  San Jose 800A  1 74-77
RVWJY Roseville 830A  Watsonville Jct 730P    79-82

Southern
Pacific train symbol RVSJA at Altamont, CA
Southern Pacific train symbol RVSJA at Altamont, CA

RVWSM began as the GJWSQ. It was split in 1994 to form the RORVM and RVWSM.

GJWSQ Grand Junction 800P  Warm Springs 710P  2 93
RVWSM Roseville 100A  Warm Springs 940A    95

RVYUT operated from April to May 1984 and handled TOFC destined for Yuma and beyond to bypass the yard at West Colton. The traffic was then added to other eastbound TOFC trains at Yuma.

RVYUT Roseville 100A  Yuma 730A  1 84

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