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Most of the following train symbols originated at San Antonio, Strang, Sea-Land at Long Beach, or were received from the Seaboard or Southern at either Memphis or New Orleans.

SADAQ began in mid 1987 and handled TOFC for Dallas from the LAMFF.

SADAM began as the SAENY. It handled traffic for North Texas. It became the SADAM in 1994.

SAENY San Antonio 1201A  Ennis 600P  84
SADAM San Antonio 100P  Dallas 1040P  95

SAEUE began as the MUGSA (Empty Eugene from San Antonio) and became the SAEUE in 1974. It handled empties for Eugene and beyond.

SAEUE San Antonio 200P  Eugene 630P  4 78

SAWCY began March 6, 1980 and handled traffic for West Colton and beyond. It operated until early 1985.

SAWCY San Antonio 1000P  West Colton 100A  80-83

SBHOY began as the LHO (L&N Houston Run Thru) and became the LNHOY in 1974. It handled traffic for Houston and beyond. It became the SBHOY in early 1983 and was deleted in 1985.

LHO Avondale Yard 500A  Houston 700P    71-73
LNHOY Avondale Yard 900P  Houston 200P  1 74
LNHOY Avondale Yard 800A  Houston 200A  1 81-82
SBHOY Avondale Yard 800A  Houston 200A  1 83

SBPBM began as the LCB (L&N Cotton Belt Run Thru) and became the LNPBY in 1974. It handled traffic from Nashville on the exL&N for Pine Bluff and beyond. It became MFPBM1 in October 1985 and became SBPBM in 1987.

LCB Memphis 400P  Pine Bluff 1000P    71-73
LNPBY Memphis 400P  Pine Bluff 1000P    74-77
LNPBY Memphis 400P  Pine Bluff 100A  1 79-82
SBPBY Memphis 400P  Pine Bluff 1100P    83
SBPBY Memphis 200P  Pine Bluff 900P    85

SELAY began as the PTLAY handling traffic from Seattle via the BN destined Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and other points in Southern California. PTLAY operated via West Colton and SELAY operated via Soledad Canyon. It was deleted in 1984.

PTLAY Portland 430P  Los Angeles 1145P  2 77
PTLAY Portland 415P  Los Angeles 1100P  2 80
SELAY Portland 815A  Los Angeles 1100P  2 82-83

SFEUY began as the MUGBS (Empty Eugene Bayshore) and became the SFEUY in 1974. It handled empties for East Pleasanton, set out at Davis, empties for Portland and traffic for Eugene, Corvallis, and Lebanon.

SFEUY San Francisco 1230P  Eugene 1130P  1 77

SJWCY began as the CLM (Coast Line Manifest) operating to Tucson and was later combined with the BAMSL (Bay Area Memphis St. Louis). It became the SFWCY in 1974 and operated over Altamont to connect with trains EUASY, EUHOY, and FRWCY at Fresno. SJWCY operated through Oakland and the Valley and handled traffic for reclassification at West Colton. It was deleted May 20, 1983.

CLM San Francisco 300A  Tucson 1130P  1 70
BAMSL San Jose 430A  Pine Bluff 1130P  3 73
SFWCY San Jose 400P  Fresno 330A  1 77
SJWCY San Jose 230P  West Colton 800P  1 80-82

SKROM was a new symbol along with D&RGW symbol 190 which began in January 1990 originating at Sparks, NV.

SLROT began as train SLDVT (D&RGW train 121) from a connection with SOO Line train 224 at Kansas City. It became the SLROT in September 1990.

SOHOM began as the SHO (Southern Houston Run Thru) and handled traffic from Birmingham on Southern Rwy train 193 for Lafayette and reclassification at Houston. It became the NOHOM2 in October 1985 and the SOHOM in 1987.

SHO Avondale Yard 130A  Houston 400P    71-73
SOHOY Avondale Yard 130A  Houston 400P    74
SOLAY Avondale Yard 130A  Houston 400P    77
SOHOY Avondale Yard 730P  Houston 800P  1 81-82
SOHOY Avondale Yard 600P  Houston 800P  1 83-85

SOPBM began as the SCB (Southern Cotton Belt Run Thru) and became the SOPBY in 1974. In 1982, it handled traffic from Chattanooga on Southern Rwy train 163 for reclassification at Pine Bluff. It became the MFPBM3 in October 1985 and operated as required on no set schedule. It became the SOPBM in early 1987.

SCB Memphis 900P  Pine Bluff 200A  1 71-73
SOPBY Memphis 900P  Pine Bluff 200A  1 74-77
SOPBY Memphis 800P  Pine Bluff 300A  1 79-82
SOPBY Memphis 630P  Pine Bluff 1159P    83
SOPBY Memphis 630P  Pine Bluff 1130P    85
SOPBM Memphis 600P  Pine Bluff 1050P    93
SOPBM Memphis 830P  Pine Bluff 115A  1 95

SRASM1 began as the SRCRY in 1982 and handled traffic for interchange with Conrail train SLPI for Conway Yard (Pittsburgh, PA) and beyond. In 1985, it handled traffic for Pine Bluff, Southern Rwy at Memphis, East St. Louis, and Conway Yard on Conrail. It became the SRASM1 in February 1986 and operated as needed. It was deleted in mid 1987.

SRCRY Strang 900A  E St Louis 300A  2 82-85
SRASM1 Strang 900A  E St Louis 500P  1 87

SRASM began as No 144 and became the SRASK in 1974. In 1982, the SRASY handled traffic for Memphis, East St. Louis and also handled traffic for Conrail when SRCRY did not operate. In 1985, it handled traffic for Tenaha, Pine Bluff, and East St. Louis loads. In October 1985, it became the SRASM2 and in mid1987, the number was dropped from the symbol. It became SRASQ in March 1993 and was generally combined with the DYASQ at Pine Bluff.

144 Houston 1100P  Pine Bluff 300P  1 71
144 Houston 600P  Pine Bluff 1000A  1 73
SRASK Strang 400P  E St Louis 300P  2 74
SRASY Strang 400P  E St Louis 300P  2 77
SRASY Strang 900A  E St Louis 500A  2 81-85
SRASM Strang 900A  E St Louis 450P  1 87
SRASM Strang 1145A  E St Louis 645P  1 93
SRASM Strang 1000A  E St Louis 830P  1 95

SRLAT handled TOFC, autos, and loads for El Paso, Tucson, Phoenix, West Colton, City of Industry, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area. The schedule was deleted May 20, 1983 but the symbol continued to be used until December 1985.

SRLAT Strang 800P  Los Angeles 1100P  3 81-82

SRPBY began in 1982 picked up at Houston and handled traffic for Pine Bluff and beyond. It was deleted May 20, 1983.

SRPBY Strang 1100A  Pine Bluff 100P  1 82

SXHOT began in August 1987 and handled Sea-Land containers for Dallas and Houston.

SXHOT Long Beach Thr 700P  Houston Sun 500A  87

SXNOT began April 10, 1986 and handled Sea-Land containers for Dallas, Houston, and Seaboard System train 102.

SXNOT Long Beach Thr 700P  New Orleans Sun 1000P   86
SXNOT Long Beach Thr 700P  New Orleans Sun 605P  3/87
SXNOT Long Beach Mon 500A  New Orleans Thr 600A  7/87

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