Southern Pacific Freight Train Symbol History
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Most of the following train symbols originated at West Colton Yard, Watsonville, CA; or Yuma, AZ.

WCASM began as the LAMSL (Los Angeles Memphis St. Louis) and became the WCASY in 1974. In 1982, it handled traffic for North Texas, Pine Bluff, and East St. Louis. It became the WCAST in Aug 1984 and operated via Tucumcari. It became the WCASM in October 1985 and was deleted in May 1986.

LAMSL Los Angeles 300P  Pine Bluff 730A  3 71-73
WCASY West Colton 300P  E St Louis 300P  4 74-77
WCASY West Colton 1015P  E St Louis 815A  5 82-83
WCAST West Colton 1100P  E St Louis 600P  4 85

WCAVQ began as the LAEPE (Los Angeles El Paso East) and EPTL (El Paso Texas Line). They were combined in 1974 to form the WCHOY. In 1982, it handled traffic for Houston, Galveston, and Lafayette. The WCHOY became the WCHOM in October 1985, the WCAVX in 1993 and WCAVQ in 1994. Also operating during the 1993 to 1995 period were trains WCHOQ and WCHOM.

LAEPE Los Angeles 700P  El Paso 330A  2 71-73
EPTL El Paso 100P  Houston 300P  1 71-73
WCHOY West Colton 100P  Houston 1000A  3 74
EUHOY Eugene 1030P  Houston 1130P  5 77
WCHOY West Colton 400A  Houston 815A  3 82-83
WCAVX West Colton 200P  New Orleans 940P  3 93
WCAVQ West Colton 1100P  New Orleans 615A  4 95

WCAVY handled traffic for east of Houston and interchange at Avondale Yard.

WCAVY West Colton 1000P  Avondale Yard 1040P  4 82-83

WCBRY handled traffic for Eugene, Albany, and Portland and could fill with empties for Eugene on the head end.

WCBRY West Colton 300A  Portland 730A  2 79

WCENY began as the SA-EN (San Antonio Ennis) and handled traffic for San Antonio and North Texas.

EN-SA San Antonio 300A  Ennis 100P    71-73
WCENY West Colton 200P  Ennis 400P  3 74

WCEPM began as the RVSSE (Roseville Sunset East) and became the WCEPY in 1974. (See RVWCM) In 1982, it handled traffic for El Paso and interchange with the exMP for reclassification at Lancaster Yard in Fort Worth. It became the WCEPM in 1985 and operated as needed.

RVSSE Colton 130A  El Paso 400A  1 71-73
WCEPY West Colton 500P  El Paso 700A  2 74
WCEPY West Colton 900P  El Paso 1100A  2 77
WCEPY West Colton 800P  El Paso 730A  2 80-85
WCEPM West Colton 500P  El Paso 1215P  2 95

WCESJ began as the APECI (Auto Parts East City of Industry)and became the WCESH in 1974. It handled empty auto racks and auto parts for connection with ICG train LAC at East St. Louis. It could fill with manifest traffic. WCESJ operated via Tucumcari and handled traffic from trains GMWCA, BAASY, and EUASY.

APECI Los Nietos 1201A  Pine Bluff 900P  3 73
WCESH West Colton 1201P  E St Louis 100P  4 74
WCESJ West Colton 200P  E St Louis 315P  3 83

WCEUE began as the MUGWC (empty Eugene from West Colton) and became the WCEUE in 1974. Later it became train WCEUZ and handled empties for Eugene and Klamath Falls. In 1980 the traffic for Klamath Falls was a rear end fill and it could fill on the head end with traffic for Lodi and Stockton. In 1982 it no longer handled Klamath Falls traffic and could have blocks for Fresno and Stockton on the head end. It operated until May 1984.

WCEUZ West Colton 400A  Eugene 400A  2 79
WCEUE West Colton 400A  Eugene 400A  2 80
WCEUE West Colton 1000P  Eugene 1000P  2 82-83

Southern Pacific train symbol WCOAY at the Tehachapi Loop Southern Pacific train symbol IVNCP passing ATSF train 869 at Warren, CA
Southern Pacific train symbol WCEUY at the Tehachapi Loop and train symbol IVNCP passing train 869 at Warren, CA

WCEUM began as the IV-NCP (Indio North Coast Perishable) originating at Indio and combined with the LA-NCP at Roseville to form the NCP. It became the WCEUY when the new yard at West Colton opened. It handled traffic for reclassification at Eugene and could have blocks for Fresno and Stockton on the head end. It became the WCEUM in October 1985.

IV-NCP Indio 500A  Portland 1130A  2 71-73
WCEUY West Colton 300A  Eugene 300A  2 74
WCEUY West Colton 100A  Eugene 1159P  1 77
WCEUY West Colton 300A  Eugene 200A  2 80
WCEUY West Colton 1030P  Eugene 930P  2 82-85
WCEUM West Colton 1030P  Eugene 1105P  2 87

WCFRM began as the WCFRY. From 1982 thru 1985, it handled traffic for the San Joaquin Valley and would set out the Trona block at Mojave.

WCFRY West Colton 900P  Fresno 130P  1 82-85
WCFRM West Colton 900P  Fresno 130P  1 86-87

Southern Pacific train symbol WCKCM at Dateland, AZSouthern Pacific train symbol WCKCM at Los Tanos, NM
Southern Pacific train symbol WCKCM at Dateland, AZ and Los Tanos, NM

WCKCQ began as the RIE (Rock Island East) and became the WCRIY in 1974. Traffic levels were so low during the late 70's that no scheduled train was run. In 1982, LAKCY handled traffic for the UP (exMP) at El Paso, Dalhart, and Kansas City and could have blocks for El Paso and Tucson. It became the WCKCM in October 1985 and later the WCKCQ.

RIE El Paso 200P  Tucumcari 1100P    71-73
WCRIY West Colton 400P  Tucumcari 1040A  2 74
LAKCY Los Angeles 1201P  Kansas City 445A  3 82
WCKCY West Colton 500P  Kansas City 445A  2 83-84
WCKCM West Colton 1100P  Kansas City 250A  4 93
WCKCQ West Colton 700P  Kansas City 230P  3 95

WCKFM began as the RVKFM and became the RVBNM in 1992. The WCWSM and RVBNM were combined to form the WCKFM and operated up the Coast.

WCWSM West Colton 630P  Warm Springs 200P  1 93
RVBNM Roseville 500P  Klamath Falls 500A  1 93
WCKFM West Colton 230A  Klamath Falls 510P  1 95

Southern Pacific train symbol WCMEM at Stockton Tower
Southern Pacific train symbol WCMEM at Stockton Tower

WCMEM began as the WCMEE. In 1982, it handled traffic for Stockton, Lodi, Klamath Falls (set out at Roseville) and the Siskiyou Line. WCMEE became the WCMEM October 1985. (See RVMEM)

WCMEE West Colton 1100A  Medford 745A  2 79-82
WCMEM West Colton 200P  Medford 845A  2 87

WCOAM began as the WCOAY and in 1982 handled loads for Bakersfield, Fresno, Stockton, and the Oakland Area. For most of 1984, it operated via the Coast and then shifted back to the Valley on December 2, 1984. It became the WCOAM in October 1985 and operated as needed.

WCOAY West Colton 600A  Oakland 500A  1 82-85

WCPBM began as the PSSE (Portland Sunset East) originating at Eugene (see PTWCM). In 1982, it handled traffic for Pine Bluff and beyond. It was deleted in July 1984 and revived in 1994.

PSSE Indio 1100P  Pine Bluff 900A  3 71-73
WCPBY West Colton 900P  Pine Bluff 500A  4 74-77
WCPBY West Colton 1000P  Pine Bluff 530A  4 83
WCPBM West Colton 330P  Pine Bluff 810A  4 95

WCPTM began as the WCBNY. WCSEY handled traffic for the Bay Area, Sacramento, Eugene, and interchange with the BN for Seattle, WASH. It became the WCPTM in October 1985 and was suspended in early 1986.

WCBNY West Colton 100A  Portland 600A  2 79
WCSEY West Colton 300A  Portland 800A  2 82-83

WCRVM began as the IV-VXW (Indio Valley Extra West) and became the WCRVY in 1974. In 1982, it handled traffic for reclassification at Roseville and will have a block for the BN at Klamath Falls on the head end. In 1985, it handled traffic for Roseville and Stockton and could have a Trona block. It became the WCRVM in October 1985.

IV-VXW Indio 600A  Roseville 1145A  1 71-73
WCRVY West Colton 400A  Roseville 500A  1 74
PBRVY Pine Bluff 200P  Roseville 100P  4 77
WCRVY West Colton 930P  Roseville 1030P  1 82-85
WCRVM West Colton 930P  Roseville 1030P  1 86-87

WJRVV began as the SV (Salinas Vegetable Block). In 1982, it handled perishables for connections at Roseville and could have a manifest block for reclassification at Roseville on the rear end. It became the WJRVV in 1985 and operated as needed.

SV Watsonville Jct 100A  Roseville 845A    71-73
WJRVP Watsonville Jct 100A  Roseville 845A    74
WJRVP Watsonville Jct 1000P  Roseville 700A  1 77-83
WJRVP Watsonville Jct 530A  Roseville 500P    85

WJWCV began as the WPB (Watsonville Perishable Block) and became the WJLAP in 1974. In 1982, it handled perishables for connections in Los Angeles and picked up and set out at Salinas, San Luis Obispo, Guadalupe, and Oxnard. The WJLAP became the WJWCP in early 1984 and operated as the WJYUP from May to July in 1984. It became the WJWCV in October 1985 and operated on no set schedule until Aug 1986.

WPB Watsonville Jct 700A  Los Angeles 1000P    71-73
WJLAP Watsonville Jct 700A  Los Angeles 1000P    74-82
WJWCP Watsonville Jct 600P  West Colton 1130A  1 85

WSRVM began as the WJRVY. In 1982, the WJRVY handled traffic for the Oakland Area and traffic for Roseville and beyond. It became the SJRVY in 1984 and operated as needed. It later became the WSOAM and then the WSRVM.

WJRVY Watsonville Jct 730A  Roseville 915P  81-83
SJRVY San Jose 1201A  Roseville 800A  84
WSOAM Warm Springs 425P  Oakland 550P  93
WSRVM Warm Springs 1100A  Roseville 730P  95

YUEUY began January 23, 1980. It handled traffic for Fresno, Roseville, and Eugene bypassing West Colton Yard.

YUEUY Yuma 600P  Eugene 300A  3 80

YUKCM began as the Yuma Perishable Blocks and became the YUESP in 1974. The YUEPY handled traffic for Tucson, El Paso, and beyond. It became the YUKCY in 1984 operating as needed and became the YUKCM in October 1985. It generally only operated from November to March.

Y Yuma 500P  El Paso 845P  1 71-73
YUESP Yuma 500P  El Paso 845P  1 74-77
YUEPY Yuma 600P  El Paso 645P  1 80-83

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