TRAIN AND GEOGRAPHY CODES - IF NOT LISTED, IT IS PROBABLY A STANDARD AMTRAK CITY CODE LISTED ON THEIR WEBSITE

ABQ = ALBUQUERQUE SWC PROTECT - SOMETIMES A SPARE ENGINE HERE
ADK = ADIRONDACK OVERNIGHTS IN MONTREAL -SWITCHES SOUTH END POWER AT RENNSELAER
ALB = ALBANY (RENSSELAER=RSR) NEW YORK - LAKESHORE SPLITS HERE- USUALLY A PROTECT UNIT OR TWO
ARN = AUBURN CALIFORNIA (CAPITOL CORRIDOR CALIFORNIA COMMUTER OVERNIGHTS HERE)
AT = AUTOTRAIN LORTON/SANFORD USES REBUILT P40'S AND SEVERAL B32'S FOR SWITCHERS AT TERMINALS
B32 = AMTRAK'S 3250 HORSE 1991-BUILT ROAD SWITCHERS - #500-519
BEE= AMTRAK SHOP AT BEECH GROVE (INDIANAPOLIS)
BLUE = MICHIGAN BLUEWATER - OVERNIGHTS AT (PTH) PORT HURON - OPEERATES PUSH PULL WITH A P42 ON EACH END = ROAD NUMBERS 26-38 = A MICHIGAN STATE SUBSIDIZED TRAIN
BOS = BOSTON - DOWNEASTER EQUIPMENT MUST TRANSFER FROM SOUTH STATION TO NORTH STATION VIA NON-REVENUE MOVE
BRIGHTON PARK - AMTRAK FACILITY IN CHICAGO - SERVICED FROM MAIN CUS COMPLEX BY YARD JOBS
CAP = CAPITOL LIMITED TRAINS 29/30 - ONLY SUPERLINER TRAINS INTO WASHINGTON DC
CARD = CARDINAL TRAINS 50/51 = RUNS THREE TIMES A WEEK WAS-CHI VIA CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA
CASC = LOANED TO CASCADES - PORTLAND OREGON TO VANCOUVER BC - AMTRAK GENERALLY USES F59S AND DE-POWERED CAB UNITS HERE BUT HAS BEEN SUBSTITUTING CHICAGO P42'S A LOT LATELY
CA = OAKLAND COMMUTERS - (CAPITOL CORRIDOR=SAN JOSE=SACRAMENTO-OAKLAND) CHICAGO P42'S LOANED HERE A LOT TO SUPPLEMENT AILING CALIFORNIA F59S - TRANS MAY BE AMTRAK EQUIPPED BUT ARE OPERATED BY REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITES
CDL - CARBONDALE (SALUKI/ILLINI) - ALSO A CREW CHANGE POINT FOR THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS
CHARGER - NEW SEIMENS DIESEL ON ORDER BY SOME STATES FOR DELIVERY STARTING IN 2018-2020
CHI = CHICAGO - THE HUB OF THE UNIVERSE AS FAR AS AMTRAK DIESELS ARE CONCERNED
CLT = CHARLOTTE (CAROLINIAN OVERNIGHTS HERE - SOMETIMES A CRESCENT SWAP WHEN AN ENGINE BREAKS DOWN)
CNO= CITY OF NEW ORLEANS TRAINS 58/59 - OVERNIGHTS AT NOL(NEW ORLEANS)
COAST = LAX TO SAN DIEGO BNSF TRACKAGE - AMTRAK USUALLY USES F59S HERE
CRES = CRESCENT TRAINS 19/20 - LYNCHBURG AND CHARLOTTE TRAINS SHARE THIS CRESCENT CORRIDOR - DIESEL POWERED SOUTH OF WASHINGTON- OVERNIGHTS AT NOL AND USUALLY(BUT NOT ALWAYS) SENDS SAME POWER BACK NEXT DAY
CRL = CAROLINIAN - AN AMTRAK REGIONAL TRAIN OVERNIGHTING AT CLT
CS = COAST STARLIGHT TRAINS 11/14 - PARTS OF THIS CORRIDOR ON S END SHARED WITH SURF AND ON N END WITH CASC
CZ = CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR TRAINS 5/6 - USUALLY A SPARE PROTECT ENGINE AT DEN
CUS - CHICAGO UNION STATION / LUMBER STREET DIESEL SHOP
DEN = CZ PROTECT - USUALLY AT LEAST ONE OR TWO SPARES HERE
DWN = DOWNEASTER - USUALLY HAS A DE-POWERED CAB UNIT ON ONE END - PROTECTION UNIT ALWAYS AT PORTLAND = RECEIVES SOME SUBSIDY FROM TRANSIT AUTHORITY IN MAINE
EA = ETHAN ALLEN - TO AND FROM RUTLAND, OVERNIGHTS THERE = SOME VERMONT STATE SUBSIDY
EAG = TEXAS EAGLE TRAINS 21/22 - THE ROUTE BETWEEN CHI AND STL IS SHARED WITH LINCOLN SERVICE TRAINS - OVERNIGHTS AT SAS
EB = EMPIRE BUILDER TRAINS 7/8 27/28 - SPLITS AT SPOKANE(SPK), WASHINGTON INTO TWO SECTIONS
EMY= EMERYVILLE CALIFORNIA - END OF THE LINE FOR THE CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR - TRAIN OVERNIGHTS AT OAK(OAKLAND)
F59 = ELECTROMOTIVE DIVISION DIESELS IN GROUPS FOR CALIFORNIA (460S-470S ROAD NUMBERS AND CASCADES (450S ROAD NUMBERS)
FTW = FT. WORTH - HEARTLAND FLYER CONNECTS HERE WITH TEXAS EAGLE - USUALLY PROTECTION UNIT HERE
GCT - GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL REROUTE DUE TO NYP SAFETY ISSUES
HAR = HARRISBURG PA = OFTEN A PROTECT UNIT HERE FOR THE PENNSYLVANIAN
HI = HIAWATHA CHICAGO/MILWAUKEE - OFTEN A DEPOWERED CAB UNIT OR ANOTHER POWERED P42 ON ONE END IN PUSH PULL
HIA = HIALEAH FLORIDA = MAJOR CAR SHOP AND DIESEL SHOP HERE = OVERNIGHT TERMINAL FOR SILM AND SILS
HF = HEARTLAND FLYER OKC/FTW - OPERATES PUSH PULL WITH ONE P42 ON EACH END
HOOS = HOOSIER STATE INDY/CHICAGO (RUNS ON DAYS CARDINAL DOES NOT)
IL = ILLINI RUNS BETWEEN CHICAGO AND CARBONDALE ALONG WITH THE SALUKI - SAME ROUTE AS CITY OF NEW ORLEANS TO CDL
KCK=KANSAS CITY MISSOURI = ILLINOIS STATE SUBSIDIZED
IZ = ILLINOIS ZEPHYR - SPENDS THE NIGHT AT QUINCY, IL - IN 2013 IS ROTATING WITH CDL TRAINS = ILLINOIS STATE SUBSIDIZED
JAX = JACKSONVILLE FL = OFTEN CSX WORK CAUSES SIL SERVICE TO TERMINATE HERE = SOMETIMES A PROTECT ENGINE
L = MAPLE LEAF OVERNIGHTS IN TORONTO - SOUTH END SWAPS POWER WITH ELECTRIC AT RSR
LAX = LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA - MAJOR AMTRAK SHOP BASE = SL SWC CS ALL TERMINATE HERE + SURF
LK = LAKESHORE LIMITED BOSTON/CHICAGO TRAINS 48/49 AND 448/449 - OFTEN ADDS OR SUBTRACTS AN ENGINE AT RSR
LS = LINCOLN SERVICE ILLINOIS BETWEEN CHICAGO AND ST. LOUIS - OFTEN SWAPS WITH MISSOURI RIVER RUNNER AT STL
IN SUMMER 2013 RUNNING AGAIN PUSH PULL WITH 50-60 ROAD NUMBERS OFTEN ON EACH END. SOME TRAINS RUN SOLO
SOME BUT NOT ALL LS ARE STATE SUBSIDIZED BY ILLINLOIS
LOR= LORTON IS NORTHERN AUTOTRAIN TERMINUS - EQUIPMENT TRANSFERS TO/FROM WAS BY NON-REVENUE MOVE YARD JOB
LYH = LYNCHBURG (VAR VIRGINIA REGIONAL) OVERNIGHTS AT LYNCHBURG & SOMETIMES A CRESCENT SWAP
METROLINK - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COMMUTER DISTRICT - SOME TRAINS ARE OPERATED WITH AMTRAK EMPLOYEES
MH TOWER - LOCATION OF A RAILFAN CAMERA ON THE BNSF MAIN LINE NEAR CHICAGO UNION STATION IN ILLINOIS
MTR = MONTREAL = ADIRONDACK OVERNIGHTS HERE ONE OF ONLY THREE TRAINS THAT STILL CROSS THE CANADIAN BORDER
NFK = NORFOLK - VIRGINIA REGIONAL NOW OVERNIGHTS HERE
NFL = NIAGARA FALLS, USUALLY A PROTECT ENGINE HERE - OFTEN A 700 SERIES DUALMODE USED ON EMPIRE SERVICE
NHV = MAJOR DIESEL SHOP HERE = BACKUP ENGINES STORED FOR RESCUE OF ELECTRICS ON NORTHEAST CORRIDOR
NHV/SPG = NEW HAVEN TO SPRINGFIELD SHUTTLE(SH)
NOL= NEW ORLEANS - USUALLY PROTECT UNITS HERE - CRESCENT AND CITY OF NEW ORLEANS OVERNIGHT HERE = MINOR SHOP
NPN = NEWPORT NEWS (VAR OR VA REGIONAL) OVERNIGHTING AT NEWPORT NEWS
NYE = NEW YORK EMPIRE SERVICE (USUALLY RUNS WITH 700 SERIES DUALMODES)
NYP - PENN STATION NEW YORK - SAFETY ISSUES REQUIRE SOME CAPACITY RESTRAINTS IN 2017
OAK - OAKLAND - AMTRAK HAS A SHOP HERE
OKJ = JACK LONDON SQUARE, OAKLAND CALIFORNIA (CAL ZEPHYR TERMINATES AT EMY BUT TRAINS PULL UP/DOWN)
P40 = 1993 BUILT GENERAL ELECTRIC DIESELS IN THE 800-843 ROAD NUMBER SERIES
P42 = 1996-2001 BUILT GENERAL ELECTRIC DIESELS IN THE 1-207 ROAD NUMBER SERIES
PDX = PORTLAND OREGON CASCADE/EB PROTECT ENGINE OFTEN HERE = EMPIRE BUILDER SECTION TO/FROM SPK
PENSY = PENNSYLVANIAN PITTSBURGH/HARRISBURG OFTEN A PROTECT AT HAR(HARRISBURG)
PM = MICHIGAN PERE MARQUETTE CHI/GRAND RAPIDS - OVERNIGHTS AT GRR = A MICHIGAN STATE SUBSIDIZED TRAIN SOMETIMES
PMTO = PALMETTO OVERNIGHTS AT SAVANNA - CAN SWAP ENGINES WITH SILVERS IF NEED BE
PIED = PIEDMONT = RECEIVES SOME STATE SUBSIDY FROM NORTH CAROLINA
POR = PORTLAND OREGON - TRANSFER POINT FOR EQUIPMENT TO DOWNEASTERS IS BOS
PV = PRIVATELY OWNED OR BUSINESS CARS CARS OFTEN TOWED ON AMTRAK TRAINS UNDER LEASE/RENTAL ARRANGEMENT
RNO = RENO = FUN TRAIN EMERYVILLE/RENO = TRAINS ACTUALLY PARK AT SPARKS NEVADA = PRIVATE LEASE OPERATOR
RR = MISSOURI RIVER RUNNER KCMO/STL = OVERNIGHTS AT KCK = OCCASIONAL SWAPS BETWEEN RR AND SWC HERE = RECEIVES SOME MINOR FUNDING FROM STATE OF MISSOURI
RSR= MAJOR DIESEL SHOP AT RENSSELAER, NEW YORK, ACROSS THE RIVER FROM ALBANY - DUALMODE SWAP OUT POINT
RVR - VAR VIGRINIA REGIONAL AT RICHMOND VA - DIESEL POWER SWAPPED AT WASHINGTON
SBG = ILLINOIS SANDBERG TURNS AT QUINCY IL = AN ILLINOIS STATE SUBSIDIZED TRAIN
SAB = ST ALBANS VERMONT - VERMONTER OVERNIGHTS HERE
SAS = SAN ANTONIO - TEXAS EAGLE OVERNIGHTS HERE - SOMETIMES SWAPS A UNIT WITH SUNSET LIMITED
SEA = SEATTLE - TERMINAL FOR CS AND EB - MAJOR NEW SHOP FOR TALGO TRAINS
SFA = SANFORD FLORIDA IS THE SOUTHERN TERMINUS OF THE AUTOTRAIN AND AN EQUIPMENT SWAP OUT POINT FOR SIL
SH=SPRINGFIELD/NEW HAVEN SHUTTLE (RUNS USUALLY WITH A METROLINER CAB CAR/COACH ON ONE END)
SIL = SILVER METEOR OR SILVER STAR = WHEN ENGINES ARE AILING CAN SWAP OR ADD AT SFA
SILM = SILVER METEOR (IF KNOWN) DIESEL POWER SWAPPED AT WASHINGTON
SILS= SILVER STAR (IF KNOWN) - DIESEL POWER SWAPPED AT WASHINGTON
SJ=SAN JOAQUIN CALIFORNIA COMMUTER TO AND FROM BAKERSFIELD - NOW BEING RE-EQUIPPED WITH COMET CARS = SERVICES ARE OPERATED BY STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITIES - AMTRAK EMPLOYEES MAY BE CONTRACT TO RUN
SNOW = SPECIAL WENATCHEE WA = PRIVATE LEASE OPERATION
SKI = ILLINOIS SALUKI BETWEEN CARBONDALE AND CHICAGO - RUNS ON SAME ROUTE AS ILLINI AND CITY OF NEW ORLEANS TO/FROM CDL = A STATE SUBSIDIZED TRAIN
SIL = SILVER SERVICE TRAINS TO/FROM FLORIDA/SAVANNAH
SL = SUNSET LIMITED TRAINS 1/2 RUNS TRI-WEEKLY BETWEEN LAX AND NOL (JAC SEGMENT CANCELLED)
SLO = SAN LUIS OBPISPO - A SUBSET OF SURFLINER - A TRAIN OVERNIGHTS AT SLO)
SPRINTER - ELECTRICS FOR NORTHEAST CORRIDOR - TOWED FROM FLORIN CALIFORNIA PLANT ON CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR
SPG = SPRINGFIELD MASS = CAN INTERCHANGE DIESELS BETWEEN LAKESHORE AND NEW HAVEN SERVICES
SPK = SPOKANE WASHINGTON - PORTLAND SECTION COUPLES/UNCOUPLES HERE WITH SEATTLE SECTION OF EMPIRE BUILDER
SURF = LAX-SLO OR LAX-GOLETA(GOL) - IN THE PAST DE POWERED CAB UNITS SOMETIMES USED ON ONE END BUT NOT LATELY = SOME SERVICES SUBSIDIZED BY AMTRAK CALIFORNIA (STATE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY)
SWC= SOUTHWEST CHIEF TRAINS 3/4 - WILL BE DISCONTINUED OR REROUTED OUT OF KANSAS AT THE END OF 2014
TALGO = WASHINGTON OREGON OWNED TILT TECHNOLOGY TRAINS - TWO NEW SETS IN 2013 - BUT PULLED WITH ANCIENT DIESELS
VAR = VIRGINIA REGIONALS INCLUDES RICHMOND NEWPORT NEWS RICHMOND LYNCHBURG NORFOLK
VERM = VERMONTER - CAN RUN WITH PUSH-PULL P42'S OR A METROLINER CAB CAR ON ONE END
WOLV = MICHIGAN WOLVERINE - OFTEN A PROTECT UNIT AT PONTIAC - NOW RUNNING PUSH-PULL WITH A P42 ON EACH END - ROAD NUMBERS 26-38
YANKEE = ENGINES #101-111 BASED AT NHV OR RSR TYPICALLY BAIL OUT FAILING ELECTRICS ON THE NORTHEAST CORRIDOR = SOMETIMES ALSO USED ON NHV SHUTTLE AND/OR VERMONTER


ENGINE OUT OF SERVICES AND OTHER CODE SHORTHAND

BATT = BATTERY WILL NOT HOLD A CHARGE LOCOMOTIVE WILL NOT STARTUP
SIGS = CAB SIGNAL EQUIPMENT OR OTHER SAFETY STOP GEAR INOP = BANNED FROM LEADING ON SOME RAILROADS
DIT = DEAD IN TOW BEING HAULED FROM ONE LOCATION TO ANOTHER BY ANOTHER FUNCTIONAL LOCOMOTIVE
EM = TRAIN WENT INTO EMERGENCY DUE TO AIR HOSE SEPARATION, ENGINEER SENSING A DANGEROUS SITUATION, ETC.
IN = ROUTINE PERIODIC INSPECTION USUALLY DONE AT CHICAGO
FL = FAILS TO LOAD - CAN BE ANY NUMBER OF EVENTS
HEP = HEADEND POWER FAILURE = WITHOUT LIGHTS AND HEAT/AC TRAIN MUST BE EVACUATED TO BUSSES AND DEADHEADED EMPTY

LCPM = LIFECYCLE PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE = CONTRACT WITH GENERAL ELECTRIC FOR CERTAIN COMPONENTS REPLACED AT INTERVAL = USUALLY DONE IN CHICAGO
LD = ENGINE LEADING WITH AT LEAST ONE LOCOMOTIVE TRAILING, APPARENTLY FUNCTIONING NORMALLY
MAJOR = SUSPECTED OVERHAUL OR PARTIAL OVERHAUL IN PROGRESS
MP = MAIN POWER PLANT FAILURE, USUALLY A BLOWN POWER PACK = CATASTROPHIC FAILURE BUT CAN BE TOWED
PAINT = BEECH GROVE IS AMTRAK'S ONLY PAINT BOOTH FOR DIESELS = SOME FIELD REPAINTING CAN TAKEPLACE ELSEWHERE
PTC = POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL INOP
SO OR SET OUT - REMOVED FROM TRAIN USUALLY DUE TO WRECK DAMAGE OR MECHANICAL FAILURE
TM = FAILURE IN TRACTION MOTORS = CAN REQUIRE BEING SET OUT OR MAY STILL RUN WITH AXLE CUT OUT, DEPENDS ON SITUATION
TR= ENGINE IN TRAIL POSITION, FUNCTIONING NORMALLY
TREED - TREE IN RIGHT OF WAY HAS SMACKED THE LOCOMOTIVE
TUR = FAILURE IN TURBOCHARGER = CAN BE TOWED TO SHOP BY ANOTHER LOCOMOTIVE UNDER MOST CIRCUMSTANCES
WH = FAILURE WITH ONE OR MORE WHEELSET = CATASTROPHIC AND MUST BE SET OUT = USUALLY SHELLED OR FRACTURED BUT SOMETIMES FLAT SPOTS DUE TO BRAKING IRREGULARITIES OR EMERGENCY BRAKING APPLICATIONS
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