Monthly Picture Thread - June 2021

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Alcomotive

Grandson of ALCO Bldr
My part...oops, I need number boards.
Do I put X-1467 on front?
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Historically train reporting numbers were used to denote trains in the internal working timetable. These contained one or more letters or numbers to either uniquely identify a particular train, or denote its route (particularly on busier lines).

Train reporting numbers

Each train schedule has a four character code called the train reporting number assigned. This code, sometimes called a headcode, is entered in to the signalling system at the start of a train's journey, and is called the train description.


Head Code priority

Priorities go from Express services (9XXX), then semi-express services (1XXX), stopping services (2XXX), and lastly, services from the depot (3XXX).
 




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