The table below contains common train symbols that pass through Horseshoe Curve. It is not all-inclusive; other symbols may come through that are not included on this list. The Frequency reflects the days they pass through the Horseshoe Curve, not the actual days of origination at the symbols origin yard. Time of Day is represents the average time of day the train passes throughout the week, unless otherwise noted.

Symbol Type Dir Frequency Time of Day* Origin  Destination  Spotters' Information
04T  Passenger EB Daily  9:50AM or later  Pittsburgh, PA New York, NY Amtrak P42 and 6 cars. An extra coach is added for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday weeks
07T Passenger WB Daily 5:20PM or later New York, NY Pittsburgh, PA Amtrak P42 and 6 cars. An extra coach is added for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday weeks
10G Manifest  EB Daily  Late PM - Early AM Conway, PA Enola, PA  
10K Manifest EB Daily Mid PM - Early AM Elkhart, IN Allentown, PA Typically 2 locomotives on the head end and 1-2 DPU mid-train
11V Manifest WB Daily Early AM Enola, PA Bellevue, OH  
12G Manifest EB Daily Mid - Late AM  Conway, PA Enola, PA  
18N Manf/Auto EB Daily Mid PM Bellevue, OH Doremus, NJ Manifest ahead of loaded autoracks
20A  Intermodal EB Fr-Su Late AM - Mid PM  St. Louis - Luther, MO Harrisburg, PA  
20E Intermodal EB Daily Late PM - Early AM Chicago - 63rd St, IL Croxton, NJ  Single stack COFC and TOFC; ABF, Alliance, Amazon, CR England, DRT, EMP, FedEx, JB Hunt, Hub Group, Marten, Navajo, Roadway, Swift, Tiger, UPS, YRC
20K Intermodal EB Daily Mid AM  Chicago - 63rd St, IL Croxton, NJ Mostly domestic single stack TOFC/COFC with occasional double stacks and international stacks; Alliance, Amazon, Clipper, CR England, DRT, EMP, FedEx, Hunt Group, JB Hunt, Marten, Prime, Swift, Tiger, YRC
20Q Intermodal EB Daily  Late AM - Early PM Chicago - 47th St, IL Morrisville, PA Solid domestic stacks; EMP, Hub Group, JB Hunt 
20R Intermodal EB Tu-Su  Late AM Chicago - Landers, IL  E-Rail, NJ Mixed domestic and international stacks, EMP, Hub Group, JB Hunt,  
20T Intermodal EB Daily Late AM - Late PM Kansas City, MO Harrisburg, PA  
20W Intermodal EB Th-Mo Late AM - Early PM  Chicago - Ashland Ave (BNSF), IL Croxton, NJ Unmarked UPS double stacks on the front, TOFC to the rear; FedEx, UPS, YRC; BNSF run-though power is possible
21A Intermodal WB Tu-Sa Mid - Late PM  Harrisburg, PA St. Louis - Luther,  MO  
21E Intermodal WB Daily Early PM  Morrisville, PA Chicago - 47th St, IL  Mostly domestic double stacks, including EMB, Hub Group, JB Hunt, Swift, UPS 
21G Intermodal WB Tu-Su Early AM Rutherford, PA Chicago - Corwith (BNSF), IL Solid JB Hunt stacks, possible Swift containers, usually fairly short
21J Intermodal WB Daily Early PM Rutherford, PA Chicago, IL Mostly single stack COFC and TOFC. Double stacks are possible. ABF, EMP, FedEx, JB Hunt, KLLM, Marten, Prime, UPS, YRC
21M Intermodal WB Daily Mid PM Jersey City, NJ  Chicago, IL  Mostly single stack COFC and TOFC. Double stacks are possible. Alliance, CR England, DRT, EMP, FedEx, Global, JB Hunt, Knight, Marten, Prime, Swift, Tiger, UPS, YRC
21Q  Intermodal  WB Daily Mid AM  Harrisburg, PA Chicago, IL Mostly domestic with occasional international stacks; EMP, Hub Group, JB Hunt, Swift
21T Intermodal WB Daily  Mid - Late PM Harrisburg, PA Kansas City, MO Domestic and international stacks; CR England, EMP, Hub Group, JB Hunt, Tiger, Swift
21V Intermodal WB Mo-Sa Late AM - Early PM Harrisburg, PA Cicero (BNSF), IL Solid international stacks, fairly short most days
21Z  Intermodal WB  Daily  Early AM Rutherford, PA  Chicago 63rd St, IL Mostly single stack COFC and TOFC. Double stacks are possible. Alliance, CR England, DRT, EMP, FedEx, Global, JB Hunt, KLLM, Knight, Marten, Matson, Navajo, Swift, Tiger, UPS, YRC
22W Intermodal  EB Daily Early PM Chicago 63rd St, IL Rutherford, PA International stacks ahead of single stack TOFC/COFC; ABF, Alliance, Amazon, CR England, DRT, EMP, FedEx, Hub Group, Martin, Navajo, Prime, Tiger, UPS, Werner, YRC. Does not have international stacks on Mondays.
23M Intermodal WB Sun
Mon - Fri
Sat 
Mid PM  Harrisburg, PA
Elizabethport, NJ
Elizabethport, NJ 
Chicago Global 1 (UP), IL
Chicago Global 1 (UP), IL

Harrisburg, PA
Mixed domestic and international stacks; EMP, Hub Group
23Z Intermodal WB Daily Mid PM Croxton, NJ Chicago - 63rd St, IL Mixed domestic and international stacks, TOFC, baretables. Most diverse intermodal train on the line in terms of loads
24M  Intermodal EB Daily Late PM - Early AM Chicago - 63rd St, IL Baltimore, MD Single stack domestic and international TOFC and COFC. EMP, UPS. Always shorter than 20E. Does not have Amazon trailers.
24W Intermodal EB Daily Late AM - Early PM Chicago - Ashland Ave (BNSF), IL Harrisburg, PA Mostly international stacks, some domestic stacks possible 
24Z Intermodal EB Daily Late PM - Early AM Chicago - Ashland Ave (BNSF), IL Croxton, NJ Solid JB Hunt stacks, possible Swift containers
25V Intermodal WB Tu-Sa Late AM E-Rail, NJ Chicago - Landers, IL International stacks ahead of domestic stacks; EMP, Hub Group, JB Hunt
25Z Intermodal WB Tu-Su Late AM E-Rail, NJ Chicago - 47th St, IL Solid domestic stacks; CR England, EMP, Hub Group, JB Hunt, Swift 
26E Intermodal EB Daily Late PM - Early AM Chicago - 63rd St, IL Morrisville, PA Mostly domestic double stacks, including EMB, Hub Group, JB Hunt, Swift, UPS
26T Intermodal EB Daily Mid AM Chicago - 47th St, IL Harrisburg, PA Solid domestic stacks; EMP, Hub Group, JB Hunt, Matson, Swift
27N Manf/Auto  WB Daily Mid - Late PM Enola, PA Sterling Heights, MI Manifest ahead of empty autoracks
294 Intermodal  EB Daily Early AM Chicago - 47th St, IL E-Rail, NJ Solid domestic stacks; EMP, Hub Group, JB Hunt, Swift
34A Manifest WB Daily Mid - Late PM Allentown, PA Conway, PA  
35A Manifest WB Daily Early - Mid PM Enola, PA Conway, PA  
38G Manifest EB Daily Early - Mid PM Conway, PA Pavonia, NJ Typically 2 locomotives on the head end and 2 DPU mid-train. If tonnage permits, all 4 locomotives will be on the head end.
38Q Manifest EB Daily Late PM - Early AM  Conway, PA Hagerstown, MD  
39G Manifest WB Daily  Mid AM Pavonia, NJ Conway, PA Will have DPU mid-train if tonnage is high.
39Q Manifest WB Tu-Su  Mid - Late AM Hagerstown, MD Conway, PA  
506Coal - LEBA/R-Shire Oaks, PACarneys Point, NJ 
507Coal - EWBA/R-Carneys Point, NJShire Oaks, PA 
508 Coal - L
 EB A/R - Shire Oaks, PA  Baltimore - Sparrows Point, MD   
509 Coal - E WB A/R -  Baltimore - Sparrows Point, MD Shire Oaks, PA  
510 Coal - L EB A/R - Shire Oaks, PA Spring Grove, PA  
511 Coal - E WB A/R - Spring Grove, PA Shire Oaks, PA  
534Coal - LEBA/R-Shire Oaks, PAStrawberry Ridge, PA 
537Coal - EWBA/R-Strawberry Ridge, PAShire Oaks, PA 
538Coal - LEBA/R-Shire Oaks, PAYork Haven, PA 
539Coal - EWBA/R-York Haven, PAShire Oaks, PA 
590Coal - LEBA/R Shire Oaks, PABaltimore, MD 
591Coal - EWBA/R Baltimore, MDShire Oaks, PA 
592 Coal - L EB A/R - Shire Oaks, PA Baltimore, MD  
593 Coal - E WB A/R - Baltimore, MD Shire Oaks, PA  
60N Steel Slab - L WB A/R - Paulsboro, NJ Farrell, PA 75-85 NS gondolas, usually has two helper sets on the rear
61N Steel Slab - E EB A/R  - Farrell, PA Paulsboro, NJ 75-85 NS gondolas
62V Trash - E EB Daily Late AM - Late PM Mingo Jct, OH South Kearny, NJ 89' flat and 5-pack articulated cars with blue garbage container
63V Trash - L WB Daily Early - Late AM South Kearny, NJ Mingo Jct, OH 89' flat and 5-pack articulated cars with blue garbage container. Helpers will be on the head end if they are needed
 64E/6E4 Ethanol - L EB
A/R - Chicago, IL  Linden, NJ  
64K/6K4 Ethanol - L EB A/R - Chicago, IL  Sewaren, NJ   
 64R Ethanol - L EB A/R - Chicago, IL  Reybold, DE   
 64T/6T4 Ethanol - L EB A/R - Chicago, IL  Philadelphia - Port Richmond, PA   
65E Ethanol - E WB A/R - Linden, NJ Chicago, IL  
65K Ethanol - E WB A/R - Sewaren, NJ  Chicago, IL  
65R Ethanol - E WB A/R - Philadelphia - Port Richmond, PA Chicago, IL  
65T Ethanol - E WB A/R  - Reybold, DE Chicago, IL  
66D Crude Oil - L EB A/R - Bensenville (CP), IL Linden, NJ  
66J Crude Oil - L EB A/R - Toledo, OH Reybold, DE  
66R Crude Oil - L EB A/R - Chicago, IL Reybold, DE  
66T Crude Oil - L EB A/R - Chicago, IL Reybold, DE  
66X Crude Oil - L EB A/R - Chicago, IL Reybold, DE  
66Z Crude Oil - L EB A/R - Chicago (BNSF), IL Linden, NJ  
67D Crude Oil - E  WB  A/R  - Linden, NJ  Bensenville (CP), IL  
67J Crude Oil - E WB A/R - Reybold, DE Toledo, OH  
67R Crude Oil - E WB A/R - Reybold, DE Chicago, IL  
67T Crude Oil - E WB A/R - Reybold, DE Chicago, IL  
67X Crude Oil - E WB A/R - Reybold, DE Chicago, IL  
67Z Crude Oil - E WB A/R - Linden, NJ Chicago (BNSF), IL  
C52 Local  -- Mo-Fr Late PM - Early AM Altoona, PA Johnstown, PA  

 

ABOLISHED / REMOVED TRAINS (from Horseshoe Curve)
 Symbol Type Direction Removed Time of Day   Origin Origin Yard Destination Destination Yard 
10N Manifest EB 7/1/2019 --- Pittsburgh, PA Conway Allentown, PA --- 
11K Manifest WB 7/1/2019 ---  Allentown, PA --- Elkhart, IN --- 
14G  Manifest EB 06/2019 ---  Pittsburgh, PA Conway Morrisville, PA --- 
16N Manifest EB 7/1/2019 --- Pittsburgh, PA  Conway Allentown, PA ---
17G Manifest WB 05/2019 --- Morrisville, PA   --- Pittsburgh, PA Conway
19G Manifest WB 05/2019  --- Oak Island, NJ CSAO Pittsburgh, PA Conway



UPDATES
7/1/2019 - 10N and 16N have been abolished. 10K and 18N will now carry this traffic. 18N now carries manifest along with the usual automotive traffic. 11K abolished with 34A handling the traffic.
6/2019 - 14G no long in service through Horseshoe Curve. Train 38G now carries this traffic.
5/17/2019 - 17G and 19G no longer in service through Horseshoe Curve. Trains will be replaced by 34A and 39G.



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Time of Day Key*
 Time of Day  Time    Military Time
 Early AM   
 12:00 AM - 04:00 AM 00:00 - 04:00 
 Mid AM 4:00 AM - 8:00 AM  04:00 - 08:00 
 Late AM  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 08:00 - 12:00 
 Early PM 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM   12:00 - 16:00
 Mid PM  4:00 PM - 8:00 PM 16:00 - 20:00 
 Late PM  8:00 PM - 12:00 AM  20:00 - 00:00

Please Note: These are typical times of day that trains pass through Horseshoe Curve based on the last couple months of logs. 
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