Horseshoe Curve Symbols

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 7 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 7 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
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
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
25W Baretable WB Monday Early AM - Mid AM Croxton, NJ Chicago - 63rd St, IL Empty spines and well cars
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
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
299 Intermodal WB  Monday Early AM Harrisburg, PA (GI8) Corwith, IL (BNSF) Solid JB Hunt stacks. May not run every week
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 Abrams, PA 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 Altoona, PA [NS Updated Route on 11/26/2019 - Was to Hagerstown, MD] 
39G Manifest WB Daily  Mid AM Abrams, PA Conway, PA Will have DPU mid-train if tonnage is high.
39Q Manifest WB Tu-Su  Mid - Late AM Altoona, PA Conway, PA [NS Updated Route on 11/26/2019 - Was from Hagerstown, MD]  
506 Coal - L EB A/R - Shire Oaks, PA Carneys Point, NJ  
507 Coal - E WB A/R - Carneys Point, NJ Shire 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  
534 Coal - L EB A/R - Shire Oaks, PA Strawberry Ridge, PA  
537 Coal - E WB A/R - Strawberry Ridge, PA Shire Oaks, PA  
538 Coal - L EB A/R - Shire Oaks, PA York Haven, PA  
539 Coal - E WB A/R - York Haven, PA Shire Oaks, PA  
590 Coal - L EB A/R   Shire Oaks, PA Baltimore, MD  
591 Coal - E WB A/R   Baltimore, MD Shire Oaks, PA  
592 Coal - L EB A/R - Shire Oaks, PA Baltimore, MD  
593 Coal - E WB A/R - Baltimore, MD Shire Oaks, PA  
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  
740 Coal - L EB A/R - Shire Oaks, PA Sherills Ford, NC  
741 Coal - E WB A/R - Sherills Ford, NC Shire Oaks, PA  
742 Coal - L EB A/R - Shire Oaks, PA Catawba, NC  
743 Coal - E WB A/R - Catawba, NC Shire Oaks, PA  
746 Coal - L EB A/R - Shire Oaks, PA Belews Creek, NC  
747 Coal - E WB A/R - Belews Creek, NC Shire Oaks, PA  
776 Coal - L EB A/R - Shire Oaks, PA Hyco, NC  
777 Coal - E WB A/R - Hyco, NC Shire Oaks, PA  
780  Coal - L EB A/R - Shire Oaks, PA Mayo, NC  
781 Coal - E WB A/R - Mayo, NC Shire Oaks, PA  
786 Coal - L EB A/R - Shire Oaks, PA Columbia, SC  
787 Coal - E WB A/R - Wateree, SC Shire Oaks, PA  
C52 Local  -- Mo-Fr Late PM - Early AM Altoona, PA Johnstown, PA  
               

 
               
               
               
               
               


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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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