Station call letters

Discussion in 'General' started by ROAgjf, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. ROAgjf

    ROAgjf Member

    Where can I find a list of the station call letters? The ETTs don't list them.
    Glenn Fisher
     
  2. john

    john FRISCO.org Supporter

    If I remember correctly they are in the lists of stations books. Some of them are available online here.
     
  3. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

  4. ROAgjf

    ROAgjf Member

    Telegraphic call letters, Karl.
     
  5. ROAgjf

    ROAgjf Member

    You are quite correct, John. Thanks!
     
  6. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

  7. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

  8. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Karl, aren't the station numbers the stations' telegraphic call letters, just not identified as such? They are unique to each station.
     
  9. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Attached is my 1926 List of Stations and a 1971 System Number ETT.

    1. All stations have a station number, which is not the telegraphic call symbol... the 1926 Station list and the 1971 ETT have the same station numbers
    2. Not all stations had a telegraphic call...see the 1926 Station List
    3. With the addition of new computer systems, which were used for dispatching, tracking shipments, etc., the Frisco initiated its TPR system which gave each station a TPR code for use in the system. The TPR codes are listed in the '71 ETT
    http://www.frisco.org/shipit/index.php?threads/form-710-tpr-train-performance-reporting.8326/
    this link shows how new codes were used for train identification.

    TPR_vs_telegraphic_call_vs_station_number.jpg
     
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  10. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Karl, thanks for your excellent explanation as usual.
     
  11. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    The 1971 Station Numbers are not unique. In System ETT #1, the Station number for Sheffield (Clinton Sub), KC 19th St Yard, KC 29th Street, and Rosedale is C004; each has a different TPR code.
     
  12. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    And that is why you are considered our expert in Frisco documentation.(y)
     
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  13. ROAgjf

    ROAgjf Member

    In 1962, when the dispatcher wrote on his sheet "NB" to refer to Newburg, was he using the TPK code or the telegraphic code?
    Glenn
     

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