• Mystery Symbol Freight

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  by CAR_FLOATER
 
Does anyone in the forum have any details about symbol freight NYB-1?

It was the feature story in an old issue of Railroad Magazine 1940.

My question is, was this the precursor of BNE-2 or FFW-1? in the 1950's?

I have ETT's from 1942 up, and there is no mention of this train in the symbol freight schedules.

Does anyone have any kind of "proof" of it's existance?


Thanks in advance,

Car Floater
M.P. 28 on the NY Division

  by 4merroad4man
 
Both NYB-1 and BNE-2 existed as of 1940.
NYB-1 departed Oak Island 800P daily except Sunday and ran westbound
BNE-2 showed departing Buffalo at 730P and was an eastward train.
NYB-1's principle function appeared to move hot merchandise and perishable traffic while BNE-2 appeared to handle hot eastbound perishible from connections in Buffalo and intermediate points.
This information comes from LV Instructions to Teminals and Blocking Instructions.
FFW-1 does not appear in any Company documentation I have from 1940 back.