Ore Train Symbols

The following symbols were assigned to loaded ore trains on the Penn Central system. Each symbol had a three-letter prefix (listed below) to indicate the destination, followed by a number which was incremented each time a train for that destination was run.

Consignee Location Symbol
Alan Wood Steel Swedeland, PA ZAS
Armco Steel Ashland, OH ZAA
Armco Steel Hamilton, OH ZAH
Armco Steel Middletown, OH ZAM
Bethlehem Steel Bethlehem, PA ZBB
Bethlehem Steel Johnstown, PA ZBJ
Bethlehem Steel Steelton, PA ZBS
Crucible Steel Midland, PA ZCM
Detroit Steel Corp. Portsmouth, OH ZDS
Ford Motor Company Dearborn, MI ZFD
Great Lakes Steel Ecorse, MI ZGE
Interlake Steel Relief, OH (Toledo) ZIR
J&L Steel Aliquippa, PA ZJA
J&L Steel (sintering plant) Pittsburgh, PA ZJP
Pittsburgh Coke & Chemical Neville Island, PA ZPN
Pittsburgh Steel Monessen, PA ZPM
Republic Steel Canton, OH ZRC
Republic Steel Warren, OH ZRW
Republic Steel Youngstown, OH ZRY
Sharon Steel Farrell, PA ZFA
Shenango Steel Sharpsville, PA ZGS
U.S. Steel Bessemer, PA ZSA
U.S. Steel Butler, PA ZSB
U.S. Steel Clairton, PA ZSC
U.S. Steel S. Duquesne, PA ZSD
U.S. Steel (National Tube) McKeesport, PA ZSK
U.S. Steel (Fairless Works) Morrisville, PA ZSF
U.S. Steel (Homestead Works) Munhall, PA ZSM
U.S. Steel Rankin, PA ZSR
U.S. Steel Saxonburg, PA ZSS
U.S. Steel (Ohio Works) Youngstown, OH ZSY
Weirton Steel Weirton, WV ZWW
Wheeling Steel Steubenville, OH ZWS
Youngstown Sheet & Tube Youngstown, OH ZYY

This list was obtained from James Torgeson via the steel group on Yahoo! Groups.

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