Idaho Division Local Train Brief


Train:††††††††††††††††††††††††† Nos. 1234 - 1235 Wheeler Turnaround Local


Frequency:†††††††††††††††††† Daily except Sunday.


Purpose:†††††††††††††††††††††† Performs all local switching between Pasco and Adrian with side trip on Schrag Branch as required.Food-packing plants and potato warehouses have cut off loading times to insure trainís arrival at Pasco in ample time to switch and ice perishables for forwarding on eastbound manifest trains.


Traffic Handled:††††††††††† Perishables, frozen foods, sugar beets, sugar, grain, fertilizer.


Schedule:††††††††††††††††††††† On duty Pasco 10:30.

(Usually works nearly 16 hours per day.)


Connection:††††††††††††††††† Trains 600 and 610.


Terminal Handling:††††††† Cars station order departing Pasco; icers in one block, if possible, arriving Pasco for prompt handling to icing dock.



Performance:††††††††††††††† This train supplemented during beet and potato harvest with road switcher at Wheeler and Turnaround Local Pasco to Connell.Important shippers are U & I Sugar Plant at Wheeler and all potato warehouses and processing plants.



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