Train: No. 603


Frequency: Daily


Restrictions: 80 cars 4800 tons Northtown to Laurel, 30 cars 4250 tons Laurel to Pasco. May be filled to 4800 tons Laurel to Helena Butte Line traffic if one section operated or No 2/607 not operated. May be filled to 5000 tons Pasco to Yakima if only one section operated. Pasco to Auburn 80 cars 4250 tons.


Schedule: Lv Northtown 10:30 AM Day 1

Ar West Fargo 4:50 PM

Lv West Fargo 5:00 PM

Ar Dilworth 4:10 PM [sic]

Lv Dilworth 4:30 PM [sic]

Ar Jamestown 7:14 PM

Lv Jamestown 7:25 PM

Ar Mandan 9:45 PM

Lv Mandan 9:05 PM [sic]

Ar Glendive 2:35 AM Day 2

Lv Glendive 2:45 AM

Ar Billings 8:35 AM

Ar Laurel 9:05 AM

Lv Laurel 10:35 AM

Ar Livingston 1:25 PM

Lv Livingston 1:45 PM

Ar Helena 5:30 PM

Lv Helena 5:35 PM

Ar Missoula 9:25 PM

Lv Missoula 9:45 PM

Ar Paradise 12:35 AM

Lv Paradise 11:40 PM

Ar Yardley 4:25 AM Day 3

Lv Yardley 5:15 AM

Ar Pasco 9:15 AM

Lv Pasco 1:50 PM

Ar Yakima 4:05 PM

Lv Yakima 4:20 PM

Ar Auburn 10:00 PM

Lv Auburn 11:00 PM

Ar Seattle 11:30 PM (Transfer Crew)


Northtown Receives from CBQ 83, connections and industries.


Cutoff: 7:00 AM Park Junction from CBQ, CNW, RI, Minn. Tfr.

7:00 AM Third Street St Paul autos from CNW.

7:30 AM Soo Line

7:30 AM MNS

9:00 PM CNW Lower Yard

8:30 AM Mail and Express from TOFC ramp


Priorities: 1. Mail for Mandan, Billings and Helena.

2. Livestock for Billings and beyond.

3. Perishables for Billings and beyond.

4. Transload and merchandise cars for Billings and beyond.

5. Autos and trucks for Laurel and beyond.

6. Auto parts for Laurel and beyond.

7. Cigarettes and liquor for Billings and beyond.

8. Ammunition, explosives and other critical military shipments.

9. Atomic materials for AEC at Richland.

10. All other Billings and beyond time freight including special equipped empties.

11. Missoula and beyond empties.


Grouping: 1. Livestock and perishable

2. Helena mail and express TOFC

3. Billings

4. Laurel including Livingston, Butte, Helena, (except mail and express TOFC), Missoula.

5. Yardley.

6. Pasco and beyond.

7. Mandan mail.

8. Caboose.


West Fargo: Receives stock.


Jamestown: Receives meat.


Mandan: Delivers mail.

Receives stock.


Glendive: Receives stock.


Billings: Delivers to house, locals and industries.


Laurel: Delivers to locals and industries.

Receives from locals, transfers and industries.

Service perishables and stock.


Priorities: 1. Helena mail.

2. Livestock and perishable for Spokane and beyond.

3. Merchandise for Spokane and beyond.

4. Autos, auto parts, trucks for Spokane and beyond.

5. Cigarettes and liquor for Spokane and beyond.

6. Explosives, ammunition and other military shipments.

7. Atomic materials for Richland, Washington.

8. All other important loads and special equipped empties for Spokane and beyond.

9. Pasco and beyond empties.

10. Other important empties.


Grouping: 1. Livestock for Yardley and beyond.

2. Helena mail and express TOFC.

3. Yardley.

4. Pasco and beyond.

5. Caboose.


Helena: Delivers mail.


Yardley: Delivers to 661, locals and industries.

Receives Pasco and beyond.


Pasco: Delivers to 601, 641, SPS 275, locals and industries

Receives from 601, 607, locals and industries.


Priorities: 1. Livestock.

2. Distributive traffic.

3. Centralia and beyond including Grays Harbor.

4. Tacoma local traffic including Prairie, American Lake and Olympia Branch business.

5. Auburn Seattle and Auburn Sumas business.


Note: If 601 is not run, then following priorities are handled in preference to those shown.

1. TOFC-COFC and forwarder merchandise for Seattle

2. Seattle perishables.

3. Non-perishable Seattle traffic.


Grouping: 1. Livestock.

2. Auburn-North.

3. Centralia to Hoquiam including branches.

4. Auburn-South including Tacoma-Olympia and Chehalis-Portland.

5. Seattle.

6. Yakima.

7. Caboose.


Note: If 601 is not run, then following Seattle Groups will be added behind Group 4:

5. Seattle traffic except TOFC-COFC, perishable and forwarding cars for WOSCA, Coast and Superior car loading.

6. All carload perishable and freight forwarder traffic in rail cars for WOSCA, Coast and Superior carloading companies.

7. All Seattle TOFC-COFC Traffic.

8. Caboose.


Yakima: Delivers to locals and industries. Receives from industries and locals to 4250 tons.


Auburn: Delivers to 694, 673, 675, second 680 locals and industries.



Office of GST

Revised 6-23-69