433 Railroad Reciprocal Switch File

Functional Group RH

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Railroad Reciprocal Switch File Transaction Set (433) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to provide electronic updates for the reciprocal switch status (open, closed or conditionally open) of railroad customers.


Max use
Transaction Set HeaderMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number
Beginning SegmentMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the beginning of a transaction set
Date/Time ReferenceMandatory
Max 10
To specify pertinent dates and times
Station Codes SegmentMandatory
Max 1
To identify the specific railroad carrier codes associated with the station
N1 Loop
Repeat 2
Max 1
To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code
Price Authority IdentificationOptional
Max 1
To communicate basis of pricing, such as contract number, quote number, or tariff number
Shipment ConditionsOptional
Max 50
To specify condition restrictions or provisions applicable to the rate docket
Transaction Set TrailerMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the end of the transaction set and provide the count of the transmitted segments (including the beginning (ST) and ending (SE) segments)

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