423 Rail Industrial Switch List

Functional Group RL

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Rail Industrial Switch List Transaction Set (423) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set is intended solely for producing switch lists and equipment notifications. It is not for recording release times and the ordering of empty equipment. It is also to provide switching information agreed to between customer and carrier to show car identity, placement, pull and destination information.

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Position
Segment
Name
Max use
  1. To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number

  2. To indicate the beginning of a transaction set

  3. To specify pertinent dates and times

  4. Code to transmit standard industry codes

  5. To specify quantity information

  6. N1 Loop Mandatory
    Repeat 5
    1. To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code

    2. To specify additional names

    3. To specify the location of the named party

    4. To specify the geographic place of the named party

    5. To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed

  7. LX Loop Optional
    Repeat 150
    1. To reference a line number in a transaction set

    2. To define the status and positioning of cars within the location

    3. N7 Loop Optional
      Repeat 500
      1. To identify the equipment

      2. To identify and answer yes and no questions, including the date, time, and comments further qualifying the condition

      3. To specify pertinent dates and times

      4. To define the status and positioning of cars within the location

      5. To specify carrier and routing sequences and details

      6. To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code

      7. To specify the geographic place of the named party

      8. To specify the line item in terms of description, quantity, packaging, and marks and numbers

      9. To identify the rail destination of the shipment

      10. To identify the rail origin of the shipment

      11. To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed

      12. To specify the hazardous notation and endorsement information

      13. To specify the name of the person certifying that the shipment complies with the regulations and/or the actual certification

      14. To specify quantity information

      15. To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

      16. LH1 Loop Optional
        Repeat 1000
        1. To specify the hazardous commodity identification reference number and quantity

        2. To specify the hazardous notation and endorsement information

        3. To specify the hazardous material shipping name and additional descriptive requirements

        4. To uniquely identify the variable information required by government regulation covering the transportation of hazardous material shipments

        5. To specify the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) information relating to shipments of hazardous material

        6. To specify additional Transport Canada requirements covering transportation of dangerous goods in Canada

        7. To specify the placard information required by the second government agency when shipment is to cross into another country

        8. To transmit specific hazardous material reference numbers

        9. To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed

        10. N1 Loop Optional
          Repeat 10
          1. To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code

          2. To specify the location of the named party

          3. To specify the geographic place of the named party

          4. To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed

  8. 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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