456 Railroad Equipment Inquiry or Advice

Functional Group EI

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Railroad Equipment Inquiry or Advice Transaction Set (456) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used in the following ways: (1) for a provider of equipment or transportation service to provide information to a qualified customer; (2) for a qualified customer to inquire as to the location of equipment or shipments; and (3) for one company to provide another company with equipment or shipment information.


Max use
Transaction Set HeaderMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number
Beginning Segment for Equipment Inquiry or AdviceMandatory
Max 1
To identify functions and provide control information required for the Equipment Inquiry or Advice Transaction Set
Waybill ReferenceOptional
Max 10
To identify the waybill and to specify the equipment used and the destination details
LX Loop
Repeat 500
Assigned NumberMandatory
Max 1
To reference a line number in a transaction set
Equipment DetailsOptional
Max 1
To identify the equipment
Car Service OrderOptional
Max 1
To identify the car service directive or other car movement instructions applicable to the empty movement of the car
Intermodal Chassis EquipmentOptional
Max 1
To specify the chassis equipment details in terms of identifying numbers, weights, and ownership
Origin StationOptional
Max 1
To identify the rail origin of the shipment
Destination StationOptional
Max 1
To identify the rail destination of the shipment
Reference IdentificationOptional
Max 99
To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
Max >1
To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code
Special Handling InstructionsOptional
Max 6
To specify special handling instructions in coded or free-form format
Description, Marks and NumbersOptional
Max 15
To specify the line item in terms of description, quantity, packaging, and marks and numbers
Route InformationOptional
Max 13
To specify carrier and routing sequences and details
Motor Vehicle ControlOptional
Max 36
To define motor vehicle identification and logistics
Price Authority IdentificationOptional
Max 30
To communicate basis of pricing, such as contract number, quote number, or tariff number
S1 Loop
Repeat 12
Stop-off NameMandatory
Max 1
To identify a stop-off party
Stop-off StationOptional
Max 1
To specify location details for a stop-off
IS1 Loop
Repeat 1
Estimated Time of Arrival and Car SchedulingMandatory
Max 1
To transmit basic data relating to car scheduling information
Interline Service Commitment DetailOptional
Max 99
To identify the service commitment schedules
Scheduled EventsMandatory
Max 99
To transmit scheduled events such as arrivals, departures, and interchange times
Reference IdentificationMandatory
Max 5
To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
ER Loop
Repeat 99
Rail Event ReportingMandatory
Max 1
To supply information regarding movement of shipments
Geographic LocationOptional
Max 1
To specify the geographic place of the named party
Cross-Reference EquipmentOptional
Max 1
To cross-reference additional equipment to a primary piece of equipment
Equipment StatusOptional
Max 1
To provide detail information regarding the dynamic condition of equipment
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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