BTS Beginning Segment for Train Sheets

To transmit identifying symbols, loads, empties, weights, lengths, horsepower, and related data

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
BTS01
Interchange Train Identification
String (AN)
Mandatory
1
10
1
Train identification (free-form)
BTS01 is the tenant carrier's train identifier.
BTS02
Total Equipment
Numeric (N0)
Conditional
1
3
1
Total pieces of equipment
P0203: If either BTS-02 or BTS-03 is present, then the other is required
BTS03
Equipment Status Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
1
2
1
Code indicating status of equipment
BTS04
Total Equipment
Numeric (N0)
Conditional
1
3
1
Total pieces of equipment
P0405: If either BTS-04 or BTS-05 is present, then the other is required
BTS05
Equipment Status Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
1
2
1
Code indicating status of equipment
BTS06
Weight
Decimal number (R)
Optional
1
10
1
Numeric value of weight
BTS06 is measured in short tons.
BTS07
Length
Decimal number (R)
Optional
1
8
1
Largest horizontal dimension of an object measured when the object is in the upright position
BTS07 is measured in feet.
BTS08
Horsepower
Numeric (N0)
Optional
1
16
1
Total horsepower for all engines in train
BTS08 is the total working horsepower for all engines in the train.
BTS09
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
4
1
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
BTS09 is the Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) of the owning road.
BTS10
Transaction Set Purpose Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code identifying purpose of transaction set
BTS11
Service Level Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code indicating the level of transportation service or the billing service offered by the transportation carrier
BTS12
Yes/No Condition or Response Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
1
Code indicating a Yes or No condition or response
BTS12 indicates if this is a key train. A "Y" indicates this is a key train; an "N" indicates this is not a key train.
BTS13
Date
Date (DT)
Optional
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
BTS13 is the origin date of the train as defined by the host carrier.
BTS14
Interchange Train Identification
String (AN)
Optional
1
10
1
Train identification (free-form)
BTS14 is the host carrier's train identifier that correlates to the tenant carrier's schedule. In the event the tenant carrier's schedule is for an extra train, this must be the predefined generic schedule covering the trackage territory.
BTS15
Number
Numeric (N0)
Optional
1
9
1
A generic number
BTS15 is the section number of the host carrier's train schedule for a specific origin day.

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