SMS Station Codes Segment

To identify the specific railroad carrier codes associated with the station

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
SMS01
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
4
1
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
SMS02
Freight Station Accounting Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
1
5
1
Code (Freight Station Accounting) (AAR Managed Code for Locations)
SMS03
Rule 260 Junction Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
5
1
Code indicating railroad interchange locations
SMS04
Postal Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
3
15
1
Code defining international postal zone code excluding punctuation and blanks (zip code for United States)
SMS04 is the zip code assigned to the rail station for rating purposes. It is not meant to be the mailing address postal code.
SMS05
Reciprocal Switch Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
1
Code identifying the restriction of service being provided by the serving carrier
SMS06
Time Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
2
2
1
Code identifying the time. In accordance with International Standards Organization standard 8601, time can be specified by a + or - and an indication in hours in relation to Universal Time Coordinate (UTC) time; since + is a restricted character, + and - are substituted by P and M in the codes that follow
P0611: If either SMS-06 or SMS-11 is present, then the other is required
SMS07
Location Identifier
String (AN)
Optional
1
30
1
Code which identifies a specific location
SMS07 is the latitude of the station.
SMS08
Location Identifier
String (AN)
Optional
1
30
1
Code which identifies a specific location
SMS08 is the longitude of the station.
SMS09
Yes/No Condition or Response Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
1
Code indicating a Yes or No condition or response
SMS09 indicates if the station is physically served. A "Y" indicates the station is physically served; an "N" indicates the station is not physically served.
SMS10
Identification Code
String (AN)
Optional
2
80
1
Code identifying a party or other code
SMS10 is the Association of American Railroads 3-3-3 station name code.
SMS11
Yes/No Condition or Response Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
1
1
1
Code indicating a Yes or No condition or response
SMS11 indicates if daylight savings time applies. A "Y" indicates daylight savings time applies; an "N" indicates that daylight savings time does not apply.
SMS12
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
2
4
1
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
P1213: If either SMS-12 or SMS-13 is present, then the other is required
SMS12 is the new Standard Carrier Alpha Code of the expired Standard Carrier Alpha Code being added in SMS01.
SMS13
Freight Station Accounting Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
1
5
1
Code (Freight Station Accounting) (AAR Managed Code for Locations)
SMS13 is the new Freight Station Accounting Code of the expired Freight Station Accounting Code being added in SMS02.

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