W2 Equipment Identification

To identify equipment and the commodity being carried

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
W201
Equipment Initial
String (AN)
Mandatory
1
4
1
Prefix or alphabetic part of an equipment unit's identifying number
W202
Equipment Number
String (AN)
Mandatory
1
15
1
Sequencing or serial part of an equipment unit's identifying number (pure numeric form for equipment number is preferred)
W203
Commodity Code
String (AN)
Optional
1
30
1
Code describing a commodity or group of commodities
Commodity code (W203) is STCC.
W204
Equipment Description Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
2
1
Code identifying type of equipment used for shipment
W205
Equipment Status Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
1
2
1
Code indicating status of equipment
W206
Net Tons
Numeric (N0)
Optional
1
3
1
Net weight in tons
W207
Intermodal Service Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
2
1
Code identifying the Intermodal Service Plan
W208
Car Service Order Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
3
5
1
Code specifying car service order
W208 is to contain the proper code when an empty car is being returned per ex parte 346, sub. 8. If proper code is unknown, default to 34617.
W209
Date
Date (DT)
Conditional
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
P0910: If either W2-09 or W2-10 is present, then the other is required
W209 is the event date.
W210
Type of Locomotive Maintenance Code
String (AN)
Conditional
2
2
1
Value defining locomotive maintenance schedule
W211
Equipment Initial
String (AN)
Conditional
1
4
1
Prefix or alphabetic part of an equipment unit's identifying number
P1112: If either W2-11 or W2-12 is present, then the other is required
W211 (when available) is the chassis initial if W204 equals "CC". If unknown, use NONZ for chassis initial.
W212
Equipment Number
String (AN)
Conditional
1
15
1
Sequencing or serial part of an equipment unit's identifying number (pure numeric form for equipment number is preferred)
W212 (when available) is the chassis number if W204 equals "CC".
W213
Equipment Number Check Digit
Numeric (N0)
Optional
1
1
1
Number which designates the check digit applied to a piece of equipment
W214
Position
String (AN)
Optional
1
3
1
Relative position of shipment in car, trailer, or container (mutually defined)
W215
Car Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
4
1
Code specifying type of rail car or intermodal equipment type and its general characteristics
W216
Yes/No Condition or Response Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
1
Code indicating a Yes or No condition or response
W216 indicates if equipment needs repair. A "Y" indicates equipment needs repair; an "N" indicates equipment does not need repair.
W217
Tag Status Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
1
Code indicating the status of an Automatic Equipment Identification Tag
W218
Equipment Orientation Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
1
Code indicating the direction the equipment is entrained or the lading is loaded; When used to indicate the lading orientation, direction is defined relative to the equipment on which it is loaded

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