SMB Beginning Segment for Railroad Station Master File

To identify the type of transaction update and type of station

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
SMB01
Transaction Set Purpose Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
2
1
Code identifying purpose of transaction set
SMB02
Station Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
1
1
1
Code identifying the type of geographic location
SMB03
Standard Point Location Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
6
9
1
Code specifying the Standard Point Location code defined by National Motor Freight Tariff Association (NMFTA) or the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city
SMB03 is required except when the carrier is adding a new station in the update transaction to the AAR.
SMB04
Station Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
1
Code identifying the type of geographic location
SMB04, SMB05, SMB06 and SMB09 are needed to support the situations where a station can be more than a single type.
SMB05
Station Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
1
Code identifying the type of geographic location
SMB06
Station Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
1
Code identifying the type of geographic location
SMB07
Yes/No Condition or Response Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
1
1
1
Code indicating a Yes or No condition or response
SMB07 indicates if the station is embargoed. A "Y" indicates the station is embargoed; an "N" indicates it is not.
SMB08
Rule 260 Junction Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
5
1
Code indicating railroad interchange locations
SMB09
Station Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
1
Code identifying the type of geographic location
SMB10
Status Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code identifying the status of a business transaction, such as a claim, policy, real estate, or securities transaction

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