Shenandoah Software

Waybill Main Screen

Below is a screen shot on the Waybills main window.

You use the the Edit/Preview view to create a waybill. The active cycle is outlined in a red border.

The body of each of the waybill cycles consists of up to 10 lines for:

  1.  Route (cars routed on foreign roads);
  2. VIA;
  3. To (destination) location;
  4. To industry;
  5. To CLIC (see below);
  6. From (source) location;
  7. From industry;
  8. From CLIC;
  9. Commodity. MTY is used for an empty;
  10. Notes or Special instruction.

Each of the above body lines is optional.

You may also added a Note to the bottom of the waybill cycle as shown here in cycle 1.

Note that a summary of the waybill is given just above the cursor.

CLIC Numbers  (optional):

CLIC (Car Location Inventory Control) numbers are used by the Santa Fe (after the mid 1960s) to identify the exact spot on a customer siding where the car should be placed. Other railroads adapted a similar system calling it ZTS for Zone (a town or switching area), Track and Spot.

The CLIC or ZTS number is 3 two digit numbers like (see cycle 2) 30-07-02. The 30 represents the Zone, 07 the Track number and 02 is the Spot location. A warehouse which has 3 doors could have a Spot numbers of  01, 02 and 03 to indicate which door the car is to be spotted. 

Using CLIC/ZTS numbers increases the switching complexity (and the fun) for your switching crews.

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Last updated: 06/11/2010