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Uvoanian Train Naming

The Uvoanian Train Naming System, to any outside, is an incredibly complex system with seemingly no pattern, rhyme, or reason. Infact, the exact opposite is true. A trained operator can, at a single glance, tell you nearly everything you need to know about any train, as long as it's properly listed.

For example -
GOGEFG3DECA120013001 Is a fast general goods train departing Gorale at 12:00, expected to arrive in Gleigh Fa'arkey at 13:00, under a day in transit, with the motive power being a diesel-electric, with a train priority of A. How can all of this information be packed into only 20 digits? Simple-

GO/GE/FG3/DEC/A/1200/1300/1
Origin City / End City / Type of Train / Type of Engine/ Priority / Departure Time (24 Hour) / Scheduled Arrival Time/ # of days under travel

Let's continue breaking this down, starting with the cities.



City Codes

2 Digit City Code

City Name

NA

New Asan

EX

Expolia

GF

Gleigh Fa’arkey

GO

Gorale

MK-203-I10

203MM/50

VO

Voroan

VA

Vahni

ET

Et'Vani

AT

Atlana

KE

Kezzat

MA

Matarin

GE

Gerat



Train Identification

3 Digit ID code

Type

Maximum Speed

PC1

Passenger, Commuter

45 MP/H

PC2

Passenger, Commuter

90 MP/H

PC3

Passenger, Commuter

>90 MP/H

PE1

Passenger, Express

45 MP/H

PE2

Passenger, Express

90 MP/H

PE3

Passenger, Express

>90 MP/H

MT1

Mixed Train

45 MP/H

MT2

Mixed Train

90 MP/H

MT3

Mixed Train

>90 MP/H

F#1

Freight Train

45 MP/H

F#2

Freight Train

90 MP/H

F#3

Freight Train

>90 MP/H

F#3

Freight Train

>90 MP/H

EXG

Governmental Train

N/A

ARM

Armored Train

N/A

One special case to note is the freight train designation the F#1, with the # being replaceable with it's own set of special designations -

1 Digit ID code

Type/Notes

O

Ore, Limited to 2

L

Liquid-Non Perishable, Limited to 1

E

Explosive/Dangerous Cargo, Limited to 1

M

Mail

V

Valuables

P

Perishables

G

General Goods

Next up in this listing, is the type of locomotive- This, thankfully, is a fairly simple category.

3 Digit ID code

Type/Notes

STM

Steam Locomotive

DIE

Diesel Locomotive

ELC

Electric Locomotive

DEC

Diesel-Electric Locomotive

Priority Listings, Departure/Arrival Times, and # Of Days
This section, thankfully, is very easy. The UGR operates a priority listing A-Z, with A being the highest priority, and Z being the lowest. The departure/Arrival times are done in standard, 24 hour, format, using 4 digit codes for each one. # Of days is also how many days the train will spend under travel, obviously, with the smallest number for this category being 1, and the largest expressible being 7.


Concluding this explanation, it's easy to see why the UGR uses this system. Once you learn it, the system is very easy to understand. It allows the UGR to pack hundreds of trains into a single stretch of track, and each one to work it's way to it's destination with minimal issue- A critical factor for Uvoan.

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