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by The Kraterocracy of Uvoan. . 37 reads.

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.
[hr]
[size=150] City Codes [/size]
[table]
[tr]
	[td]2 Digit City Code[/td]
	[td]City Name[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]NA[/td]
	[td]New Asan[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]EX[/td]
	[td]Expolia[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]GF[/td]
	[td]Gleigh Fa’arkey[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]GO[/td]
	[td]Gorale[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]MK-203-I10[/td]
	[td]203MM/50[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]VO[/td]
	[td]Voroan[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]VA[/td]
	[td]Vahni[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]ET[/td]
	[td]Et'Vani[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]AT[/td]
	[td]Atlana[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]KE[/td]
	[td]Kezzat[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]MA[/td]
	[td]Matarin[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]GE[/td]
	[td]Gerat[/td]
[/tr]
[/table]
[hr]
[Size=150]Train Identification[/size]
[table]
[tr]
	[td]3 Digit ID code[/td]
	[td]Type[/td]
	[td]Maximum Speed[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]PC1[/td]
	[td]Passenger, Commuter[/td]
	[td]45 MP/H[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]PC2[/td]
	[td]Passenger, Commuter[/td]
	[td]90 MP/H[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]PC3[/td]
	[td]Passenger, Commuter[/td]
	[td]>90 MP/H[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]PE1[/td]
	[td]Passenger, Express[/td]
	[td]45 MP/H[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]PE2[/td]
	[td]Passenger, Express[/td]
	[td]90 MP/H[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]PE3[/td]
	[td]Passenger, Express[/td]
	[td]>90 MP/H[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]MT1[/td]
	[td]Mixed Train[/td]
	[td]45 MP/H[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]MT2[/td]
	[td]Mixed Train[/td]
	[td]90 MP/H[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]MT3[/td]
	[td]Mixed Train[/td]
	[td]>90 MP/H[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]F#1[/td]
	[td]Freight Train[/td]
	[td]45 MP/H[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]F#2[/td]
	[td]Freight Train[/td]
	[td]90 MP/H[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]F#3[/td]
	[td]Freight Train[/td]
	[td]>90 MP/H[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]F#3[/td]
	[td]Freight Train[/td]
	[td]>90 MP/H[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]EXG[/td]
	[td]Governmental Train[/td]
	[td]N/A[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]ARM[/td]
	[td]Armored Train[/td]
	[td]N/A[/td]
[/tr]
[/table]

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 - 
[table]
[tr]
	[td]1 Digit ID code[/td]
	[td]Type/Notes[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]O[/td]
	[td]Ore, Limited to 2[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]L[/td]
	[td]Liquid-Non Perishable, Limited to 1[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]E[/td]
	[td]Explosive/Dangerous Cargo, Limited to 1[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]M[/td]
	[td]Mail[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]V[/td]
	[td]Valuables[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]P[/td]
	[td]Perishables[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]G[/td]
	[td]General Goods[/td]
[/tr]
[/table]

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

[table]
[tr]
	[td]3 Digit ID code[/td]
	[td]Type/Notes[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]STM[/td]
	[td]Steam Locomotive[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]DIE[/td]
	[td]Diesel Locomotive[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]ELC[/td]
	[td]Electric Locomotive[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
	[td]DEC[/td]
	[td]Diesel-Electric Locomotive[/td]
[/tr]
[/table]
[size=150] Priority Listings, Departure/Arrival Times, and # Of Days[/size]
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. 
[hr]
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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