Select Station Name, ST in the format drop-down, then type a station name and state abbreviation and click Add Stop or press <Enter>. Station names, as listed in the Centralized Station Master (CSM), can be entered with either a comma or a space between the station name and state abbreviation; for example, “newark, nj”, “newark,nj” or “newark nj”.
If you are typing in the full station name, it must be entered exactly as it appears in the PC*MILER|Rail database (and as listed in the Centralized Station Master), otherwise an error message will be generated.
When entering a station name, you can use up to 20 characters, and 2 characters for the state abbreviation. To see a table of official state/province/estado names and abbreviations, select the Help tab > Quick Help or press <F3>.
If a station name contains two or more words, they must be separated by spaces; for example, “new <space>york, ny”. Some examples of valid station name entries are:
ST LOUIS, MO
SALT LAKE CITY UT
Common abbreviations occurring in station names are:
For spelling help, enter at least the first letter of the station, followed by an asterisk (e.g. “b* id” or “MO*PQ”) and the state/province/estado abbreviation. In the pick list of possible matches, highlight the correct location name and click OK or double-click.