Railway abbreviations

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Can anyone explain WNWX, WNTR, WNTS, WBEN, WFMU and the many other abbreviations found on the WNXX website?

Indeed WNXX as well needs explaining.
 
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These four letter codes represent the "pools" that locos are allocated to for operational reasons to denote their intended use.

WFMU is the DB Schenker "Fleet Management" pool: DB locos are regularly transferred between the different traffic specific DB business sectors (Energy, construction, etc), and so the Fleet Management pool acts as a catch all for locos that are not specifically allocated to one or the other.

WBEN - DB Schenker class 66s used in France by Euro Cargo Rail.
WNWX - DB Schenker main line locomotives for major repairs.
WNTR - DB Schenker locomotives: Tactical reserve fleet
WNTS - DB Schenker locomotives: Tactical reserve fleet, stored unserviceable.
WNXX - DB Schenker locomotives in store.
 
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