Forward and Store (F&S) is a rail industry system that facilitates timely notification for railcars that will be forwarded to carriers participating in an interline rail movement. The originating railroad sends a waybill message (EDI 417) to F&S that checks the transaction for compliance to format and syntax standards.
If the initial edits pass, the waybill is then forwarded to other railroads in the route of the movement. A copy of the 417 is also provided to the TRAIN II system for posting during the next update cycle to ensure the timeliness of the TRAIN II waybill data, thereby enhancing the value of that system for interline tracing. F&S also edits and forwards trip plans.