BN Freight Train Symbol History
for Trains 20 Through 59

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BN train 20 began Sept. 26, 1988 and operated from South Seattle to Birmingham. In February 1997 the symbol became PSEHMEM.

Burlington Northern train symbol 21 near Quincy, WA
Burlington Northern train symbol 21 Quincy, WA

BN train MSP began in 1982-83 operating from Memphis to Spokane was changed to the SEP Oct. 16, 1984 operating from Birmingham to Spokane. The SEP became train 21 on Jan. 1, 1985. The destination was changed to Seattle in March 1985. In 1988, it would leave Birmingham at 700PM on Saturday and Sunday and resume the schedule at Memphis. It handled TOFC and autos for the ATSF and Denver (set out at Memphis for trains 73 and 181), Billings, Laurel, and beyond. It picked up additional TOFC at Memphis, Springfield, Kansas City, and Lincoln. Later the origin was changed to Springfield and in February 1997 the symbol became PSPRSEH.

21 Birmingham 900P  South Seattle 400A  5 86-88

BN train SKM began 1982-83 operating from Spokane to Memphis. The route was changed to the GN line in May 1984. The SKM was changed to the PSE Oct. 16, 1984 operating from South Seattle to Birmingham. The PSE became train 22 on Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it operated via the Montana Rail Link and handled TOFC for Omaha (set out at Lincoln for train 492), Kansas City, Springfield, Memphis, and Birmingham.

22 South Seattle 100A  Birmingham 1100A  4 86
22 South Seattle 1245A  Birmingham 300P  4 6/88

Train 24 began in Feb. 1986 operating from Spokane Wednesday through Saturday replacing train 22YA. It began operating from South Seattle in early 1988 as required and handled TOFC for the same points as train 22 plus Wenatchee and Spokane. The schedule was changed in 1989 to terminate in Kansas City.

24 Spokane 200P  Birmingham 200P  4 86
24 South Seattle 1000P  Birmingham 300P  5 6/88

Train 31 began Feb. 13, 1989 and operated from Louisville Hub to St. Louis.

Train 32 began Feb. 13, 1989 and operated from St. Louis to Louisville Hub.

SLSF train 33 handled traffic for North Texas and beyond.

SLSF 33 St. Louis 1100A  Irving 730A  1 80

Train 33 began Feb. 14, 1987 handling auto racks from Chicago to South Seattle. It also handled overflow double stack containers. In 1988, it also handled Shelby TOFC from Northtown. The schedule was changed in 1989 to operate through Seattle and terminate at Lake Yard in Portland.

33 Chicago 1000P  Seattle 320P  3 12/87-88

SLSF train 34 retained the same number after the merger with BN.

SLSF 34 Ft Worth 1201A  St. Louis 700A  1 73-75
SLSF 34 Ft Worth 1030P  St. Louis 630A  2 80
BN 34 Ft Worth 1030P  St. Louis 630A  2 81

Train 34 began Feb. 14, 1987, operated Tuesday through Saturday and handled auto racks and TOFC for Dilworth, Northtown, Chicago, and the GTW to Flatrock. The schedule was changed in 1989 to originate in Portland.

34 Seattle 100A  Chicago 200A  4 6/88

SLSF train 35 retained the same number after the merger with BN.

SLSF 35 St. Louis 430A  Springfield 245P  73
SLSF 35 St. Louis 300A  Springfield 100P  80
BN 35 St. Louis 300A  Springfield 100P  81

SLSF train 36 retained the same number after the merger with BN.

SLSF 36 Springfield 330P  St. Louis 145A  1 73
SLSF 36 Springfield 400P  St. Louis 100A  1 80
BN 36 Springfield 400P  St. Louis 100A  1 81

SLSF train 37 connected with UP train FCOP from North Platte. SLSF train 37 retained the same number after the merger with BN. Train 37 was deleted in March 1983.

37 Kansas City 100P  Memphis 430A  1 80-81

SLSF train 38 retained the same number after the merger with BN.

SLSF 38 Ft Worth 200A  Kansas City 620A  1 73-75
SLSF 38 Ft Worth 300A  Kansas City 730A  1 80
BN 38 Sherman 330P  Kansas City 1115A  1 81

SLSF train 39 retained the same number after the merger with BN. It originated at Murray Yard in 1980.

SLSF 39 St. Louis 1000A  Ft Worth 915A  1 73-75
SLSF 39 Kansas City 700P  Ft Worth 1000P  1 80
BN 39 Kansas City 700P  Sherman 800P  1 81

Train 40 began Sept. 2, 1986 and operated from the Midway hub in St. Paul with Chicago TOFC. In February 1997 the symbol became QNTWCHC-B.

40 Midway 800P  Chicago 700A  1 86-88

Train 41 began Feb. 7, 1986 and operated Tuesday through Saturday from Chicago with roadrailer equipment. The schedule was deleted June 30, 1986.

41 Chicago 500A  St. Louis 200P  86

Train 41 began Sept. 2, 1986 and operated to the Midway hub in St. Paul with TOFC. In February 1997 the symbol became QCHCSTP-A.

41 Chicago 1145A  Midway 1015P  86
41 Chicago 1145A  Midway 1000P  12/87-88

Train 42 began Feb. 8, 1986 and operated Monday through Saturday from North St. Louis with roadrailer equipment. The schedule was deleted June 30, 1986.

42 St. Louis 100P  Chicago 1000P  86

Train 42 began Sept. 2, 1986 and operated from the Midway hub in St. Paul with Chicago TOFC. The schedule was changed to originate at Northtown with TOFC from train 142 and pick up additional TOFC at Midway. In February 1997 the symbol became QNTWCHC-A.

42 Midway 445A  Chicago 345P  86
42 Northtown 345A  Chicago 400P  4/88

Train 43 began in Feb. 1986 and operated from Chicago on Sunday with roadrailer equipment. The schedule was deleted June 30, 1986.

43 Chicago 600P  St. Louis 300A  1 86

Train 43 began Feb. 3, 1987 operating to the Midway hub in St. Paul with TOFC only. The schedule was changed in April 1988 to handle autos for Daytons Bluff, TOFC for Midway, and TOFC for train 141 at Northtown.

43 Chicago 800P  Midway 700A  1 86
43 Chicago 800P  Northtown 900A  1 4/88

Train 44 began Feb. 24, 1987 operating between Midway hub in St. Paul with Galesburg and St. Louis TOFC. The schedule was changed in February 1988 to originate at Northtown with TOFC from trains 2, 4, 12, and 14 and pick up additional TOFC for Galesburg for trains 51, 57, 60, and 65 and St. Louis.

44 Northtown 900A  St. Louis 700A  1 2/88

Train 45 began Feb. 24, 1987 operating between St. Louis and Midway hub in St. Paul. In 1988, it handled TOFC for Omaha, Denver, and Galesburg (set out at Galesburg) Dayton Bluff autos and TOFC for Midway and Northtown for trains 1, 3, 13, and 19.

45 St. Louis 1100P  Northtown 1000P  1 11/87-88

Train 46 began Sept. 29, 1987 handling expediter TOFC and operated Tuesday through Saturday.

46 Midway 1245A  Chicago 1130A  9/87-88

Train 47 began Sept. 29, 1987 handling expediter TOFC and operated Tuesday through Saturday. In February 1997 the symbol became QCHCSTP-B.

47 Chicago 415A  Midway 245P  12/87

Train 48 expediter began Sept. 9, 1985. The schedule was changed July 1, 1986 to originate in Chicago. In 1988, it handled TOFC for Galesburg, St. Louis, Memphis, and Birmingham.

48 St. Louis 930P  Memphis 700A  1 86
48 Chicago 1100P  Memphis 700A  2 3/88

Train 49 expediter began Sept. 9, 1985. The schedule was changed July 1, 1986 to terminate in Chicago. In 1988, it handled TOFC for St. Louis, Galesburg, and Chicago.

49 Memphis 900P  St. Louis 600A  1 86
49 Memphis 1100P  Chicago 930P  1 6/88

Train 50 began March 30, 1987 and handled TOFC for Tulsa, Kansas City, Galesburg, and Chicago.

50 Irving 1000P  Chicago 910A  2 5/88

Train 51 began March 30, 1987 and handled TOFC for Kansas City, Tulsa, Irving (Dallas & Fort Worth), and Houston.

51 Chicago 1130P  Irving 825A  2 5/88

Train 52 began April 14, 1987 and handled Irving, Tulsa, (Springfield, Memphis, Birmingham, and St. Louis TOFC set out at Tulsa for No. 76), St. Louis, and Chicago TOFC. At Kansas City it would set out TOFC for Kansas City and Omaha and pick up TOFC and autos for Northtown and Chicago. The schedule was changed in 1989 to originate at Kansas City and terminate at Chicago.

52 Houston 730P  Galesburg 615P  2 6/88

Train 53 began March 15, 1988 and handled TOFC for Tulsa, Irving and Houston. It was deleted in 1989.

53 Kansas City 600P  Houston 530A  2 6/88

BN train 91 began in 1970 Train 91 became train 55 in the 70s and operated to A&S's Mitchell Yard.

91 Galesburg 500A  E. St. Louis 1201P  71
55 Galesburg 115A  St. Louis 1230P  81

Train 55 began July 19, 1986 operating from Chicago on Friday to Kansas City with Evergreen double stack containers for SP train CHRXT to Long Beach, CA. In 1988, it operated from Chicago on Sunday.

55 Chicago 500A  Kansas City 1000P  5/88

BN train 92 began in 1970 Train 92 became train 56 in the 70s originating at A&S's Mitchell Yard.

92 E. St. Louis 1145A  Galesburg 745P    71
56 St. Louis 700P  Galesburg 615A  1 80-81

Train 56 began July 19, 1986 and operated from Kansas City on Friday in conjunction with SP train RXCHT from Long Beach, CA with Evergreen double stack containers.

56 Kansas City 130A  Chicago 730P  87
56 Kansas City 1201A  Chicago 300P  5/88

BN train 57 began in 1972 terminating at Minot and in early 1981 changed to Williston.

57 Galesburg 830P  Minot 400A  2 73-80
57 Galesburg 800P  Williston 830P  2 81-82

Train 57 began Dec. 23, 1986 and handled TOFC and autos from GTW train 389 for Kansas City and SSW connection.

57 Chicago 1130A  Kansas City 1230A  1 2/88

BN train 58 began in 1972. During 1980 the schedule was changed to terminate at Galesburg.

58 St. Paul 300A  N. St. Louis 1145A  1 73
58 Northtown 1030P  Galesburg 140P  1 81

Train 58 expediter began Sept. 9, 1985 and was deleted in late 1986.

58 Tulsa 930P  Kansas City 600A  1 86

Train 58 began July 27, 1987 and handled Sea-Land double stack traffic from SSW train SXCHT. It operated from Kansas City on Thursday and Saturday.

58 Kansas City 430P  Chicago 540A  1 8/87-88

BN train 59 began in 1972 or 73 and was deleted in 1974.

59 N. St. Louis 930P  St. Paul 700A M 2 73

Train 59 expediter began Sept. 9, 1985 and was deleted in late 1986.

59 Kansas City 930P  Tulsa 600A  1 86

Train 59 began July 27, 1987 and handled Sea-Land double stack traffic on Sunday for SSW train CHSXT.

59 Chicago 1201P  Kansas City 100A  1 8/87-88

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