Burlington Northern Railroad Freight Train
Symbol History for Trains 60 Through 79

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Burlington Northern Railroad train 60 began in 1970 and handled traffic for Chicago and beyond.

60 Omaha 500P  Chicago 100P  1 71
60 Omaha 530P  Chicago 100P  1 73

BN train 60 handled traffic for Galesburg and beyond including Omaha and Chicago TOFC.

60 Denver 500A  Chicago 1230P  1 86
60 Denver 345A  Chicago 930A  1 10/86
60 Denver 600A  Chicago 1000A  1 3/88

SLSF train 61 handled traffic for Springfield and beyond.

SLSF 61 Kansas City 100A  Springfield 930A  80

BN train CHO operated from Chicago to Denver and became train 61 on Jan. 1, 1985. It was deleted in early 1986.

61 Chicago 645P  Denver 700P  1 85

BN train 62 began in 1970 and was deleted in the mid-70s.

62 Denver 1030A  Lincoln 955P  71
62 Denver 1030A  Lincoln 915P  73

SLSF train 62 handled traffic for Kansas City and beyond.

SLSF 62 Springfield 200P  Kansas City 1159P  80

BN train OAC began in late 1981 as a run through from SP train OACHT from Oakland, CA and D&RGW train 100. It became train 62 on Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it handled TOFC and perishable traffic for Chicago and IHB for Conrail train PXSE.

OAC Denver 100P  Chicago 300P  1 81-82
62 Denver 100P  Chicago 400P  1 86
62 Denver 1000P  Chicago 100A  2 5/88

CB&Q train CD (Chicago Denver Merchandise) became train 63 in late 1968. CB&Q train 63 retained the same number after the merger. During 1972-3 the schedule was changed. Train 63 retained the same number during the change on Jan. 1, 1985. It handled TOFC for Omaha, Denver, D&RGW train 101, and SP train CHOAT to Oakland.

CB&Q 63 Chicago 1030A  Denver 1000A  1 69-70
BN 63 Chicago 1030A  Denver 1000A  1 71
63 Chicago 630P  Denver 700P  1 73
63 Chicago 700P  Denver 715P  1 80
63 Chicago 700P  Denver 740P  1 86-88

CB&Q train 68 became train 64 in late 1968. CB&Q train 64 retained the same number after the merger. It was deleted in 1987.

CB&Q 64 Denver 800P  Chicago 1159P  1 69-70
BN 64 Denver 800P  Chicago 1159P  1 71
64 Denver 800P  Chicago 100A  2 73
64 Denver 1100P  Chicago 300A  2 80-81

CB&Q train CGI (Chicago Grand Island) became train 65 in late 1968 and handled traffic for interchange with the Union Pacific train ABNF for North Platte. CB&Q train 65 retained the same number after the merger. Train 65 was deleted in June 1982.

CB&Q 65 Chicago 1030A  Grand Island 325A  1 69-70
BN 65 Chicago 1030A  Grand Island 325A  1 71
65 Chicago 1100A  Grand Island 300A  1 73
65 Chicago 300P  Grand Island 1225P  1 80
65 Chicago 300P  Lincoln 625A  1 81-82

CB&Q train ACD (Advanced Chicago Denver Merchandise) became train 163 in late 1968. CB&Q train 163 retained the same number after the merger and left Chicago Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for Denver. During 1971 the schedule was changed to operate daily. Train 163 became train 65 on Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988 train 65 handled TOFC and general traffic for D&RGW train 187 and SP train RGOAT to Oakland and had an Omaha TOFC block on the head end.

CB&Q 163 Chicago 600A  Denver 345A  1 69-70
BN 163 Chicago 600A  Denver 345A  1 71-73
163 Chicago 410A  Denver 415A  1 80-82
65 Chicago 410A  Denver 415A  1 86
65 Chicago 440A  Denver 415A  1 5/88

Train 68 began Sept. 8, 1987 and in 1988 handled TOFC for Galesburg, Northtown, and Chicago.

68 Galesburg 1215A  Chicago 430A  1 81
68 Omaha 600P  Chicago 730A    2/88

CB&Q train 77 became train 69 in late 1968. CB&Q train 69 retained the same number after the merger.

CB&Q 69 Chicago 800P  Kansas City 700A  1 69-70
BN 69 Chicago 800P  Kansas City 700A  1 71
69 Chicago 800P  Kansas City 800A  1 73
69 Chicago 800P  Kansas City 1100A  1 82

Train 69 began Sept. 8, 1987 and in 1988 was combined with train 48 to Galesburg. It handled Omaha TOFC. The schedule was changed in 1989 to originate at Galesburg.

69 Chicago 1100P  Omaha 1201P  1 4/88

CB&Q train 70 retained the same number after the merger. It was deleted in early 1986.

CB&Q 70 Kansas City 800P  Chicago 100P  1 69-70
BN 70 Kansas City 800P  Chicago 100P  1 71-73
70 Kansas City 1100P  Chicago 715P  1 82

SLSF train 437 retained its number through the merger with BN. Train 437 became train 71 Jan. 1, 1985. It handled traffic for Springfield, Kansas City, Tulsa, and beyond.

SLSF 437 St. Louis 830P  Ft Worth 1100P  1 73-80
BN 437 St. Louis 830P  Ft Worth 1000P  1 81
71 St. Louis 815P  Tulsa 845A  1 86
71 St. Louis 815P  Tulsa 945A  1 11/87-88

CB&Q train 71 retained the same number after the merger. Train 71 was deleted in the mid-70s.

CB&Q 71 E. St. Louis 1100P  Lincoln 300P  1 69-70
BN 71 E. St. Louis 1100P  Lincoln 300P  1 71
71 E. St. Louis 1000P  Denver 600A  2 73

CB&Q train S-68 became train 72 in late 1968. CB&Q train 72 retained the same number after the merger. Train 72 was deleted in the mid-70s.

CB&Q 72 Lincoln 815A  E. St. Louis 900P  69-70
BN 72 Lincoln 815A  E. St. Louis 900P  71
72 Lincoln 1000A  Hannibal 930P  73

BN train 72 handled general freight and TOFC and terminated at Murray Yard.

72 Seattle 1201A  Kansas City 1045A  3 80

CB&Q train 65 became train 73 in late 1968. CB&Q train 73 retained the same number after the merger. Train 73 was deleted in the mid-70s.

CB&Q 73 E. St. Louis 600A  Kansas City 400P  69-70
BN 73 E. St. Louis 600A  Kansas City 400P  71
73 N. St. Louis 300A  Kansas City 500P  73

BN train 73 began in 1976-77 and operated from Murray Yard. It was deleted in 1982.

73 Kansas City 300P  Minot 125A  2 78-79
73 Kansas City 300P  Minot 1040P  1 80
73 Kansas City 300P  Minot 240A  2 81

CB&Q train 60 became train 74 in late 1968. CB&Q train 74 retained the same number after the merger. During 1972-3 the schedule was changed Train 74 was deleted in the mid-70s.

CB&Q 74 Kansas City 800P  E. St. Louis 630A  1 69-70
BN 74 Kansas City 800P  E. St. Louis 630A  1 71
74 Kansas City 830P  N. St. Louis 1000A  1 73

Train 74 began Feb. 24, 1989 and operated from Avard to Tulsa. It handled TOFC from the ATSF for Tulsa and beyond.

Train QLA (Quanah Los Angeles) became train 73 Jan. 1, 1985. It handled TOFC and autos for the ATSF train 698 to Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and Phoenix. The symbol was changed to 75 Feb. 24, 1989 and it originates at Tulsa.

SLSF QLA Memphis 630P  Avard 415P  1 73
SLSF QLA Birmingham 1100A  Avard 430P  1 80
BN QLA Birmingham 1100A  Avard 430P  1 81
73 Memphis 630P  Avard 630P  1 86
73 Memphis 800P  Avard 830P  1 5/88

BN train symbol 76 Marias Pass
BN train symbol 76 Marias Pass

BN train 76 began in 1970 operating via Gillette. The schedule was changed in 1971 to originate in Portland and changed during the Fall of 1977 to operate through Minot. Train 76 was deleted in 1981.

76 Yakima 1100P  Kansas City 150P  3 70
76 Portland 630P  Kansas City 150P  3 71
76 Portland 630P  Kansas City 200P  3 73
76 Portland 600P  Kansas City 500A  3 80

Train 76 began April 27, 1987 and handled TOFC for Springfield, St. Louis, Memphis, and Birmingham.

76 Tulsa 600P  St. Louis 800A  1 5/88

Train 77 began April 27, 1987 and handled TOFC for Tulsa, Irving, and Houston.

77 St. Louis 515P  Tulsa 620A  1 3/88

Train 78 began Sept. 9, 1985 and handled TOFC for Springfield, St. Louis, Memphis, and Birmingham. In 1989 the schedule was changed to originate in Houston.

78 Irving 530A  St. Louis 600A  1 86
78 Irving 800P  St. Louis 430A  1 2/88

Burlington Northern train symbol 79 at Cabin Creek, WA
Burlington Northern train symbol 79 Cabin Creek, WA

BN train 79 (Beeliner) was deleted in 1976.

CB&Q 79 Kansas City 600P  Laurel 900P  1 68
GN 79 Laurel 1201A  Seattle 1000P  2 68
79 Kansas City 900P  Laurel 815A  2 71
79 Kansas City 900P  Auburn 400A  4 73

Train 79 began Sept. 9, 1985 and handled TOFC for Kansas City (set out at Springfield for train 85), Springfield, Tulsa, and Irving. In 1989 the schedule was changed to terminate in Houston.

79 St. Louis 900P  Irving 830P  1 86
79 St. Louis 1130P  Irving 230A  2 3/88

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