Burlington Northern Railroad
Freight Train Symbol History
for Trains 80 Through 99

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CB&Q train 81 and GN train 81 retained the same number after the merger, but the destination changed to Spokane. It handled general merchandise.

CB&Q 81 N. St. Louis 930P  St. Paul 330A  2 70
GN 81 St. Paul 600A  Whitefish 500A  2 69-70
BN 81 N. St. Louis 930P  Spokane 800A  4 2/71
81 N. St. Louis 930P  Seattle 1100A  5 4/71
81 Minneapolis 400A  Pasco 700A  3 73
81 Minneapolis 600A  Pasco 530P  3 80
81 Minneapolis 600A  Pasco 430P  3 81

Burlington Northern Train symbol 84 at Belton, MT
Burlington Northern Train symbol 84 at Belton, MT

BN train 84 handled general traffic for Northtown and beyond.

84 Pasco 400P  Northtown 125A  80

BN train 84 began April 27, 1987 and, in 1988, handled TOFC for St. Louis (set out at Springfield for No 78), Memphis, and Birmingham.

84 Memphis 900A  Birmingham 600P    87
84 Kansas City 1000A  Birmingham 900P  1 6/88

BN train 85 began April 27, 1987 and, in 1988, handled TOFC for St. Louis and beyond (set out at Memphis for No 49), TOFC for Tulsa, Irving, Houston (set out at Springfield for No 79), and TOFC for Kansas City, and Omaha.

85 Birmingham 1100A  Memphis 700P    87
85 Birmingham 1201P  Kansas City 330P  1 5/88

Train 86 began Sept. 9, 1985 and was deleted in 1987. It handled TOFC.

86 Springfield 1115P  Memphis 930A  1 86

Train 87 began Sept. 9, 1985 and was deleted in 1987. It handled TOFC.

87 Memphis 830P  Springfield 500A  1 86

Burlington Northern Train symbol 88 at Marias Pass
Burlington Northern Train symbol 88 at Marias Pass

GN train 88 (Fruit Special) retained the same number after the merger, but the schedule was revised and the train continued to Chicago. In 1968, it handled general merchandise and connected with CB&Q train 82 at Minneapolis Union Yard.

GN 88 Seattle 800P  Union Yard 800A  4 68-69
GN 88 Seattle 300A  Union Yard 800A  3 70
BN 88 Seattle 300A  Chicago 200P  3 71
88 Tacoma 400A  Chicago 200P  3 73
88 Seattle 600A  Minot 1100A  2 75
88 Seattle 600A  Northtown 830P  2 78-79
88 Seattle 600A  Northtown 1140P  2 80

Train 88 began Sept. 9, 1985 and handled TOFC for Springfield, Memphis, and Birmingham.

88 Kansas City 1230A  Birmingham 530A  1 86-88

Train 89 began Sept. 9, 1985 and handled TOFC for Memphis, Springfield, and Kansas City.

89 Birmingham 800P  Kansas City 1130P  1 86
89 Birmingham 630P  Kansas City 130A  2 5/88

Burlington Northern Train symbol 90 Gold Bar, WA
Burlington Northern Train symbol 90 Gold Bar, WA

BN train 90 began in 1970. In early 1975 the schedule was changed to operate via Yakima. Train 90 was deleted in 1976.

90 Seattle 800A  Daytons Bluff 700P  3 71
90 Tacoma 100A  Daytons Bluff 515P  3 74
90 Tacoma 100A  Northtown 300P  3 75

Train 90 began April 14, 1987 handling TOFC from SP train LABRF at Brooklyn Yard for South Seattle. It operated Wednesday through Sunday.

90 Portland 730A  South Seattle 100P  4/87-88

Burlington Northern train symbol 91 at Saginaw, TX Burlington Northern train symbol 91 at Palmer Lake, CO
Burlington Northern train symbol 91 at Saginaw, TX and Palmer Lake

Train 91 began Sept. 3, 1985, operated via Denver and handled TOFC for Irving, Amarillo, Denver, Billings, Spokane, Portland, Everett, and Seattle. It would fill with Fort Worth traffic at Houston and set out the Portland TOFC at Spokane.

91 Houston 900P  Spokane 710P  4 86
91 Houston 900P  Seattle 810A  5 4/88

Train 92 began Sept. 3, 1985, operated via Denver and handled TOFC and autos for Spokane, Billings, Denver, Amarillo, Irving, and Houston. This was the longest scheduled train on the BN. The 2,722 mile trip took 116 hours and 30 minutes. This was just three miles longer than train 22's trip. Trains 91 and 92 were discontinued in 1994 when BN closed the intermodal terminal in Houston.

92 Portland 300A  Houston 900P  4 86
92 Portland 1030P  Houston 900P  5 12/87-88

CB&Q train 93 retained its number through the merger and was deleted in 1974.

CB&Q 93 Lincoln 1100P  Sioux City 630A  1 70
BN 93 Lincoln 1100P  Sioux City 630A  1 71
93 Lincoln 400P  Sioux City 1159P    73

Train 93 began May 4, 1987 and handled TOFC for Amarillo, Denver, and the D&RGW. It operated Monday through Friday.

93 Irving 1100P  Denver 1000P  1 6/88

CB&Q train 86 became train 94 in late 1968. CB&Q train 94 retained the same number after the merger. Train 94 was deleted in 1974.

CB&Q 94 Sioux City 1100P  Lincoln 445A  1 69-70
BN 94 Sioux City 1100P  Lincoln 445A  1 71
94 Sioux City 130P  Lincoln 645P  73

Train 94 began May 4, 1987 and operated Monday through Friday. It handled TOFC for Amarillo and Irving.

94 Denver 930P  Irving 1040P  1 6/88

Train 95 began Feb. 17, 1987 and operated Tuesday through Friday. It handled TOFC for Portland and the SP.

95 Seattle 730P  Portland 430A  1 1/88

BN train 96 began in 1970 and was deleted in 1975.

96 Willmar 1000A  Kansas City 530A  1 71
96 Willmar 600A  Kansas City 700A  1 73

Train 96 began Feb. 17, 1987 operated Tuesday through Friday. It handled TOFC for Tacoma and Seattle.

96 Portland 1130P  Seattle 600A  1 1/88

Burlington Northern train symbol 97 Black River Junction, WA
Burlington Northern train symbol 97 Black River Junction, WA

Train 97 began April 14, 1987 and operated Tuesday through Friday. It handled TOFC and operated into SP's Brooklyn Yard to connect with train PTLAT. In 1988 it operated Monday through Saturday.

97 Seattle 1030A  Portland 600P  6/88

BN train 98 operated in 1970.

98 Portland 700P  Spokane 1130A  1 70

BN train 98 began in 1972-3. In early 1975 the schedule was changed with 98 originating in Northtown Yard. In 1980 it handled traffic for Conrail.

98 St. Paul 1145A  Chicago 200A  1 73
98 Northtown 1100A  Chicago 300A  1 80
98 Northtown 1100A  Chicago 200A  1 81
98 Northtown 1201P  Chicago 300A  1 82

Train 98 began Dec. 8, 1988 and handled TOFC from the ATSF for Fort Worth and Dallas.

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