Burlington Northern
Freight Train Symbol History
for Trains 130 Through 199

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BN train 130 began in 1970 During 1972-3 the schedule was changed terminate at Minot and operate daily except Sunday. Train 130 was deleted in 1974.

130 Seattle 400P  St. Paul 1000A  4 71
130 Seattle 400P  Minot 500A  2 73

SLSF train 131 just before the merger ran all the way to Birmingham and connected with a Seaboard Coast Line train to Hamlet, NC.

SLSF 131 Kansas City 900P  Memphis 230P  1 80

Train 131 began Sept. 26, 1988 and operated from Tulsa to Northtown.

Train 132 began Sept. 26, 1988 and operated from Northtown to Tulsa.

BN train KPN operating from Kansas City to Pasco was rerouted to the GN line in May 1984. It became train 133 on Jan. 1, 1985.

BN train 133 began in 1970 and was deleted in the mid-70s.

133 Vancouver, BC 900A  Seattle 700P  71
133 Vancouver, BC 845A  Seattle 600P  73

BN train 134 began in 1970 and was deleted in the mid-70s.

134 Seattle 1100A  Vancouver, BC 630P  71
134 Seattle 1000A  Vancouver, BC 800P  73

BN train PKC began Oct. 14, 1984 and operated from Pasco to Kansas City via Minot and Sioux City. It became train 134 on Jan. 1, 1985.

BN train 135 operated in 1970.

135 Vancouver, BC 500P  Seattle 600A  1 5/70

BN train 136 operated in 1970

136 Seattle 1100P  Vancouver, BC 700A  1 5/70

BN train 139 began in 1970 and handled traffic for the WP and the Bay Area. It was deleted in the early 80s.

139 Seattle 1000A  Bieber 1030P  1 71-80

Burlington Northern train symbol 140 Diamond Lake, OR
Burlington Northern train symbol 140 Diamond Lake, OR

BN train 140 began in 1970 and was deleted in the mid-70s.

140 Bieber 1015P  Seattle 600A  2 71
140 Bieber 1000P  Vancouver 730P  1 73

BN train 141 operated in 1970.

141 Seattle 800P  Portland 600A  1 5/70

Train 141 began Jan. 19, 1988 and handled priority traffic for DW&P to Winnipeg.

141 Northtown 230P  Superior 745P  1/88

BN train 142 operated in 1970.

142 Portland 1015P  Seattle 500A  1 5/70

BN train 142 began in 1971 and was delete in the early 70s.

142 Laurel 500A  St. Paul 740A  1 71

Train 142 began Jan. 14, 1988 and handled priority traffic from Winnipeg via CN and DW&P.

142 Superior 615A  Northtown 1130A  1/88

NP train 676 became BN train 143 Train 143 was deleted in the early 70s.

NP 676 Sumas 500P  Auburn 1100P    68
BN 143 Sumas 630P  Auburn 100A  1 71
143 Sumas 600P  Auburn 1159P    73

Train MTC began in 1980 and became train 143 Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it handled priority traffic for Blytheville, Neelys, Crystal City, St. Louis, Galesburg, Northtown, and beyond.

MTC Memphis 930P  Northtown 645P  2 80-81
143 Memphis 815A  Northtown 945P  1 86-88

NP train 675 became BN train 144.

NP 675 Auburn 700A  Sumas 1135A  68
BN 144 Auburn 700A  Sumas 100P  71
144 Auburn 230A  Sumas 800A  73

Train TCM began in 1980 connecting with train FSE at Memphis. It became train 144 Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it handled priority traffic for North Lacrosse, Barstow, Galesburg, St. Louis, Memphis, and beyond.

TCM Northtown 200A  Memphis 230A  2 80-81
144 Northtown 900A  Memphis 1230A  2 86
144 Northtown 1100A  Memphis 1230A  2 4/88

NP train 1-680 became BN train 145 and was deleted in the early 70s.

145 Seattle 1000P  Portland 530A  1 5/70
145 Seattle 1100P  Portland 630A  1 71
145 Seattle 1000P  Portland 530A  1 73

NP train 2-680 became BN train 147 and was deleted in the mid-70s.

NP 2-680 Seattle 100A  Portland 1030A  68
BN 147 Seattle 100A  Portland 1030A  5/70
147 Seattle 200A  Portland 1130A  71
147 Seattle 300P  Portland 1230A  1 73

NP train 2-679 became BN train 148 and was deleted in the mid-70s.

NP 2-679 Portland 1030P  Seattle 530A  1 71
BN 148 Portland 1100P  Seattle 630A  1 71
148 Portland 1201A  Seattle 830A    73

NP train 685 became BN train 150 and was deleted in 1979.

NP 685 Portland 900P  Seattle 400A  1 71
BN 150 Portland 900P  Seattle 400A  1 71
150 Portland 930P  Seattle 430A  1 73
150 Vancouver 700A  Seattle 230P    76-78

BN train CTF began in 1980, operated through Rosedale Yard in Kansas City and connected with trains THF and 39 at Tulsa. Trains CTF and THF were combined to form the CTH, which became train 51 on Jan. 1, 1985 and became train 151 Feb. 4, 1987. In 1988, it handled priority traffic for Galesburg, Kansas City, Tulsa, Irving, Teague, and Houston.

CTF Chicago 900P    Tulsa 1115P  1 80-81
THF Tulsa 300A  2   Houston 730A  3 80-81
51 Chicago 830A    Houston 1115A  2 86
151 Chicago 830A    Houston 300P  2 4/88

BN trains HTF and TCF were combined to form the HTC, which became train 52 on Jan. 1, 1985. On Oct. 23, 1986 its schedule was changed to terminate at Galesburg. On Feb. 4, 1987, train 52 became train 152. In 1988, it handled priority traffic for Teague, Irving, Tulsa, Kansas City, West Quincy, Galesburg, and beyond.

HTF Houston 1201P    Tulsa 200P  1 81
TCF Tulsa 700P  1   Chicago 1015P  2 81
52 Houston 100A    Chicago 600A  2 86
152 Houston 100A    Galesburg 200A  2 3/88

Train 153 began as train CLA became train 53 Jan. 1, 1985 and became train 153 in Sept. 1987. In 1988, it handled TOFC and double stack containers for Kansas City and SSW train CHLAF to El Paso, Tucson, Phoenix, and Los Angeles.

CLA Chicago 845P  Kansas City 700A  1 81
CLA Chicago 1030P  Kansas City 1030A  1 84
53 Chicago 955P  Kansas City 915A  1 86
153 Chicago 1030P  Kansas City 1201P  1 3/88

BN train 154 began in 1970 and was deleted in the early 70s.

154 Superior 1030P  Minneapolis 430A  1 71
154 Superior 1030P  Minneapolis 400A  1 73

BN train LAC handled traffic from SP train LACHT from Los Angeles. The LAC became train 54 on Jan. 1, 1985 and became the 153 in Sept. 1987. In 1988, it handled TOFC and double stack containers from SSW train LACHF for West Quincy, Galesburg, and beyond.

LAC Kansas City 230A  Chicago 1240P  81
LAC Kansas City 100A  Chicago 1240P  84
54 Kansas City 205A  Chicago 430P  86
154 Kansas City 500A  Galesburg 330P  2/88

BN train 155 began in 1970 and was deleted in the early 70s.

155 Minneapolis 1030P  Superior 430A  1 71-73

Train 157 began March 1, 1989 and operated from Chicago to Kansas City.

NP train 697 operated Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. It became BN train 160 and operated from Portland Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. During 1972-3 the schedule was changed to operate daily. Train 160 was deleted in the mid-70s.

NP 679 Portland 330A  Seattle 830A  68
BN 160 Portland 400A  Seattle 900A  71-73

BN train 100 began in 1970 During 1972-3 the schedule was changed with 100 originating in Denver. The schedule was changed in 1982 originating in Lincoln as the 100LC. It was changed back to Denver in 1983. The 100 became train 160 on Jan. 1, 1985 and was deleted in early 1986.

100 Lincoln 500P  Chicago 100P  1 71
100 Denver 1100P  Chicago 100P  2 73
100 Denver 300A  Chicago 155P  1 80

BN train 160 handled traffic for Memphis and beyond.

160 Birmingham 900P  Memphis 600A  1 81

Train 160 began Oct. 30, 1986 and handled priority traffic from trains 60 and 152 for Chicago and interchange with CSX.

160 Galesburg 900A  Chicago 230P  86
160 Galesburg 1015A  Chicago 300P  6/88

CB&Q train CO became train 101 in late 1968. CB&Q train 101 retained the same number after the merger. It handled traffic for interchange with the Union Pacific for North Platte. Train 101 later originated in Galesburg and terminated at Omaha. Train 101 became train 161 on Jan. 1, 1985. On March 18, 1985 the destination was changed to Denver. In 1988, it handled priority traffic for Galesburg, Omaha, Lincoln, Hastings, Holdredge, McCook, Brush, Denver, and Golden.

CB&Q 101 Chicago 800P  Omaha 930A  1 69-70
BN 101 Chicago 800P  Omaha 930A  1 71-73
101 Chicago 700P  Omaha 1030A  1 80
161 Chicago 1130A  Denver 1130P  1 86
161 Chicago 1130A  Denver 115A  2 11/87-88

BN train 161 began in 1980 and handled traffic for Birmingham and beyond.

161 Memphis 900P  Birmingham 1130A  1 80-81

BN train 162 began in 1980 and handled traffic for Memphis and beyond.

162 Birmingham 500A  Memphis 630P  80-81

CB&Q train GI-68 became train 66 in late 1968. CB&Q train 66 retained the same number after the merger. It handled traffic from North Platte from UP train BNP. The origin of train 66 was changed to Galesburg in March 1983. Train 66 became train 162 on Jan. 1, 1985. Train 162 handled priority traffic for the EJ&E at Eola and the BRC Clearing Yard.

GI-68 Grand Island 330A  Chicago 1145P  68
CB&Q 66 Grand Island 330A  Chicago 1145P  69-70
BN 66 Grand Island 330A  Chicago 1145P  71
66 Grand Island 530A  Chicago 100A  1 73-80
162 Galesburg 1130A  Chicago 515P  6/88

Train 164 handled priority traffic for the GTW.

164 Galesburg 1045A  Chicago 415P  6/88

CB&Q train GI-67 became train 165 in late 1968. CB&Q train 165 retained the same number after the merger. It handled traffic for interchange with the Union Pacific and was deleted in the mid-70s.

CB&Q 165 Lincoln 830P  Grand Island 1055P  69-70
BN 165 Chicago 600A  Grand Island 1055P  71-73

BN train 167 began in 1970 handling traffic for interchange with the Union Pacific. Between 1972-3 the schedule was changed with 167 leaving Chicago on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and terminating in Kansas City.

167 Chicago 900A  Grand Island 915P    71
167 Chicago 230P  Kansas City 135A  1 73

BN train 168 began in 1970 The schedule was changed in 1971. Train 168 was deleted in the mid-70s.

168 Grand Forks 1000A  Minneapolis 1100P    70
168 Grand Forks 1030A  Minneapolis 600A  1 71
168 Grand Forks 1030A  Minneapolis 430A  1 73

Train 168 began Aug. 1, 1988 and operated from Denver to Galesburg.

BN train 31 began in 1980 and became train 171 on Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it handled priority traffic for Cuba, Springfield, Tulsa, Irving, and Fort Worth.

31 St. Louis 1100A  Irving 730A  1 80-81
171 St. Louis 1000A  Ft Worth 125P  1 86
171 St. Louis 1015A  Ft Worth 310P  1 4/87-88

SLSF train 32 became BN train 32 in 1980, became train 72 on Jan. 1, 1985 and became train 172 Feb. 4, 1987. In 1988, it handled priority traffic for Springfield, St. Louis, and beyond. In 1989 the schedule was changed to originate in Ft Worth.

SLSF 32 Irving 100P  St. Louis 100P  1 80
BN 32 Irving 100P  St. Louis 100P  1 81
72 Tulsa 1155P  St. Louis 200P  1 86
172 Tulsa 300A  St. Louis 630P    5/88

BN train 173 operated from 1971 to 1973 and handled traffic for Portland and beyond.

173 Pasco 730P  Portland 330A  1 73

Train 174 began as SLSF train CYTY (Cherokee Yard Tennessee Yard). Train 174 operated Tuesday through Saturday. It handled priority traffic for Springfield, Jonesboro, Memphis, and beyond.

174 Tulsa 200A  Memphis 1159P  4/88

BN train 175 began in the early 70s and handled traffic for Seattle and beyond.

175 Pasco 500P  Seattle 200A  1 73

Train 175 began Feb. 24, 1989 and operated from Memphis to Avard to connect with the ATSF.

BN train 176 began in 1970 and was deleted in the mid-70s.

176 Grand Island 915A  Chicago 100P  1 71
176 Grand Island 925A  Lincoln 1125A    73

Frisco train symbol CTB at Afton, OK
Frisco train symbol CTB Afton, OK

SLSF train CTB (California Tulsa Birmingham) handled traffic from California from the ATSF and retained its symbol after the merger. Train CTB became train 176 Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it handled priority traffic from ATSF train 876 for Tulsa, Springfield, Memphis, and beyond. On March 6, 1989 the schedule was changed to originate at Tulsa with the start up of train 178.

SLSF CTB Avard 230A  Memphis 200A  1 73
SLSF CTB Avard 1130P  Birmingham 600P  2 80
BN CTB Avard 1130P  Birmingham 600P  2 81
176 Avard 1115A  Memphis 900P  1 86-88

Train 178 began March 6, 1989 and operated from ATSF connection at Avard to Tulsa.

BN train 181 began 1972-3 and was deleted in the mid-70s.

181 Chicago 100A  St. Paul 345A  1 73

BN train BDX (Birmingham Denver Express) became train 181 on Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it handled priority traffic for Memphis, Kansas City, Lincoln, Denver, Golden, Salt Lake City via the D&RGW, and beyond. It could combine with train 161 at Lincoln on light traffic days.

181 Birmingham 300P  Denver 645P  2 86
181 Birmingham 300P  Denver 920P  2 6/88

BN train DNM operating from Denver to Memphis was changed Oct. 14, 1984 to terminate in Birmingham. It became train 182 on Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it handled priority traffic for Lincoln, Kansas City, Springfield, Memphis, and beyond. It could consolidate with train 120 from Kansas City to Memphis on light traffic days. In 1989 the schedule was changed to terminate at Birmingham.

DNM Denver 300A  Memphis 100A  2 82
182 Denver 900P  Memphis 700P  2 86
182 Denver 930P  Memphis 830P  2 5/88

BN train 186 began in early 1971 and was deleted in the mid-70s.

186 Vancouver 100A  Pasco 730A  71

CB&Q train 80 became train 188 in late 1968. CB&Q train 188 retained the same number after the merger. It was deleted in the mid-70s.

CB&Q 80 Laurel 1100A  Lincoln 730P  2 68
CB&Q 188 Laurel 1100A  Lincoln 730P  2 69-70
BN 188 Wenatchee 1030A  Kansas City 400A  3 2/71
188 Seattle 500A  Kansas City 500A  3 4/71
188 Seattle 200A  Kansas City 300A  3 73

BN train 190 began in 1970 and was deleted in the early 70s.

190 Vancouver 930A  St. Paul 800A  3 71

Train 190 changed in 1975 to operate from Northtown.

190 Willmar 430A  Kansas City 1215A  1 73
190 Northtown 1100P  Kansas City 100A  2 81

BN train 192 began in 1971 and handled traffic for Chicago and beyond.

192 St. Paul 800P  Chicago 100P  1 71-73

BN train 192 operated from Avard to Memphis. The schedule was revised Sept. 15, 1986.

BN train HPS operated from Houston to Seattle. It was rerouted to Casper in May 1984. It became train 195 on Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it handled priority traffic for Amarillo, Denver, Laurel, Spokane, and beyond. In 1989 the schedule was changed to originate in Galveston.

195 Ft Worth 515P  Seattle 900P  4 86
195 Ft Worth 615P  Spokane 525A  4 3/88

BN train SPH operated from Seattle to Houston. It was rerouted to Casper in May 1984. It became train 196 on Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it handled priority traffic for Missoula, Laurel, Cheyenne, Denver, Amarillo, Fort Worth, and beyond. In 1989 the schedule was changed to terminate in Galveston.

196 Seattle 100A  Ft Worth 800A  4 86
196 Pasco 300P  Ft Worth 345P  4 6/88

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