Burlington Northern
Freight Train Symbol History
for 200 Series Trains

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BN train 185 began 1972-3. The destination was changed to Northtown in 1974. Train 185 became train 203 Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it handled traffic for North LaCrosse, GB&W (set out at East Winona), Northtown, and train 119. It was deleted in 1989.

185 Chicago 830P  St. Paul 745A  1 73
203 Chicago 300P  Northtown 800A  1 86-88

Train 204 handled traffic for North LaCrosse, Eola, Chicago, and beyond via BRC and NW.

204 Northtown 345A  Chicago 905P  86
204 Northtown 200A  Chicago 645P  88

Burlington Northern train symbol 206 at Lamona, WA
Burlington Northern train symbol 206 at Lamona, WA

BN train 198 operating from Seattle to Minot became train 206 on Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it handled traffic for Wenatchee. It was deleted when train 102 was changed to originate in Seattle.

206 Seattle 230P  Minot 100A  3 86
206 Seattle 915A  Wenatchee 715P    12/87-88

CB&Q train 83 connected with GN train 83 at Union Yard in Minneapolis and formed a run through from Chicago to Seattle. It retained the same number after the merger, but with a revised schedule Train 83 became train 207 on Jan. 1, 1985. It was deleted in 1987.

CB&Q 83 Chicago 640P  Union Yd 600A  1 68-70
GN 83 Union Yd 1130A  Seattle 1000P  2 68-70
BN 83 Chicago 640P  Seattle 800P  3 71
83 Minot 430P  Seattle 200P  2 73-74
83 Fargo 130A  Seattle 130P  2 75
83 Northtown 630P  Seattle 130P  3 78-80
83 Northtown 1100P  Seattle 510P  3 82
207 Northtown 1145P  Pasco 800A  3 86

BN train 172 began in 1972 and operated from Lewiston, ID daily except Monday. Train 172 became train 208 on Jan. 1, 1986. In 1988, it handled traffic for Connell, Libby, Whitefish, Shelby, Havre, Glasgow, Williston, Minot, New Rockford, Dilworth, (Fargo, Breckenridge, and Willmar), Northtown, and beyond. In 1989 the schedule was changed to terminate at Willmar.

172 Lewiston 500A  Northtown 715P  3 73
172 Spokane 1130P  Northtown 1145P  3 76
172 Spokane 1030P  Northtown 100A  4 80
208 Pasco 230P  Northtown 100A  4 86
208 Pasco 200P  Northtown 100A  4 2/87-88

GN train 79 (Beeliner) became BN train 179. BN train 209 handled traffic for Great Falls, Shelby, Whitefish, and beyond. In 1989 the schedule was changed to terminate at Great Falls.

GN 79 Laurel 1201A  Spokane 100P  1 68-69
BN 179 Laurel 700P  Pasco 1159P  2 73
209 Laurel 700P  Whitefish 200A  2 2/86-88

GN train 78 (Texas) became BN train 180. Train 210 handled traffic for Shelby, Great Falls, Laurel, and beyond. In 1988, it operated from Whitefish Wednesday through Friday. It was deleted in 1989.

GN 78 Spokane 800P  Laurel 1000A  2 68-69
BN 180 Spokane 100P  Laurel 630A  2 73
210 Whitefish 800A  Laurel 300P  1 1/88

BN train 157 became train 211 on Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it handled traffic for Brainerd, Staples, Dilworth, Jamestown, Mandan, Dickinson, Glendive, Miles City, Forsyth, Billings, Laurel, and beyond. In Jan. 1989 the schedule was changed to originate at Northtown.

211 Superior 930A  Laurel 1240A  3 86-88

BN train 158 became train 212 on Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it handled traffic for Forsyth, Miles City, Glendive, Dickinson, Mandan, Jamestown, Grand Forks (set out at Fargo), Dilworth, Brainerd, and Superior. In 1989 the schedule was changed to terminate at Dilworth.

212 Laurel 900P  Superior 545P  3 86
212 Laurel 900P  Superior 700A  3 5/88

NP train 600 became BN train 86 and operated via Laurel to St. Paul. Train 86 became train 218 on Jan. 1, 1985. With the start of Montana Rail Link, it still originated at Missoula. In 1988, it handled traffic for Billings, Forsyth, Glendive, Dickinson, Jamestown, Grand Forks (set out at Fargo), Dilworth, Northtown, and beyond.

NP 600 Auburn 130A  St. Paul 830A  2 69-70
BN 86 Pasco 1201P  Chicago 130A  3 71
86 Missoula 1000P  Chicago 900A  3 73
86 Missoula 930P  Northtown 1010P  2 81
218 Missoula 1100P  Northtown 1205A  3 86
218 Laurel 1130P  Northtown 200P  2 5/88

Burlington Northern train symbol 75 at Hecla, NE
Burlington Northern train symbol 75 at Hecla, NE

CB&Q train 79 became train 75 in late 1968. CB&Q train 75 retained the same number after the merger. Train 75 became train HSP in 1982 and became train 223 on Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it handled traffic for York, Aurora, Grand Island, Alliance, Crawford, Edgemont, Gillette, Sheridan, Laurel, and beyond.

Burlington Northern train symbol 75 at Dutch, WY
Burlington Northern train symbol 75 at Dutch, WY

CB&Q 75 Kansas City 600P  Laurel 900P  1 69-70
BN 75 Kansas City 800A  Portland 400A  3 71
75 Kansas City 800A  Portland 530A  3 73
75 Kansas City 800A  Seattle 100P  3 76-79
75 Kansas City 800A  Seattle 240P  3 80
223 Lincoln 830P  Laurel 440P  2 86
223 Lincoln 730P  Laurel 440P  2 4/87

Burlington Northern train symbol 75 at Benteen, MT

Burlington Northern train symbol 75 Benteen, MT

Burlington Northern train symbol 74 at Avon, MT Burlington Northern train symbol 74 at Blossburg, MT

Burlington Northern train symbol 74 at Avon and Blossburg, MT

BN train 74 began in the mid-70s. Train 74 became train PSH in 1982 and became train 224 on Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it handled traffic for Sheridan, Gillette, Wyodak, Upton, Edgemont, Crawford, Alliance, Lincoln, Kansas City, and beyond.

74 Pasco 1030A  Kansas City 855A  3 4/80
74 Spokane 600P  Kansas City 855A  3 12/80
224 Laurel 600P  Lincoln 225P  2 86
224 Laurel 1145P  Lincoln 810P  2 5/87-88

Burlington Northern train symbol 74 at Parkman, WY
Burlington Northern train symbol 74 at Parkman, WY

BN train 369 operated from Alliance to Laurel and became train 225 on Jan. 1, 1985. It was deleted in early 1986.

BN train 368 operated from Laurel to Alliance and became train 226 on Jan. 1, 1985. It was deleted in 1987.

226 Laurel 1130A  Alliance 730P  1 86

BN train 389 became train 227 on Jan. 1, 1985 and was deleted in 1987.

227 Missoula 900A  Pasco 215A  1 86

BN train 174 began in 1971. The origin was changed to Yakima in 1974 and then the schedule was suspended until 1977. Train 174 became train 228 Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it handled traffic for Paradise, Missoula, Helena, Livingston, Laurel, and beyond. It was deleted in 1989.

174 Auburn 200P  Laurel 1245A  3 71
174 Auburn 300P  Laurel 100P  3 73
228 Pasco 1100A  Laurel 300A  2 86
228 Pasco 630A  Laurel 300A  2 12/87-88

SLSF train 230 handled traffic for Memphis and beyond.

SLSF 230 Birmingham 900P  Memphis 600A  1 80

GN train 437 (Fast Fargo) became BN train 131 after the merger originating at Union Yard and operated daily except Saturday. BN train 131 became train 231 on Jan. 1, 1985 operating daily. In 1988, it handled traffic for Lincoln, Sioux City, Willmar, Northtown, and beyond including Grand Forks and Dilworth. On Sept. 26, 1988 the symbol was changed to 237.

GN 437 Minneapolis 900P  Grand Forks 815A  1 68-70
BN 131 Minneapolis 915P  Grand Forks 745A  1 71-73
131 Willmar 300A  Grand Forks 130P    78-81
231 Kansas City 930P  Grand Forks 930P  2 86
231 Kansas City 500P  Northtown 1000A  2 11/87-88

GN train 438 (Valley Special) became BN train 132 and operated daily except Saturday. BN train 132 became train 232 on Jan. 1, 1985 operating daily. In 1988, it handled traffic for Lincoln, St. Joseph, Kansas City, and beyond. On Sept. 26, 1988 the symbol was changed to 237.

GN 438 Fargo 700P  St. Cloud 800A  1 68-70
BN 132 Fargo 700P  Minneapolis 600A  1 71
132 Grand Forks 1201P  Willmar 1030P    73
132 Grand Forks 1130A  Willmar 1030P    75-80
132 Grand Forks 130P  Willmar 1130P    81
232 Grand Forks 600P  Kansas City 600P  1 86
232 Northtown 900P  Kansas City 900A  2 11/87-88

SLSF train 234 handled traffic for Springfield and beyond.

SLSF 234 Memphis 100P  Springfield 1100P  80

SLSF train 235 handled traffic for Memphis and beyond.

SLSF 235 Springfield 100A  Memphis 300P  80

BN train 95 began in 1970. Train 95 became train 191 in 1972 operating via Lincoln and terminating at Union Yard. 191 became train 235 Jan. 1, 1985 and was deleted later that year.

95 Kansas City 630P  Willmar 1215A  2 71
191 Kansas City 300P  Minneapolis 1030P  1 73
191 Kansas City 100P  Minneapolis 300P  2 81

BN train 190 began in 1974. In early 1975 the origin was changed to Northtown Yard. Train 190 became train 236 Jan. 1, 1985 and was deleted later that year.

190 Willmar 430A  Kansas City 200A  1 74
190 Minneapolis 1100P  Kansas City 100A  2 81
236 Minneapolis 130P  Kansas City 645A  2 86

BN train 159 became train 241 on Jan. 1, 1985 and handled traffic for Superior and the DW&P. With the start of train 141, it terminated at Northtown. In 1988, it handled traffic for Barstow, East Dubuque, North LaCrosse, East Winona for GB&W, Northtown, and beyond.

241 St. Louis 700A  Superior 500P  2 86
241 Galesburg 530P  Northtown 800A  1 1/88

BN train 110 became train 242 on Jan. 1, 1985 and handled traffic from the DW&P and Superior. With the start of train 142, it originated at Northtown. In 1988, it handled traffic from train 142 for East Winona, North LaCrosse, Barstow, Galesburg, and beyond. It was deleted in 1989.

242 Superior 430A  St. Louis 600A  2 86
242 Northtown 1000P  Galesburg 1230P  1 6/88

SLSF train 834 retained the same number through the merger with BN and then became train 247 on Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it operated Tuesday through Sunday and handled traffic for Blytheville, Hayti, Cape Girardeau, Neelys, Crystal City, St. Louis, and beyond.

SLSF 834 Memphis 1000A  St. Louis 1000P    80
247 Memphis 400P  St. Louis 800A  1 86
247 Memphis 500P  St. Louis 900A  1 11/87-88

SLSF train 833 retained the same number through the merger with BN and then became train 248 on Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it operated Monday through Saturday and handled traffic for Crystal City, Neelys, Cape Girardeau, Blytheville, Memphis, and beyond.

SLSF 833 St. Louis 1030P  Memphis 800A  1 80
248 St. Louis 1030P  Memphis 330P  1 86-88

CB&Q train 67 retained the same number after the merger. Train 67 became train 257 on Jan. 1, 1985. It operated as required in 1986. In 1988, it handled traffic for West Quincy, Kansas City, Tulsa, and beyond. It was deleted in 1989.

CB&Q 67 Chicago 1100A  Kansas City 1130A  1 69
CB&Q 67 Chicago 1100A  Kansas City 1100P  70
BN 67 Chicago 1100A  Kansas City 1100P  71-73
67 Chicago 900A  Kansas City 245A  1 81
257 Galesburg 400P  Kansas City 250A  1 85
257 Galesburg 100A  Kansas City 1150A    86-88

CB&Q train 74 became train 68 in late 1968. CB&Q train 68 retained the same number after the merger. Train 68 became train 258 on Jan. 1, 1985. It operated as required in 1986. In 1988, it handled traffic for West Quincy, Galesburg, and beyond. It was deleted in 1989.

CB&Q 68 Kansas City 1100A  Chicago 1159P  69-70
BN 68 Kansas City 1100A  Chicago 1159P  71
68 Kansas City 1100A  Chicago 100A  1 73
68 Kansas City 1100A  Chicago 430A  1 81
258 Kansas City 745P  Galesburg 430A  1 85
258 Kansas City 745P  Galesburg 635A  1 86-88

Burlington Northern train symbol symbol 261 Saginaw, TX
Burlington Northern train symbol symbol 261 Saginaw, TX

BN train 151 began in 1972-3. 151 became train 561 Jan. 1, 1985 and became train 261 June 1, 1986. In 1988, it handled traffic for Wichita Falls, Quanah, Childress, Amarillo, Dalhart, Trinidad, Walsenburg, Minnequa, Pueblo, and Denver.

151 Childress 1230A  Denver 100A  1 73
561 Ft Worth 400A  Denver 300P  2 86
261 Ft Worth 800A  Denver 300P  2 9/87-88

Burlington Northern train symbol 152 at Carey, TX
Burlington Northern train symbol 152 at Carey, TX

BN train 152 began 1972-3 152 became train 562 on Jan. 1, 1985 and became train 262 on June 1, 1986. In 1988, it handled traffic for Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Trinidad, Dalhart, Amarillo, Esteline, Childress, Quanah, Wichita Falls, Fort Worth, and beyond.

152 Denver 500A  Ft Worth 700P  1 73
562 Denver 600A  Ft Worth 600A  2 86
262 Denver 600A  Ft Worth 1100A  2 9/87-88

BN train 99 operated from Lincoln to Denver and became train 267 on Jan. 1, 1985.

99 Lincoln 830P  Denver 940A  1 80

BN train 102 became train 268 on Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it handled traffic for McCook, Hastings, Lincoln, and beyond. It was deleted in 1989.

102 Denver 200P  Chicago 730P  2 80
268 Denver 200P  Lincoln 800P  1 86-88

BN train 371 became train 271 June 1, 1986.

371 Laurel 1130P  Missoula 630P  1 86

BN train 384 became train 284 June 1, 1986. It performed local switching and handled traffic for Great Falls, Laurel, and beyond.

284 Shelby 1201P  Laurel 630A  1 86-88

Train 293 began April 21, 1986 and operated from Tulsa to Amarillo via Quanah. In 1988, it performed local switching and handled traffic for Oklahoma City, Quanah, Amarillo, and beyond.

293 Tulsa 800P  Quanah 500P  1 11/87-88

Train 294 began April 21, 1986 and operated from Amarillo to Tulsa via Quanah. In 1988, it performed local switching and handled traffic for Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and beyond.

294 Quanah 100A  Tulsa 700P  11/87-88

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