Burlington Northern
Freight Train Symbol History
for 500 Series Trains

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BN train 526 operated from Laurel to Alliance. It became train 594 Aug. 9, 1989.

Train 523 began May 17, 1988 and handled traffic for Crawford, Edgemont, Gillette, Sheridan, Laurel, and beyond. It became train 593 Aug. 9, 1989.

523 Alliance 100P  Laurel 300P  1 5/88

SLSF train 537

SLSF 537 Tulsa 900A  Oklahoma City 1201P  80

SLSF train 539

SLSF 539 Tulsa 400A  Oklahoma City 730A  80

Train 577 operated Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

577 Childress 500P  Plainview 730A  1 86

Train 578 operated Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

578 Plainview 700P  Childress 300A  1 86

BN train 121 began in 1970. Train 591 operated on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday and became a local June 1, 1986.

121 Alliance 100P  Denver 400A  1 71
591 Alliance 800P  Denver 500P  1 86

BN train 122 began in 1970. Train 592 operated on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday and became a local June 1, 1986.

122 Denver 1130P  Alliance 230P  1 71
592 Denver 600P  Alliance 200A  1 86

Burlington Northern Train symbol 77 North Zulch, TX
Burlington Northern Train symbol 77 North Zulch, TX

CB&Q train 75 became train 77 in late 1968. CB&Q train 77 retained the same number after the merger. The schedule was changed in 1971 with 77 being combined with train 77 from Houston. The schedule was changed in 1972-3 with the Lincoln section being changed to train 177. Train 177 was deleted in 1974. In 1975 the schedule was changed with 77 terminating in Pasco. During the winter of 1980 the schedule was changed with 77 terminating in Seattle and later the schedule was changed to originate in Denver. Train 77 became the DPS and operated via Gillette instead of Casper. Train DPS became train 297 on Jan. 1, 1985. 297 operated via Casper. Train 297 became train 597 June 1, 1986. In 1988, it handled traffic for Cheyenne, Wendover, Casper, Greybull, Laurel, and beyond. In 1989 the schedule was changed to terminate at Guernsey, WY.

CB&Q 77 Lincoln 1201A  Laurel 900P  1 69-70
BN 77 Lincoln 1201A  Laurel 630P  1 71
77 Houston 1245P  Seattle 900A  6 71
77 Houston 900A  Seattle 900A  5 73
177 Lincoln 400A  Laurel 230A  2 73
297 Denver 400P  Laurel 1159A  2 86
597 Denver 400P  Laurel 1159A  2 6/86-88

CB&Q train 78 retained the same number after the merger. The schedule was changed in 1971 with 78 originating in Seattle and was split into two trains at Laurel. One section continued on to Kansas City on the old schedule and another 78 went to Houston. During 1972-3 the schedule was changed with the Kansas City section being renumbered to 178. Train 178 was deleted in 1974. Train 78 became the SPD in 1981-2 operating via Gillette instead of Casper. Train SPD operated from Laurel to Denver and became train 298 on Jan. 1, 1986. 298 operated via Casper. Train 298 became train 598 June 1, 1986. In 1988, it handled traffic for Frannie, Greybull, Casper, Wendover, Cheyenne, Denver, and beyond. In 1989 the schedule was changed to originate at Guernsey, WY.

CB&Q 78 Laurel 100P  Lincoln 330A  2 69-70
BN 78 Laurel 100P  Kansas City 330A  2 71
78 Seattle 300A  Houston 305A  5 71
176 Portland 630P  Kansas City 150P  3 72
178 Laurel 800A  Kansas City 800P  2 73
78 Pasco 1201P  Houston 400P  4 73
298 Laurel 100P  Denver 1130A  2 86
598 Laurel 100P  Denver 1130A  2 6/86-88

Burlington Northern Train symbol 78 at Streetman, TX
Burlington Northern Train symbol 78 Streetman, TX

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