Burlington Northern
Freight Train Symbol History
for 800 Series Trains

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Train 801 began May 2, 1989 and operated from Willmar to Aberdeen.

Train 802 began May 2, 1989 and operated from Aberdeen to Willmar.

Train 807 began Feb. 10, 1987 and handled traffic for St. Cloud, Staples, Dilworth, Grand Forks, and beyond. In 1989 the symbol was changed to 809.

807 Northtown 500P  Grand Forks 100P  1 6/88

Train 808 began Nov. 24, 1987 and handled traffic for Dilworth, Staples, Northtown, and beyond.

808 Grand Forks 600P  Northtown 1030A  1 6/88

Train 809 began Feb. 13, 1986 and operated via Willmar. In 1988, it handled traffic for Willmar, Breckenridge, and beyond and local traffic between Willmar and Breckenridge. In 1989 the schedule was deleted.

809 Northtown 1000A  Breckenridge 1100P  86-88

Train 810 began Feb. 13, 1986 and operated via Willmar. In 1988, it handled local traffic to Willmar and picked up traffic for Northtown and beyond. In 1989 the schedule was changed to operate from Grand Forks to Willmar.

810 Breckenridge 400P  Northtown 200A  1 86
810 Breckenridge 1000A  Northtown 200A  1 11/87-88

Train 811 began April 4, 1989 and operated from Dilworth to Grand Forks.

BN train 835 began on Jan. 1, 1985. In 1988, it handled local traffic and picked up traffic for Superior and Duluth.

835 Northtown 1000P  Duluth 430A  1 86
835 Northtown 1000P  Superior 430A  1 88

Train 836 handled local traffic and traffic for Northtown and beyond.

836 Duluth 1100A  Northtown 700P  86
836 Superior 1201P  Northtown 600P  11/87-88

Train 837 began Feb. 12, 1986 and handled local traffic and traffic for Willmar, Northtown, and beyond. In 1989 the schedule was changed to terminate at Willmar.

837 Sioux City 1201A  Northtown 600P    86
837 Sioux City 900A  Northtown 600A  1 12/87-88

Train 838 began Feb. 12, 1986 and handled traffic for Willmar, Garrettson, Sioux City, Lincoln, and beyond and handled local traffic between Willmar and Garrettson. In 1989 the schedule was changed to originate at Willmar.

838 Northtown 1000P  Sioux City 1000P  1 86-88

Train 883 operated via Grand Forks. In 1988, it handled traffic for Grand Forks and Winnipeg and would pick up at Dilworth. It may fill with traffic for Crookston at Grand Forks.

883 Northtown 600P  Winnipeg 400P  2 86
883 Northtown 600P  Winnipeg 300P  2 11/87-88

Train 884 operated via Grand Forks. In 1988, it handled traffic for Crookston, Grand Forks, Northtown, and beyond and would pick up at Dilworth.

884 Winnipeg 800A  Northtown 200A  2 86
884 Winnipeg 800A  Northtown 1100P  1 11/87-88

Train 893 operated Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday and handled traffic for International Falls.

893 Superior 300A  International Falls 900A    86
893 Superior 1100P  International Falls 700A  1 6/88

Train 894 operated Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and handled traffic for Superior and beyond.

894 International Falls 830P  Superior 400A  1 86
894 International Falls 700P  Superior 100A  1 6/88

GN train 413 became BN train 127 and became train 897 in 1985. It handled Iron Range cars to Carlton and traffic for Gunn, Cass Lake, Crookston, Grand Forks, and beyond.

GN 413 Superior 100A  Minot 700A  1 68-69
BN 127 Superior 100A  Minot 700A  1 70-71
127 Superior 100A  Minot 600P  1 73
897 Superior 1201A  Minot 500A  1 86
897 Superior 200P  Grand Forks 800A  1 11/87-88

GN train 414 became BN train 128 and became train 898 in 1985. It handled traffic for Crookston, Mentor, Fosston, Cass Lake, Deer River, Cohassett, Gunn, Cloquet, and Superior.

GN 413 Minot 100A  Superior 800A  1 68-69
BN 128 Minot 100A  Superior 800A  1 70-71
128 Minot 600A  Superior 800A  1 73
898 Minot 600P  Superior 200A  2 86
898 Grand Forks 400A  Superior 1000P    12/87-88

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