Burlington Northern
Freight Train Symbol History
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BN train BMF began in 1980 operating through Murray Yard in Kansas City and connected with trains 97 and 197 at Minot.

BMF Birmingham 1130A  Minot 425A  4 80

SLSF train BTX (Birmingham Tulsa Express) became BN train BTX in 1980.

SLSF BTX Birmingham 200P  Tulsa 900P  1 73
SLSF BTX Birmingham 100P  Tulsa 940P  1 80
BN BTX Birmingham 100P  Tulsa 940P  1 81

SLSF train FSE (Florida Southeastern) became BN train FSE in 1980. The FSE connected with UP train AFCOP from North Platte. Train FSE was deleted in late 1983.

SLSF FSE Kansas City 600A  Birmingham 200P  1 80
BN FSE Kansas City 600A  Birmingham 200P  1 81

SLSF train KCX (Kansas City Express) connected with UP train AFCOF to North Platte. Train KCX was deleted in March 1983.

SLSF KCX Memphis 1230P  Kansas City 800A  1 73
SLSF KCX Birmingham 400P  Kansas City 200A  2 80
BN KCX Birmingham 400P  Kansas City 100A  2 81

Train LTF (Lincoln Tulsa Forwarder) began in 1981 and was deleted in 1982.

LTF Lincoln 430P  Tulsa 900P  1 81

SLSF train NWF (Northwest Forwarder) connected with UP train FCOF to North Platte. Train NWF was deleted in late 1983.

SLSF NWF Memphis 1000P  Kansas City 130P  1 73
SLSF NWF Memphis 900P  Kansas City 130P  1 80
BN NWF Memphis 900P  Kansas City 130P  1 81

SLSF train OBX (Oklahoma Birmingham Express) became BN train OBX in 1980.

SLSF TBX Tulsa 500P  Memphis 900A  1 73
SLSF OBX Tulsa 800P  Birmingham 230A  2 80
BN OBX Tulsa 800P  Birmingham 730A  2 81

Train TLF (Tulsa Lincoln Forwarder) began in 1981 and was deleted in 1982.