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BNSF merchandise train running along restored track near Pacific Junction, Iowa on March 29, 2019.

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Crews work to repair a fallen signal in Plattsmouth, Nebraska on March 25, 2019.

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A belt train transports ballast on the Creston Sub. on March 25, 2019.

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Ballast replenishment onto tracks damaged by floodwaters near La Platte, Nebraska on March 25, 2019.

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A crew rewires a control box switch at Plattsmouth, Nebraska on March 24, 2019.

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Aerial photo of BNSF crews repairing signal boxes along BNSF track near La Platte, Nebraska on March 23, 2019.

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Trucks staging with materials needed to repair track near Cedar Creek, Nebraska on March 23, 2019.

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Crews repair flood damage at a rail crossing in Plattsmouth, Nebraska on March 22, 2019.

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A belt train empties ballast onto track near Louisville, Nebraska on Thursday, March 21, 2019.

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Crews repair damaged track near Plattsmouth, Nebraska on Thursday, March 21, 2019.

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Crews repair damaged track near Plattsmouth, Nebraska on Thursday, March 21, 2019.

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A ballast train is loaded near Louisville, Nebraska on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The ballast was to be used to restore railroad track.

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Tons of ballast are deposited at a staging area in Louisville, Nebraska on March 20, 2019.

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Using air boats, crews determine the extent of damages and measure the depth of the floodwaters in Fortescue, Missouri on March 20, 2019.

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A crew works together to raise a signal box in Fortescue, Missouri on March 20, 2019.

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Crews assembling a new signal box in Fortescue, Missouri on March 19, 2019.

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A belt train empties ballast to restore track to service near Louisville, Nebraska on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

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A section of railroad track is washed out near Louisville, Nebraska on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

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Crews work to repair washed out track near Louisville, Nebraska on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

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A section of railroad track is washed out near Louisville, Nebraska on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

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Training Exercise

A BNSF employee leads first responder training in Vancouver, Wash.

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First Responder Training

A BNSF employee leads first responder training in Vancouver, Wash.

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BNSF Employees Performing Track Work

BNSF employees perform track work along BNSF's network.

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BNSF employees working on capital expansion project

BNSF employees work on double track capital expansion project in Vaughn, N.M.

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BNSF employees work on double track project

BNSF employees work on double track capital expansion project in Vaughn, N.M.

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Abo Canyon, N.M.

A BNSF train moves at high speed near Abo Canyon in New Mexico. A major project finished in 2011 added a second track at Abo Canyon, removing the last section of single track on the Southern Transcon.

Credit BNSF Railway.

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BNSF Logo on Locomotive

Closeup of BNSF logo on the side of a locomotive. Credit BNSF Railway.

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Grain Cars in Montana

A BNSF train hauls grain in Montana. BNSF hauls enough grain to supply 900 million people with a year's supply of bread, and enough fertilizer in one year to fertilize a field the size of Kansas. In 2014, BNSF hauled 974,535 carloads of agricultural commodities.

Credit BNSF Railway.

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TOFC: Trailer on Flat Car

A crane loads a refrigerated truck trailer onto a flat car at a BNSF intermodal facility. TOFC is one type of intermodal transport and stands for Trailer on Flat Car. 

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Welders at Work

Welders at work maintaining BNSF's 32,500-mile rail network. BNSF announced plans to invest $6 billion in capital projects to maintain and expand the capacity of its rail network in 2015.

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Double-Stack Train in Washington State

BNSF No. 6674 leads a double-stacked intermodal container train through mountains in the Scenic Subdivision in Washington state. Each double-stack intermodal train can take 280 trucks off the highways, resulting in lower emissions and fuel consumption. A BNSF train can haul one ton of freight 500 miles on one gallon of diesel fuel.

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Grain train near Minot, N.D.

A BNSF grain train crosses the Gassman Coulee Trestle near Minot, N.D. Credit BNSF Railway.

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Corporate Headquarters

BNSF Railway employs more than 46,000 people, operating a 32,500-mile rail network in 28 states and three Canadian provinces. BNSF's corporate headquarters is located in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Logistics Park Kansas City

BNSF's Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility in Edgerton, Kan., opened in October 2013. LPKC is a more than 1,550-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development anchored by BNSF's newest intermodal facility.

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09-11-2019

BNSF's Ombudsman program

Maia LaSalle is an agriculture ombudsman for BNSF Railway based in Havre, Mont. BNSF ombudsmen get involved in the communities they live and work in to better serve producers and processors across our network.

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08-27-2019

Fallbridge Subdivision Bridge Replacement Project

Highlighting the unique installation of a new bridge on BNSF's Fallbridge Subdivision in Home Valley, Wash.

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08-22-2019

BNSF's Drone Program

BNSF started using drones – technically called unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – to assist in addressing disruptions to our rail traffic, called service interruptions, in 2015, when heavy rains impacted our tracks around Valley View, Texas. Since then, our capabilities for harnessing drone technology to better serve our customers have only advanced, in large part due to a partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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08-20-2019

Careers at BNSF: Jay Jurek, Locomotive Machinist

Jay Jurek, locomotive machinist, explains how his team learns from each other and work together to create a safe working environment while repairing locomotives for the BNSF network. Jurek says although they may be working in difficult conditions at times, he finds the job very rewarding and would recommend it to anyone who's looking to join a new career.

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08-09-2019

The Benefits of BNSF Logistics Centers

See how our one of our customers, Cape & Son, uses a BNSF logistics center to serve their customers.

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08-07-2019

Washougal River Bridge Replacement

BNSF's replacement of its Washougal River Bridge in Camas, Washington last year shows how we apply innovative techniques to upgrade our infrastructure while keeping safety and environmental considerations front and center.

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07-17-2019

Kubota uses co-location with BNSF to expand their business

Have you heard of co-location? It involves BNSF helping a customer locate a distribution center or warehouse near one of our intermodal facilities. This helps your company to reduce transportation costs, thanks to a shorter round trip and more truck turns to get your freight into our facility. A great example is Kubota, the tractor and heavy equipment company. Kubota says its relationship with BNSF has brought significant business advantages.

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04-16-2019

BNSF's Havelock Wheel Plant

The mechanical shops in Havelock, Nebraska, were established in 1891 by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad and have always been an important part of the northeastern Lincoln community as well as an integral part of keeping BNSF operations running. Recently, the shop produced its 3 millionth wheelset, a milestone resulting from hard work, advancements in technology and some good old fashioned pride in workmanship.

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03-26-2019

BNSF Flooding Recovery March 2019

BNSF crews moved key assets out of harm’s way as waters rose and are now steadily bringing flood-damaged parts of the network back to operation. This one-minute video shows how the recovery is progressing.

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03-26-2019

BNSF Industrial Products: Delivering Solutions for Growth

Vehicles, chemicals, lumber, steel, pipe, fertilizer, petroleum products, wind energy equipment, transformers and generators are just some of the products we move for our customers to keep their supply chains consistent and cost-effective.

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03-26-2019

BNSF Response to Record Snowstorm

Flagstaff, Arizona broke a 104-year-old snowfall record in February with three feet in a single day! BNSF set up a command center to coordinate efforts between the signal, track, mechanical and transportation teams to keep trains running safely. Check out how they handled this historic winter storm.

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12-28-2018

BNSF's Avalanche Team

Extreme weather is not new to BNSF, especially on the northern line from the Pacific Northwest to Minnesota, where blizzards can cripple operations. That's why we have the tools, training and resources – like avalanche forecasters – available to help mitigate winter weather.

11-19-2018

Tribal Relations at BNSF

Since the inception of our railroad nearly 170 years ago, BNSF and our predecessor railroads built ties with tribes and pueblos along our network. These relationships were often fostered from local problem-solving and based on individual friendships.

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11-05-2018

Ballard Bridge replacement

BNSF is proposing to replace the rail bridge over Salmon Bay near the Ballard Locks in Seattle. Input is being sought from the maritime community about our proposed design, which would be a vertical-lift bridge with 155 feet of vertical clearance for tall ships to pass through.

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10-24-2018

Southern Transcon: Rail's Super Highway

When the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway established what became known as the Southern Transcon route in the 1880s, parts of the Southwest were now accessible with relative ease. Since then, BNSF has invested in the expansion of the Southern Transcon, making it rail's super highway.

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10-24-2018

Tribal Hazmat Training in the Pacific Northwest

No matter what we are moving, nothing is more important than safety at BNSF. With all shipments, our core focus is always on safety through prevention, mitigation and response to any potential incident. That's why every year we offer specialized training for local first responders in communities and tribal nations located along our network.

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11-16-2017

BNSF Railway and Positive Train Control

Here's a look at BNSF's implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) and how it works.

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06-15-2017

Handling Boxcar Doors Safely

This video covers the safe operation of boxcar doors. The loading practices depicted in this animation are an artist’s conception and are not suitable for freight loading and should not be practiced.

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01-09-2017

Clearing heavy snowfall

BNSF employees handle heavy snow along our network in the north.

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12-22-2016

Sign now on display at Illinois Railroad Museum with BNSF help

Famous Santa Fe sign from Chicago skyline has a new home at museum.

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11-04-2016

BNSF partners with Keep Chicago Beautiful in historic Pilsen neighborhood

Partnership fosters repair of playgrounds and murals on viaducts.

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10-21-2016

BNSF, CSX join forces to ship relief supplies to Haiti hurricane survivors

Prioritized shipment moves 1,000 tons of donated supplies.

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10-21-2016

President and CEO Carl Ice speaks on leadership development at Kansas State University

BNSF Railway President and CEO Carl Ice spoke at the Kansas State University College of Engineering on March 10, 2015 as part of its Eyestone Distinguished Lecture Series. The speech on leadership development was titled "Building Great Leaders -- Lessons from the Rail Industry."

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10-20-2016

Burlington Junction Railway is BNSF's Shortline of the Year

BJRY operates in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.

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10-16-2016

BNSF trains in action

B-roll (no audio) of trains around our 32,500-mile network.

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09-08-2016

BNSF partners with Turner neighborhood for community garden

BNSF makes plot of land available in Kansas City neighborhood.

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08-24-2016

BNSF uses wide-span electric cranes to load intermodal trains

BNSF intermodal facilities use cranes to load containers on trains.

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08-17-2016

BNSF treats Kansas City, Kan. area first responders and families to a train ride

Police, firefighters take ride aboard First Responder Express.

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07-26-2016

BNSF's commitment to safety in Washington

Our employees are dedicated to working safely and efficiently.

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07-25-2016

BNSF unveils "pocket park" in downtown Topeka, Kansas

Park honors ATSF executive, Topeka cofounder Cyrus K. Holliday.

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07-05-2016

BNSF honors Montana first responders

Billings-area first responders and families enjoy train ride.

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06-23-2016

Making Connections in the Pacific Northwest: Justin Piper

BNSF employee works tirelessly to ship hazardous material safely.

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05-17-2016

BNSF's coal re-spray facility in Pasco, Wash.

Facility enhances well-proven program to control coal dust.

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04-26-2016

Sidings boost network's efficiency

Sidings are a crucial piece of BNSF's rail network.

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04-26-2016

Double track boosts capacity of rail network

Double track gives train dispatchers more options. 

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04-26-2016

Here's how a rail network is like your circulatory system

What do rail networks and circulatory systems have in common?

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03-29-2016

Making Connections in the PNW: Megan McIntyre

Employee protects ral network against mudslides.

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10-16-2015

Making Connections in the PNW: Roger Hsieh

Our employees don’t just work in the PNW, they live there too.

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09-03-2015

BNSF installs movable-point diamond in Vancouver, Wash.

Amazing time-lapse video of construction of a crossover.

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05-15-2015

Juan Carlos Sanchez, signal construction supervisor

Employee says he learns something new every day at BNSF.

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05-13-2015

BNSF: We know the farming life, because we're farmers too

Like railroading, agriculture is in our blood at BNSF.

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05-13-2015

Once a farmer, always a farmer

At BNSF many of us know the farming life.

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05-13-2015

BNSF: Connecting the Pacific Northwest since 1873

We bring Washington’s products to the world.

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10-14-2013

Careers at BNSF: Chris Olivares, Carman

Here's a look at what Chris Olivares does as a carman.

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09-11-2013

Careers at BNSF: Darnell Reid, Mechanical Foreman

Darnell Reid says the railroad offers many opportunities.

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05-29-2013

Tie crane

A tie crane in action near Pueblo, Colo.

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05-29-2013

Careers at BNSF: Jermel Brown, track laborer

Brown works on a mobile track crew covering 5 states.

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05-29-2013

Train's eye view at Cajon Pass

View from locomotive in the Cajon Pass in California.

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03-13-2013

Maintaining a Strong and Reliable Network

How is the BNSF rail network like your own circulatory system?

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03-08-2013

Tie inserter

A tie inserter at work near Pueblo, Colo.

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03-04-2013

Moving Outside the Box

BNSF offers the expertise to make moving your machinery and oversized shipments cost-effective and convenient.

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02-28-2013

Careers at BNSF: Gabe Chavez, signal maintainer

Employee keeps grade crossing signals working.

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SanMar sees how BNSF's Intermodal Solutions Team works tirelessly for customers

You may not know the name, but you’ve probably got their apparel in your closet, and BNSF helped get it there. SanMar, the nation’s leading supplier of wholesale apparel and accessories, reaps the benefits of working with BNSF’s 12-member Intermodal Solutions Team.

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Schnabel Car and Oversized Shipments

At BNSF, we move big stuff. And by big stuff, we mean objects that may weigh as much (or more) as 22 bull African elephants. Find out how we coordinate these moves and help customers get from point A to B.

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How Centralized Traffic Control makes rail traffic more efficient

CTC allows use of both lines of double track in both directions.

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Nipper tamper

Machine compresses ballast and places ties.

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12-13-2017

Pacific Northwest-Texas Express Carload Service

Take advantage of the fastest rail service between the Pacific Northwest and Texas.

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11-08-2017

Heartland Real Estate Business September 2017

Industrial development in the Kansas City area is booming, and BNSF's Logistics Park Kansas City is a big part of that.

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09-06-2017

Site Selection Magazine, September 2017

BNSF’s strategic layers of site options mean more choice, flexibility and efficiency for a growing number
of customers.

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02-27-2017

2015 Corporate Sustainability Report

The CSR details BNSF’s continuing focus on safety and sustainability.

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