As Washington state’s primary freight rail transporter since 1873, BNSF has strong ties to the area.

Here are some key facts about BNSF in Washington, and how we help the state remain a crucial gateway for international trade.

BNSF Railway Service in Washington — 2015



BNSF Foundation Giving

Lines Operated
Route miles owned: 1,337
Route miles trackage rights: 126

Originated: 487,268
Handled within state: 1,556,540
Terminated: 812,100

Major Facilities

Rail Yards
Auburn, Bellingham, Centralia, Everett, Pasco, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Wenatchee, Wishram, Yakima

Intermodal Facilities
Seattle, Seattle International Gateway, Spokane

Seattle, Spokane, Vancouver

NW Operating Division Map

Capital Commitments

In 2016, BNSF plans to invest approximately $4.3 billion in capital expansion and maintenance across its system. In addition to maintaining and expanding its core network and related assets, the plan includes acquiring new locomotives, freight cars, and other equipment, continuing implementation of positive train control (PTC), and investing in expansion and efficiency projects to enhance productivity and velocity. In 2015, BNSF invested approximately $206 million in Washington for capacity expansion and maintenance.

BNSF Facts

Operating in 28 States and 3 Canadian Provinces

BNSF Freight Cars: 77,000

Locomotives: 8,000

Route Miles: 32,500

Number of Employees: 44,000

Military: 7,200 veterans employed

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