Preparing for Winter’s Worst

Polar vortexes. Winter storms. Bomb cyclones. Extreme winter weather is difficult to work in, especially when mother nature is at her worst. However, freight must keep moving as the holiday season is one of the busiest for BNSF Railway. Long before cold weather hits, BNSF’s 10 operating divisions create winter action plans to ensure safeguards

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BNSF’s Historic Art Collection

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, railroads powering the country’s growth, including BNSF’s predecessors, needed to encourage customers to explore the Western United States. The rail companies enlisted commercial painters to journey west and capture its natural splendor in hopes of inspiring the imagination of the traveling public. What began as a tool

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Protecting the Environment

BNSF is committed to minimizing our impact on the planet and investing in improved long-term sustainability. We’re proud to be a rail industry leader in protecting our natural resources. Railroads are the most environmentally-friendly mode of surface transportation. Rail significantly reduces highway congestion by taking freight trucks off our highways. Moving freight by rail is

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Supporting our Communities

The BNSF Railway Foundation invests in the communities across the 28 states through which BNSF operates, and where BNSF employees live, work and volunteer. Recent donations include: Remembering Mount St. Helens Forty years ago, the Mount St. Helens eruption was viewed on televisions around the world. To commemorate one of the most universal memories in

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Honoring Military Veterans Aboard the Holiday Express

To celebrate military families and share the holiday spirit, BNSF’s Holiday Express rolled through Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California this month. This is the 12th year BNSF has hosted Holiday Express, inviting military personnel and their families on board for a special ride in 15 restored vintage railcars decked out for the holidays. In

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BNSF Works 24/7 to Deliver Holiday Cheer

The holiday season brings a shift in people’s activities toward preparing holiday feasts and shopping lists. For BNSF, this magical time of year brings a continued commitment to delivering the goods needed to keep the holidays running smoothly. BNSF’s attention to rail logistics starts with the men and women who work around-the-clock to ensure our

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Ensuring Holiday Wishes Come True

It’s that time of year… the time when you power up your trusty laptop and start turning wish lists into reality. But have you ever wondered what it takes to get all those packages delivered to your door? Naturally, it takes a lot of communication and a well-coordinated effort between retailers and transportation providers (oh,

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Supporting our Communities

The BNSF Railway Foundation invests in the communities across the 28 states through which BNSF operates, and where BNSF employees live, work and volunteer. Recent donations include: Supporting those in need St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle/King County is dedicated to feeding, clothing, housing and healing individuals and families struggling with basic needs, on the verge

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Supplying Team Spirit

The next time your favorite sports team wins the championship, it’s possible BNSF was critical in getting the team’s merchandise to its fans’ doorstep. BNSF transports all sorts of products in our rail cars: from agricultural products to vehicles to massive orders of sports apparel. BNSF works with companies like SanMar, one of the nation’s

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BNSF & American Agricultural Heritage

BNSF’s investment in the American farming industry goes back to its humble beginnings. American railroads and agriculture survived and flourished because of each other. The railroads have been there to help farmers move their products from the days of the horse-pull to the iron plow and reaper to the modern day combine harvester. The evolution

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Public Projects Manual: Transparency and Collaboration

BNSF strives to provide the highest quality transportation services that exceed our customers’ expectations. Therefore, a positive and productive working relationship with each of you, our communities, businesses, and agencies are crucial to our success as a company, and to be a good corporate citizen. BNSF has a public projects manual that is a helpful

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Supporting our Communities

The BNSF Railway Foundation invests in the communities across the 28 states through which BNSF operates, and where BNSF employees live, work and volunteer. Recent donations include: Providing Symphonic Experience for Low-Income Youth Symphony Tacoma’s Simply Symphonic program is an educational resource providing Tacoma-area youth a vivid introduction to live symphonic music. Thanks to a $2,000 donation

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BNSF’s Cutting-Edge Technology on Display at Tech Day

Since its origins dating back to the 1800s, BNSF has been a leader when it comes to employing innovative technologies in its railroad operations and equipment. This longstanding practice was in full swing last month in Vancouver, Wash., when BNSF showcased the many ways it utilizes cutting-edge technology to safely and efficiently deliver the goods we all use every

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BNSF and Agriculture: A Relationship with Roots in the 19th Century

BNSF and the agriculture industry have enjoyed a longstanding and historically significant relationship for nearly two centuries. The partnership is an important link in the world’s food chain with agricultural products currently compiling over 10 percent of BNSF’s load volumes annually. In the 1850s, representatives from BNSF predecessor Chicago, Burlington & Quincy worked with farmers and offered advice on

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Securing Railroad Safety with Man’s Best Friend

You may have heard of K-9 police units, but what about railroad K-9 units? BNSF’s K-9 program was created to help BNSF special agents patrol the tracks and ensure the security of our network. The program is rigorous and requires the special agent and K-9 to train and live together, making them true partners. The dogs and handlers are

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