BNSF’s roots go back before statehood. By 1892, predecessor company Northern Pacific Railroad Company was offering through service between Minneapolis and Sitka on its trains and steamers. A roundtrip train ticket between Minneapolis and Seattle was offered for $80 (roughly $2,200 in today’s dollars).
The Pacific Northwest is home to more than 4,400 BNSF employees who share our commitment to protecting the environment while safely and efficiently transporting our region’s products to the world.
Connecting the Pacific Northwest since 1873