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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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: Empowering Women in our Communities As part of the organization’s efforts to support women in their community, YWCA Spokane’s Women’s Opportunity Center (WOC) provides economic empowerment advocacy to survivors of intimate partner violence. To

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U.S. Coast Guard Green Lights Sandpoint Bridge Project

After a robust and comprehensive permitting process, the U.S. Coast Guard issued the final Environmental Assessment (EA) for BNSF Railway’s Sandpoint Junction Connector Project, finding that the bridge construction would have no significant environmental impact. The project will construct a second bridge over Lake Pend Oreille adjacent to the existing rail bridge, reducing congestion and

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BNSF Leads the Way in Drone Technology

Railways might not come to mind when thinking of companies that utilize drone technology, but BNSF has been a leader in employing drones for years. BNSF first used drones in 2015 to monitor service interruptions during a flood event in Valley View, Texas. Since then, our drone capabilities have advanced with the help of our

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Innovation on Display for Fallbridge Subdivision Bridge Replacement

BNSF recently completed a “float out, float in” bridge replacement project to install a new bridge on the Fallbridge Subdivision in Home Valley, WA. This innovative process has only been completed a few times and required extensive coordination and planning throughout a three-year process. The new bridge—a 260-foot through truss—was erected on a barge in

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Protecting Industrial Lands is Critical to Washington State’s Economy

Washington State’s transportation system has been the foundation of the state’s economy from the early days continuing into the modern era. The Evergreen State is fortunate to have assets that provide a competitive advantage over other areas of the country: natural deep water ports, one of the largest river systems in North America, a leading

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