Making Connections: Clinton Watkis

Clinton Watkis is a part of BNSF’s Field Sales team and plays a crucial role in serving our customers based in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks to Clinton’s efforts, Pacific Northwest businesses have access to one of the most environmentally friendly ways to move their goods on land.

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200-mile Relay Race: Spokane to Sandpoint

BNSF expanded its support of the race this year by becoming a corporate sponsor.  BNSF employees from throughout the region participated in the race which starts at the top of Mount Spokane and runs across 200 miles on scenic highways, back roads and gravel roads to Sandpoint, Idaho.

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Doubling Up On Track, Reduces Down Time

Here’s how BNSF lays double track on a solid foundation. Double track increases the network’s capacity by giving train dispatchers more options when directing traffic and by allowing planned maintenance to happen on one track while the other track is still in operation.

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How BNSF Inspectors Keep Rail Bridges Safe

BNSF Railway’s bridge inspectors know that safety affects everyone in the communities where we operate and the people who work at the railroad. They take the responsibilities of their job personally.

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Making Connections: Justin Piper

Justin Piper, BNSF assistant director hazardous materials, lives in the Pacific Northwest. He works tirelessly to ensure the railroad ships hazardous material safely, and trains first responders in how to respond to incidents.

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Controlling Coal Dust in Pasco

To further enhance our coal dust control and mitigation program, in 2015 BNSF Railway opened a re-spray facility at its rail yard in Pasco, Wash. BNSF has also been treating unit trains of petroleum coke in the facility. This facility adds another layer in an already well-proven program to control coal dust.

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Making Connections in the Pacific Northwest: Roger Hsieh

BNSF employees don’t just work in the Pacific Northwest, they live there too. In this video, Roger Hsieh, BNSF’s agricultural ombudsman for the PNW, says he’s proud to work for a company that helps feed the world and is grateful for the opportunity to call the region home.

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