Delivering Energy Solutions to Wyoming and Beyond

BNSF helps facilitate energy industry solutions at Cheyenne Logistics Hub, an industrial park known for its unique interstate and railroad access that facilitates inbound and outbound shipments. Cheyenne Logistics Hub, managed by Granite Peak Group, serves a number of companies in the energy industry. Two of the companies are Sinclair HollyFrontier, which operates small petroleum

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Honoring Our Rich Heritage

Today, BNSF’s network includes an impressive 32,500+ route miles. That didn’t happen overnight. It’s thanks to hardworking men and women from our predecessor lines, including the Great Northern Railway (GN). On Jan. 6, 1893, rail workers celebrated the placement of the last spike of the GN Pacific extension near Scenic, Washington. The completion of this

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Lead the Way With Safety

BNSF’s tracks stretch across the country, connecting people with essential goods and keeping the country’s economy running. Such an operation requires massive amounts of infrastructure that often intersect with the public. That’s why it’s important for everyone to have a basic understanding of rail safety. Continuing our commitment to raising awareness about railway safety, we

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Sustainability Begins With Innovation

At BNSF, we’re committed to minimizing our impact on the planet by pursuing sustainable business practices that lead to greater innovation and more efficient solutions for our customers. Although rail is already one of the most sustainable transportation options, there’s always room for improvement. That’s why we’re proud to launch our annual BNSF Sustainability Awards

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A ‘BIG’ Step for Barstow. A Giant Leap for the Supply Chain.

BNSF is proud to announce it will build a new integrated rail complex in Barstow, California, that will transform regional economies, reduce traffic on Southern California roadways, and add critical efficiencies to our nation’s supply chain. Dubbed the Barstow International Gateway (BIG), the 4,500-acre, first-of-its-kind integrated rail project consists of a rail yard, intermodal facility,

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Moving Grains in the High Plains

For more than 170 years, BNSF Railway has been moving grain and grain products for our nation. From the bread on family dinner tables to feed for livestock to the renewable fuels in our vehicles, we take pride in delivering this important product wherever it’s needed and being an innovative, reliable transportation partner for American

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Meet the Safety Employees of the Year

Each year, BNSF hosts the “Employee of the Year” program, celebrating the employees who best demonstrate BNSF’s vision and values through their commitment and leadership, as well as their focus on working safely and efficiently to meet and exceed customer expectations. This year, four employees from across our major operations teams were each awarded the

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Protecting the Environment Is in Our Nature

At BNSF, we’re proud to drive a strong economy while simultaneously reducing our impact on the environment. With track stretching across the country, it’s imperative our operations can support and coexist with healthy ecosystems. “Regardless of whether it’s a tiny toad, a bird or a bear, we want to be responsible stewards of nearby habitat,”

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A Barn for Wolves

The BNSF Foundation strives to support and improve the quality of life in the communities served by BNSF Railway. Recently, the foundation donated $6,000 towards an agricultural barn for Moorcroft High School in Moorcroft, Wyoming. Agriculture teacher and Future Farmers of America advisor Hugh Jenkins plans to use the structure as a space to teach

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BNSF Celebrates and Supports Its Female Workforce

Women’s History Month, observed in March (since 1987) in the United States, provides the opportunity to reflect on the contributions of women to our world. Thanks to a supportive and innovative work environment, many women have found a rewarding career track at BNSF. Women have been involved in railroading since the 1800s. Some of the

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New App Makes Getting Wind Data a Breeze

At certain speeds and conditions, wind can be strong enough to knock unloaded coal and grain cars off the track. Stacked, empty containers can act like a sail, literally lifting the cars. Damaging winds can also blow down power lines and trees or propel other obstructions into a train or its path. BNSF has a network

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Snowplow Operators: BNSF’s Winter Warriors

Snowplows are a crucial piece of BNSF’s Winter Action Plans to keep trains moving and protect employee safety. Snowplow season generally starts during November, and in some higher-altitude or more northern sections of our network, can last into April. BNSF’s Jordan Spreaders, Russell snowplows or “Fliers,” and rotary snowplows have been hard at work all winter to keep

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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:   Nurturing Successful Young Adults Through Land Conservation By weaving together leadership development, teamwork, civic engagement, work skills training, and direct service to lands and communities, Montana Conservation Corps

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Ice and Oil: BNSF Provides Hands-on Training for First Responders

Part of BNSF’s commitment to transporting freight safely involves training employees, first responders, and contractors for unlikely events that involve hazardous materials. During a recent training in Bonner County, Idaho, BNSF provided a group of 42 local first responders and contractors with practical experience and techniques to safely respond to an incident involving oil trapped

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Leaders Count: A Conversation with Tom Williams

How is BNSF adapting to meet evolving consumer demands? What technologies is BNSF implementing to make the shipping process safer, more reliable, and cost-effective for its customers? How does BNSF rise to the challenge of supply chain congestion? Rail Talk had a conversation with Tom Williams, group vice president of Consumer Products, about what elements

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