BNSF Railway

BNSF Railway is one of the U.S. Class I railroads serving especially the western half of the country, with a rail network of 32,500 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces and nearly 40,000 employees. In 2012, the railroad handled 4.7 million intermodal shipments, as well as large amounts of agricultural products, coal, and industrial goods.

The Fort Worth, Texas-based railroad was created in 1995 from the merger of Burlington Northern Inc. (parent of Burlington Northern Railroad) and Santa Fe Pacific Corp. (parent of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe  Railway). BNSF became a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., in 2010.

01 Apr 2014
WASHINGTON — Following many shippers’ complaints of poor rail service, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board said today it will hear on April 10 from Class I carriers and their customers on what can done to improve service.
16 Aug 2013
BNSF Railway has allocated $115 million for Montana and $220 million for North Dakota for maintenance and rail capacity expansion projects this year.
14 Aug 2013
Agriculture shippers are concerned that they won’t be able to bring their goods to BNSF Railway’s soon-to-open intermodal terminal in the Kansas City area because overweight containers aren't permitted on the road connecting the facility and the nearby interstate.
07 Aug 2013
U.S.-based major railroads’ total profit growth slowed dramatically in the second quarter, as Norfolk Southern Railway and Kansas City Southern Railway saw double-digit declines in earnings gains on a year-over-year basis.
BNSF's Alliance, Texas, inland logistics park
02 Aug 2013
Twenty years after BNSF Railway opened its first logistics park in Fort Worth, Texas, the railroad this year will open its fourth, a sprawling 433-acre intermodal terminal with up to 7 million square feet of adjacent industrial real estate capacity about 550 miles to the north.
30 Jul 2013
BNSF Railway has opened a new economic development office in Bismarck, N.D., to expand the company’s presence in the state and allow it to better serve existing and new customers in the region...
26 Jul 2013
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board has taken actions to delay the revaluation of BNSF Railway’s assets, in part because of Berkshire Hathaway’s purchase of BNSF in 2010 without prior board authorization.
10 Jun 2013
Six trucking companies have sued Los Angeles and the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Commission to block the construction of a recently approved $500 million railyard near the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex.
23 May 2013
When the Los Angeles City Council on May 8 approved the final environmental impact report for construction of BNSF Railway’s $500 million near-dock intermodal yard in Southern California, the approval proved to be the beginning of a journey rather than the end of a saga.
21 May 2013
Genesis Energy will expand its rail terminal in Natchez, Miss., and construct a new unit train loading facility in Wyoming in the Powder River Basin of the Niobrara shale play.
09 May 2013
The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday approved the final environmental impact report for a near-dock railyard that BNSF Railway said will improve the competitiveness of the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex while at the same time reducing port-generated diesel emissions in Southern California.

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