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Minnesota National Guard on the move, by rail
More than 1,300 pieces of military equipment from the Minnesota National Guard are being loaded onto railcars for movement from Camp Ripley through the weekend of May 21, 2016.
BNSF’s Fox plans retirement; Freeman named successor
Greg Fox, who has served as Executive Vice President, Operations at BNSF since November 2010, plans to retire. Dave Freeman will step into the position on June 1, 2016.
OmniTRAX affiliate acquires Heart of Texas Railroad
A managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc. is purchasing the Heart of Texas Railroad (HTR) from private local investors. The transaction is subject to Surface Transportation Board approval. Terms were not…
Fighting fire with fire trains
From the May 2016 issue of Railway Age: Specialized equipment and training help protect assets from wildfire damage. Every summer, particularly in the Western U.S. and Canada, fires triggered by…
BNSF honors 109 shippers for excellence in product safety
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on April 19, 2016 honored 109 shippers with the railroad’s 19th Annual Product Stewardship Award for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail during 2015.
BNSF announces annual Employees of the Year Awards
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) recently recognized a special group of employees for their outstanding achievements in 2015 at an awards ceremony in Fort Worth, Tex. The annual Employees of the…
Toyota recognizes BNSF for logistics excellence
Toyota Logistics Services for the second year in a row named BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) the 2015 recipient of the President’s Award for Logistics Excellence. The President’s Award is Toyota’s…
AAR names environmental award recipients
The Association of American Railroads on April 12, 2016 presented Michael Hoey, a CSX Transportation civil engineer from Philadelphia, Pa., the 2016 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award. U.S. Senator…
BNSF and partners to construct AllianceTexas integrated facility
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), Hillwood and Packwell announced on April 5, 2016 that they have agreed on a framework for construction of a new plastics export packaging facility in the…
The day Rollin Bredenberg (and I) changed the course of railroading
April 2016 will be remembered decades from now as the month when Rollin Bredenberg retired as V.P., Capacity Planning & Operations Research at BNSF Railway.
BNSF launches ‘Making Connections’ video series
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on March 30, 2016 launched the first video in a new series called “Making Connections,” which takes viewers behind the scenes with railroad employees as they…
BNSF announces certified, rail-served sites for development
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on March 10, 2016 announced a new Site Certification Program aimed at identifying optimal rail-served sites for customer development along its network. To launch the new…
BNSF plans $180 million capex for Illinois in 2016
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on March 9, 2016 announced that its 2016 capital expenditure program in Illinois will be about $180 million. The largest components of this year’s capital plan…
BNSF drives $1.2 billion in customer investments
Customers served by BNSF Railway invested $1.2 billion in new or expanded facilities in 103 communities and created more than 1,500 jobs across the BNSF rail network in 2015, marking…
BNSF 2016 capex: $4.3 billion
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Jan. 26, 2016 announced a $4.3 billion 2016 capital expenditure plan that “will focus on helping to ensure the company continues to operate a safe…
BNSF selects MOBI to manage mobile workforce and M2M management
BNSF Railway has selected MOBI as its partner to provide more efficient mobile device management across its network of employees and machines, MOBI announced Jan. 14, 2016. MOBI, a technology…
Railroader of the Year: CARL ICE
BNSF’s President and CEO leads a railroad that continuously sets high standards for investment, service quality, profitability and safety. Following is the complete interview, as published in the January issue…
BNSF’S CARL R. ICE NAMED RAILROADER OF THE YEAR
January 7, 2016: Carl R. Ice, President and Chief Executive Officer of BNSF Railway, has been named 2016 Railroader of the Year by railroad industry trade journal Railway Age. Ice…
Top rail execs to provide industry insights at MARS Winter Meeting
Top executives from three Class I railroads will be speaking at the 246th meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) on Jan. 13–14, 2016, which will be held…
Jason Seidl: “It's either seven or four”
In a Dec. 10, 2015 interview with Bloomberg TV Canada, BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose stated that his company has spoken to both eastern Class I railroads about potential merger…
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