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BNSF and KCS cross-border with intermodal
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced on Nov. 16 a new joint service to offer intermodal transportation connecting the Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth markets and other…
On The Record With Matt Rose at Energy By Rail
BNSF Railway Executive Chairman Matt Rose talks about the future of coal transportation, crude oil by rail, infrastructure investment, the regulatory environment and other topics of importance to the industry…
BNSF Short Line of the Year: Burlington Junction
BNSF Railway on Oct. 20 named Burlington Junction Railway (BJRY) its 2016 Short Line of the Year at its annual Short Line Conference. BNSF recognized BJRY “for its dedication to…
BNSF General Counsel Shewmake joins Thompson & Knight
The law firm Thompson & Knight LLP announced September 14 that Charles W. Shewmake has joined the firm as a partner in the Trial Practice Group. Prior to joining Thompson…
NCTD ramps up rail trespassing enforcement with jail time
The North County Transit District (NCTD) is significantly increasing enforcement activities against trespassers along both the Oceanside to San Diego and Oceanside to Escondido rail corridors.
Capturing BNSF's record crop season
Contributing Editor Bruce Kelly captures the growth of BNSF's grain haul this summer: a westbound grain train at left in Marshall, Wash., just outside of Spokane, passing an empty grain…
Three states see Southwest Chief renovations
Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman visited Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico last week, along the Southwest Chief route, showing his appreciation of local, state and federal partners for their…
Water by rail ready to roll
A terminal serving the crude oil industry is offering help for drought-stricken California.
BNSF and SWRR reach agreement for Clovis-Carlsbad line
BNSF Railway and Southwestern Railroad (SWRR) reached an agreement which calls for BNSF to take over service of the rail line between Clovis and Carlsbad, N.Mex. effective Jan. 17, 2017.
NTSB releases preliminary report on BNSF Panhandle collision
One of the trains involved in the June 28 head-on collision between two BNSF intermodal trains outside of Panhandle, Texas passed a red signal before the accident.
NTSB takes over BNSF Texas derailment investigation
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has taken control of the investigation into the June 28, 2016 accident between two BNSF intermodal trains near Panhandle, Tex.
Head-on crash on BNSF Transcon
Two BNSF intermodal trains collided head-on early Tuesday morning, June 28, 2016, on the railroad’s busy Chicago-Los Angeles Transcon near Panhandle, Tex., about 25 miles northeast of Amarillo. Three crew…
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…
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