BNSF

In recent months, the ontime performance of Amtrak’s Empire Builder has been severely impacted by heavy freight train congestion on host railroad BNSF Railway’s Northern Corridor. A near-exponential spike in…
BNSF has reported operating income for the fourth quarter of 2013 of $1.88 billion, up 15% from $164 billion in income in the fourth quarter of 2012. Income for the…
Railroads are operating at peak safety, profitabilty, and productivity levels. Let’s keep them that way.
Supporters of a plan to initiate streetcar service in Colorado Springs, Colo., said Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 they had reached a verbal agreement in principle with BNSF to acquire a…
Geoff Andersen, a BNSF locomotive engineer trainee, has been credited with preventing the spread of fire and explosions that occurred shortly after a BNSF crude oil train wrecked in Casselton,…
BNSF Railway on Feb. 4 announced a new single-year record capital commitment plan of $5 billion for 2014, approximately a $1 billion increase over its 2013 actual capital spend of…
Culbertson, Mont., may be added to Amtrak's national network due in part to ongoing shale oil activity in the Bakken formation, primarily occurring in North Dakota, according to the National…
A wreck involving two BNSF trains, one of which was carrying crude oil, sparked a huge fire and evacuations of nearby communities in North Dakota on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.
The announcement of a leadership transition at BNSF Railway was not unexpected: Effective Jan. 1, 2014, Carl Ice, President since 2010, will add the title of Chief Executive Officer. Matt…
Just in time for the 2013 wheat harvest, a new grain train loop facility opened for business in September at McCoy, Wash.
2013 has been a record year for the railroads, “a very robust and challenging year for growth and re-investment,” in the words of BNSF chief executive Matt Rose. The indications…
BNSF Railway has selected Montana Rail Link, Inc. (MRL) as its 2013 Short Line of the Year “for its significant growth and continued emphasis on a strong safety record.” In…
The lead locomotive of a BNSF freight consist was struck at least 15 times by gunfire from an automobile pacing the train last month in central Washington state, roughly midway…
How BNSF is leveraging a record $4.3 billion in capital investment.
The Nebraska Central Railroad Co. (NCRC) says it will commemorate "20 years of excellence" through a series of celebratory activities that will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in its…
Programs to evaluate LNG (liquefied natural gas) as a locomotive fuel are expanding throughout the rail industry, led by such stakeholders as GE Transportation, Electro-Motive Diesel, BNSF, Union Pacific, CN,…
One of railroading’s least-recognized commodities found itself in the global spotlight this summer. On July 30, Russian potash producer Uralkali announced it was severing ties to the Belarusian Potash Company,…
For the past year, BNSF Railway has dominated in the shipment of crude by rail (CBR) from North America’s Bakken shale formation westward to refineries and ship terminals along America’s…
BNSF plans to invest an estimated $335 million to improve and expand rail capacity in North Dakota and Montana this year.
Union Pacific Corp., CSX Corp., Norfolk Southern Corp., and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (a unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.) have won their bid to reverse a ruling that turned a…
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