Cyrus K. Holliday Played Instrumental Role in Topeka’s Founding

Editor’s Note: As Railway Age announces BNSF President and CEO Katie Farmer as our 2023 Railroader of the Year, we take note of legendary railroader Cyrus K. Holliday, who founded BNSF predecessor

Willmar, Minn., Rail Bypass Photograph Courtesy of BNSF.

Watch: BNSF Completes Willmar Bypass

​​“And now I can retire,” Randy Anderson, a BNSF locomotive engineer based in Sioux City, Iowa, said recently. “For years I have said that as soon as the bypass is complete, I’m hanging up my boots. The new bypass allows train crews to keep on moving through this area. It’s a really good thing and will continue to benefit the railroad and community for years to come.”

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Trackathon: BNSF’s ‘American Idol’ for Innovation

Many businesses are rising to the challenge of operating sustainably to reduce their impact on our planet. At BNSF, we’re also finding more and more ways to contribute to long-term sustainability, including tapping members of Team BNSF for new ideas.


History Brought Back to Life: A Northern Pacific Passenger Car to Become a Home

BNSF is made up of almost 400 predecessor rail lines, and one of the majors was Northern Pacific Railway (NP). During NP’s prime, the railroad ran not only freight, but passenger service. Traveling by train was often a necessity up until the mid-20th century before automobiles became common and the highway system was established. Although the heyday of traveling by train has passed, some of the railcars of yesteryear remain. One NP passenger rail car is now being repurposed, thanks to rail enthusiasts who want to keep history alive.

BNSF: We’re Going ‘Loco’ For These Unique Locomotives

At BNSF, we love orange. You may be used to seeing our bright orange locomotives moving down the tracks, but there are a few that look a bit different and have interesting backstories. Keep an eye out, and you may be lucky enough to spot them!

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BNSF Summer Intern Program: A ‘Career Starter’

An internship at BNSF isn’t about taking coffee orders. Our paid Summer Internship Program is designed to give college students real-life, impactful assignments that put their skills and education into practice—and we are proud to watch them develop as professionals.

Above and Beyond: BNSF’s Safety Employees of the Year

Safety is the most important thing we do at BNSF. And as we move toward our safety vision of a workplace free of accidents or injuries, we celebrate our successes, both of

AT&SF Bicentennial Locomotive Requiem

It was 1976, and the U.S. was celebrating its 200th birthday by turning everything red, white and blue. Commemorative bicentennial souvenirs abounded, and many companies tied their products or brand to the observance.


At BNSF, Women Finding a Career Track

As part of Women’s History Month, observed in the United States each March since 1987, BNSF reflects on the contributions of women and what makes the Class I railroad a great place to work—for current and future women in railroading.


BNSF: Giving Back to the Communities We Serve

Your first thought of Thanksgiving may bring fond memories of family, food, football or turkey-induced naps, but at its core, the national holiday’s meaning is rooted in gratitude. While Turkey Day gives us a specific day devoted to being grateful for life’s gifts, the BNSF Railway Foundation works all year to show our appreciation through charitable giving to the thousands of communities along our network.