BNSF, IAMAW, BRS and SMART-MD Agreed to Paid Sick Leave

BNSF on March 9 reported reaching agreements with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW); the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS); and the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers-Mechanical and Engineering Department (SMART-MD) for paid sick leave.


Women in Rail: Mothers and Daughters Share Working for the Railroad

Railroading is an occupation often passed down through the generations. Many BNSF employees have a family history in railroading. In honor of Women’s History Month, we look at three mothers who proudly pass their enthusiasm for their work to their daughters. They have a lot in common, especially their love for their children and the railroad.

BNSF: More Than $1.6B Customer Investments in 2022

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Feb. 14 reported investments from customers served by the rail provider in 2022, including The Northwest Seaport Alliance, ABDW Logistics, Holly Frontier and GAF Materials, totaling more than $1.6 billion.

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25 UNDER 40

RAILWAY AGE, FEBRUARY 2023 ISSUE: Railway Age is proud to recognize 25 ‘Fast Trackers’ Under 40 in 2023.


The Next Adventure for Leaders: BNSF’s Experienced First Line Supervisor Program

BNSF is a crucial part of our nation’s supply chain, and our mission is to safely and efficiently move freight to its destination. Helping to lead our operations are first-line supervisors, some of whom joined us through the Experienced First Line Supervisor (EFLS) program.

Transit Briefs: Metrolinx, SEPTA, Northern Lights Express

Local transit systems join Metrolinx’s GO Transit in accepting credit card taps to pay transit fees. Also, countdown clocks are coming to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) platforms this spring; and Minnesota legislators propose $99 million to kick-start the Northern Lights Express (NLX), which would connect downtown Minneapolis to the St. Louis County in Duluth.

BNSF: $2.85B to Maintain Core Network and Related Assets

BNSF Railway (BNSF) on Jan. 19 announced its $3.96 billion 2023 capital plan, of which $2.85 billion will be devoted to maintaining the Class I’s core network and related assets.

Railway Age’s 2023 ‘Fast Trackers’ 25 Under 40 Honorees

Railway Age is pleased to announce the 25 “Fast Trackers” selected for this year’s 25 Under 40 awards program.


In the Blood: BNSF Employee’s Railroad Heritage Goes Back Six Generations

Railroading has been integral to our nation for almost two centuries, and for many families, it has been an important part of their heritage, too. BNSF locomotive engineer Brett Wodke is a sixth-generation railroader, starting with his great-great-great grandfather. Here’s a look at the Wodke family’s impressive history.

Six fully electric cranes are now operational at NS's Austell, Ga.

Class I Briefs: NS, BNSF

Fully electric cranes are operational at Norfolk Southern’s (NS) Austell, Ga. intermodal facility. Also, following a series of significant winter weather-related service challenges across much of the Northern Corridor, BNSF reported that the railroad’s overall velocity in the week ending Jan. 3 improved versus the week between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays and was slightly higher than the average for December.