BNSF Logistics: New Denver center, rebranding

Construction is under way on BNSF’s new Logistics Center Hudson, located approximately 25 miles north of Denver International Airport and 30 miles northeast of downtown Denver, and “designed to help customers reach Denver and its surrounding markets via rail-served sites in an easy fashion.” BNSF announced the new center concurrently with a rebranding of its logistics subsidiary, BNSF Logistics LLC.

Matt Rose at REF 2019: It’s about growth—not cutting

RAIL EQUIPMENT FINANCE 2019, LA QUINTA, CALIF, March 5: BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose, nearing retirement, shared his views on the rail industry with Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono and more than 400 attendees at Railroad Financial Corporation’s annual conference, organized by RFC President and Railway Age Financial Editor David Nahass and his staff. Rose talked extensively about Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR), business growth, advanced technology and other topics.

BNSF, first responders hold winter safety training

It’s better to be safe than sorry—even in sub-freezing weather.

BNSF 2019 capex: Up 5% to $3.57 billion

BNSF Railway will invest $3.57 billion in capital in 2019—a 5% increase from 2018—toward “maintaining and expanding its network with an unwavering focus on operating a safe railroad that meets customers’ demands.”

BNSF: $3 billion in 2018 economic development

Investments from customers served by BNSF totaled nearly $3 billion in 2018, a figure that reflects several large investments by customers including Kubota Tractor Corp., WinChill, Dolese Bros. Co., and Dakota Plains. These investments, which BNSF said are expected to generate approximately 1,400 new jobs in local communities, marks the eighth consecutive year that BNSF customers and local economic development organizations have invested more than $1 billion in a calendar year for new or expanded facilities.

BNSF cameras pinpoint rail, wheel problems

BNSF Railway is deploying high-speed onboard cameras capable of recording images, at speeds up to 70 mph, of rail surface defects and other visible flaws like missing bolts, according to a recent report in The Dickinson Press of Bismarck, N.D.

Strong start to the year as carloads outgain intermodal

The U.S. Class I railroads started the New Year in impressive fashion, as freight and intermodal traffic notched solid gains for the week ending January 5.

Rising natural gas prices push coal volume to high mark

Carload freight, containers and trailers carried by U.S. railroads continued a strong year-end surge, according to the Association of American Railroads.

Late surge for US carload freight

Total U.S. rail traffic was 567,252 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending December 22, up 4.2% from the year-ago week.

Energy commodities lead carload data

Traffic on U.S. railroads was 568,941 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending December 15, up 3.9% compared with the same week in 2017.