Welcome to Friends of BNSF!

If any of the following describes you, then this might be just the website for you:

  • You want to know more about how BNSF contributes to our way of life;
  • You or a family member works at BNSF;
  • You or a family member has retired from BNSF or one of its predecessor companies;
  • You want to explore the rich history of BNSF;
  • Or, you just flat out love trains!

From historic photos and videos to a library of resources about BNSF to free downloadables like wallpaper and ringtones, we've got plenty for you to check out. Take a look at the sample stories below. Then, join the site.




BNSF's re-spray facility in Pasco, Wash.

 

To further enhance our coal dust control and mitigation program, BNSF Railway opened a re-spray facility at its rail yard in Pasco, Wash. in 2015. BNSF has also been treating unit trains of petroleum coke in the facility. This facility adds another layer in an already well-proven program to control coal dust.

Learn more about our environmental protection efforts in our annual review

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BNSF's re-spray facility in Pasco, Wash.

How Centralized Traffic Control makes rail traffic more efficient

Typically trains move in one direction on each line of a section of double track. Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) and crossovers allow trains to travel on both lines of double track in either direction, increasing the network's capacity.

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How Centralized Traffic Control makes rail traffic more efficient

How is a rail network like your circulatory system?

 The BNSF rail network requires scheduled checkups to make sure it's healthy, and regular maintenance to keep it that way. 

 

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How is a rail network like your circulatory system?

BNSF releases 2015 Annual Review

“I have always said that BNSF is a great company made up of great people, and I thank every one of our hard-working, dedicated team of employees for helping BNSF continue to play a vital role in supporting and strengthening our nation’s economy. We are proud to be a key link in the North American supply chain. It is a role that all of us at BNSF Railway take very seriously,” says Carl Ice, BNSF Railway’s president and chief executive officer.

Explore BNSF’s 2015 Annual Review to learn about our safety, service, environmental efforts, employees and community support. 

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BNSF releases 2015 Annual Review

BNSF Railway launches video series ‘Making Connections’

BNSF employees don’t just work in the Pacific Northwest, they live there too. In this video, Roger Hsieh, BNSF’s agricultural ombudsman for the PNW, says he’s proud to work for a company that helps feed the world and is grateful for the opportunity to call the region home. Hsieh’s role is to interact directly with agricultural producers in the Pacific Northwest and work with them to ensure their needs are effectively served by BNSF.

 

This video is the first in a new series called “Making Connections,” which takes viewers behind the scenes with railroad employees as they provide the safe transportation of people and products across the Pacific Northwest.

 

Learn more about what we’re up to in the PNW at http://bnsfnorthwest.com/.

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BNSF Railway launches video series ‘Making Connections’

BNSF Police crack down on train burglars in California

BNSF Police vehicle and train

BNSF Railway Police recovered more than $1 million in stolen cargo, including clothing and electronics, during raids in Bakersfield and Los Angeles.
 
BNSF asks members of the public to report unusual activity around railroad tracks by calling 800-832-5452. The number is also posted at BNSF crossings.

Here's the full story on Trains Magazine.

 

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BNSF Police crack down on train burglars in California