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 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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Happy National Agriculture Day!

BNSF celebrates National Agriculture Day

Agriculture and BNSF go together like two peas in a pod. On this day, March 15, 2016, BNSF is proud to celebrate National Agriculture Day and the important role agriculture plays in the economy.

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BNSF announces Certified, Rail-Served Sites for development

 

BNSF today announces a new Site Certification Program aimed at identifying optimal rail-served sites for customer development along BNSF’s network. To launch the new program, BNSF developed a list of candidates and conducted in-depth reviews of 10 economic development criteria to determine if the industrial sites meet BNSF’s stringent readiness standards, which are intended to minimize development risks customers may face.
 
 
“BNSF’s Site Certification Program creates significant value for customers who are seeking a rail-served industrial site by accelerating the process required for customer growth and development,” said Colby Tanner, assistant vice president, Economic Development. “BNSF certification means customers will receive an inventory of industrial sites on BNSF’s network that have received a rigorous review to confirm the site is shovel-ready for development.”
 
 
As part of the program launch BNSF is pleased to announce that Shafter, Calif., Newton, Kan., Shelby, Mont., and Temple, Texas, achieved the distinction of demonstrating advanced readiness for industrial growth for commercial development projects. The BNSF program allows the certified sites to use the new “BNSF Certified Site” distinction in marketing materials to attract new businesses. BNSF is actively marketing the sites on bnsf.com and will promote the sites to the economic development industry across the country.

 

Read the full story on the BNSF website.
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Join BNSF in the Fort Worth March for Babies April 16

 

BNSF employees, their families and members of the community will be participating in the Fort Worth March for Babies, organized by March of Dimes, 7 a.m. Saturday April 16 at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth, Texas. 

March of Dimes supports research and programs that help mothers have healthy, full-term pregnancies. The Fort Worth March for Babies expects more than 10,000 walkers representing corporate teams and families.

If you'd like to join BNSF's support of this cause, you can register at marchforbabies.org/team/bnsf . Register by Friday, March 18 and donate or raise at least $25, and you will receive a BNSF T-shirt.

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Join BNSF in the Fort Worth March for Babies April 16

Why America's rail bridges are safe

BNSF grain train in Montana
America's vast freight rail network stretches across 140,000 miles, carrying millions of tons of freight to every corner of the continent. Vital to this expansive network are thousands of bridges, which allow trains to cross rivers, gorges and ravines that would otherwise be impassable. ​Railroad overpasses also help pedestrian and highway vehicle traffic flow better.
 

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