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!

We've got plenty for you to check out. Take a look at the sample stories below. Then, join the site.




BNSF's Logistics Park Chicago upgrades

BNSF has expanded the capacity and capabilities of Logistics Park Chicago, with more track, wide-span cranes with additional lift capacity, and more parking space for containers.


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BNSF's Logistics Park Chicago upgrades

Employee Appreciation Special visits the Twin Cities

BNSF Railway's annual Employee Appreciation Special train visited Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota on June 11 and 12. The train was on a six-state, 10-city tour to thank BNSF employees and their families for all they do for the company. Passengers were treated to a two-hour train ride and refreshments.


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Employee Appreciation Special visits the Twin Cities

How BNSF promotes sustainability

At BNSF, we're proud of the role we play in the economy and in our nation’s supply chain. And while we enjoy inherent efficiencies and environmental benefits, we also believe it's good business and good citizenship to further minimize our impact on the environment and promote sustainability.


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How BNSF promotes sustainability

Clinton Watkis, field sales manager: Making Connections in the Pacific Northwest

Clinton Watkis moved to the Seattle area for his sales manager role at BNSF Railway, and says he never wants to leave the Pacific Northwest. He says BNSF takes its environmental stewardship responsibilities seriously.

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Clinton Watkis, field sales manager: Making Connections in the Pacific Northwest

BNSF congratulates 2016 Safety Employees of the Year

BNSF Railway announced its 2016 Safety Employees of the Year on April 10. These employees exemplify the very best of our many safety teams and strong safety culture. They have demonstrated a significant and consistent leadership role in safety programs and initiatives on our “path to zero” injuries and accidents. 

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BNSF congratulates 2016 Safety Employees of the Year

Children, grandchildren of BNSF employees and retirees eligible for Safety Drawing Contest

BNSF’s Safety Department is once again sponsoring the annual safety drawing contest. Entries will be judged and prizes awarded for the grand prize winner and for each age category. The age categories, determined by the child's age on May 12, 2017, are as follows:

  • 3 and younger (no single winner; all entries receive a participation prize)
  • 4-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-11
  • 12-14
  • 15-17

The theme this year is “What can we do to keep each other safe?”

At BNSF, nothing is more important than our employees and workers returning home safely at the end of the workday – as well as maintaining their safety focus at home and when engaged in hobbies. One way employees are helping to achieve this is through their commitment to Approaching Others About Safety.

Prizes: $100 gift card for grand prize winner; $50 gift card for category winners

Rules

  1. Open to children and grandchildren of BNSF employees and retirees; relatives in the immediate household of employees and retirees are also eligible.
  2. All entrants must be 18 years of age or younger.
  3. The artwork must be drawn or painted by hand using crayons or other art tools.

Entrants should draw a picture on the template, available here.

  1. One entry per child on the template printed out on an 8-1/2 x11-inch sheet of paper. The entry should include the following information clearly printed on the back:
  • Child’s name, age and home address.
  • BNSF parent’s or grandparent’s name, plus title and BNSF employee number (for retirees, use title at time of retirement and employee number).
  • Signature of parent, grandparent or guardian.
  • Full work address and 10-digit phone number(s) of BNSF parent/grandparent. Email is optional.

Deadline for entry: May 12, 2017

Please mail entries to:

 BNSF Railway

Attn: Katharina Miller – Safety Department

2500 Lou Menk Drive, AOB-1

Fort Worth, TX 76131

Note: By signing the submitted drawing, the parent, grandparent or guardian agrees that BNSF assumes non-exclusive use of the entry for any use the company deems appropriate.

For the BNSF family member: Help your child or relative understand that safety is very important at BNSF and at home. Nothing is more important than returning home safely at the end of the workday.

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Children, grandchildren of BNSF employees and retirees eligible for Safety Drawing Contest