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.




A single car's journey on the BNSF network

BNSF’s carload network collects single cars from multiple customer locations and places them into merchandise trains hauling a mix of different types of freight. It’s a complex system requiring advanced tools and technology, and coordinated teamwork to ensure deliveries of customers’ shipments are made safely and efficiently. To see how it's done, watch this video and follow the journey of a single car.
 

4.897435
Your rating: None Average: 4.9 (39 votes)
A single car's journey on the BNSF network

BNSF employees help return baby owl to its family

BNSF employees gave a baby owl a lift in Fort Worth, Texas!

With the help of a BNSF bucket truck, Brandi Nickerson of Nature's Edge Wildlife and Reptile Rescue safely returned the two-month-old barn owl to its family under a BNSF rail overpass near Haslet, Texas on June 26.

The owl fell from its nest while still unable to fly. Nature's Edge recovered the bird and restored it to full health.

After obtaining permission from the local game warden, Nickerson asked for BNSF's help to reach the nest 18 feet above ground. BNSF provided a truck the same day and worked with local police to direct traffic around the operation. "It was impressive how far BNSF went out of its way to make sure the birds were safe, and everything they coordinated to ensure it was done safely," Nickerson said afterward.

4.95
Your rating: None Average: 5 (40 votes)
BNSF employees help return baby owl to its family

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.


4.923075
Your rating: None Average: 4.9 (52 votes)
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.


4.825
Your rating: None Average: 4.8 (40 votes)
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.


4.80851
Your rating: None Average: 4.8 (47 votes)
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.

4.80645
Your rating: None Average: 4.8 (62 votes)
Clinton Watkis, field sales manager: Making Connections in the Pacific Northwest