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 wishes Boeing a happy 100th birthday

 

Happy 100th birthday, Boeing! BNSF Railway congratulates the world’s largest aerospace company and its more than 150,000 employees on a century of success.

BNSF is proud to be an integral part of your sophisticated supply chain — an innovative logistics operation that supports the manufacturing of the world’s most popular airplanes.

We look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come.

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BNSF wishes Boeing a happy 100th birthday

BNSF unveils new “pocket park” in downtown Topeka

Next time you’re in downtown Topeka, be sure to check out the BNSF Railway Pocket Park!

BNSF’s pocket park is one of eight such parks developed as part of the larger “Imagine Downtown” redevelopment project in Topeka, Kan.

The dedication was held Thursday, June 30, at 10th and S. Kansas Ave, with BNSF President and CEO Carl Ice in attendance. The park features a bronze statue of the first president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (ATSF) and cofounder of Topeka, Cyrus K. Holliday.

The park also includes a scale model of a modern locomotive created by craftsmen in the BNSF Topeka Shops and a railcar wheelset that has been turned into park benches.

Photo above: The miniature locomotive featured in the park was built by employees at BNSF’s Topeka Shops.

A crowd gathers for the unveiling of the pocket park.

 

Carl Ice, BNSF president and CEO, shakes hands with Vince Fry, Downtown Topeka president and CEO. To the left Vice President of Corporate Relations Zak Andersen, and Regional Public Affairs Director Andy Williams.

 A railcar wheelset was turned into a park bench.

 

Carl Ice, BNSF president and CEO, rings a locomotive bell that was refurbished for the park. 

 

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BNSF unveils new “pocket park” in downtown Topeka

Making Connections in the Pacific Northwest, Part 3: Justin Piper

Justin Piper, BNSF assistant director hazardous materials, lives in the Pacific Northwest. He works tirelessly to ensure the railroad ships hazardous material safely, and trains first responders in how to respond to incidents.

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

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Making Connections in the Pacific Northwest, Part 3: Justin Piper

BNSF train honors first responders in Montana communities

First responders and their families climbed aboard the BNSF First Responder Express in Billings, Mont. on Sun., June 12. The train ride was a way to honor and thank first responders from surrounding communities in Yellowstone County.

Before the trip, the BNSF Railway Foundation presented a $10,000 check to the Yellowstone County Fire Council.

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BNSF train honors first responders in Montana communities

Headline: BNSF completes Pecos River Bridge, adds more double track to Southern Transcon

Pecos River Bridge construction
 
BNSF is working to complete the second main line along the limited remaining sections of single track on BNSF's Southern Transcontinental route that runs from Los Angeles to Chicago. 
 
As part of that effort, BNSF’s Engineering team recently completed construction of the Pecos River Bridge in Fort Sumner, N.M., over which the double mainline track will run. The bridge structure itself is complete, and the track installation will be finished this summer.
 
"Adding the second main track over the Pecos River on this high train density section of the Southern Transcon allows us to continue to provide transportation services that consistently meet our customers' expectations while allowing us to continue to grow our franchise," said John Wiederholt, general director line maintenance, Engineering-South.
 
Once this section of track is put into service later this summer, BNSF will only have four miles of single track on the 2,200-mile Southern Transcon.
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Headline: BNSF completes Pecos River Bridge, adds more double track to Southern Transcon

Happy Father's Day from BNSF!

 Happy Father's Day 2016

Happy Father's Day from BNSF Railway! Check out our other sites for more jokes only a dad could love:
 
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Happy Father's Day from BNSF!