Every day, BNSF Railway operates about 1,300 trains across a 32,500 mile network in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. More than 40,000 people operate this network, making an enormous contribution to the U.S. economy by moving the goods people need in their daily lives.
BNSF delivers goods in four main categories:
In a year BNSF hauls enough grain to supply 900 million people with a year’s supply of bread; more than 1 billion cans of canned goods; enough newsprint to print 1 billion Sunday newspapers; and enough coal to provide 10 percent of the nation’s electricity.
We invite you to explore this virtual train tour and learn more about how we do it. Please note that this is a general overview of the types of railcars we handle. It does not depict how our trains are typically structured.