Dedicated Train Service

BNSF's Dedicated Train service is the most efficient and economical way to move high-volumes of single commodities from a single origin to a single destination. Through this service, you can access the most efficient and fluid rail network in North America.

  • Excellent for large quantities of single-bulk commodities such as coal, grain, minerals, liquids, special project cargo and oversized commodities (i.e., wind blades)
  • Non-stop service between a single origin and destination
  • Enhances value of facility and equipment investments

BNSF offers three types of Dedicated Train Services - Coal Unit Train, Shuttle Train, and Other Unit Trains. Browse the tabs below for more information on these services.

To discuss coal opportunities, contact Mac Staniford by telephone at 817-867-6337 or by .

Coal Unit Train Specifications

  • Train lengths vary by route, but generally range from 115 to 150 cars
  • Customers generally supply their own equipment
  • Non-stop service between a single origin and destination
  • Does not use dedicated locomotives

Tariff Prices

Rules Books and Accessorial Charges

Fuel Surcharge:

A fuel surcharge is applicable on all BNSF coal shipments.

Not Rail Served?

For help in establishing, expanding or relocating your next site, please contact:

Name Contact
Tel: 817-867-6584

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BNSF offers two types of dedicated train service for grain shipments: Shuttle Trains and Destination Efficiency Trains (DET).

Shuttle Train Specifications

Destination Efficiency Train (DET) Specifications

Review Grain Unit Train Performance Metrics

How to Secure a Shuttle Train or Unit COT

Shuttle Incentives

Grain Unit Train Rates

For rates on BNSF grain unit trains, please review the Official Tariff Publications  for your specific commodity.

For questions on BNSF’s dedicated shuttle train service, please contact the Grain Operations Team

Not Rail Served?

For help in establishing, expanding or relocating your next site, please contact:

Name Contact
Tel: 817-867-6522

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Other Unit Train Specifications

  • Excellent for project cargo, industrial bulk and oversized shipments – including lumber, steel, wind blades, pipe, etc.
  • Train lengths vary by commodity and route
  • Can be used for single car shipments with urgent deliver or handling requirements
  • Non-stop service between a single origin and destination
  • Requires facilities capable of handing train service

Other Unit Train Rates

Contacts

Department Name Contact
Unit Train Opportunities,
Oversized Shipment Questions
Tel: 817-593-4802
Fax: 817-352-7134

Not Rail Served?

  • If you are not directly served by a railroad and need delivery by truck, consider using one of our premier transloaders or BNSF Logistics.
  • You can also work with our Economic Development team to establish or expand your next site. Talk to us today!
Customer Tools

Our new Customized Rate Profile tool enables you to create, save and run rate reports for the commodities you ship the most and the shipping lanes you most frequently use.

Also, all customers now have to log in to access pricing tools and information. If you do not have your login ID, please register on bnsf.com using our new expedited registration process. Once registered, you will have instant access to pricing information


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