BNSF was created on September 22, 1995, from the merger of Burlington Northern Inc. (parent company of Burlington Northern Railroad) and Santa Fe Pacific Corporation (parent company of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway). BNSF was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Feb. 12, 2010.
The company employs about 38,000 people.
BNSF Railway Company operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America, with 32,500 route miles in 28 states and three Canadian provinces.
This network covers the western two-thirds of the United States.
- BNSF moves more intermodal traffic than any other rail system in the world.
- BNSF is America's largest grain-hauling railroad.
- BNSF transports many of the finished goods and product components we depend on daily.
- BNSF hauls enough coal to generate more than 10 percent of the electricity produced in the United States.
Revenues are generated primarily from transportation of:
- Consumer goods including appliances, clothing, electronics, household goods
- Energy products including ethanol, petroleum products, generators and wind energy products
- Grain including wheat, corn, feed grains, and oilseeds
- Beverages, bulk foods, canned foods, fresh and frozen foods,
- Chemicals, fertilizer, plastics
- Metals, minerals, farm and construction machinery, oversized equipment
- Building materials, cement, lumber, paper products
- Automotive products including finished vehicles and parts
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