Videos take a behind-the-scenes look at freight rail operations in the Pacific Northwest
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) today launched the first video in a new series called “Making Connections,” which takes viewers behind the scenes with railroad employees as they provide the safe transportation of people and products across the Pacific Northwest.
Filmed across Washington and Oregon, the new series showcases the everyday lives of BNSF employees – both on and off the job. In this series, you will see how BNSF employees address slope stabilization in Puget Sound, offer training and education to local first responders, and keep BNSF infrastructure in top condition to help ensure the safe transportation of a broad range of materials and finished products we depend on every day. The series will also show why BNSF employees volunteer their time in their local communities to improve the quality of life and why they are committed to the work they do. Our employees know the Pacific Northwest is a special place and this series will highlight why they are proud to call it home.
"This new series will allow viewers to better understand why our people are so committed to the Pacific Northwest, our complex operations, and the unique 24/7 culture of BNSF that helps keep the PNW on the move."
“Communities across the Pacific Northwest depend on freight rail to deliver the goods we all use, but often they don’t see the intricate work that our people undertake every day to safely and efficiently make that happen,” said Andrew Johnsen, assistant vice president, Community Affairs. “This new series will allow viewers to better understand why our people are so committed to the Pacific Northwest, our complex operations, and the unique 24/7 culture of BNSF that helps keep the PNW on the move.”
The first video features Roger Hsieh, BNSF’s Agricultural Ombudsman for the Pacific Northwest. Hsieh’s role is to interact directly with agricultural producers in the Pacific Northwest and work with them to ensure their needs are effectively served by BNSF. In this segment, he explains why freight rail is not only important to American farmers and ranchers, but to the millions of consumers who benefit from the safe, efficient transportation of agricultural products.
How to Watch
The videos will be available at BNSFNorthwest.com and through BNSF’s social media channels, including YouTube.com/BNSFrailway, Facebook.com/BNSFrailway, Twitter.com/BNSFrailway, and Instagram.com/BNSFrailway. BNSF plans to release new videos in the series every few months throughout 2016. For those interested in receiving periodic updates on future videos and BNSF news, sign up for our newsletter at BNSFNorthwest.com.
BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies operating on 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states, and also operates in three Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of consumer goods, grain and agricultural products, low-sulfur coal, and industrial goods such as petroleum, chemicals, housing materials, food and beverages. BNSF’s shipments help feed, clothe, supply, and power American homes and businesses every day. BNSF and its employees have developed one of the most technologically advanced, and efficient railroads in the industry. We work continuously to improve the value of the safety, service, energy, and environmental benefits we provide to our customers and the communities we serve. You can learn more about BNSF at www.BNSF.com.