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Turntables have been a ‘round’ since the 1830s – and they’re still in rotation

Turntables aren’t just for records! In fact, they were used for locomotives long before they were spinning your favorite classics. Use of turntables to turn locomotives dates back to the 1830s when they were used to physically turn locomotives around when they needed to change direction.

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Know your railroad ABCs

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Going west: How BNSF predecessors helped shape America’s national parks

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Recipes on the Rail: Try this French toast cook-off for you and your butter half

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Recipes on the Rail: This wintry treat won’t leave you out in the cold

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Recipes on the rail: An autumnal dish from days gone by

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The railroad for tomorrow: How two great lines combined their strengths to create BNSF

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Freight wonders of the world: How BNSF solved five big engineering challenges

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Recipes on the Rail: La Fonda Pudding, a delicious treat from a famous Harvey House

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Making their mark: Women, art and the West

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Recipes on the Rail: Something Sweet to Enjoy with Your Valentine

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Track of fame: Where Hollywood and BNSF intersect

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Rocky is our goat – and among the greatest of all time!

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Brush with history: BNSF’s art collection tells the story of a railroad and a country

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Warren Buffett’s Berkyville: BNSF train layout brings big-time fun in small-scale way

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Presidents, Patents and Passengers: How the West was Populated

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There's a Map for that at BNSF

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Heritage Community Award celebrates BNSF's relationship with railroad towns

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