Highlighting our commitment to safety, service, communities and our heritage.
At BNSF, nothing is more important than safety. Here we highlight stories centered on our safety culture and why it is ingrained in everything we do.
BNSF plays a vital role in our economy’s supply chain, moving freight across our nation every day. Here we explore how our investments and innovations enable the reliable and efficient delivery of freight.
BNSF is forever proud of its heritage and history, and we combine that with a never-ending drive to explore new technologies and approaches where appropriate to enhance safety and efficiency. These stories highlight some of our favorite examples of how we apply innovation to railroading.
Railroading is a big world filled with impressive and interesting people. In these stories you'll meet some of the thousands of diverse, talented, and dedicated employees who do their part to keep freight moving for our customers.
BNSF doesn’t just move freight; we connect with people and communities along the way. Here we focus on topics that illustrate our commitment to where we live and work.
For nearly 170 years, BNSF has been safely and efficiently transporting freight and helping shape our country's history. Here we demonstrate how BNSF's legacy makes us confident in our future.
Welcome to the BNSF newsroom. Here, you’ll find news releases, customer notifications and media assets available for use by news organizations. Looking for a media contact within BNSF? Get in touch with us using the Media Contacts list on the left.
Stay current with what BNSF is doing to operate a safe rail network, on our network, in the communities through which we operate and the services we offer.
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Retirees may not work at BNSF any longer, but many are active in their communities and play an important role as unofficial ambassadors for BNSF.
Check this site for information about benefits and retirement plans.
Find the right person to help you with your retirement benefit questions, including health insurance, the Employee Assistance Program and payroll.
We all have one thing in common: we worked at BNSF Railway or one of its predecessor railroads.
BNSF purchases material and service items from an extensive list of sources. We seek to acquire quality goods and services at the lowest total cost of ownership by working resourcefully, efficiently, effectively and ethically with both current and prospective suppliers.
Learn more about what it means to do business with BNSF and the process we use for working with suppliers.
We are committed to proactively identify, attract and develop long-term partnerships with certified minority, woman and veteran-owned and small disadvantaged businesses, while fulfilling BNSF Vision and Values.
Use this page to find the right person at BNSF to answer your supplier questions.
Existing Suppliers may access the Supplier Portal here.
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BNSF's secure customer website enables shipment tracking, bill payment, and more.
From the materials that help create products people use every day to the actual finished products, our consistent and cost-effective service takes products of any size to customers when and where they need them.
No matter what you're shipping, BNSF has a service to meet your needs.
Learn how easy it is to become a BNSF customer. We will show you how to get a rate, ship, track and manage your account by using our online tools.
Are you developing a new facility or looking to expand? You can rely on BNSF’s team of experts to help educate you on the benefits of incorporating our rail network into your supply chain. BNSF’s Economic Development team can help guide you through the process of expanding, developing or selecting a site.
Rail is the most environmentally efficient mode of surface transportation and at BNSF we are committed to improving the efficiency of our network in a way that benefits both our customers and the environment.
For 170 years, BNSF Railway has been an essential connector – safely and efficiently transporting freight from point A to point B. But we don't just move freight; we touch people and communities along the way. We're proud to tell our story and how we strive to be a trusted partner worthy of your respect.
BNSF’s Public Projects team is the point of contact for the communities we serve when they desire to deliver infrastructure projects that cross, intersect, or parallel BNSF’s network in some way.
Friends of BNSF is a community for people who have a connection to or affinity for BNSF. It's a way to stay informed about the company, learn more about how freight rail contributes to our way of life, explore the company's rich history and connect with other BNSF supporters.
Get the answers to the questions most commonly asked about BNSF.
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Shop online for BNSF-branded merchandise.
BNSF is a critical link that connects consumers with the global marketplace. For 170 years, BNSF has played a vital role in building and sustaining this nation's economy.
View profiles on our Executive Team.
Our vision is to realize BNSF's tremendous potential by providing transportation services that consistently meet our customers’ expectations.
When we talk about Diversity and Inclusion, we mean inclusion for ALL at BNSF, no matter your gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, ability or religion.
Today's BNSF Railway is the product of nearly 400 different railroad lines that merged or were acquired over the course of 170 years.
At BNSF, we are proud and honored to receive recognitions from various organizations. Please have a look here to see what other groups are saying about BNSF Railway.
Learn more about our trains, how we operate them, and the variety of railcars we haul, in the informative BNSF Virtual Train Tour.
At BNSF, we are committed to providing you the information you need to make informed transportation decisions. If you would like more information on any of the subjects contained in this section, please feel free to contact us.
Highlighting our commitment to safety, service, innovation, people, communities and our heritage.
BNSF’s employee matching grant program helps employees who are in the giving spirit this holiday season double the impact of their donations to non-profits.
Spokane, Washington: The Imperial City
From high in the sky to desktop, remote crane technology safer and more productive
Living the dream: From rail fan to conductor
Winter preparations heat up as cold weather approaches
Going with the grain to serve elevators big and small
Love for railroading flows through training manager’s life
BNSF helping to fuel a sustainable tomorrow
BNSF’s confection connection keeps getting sweeter with time
Helping make communities safer, one grant and fire department at a time
Celebrating 5 years of Rail Talk: Take a walk down memory lane
BNSF employee’s hobby out of this world
San Bernardino central to California’s Inland Empire
BNSF ready to help give Salmon Bay Bridge a lift
Any time is train time: BNSF employees volunteer their time to help protect the public
Building the West by rail at Clovis, New Mexico
BNSF ready for fall: From harvest to market
Creating a superior customer experience with new, improved technologies
BNSF employees sharing, caring for youth through birthday boxes
Logging success in the Northwest
BNSF celebrates National Wildlife Day with longstanding conservation partnership
Capacity, efficiency projects demonstrate BNSF’s commitment to growth in the West
Railfans cross an ocean to photograph BNSF trains
A family tradition: BNSF family has 223 years of service
BNSF safety leader recognized for dedication to local first responders in Canada
Gallup, New Mexico: a place full of surprises
Crossing replacement: What’s old is new again
Rising stars: Celebrating BNSF’s intern class of 2023
BNSF’s Argentine Yard gets facelift in less than 48 hours
Cicero youths spend the day with BNSF to learn about a great career track
Near or far, BNSF locomotives stand out wherever they are
Belen and BNSF: Railroading in the land of enchantment
Keeping on top of track conditions from down under
Respect and trust: Employees build strong relationships with coworkers to keep focus on safety
On your mark, get set, ride! BNSF hosts Special Olympics cycling event
Needles, California: A railroading oasis
BNSF employee builds homes and hope
Coming together to forge a safer, more efficient future through new brake health technology
June 21: For the love of music
A new chapter for West Coast freight: How BNSF is ready to support customers’ supply chains
BNSF’s Tuition Reimbursement Program gives employees’ education a boost
Driving success: BNSF steps on the gas to help automakers meet surging demand
BNSF and Uline: Building trust and loyalty is all part of the package
James J. Hill: The original “Empire Builder”
Pioneer spirit brought Lubbock and BNSF predecessor lines together
‘Trains’-forming work and community through diversity councils
Old friends: Retired BNSF engineer restores locomotive he operated for 41 years
Artificial intelligence: A new frontier for safety, efficiency and service at BNSF
BNSF’s Continuous Improvement teams challenge the status quo to enhance service
BNSF retiree devotes his time to preserving railroad history
BNSF employees are saving hope for dogs in need
Green construction: BNSF puts sustainability into facility expansion from the start
BNSF employee’s volunteer work is the wind beneath raptors’ wings
Protecting the community: BNSF Employees serve as volunteer firefighters
Tulsa Dream Center: Doubling the dream
From trading post to bustling marketplace: How rail transformed La Crosse
K-9 Faust: A loyal servant’s legacy lives on
Out with the old, in with the new: How a tie gang replaces ties
Where tracks to safety begin
Aberdeen, South Dakota: Where railroading roots run deep
Coveted Safety Bells ring out excellence
Showing support: BNSF’s Women’s Network and Women EnRoute
BNSF’s Technology Awareness Day: An eye-opening experience for high school students
Incident Command team training: Safety in numbers
Recipes on the rail: Apple Pan Dowdy, a tasty Great Northern Railway treat
Taking a look at Winslow, Arizona: Railroad town is rich in heritage
Breaking the ice between BNSF, first responders: Free training and resources for hazmat response
Women in rail: Mothers and daughters share working for the railroad
BNSF’s layers of safety protect employees, communities and trains
Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at BNSF
‘Graining’ business again at Duluth: Historic elevator and dock resume operations
The railway to success in Enid
BNSF welder competes in Ironman races in honor of his children
A century-old partnership still ‘flours’ today
Why Barstow International Gateway is a BIG deal
Employee’s passion for trains shines through in model railroad
The next adventure for leaders: BNSF’s Experienced First Line Supervisor program
In the blood: BNSF employee’s railroad heritage goes back six generations
13 ‘track-tacular’ photos taken by BNSF employees
Modeling enthusiast brings love of trains and smiles to senior home residents
A home for history: Wayzata section foreman house to be restored
BNSF helps deliver wreaths to honor fallen veterans
Team BNSF helps fulfill holiday wishes for Cicero boys
Bringing light to cancer’s darkness: BNSF employees join Light the Night
Taking care of business, 120 feet up: Bridge deck replacement goes without a hitch
A tale of two pastimes: LEGO® model train layout takes center stage
Connecting the Past and Present in Newton, Kansas
“Braking” news: Key component of Northtown’s hump yard gets replacement and upgrade
Cyrus K. Holliday played instrumental role in founding of Topeka
Bridging the gap: New Sandpoint bridge project completed
Wrapping up extra capacity just in time for holiday season
St. Paul: The great Midwest nexus
BNSF retiree and military veteran experiences flight of a lifetime with his family
New rail bypass in Willmar, Minnesota good for customers, community and railroad
Taking riders off the road and onto rail: BNSF operates trains for passenger rail services
Grand visions at a small scale: Model railroaders celebrate BNSF heritage
Engineer of the Year: John Cech views honor as an award for BNSF’s Engineering team
Trackathon: BNSF’s “American Idol” for innovation
Roadmaster's route takes life-saving detour
History brought back to life: A Northern Pacific passenger car to become a home
BNSF scholarship program helps employees’ children embark on college and career
Management Trainee Program: Changing the track-jectory of your career
An American family’s story is intertwined with the railroad’s
We’re going ‘loco’ for these unique locomotives
Production gang boosts network efficiency in Minnesota, just in time for harvest season
Mandan and Bismarck share a long history with BNSF
BNSF Sustainability Awards: Six companies that make it look easy being green
Relationships, trust are keys to BNSF Mexico’s success
Help spread the word about rail safety
BNSF employee reaches new heights by competing in Highland Games
Nine photos that reached the summit
Summer Intern Program: A great way to start a career with BNSF
The March for Babies: BNSF employees, families ‘step’ up to help
BNSF’s Employee Appreciation Special: a rail-y fun way to say thanks!
BNSF Canada: Celebrating our employees and customers north of the border
Every rainbow has orange: Pride at BNSF
How to make summertime a safer time
These young railfans have trains on the brain
World class: How accomplished athletes brought their winning spirit to BNSF
Above and beyond: BNSF’s Safety Employees of the Year
Good neighbors: BNSF works to preserve wildlife habitat along our network
Blast from the past: Santa Fe 5704 is back in bicentennial paint scheme
BNSF employee builds model railroad with skill and engine-uity
Growing a bright future for generations to come
At BNSF, the forecast calls for clearer wind data
Snowplow operators: BNSF’s winter warriors
Women find a career track at BNSF
8 snow photos that sleigh
Leaders Count: A conversation with Tom Williams, group VP of Consumer Products
Ending the year by spreading good cheer
There's snow place like a snow shed
Giving back to the communities we serve: BNSF Railway Foundation
A lifetime of service: From defending the nation to driving the economy
Eyes in the sky, feet on the ground: BNSF employee pilots unmanned aerial systems
How BNSF uses gravity to sort rail cars, build trains
Sounding the horn for grade-crossing safety
Only the best: BNSF’s testing lab helps railroad choose the right materials for the job
Bracing for impact: How BNSF prepares for recovery when hurricanes approach
Wired Tight: Planning, communication help BNSF employees fight Dixie Fire
Turntables have been a ‘round’ since the 1830s – and they’re still in rotation
Track to the future: Southern Transcon work continues a long legacy
BNSF team jumps in feet first to provide shoes to the community
Know your railroad ABCs
Going west: How BNSF predecessors helped shape America’s national parks
Mud, rock, water and snow: Detectors help BNSF respond to slides and floods
Totally intermodal: The big facilities that get freight where it needs to go
Orange is the new green
Geo car technologies detect what the eye can’t
Preparing for any event: BNSF provides hands-on ice training for first responders
Through their own lens: Women railfans capture BNSF trains for posterity
Five at the forefront: Women make a difference for safety at BNSF
When temperatures dropped, we didn’t stop
Recipes on the Rail: Try this French toast cook-off for you and your butter half
Best in snow: Check out these 10 amazing winter shots of BNSF trains in action
Online shopping clicks with consumers during pandemic
Holiday helpers deliver cheer when communities need it most
Recipes on the Rail: This wintry treat won’t leave you out in the cold
Plowing ahead: Heavy snowfall is no problem for BNSF’s rotary snowplows
Recipes on the rail: An autumnal dish from days gone by
Standing the test of time: BNSF helps preserve Army history
Tribal nations and BNSF, getting through 2020 together
Barging in: BNSF brings new rail bridge upriver
The railroad for tomorrow: How two great lines combined their strengths to create BNSF
Ahead of the pack: BNSF team helps customers ship canned foods safely
Freight wonders of the world: How BNSF solved five big engineering challenges
Living history: BNSF helps Philmont Scout Ranch take campers on an unforgettable adventure
Precious Cargo: BNSF helps family recover treasured belongings
BNSF’s ‘uplifting’ technology keeps intermodal containers moving safely and efficiently
Recipes on the Rail: La Fonda Pudding, a delicious treat from a famous Harvey House
BNSF dives in to help build an artificial reef
Gateless in Seattle: BNSF technology eases truck entrance into intermodal facilities
Social distance training keeps first responders prepared
BNSF, producers keep food moving to America’s store shelves
BNSF plastics customer pivots to aid health workers
Extending a helping hand during COVID-19 crisis
Delivering what matters: BNSF works with customers to move essential goods during pandemic
Answering the Call: BNSF Keeps Supplies Moving in Times of Crisis
Making their mark: Women, art and the West
Recipes on the Rail: Something Sweet to Enjoy with Your Valentine
Track of fame: Where Hollywood and BNSF intersect
Freeze your feed with these 10 winter trains
Rocky is our goat – and among the greatest of all time!
Bringing more than trains to your town
Making a list and checking it twice: A look at BNSF’s Winter Action Plans
We work round the clock to keep holiday tables stocked, wish lists filled
Big Red Challenge: Helping veterans overcome obstacles in life and on the course
Brush with history: BNSF’s art collection tells the story of a railroad and a country
BNSF customers use rail to ship all sorts of things, even your favorite game day jersey
Paw-fficer on duty: How BNSF’s K-9 unit helps keep the railroad secure
BNSF has a longstanding and historically significant relationship with agriculture
It's a bird, it's a plane...it's BNSF: How we lead the way in advanced drone operations
BNSF leads the charge on testing battery-electric locomotive
BNSF firefighting trains help stop wildfires in their tracks
Trains, tanks and troops: How BNSF has long supported the U.S. military
Making the grade: How BNSF maintenance is planned and performed
9 BNSF photos that will put a 'spring' in your step
Warren Buffett’s Berkyville: BNSF train layout brings big-time fun in small-scale way
Don’t Let a Photo Op Derail Your Future
The Wheels at Havelock go ‘round and ‘round
Artificial Intelligence: A look at how BNSF creates a safer, smarter railroad
BNSF Logistics Centers: Because One Size Doesn't Always Fit All
Presidents, Patents and Passengers: How the West was Populated
Snow and Tell: 9 chill BNSF train photos
We Go to Great Lengths (and Heights and Widths) for Customers
There's a map for that at BNSF
Spreading holiday cheer to military families
BNSF takes on Avalanche Alley
BNSF helps deliver Christmas wishes
BNSF Focuses on Creating Strong and Lasting Ties with Tribal Nations
BNSF on the Front Line of First Responder Training
The Southern Transcon: Rail's Super Highway
Heritage Community Award celebrates BNSF's relationship with railroad towns
ALL ABOARD! BNSF expresses gratitude to first responders
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