Field Crop Products

At BNSF, being part of the global supply chain doesn’t just mean moving the crops immediately after harvest – it means moving the ingredients for your favorite meals, too. Whether your recipe calls for flour, corn syrup or another ingredient, BNSF has the ability to bring your meal from farm to table and every stop in between.

Want to ship Intermodal?

Intermodal is a shipping method in which more than one mode of transport is used. The freight may be moved in Containers and Trailers (dry or refrigerated), Specialized Flatbeds, or Tank Containers. BNSF's superior intermodal network offers speeds faster than the next leading intermodal provider, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Ship via Individual Railcar

Whether you're shipping one carload or multiple carloads, BNSF's individual railcar service offers you consistent, reliable and cost-effective service. Through this service, you can access the most efficient and fluid rail network in North America directly to/from your facility. Excellent for multi-truck quantities of commodities such as canned goods, steel, lumber, paper, and more. Easily fit three or more truckloads in a single railcar. Use the tabs below to learn more.

Contact Us

We're here to help. Find the right BNSF Ag team member to talk to about your transportation needs.

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Ag News Updates 

Ag Service Advisories - View Shuttle Trips Per Month and other items of interest.

Ag Customer Letters - Podcasts and letters from BNSF executives.

Agricultural Products Rates and Prices

Ag Products has several rate publications, most of which are available on-line and listed below. Each publication represents the prices for different commodities and equipment types.

Grain & Grain Products
Other Commodities

Carload Shipping Advisor tool 

Contact a BNSF agriculture team member to learn more.

BNSF Elevator Directory

Need to download or browse the list of elevators? Click here

Need help navigating the map? Click here

For information on shipping to/from a new facility, a facility that has changed ownership, contact our Economic Development Team

Not Rail Served?

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

Name Contact
Tel: 817-867-6522

Car Programs

BNSF offers three ways to reserve general fleet covered hopper cars: the market-based COT reservation program, Pulse Cots, or our Lottery. Cars can be reserved as single cars, 24-car units or 110-car DET/shuttles.

Login to Car Programs to participate 

Boxcar

Boxcar
Specifications Table Diagram (50 ft) Diagram (60 ft)
Inside Length 50 ft 60 ft
Inside Height 13 ft 13 ft
Inside Width 9.6 ft 9.6 ft
Door Type Plug Sliding and plug
Door Width 10.6 ft to 16 ft 10.6 ft to 16 ft
Lading Capacity 185,000 to 215,000 lbs 201,000 to 209,000 lbs
Cubic Foot Capacity 6,100 to 6,250 7,500
Plate F F, G

** All materials are provided for informational purposes only; BNSF makes no warranty regarding accuracy and shall not be liable for any errors and/or omissions. Materials are subject to change at any time without notice or publication. Please consult with the Equipment Department for the most up to date and accurate data.

Tank Cars

Tank Car

Customers shipping commodities via rail that require movement in a tank car are able to supply and load their own tank cars for movement by BNSF. BNSF does not supply customers with tank cars for shipping. For more information on tank car specifications and regulations, please refer to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s website.

 

Covered Hopper

Covered Hopper
Specifications Table Diagram (Jumbo) Diagram (Large) Diagram (Small)
Cubic Capacity 5161 to 5188 4427 to 4750 2700 to 3426
GWR 286,000 lbs 263,000 lbs 263,000 to 286,000 lbs
Hatch Type Trough, Combination Trough, Circular Trough, Circular
Outlet Gates Gravity, Pneumatic Gravity, Pneumatic Gravity
Commodities Grain, Sugar, Malt Grain, Sugar, Malt, Fertilizers, Potash, Sand, Clay, Alumina, Coke, Lime Sand, Perlite, Roofing Granules

** All materials are provided for informational purposes only; BNSF makes no warranty regarding accuracy and shall not be liable for any errors and/or omissions. Materials are subject to change at any time without notice or publication. Please consult with the Equipment Department for the most up to date and accurate data.

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