|Locale||Midwest United States, Western United States, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Eastern United States|
|Dates of operation||September 22, 1995–Present|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Length||32,500 mi (52,300 km)|
|Headquarters||Fort Worth, Texas|
The BNSF Railway Company is the biggest freight railroad network in North America. BNSF has 44,000 employees. They are one of ten Class I railroads. They have 32,500 miles (52,300 km) of track in 28 states. They have more than 8,000 locomotives. It has three transcontinental routes that have rail connections between the western and eastern United States.
Railyards[change | change source]
Large freight car hump yards are located throughout the BNSF system.
- Barstow, California - Barstow Yard
- Galesburg, Illinois - Galesburg Yard
- Kansas City, Kansas - Argentine Yard
- Memphis, Tennessee - Tennessee Yard
- Minneapolis, Minnesota - Northtown Yard
- Pasco, Washington - Pasco Yard
- Seattle, Washington - Balmer Yard
- Tulsa, Oklahoma - Cherokee Yard
- Lincoln, Nebraska - Hobson Yard
Location of major intermodal yards:
- Edgerton, Kansas - Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC)
- Joliet, Illinois - Logistics Park Chicago
- Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles intermodal facility
Operating divisions[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ BNSF - Fact Sheet
- ↑ Trains Magazine (July 8, 2006). "North America's Hump Yards". Archived from the original on December 4, 2008. Retrieved June 27, 2008.
- ↑ "BNSF Railway opens Logistics Park Kansas City; The Kansas City Star; October 17, 2013". Archived from the original on 2013-10-22.
- ↑ BNSF Dedicates Opening of its New Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility; BNSF; October 17, 2013.
- ↑ BNSF employee timetables, 2006-2008
- ↑ BNSF Railway Twin Cities Division, Northern Light Archived 2012-03-01 at the Wayback Machine (employee newsletter), March 2009: "The Mobridge Subdivision from Aberdeen to Hettinger ceded from Twin Cities Division to the Montana Division Jan. 20 to break down territory in the region, allowing for better coverage."