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BNSF Railway Company News

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 04:09:53 GMT
Twin Cities suburb braces for truck traffic from new BNSF rail facility  -  West Fargo Pioneer
BNSF Railway plans to store up to 6,000 automobiles unloaded from railroad cars until they are loaded onto trucks to be taken to dealerships. Some 65 trucks would go in and out of the site every day. "There is not a lot we can do to stop it," said ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:55:53 GMT

BNSF car lot plan rattles Grey Cloud residents  -  South Washington County Bulletin
Amy McBeth, BNSF regional public affairs director, said they heard many of the same concerns at past meetings and the St. Paul Park open house held Oct. 18, including traffic routes, noise, lighting and trees. One of the biggest concerns with Grey ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:37:21 GMT
Washington grant to fund crossing upgrade on BNSF track  -  Progressive Rail Roading
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has approved a $10,000 grant to make rail safety upgrades near a railroad crossing and track in King County, Wash. The grant was provided through the Grade Crossing Protective Fund at the request ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:33:35 GMT

Wildlife, rail officials eye crossing site to restore river access  -  La Crosse Tribune
State and federal workers are working on a compromise effort to restore access to thousands of acres of public land cut off by railroad tracks and a Wisconsin law that forbids pedestrians from crossing except at designated spots. But outdoors advocates ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 02:49:33 GMT

Dusty Tracks Court says BNSF coal dust should go to trial  -  Cascadia Weekly
BNSF officials admitted in testimony before other public agencies that their average rail car loses about 500 pounds of coal dust, which contains mercury, arsenic, uranium and hundreds of other toxins harmful to fish and human health. That amounts to ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 12:02:05 GMT
BNSF wins reversal of worker's retaliation verdict  -  Reuters
A federal appeals court on Monday overturned a $425,000 jury verdict for a former BNSF Railway Co employee who was fired for allegedly stealing railroad ties, saying he failed to prove claims that he was framed in retaliation for reporting an on-the ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 21:37:00 GMT

How Do Union Pacific's Carloads Compare with Rival BNSF's?  -  Market Realist
Union Pacific (UNP) competes with Berkshire Hathaway's BNSF Railway (BRK-B) in the US West. In the week ended October 22, UNP's overall railcars fell 7.8% to ~95,000 units from over 103,000 units in the corresponding week of 2015. Railcars excluding ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 21:37:31 GMT
How Did BNSF's Intermodal Volumes Compare with the Industry?  -  Market Realist
BNSF Railway's (BRK-B) total intermodal traffic for the week ended October 22, 2016, rose 2.4% from ~98,000 containers and trailers in the comparable week of 2015 to 102,000 containers and trailers. In the same week, container traffic rose 3.2% on a ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 21:37:31 GMT
How Did BNSF's Carload Decline Compare with the Industry?  -  Market Realist
BNSF Railway (BRK-B) operates in the US West and competing with Union Pacific (UNP). BNSF's total railcars for the week ended October 22, 2016, fell by 9.1% to ~99,000 units, as compared to ~108,000 units on a YoY (year-over-year) basis. Carloads ...
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 03:47:00 GMT

Investigators Say Crew Didn't Follow Safety Procedures in Fatal Minnesota BNSF Accident  -  KVRR
Federal officials say an investigation of a fatal accident involving a BNSF Railway worker in Minneapolis shows many members of the work crew were not following safety measures when the accident happened. The BNSF foreman died in May of 2015 after ...