BNSF operates one of the largest freight railroad networks in North America, with 32,500 miles of rail across the western two-thirds of the United States. Rail Talk Highlighting our commitment to safety, service, communities and our heritage.
Our Railroad. Today's BNSF Railway is the product of nearly 400 different railroad lines that merged or were acquired over the course of 170 years. While many different railroads combined to form BNSF, the people who worked at those railroads shared many traits.
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BNSF Railway (reporting mark BNSF) is one of the largest freight railroads in North America. One of six North American Class I railroads, BNSF has 35,000 employees, 32,500 miles (52,300 km) of track in 28 states, and nearly 8,000 locomotives.
Today, BNSF Railway still owns the BNSF line, and operates the commuter rail service with its own crews under a purchase-of-service agreement with Metra. Talk to Metra Customer Service