At BNSF Railway every day our team moves the freight that moves the nation, playing a vital role in the success of our customers and the strength of the American economy. We strive to operate free of accidents and injuries, with sustainability at the top of our minds, to serve our customers and our team members with respect and to demonstrate the resilience and commitment to our customers that will empower us to keep our nation moving forward for decades to come.

2023 Year In Review

Who We Are

Our Vision & Values

Our Vision is to realize the tremendous potential of BNSF Railway by providing transportation services
that consistently meet our customers’ expectations.
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Our Business Model

Our business model illustrates the links between our financial performance and other areas of our business. Each of the four components – growth, value, execution and investment – supports and leads into the next. When we succeed in growth, value and execution, we are able to continue to grow with our customers, our people and our communities.

Our Commitment to Leadership

Internally, we follow our Leadership Model of developing talent and building trust through competence, openness and integrity. Externally, we aim to lead our industry in areas including safety, service, growth and community involvement.

Our History

In 2024, BNSF celebrates 175 years of railroad heritage, stretching back to the Aurora Branch Railroad in 1849.
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Dedicated to Serving Our Customers

Since BNSF was formed in 1995, we have invested more than $85 billion to maintain and expand our network to meet the needs of our customers. We are committed to having the capacity, the equipment and the people that enable us to grow with our customers and say yes to new business opportunities.

In 2023, BNSF made $3.92 billion in capital investments, including:

  • Adding several segments of new track in Eastern Kansas and Southern California.
  • Beginning a terminal and fueling project near Belen, New Mexico.
  • Completing second main track expansion in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Continuing intermodal facility projects in Chicago (Cicero) and Stockton, California.
  • Continuing track efficiency projects and property acquisitions to prepare for development of the Barstow International Gateway.

Other 2023 Highlights

  • Quantum, a J.B. Hunt and BNSF service, launched to serve intermodal customers' most service-sensitive over-the-road freight.
  • 3 new BNSF Certified Sites added in Fort Madison, Iowa; Glenwood, Iowa; and DeSoto, Kansas.
  • BNSF customers and local economic development organizations invested $4.1 billion for new or expanded rail-served facilities and supported the creation of more than 4,200 new jobs in local communities in 2023.

See our history of growth

See our 2024 Capital Investment Plans

What We Carried in 2023

(thousands of units)

Awards & Honors