BNSF Crash Kills Two

April 18, 2011 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a team of investigators to investigate a rear end collision between two Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) trains. The collision occurred at 7 a.m. on April 17 in McPherson, Iowa. Early information indicates that a BNSF freight train collided with a standing BNSF maintenance train. Two BNSF employees were killed. Two locomotives and multiple cars derailed as a result of the accident. Michael Flannigan is serving as the Investigator-in-Charge for the 7-member team from the NTSB.

BNSF Announces $3.5 Billion Capital Commitment Program

February 8, 2011 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

FORT WORTH, Texas — BNSF Railway Co. announced a planned 2011 capital commitment program of $3.5 billion. The largest component of the capital plan is spending $2 billion on BNSF’s core network and related assets. BNSF also said it plans to spend about $450 million to acquire 227 locomotives and approximately $350 million on freight car and other equipment acquisitions. The program also includes about $300 million for federally mandated positive train control (PTC) and $300 million for terminal, line and intermodal expansion and efficiency projects. BNSF’s expansion and efficiency projects will be primarily focused on the mid-continent and coal

Ice Named President of BNSF Railway Co.

November 2, 2010 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

FORT WORTH, Texas — BNSF Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Matt Rose announced the promotion of Carl Ice to the newly created position of president and chief operating officer of BNSF Railway Co., with responsibility for Operations, Marketing and Technology Services.

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