Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation History

3800 Continental Plaza
777 Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102-5384

Telephone: (817) 333-2000
Fax: (817) 333-2377

Public Company
Incorporated: 1994
Employees: 44,500
Sales: $8.41 billion (1997)
Stock Exchanges: New York
Ticker Symbol: BNI
SICs:4011 Railroads, Line-Haul Operating; 6719 Holding Companies, Not Elsewhere Classified

Company Perspectives:

Our vision is to realize the tremendous potential of The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway by providing transportation services that consistently meet our customers' expectations.

Company History:

Further Reading:

  • "As BNSF Nears Start-Up, Management Team Takes Shape," Railway Age, October 1995, pp. 20-21.
  • Marshall, James, Santa Fe: The Railroad That Built an Empire, New York: Random House, 1945.
  • Overton, Richard C., Burlington Route: A History of the Burlington Lines, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965.
  • ----, Milepost 100: The Story of the Development of the Burlington Lines, 1849-1949, Chicago, 1949.
  • Waters, L.L., Steel Trails to Santa Fe, Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1950.
  • Welty, Gus, "Managing the Mega-Mergers," Railway Age, November 1997, pp. 33-35.
  • ----, "Matchmakers Rob Krebs, Jerry Grinstein," Railway Age, January 1996, pp. 31-33.
  • Zeller, Wendy, and Kathleen Morris, "A Desperate Effort to Clear the Tracks," Business Week, March 2, 1998, p. 46.

Source: International Directory of Company Histories, Vol. 27. St. James Press, 1999.