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Welcome to the BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) page of Nevada Rails. The BNSF is one of the great railroads of North America. Also according to Trains Magazine from the Klambach Publishing Company the BNSF is currently the greatist and most successful railroad, in mergers, and delivery and arrival time. The reason why the BNSF is included is that they have trackage rights over the Union Pacific.


Genelogy Information

Burlington Northern Santa Fe merger family tree

Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. created on September 22, 1995, when BN bought AT&SF's corporate Parent. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway merged into Burlington Northern Railroad on December 31, 1996, and BN renamed Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway.

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway - Chartered in 1859 as the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe.

Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway - Toledo, Peoria & Western's first ancestor, Peoria & Oquawka Eastern Extension begins construction, began construction in 1855, three years after charter. Renamed Toledo, Peoria & Western in an 1880 reorganization. Half interests bought by Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and Pennsylvania Railroad in 1960. ATSF bought PRR’s half after 1976. TP&W merged into Santa Fe on January 1, 1984. Main line sold by AT&SF on February 1, 1989 to new investors, who reused TP&W name. Acquired by RailAmerica in September 1999, still operated as TP&W.

Burlington Northern Railroad - Created March 1, 1970 by merger of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; Great Northern; Northern Pacific; and Spokane, Portland & Seattle.

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway - Begun in Missouri as branch of Pacific Railroad in 1853. Name changed from Atlantic & Pacific to St. Louis-San Francisco—"Frisco" for short—as part of 1875 receivership. Acquired by Burlington Northern on November 21, 1980.

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railroad - Carrollton Short Line Railway chartered in 1897. Name changed to Alabama, Tennessee & Northern in 1906. AT&N purchased by St. Louis-San Francisco on December 28, 1948, and merged into SLSF on January 1, 1971.

Colorado & Southern Railway - Colorado Central opened a standard-gauge line from Denver in 1870. Several predecessors, including Fort Worth & Denver City, consolidated as Colorado & Southern in 1898; two-thirds control of C&S-FW&DC acquired by CB&Q in 1908. FW&DC drops "City" in 1951 to become Fort Worth & Denver. C&S officially merged into Burlington Northern in 1981; FW&D merged into BN in 1982.

Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway - Incorporated by James J. Hill in 1905 as Portland & Seattle. Name changed to Spokane, Portland & Seattle in 1908. SP&S was financed and owned jointly by Hill's GN and NP.

Northern Pacific Railway - Construction began in 1870, six years after charter as the land-grant Northern Pacific. The Northern Pacific also had the first Northern 4-8-4 type steam locomotives.

Great Northern Railway - Minnesota & Pacific chartered in 1857. Its successor, and others, renamed by James J. Hill to Great Northern in 1881.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad - Aurora Branch chartered February 12, 1849; renamed Chicago, Burlington & Quincy on February 14, 1855. Control acquired by Great Northern and Northern Pacific in 1901.

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Locomotive Information coming soon!!!!