Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Burlington Northern Santa Fe (NYSE: BNI) is one of the largest railroad operators in the U.S.
Through its subsidiaries, BNSF is engaged primarily in the freight rail transportation business. BNSF’s primary operating subsidiary, BNSF Railway, operates one of the largest North American rail networks with about 32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. Through its one operating transportation segment, BNSF Railway transports a wide range of products and commodities including Consumer Products, Coal, Industrial Products and Agricultural Products.
Source: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. July 24th, 2009 10-Q
Book: "Burlington Route: A History of the Burlington Lines," by Richard C. Overton, 1st Edition, Hardcover, Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1965. See the review posted on Motley Fool's Books--Non-fiction discussion board.