Investing in California

BNSF Railway’s operations in California are vital to the U.S. supply chain and critical to supporting strong regional economies.

As a major freight rail transporter in the state since 1883, BNSF has strong ties to the area. We’ve committed hundreds of millions toward state network capital expansion, and our rail yards and intermodal facilities employ thousands of Californians.

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Bringing Jobs to California

Every day, BNSF Railway employees in California help move the products and commodities that Americans need to live and prosper. We’re proud to be California’s freight rail partner and an important job creator in the communities we serve across our state network.




$278 Million

Average Railroad
Salary + Compensation


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Investing in California

BNSF Railway safely and efficiently moves millions of carloads of freight through the state each year. Since 2014, we’ve invested more than $1 billion to maintain and expand our critical state network. This includes millions to maintain and upgrade our major rail yards and automotive and intermodal facilities.

Carloads Handled
in CA

3.9+ Million

Major CA
Rail Yards


Major CA Intermodal/
Automotive Facilities