HERITAGE COMMUNITY AWARD CELEBRATES BNSF'S RELATIONSHIP WITH RAILROAD TOWNS
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
The United States is dotted with cities that share a long history with railroads. In fact, many of them came into existence as part of the westward expansion led by BNSF predecessor lines like Northern Pacific, Great Northern, Frisco and Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. Many of these communities continue to embrace their past, present and future ties to freight rail. To honor these communities, BNSF created a special Heritage Community Award.
"There are a number of communities that really have stood out through the course of our railroad's history. We've grown together, worked cooperatively, and really had each other's back," said Andrew Johnsen, assistant vice president, Community Affairs.