Welcome to Our Site!

Note:  The July 2020 issue of The BN Expediter was mailed from Michigan on June 24th.  In the good ‘ole days it would take about 2 weeks to get to those of you in the US.  It would appear the new normal is longer than that.  Please be patient.   (posted on 7/17/2020)

Update 7/22/2020:  The July 2020 issue of The BN Expediter has been reported to have been delivered to members in New York and Wisconsin, so if you haven’t already received it, you likely will soon.  Thanks for your patience.

We exist to preserve the history and chronicle the operation of the Burlington Northern Railroad and its successors, as well as the MRL. For information on historical societies for railroads that merged to become the BN or BNSF, click here

On this website you will find all sorts of interesting, informative and useful information about the BN, BNSF and MRL such as locomotive and freight car lists, employee timetables, yard maps and much, much more.

Just pull down one of the menus at the top left of this page and take a gander at what we have to offer.

The information on this site is all free.  The cost of maintaining it comes out of the annual dues paid by members of our society plus other donations.

If you find this site useful, consider joining.  Members receive our quarterly publication, The BN Expediter, an all color magazine containing all sorts of information and stories about the railroads we cover.