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Railroad industry fights to shape safety rules

...American Railroads, said he is dismayed that regulators are considering lowering oil train speeds to 30 mph. Burlington Northern-Santa Fe estimated that reducing speeds to 30 mph on just one portion of its network would cost $800 million.Railroads...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-13/influence-game-shaping-rai
Stocks split less often, meaning many top $100 a share

...created cheaper Class B shares in 1996 and split them 50-for-1 in 2010, to make it easier for owners of Burlington Northern Santa Fe, a railroad that Berkshire bought, to exchange their shares for Berkshire shares.One possible casualty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-21/stocks-split-less-often-me
Companies spending big bucks at big game

...individuals donated $1 million apiece to the Super Bowl host committee for this year's event, including Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, PepsiCo.'s Frito-Lay division, T. Boone Pickens and engineering firm Fluor. In return, they'll...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2011-02-04/companies-spending-big-bucks-
NFL | Sports
Buffett's investment firm plans to buy railroad

...cars across the country. The acquisition of Burlington Northern Santa Fe, the nation's second-largest railroad...payment per share or common stock in Berkshire. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. stock shot up $20.93, or 27 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/11/04/bus_554378.shtml
Business
Railroads seek expansions to clear bottleneck traffic

...bottlenecks, this is the best example we could possibly give you," said Mr. Rose, the chairman and CEO of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., on whose tracks the trains were stalled. The backup on this stretch of track near the Texas state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/01/bus_75246.shtml
Business
Toxic train spills are rare, deadly

...accidents in the past three years - the Graniteville wreck and the June collision of a Union Pacific train with a Burlington Northern/Santa Fe freight in San Antonio where three people died and 44 were injured. The CDC report also noted an August 2002...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/01/met_441490.shtml
Metro
Authorities baffled by genetic testing program

...Puzzling scientifically, puzzling legally and puzzling as a matter of public relations." Fort Worth-based Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. agreed last week to stop its program after the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/02/18/tec_307685.shtml
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...expected to take about 15 months. The moratorium follows the announcement of the proposed $6 billion merger of Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Canadian National Railway, which would create a network of 50,000 miles of track. Phone company goes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/03/18/bus_284727.shtml
Business
Regulators give final blessing to end Conrail monopoly

...will have almost 23,000 miles of tracks, the nation's third-largest railroad behind Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Norfolk Southern will follow CSX with 21,000 miles of track. Conrail has been the dominant rail carrier...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/24/bus_234118.shtml
Business
One-third of pension plans underfunded

...Woolworth Corp., New York 201 74 Loews Corp., New York 257 74 National Steel Corp., Mishawaka, Ind. 377 76 Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Fort Worth, Texas 187 76 Bridgestone-Firestone Inc., Akron, Ohio 134 76 Teamsters Affiliates Pension...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/13/bus_201252.shtml
Business