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CalebBaker
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BNSF Railway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Class I Railroads
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BNSF Railway


Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) Corp. is the US's second largest freight Class One network with Warren Buffet for it's investor (failure). In 1994, ATSF announced to merge into Burlington Northern and Santa Fe.
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Union Pacific Railroad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Class I Railroads
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Union Pacific Railroad


Union Pacific Railroad was formed in 1862 by the founder of a stockholder named Dr. Thomas Clark Durant. UP owns over 8,000 locomotives, 31,900 route miles, and over 44,000 employees! UP to my opinion is the most successful railroad of the Class One every to my accordings in history of U.S.A. railroadings.
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Norfolk Southern Corp. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Class I Railroads
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Yet, another great Class One railroad company in the USA. NS for short owns over 22,100 miles of route in the US in Midwestern and Eastern US states officially. Norfolk Southern's only main commodity is coal. NS has coal mines in Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and good 'ol West Virginia! In 1999, NS bought half of Consolidated Rail (Conrail) stocks and CSX Corp. bought the other stocks of Consolidated Rail of U.S. Government, which made both CSX and NS railway substantially growing a lot too.
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CSX Transportation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Class I Railroads
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CSX Transportation


One of the most successful Class One railroad companies since 1989. CSX means Chessie Seaboard Xpress or express preferred also. CSXT usually hauls coal most of the time in the north midwestern states of the headquarters. One of the well-known CSX subs is the Chicago, Evansville, and Danville Sub /or CE&D Subdivisions. Which passes through Evansville, Danville, and other southern indiana and northern indiana towns and small cities too. Then routes up north to Gary, Indiana to Chicago, Illinois. It's activity averages on the CE&D sub is 20 to 80 trains everyday! It's a true railfan spot for Indiana fans!!
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