Engineering Services

Engineered Excellence.

BNSF Logistics’ in-house engineering team provides a distinct advantage to our rail, over-dimensional, and heavy-haul customers.

When your loads require specialized equipment, expert compliance with regulations, custom securements, or the ideal laydown site, our team of mechanical, industrial, and civil engineers are experts in ensuring your asset and location needs are anticipated and modified to specifications. In addition, our team is dedicated to continuously developing innovative solutions, such as our patented transport fixtures for wind turbine blades and towers.
We employ advanced GPS tracking and load impact monitoring to ensure your shipment’s safety. In addition, our experts can design custom freight and tank cars with Finite Element Analysis (FEA), fatigue analysis, and Association of American Railroads (AAR) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) approval package submittals to ensure the safe delivery of your cargo.

Key Engineering Services

  • Railcar design, inspection, and repair
  • AAR and FRA approval package submittals
  • Finite Element Analysis and fatigue analysis
  • Open-top load engineering support (high/wide)
  • Rail clearance drawings
  • Rail securement design
  • Load impact recording and reports
  • GPS location tracking
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