April 16, 2014

BNSF boosts Bakken oil boom

MINOT, N.D. — To bolster its ability to haul freight, including crude oil, Fort Worth-based BNSF Railway Co. plans to spend $4.1 billion on capital improvements in 2013, a single-year record for an American railroad, the company says.

Such grand business plans, though, didn’t mean anything to a young moose wandering through the huge Gavin Yard here recently. Train activity halted for a time. Moose sightings are not unusual in this town about 50 miles from Canada. The animals follow the river bottoms looking for food.

Read the full story at The Dallas Morning News.