WHY BNSF BELIEVES IN BLITZING

Burlington Northern and Santa Fe (BNSF) will spend $1.27 billion on capital engineering projects in 1999. Of this, $814 million is for maintenance of way programs and $459 million for capacity improvement. This article describes blitzing - an all-out assault on a division or a subdivision in which a railroad is completely shut down, traffic is rerouted, and hundreds of people and dozens of pieces of equipment swarm upon the right of way like worker bees. The productivity and long term operational benefits of the blitz approach are discussed.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Authors:
    • Vantuono, W C
  • Publication Date: 1999-4

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00794262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 4 2000 12:00AM