SOURCE: BNSF Railway Company

BNSF Railway Company

October 29, 2009 12:00 ET

BNSF to Host Halloween Day Train for 500 Special Children

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - October 29, 2009) - Volunteers from BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) will host children from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Center for Burns and Trauma, Arise Foundation and Arizonans for Children on a special train trip, Saturday, Oct. 31.

"This is a very special train trip for us because it gives us an opportunity to give back to the communities that we serve," says Daryl Ness, BNSF general manager, Southwest Division. "We are all looking forward to giving these children a special treat on Halloween Day."

At least 500 children and adults dressed in Halloween costumes are expected to ride the special train consisting of two BNSF locomotives and 12 passenger cars. Children will be treated and tricked by a face painter, balloon artist and magician during the three-hour trip. Passengers will board the train in the city of Glendale at a location east of 59th Ave. and W. Grand Ave. As the train travels from Glendale to Wickenburg, the children will be served refreshments and receive wooden train whistles and engineer hats.

A subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (NYSE: BNI), BNSF Railway operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America, with about 32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. The railway is among the world's top transporters of intermodal traffic, moves more grain than any other American railroad, transports the components of many of the products we depend on daily, and hauls enough low-sulphur coal to generate about ten percent of the electricity produced in the United States. BNSF Railway is an industry leader in Web-enabling a variety of customer transactions at

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