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Freight trainNevada Freight Rail 

The vision for freight rail transportation in Nevada is to have an economically-competitive freight rail system that moves goods efficiently and expeditiously across the state.

A fully integrated freight rail system with interstate and intrastate shipping modes will help ease highway congestion and improve the overall safety and quality of life for the traveling public and the citizens of Nevada. The primary transporters of freight by rail in Nevada are BNSF and UPRR.


Union Pacific is a subsidiary of Union Pacific Corporation. It covers 23 states in the western two-thirds of the United States. Union Pacific railroad is the nation's largest Class 1 railroad and one of the largest intermodal carriers – the transport of truck trailers and marine containers. The railroad helps link production and consumption points in the U.S., and across the world, with a network to deliver the energy, food, raw materials, durable and consumer goods to support the nation's growth.

Nathan Anderson
Director of Public Affairs
Union Pacific Railroad
280 South 400 West

Suite 250
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
(801) 212-3993


BNSF Railway is the product of nearly 400 different railroad lines that merged or were acquired over the course of 160 years. It operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America, covering the western two-thirds of the U.S. and hauling the products consumers use every day and the raw materials manufacturers need to make those products.

Chris Bigoness
Manager, Network Development and Merger Customer Access
BNSF Railway Company
2500 Lou Menk Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76131
(817) 867-6697

Freight Program