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BNSF is 'most admired' railroad in FORTUNE's annual rankings


BNSF Railway Co. has attained the highest score among six railroads in FORTUNE magazine's annual ranking of the nation's most admired companies. BNSF achieved a score of 8.34 on a 10-point scale.

The Class I earned high marks in eight categories: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment and products/services quality.

BNSF also ranked in the top 10 of all 1,000 rated companies for innovation, use of corporate assets, quality of management, financial soundness and long-term investment.

Union Pacific Railroad ranked second among railroads on the most-admired list, followed by CSX Corp., Norfolk Southern Corp., Kansas City Southern and Amtrak.

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