Industry leaders know the critical role rail plays in the lumber supply chain. Because of our superior equipment and service, BNSF plays a major role in the transportation of lumber in the Western United States. We are the only North American railroad with direct access to the lumber producing areas of the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada.
Click here to access a sortable directory of BNSF-served lumber mills with location, product line(s) and species handled information. The directory also includes a separate list of reload facilities as well as Canadian mills operating in British Columbia.
With unrivaled access to major metropolitan areas across North America, we can help our customers access major Northeastern and Southeastern markets as well.
Want to ship Intermodal?
Intermodal is a shipping method in which more than one mode of transport is used. The freight may be moved in Containers and Trailers (dry or refrigerated), Specialized Flatbeds, or Tank Containers. BNSF's superior intermodal network offers speeds faster than the next leading intermodal provider, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Ship via Individual Railcar
Whether you're shipping one carload or multiple carloads, BNSF's individual railcar service offers you consistent, reliable and cost-effective service. Through this service, you can access the most efficient and fluid rail network in North America directly to/from your facility. Excellent for multi-truck quantities of commodities such as canned goods, steel, lumber, paper, and more. Easily fit three or more truckloads in a single railcar. Use the tabs below to learn more.