Washington State University offers two volumes on Burlington Northern (BN) history. The hardcover titles are the work of Earl J. Currie, who spent 40 years in line management of operations and maintenance in the railroad industry, including service as BN’s Senior Vice-President-Maintenance and Transportation.
The first volume in the series, Burlington Northern A Great Adventure 1970–1979, starts with the merger of the four railroads making up BN. The 444-page release covers the road’s planning and implementation programs, documents the boom of coal traffic, and more.
The second volume, Transformation of a Railroad Company Burlington Northern 1980–1995, continues the road’s story with its merger of Frisco, leadership changes, and the impact U.S. Government deregulation had on BN. Across this hardcover’s 304 pages, the author explores initiatives and strategies BN used to reach its goals and respond to changes in the transportation industry.
Both books from Washington State University Press include illustrations, glossary, bibliography, and index. The first volume lists for $45 and the second volume sells for $40; each is 8 1/2 x 11 inches.
Washington State University Press