Almost in your face.
BNSF owns and operates nearly 7,000 locomotives, with about three-fourths of these in through-freight service. The over-the-road machines haul freight on average more than 300 miles per day – about 100,000 miles a year. The typical BNSF locomotive has a life of 35 years before being retired. In that time, a locomotive will travel between 3.4 million and 4.8 million miles, equivalent to almost 200 trips around the earth’s equator.