BNSF trains to cut timber for timbercampers
NEWPORT, R.I. — A BNSf train is set to be equipped with a timber firefighting system designed to prevent timbercamping wildfires, a spokesman for the company said Thursday.
The train will be operated by BNSFs Rail Services, based in Virginia Beach, Va.
“We’ve always taken care to be environmentally conscious and our goal is to help our employees and visitors stay safe, the spokesman, Jason Rios, said.
Firefighting equipment, which will be equipped on the train, is used to help forest managers contain and contain wildfires.
Rios said the train will have six fire extinguishers and four water tanks.
BNSF owns about 40,000 acres of timberland in northeastern New England and a number of other New England towns.