Texas siding named for BNSF’s Bredenberg

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GEORGETOWN, Texas – BNSF Railway has named a siding in Georgetown in honor of Rollin Bredenberg, vice president of capacity planning and operations research. The siding was dedicated on Oct. 16.

The railroad honored Bredenberg for his help in creating a mutually beneficial relationship, most recently between BNSF, Texas Crushed Stone, and Georgetown Railroad.

In the 1980s Bredenberg helped establish the connection to Texas Crushed Stone facilities and Georgetown Railroad from Southern Pacific. He later helped implement trackage rights, first for SP and later for BNSF.

“Rollin has always been ready to find the best way to solve a problem and has an eye for what will work,” says Bill Snead, president of Texas Crushed Stone, who met and worked with Bredenberg beginning in the late 1970s.

“The Bredenberg Siding represents the outstanding contributions Rollin has made to Texas Crushed Stone, Georgetown Railroad, and the rail industry overall. BNSF is proud to join his family and rail industry colleagues in recognizing his outstanding accomplishments,” says Dave Freeman, BNSF senior vice president of transportation.

The Bredenberg Siding was recently expanded from 4,700 feet to 6,900 feet to accommodate longer trains. Both outbound and empty aggregate unit trains will use the siding.

Bredenberg began his railroad career, unofficially, when he was a kid. He convinced an SP agent to leave the door unlocked when he left for the night so he could listen to the dispatcher phone and copy train orders as they were issued. His career began, officially, in 1963.

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