Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad Maps into the 21st Century
Interesting press release about BNSF organizing a di(gis)tizing their myriad collection of maps and row documents:
“A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man!” - Jebediah Springfield
"...she said. “When someone calls to ask for a map or document, I love to be able to say, ‘Yes, I can get that!’”
I call BS on that. I've tried unsuccessfully to get a piece or a copy of the ROW map and been flat out told "NOT AVAILABLE" by company policy. Told me the width and I stated "great.. and where is the centerline" which she couldn't answer. Told me to use the fences. LOL.
Professional Land Surveyor : Shields Survey Ltd. Co. : Raton, NM 87740 : http://www.shieldssurvey.com
(575)445-1232 [office] ~ (575)445-3648 [fax] ~ (575)447-2230 [cell]
Bartlett and West purportedly handles all of the "ROW Maps" for BNSF. After you pay for them they send you "Track Maps" or "Track Charts" that have no ROW data whatsoever. Seems like fraud to me. I was told a number of years ago by a BNSF Surveyor that he was told by their "legal department" not to release any ROW data to anyone for any reason. They have held to that steadfastly ever since. The bottom line is that they don't seem to care where their ROW is located.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance - Confucius