Violation Tracker Summary for Primary Offense Type

Offense Type: 
railroad safety violation
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$155,941,268
Number of Penalty Records: 
15,117
Note: 
The totals here are adjusted to account for the fact that each parent's entries may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. They are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.

Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Union Pacific$39,751,7783,238
Berkshire Hathaway$22,762,5222,189
CSX$17,976,3691,529
Norfolk Southern$13,168,9751,345
Canadian National Railway$6,416,565578
Kansas City Southern$3,015,963273
Brookfield Asset Management$2,695,405318
Canadian Pacific Railway$2,227,225223
Watco Companies$1,616,990180
Linde$770,44037


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Parent Parent Major Industry Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2004 FRA $26,450
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2008 FRA $26,450
BNSF Railway Company Berkshire Hathaway diversified 2014 FRA $26,400
BNSF Railway Company Berkshire Hathaway diversified 2006 FRA $26,325
Belt Railway Company of Chicago   2014 FRA $26,250
New Jersey Transit Rail Operations   2013 FRA $26,250
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2006 FRA $26,250
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2001 FRA $26,250
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2001 FRA $26,250
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2004 FRA $26,250
CENTRAL FLORIDA RAIL CORRIDOR   2018 FRA $26,250
MINNESOTA COMMERCIAL RAILWAY   2017 FRA $26,250
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY Berkshire Hathaway diversified 2016 FRA $26,240
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2002 FRA $26,200
Honeywell International Inc. Honeywell International diversified 2009 FRA $26,105
BNSF Railway Company Berkshire Hathaway diversified 2013 FRA $26,050
BNSF Railway Company Berkshire Hathaway diversified 2011 FRA $26,000
BNSF Railway Company Berkshire Hathaway diversified 2012 FRA $26,000
Kansas City Southern Railway Kansas City Southern railroads 2013 FRA $26,000
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority   2011 FRA $26,000
Union Pacific Railroad Union Pacific railroads 2012 FRA $26,000
Union Pacific Railroad Union Pacific railroads 2012 FRA $26,000
Yellowstone Valley Railroad Watco Companies railroads 2012 FRA $26,000
SAVAGE SERVICES CORPORATION   2015 FRA $26,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY Berkshire Hathaway diversified 2009 FRA $26,000
GENERAL ELECTRIC RAILCAR SERVICES CORPORATION General Electric diversified 2009 FRA $26,000
BNSF Railway Company Berkshire Hathaway diversified 2005 FRA $26,000
CSX Transportation Inc. CSX railroads 2006 FRA $26,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company Norfolk Southern railroads 2003 FRA $26,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company Norfolk Southern railroads 2002 FRA $26,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2001 FRA $26,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2002 FRA $26,000
Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas Inc. Tate & Lyle agribusiness 2007 FRA $26,000
Canadian National Railway Company Canadian National Railway railroads 2017 FRA $26,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2004 FRA $25,925
CSX Transportation Inc. CSX railroads 2008 FRA $25,900
BNSF Railway Company Berkshire Hathaway diversified 2011 FRA $25,850
Norfolk Southern Railway Company Norfolk Southern railroads 2008 FRA $25,850
Norfolk Southern Railway Company Norfolk Southern railroads 2003 FRA $25,820
BNSF Railway Company Berkshire Hathaway diversified 2011 FRA $25,800
CSX Transportation Inc. CSX railroads 2010 FRA $25,780
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY Berkshire Hathaway diversified 2009 FRA $25,760
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2006 FRA $25,700
BNSF Railway Company Berkshire Hathaway diversified 2013 FRA $25,650
Norfolk Southern Railway Norfolk Southern railroads 2011 FRA $25,600
Texas Pacifico Transportation, Ltd.   2016 FRA $25,600
CSX Transportation Inc. CSX railroads 2001 FRA $25,550
Union Pacific Railroad Union Pacific railroads 2012 FRA $25,500
Crescent Point Resources, Ltd. Crescent Point Energy oil and gas 2015 FRA $25,500
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2016 FRA $25,500
BNSF Railway Company Berkshire Hathaway diversified 2003 FRA $25,500
BNSF Railway Company Berkshire Hathaway diversified 2005 FRA $25,500
BNSF Railway Company Berkshire Hathaway diversified 2005 FRA $25,500
Canadian Pacific Railway Canadian Pacific Railway railroads 2003 FRA $25,500
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2006 FRA $25,500
CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC. CSX railroads 2018 FRA $25,500
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2003 FRA $25,495
CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC. CSX railroads 2009 FRA $25,400
MONTANA RAIL LINK   2016 FRA $25,400
Kansas City Southern Railway Company Kansas City Southern railroads 2002 FRA $25,350
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2003 FRA $25,350
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2004 FRA $25,155
Kansas City Southern Railway Company Kansas City Southern railroads 2004 FRA $25,145
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2003 FRA $25,125
Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority   2018 FRA $25,113
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2018 FRA $25,113
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2008 FRA $25,050
Kansas City Southern Railway Kansas City Southern railroads 2012 FRA $25,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Norfolk Southern railroads 2012 FRA $25,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Norfolk Southern railroads 2012 FRA $25,000
Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis   2012 FRA $25,000
Union Pacific Railroad Union Pacific railroads 2011 FRA $25,000
Union Pacific Railroad Union Pacific railroads 2011 FRA $25,000
Union Pacific Railroad Union Pacific railroads 2013 FRA $25,000
Altex Energy Ltd.   2013 FRA $25,000
Basin Transload Global Partners LP wholesalers 2012 FRA $25,000
Silver Eagle Refining, Inc.   2012 FRA $25,000
Watco Transportation Services Watco Companies railroads 2015 FRA $25,000
Southern California Regional Rail Authority   2016 FRA $25,000
CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC. CSX railroads 2016 FRA $25,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2016 FRA $25,000
BNSF Railway Company Berkshire Hathaway diversified 2001 FRA $25,000
BNSF Railway Company Berkshire Hathaway diversified 2005 FRA $25,000
Consolidated Rail Corporation Norfolk Southern railroads 2003 FRA $25,000
CSX Transportation Inc. CSX railroads 2003 FRA $25,000
CSX Transportation Inc. CSX railroads 2004 FRA $25,000
CSX Transportation Inc. CSX railroads 2004 FRA $25,000
Paducah & Louisville Railway   2007 FRA $25,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company Norfolk Southern railroads 2002 FRA $25,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company Norfolk Southern railroads 2006 FRA $25,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2001 FRA $25,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2001 FRA $25,000
Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company   2003 FRA $25,000
Nucor Steel Corp. Nucor metals 2004 FRA $25,000
PLM Transportation Equipment Corp.   2005 FRA $25,000
Absolute Energy   2017 FRA $25,000
HollyFrontier Refining & Marketing LLC HollyFrontier oil and gas 2017 FRA $25,000
Cargill, Inc. Cargill agribusiness 2018 FRA $25,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroads 2003 FRA $24,955
BNSF Railway Company Berkshire Hathaway diversified 2010 FRA $24,900
WESTERN REFINING COMPANY Marathon Petroleum oil and gas 2014 FRA $24,900
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(*): Some penalties are partial or complete duplicates of other penalty records, either because a DOJ settlement duplicates an agency record or because EPA listed the full penalty for a company for each of the company's relevant facilities. Penalty amounts marked with an asterisk have been identified by Good Jobs First as duplicating other penalty amounts.