The Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s Dakota Division criss-crosses the Dakotas but with plenty of track in Minnesota, Montana and Nebraska. Heading East, the lines begins at Minneapolis Junction and heads to Willmar where it breaks into two: one line heads South to Ashland Nebraska via Sioux City while the other line heads west breaking into two lines for the run across North and South Dakota. The lines end in Glendive and Terry with a final run across Montana (nearly to Billings) on the Forsythe Sub. BNSF has reorganized their division structure; this division is now a part of the Twin Cities and Montana Divisions.
This is a scan of an original BNSF 1998 track chart for the Dakota Division. 708 pages. Lines covered are: * Aberdeen Sub (Sioux City to Aberdeen, South Dakota), * Appleton Sub (Benson, Minnesota to Aberdeen), * Browns Valley Sub (Morris, Minnesota to Beardsley, Minnesota), * Canton Sub (Canton, South Dakota to Sioux Falls, South Dakota), * Circle Sub (Glendive, Montana to Circle Montana), * Colstrip Sub (Nichols to Big Sky, Montana), * Corson Sub (Garretson, South Dakota to Sioux Falls, South Dakota), * Dickenson Sub (Mandan, North Dakota to Glendive, Montana), * Forsyth Sub (Glendive to Jones Jct., Montana), * Geneseo Sub (Aberdeen Line Jct. to Aberdeen), * Hanley Falls Sub (Hanley Falls, Minnesota to Madison, Minnesota) * Hettinger Sub (Mobridge, South Dakota to Terry, Montana), * Jamestown Sub (Surrey Jct. Switch to Mandan, North Dakota), * Linton Sub (McKensie, North Dakota to Linton), * Madison Sub (Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Madison, South Dakota), * Marshal Sub (Sioux City, Iowa to Willmar, Minnesota), * Mitchell Sub (Canton to Mitchell), * Mobridge Sub (Aberdeen to Mobridge, South Dakota), * Moorhead Sub (East Breckenridge, Minnesota to South Moorhead), * Morris Sub (Goldenrod to East Breckenridge), * Sarpy Line Sub (Sarpy Jct. to Kuehn, Montana), * Sidney Line Sub (Glendive to Snowden, Minnesota) * Sioux City Sub (Ashland, Nebraska to Sioux City), * Watertown Sub (Appleton, Minnesota to MP 148.5 (DM&E)), * Wayzata Sub (Minneapolis Jct. to Goldenrod) and * Zap Line Sub (Mandan, North Dakota to Zap, North Dakota).
Here are just a few of the yards and close-up maps: * Fremont, * Ashland, * Litchfield, * Minneapolis Junction, * Glendive, * Aberdeen, * Mitchell, * Sioux City, * Mandan and * more.