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Anthony Soto
Anthony Soto

Anthony Soto

BNSF Railway

San Bernardino, CA USA

"Don’t take no for an answer. Take advantage of everything that a job can give to you."

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Day In The Life

Superintendent of Corridor Operations

I oversee railway freight movement throughout California.


Day In The Life Of A Corridor Superintendent For The Railway

My Day to Day

I oversee dispatchers coordinating nonstop logistics between terminals under tight timing rules, much like air traffic controllers. We’re one big, fast-paced conveyor belt. When there’s a breakdown, I lead our emergency response to safely reset the network, getting boots on the ground no matter the hour. It’s demanding, but those problem-solving wins keeping customers’ freight rolling make it rewarding. I also manage shifts, balancing work-life in a job that’s always on in the background.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    I grew up in Barstow, California—while Barstow is a railway town, I never really expected to be working for the railway.

  • 2.

    After high school, I joined the military.

  • 3.

    When I got out of the military, I gained experience working for a couple of different logistics companies.

  • 4.

    I eventually joined BNSF Railway and have been working here for about 20 years now.

  • 5.

    I completed a 13-week craft program to become a switchman or conductor.

  • 6.

    Two years later, I was promoted to locomotive engineer.

  • 7.

    I started as an assistant terminal superintendent, worked up to terminal superintendent, and finally landed at my current role as superintendent of corridor operations for the California division.