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New BNSF leader becomes first female CEO of major railroad

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BNSF Railway on Monday appointed Kathryn Farmer as its new CEO.

The company's executive vice president of operations, Farmer becomes the first female CEO of a major U.S. railroad, according to Reuters.

She succeeds the retiring Carl Ice at the company owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. BNSF operates roughly 32,500 miles of track in 28 states.

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