But Nobody Said Furlough
BNSF hired thousands of employees in 2008, only to immediately furlough them once training was complete.
BNSF is the not so epic railroad that came out when the awesome BN and EPIC AT&SF merged. BNSF is liked because of them being nice to railfans, and for not completely wiping out fallen flags, like UP does with their the piss-colored "Armor" scheme, but is hated because of them insistently buying widecab locomotives from the suckfest company we like to call GE.
Railfan 1: "BNSF is so awesome!"
Railfan 2: "OK, foamer!"