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The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company-Trackage Rights Exemption- Union Pacific Railroad Company

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Surface Transportation Board.


Notice of exemption.


The Board, under 49 U.S.C. 10502, exempts the trackage rights described in STB Finance Docket No. 33833 [1] to permit the trackage rights to expire on February 7, 2000, in accordance with the agreement of the parties.


This exemption is effective on February 7, 2000.


An original and 10 copies of all pleadings referring to STB Finance Docket No. 33833 (Sub-No. 1) must be filed with the Office of the Secretary, Case Control Unit, Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a copy of all pleadings must be served on petitioners' representatives (1) Yolanda Grimes Brown, The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, 2500 Lou Menk Drive, P.O. Box 961039, Fort Worth, TX 76161-0039, and (2) Robert Opal, Esq., Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1416 Dodge Street, Room 830, Omaha, NE 68179.

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Joseph H. Dettmar (202) 565-1600. [TDD for the hearing impaired (202) 565-1695.]

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Additional information is contained in the Board's decision. To purchase a copy of the full decision, write to, call, or pick up in person from: Dā-To-Dā Office Solutions, Suite 210, 1925 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006. Telephone: (202) 289-4357. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through TDD services 1-800-877-8339.]

Board decisions and notices are available on our website at “WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.

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Decided: January 28, 2000.

By the Board, Chairman Morgan, Vice Chairman Burkes and Commissioner Clyburn.

Vernon A. Williams,


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1.  On December 29, 1999, BNSF filed a notice of exemption under the Board's class exemption procedures at 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). The notice covered the agreement by Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) to grant temporary overhead trackage rights to The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company over UP's rail line between Stockton, CA, in the vicinity of UP's milepost 82.3 (Fresno Subdivision), and Fresno, CA, in the vicinity of UP's milepost 207.0 (Fresno Subdivision). See The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company, STB Finance Docket No. 33833 (STB served Jan. 18, 2000). The trackage rights operations under the exemption became effective and were scheduled to be consummated on January 15, 2000.

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[FR Doc. 00-2566 Filed 2-3-00; 8:45 am]