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Illinois Indiana Development Company, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Chicago SouthShore & South Bend Railroad Co.

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Illinois Indiana Development Company, LLC (IIDC), a Class III carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire and operate approximately 6.2 miles of rail line from Chicago SouthShore & South Bend Railroad Co. (CSS). The rail line extends approximately from 115th Street in Chicago, IL (milepost 0.0) to the Illinois-Indiana state line in Burnham, IL, opposite Hammond, IN (milepost 6.2). IIDC certifies that its projected revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier.

The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on or after October 9, 2002, the effective date of the exemption (7 days after the exemption was filed).

This transaction is related to STB Finance Docket No. 34263, Chicago SouthShore & South Bend Railroad Co.—Operation Exemption—Illinois Indiana Development Company, LLC, wherein CSS has concurrently filed a verified notice of exemption to conduct Start Printed Page 66707freight operations over the line being acquired by IIDC.[1]

If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the transaction.

An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34262, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on Rose-Michele Weinryb, Weiner Brodsky, Sidman Kider, PC, 1300 19th Street, NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20036.

Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at “www.stb.dot.gov.

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Decided: October 24, 2002.

By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings.

Vernon A. Williams,

Secretary.

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1.  The parties state that CSS will have a nonexclusive right to conduct freight operations over the described line, and that IIDC will retain the right to operate over the line contemporaneously with CSS.

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[FR Doc. 02-27582 Filed 10-31-02; 8:45 am]

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