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

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Surface Transportation Board.


Petition for partial revocation.


The Board, under 49 U.S.C. 10502, exempts the trackage rights described in STB Finance Docket No. 34321 [1] to permit the trackage rights to expire on or about May 12, 2003, in accordance with the agreement of the parties.


This exemption will be effective on May 12, 2003. Petitions to reopen must be filed by June 4, 2003.


An original and 10 copies of all pleadings referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34321 (Sub-No. 1) must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a copy of all pleadings must be served on petitioner's representative: Robert T. Opal, 1416 Dodge Street, Room 830, Omaha, NE 68179.

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Joseph H. Dettmar, (202) 565-1600 (Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1-800-877-8339).

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Decided: May 9, 2003.

By the Board, Chairman Nober and Commissioner Morgan.

Vernon A. Williams,


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1.  On March 7, 2003, the Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) 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 The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) to grant temporary overhead trackage rights to UP over BNSF's rail lines between BNSF milepost 143.2 near Los Angeles, CA, and BNSF milepost 10.5 near Riverside, CA, a distance of approximately 57.2 miles. See Union Pacific Railroad Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34321 (STB served Mar. 26, 2003). The trackage rights operations under the exemption were scheduled to begin on March 14, 2003.

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[FR Doc. 03-12138 Filed 5-14-03; 8:45 am]