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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, revokes the class exemption as it pertains to the trackage rights described in STB Finance Docket No. 34353 [1] to permit the trackage rights to: (1) Expire on or about June 22, 2003, for northbound trains; and (2) expire on or about October 16, 2003, for southbound trains, in accordance with the agreement of the parties.


This action is effective on June 20, 2003. Petitions to reopen must be filed by July 7, 2003.


An original and 10 copies of all pleadings referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34353 (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 petitioners' 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: June 9, 2003.

By the Board, Chairman Nober.

Vernon A. Williams,


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1.  On May 9, 2003, the Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) filed a verified 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 a BNSF line of railroad between BNSF milepost 42.9 near Paola, KS, and BNSF milepost 633.0 near Joe Jct., TX, a distance of approximately 428.2 miles. See Union Pacific Railroad Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34353 (STB served May 29, 2003). The trackage rights operations under the exemption were scheduled to begin May 16, 2003.

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[FR Doc. 03-14975 Filed 6-13-03; 8:45 am]