Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad, LLC (P&S), a newly formed noncarrier and wholly owned subsidiary of Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, Inc. (BPRR), has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from BPRR the physical assets that comprise approximately 189.47 miles of rail line formerly operated by Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad, Inc. (PSRR), between: (a) Brockway Yard, Brockway (milepost 0.0) and Freeport (milepost 88.027) (except for an abandoned segment between milepost 2.0 and milepost 19.0); (b) milepost 0.98 on the main line at Snyder Township (a/k/a milepost 0.0) and milepost 0.37; (c) Brookville Yard (milepost 20.89) and the connection with Mountain Laurel (milepost 0.30); (d) milepost 69.86 on the main line in East Franklin (a/k/a milepost 0.0) and milepost 1.28; (e) Lawsonham (milepost 6.0) and Driftwood (milepost 110.0); (f) Lawsonham (milepost 0.0) and Sligo (milepost 10.5); and (g) the end of track (milepost 4.0) and Lawsonham (milepost 6.0) (the lines). The lines are located in Armstrong, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, and Jefferson Counties, PA. BPRR is acquiring the lines in a related transaction concurrently filed in STB Finance Docket No. 34447, Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, Inc., Allegheny & Eastern Railroad, Inc., Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad, Inc., and Bradford Industrial Rail, Inc.—Corporate Family Transaction Exemption, wherein PSRR and other subsidiaries will be merged into BPRR. The instant transaction contemplates that BPRR will retain the operating authority over the lines and P&S will have a residual common carrier obligation. Start Printed Page 3196
The transaction was expected to be consummated on January 1, 2004.
P&S 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. It further certifies that its total annual revenues will not exceed $5 million.
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. 34449, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Eric M. Hocky, Gollatz, Griffin & Ewing, P.C., Four Penn Center, Suite 200, 1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103-2808.
Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.Start Signature
Decided: January 15, 2004.
By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
[FR Doc. 04-1365 Filed 1-21-04; 8:45 am]
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