Surface Transportation Board.
Notice of Exemption.
The Board grants an exemption, under 49 U.S.C. 10502, from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323-25 for Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (GWI), a noncarrier, to continue in control of Tazewell & Peoria Railroad, Inc. (TPR), upon TPR's becoming a rail carrier pursuant to a related transaction involving the lease and operation of a line of the Peoria and Pekin Union Railway Company. GWI is a holding company that directly or indirectly controls 1 Class II rail carrier, 21 operating Class III rail carriers, and 4 non-operating Class III rail carriers. A line of one of GWI's subsidiaries, Illinois & Midland Railroad, Inc., connects at Pekin, IL, with the line to be leased by TPR in the related transaction.
This exemption will be effective on October 28, 2004. Petitions to stay must be filed by October 15, 2004. Petitions to reopen must be filed by October 22, 2004.
Send an original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34545, to: Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, send one copy of pleadings to Jo A. DeRoche, Weiner Brodsky Sidman Kider PC, 1300 19th Street, NW., Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20036-1609.Start Further Info
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Decided: September 30, 2004.
By the Board, Chairman Nober, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and Commissioner Buttrey.
Vernon A. Williams,
1. See Tazewell & Peoria Railroad, Inc.—Lease and Operation Exemption—Peoria and Pekin Union Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34544 (STB served Sept. 28, 2004).Back to Citation
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