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BNSF Railway Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company

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Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has agreed to grant limited temporary overhead trackage rights to BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) over UP's line between Valley Junction, IL, at UP milepost 0.00 and Rockview Junction, MO, at UP milepost 131.3, a distance of approximately 131.3 miles.

The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on February 14, 2005, and the temporary trackage rights are intended to expire on May 13, 2005. The purpose of the temporary trackage rights is to allow BNSF to bridge its train service while its main lines are out of service due to programmed track, roadbed, and structural maintenance.

As a condition to this exemption, any employee affected by the acquisition of the temporary trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.—Trackage Rights—BN, 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.—Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980), and any employee affected by the discontinuance of those trackage rights will be protected by the conditions set out in Oregon Short Line R. Co.—Abandonment-Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).

This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8). If it 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. 34663, 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 Michael E. Roper, 2500 Lou Menk Drive, PO Box 961039, Fort Worth, TX 76161-0039.

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

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Decided: February 16, 2005.

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

Vernon A. Williams,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 05-3554 Filed 2-24-05; 8:45 am]

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