BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has agreed to grant temporary overhead trackage rights to the Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) over BNSF's rail line between BNSF milepost 2.1, near St. Louis, MO (Grand Ave.), and BNSF milepost 34.1, near Pacific, MO, a distance of approximately 32.0 miles.
The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on May 8, 2005, and the temporary trackage rights will expire on or about July 14, 2005. The purpose of the temporary trackage rights is to facilitate maintenance work on UP lines.
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. 34697, must be filed with Start Printed Page 28356the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Robert T. Opal, General Commerce Counsel, 1400 Douglas Street, STOP 1580, Omaha, NE 68179.
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Decided: May 9, 2005.
By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
[FR Doc. 05-9683 Filed 5-13-05; 8:45 am]
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