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Union Pacific Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Illinois Central Railroad Company D/B/A Canadian National Railway Company

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Illinois Central Railroad Company d/b/a Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has agreed to grant overhead trackage rights to Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) over CN's line of railroad between CN's connection with UP at CN milepost 228.9, near Kinmundy, IL, and the north end of Laclede Siding at CN milepost 214.6, near Laclede, IL, a distance of approximately 14.3 miles.

The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on the June 8, 2005 effective date of the exemption.

The purpose of the trackage rights is to permit UP to operate over the CN trackage to interchange with CN at an alternate location when interchange at Salem, IL, is precluded.

As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the acquisition of the 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).

This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). 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. 34711 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 Robert T. Opal, Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas Street, Mail Stop 1580, Omaha, NE 68179.

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Decided: June 3, 2005.

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

Vernon A. Williams,


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[FR Doc. 05-11731 Filed 6-14-05; 8:45 am]