BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and Stillwater Central Railroad, LLC f/k/a Stillwater Central Railroad, Inc. (SLWC), pursuant to written trackage rights agreements dated April 1, 2014, and May 21, 2014, respectively, have each agreed to amend their trackage rights agreements with Grainbelt Corporation (GNBC),
which together will allow GNBC to provide local service to a grain shuttle facility in Eldorado, Okla. (between Altus and Quanah). Specifically, BNSF is amending its trackage rights with GNBC regarding service over the connecting line between the connection with SLWC east of Long (milepost 668.73) and Quanah (milepost 723.30), and SLWC is amending its trackage rights with GNBC regarding service between Snyder Yard (milepost 664.00) and its connection with BNSF east of Long (milepost 668.73).
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The transaction may be consummated on or after June 26, 2014, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed).
The purpose of this transaction is to allow GNBC to provide local, single system service between the grain shippers located on GNBC, including GNBC's affiliate, Farmrail Corporation, and the grain shuttle facility located at Eldorado. The parties' agreements provide that the trackage rights will automatically expire on February 1, 2023.
As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk & Western Railway—Trackage Rights—Burlington Northern, Inc., 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Railway—Lease & Operate—California Western Railroad, 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 effectiveness of the exemption. Stay petitions must be filed by June 19, 2014 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35831, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Eric M. Hocky, Clark Hill, PLC, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov.
Decided: June 9, 2014.
By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Derrick A. Gardner,
[FR Doc. 2014-13768 Filed 6-11-14; 8:45 am]
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