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Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement, Northern Lines Railway, Inc. (NLR), has agreed to grant restricted local trackage rights to BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) over the rail lines owned by BNSF and leased to NLR between 33rd Avenue North and milepost 5.71, located just west of the Highway I-94 overpass in St. Cloud, Minn.
The earliest this transaction may be consummated is August 24, 2012, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed).
According to BNSF, the purpose of the transaction is to permit BNSF to move unit trains originating or terminating on the Lines. Use of the Lines by BNSF is restricted to movements of unit trains originating or terminating at a grain shuttle facility being constructed at approximately milepost 5.0 on the Lines. NLR will continue to serve customers along the Lines.
As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in
This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). If the notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void
An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35647, 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 Karl Morrell, Ball Janik LLP, 655 Fifteenth Street, NW., Suite 225, Washington, DC 20005.
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