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Pioneer Railcorp (Pioneer) and its subsidiaries
This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in
The transaction may be consummated on or after November 14, 2012 (30 days after the notice of exemption was filed).
Pioneer represents that: (1) The Line does not connect with any railroads in the corporate family; (2) the transaction is not part of a series of anticipated transactions that would connect the Line with other railroads in the corporate family; and (3) the transaction does not involve a Class I rail carrier. Therefore, the transaction is exempt from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323.
Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to protect the interests of its employees. Section 11326(c), however, does not provide for labor protection for transactions under SSSS 11324 and 11325 that involve only Class III rail carriers. Accordingly, the Board may not impose labor protective conditions here, because all of the carriers involved are Class III carriers.
If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void
An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35686, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on Daniel A. LaKemper, Pioneer Railcorp, 1318 S. Johanson Road, Peoria, IL 61607.
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