Soo Line Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 36696 [05-12569]

Download as PDF 36696 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 121 / Friday, June 24, 2005 / Notices carrier identified in the Atlantic & Western Railway, et al. group. RP 2 will acquire 100% ownership of KWT Railway, Inc., the entire limited partnership interest of Rail Partners, L.P., and the entire managing member interest of each rail carrier identified in the AN Railway, et al. group. GWI states: (1) That neither the KWT Railway, Inc. carriers in the AN Railway, et al. group nor the carriers in the Atlantic & Western, et al. group (collectively, Acquired Railroads) will connect with any of the Affiliates; (2) that the control transaction is not part of a series of anticipated transactions that would connect any of the Acquired Railroads with the Affiliates; and (3) that no Class I railroad is involved in the control transaction. Therefore, the control transaction is exempt from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323. See 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2). 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. Because the transaction involves at least one Class II and one or more Class III rail carriers, the exemption is subject to the labor protection requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11326(b). If the verified notice 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. 34708, 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 RoseMichele Nardi, Weiner Brodsky Sidman Kider PC, 1300 Nineteenth Street, NW., Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20036– 1609. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: June 20, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–12491 Filed 6–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 19:06 Jun 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34709] Soo Line Railroad Company— Trackage Rights Exemption—Norfolk Southern Railway Company Pursuant to a trackage rights agreement dated May 25, 2005, between Soo Line Railroad Company (Soo Line) and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR), 1 NSR has agreed to grant Soo Line overhead trackage rights over the following segments: (1) Between Delray Interlocking in Detroit, MI, at milepost 4.4 ± of the Detroit District, and the point of connection of the new 1,982 foot long Butler Connecting Track at milepost D113.65 ± of NSR’s Huntingdon District Line; (2) between the point of connection of the Butler Connecting Track at milepost D113.65 ± of NSR’s Huntingdon District Line and the point of connection of the Butler Connecting Track with NSR’s Chicago Line at milepost CD358.56 ±; and (3) between the point of connection of the Butler Connecting Track with NSR’s Chicago Line at milepost CD358.56 ±, and one of the following two points in Chicago, IL: (a) CP–502 at milepost 502.8 ± and (b) CP 509 at milepost 509.7 ±, a total distance of 253.9 miles (in the case of CP–502) and 260.8 miles (in the case of CP–509). The three segments are non-separable portions of a single unified route over which Soo Line will operate under the trackage rights. Whether Soo Line trains will operate over the route via CP–502 or via CP–509 will be determined, on a train-by-train basis, pursuant to the procedures and protocols set forth in the trackage rights agreement. Soo Line states that the trackage rights will be effective on a date mutually agreed to in writing between Soo Line and NSR, which shall not occur until the latest of (1) the date upon which construction of the Butler Connecting Track is completed; (2) the effective date of any required Board authorization or exemption of the trackage rights (including compliance with any condition(s) imposed by the Board); and (3) the expiration of any required labor notices. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the trackage rights will be protected by the 1 A redacted version of the trackage rights agreement between NSR and Soo Line was filed with the notice of exemption. The full version of the agreement, as required by 49 CFR 1180.6(a)(7)(ii), was concurrently filed under seal along with a motion for protective order. A protective order was served on June 21, 2005. PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 34709, 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 Terence M. Hynes, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, 1501 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: June 21, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–12569 Filed 6–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–441 (Sub–No. 4X)] San Pedro Railroad Operating Company, LLC—Abandonment Exemption—in Cochise County, AZ On June 6, 2005, San Pedro Railroad Operating Company, LLC (SPROC) 1 filed with the Surface Transportation Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon approximately 76.2 miles of railroad in Cochise County, AZ, as follows: (1) The Bisbee Branch, between milepost 1085.0 at Bisbee Junction and milepost 1090.6 at Bisbee, a distance of 5.6 miles; and (2) the Douglas Branch (a) between milepost 1097.3 near Paul Spur and milepost 1106.5 near Douglas, a distance of 9.2 miles, (b) between milepost 1055.8 near Charleston and milepost 1097.3 near Paul Spur, a distance of 41.5 miles, and (c) between milepost 1040.15 near Curtiss and milepost 1055.8 near Charleston, a distance of 19.9 miles. The lines traverse U.S. Postal Service ZIP Codes 1 SPROC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arizona Rail Group. E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 121 (Friday, June 24, 2005)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-12569]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34709]


Soo Line Railroad Company--Trackage Rights Exemption--Norfolk 
Southern Railway Company

    Pursuant to a trackage rights agreement dated May 25, 2005, between 
Soo Line Railroad Company (Soo Line) and Norfolk Southern Railway 
Company (NSR), \1\ NSR has agreed to grant Soo Line overhead trackage 
rights over the following segments: (1) Between Delray Interlocking in 
Detroit, MI, at milepost 4.4  of the Detroit District, and 
the point of connection of the new 1,982 foot long Butler Connecting 
Track at milepost D113.65  of NSR's Huntingdon District 
Line; (2) between the point of connection of the Butler Connecting 
Track at milepost D113.65  of NSR's Huntingdon District 
Line and the point of connection of the Butler Connecting Track with 
NSR's Chicago Line at milepost CD358.56 ; and (3) between 
the point of connection of the Butler Connecting Track with NSR's 
Chicago Line at milepost CD358.56 , and one of the 
following two points in Chicago, IL: (a) CP-502 at milepost 502.8 
 and (b) CP 509 at milepost 509.7 , a total 
distance of 253.9 miles (in the case of CP-502) and 260.8 miles (in the 
case of CP-509).
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    \1\ A redacted version of the trackage rights agreement between 
NSR and Soo Line was filed with the notice of exemption. The full 
version of the agreement, as required by 49 CFR 1180.6(a)(7)(ii), 
was concurrently filed under seal along with a motion for protective 
order. A protective order was served on June 21, 2005.
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    The three segments are non-separable portions of a single unified 
route over which Soo Line will operate under the trackage rights. 
Whether Soo Line trains will operate over the route via CP-502 or via 
CP-509 will be determined, on a train-by-train basis, pursuant to the 
procedures and protocols set forth in the trackage rights agreement.
    Soo Line states that the trackage rights will be effective on a 
date mutually agreed to in writing between Soo Line and NSR, which 
shall not occur until the latest of (1) the date upon which 
construction of the Butler Connecting Track is completed; (2) the 
effective date of any required Board authorization or exemption of the 
trackage rights (including compliance with any condition(s) imposed by 
the Board); and (3) the expiration of any required labor notices.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by 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. 34709, 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 Terence M. Hynes, Sidley Austin 
Brown & Wood LLP, 1501 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: June 21, 2005.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-12569 Filed 6-23-05; 8:45 am]
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