Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation-Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company, 75240 [05-24145]

Download as PDF 75240 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 242 / Monday, December 19, 2005 / Notices Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653, 664 (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. 34788, 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 User’s representative: Michael J. Barron, Jr., Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606– 2875. Board decisions and notices are available on its Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: December 9, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–24144 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34789] Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation—Trackage Rights Exemption—BNSF Railway Company BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has agreed to supplement existing trackage rights of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation (DM&E) at Aberdeen, SD, as explained herein. DM&E has existing trackage rights on BNSF’s track at Aberdeen pursuant to a 1975 agreement between the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (predecessor-in-interest of BNSF) and the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company (predecessorin-interest of DM&E), which agreement was amended in 1986 (the 1975 agreement and the 1986 amendment are collectively referred to herein as the Agreement). The State of South Dakota, acting through the State Department of Transportation, as successor-in-interest to the South Dakota Railroad Authority (herein referred to as the State), owns the tracks between Aberdeen and Kidder, SD (herein referred to as the Rail Line). In addition to the trackage and interchange rights granted under the Agreement, BNSF will permit DM&E and the State (or the State’s designee, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:59 Dec 16, 2005 Jkt 208001 i.e., the State’s contract operator acting as agent for the State) to interchange DM&E’s traffic at Aberdeen in connection with the movement of traffic moving to, from, or via the Rail Line pursuant to the provisions outlined below. (1) BNSF will permit DM&E and the State (or the State’s designee) to interchange with one another in BNSF’s Aberdeen Yard via the Interchange Access Line (the tracks on BNSF’s Geneseo Subdivision between mileposts 118.60 and 115.08) without restrictions for traffic which either originates or terminates on the Rail Line. (2) BNSF will permit DM&E and the State (or the State’s designee) to interchange with one another at Aberdeen Yard via the Interchange Access Line for traffic originating or terminating on DM&E in South Dakota, moving to or from points served by Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CP’s) network as it existed as of April 25, 2005 in: (a) North Dakota (not including the Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western Railroad or CP-affiliated shortlines) other than to or from industries which are (as of April 25, 2005) jointly served by CP and BNSF (e.g., industries at Valley City and Minot); and (b) Canada (including, but not limited to, Canadian export ports and CP-affiliated shortlines), provided such interchange rights extend only to movements of agricultural commodities (STCC’s 01 and 20), fertilizers, ethanol, bentonite clay, and forest products, and further subject to certain unit train restrictions pertaining to North Dakota points. (3) BNSF will permit DM&E to use the Interchange Access Line in conjunction with DM&E’s existing trackage rights in order to facilitate interchange of cars between DM&E and the State, by and through the State’s designee, on the State-owned trackage north of Aberdeen, subject to certain restrictions. The trackage rights granted by BNSF were scheduled to become effective on or after December 6, 2005. The purpose of the trackage rights is to allow DM&E to enjoy, at Aberdeen, expanded interchange access for traffic moving to, from, or via the Aberdeen-Kidder Line. 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, 610–15 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.— Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653, 664 (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 PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 34789, 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 DM&E’s representative: Michael J. Barron, Jr., Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606– 2875. Board decisions and notices are available on its Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: December 9, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–24145 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34787] D&I Railroad Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—BNSF Railway Company BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has agreed to grant 159.2 miles of limited overhead trackage rights to D&I Railroad Company (D&I) between Sioux Falls, SD, at milepost (MP) 74.1 (MP 74.1 is just north of West Junction, SD), and Wolsey, SD, at MP 707.0 (MP 707.0 is north of the diamond crossing of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Corporation (DM&E) at Wolsey). The trackage rights run: between Sioux Falls, SD, and Canton, SD; between Canton, SD, and Mitchell, SD; and between Mitchell, SD, and Wolsey, SD. The trackage rights apply only to the movement of aggregates (STCC series 14219, 14412, 14413, and 14919) moving in cars in D&I’s account, originating at Dell Rapids, SD, interchanged to DM&E at Wolsey, SD, and terminating at DM&E-served destinations in South Dakota (provided, however, that DM&E may transport such aggregates beyond South Dakota where necessary for DM&E’s operations). The trackage rights granted by BNSF were scheduled to become effective on or after December 6, 2005. The purpose of the trackage rights is to allow D&I to move certain shipments of aggregates from Dell Rapids to Wolsey. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the trackage E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34789]


Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation--Trackage Rights 
Exemption--BNSF Railway Company

    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has agreed to supplement existing 
trackage rights of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation 
(DM&E) at Aberdeen, SD, as explained herein. DM&E has existing trackage 
rights on BNSF's track at Aberdeen pursuant to a 1975 agreement between 
the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (predecessor-in-interest of 
BNSF) and the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company 
(predecessor-in-interest of DM&E), which agreement was amended in 1986 
(the 1975 agreement and the 1986 amendment are collectively referred to 
herein as the Agreement). The State of South Dakota, acting through the 
State Department of Transportation, as successor-in-interest to the 
South Dakota Railroad Authority (herein referred to as the State), owns 
the tracks between Aberdeen and Kidder, SD (herein referred to as the 
Rail Line). In addition to the trackage and interchange rights granted 
under the Agreement, BNSF will permit DM&E and the State (or the 
State's designee, i.e., the State's contract operator acting as agent 
for the State) to interchange DM&E's traffic at Aberdeen in connection 
with the movement of traffic moving to, from, or via the Rail Line 
pursuant to the provisions outlined below.
    (1) BNSF will permit DM&E and the State (or the State's designee) 
to interchange with one another in BNSF's Aberdeen Yard via the 
Interchange Access Line (the tracks on BNSF's Geneseo Subdivision 
between mileposts 118.60 and 115.08) without restrictions for traffic 
which either originates or terminates on the Rail Line.
    (2) BNSF will permit DM&E and the State (or the State's designee) 
to interchange with one another at Aberdeen Yard via the Interchange 
Access Line for traffic originating or terminating on DM&E in South 
Dakota, moving to or from points served by Canadian Pacific Railway's 
(CP's) network as it existed as of April 25, 2005 in: (a) North Dakota 
(not including the Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western Railroad or CP-
affiliated shortlines) other than to or from industries which are (as 
of April 25, 2005) jointly served by CP and BNSF (e.g., industries at 
Valley City and Minot); and (b) Canada (including, but not limited to, 
Canadian export ports and CP-affiliated shortlines), provided such 
interchange rights extend only to movements of agricultural commodities 
(STCC's 01 and 20), fertilizers, ethanol, bentonite clay, and forest 
products, and further subject to certain unit train restrictions 
pertaining to North Dakota points.
    (3) BNSF will permit DM&E to use the Interchange Access Line in 
conjunction with DM&E's existing trackage rights in order to facilitate 
interchange of cars between DM&E and the State, by and through the 
State's designee, on the State-owned trackage north of Aberdeen, 
subject to certain restrictions.
    The trackage rights granted by BNSF were scheduled to become 
effective on or after December 6, 2005. The purpose of the trackage 
rights is to allow DM&E to enjoy, at Aberdeen, expanded interchange 
access for traffic moving to, from, or via the Aberdeen-Kidder Line.
    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, 610-15 
(1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.--Lease and Operate, 
360 I.C.C. 653, 664 (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. 34789, 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 DM&E's representative: Michael 
J. Barron, Jr., Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 
920, Chicago, IL 60606-2875.
    Board decisions and notices are available on its Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: December 9, 2005.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-24145 Filed 12-16-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P