Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Meridian Speedway LLC-Between Meridian, MS and Shreveport, LA, 5907 [06-962]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 23 / Friday, February 3, 2006 / Notices KCSR will use the trackage rights to continue to provide local rail service to shippers located on the line once ownership of the line has transferred from KCSR to MSLLC. In addition, the trackage rights will allow KCSR to transport goods to and from shippers and other rail carriers between Shreveport, LA, and Meridian, MS. This transaction and the transactions covered by the other two notices of exemption are part of a joint-venture between KCS and NSR to share and upgrade the instant line, a segment of a longer line located between Meridian, MS, and Dallas, TX. 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. 34823, 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: (1) Robert B. Terry, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, P.O. Box 219335, Kansas City, MO 64121–9335; and (2) William A Mullins, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at https:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: January 27, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–963 Filed 2–2–06; 8:45 am] hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4915–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:00 Feb 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34821] Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Trackage Rights Exemption—Meridian Speedway LLC—Between Meridian, MS and Shreveport, LA Meridian Speedway LLC (MSLLC) has agreed to grant overhead trackage rights to Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) 1 to permit NSR to operate over a line of railroad being transferred to MSLLC.2 The trackage rights extend over this line between milepost 0.0 at Meridian, MS, and milepost 95.26 ± at Jackson, MS, and between milepost 95.7 ± at Jackson, MS, and milepost V– 169.85 ± at Shreveport, LA, a total distance of approximately 320 miles.3 NSR had intended to consummate the transaction on the later of two dates, January 24, 2006, or when the transactions described in the two related verified notices of exemption are consummated. However, by decision served on January 23, 2006, the effective date of the three exemptions was stayed, at the joint request of CN, NSR, KCS, KCSR, and MSLLC, until February 23, 1 A redacted version of the trackage rights agreement was filed with the notice of exemption. The full version of the agreement, as required by 49 CFR 1180.6(a)(7)(ii), was filed under seal along with a motion for a protective order. 2 NSR’s verified notice of exemption is related to two other verified notices of exemption filed on January 17, 2006. In STB Finance Docket No. 34822, Kansas City Southern (KCS), Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), and MSLLC have filed a notice of exemption relating to an intra-corporate family transaction pursuant to which KCSR will transfer its line between Meridian, MS, and Shreveport, LA, to MSLLC, KCS will continue in control of MSLLC (which will become a carrier upon acquiring the line), and KCSR will contract with MSLLC to operate the transferred line on MSLLC’s behalf. In STB Finance Docket No. 34823, KCSR has filed a notice of exemption to acquire trackage rights over the line to be transferred to MSLLC in STB Finance Docket No. 34822. 3 The track segment between milepost 95.26 and milepost 95.7 at Jackson, MS, is owned by Canadian National Railway Company (CN). KCSR operates over the CN-owned segment pursuant to a trackage rights agreement. While NSR will seek to negotiate a trackage rights agreement with CN for that segment as well, KCSR will provide haulage service for NSR over the CN-owned segment should NSR exercise the trackage rights under this notice in the interim. PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5907 2006. Accordingly, consummation of the transaction cannot occur until February 23, at the earliest. And NSR has agreed to exercise the instant trackage rights only in the event of certain occurrences described in the agreement attached to the notice. NSR will use the trackage rights for the overhead movement between Meridian, MS, and Shreveport, LA, of trains handling certain categories of intermodal traffic. This transaction and the transactions described in the two related notices of exemption are part of a joint-venture between KCS and NSR to share and upgrade this portion of the Meridian Speedway, a line running between Meridian, MS, and Dallas, TX. 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. 34821, 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: (1) G. Paul Moates, Sidley Austin, LLP, 1501 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005; and (2) James A. Squires, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Three Commercial Place, Norfolk, VA 23510–9241. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at https:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: January 27, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–962 Filed 2–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 23 (Friday, February 3, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 5907]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-962]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34821]


Norfolk Southern Railway Company--Trackage Rights Exemption--
Meridian Speedway LLC--Between Meridian, MS and Shreveport, LA

    Meridian Speedway LLC (MSLLC) has agreed to grant overhead trackage 
rights to Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) \1\ to permit NSR to 
operate over a line of railroad being transferred to MSLLC.\2\ The 
trackage rights extend over this line between milepost 0.0 at Meridian, 
MS, and milepost 95.26  at Jackson, MS, and between 
milepost 95.7  at Jackson, MS, and milepost V-169.85  at Shreveport, LA, a total distance of approximately 320 
miles.\3\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \1\ A redacted version of the trackage rights agreement was 
filed with the notice of exemption. The full version of the 
agreement, as required by 49 CFR 1180.6(a)(7)(ii), was filed under 
seal along with a motion for a protective order.
    \2\ NSR's verified notice of exemption is related to two other 
verified notices of exemption filed on January 17, 2006. In STB 
Finance Docket No. 34822, Kansas City Southern (KCS), Kansas City 
Southern Railway Company (KCSR), and MSLLC have filed a notice of 
exemption relating to an intra-corporate family transaction pursuant 
to which KCSR will transfer its line between Meridian, MS, and 
Shreveport, LA, to MSLLC, KCS will continue in control of MSLLC 
(which will become a carrier upon acquiring the line), and KCSR will 
contract with MSLLC to operate the transferred line on MSLLC's 
behalf. In STB Finance Docket No. 34823, KCSR has filed a notice of 
exemption to acquire trackage rights over the line to be transferred 
to MSLLC in STB Finance Docket No. 34822.
    \3\ The track segment between milepost 95.26 and milepost 95.7 
at Jackson, MS, is owned by Canadian National Railway Company (CN). 
KCSR operates over the CN-owned segment pursuant to a trackage 
rights agreement. While NSR will seek to negotiate a trackage rights 
agreement with CN for that segment as well, KCSR will provide 
haulage service for NSR over the CN-owned segment should NSR 
exercise the trackage rights under this notice in the interim.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    NSR had intended to consummate the transaction on the later of two 
dates, January 24, 2006, or when the transactions described in the two 
related verified notices of exemption are consummated. However, by 
decision served on January 23, 2006, the effective date of the three 
exemptions was stayed, at the joint request of CN, NSR, KCS, KCSR, and 
MSLLC, until February 23, 2006. Accordingly, consummation of the 
transaction cannot occur until February 23, at the earliest. And NSR 
has agreed to exercise the instant trackage rights only in the event of 
certain occurrences described in the agreement attached to the notice.
    NSR will use the trackage rights for the overhead movement between 
Meridian, MS, and Shreveport, LA, of trains handling certain categories 
of intermodal traffic. This transaction and the transactions described 
in the two related notices of exemption are part of a joint-venture 
between KCS and NSR to share and upgrade this portion of the Meridian 
Speedway, a line running between Meridian, MS, and Dallas, TX.
    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. 34821, 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: (1) G. Paul Moates, Sidley 
Austin, LLP, 1501 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005; and (2) James A. 
Squires, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Three Commercial Place, Norfolk, 
VA 23510-9241.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: January 27, 2006.
    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 06-962 Filed 2-2-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P