Surface Transportation Board March 8, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

BNSF Railway Company-Acquisition and Operation-State of South Dakota
Document Number: 05-4417
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) \1\ has filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 10901 for authority to acquire and operate approximately 368 miles of railroad lines (referred to as the ``Core Lines'') that are owned by the State of South Dakota (the State).\2\ The Core Lines, which are described in a July 10, 1986 Operating Agreement between Burlington Northern Railroad Company (BN, a BNSF predecessor) and the State, extend principally: between milepost (MP) 777.0 near Aberdeen, SD, and MP 650.6 near Mitchell, SD; between MP 518.9 near Sioux City, IA, and MP 649.7 near Mitchell, SD; between MP 293.1 near Canton, SD, and MP 650.6 near Mitchell, SD; \3\ between MPs 74.1 and 68.8 in Sioux Falls, SD; between MP 68.8 near Sioux Falls, SD, and MP 49.4 near Canton, SD; and between MPs 511.9 and 518.9 in Sioux City, IA.