|SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT|
|ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY--TRACKAGE RIGHT EXEMPTION--BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY|
|Notice Of Exemption|
|Director Of Proceedings|
|PROVIDED NOTICE THAT BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY (BNSF) HAS AGREED TO GRANT OVERHEAD TRACKAGE RIGHTS TO ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY (IC), INDIRECT SUBSIDIARY OF CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY COMPANY, OVER BNSF’S THAYER SOUTH SUBDIVISION, BETWEEN MILEPOST 483.8 AT CN JUNCTION AND MILEPOST 485.8 AT KC JUNCTION IN MEMPHIS, SHELBY COUNTY, TENN., A DISTANCE OF APPROXIMATELY 2.0 MILES.|
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|Full Text of Decision|
43252 SERVICE DATE – AUGUST 16, 2013
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Surface Transportation Board
[Docket No. FD 35753]
Illinois Central Railroad Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—BNSF Railway Company
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement dated June 17, 2013, has agreed to grant overhead trackage rights to Illinois Central Railroad Company (IC), a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Canadian National Railway Company, over BNSF’s Thayer South Subdivision, between milepost 483.8 at CN Junction and milepost 485.8 at KC Junction in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., a distance of approximately 2.0 miles.
The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after August 30, 2013, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed).
The purpose of the transaction is to permit IC to interchange loaded and empty cars with the Norfolk Southern Railroad Company (NS) at NS’s Forrest Yard.
As a condition to this
exemption, any employees affected by the trackage rights will be protected by
the conditions imposed in Norfolk & Western Railway—Trackage
An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35753, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Audrey L. Brodrick, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606-2832.
Board decisions and notices are available on our website at “WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.”
Decided: August 13, 2013.
By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings.
A redacted trackage rights agreement between IC and BNSF was filed with the notice of exemption. An unredacted version was filed under seal along with a motion for protective order, which will be addressed in a separate decision.