SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT
    Decision Information

Docket Number:  
FD_35835_0

Case Title:  
INDIANA SOUTHERN RAILROAD, LLC - TEMPORARY TRACKAGE RIGHTS EXEMPTION - NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY

Decision Type:  
Notice Of Exemption

Deciding Body:  
Director Of Proceedings

    Decision Summary

Decision Notes:  
PROVIDED NOTICE THAT NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY AGREED TO GRANT TEMPORARY OVERHEAD TRACKAGE RIGHTS TO INDIANA SOUTHERN RAILROAD, LLC OVER A LINE OF RAILROAD IN INDIANA.

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    Full Text of Decision

43858 SERVICE DATE – JUNE 27, 2014

DO

FR-4915-01-P

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35835]

Indiana Southern Railroad, LLC—Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Norfolk Southern Railway Company

Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR), pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement (Agreement) dated May 19, 2014, has agreed to grant temporary overhead trackage rights to Indiana Southern Railroad, LLC (ISRR) over NSR’s line of railroad between milepost 0.8 EJ at Oakland City Junction, Ind., and milepost 4.8 EJ at Enosville, Ind., a distance of approximately 4.0 miles.[1]

The transaction may be consummated on or after July 12, 2014, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice of exemption was filed). The temporary trackage rights are scheduled to expire on December 31, 2014. The purpose of the temporary trackage rights is to allow ISRR to bridge loaded and empty coal trains between Enosville and Oakland City Junction, for further movement over ISRR’s line to Petersburg, Ind.

As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the acquisition of the temporary trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk & Western Railway—Trackage Rights—Burlington Northern, Inc., 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Railway, Inc.—Lease & Operate—California Western Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980), and any employees affected by the discontinuance of those trackage rights will be protected by the conditions set out in Oregon Short Line Railroad —Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).

This notice is filed under 49 C.F.R. 1180.2(d)(8). 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 effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than July 3, 2014 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35835, 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 Eric M. Hockey, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Board decisions and notices are available on our website at “WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.”

Decided: June 24, 2014.

By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings.



[1] A redacted version of the Agreement between NSR and ISRR was filed with the notice of exemption. ISRR simultaneously filed a motion for protective order to protect the confidential and commercially sensitive information contained in the unredacted version of the Agreement, which ISRR submitted under seal in this proceeding. That motion will be addressed in a separate decision.