|SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT|
|UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY--TRACKAGE RIGHTS EXEMPTION--CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC.|
|Notice Of Exemption|
|Director Of Proceedings|
|PROVIDED NOTICE THAT CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC., HAS AGREED TO GRANT OVERHEAD TRACKAGE RIGHTS TO UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY ON THE ELSDON SUBDIVISION, BETWEEN MILEPOST 19.3 AT BLUE ISLAND, ILL. AND MILEPOST 31.07 AT MUNSTER, IND., A DISTANCE OF APPROXIMATELY 11.77 MILES.|
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|Full Text of Decision|
43436 SERVICE DATE – NOVEMBER 1, 2013
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Surface Transportation Board
[Docket No. FD 35775]
Union Pacific Railroad Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—CSX Transportation, Inc.
CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), pursuant to a written agreement dated September 4, 2013, has agreed to grant overhead trackage rights to Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) on the Elsdon Subdivision, between milepost 19.3 at Blue Island, Ill. and milepost 31.07 at Munster, Ind., a distance of approximately 11.77 miles.
The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after November 16, 2013, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed).
The purpose of the transaction is to permit UP to continue to move traffic for interchange with GTW and its affiliated railroads on a permanent basis, following the March 10, 2013 acquisition by CSXT of an operating easement over the Elsdon Subdivision from GTW.
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 35775, 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 Jeremy Berman, Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas Street, STOP 1580, Omaha, NE 68179.
Board decisions and notices are available on our website at “WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.”
Decided: October 29, 2013.
By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings.
 The overhead trackage rights covered by this Notice include the right for UP to enter and exit the subject trackage at: (1) CSXT’s connection with GTW at or near milepost 31.07 (Munster) on the Elsdon Subdivision in Munster, Ind.; (2) CSXT’s northeast connection with UP at or near milepost 25.20 (Thornton Junction) on the Elsdon Subdivision in Thornton, Ill.; (3) CSXT’s connection with Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company (GTW) at or near milepost 23.2 (CN Junction) on the Elsdon Subdivision in Harvey, Ill.; (4) CSXT’s connection with the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Company at or near milepost 19.3 (B.I. Junction) on the Elsdon Subdivision in Blue Island, Ill.; and (5) any other existing or new location(s) that the parties may mutually agree upon.
A redacted trackage rights agreement between UP and CSXT 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.
 See CSX Transp. Inc.—Acquis. Of Operating Easement—Grand Trunk W. R.R., FD 35522 (STB served Feb. 8, 2013).