|SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT|
|A T & L RAILROAD COMPANY, INC.--TRACKAGE RIGHTS EXEMPTION--UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY|
|Director Of Proceedings|
|NOTICE OF TRACKAGE RIGHTS EXEMPTION; AND ESTABLISHED A PROCEDURAL SCHEDULE.|
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|Full Text of Decision|
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Surface Transportation Board
[STB Finance Docket No. 33548]
A T & L Railroad Company, Inc.--Trackage Rights Exemption--Union Pacific Railroad Company
Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has agreed to grant overhead trackage rights to A T & L Railroad Company, Inc. (ATL) over 31.65 miles of rail line in the State of Oklahoma between Oklahoma City, milepost 483.35, and El Reno, milepost 515.0 (line).(1) The trackage rights include the right to interchange freight with all existing and future railroads at Oklahoma City and El Reno, and industry access at Oklahoma City through reciprocal switching on the same basis as available to UP and other railroads.
The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on or after February 26, 1998.
The purpose of the trackage rights is to extend ATL's existing service and to give ATL access to additional carriers and shippers.
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. 33548, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, Office of the Secretary, Case Control Unit, 1925 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Eric M. Hockey, Esq., Gollatz, Griffin & Ewing, P.C., 213 West Miner Street, P.O. Box 796, West Chester, PA 19381-0796.
Decided: February 25, 1998.
By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams
1. The line is owned by the State of Oklahoma and is leased and operated by UP.