SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT
    Decision Information

Docket Number:  
FD_35860_0

Case Title:  
WISCONSIN GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD, INC.--LEASE AND OPERATION EXEMPTION -- RAIL LINE OF WISCONSIN CENTRAL, LTD.

Decision Type:  
Notice Of Exemption

Deciding Body:  
Director Of Proceedings

    Decision Summary

Decision Notes:  
PROVIDED NOTICE THAT WISCONSIN GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD, INC. FILED A NOTICE OF EXEMPTION TO LEASE AND OPERATE AN APPROXIMATELY 6.3-MILE LINE OF RAILROAD FROM WISCONSIN CENTRAL, LTD., LOCATED IN WISCONSIN.

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    Full Text of Decision

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44057 SERVICE DATE – OCTOBER 10, 2014

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FR-4915-01-P

Department of Transportation

Surface Transportation Board

Docket No. FD 35860

Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad, Inc.—Lease and Operation Exemption—Rail Line of Wisconsin Central, Ltd.

Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad, Inc. (WGNR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 C.F.R.  1150.41 to lease from Wisconsin Central, Ltd. (WC),[1] and to operate, pursuant to a lease agreement, an approximately 6.3-mile line of railroad between milepost 95.2 near Hayward Junction and milepost 101.5 at Hayward, in Washburn and Sawyer Counties, Wis.

According to WGNR, the lease does not contain any provision or agreement that may limit future interchange of traffic with a third-party connecting carrier. WGNR states that the line connects with WC’s north-south main line at milepost 96.0 at Hayward Junction, Wis.

The proposed transaction may be consummated on or after October 25, 2014, the effective date of this exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed).

WGNR certifies that the projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million.  

If the verified notice 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 to stay must be filed by October 17, 2014 (at least seven days prior to the date the exemption becomes effective).

An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35860, 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 applicant’s representative, Thomas F. McFarland, Thomas F. McFarland, P.C., 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604-1112.

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

Decided: October 7, 2014.

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



[1] WC is an affiliate of Canadian National Railway Company.