Contact: Dennis Watson
10/08/2004 (Friday)
(202) 565-1596
No. 04-46
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Public & Media Advisory: Surface Transportation Board Provides Schedule of Appearances for October 13 Oral Argument Concerning "Buckingham Branch Railroad's" Proposed Lease of "CSX" Rail Line in Virginia

Surface Transportation Board Chairman Roger Nober today provided a schedule of speakers' appearances and their time allocations for the STB's October 13, 2004 oral argument concerning a proposed lease transaction in the case entitled Buckingham Branch Railroad Company--Lease--CSX Transportation, Inc., STB Finance Docket No. 34495.

The oral argument will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2004, in Room 760, the STB's hearing room, on the 7th Floor of the agency's headquarters in the Mercury Building, 1925 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

The STB officially announced the oral argument in STB Finance Docket No. 34495 in "Decision No. 4" issued to the public on October 5, 2004. The schedule of speakers' appearances and time allocations, as published in the agency's "Decision No. 5" issued October 8, 2004, in STB Finance Docket No. 34495, is attached. That decision is available for viewing and downloading via the agency's Web site at A printed copy of the Board's decision also is available for a fee by contacting ASAP Document Solutions, 9332 Annapolis Rd., Suite 103, Lanham, MD 20706, telephone (301) 577-2600, or via A fact sheet is attached.

A live broadcast of the hearing will be accessible via the STB's agency's Web site at "," under "Information Center"/"Webcast"/"Live Audio" on the home page.



Buckingham Branch Railroad Company--Lease--CSX Transportation, Inc.,
STB Finance Docket No. 34495


Party / Speaker / Time Allotted
Buckingham Branch Railroad Company (BBRR) / 20 minutes
and CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) (collectively,
Speakers: Robert E. Bryant, President, and Keith G. O'Brien
on behalf of BBRR; Peter J. Shudtz, Vice President-Regulatory
Affairs & Washington Counsel, and Louis E. Gitomer on behalf

Note: The Applicants will open, and may reserve part of their
time for rebuttal, if they so choose.

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes / 20 minutes
Speaker: Richard S. Edelman of O'Donnell, Schwartz
& Anderson, P.C.

National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) / 5 minutes
Speaker: Paul Vilter, Assistant Vice President
for Host Railroads (accompanied by Frederick Ohly, Esq.,
Senior Associate General Counsel, Corporate Affairs)