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To: BNSF Saw Log Customers

BNSF Saw Log Flatcar Transition Plan

BNSF is in the process of divesting its fleet of log flatcars used in saw log service. As the fleet ages and cars are being retired, BNSF will transition out of managing saw log flatcars so we can focus on our core business of providing line-haul services.

These cars are being sold to various parties in the industry – including shippers and leasing companies – and it is expected that by the end of 2008, BNSF will no longer provide log flatcars for use in saw log shipping. Shippers who currently use BNSF saw log flatcars are encouraged to begin making plans for replacing their equipment provider once the BNSF fleet has been exhausted.

For more information, please contact your BNSF Sales Representative at 888-428-2673, or the BNSF Equipment Management Team (Donna Hudson at 817-867-6381).

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