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To: BNSF Industrial Products Foods Customers

BNSF to Offer LOGS Program Auctions for Foods Equipment Beginning July 20, 2009

BNSF is pleased to announce that beginning Monday, July 20, 2009, guaranteed equipment and placement of boxcars will be offered for California foods shippers through BNSF’s Loading Origin Guarantees (LOGS) Program.

The LOGS Program gives customers an option to bid through auctions for the opportunity to utilize a specific number of cars per week during shipping periods of 13 or 4 weeks long. The auctions help ensure that all customers have an equal opportunity to participate in equipment allocation.

The 13-week (ships August 17 – November 15) and 4-week (ships August 17 – September 13) auctions for foods traffic originating in California will be held on Monday, July 20, 2009 for the following equipment:

o 50-foot Plate F Boxcars (non-insulated)
o 60-foot Plate F Boxcars (non-insulated)

Auctions will begin at 10:00 a.m. CST and end at 4:00 p.m. CST.

Your account, including demurrage, must be in good standing prior to the start of the auction.

For further details about the BNSF LOGS program please view our LOGS Web page, or call 817-867-5647. A complete copy of the LOGS Rule Book can be found on our page.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact your BNSF Sales Representative or email

Your business is important to us. Thank you for choosing BNSF as your transportation service provider.

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