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To: BNSF Intermodal Customers

Norfolk Southern and BNSF Intermodal Transcontinental Service Enhancements From California To Eastern Facilities Effective July 7, 2008

BNSF Railway and Norfolk Southern Railway will launch a new Transcontinental Premium container service between the NS Columbus – Rickenbacker Intermodal facility and BNSF’s Hobart Intermodal facility in Los Angeles, effective Monday, July 7, 2008. This new service is tied to a collaborative effort by BNSF and NS to improve service and increase rail interchange of Chicago gateway traffic.

This new Columbus offering includes a rail interchange, expediting transit through Chicago, and will offer a 5th morning service both eastbound and westbound.

Click here to access the new Premium container intermodal schedules between Los Angeles and Columbus.

MN 06-06_BNSF-NS Enhancements - schedule.pdf

In addition, these new, streamlined connections will improve service from Los Angeles Hobart to the following NS destinations by increasing frequency of service to 6 days/week for Premium container service:

o Cleveland, OH
o Detroit, MI
o Croxton, NJ
o Elizabeth Marine Terminal, NJ
o Erail, NJ
o Harrisburg, PA
o Morrisville, PA
o Norfolk, VA
o Norfolk International, VA
o Pittsburgh, PA

BNSF continues to work closely with customers to provide services that meet current and future shipping needs. Questions regarding these changes should be addressed to your BNSF Sales Representative at 888-428-2673. Your business is important to us. Thank you again for choosing BNSF as your transportation provider.

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