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To: BNSF Intermodal Customres
12/19/2006

BNSF and CSX Create Seamless Intermodal Doublestack Corridor Effective February 26, 2007

The Only Single-Line Container Service Connecting California and the Southeast


BNSF Railway Company and CSX Corporation’s rail and intermodal companies are creating a rail corridor for seamless intermodal doublestack service connecting California with Atlanta and key markets within the fast-growing Southeast region. Intermodal service will initially be offered five days a week, and additional service will be added as the West Coast to Southeast intermodal market continues to grow.

The new service, to be launched February 26, 2007, will provide customers with the following service options:
      Single-line container service between Atlanta and California, with reduction in transit times of up to a day compared with existing alternate services. The new service also provides a single point of contact and the ability to ship with one bill of lading with BNSF. The new service will provide a sixth morning availability between Southern California and Atlanta.
        Enhanced interline service options between Southern California and the Memphis gateway to the following CSX locations: Charlotte, Charleston, Savannah and Florida points. For Charleston, Savannah and Florida points, this service will be available in any lane where BNSF currently offers service to or from Memphis.
        To support the new service, both BNSF and CSX are investing in line and facility expansions. Line capacity improvements, such as construction of additional double track, extension of sidings and upgrading of sidings to accommodate intermodal trains, are already underway and will continue through 2008. Also, facility improvements--such as additional lift capacity, strip tracks and more parking spaces--are currently being developed.

        For further details regarding cutoff and availability times, speak with your BNSF account representative. We will send additional information, as well as other pertinent details, in the coming weeks.

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

        If you have any questions, please send an email to Customer.Notifications@bnsf.com