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To: All BNSF Intermodal Customers
06/17/2008

BNSF Intermodal Service Advisory: Tuesday Update

As of noon Tuesday, June 17, 2008, BNSF Railway continues to maintain fluidity, although slower in the past 24 hours than was expected.

Although, the following conditions do exist:

Although our Transcon main line remains open at Fort Madison, Iowa, we are now running on single track through this area. We are experiencing delays of at least 48 hrs on trains through this route. This impact again affects freight moving Chicago, IL to/from Southern and Northern California, Phoenix, AZ, and Alliance, TX as well as interchange over Chicago, IL. The next 12 to 24 hours will be critical to determine the water levels.

Freight moving to/from eastern gateways will continue to see delays as re-routes occur. Other than normal interchange gateways may be utilized in order to minimize the number of trains moving through the Chicago gateway.


The Chicago to/from Denver route continues to be out of service, which is expected to last until late this week. Re-routing of this freight through our southern route continues. Delays expected to be at least 48 hours.

There is no change to freight moving to/from the markets of Memphis, TN, Birmingham, AL, St. Louis, MO, and Atlanta, GA, which will continue to experience delays of at least 24 to 36 hours with additional trains being re-routed across this portion of our network.

Overall delay conditions across the BNSF network expected to be at least 48 hours, depending on lane.

We will continue to provide you with additional information as it becomes available.

If you have any questions, please contact BNSF Customer Support at 1-888-428-2673, option 4, option 3.


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