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To: BNSF Carload Customers
09/17/2008

New Orleans, Louisiana and Houston, Texas Gateway Update

    New Orleans Gateway Update:

    BNSF Railway is currently operational at the New Orleans Gateway. NS, CN, and KCS rail traffic is being transferred via the New Orleans Public Belt (NOPB). CSXT rail traffic will continue to reroute to Birmingham as the CSXT continues local network recovery plans.

    Houston (Galveston) Update:

    BNSF Galveston rail operations continue to be impacted by the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. BNSF Maintenance of Way crews and Signal teams will be working to restore trackage and power into the next week.

    Houston rail operations are slowly recovering with limited personnel available and power outages throughout the area. BNSF is coordinating with the Union Pacific and Port Terminal Railroad Association in a joint effort to restore service to the affected yards.

    Customers should expect delays on traffic moving through the Houston and Galveston areas. BNSF will continue to provide updates as we work to resume normal operations. Thank you for your business.

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


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