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To: BNSF Automotive Customers

BNSF 2006 Independence Day Automotive Operating Plan

Holiday Observance
This year the Independence Day holiday will be observed on Tuesday, July 4.

Train Service
BNSF will continue to operate automotive trains over the Independence Day holiday. However, delays of up to 24 hours may occur to destination availabilities due to lighter volumes of traffic and possible train consolidations.

Traffic originating on Saturday, July 1 through Wednesday, July 5 may experience extended destination availabilities of up to 24 hours. In addition traffic arriving on July 3 through July 5 may experience delays of up to 24 hours.

Interline Traffic
Delays may occur on interline traffic if connecting carriers have reduced operations for the holiday.

Automotive Facility Operations
Please see the attached matrix for facility hours during the holiday period. All automotive facilities will observe normal working hours on the days preceding July 4 and over the holiday weekend. Loading and unloading on July 4 will be performed as required. Please contact your BNSF Automotive Marketing or Customer Support Representative if you anticipate service requirements over the holiday.

Customer Support and Shipment Tracing
Customer Support will provide normal weekend coverage. We will maintain a limited staff on hand to take calls on Tuesday, July 4. For assistance, please call 1-888-428-2673.

For interactive tracing 365 days per year, please call 1-888-428-2673, or try BNSF's Web Tracing at in the "Equipment Tracing" section.

Shipping Instructions
Assistance with shipping instructions at the BNSF Revenue and Pre-Rate Waybilling Center is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Please call 1-888-428-2673 for assistance.

SA 06-22_4th of July Holiday Plan - Auto Hub Hours.xls

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