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To: BNSF Intermodal Customers

Update #2: Hurricane Ike

    We appreciate your patience as we continue to return our operating conditions to normal, therefore
    traffic moving from the west coast intermodal hub facilities to Houston will begin moving on Friday,
    September 19, 2008.

    Intermodal units that have been staged en route will now be heading toward all facilities with a spacing plan
    of approximately 16 hours between each train.

    Current Hours of Operations

    New Orleans Intermodal facility:
    7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
    7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sat.
    Closed Sunday

    Houston Intermodal facility:
    7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
    7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. – Sun.

    Barbours Cut facility:
    7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
    Closed Saturday and Sunday

    As advised in a previous advisory issued on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 customers have been provided
    storage relief through Sunday, September 21, 2008. We appreciate your timely pick up of intermodal units
    at all facilities in order to avoid congestion and return our operations to normal in the Houston market.
    If you need additional information, please contact BNSF Customer Support at 1-888-428-2673 option 4,
    option 3.

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