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To: BNSF Automotive Customers
08/18/2006

BNSF 2006 Automotive Labor Day Operating Plan

Holiday Observance
This year the Labor Day Holiday falls on Monday, September 4. Below is a summary of planned operational changes and other helpful information applicable to the upcoming Labor Day holiday.

Train Service
BNSF will continue to operate Automotive trains over the Labor Day holiday. Traffic that either originates or arrives at destination Saturday, September 2 through noon on Tuesday, September 5, may experience extended destination availabilities 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 hours of operation at all automotive facilities during the holiday period. All automotive facilities will observe normal working hours on the days preceding and following Monday, September 4. Loading and unloading on Labor Day will be performed as required. Please contact your BNSF Automotive Marketing or Customer Support Representative if you anticipate critical 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 Monday, September 4. For assistance, please call 888-428-2673, options 4, 3.

For interactive tracing 365 days per year, please call 1-888-428-2673, option 1, or try BNSF's Web Tracing at http://www.bnsf.com 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 888-428-2673, options 3, 2 for assistance.

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