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Preliminary Derailment Report – Halpin, Iowa

We have a preliminary report that train C BTMCGW0-03A has derailed at Halpin, Iowa at 1:30 a.m. CST on January 15, 2008. This location is approximately 100 miles east of Creston, Iowa. Both main tracks are blocked.

The purpose of this email is to inform customers that BNSF personnel are enroute to the location to determine the impact and how this may affect shipments on trains moving through this area.

No further information is available at this time. Customers will receive a separate advisory as soon as we receive additional updates, outlining the anticipated impact to shipments and the estimated time both tracks will return to service.

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