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To: BNSF Industrial and Agricultural Products Customers

REVISED: Billing Changes for Moves on Yakima Central Railroad Effective January 7, 2019​ - *Correction – BNSF/YCR Interchange Location*

BNSF Railway is in the process of modifying the accounting relationship we have with the Yakima Central Railroad (YCR).

Currently, YCR operates as a BNSF handling carrier, which allows BNSF to publish rates directly to and from their stations. Effective January 7, 2019, YCR will be changing to a switching carrier and will publish a switching tariff.

From your perspective, railcars involving YCR will change from "BNSF Direct" routes to locations on YCR to BNSF Direct routes to the BNSF-YCR interchange at
Toppenish, WA. The YCR switching tariff and BNSF tariffs regarding switch absorption will apply.

For more information about YCR, including BNSF interchange locations with these railroads, you can access the BNSF Shortline Directory

If you have questions, please contact your marketing representative.

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