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To: BNSF Carload Customers

Changes to Operations Between Snowden and Glendive, MT Effective January 15, 2012

Recent growth in the Williston Basin has increased traffic volumes moving in and out of the area, including along BNSF’s line between Snowden and Glendive, MT. As announced in June of this year, BNSF and the Yellowstone Valley Railroad (YSVR), the shortline operating this line, have chosen to amend their lease agreement to allow a coordinated operation where both railroads focus on their strengths. YSVR is owned by Watco Transportation Services, LLC.

Beginning Sunday, January 15, 2012, BNSF will provide service for unit trains and YSVR will provide service for all other traffic along the line between Snowden and Crane, MT to provide the best possible service for all customers. BNSF will serve all customers between Crane and Glendive and will also assume the dispatching and maintenance of the entire Snowden to Glendive line, facilitating BNSF investments in this fast-growing area. BNSF will also handle bridge traffic between Snowden and Glendive. See map for more details.


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