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2006 North American Railroads Customer Forum

2006 North American Railroads Customer Forum
St. Louis, Missouri
September 13, 2006

BNSF Railway, along with the other North American Railroads, will participate in a Railroad Customer Forum. The Association of American Railroads (AAR) and the Surface Transportation Board (STB) will also participate in the meeting.

The meeting will be held on September 13, 2006 at:

Renaissance St. Louis Hotel - Airport
9801 Natural Bridge Rd
St. Louis, MO 63134
(314) 429-1100
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
A Box Lunch will be served

BNSF’s John Lanigan, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer, and Carl Ice, EVP and Chief Operations Officer will be joined by other senior railroad officers, to present information pertaining to demand on transportation in the rail industry and the outlook for the future. The Honorable W. Douglas Buttrey, Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board will provide remarks during the lunch break. At the conclusion of the afternoon agenda, break-out sessions will be offered for the individual customers and senior railroad officers to meet for informal discussions.

If you plan on attending this forum, please register online by using this AAR Registration Web Site. (Press CTRL and click to follow the link.) Customers are requested to register by September 6, 2006.

2006 North American Railroads Customer Forum


9:00 AM CDT

Welcome, Safety Briefing and Introductions

Edward R. Hamberger, President and CEO, Association of American Railroads

9:10 AM CDT

Keynote Address – Transportation Demand

Charles W. (Wick) Moorman, Chairman, AAR Board, and Chairman, President,

and CEO of Norfolk Southern Corporation

9:30 AM CDT

Carrier Presentations

American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association

Richard Timmons, President

CSX Transportation

          Clarence Gooden, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
Tony Ingram, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Union Pacific Railroad

Jack Koraleski, Executive Vice President – Marketing and Sales

Dennis Duffy, Executive Vice President – Operations

10:30 AM CDT


10:50 AM CDT

Independent View of Rail Industry Future


11:20 AM CDT

Carrier Presentations

BNSF Railway

John Lanigan, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Carl Ice, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Kansas City Southern Railway Company

Owen Zidar, Vice President – Marketing

R. Michael Chapman, Senior Vice President – Transportation

12:00 PM CDT


Pick Up Box Lunches

12:30 PM CDT

Luncheon Address

Honorable W. Douglas Buttrey, Chairman, Surface Transportation Board

1:00 PM CDT

Carrier Presentations


James Foote, Executive Vice President – Sales and Marketing

Ed Harris, Executive Vice President – Operations

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Donald Seale, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Steve Tobias, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer

Canadian Pacific Railway

Ray Foot, Vice President – Merchandise

Neal Foot, Senior Vice President Operations

2:00 PM CDT


2:20 PM CDT

Open Question and Answer Session

Senior Railroad Officers – Moderated by Edward R. Hamberger

Immediately Following the Q & A Session

Individual Customer and Carrier Networking Session

Senior Railroad Officers


If you have any questions, please send an email to