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To: All Impacted Customers

Report: Derailment at Pierce, North Dakota

Train C ABMBEN1 23 has derailed at Pierce, North Dakota at 4:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, July, 10, 2010. This location is approximately six miles east of Mandan, North Dakota.

BNSF personnel are on site to determine the impact. It is estimated the main track will be returned to service at 5:00 a.m. CT on Monday, July 12, 2010. BNSF may re route some traffic in order to minimize impact to service. We will continue to provide you with additional information as it becomes available.

Customers may experience delays of 24 to 48 hours on shipments moving through this corridor.

Crews are still working to determine exactly which units were impacted and the extent of damage if it exists. It is typically 24 hours after a derailment before detailed information is available through the BNSF Load and Ride Solutions department. As more information is made available a BNSF LARS contact will update you.

If you have any questions, please contact BNSF Customer Support at 1-888-428-2673, option 4, option 3.

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