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To: BNSF Coal Customers
12/09/2011

BNSF Coal 2011 Christmas and New Year’s Operating Plan

HOLIDAY OBSERVANCE
This year the Christmas and New Year’s holidays fall on Saturday, December 24; Sunday, December 25; Saturday, December 31; and Sunday, January 1.

TRAIN SERVICE
BNSF’s Coal 2011 Christmas and New Year’s operating plan will focus on meeting customers’ expectations. During the holiday weekend, coal trains – both loaded and empty – will operate according to normal schedules.

Unit coal trains – both loaded and empty – will operate normally over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, subject to customer locations and interchanges being able to process trains. Additionally, BNSF will attempt to keep trains at our crews’ home terminals between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25) if capacity exists at the terminal. On New Year’s Eve (Saturday, December 31) and New Year’s Day (Sunday, January 1), unit coal trains will operate normally.

During the holidays, non-unit coal train service will align with traffic volume, but will operate as normally as possible. BNSF will attempt to keep trains at our crews’ home terminals between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25) if capacity exists at the terminal.

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