[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 250 (Friday, December 30, 2005)]
[Pages 77451-77452]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-7699]



Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34779]

V & S Railway, Inc.--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Rail 
Line of Colorado, Kansas & Pacific Railway Company

    V & S Railway, Inc. (VSR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire (by lease) 
from Colorado, Kansas & Pacific Railway Company (CKPR) approximately 
121.9 miles of rail line between milepost 747.5, near Towner, CO, and 
milepost 869.4, near NA Junction. VSR states that it has reached an 
agreement with CKPR and the Colorado Department of Transportation 
(CDOT) for VSR to be the assignee of the lease between CDOT and 
CKPR,\1\ pursuant to which VSR will acquire by lease and operate the 

    \1\ The Board approved the lease between CDOT and CKPR in 
Colorado, Kansas & Pacific Railway Company--Lease, Operation, and 
Future Purchase Exemption--Colorado Department of Transportation, 
STB Finance Docket No. 33857 (STB served Apr. 7, 2000).

    VSR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of the 
transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III 
rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million.
    Consummation was scheduled to take place on or after December 9, 
2005, the date the exemption became effective (7 days after filing).
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption 
under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a 
petition to revoke will not automatically stay the transaction.
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 34779, must be filed with the Surface Transportation 
Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a 
copy of each pleading must be served on Fritz R. Kahn, Fritz R. Kahn, 
P.C., 1920 N Street, NW., (8th fl.), Washington, DC 20036-1601.

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    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 

    Decided: December 16, 2005.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Vernon A. Williams,
[FR Doc. E5-7699 Filed 12-29-05; 8:45 am]