PRESS RELEASE FROM: St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Spring River Subdivision, Public Relations Office TO: All interested parties Subject: Construction updates FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The SLSF Spring River Sub has announced the arrival of two new locomotives to the fleet- GP40-2 768 and GP15-1 107. The 768 will see service on Trains 32, 33, 34 and QLA, while the 107 will be used in local and switching service. On the Spring River Railroad (a subsidiary of ONECorp), the relaying of the entire mainline as well as several spurs and passing sidings has been completed. This has allowed SPRY trains to once again run the main line between Joplin, MO and Bentonville, AR, using locomotives from affiliate lines Oklahoma & North Eastern and Joplin District Terminal. Still awaiting rebuilding is the interchange with the Frisco's Spring River Sub at Seneca Jct. Included in the track relaying was conversion from code 100 to code 83 (with some code 70 spurs), plus a "daylighting" of Newton Ridge tunnel (which, in compliance with local environmental concerns, will be "un-daylighted"- that is, replaced as close to original as possible). When time allows, a special excursion train from ONECorp will run a Grand Opening Special from Joplin to Bentonville to celebrate the rebuilding of the line.