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WISCONSIN CENTRAL APPOINTS BRADSHAW, RUSS TO NEW ZEALAND RAIL TERBELL SUCCEEDS BRADSHAW AS WCL VP; NORTON ELECTED WCTC TREASURER

 ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Central Transportation Corp. (NASDAQ-NMS: WCLX)(WCTC), said today that John L. Bradshaw and Ronald G. Russ will join New Zealand Rail Limited (NZRL) -- the 2,500-mile national rail system acquired Sept. 30, 1993, by a consortium including Wisconsin Central International, Inc., a WCTC subsidiary, together with Berkshire Partners; Fay, Richwhite & Co., Ltd.; and other investors.
 Bradshaw will become NZRL's general manager, freight operations on Nov. 1. Russ has been named executive manager of finance and business services for NZRL, effective Oct. 1.
 J. Edward Terbell, Wisconsin Central Ltd. division manager -- Eastern Division, Fond du Lac, Wis., will succeed Bradshaw as vice president and general manager, Stevens Point, Wis.
 Susan H. Norton, WCTC's assistant treasurer, will succeed Russ as assistant vice president and treasurer for Wisconsin Central Transportation Corp.
 Bradshaw joined WC in 1987 as vice president and general manager from the Chicago and North Western, where he had been assistant vice president and division manager, St. Paul, Minn., from 1986 to 1987. He began his railroad career in 1969 advancing to assistant division manager at Chicago, transportation superintendent at Green Bay, Wis., assistant division manager --
transportation, Iowa Division, and regional sales manager, New York. Bradshaw holds a bachelor of science degree from Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Ill. As general manager at WC, Bradshaw has been responsible for all transportation-related activities, planning and expenditures associated with train operations, dispatching, customer service, rules and operating practices.
 Russ has been assistant vice president and treasurer for Wisconsin Central Transportation Corp. since the company's formation in 1987. From 1976 to 1985, he served in various operating and financial positions with the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad Co. (The Milwaukee Road) advancing to manager, financial planning at Chicago in 1983. He held a similar post with the Soo Line Railroad Co. (now a unit of CP Rail), which acquired The Milwaukee Road in 1985. In 1986, he assisted the founders of WCTC by developing the business plan and helping to negotiate the company's asset purchase agreement with the Soo Line. Russ holds a bachelor of science degree from DePaul University, Chicago, where he majored in commerce.
 Terbell has served as WC's division manager -- Eastern Division since 1988 after joining the company in 1987 as chief engineer -- construction. He has 22 years of rail experience, which began in 1971 with the Chicago and North Western where he most recently served as assistant division manager -- engineering at St. Paul and Milwaukee.
 Norton joined Wisconsin Central as assistant treasurer in 1987. She had served as manager, business planning at The Milwaukee Road from 1981 to 1985 and was a member of the merger planning committee, assisting with Soo's acquisition in 1985. She subsequently worked as a self- employed consultant in Chicago from 1986 to 1987 and helped the Soo Line analyze the market potential for its Lakes States Transportation Division, which became the basis for Wisconsin Central. From 1978 to 1981, she was assistant manager, employee benefits at The Milwaukee Road. She was benefits administrator for Liquid Air, Inc., San Francisco, from 1974 to 1978. Norton completed her undergraduate work with honors at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and holds a master's of business administration degree from the University of Chicago, concentrating in finance and marketing.
 WCTC's two regional railroad subsidiaries, Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC) and Fox Valley & Western Ltd. (FV&W), together have more than 2,500 route miles of track serving Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Ontario, Canada. The railroads operate with a fleet of 142 locomotives, approximately 8,500 freight cars, and more than 1,300 employees.
 Shares of WCTC are publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol WCLX.
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 /CONTACT: Tom Power, Jr., executive VP, Wisconsin Central, 708-318-4602/
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