American Railway Transportation (Google eBook)

Front Cover
D. Appleton, 1908 - Railroads - 434 pages
0 Reviews

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 372 - unlawful for any common carrier subject to the provisions of this act to charge or receive any greater compensation in the aggregate for the transportation of passengers or of like kinds of property, under substantially similar circumstances and conditions, for a shorter than for a longer
Page 241 - carrier subject to this act to enter into any contract, agreement, or combination with any other common carrier or carriers for the pooling of freights of different competing railroads, or to divide between them the aggregate or net proceeds of the earnings of such railroads or any portion thereof;
Page 73 - when private property is affected with a public interest it ceases to be juris privati only,' applies to a railroad corporation. It is not to be understood, however, from the fact that the property of a railroad company is
Page 206 - a uniform system of accounts and the manner in which such accounts shall be kept," but the law did not give the commission definite authority to inspect and audit the accounts, and without that power the law could not be enforced.
Page 248 - but the Supreme Court, on the 22d of March, 1897, held to the opposite opinion. By the act of July 2, 1890, " every contract, combination in the form of a trust or otherwise, or conspiracy, in restraint
Page 288 - trains necessary for perishable or otherwise rush goods; \ the risk of handling, either to the goods themselves or other property; the weights, actual and estimated; the carrier's risk or owner's release from damage or loss. All these circumstances, bewildering as they appear to a layman, are comparatively simple to the expert." Since 1886 the railroad companies have
Page 250 - that the decision of the United States Supreme Court in the Trans-Missouri case and the Joint Traffic Association case has produced no practical effect upon the railway operations of the country. Such associations, in fact, exist now as they did before those decisions, and with the same general effect." It should be added, however, that the associations
Page 426 - the duty of the several district attorneys of the United States, whenever the Attorney-General shall direct, either of his own motion or upon the request of the Interstate Commerce Commission, to institute and prosecute the proceedings provided for by this act.
Page 370 - Sess.), from the chairman of the committee, Shelby M. Cullom, of Illinois. " The paramount evil," said the Cullom committee, " chargeable against the operation of the transportation system of the United States as now conducted is unjust
Page 288 - of service, length and direction of haul; the season and manner of shipment; the space occupied and weight; whether in car-load or less than car-load lots ; the volume of annual shipments to be calculated on; the sort of car

Bibliographic information