Biennial Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners of the State of Vermont Volume 6

Biennial Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners of the State of Vermont Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...said railroad, as had been their custom, as well as the custom of several other employees of said shirt factory, for a long time, going to Center Rutland to take the cars for their home in West Rutland. The fact that many persons walked daily upon the railroad track on and over this bridge was known to the men operating this train, and also to the officials of the Rutland Railroad Company, and there was no fence or other obstruction along the side of said railroad, easterly of said bridge, and next to where said shirt factory was located to prevent people going upon the track. The bridge was not constructed with any walk upon it to invite pedestrians, and as to the dangerous character of it, and the railroad too, for a foot-way, both Miss Burns and Miss Brothers had been previously warned by their friends, and they fully knew and understood the danger of going upon it. This Board finds that both the victims of this accident were on the said railroad company, s track without right, and their own negligence contributed in a very large degree to the accident. The tracks of said Rutland Railroad between the Rutland depot and Center Rutland passes through a thickly settled community, and over three highway crossings where there is a large amount of travel. This, coupled with the fact that pedestrians are so often upon the track between these points, moves this Board to deprecate the practice of pushing cars over this line, and it recommends that in the future the engine should be at the front of the train hauling the cars. The Board also recommends that the said Rutland Railroad Company build a fence substantially along the line of its right of way between Rutland and Center Rutland which shall be constructed in such a manner as to make it difficult..
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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236614089
  • 9781236614087