The Law Relating to Railway Traffic

The Law Relating to Railway Traffic

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...the impracticability of reducing the higher rate of the two. By a parenthesis, implied authority is given to the Court to take into consideration any other considerations affecting the case. The enactment is followed by a proviso that the Commissioners shall sanction no difference in the treatment of home and foreign merchandise. By Subsection 3, the Commissioners shall have power to direct that a higher charge shall not be made for the conveyance of like traffic for a shorter distance. The question has been adjudicated upon mainly in two cases brought before the Eailway and Canal Commission by the Liverpool Corn Traders' Association. These two cases have been summarised as follows in Boyle and Waghorn's Law of Railway Traffic. Liverpool Corn Traders v. London & North-Western Railway Company.--In the case of the Liverpool Corn Traders, complaint was made that they were prejudiced by having to pay a rate of 12s. 9d. per ton for grain from Liverpool to Birmingham, distance 98 miles, as compared with a rate of 8s. 4d. as paid on the competing traffic landed at Cardiff, and travelling a distance of 173 miles on its journey to the same N place. The rate from Liverpool per ton per mile worked out to 3 farthings, while the Cardiff rate came to about half a farthing (0'6 farthing). The defendants justified the Cardiff rate by the competition of the Severn ports, and by the smallness of the traffic, which amounted to some 300 tons only in the year. Wills, J., expressing the opinion of the Court, pointed out that although they might well refuse to redress so fanciful a grievance as the diversion of 300 tons of traffic from Liverpool to Cardiff, still, it was sufficient to warrant an application to the Court if it were anticipated that...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236946642
  • 9781236946645