Railroad Reports Volume 11

Railroad Reports Volume 11

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...this was the theory upon which the standard rules were based, and that they did not require the superintendent or train dispatcher to give the men in charge of either of these trains notice of the whereabouts or movements of the other. They also testified that in their opinion neither the duty of the company. nor the safety of its servants, required that the crew of either train should have notice of the movements or whereabouts of the other, or that the extra train should be stopped at Edmondson, and its conductor or engineer informed that the freight was still between that station and Forrest City, where they knew it to be when they started. In this state of the evidence, it is assigned as error that the court charged the jury: "In sending out special or extra trains, due and sufficient notice of the movements and whereabouts of all other trains and locomotives which are liable to be met or overtaken by the special or extra should L1';_";f, ', ';;," be given to the oflicers or servants in charge Ifpm: Tr-fl! of such trains. And due notice of such c ryo.... R-ilw special or extra train should, in like manner, be given to the servants in charge of such other trains, as far as may be necessary to guard against and prevent accident. And if, from any cause, it is impracticable to give such notice, then such other precautions as are reasonably adapted to prevent danger of collision or accident should be taken. If the jury believe from the evidence that the defendant. through any default or neglect on its part, failed to perform the aforesaid duties. and that the collision was caused by such failure, and that thereby plaintiff sustained the injuries complained of, the defendant is liable in this action." Little Rock...
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  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 603g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236815203
  • 9781236815200