Railroad Reports Volume 5

Railroad Reports Volume 5

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... yard within the corporate limits of the city of Houston. The grounds of negligence alleged were that the switch yard and tracks of the railroad companies at the point in question had been for a long time used by the people as a passway in going to and from the said city, which was well known to the defendants, and that they failed to block or otherwise guard the frogs of the switches in the said yard, by reason of which the deceased, in passing over the said yard, and in attempting to get off the track of the railroad to permit the train to pass, got his foot fastened in a frog of a switch in the said track, whereby he was run over by the train of the defendants and killed. It was also alleged that there was an ordinance of the city of Houston forbidding trains upon all railroads to be run within the limits of said city at a greater rate of speed than six miles per hour; that, at the time the deceased was killed, the employees of the defendants were running the train at a speed of from 25 to 30 miles per hour; that, if they had been running the train at a proper speed, they could have discovered the deceased, and stopped the train in Lee v. International & G. N. R. Co. time to prevent running over him, but, on account of the speed of the said train, the employees failed to stop the said train, or to discover the deceased upon the track. Upon a trial before a jury, verdict and judgment were rendered for the Galveston, Houston & Henderson Railroad Company against the plaintiff, and in favor of the plaintiff against the International & Great Northern Railroad Company, from which judgment the International & Great Northern Railroad Company appealed to the court of civil appeals. The facts, as found by the court of civil...show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236798708
  • 9781236798701