Railroad Reports Volume 53

Railroad Reports Volume 53

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...Company in Kentucky. Judgment for defendant, and plaintiff appeals. Aflirmed. Edwards 6' Godson, for appellant. Wallace 6' Harriss and Edward Colston, for appellee. BARKER, J. On the 31st day of March, 1905, the Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railway Company was prevented from running trains over its track between Lexington and Georgetown on account of a derailment or wreck between those cities, which, for a while, effectually blocked transportation. In order to transport passengers and freight with as much dispatch and with as little inconvenience to its patrons as was possible under the then existing circumstances, that company detoured its trains over the track of appellee, from Lexington, through Versailles and Midway, to Georgetown, and then ran them from the last-named city to their destination, over its own track. One of these detouring trains was a very heavy, through passenger train from the South, consisting of a locomotive, tender, and eight or nine coaches. This train passed through Midway on the morning of the 31st day of March, 1905, going in the direction of Georgetown. Vhile going down a heavy grade, at a point about two miles from Midway, and about 100 feet from a private farm crossing, it ran over and killed appellant's intestate, a little girl slightly over two years of age. The appellant, the father of the child, qualified as administrator of her estate in the Vo0dford county court, and then instituted this action against appellee, charging negligence and carelessness. The issues were made, and a trial had. At the conclusion of the testimony introduced by appellant. the trial court, on motion of appellee, peremptorily instructed the jury to find a verdict for it, arid, on the return of that verdict by the...show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 685g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978110
  • 9781236978110