Railroad Reports Volume 58

Railroad Reports Volume 58

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...in the case Of Y. & M. V. Railroad Company v. Keystone Lumber C0- 90 Miss. 391, 43 South. 605. In the above case there was no question of interstate commerce involved. VVe mav further state that we do not deem it necessary to a decision inithis case to determine when a shipment of goods loses its character as interstate commerce. The appellants deny the power of the State Railroad Qommission to promulgate any reciprocal demurrage rule which 'mlmses a charge for delay on appellant, when the charge is-""8ht to be applied to any interstate shipment. _ _ _The first case which counsel for appellant cite as sustaining this contention is the case of McI'eill 2-. Southern Ry. Co.. 202 U' s-543, Z6 Sup. Ct. 722, SO L. Ed. 114-Z. This case does not seem to us to sustain the contention. Let us see what the facts of the McNeill Case were. The Greensboro Ice & Coal Company had a coal and wood yard located some distance from the main track and right of way of the Southern Railroad Company. From this main track there was a private spur track leading over the land of private persons to the ice and coal company's place of business. It seems that the railroad had delivered the freight of the ice and coal company at its place of business by hauling it over this spur at one time; but, a dispute having arisen between the railroad company and the ice and coal company concerning demurrage on 13 cars of coal and wood, the railroad notified it that thereafter it would only deliver its cars on the public track of the railroad known as the "team" track, on which track all deliveries were made to the public generally. Subsequently the ice and coal company ordered other coal and wood for interstate shipment over the...
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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 653g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236750063
  • 9781236750068