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Page 9 - to promote the safety of employees and travelers upon railroads by compelling common carriers engaged in interstate commerce to equip their cars with automatic couplers and continuous brakes and their locomotives with driving-wheel brakes, and for other purposes...
Page 100 - ... violation, to be recovered in a suit or suits to be brought by the United States district attorney in the district court of the United States having jurisdiction in the locality where such violation shall have been committed, and it shall be the duty of such district 'attorney to bring such suits upon duly verified information being lodged with him of such violation having occurred.
Page 80 - ... to run any train in such traffic after said date that has not a sufficient number of cars in it so equipped with power or train brakes that the engineer on the locomotive drawing such train can control its speed without requiring brakemen to use the common hand brake for that purpose.
Page 101 - SEC. 8. That any employee of any such common carrier who may be injured by any locomotive, car, or train in use contrary to the provision of this act shall not be deemed thereby to have assumed the risk thereby occasioned, although continuing in the employment of such carrier after the unlawful use of such locomotive, car, or train had been brought to his knowledge.
Page 90 - ... it, and upon every freight car owned by it, the coupler or drawbar of which is repaired by it, an automatic coupler of the master car builders' type at each end of the car. Resolved, That Congress either directly by law or indirectly through the instrumentality of the Interstate Commerce Commission should take similar action.
Page 1 - Congress as soon as possible after the opening of its next regular session the imperative need for action by that body calculated to hasten and insure the equipment of freight cars throughout the country with uniform automatic couplers and with train brakes, and the equipment of locomotives with driving-wheel brakes, and present and urge the passage of a bill therefor.
Page 42 - Two tellers shall be previously appointed on the part of the Senate and two on the part of the House of Representatives, to whom shall be handed, as they are opened by the President of the Senate...