The Science of Railways ...: With Illustrations of the Inception, Growth and Evolution of Primitive Transportation, Volume 6

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World railway publishing Company, 1894 - Railroads
 

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Page 129 - ... his behalf; and if such check be refused on demand, the corporation shall pay to such passenger the sum of ten dollars...
Page 242 - That the mails shall be conveyed with due frequency and speed; and that sufficient and suitable room, fixtures, and furniture, in a car or apartment properly lighted and warmed, shall be provided for route agents to accompany and distribute the mails.
Page 141 - The Company will not be responsible for articles left by passengers at the station, unless the same be duly registered, for which a charge of 2d. per article will be made, and a ticket given in exchange: and no article will be given up without the production of the ticket, or satisfactory evidence of the ownership being adduced. A charge of īd.
Page 98 - ... others consult their convenience by carrying many things. Nor do I intend to say that the rule is confined to wearing apparel, brushes, razors, writing apparatus, and the like, which most persons deem indispensable. If one has books for his instruction or amusement by the way, or carries his gun or fishing tackle, they would undoubtedly fall within the term baggage, because they are usually carried as such.
Page 129 - ... which may be recovered before any court of competent jurisdiction, in an action of debt, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, for the use of the person aggrieved : Provided, That no passenger shall be entitled to receive checks or receipts for any baggage unless he shall have paid or tendered the lawful rate of fare for his transportation to the proper agent for such corporation.
Page 98 - It is undoubtedly difficult to define with accuracy what shall be deemed baggage within the rule of the carrier's liability. I do not intend to say that the articles must be such as every man deems essential to his comfort; for some men carry nothing, or very little, with them when they travel, while others consult their convenience by carrying many things. Nor do I intend to say that the rule is confined to wearing apparel, brushes, razors, writing apparatus, and the like, which most persons deem...
Page 98 - ... the company are not and will not be common carriers of dogs, nor will they receive dogs for conveyance except on the terms that they shall not be responsible for any amount of damages for the loss...
Page 211 - The reason is obvious why special contracts in reference to this business are necessary. The transportation required is of a kind which must if possible, be had for the most part on passenger trains. It requires not only speed, but reasonable certainty as to the quantity that will be carried at one time.
Page 212 - ... set apart for the business, and that this should, as far as practicable, be put in the exclusive possession of the expressman in charge. As the business to be done is 'express,' it implies access to the train for loading at the latest, and for unloading at the earliest convenient moment.
Page 129 - ... baggage so offered for transportation, and a duplicate thereof given to the passenger or person delivering the same on his behalf...

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