Annual Report of the Railroad Commissioner of the State of Virginia

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R.F. Walker, Superintendent Public Printing, 1886 - Railroads
 

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Page x - ... containing such facts, statements and explanations as will disclose the actual workings of the system of railroad transportation in its bearings upon the business and prosperity of the people of this State, and such suggestions in relation thereto as to them may seem appropriate.
Page ix - ... to be proper. The official action of the Board in respect to examining the condition and operation of any railroad may be invoked with like effect by the Mayor and Aldermen of a city or Selectmen of a town, upon complaint to the Board.
Page x - ... thereof ; and shall also from time to time carefully examine and inspect the condition of each railroad in the state, and of its equipment, and the manner of its conduct and management, with reference to the public safety and convenience.
Page xxxiii - ... no such company shall make or give any undue or unreasonable preference or advantage to, or in favor of, any particular person or company, or any particular description of traffic, in any respect whatsoever...
Page xxxiii - Every railway company, canal company, and railway and canal company, shall, according to their respective powers, afford all reasonable facilities for the receiving and forwarding and delivering of traffic upon and from the several railways and canals belonging to or worked by such companies respectively...
Page xii - Commissioner shall have reasonable grounds to believe, either on complaint or otherwise, that any of the tracks, bridges, or other structures of any railroad...
Page xi - It is their duty to examine the condition of the several railroads of the State as often as they may deem it necessary, and whenever they have reasonable grounds to believe, whether complaint be made or not, that any of the tracks, bridges or other structures of any...
Page viii - ... power to investigate charges, extortion, unjust or unreasonable charges, and unjust discrimination by any railroad company, and require the correction of any abuse of the kind; also, to require, upon complaint made by the mayor and council of any city or the trustees of any township through which any part of a railroad may run, a modification of any freight rates deemed by them unreasonable or extortionate, and they have the power to decide what is a reasonable charge and rate, which decision...
Page ix - Commissioners, whose duty it is to make annual examinations of railroad tracks, rolling stock, bridges, etc., of all railroads within the State, and to give a certificate of the condition of the road to the clerk of each company, which certificate is by him filed in the office of the Secretary of State before the first day of December. They have the power to order, in writing, any railroad company to repair its road, and to reduce the speed of its trains until such repairs are made, and to prosecute...
Page 115 - Average rate of speed adopted by freight trains, including stops, 12 Rate of speed of same when in motion...

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