The Law of Tramways & Light Railways in Great Britain: (3rd Edition of Sutton's "Tramway Acts of the United Kingdon") ...

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Stevens, 1903 - LAW - 708 pages
With new transportation technology came a slew of new legal issues. This book discusses Great Britain's rail laws as of 1903. It presents some cases that set precedents and discusses many angles of train law, including who can make tramways, how they go about legally doing so and the legalities of construction. Then, the book turns to the up-and-running railway to discuss buying tickets, levying tolls, passenger offenses, rail employee offenses and the power of the military over tramways.

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Contents

Locus Standi on Applications for Light Railway Orders
45
THE RATING OF TRAMWAYS AND LIGHT RAILWAYS
49
Rateable Subjects
56
24 25 Vict c 69
69
CHAPTER IV
83
Part II
91
The Board of Trade may in certain cases dispense with the con
98
Edinburgh Street Tramways Co 1872 10 M 533 9
105
Nature of traffic on tramway and tolls to be specified in Pro
106
SEOT PAGE
115
How expenses to be defrayed
121
Power of Board of Trade to revoke amend extend or vary Pro
123
Mode of formation of tramways
132
Completion of work and reinstatement of road
140
Road authority and promoters may contract for paving roads
146
Miller 1900 44 So J 278 16 T L R 185 207
147
For protection of sewers c
153
PART III
160
In default of payment licensees carriages may be detained
167
Purchase of Tramways
175
Herring 1856 11 Ex 822 25 L J Ex 177 222
177
Amesbury Union v Wiltshire JJ 1883 10 Q B D 480 52 L
184
Power of sale
190
SECT PAGE
193
Antrim Earl of v Dobbs 1891 30 L R I 424 112
201
Penalties may be imposed by bylaws
203
Offences
209
Penalty for carrying dangerous goods on the tramways
219
Recovery of tolls penalties c
256
Reservation of powers of street authorities to widen c roads
262
SCHED
269
SCHED
277
SEOT PAGE 1 Short title
279
Special meeting of trustees may be called to consider the expe diency of laying down tramways
280
plans of tramways and estimate of expense
281
Tramways may be laid down according to plans
282
Repealed
283
Tramways to form part of roads
284
Trustees may make regulations for use of tramways
285
Tramways to be kept in constant good order and trustees may acquire right to them when proposed to be removed
286
THE MILITARY TRAMWAYS ACT 1887
287
Provisions for protection for local and road authorities and of the public
288
Sittings of Commissioners
315
SECT PAGE
319
BOARD OF TRADES REQ MENTS IN CASES OF APPLICATION
340
REGULATIONS AND BYLAWS MADE BY THE BOARD OF TRADE
352
MEMORANDUM OF THE BOARD OF TRADE AS TO GUARD WIRES
371
MODEL FORM OF BYLAWS AND REGULATIONS TO BE MADE BY
377
STANDING ORDERS OF PARLIAMENT RELATIVE TO PRIVATE BILLS AND BILLS FOR CONFIRMING PROVISIONAL ORDERS
382
Interpretation 294
383
Power to authorise joint work
407
GENERAL ORDERS FOR THE REGULATION OF PROCEEDINGS UNDER AND IN PURSUANCE OF THE PRIVATE LEGISLATION PROCED...
417
PRECEDENT OF A TRAMWAYS ORDERS CONFIRMATION ACT
423
Part III
449
Application for Orders authorising light railways
453
Powers of local authorities under Order
454
Loans by Treasury
457
Special advances by Treasury
459
Limitation on amount of advance and provision of money by National Debt Commissioners
462
Consideration of application by Light Railway Commissioners
463
Submission of Order to Board of Trade for confirmation
472
Consideration of Order by Board of Trade
473
Confirmation of Order by Board of Trade
474
Provisions which may be made by the Order
478
Application of general Railway Acts
494
Mode of settling purchasemoney and compensation for taking of land
498
Payment of purchasemoney or compensation
500
Expenses of local authorities
501
Joint committees
504
Power of owners to grant land or advance money for a light railway
505
Power to grant Crown lands
508
Provision as to commons
510
Preservation of scenery and objects of historical interest
512
Junctions with existing railways
513
Amendment of Order
514
Provision as to telegraphs
517
Application to Scotland
518
Extent of Act
522
Short title
523
Mode of passing special resolutions
524
Joint committees
525
ACT 1901
526
THE LIGHT RAILWAYS Costs RULES 1898
538
INDEX
647

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Page 244 - Where after the commencement of this Act any action, prosecution, or other proceeding is commenced in the United Kingdom against any person for any act done in pursuance, or execution, or intended execution of any Act of Parliament, or of any public duty or authority...
Page 243 - I believe quite correctly, that "the rule of law is laid down with perfect correctness in the case of Butterfield v. Forrester, that, although there may have been negligence on the part of the plaintiff, yet unless he might, by the exercise of ordinary care, have avoided the consequences of the defendant's negligence, he is entitled to recover; if by ordinary care he might have avoided them, he is the author of his own wrong.
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Page 256 - means the Act of the session of the eleventh and twelfth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter forty-three, intituled " An Act to facilitate the performance of the duties of justices of the peace out of sessions within England and Wales, with respect to summary convictions and orders...
Page 292 - Bill, so far as it relates to such order, may be referred to a Select Committee, and the petitioner shall be allowed to appear and oppose as in the case of private bills...
Page 330 - ... on the owners or reputed owners, lessees or reputed lessees, and occupiers of the said lands, and on the overseers of such parishes, and on the trustees, surveyors of highways, or other persons having the care of such roads or streets.
Page 535 - The notice may also be served by post by a registered letter addressed to the person on whom it is to be served at his last known place of residence or place of business ; and, if served by post, shall be deemed to have been served at the...
Page 615 - ... pounds, and in the case of a continuing offence to a further penalty not exceeding forty shillings for every day during which the offence continues.

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