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COLLECTION OF THE ACTS AND ORDERS
RAILWAY COMPANIES IN ENGLAND AND IRELAND,
WITH NOTES OF ALL THE CASES DECIDED THEREON, AND
OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.
J. H. BALFOUR BROWNE,
OF TIE MIDDLE TEMPLE, ESQUIRE, ONE OF VIER MAJESTY'S COUNSEL,
FORMERLY REGISTRAR TO THE RAILWAY COMMISSIONERS,
H. S. THEOBALD,
OF THE INNER TEMPLE, ESQUIRE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW,
FELLOW OF WADHAN COLLEGE, OXFORD.
Law Publishers and Booksellers,
VAND STANFORD JE
PRINTED BY C. F. ROWORTH, GREAT NEW STREET, FETTER LANE, E.C.
This Volume will be found to contain the Statutes relating to Railways, with notes of the decided cases down to November, 1887. Our object has been to make the book complete, by treating of all the questions likely to arise with reference to Railways, and at the same time to state the law as concisely as possible. In addition to the law of compensation, considerable space has been devoted to the Duties and Liabilities of Carriers, the Law of Negligence, and of Master and Servant, the Rating of Railways, and the decisions of the Railway Commissioners. The practice upon Petitions under the Lands Clauses Acts has also been treated at some length.
It has been thought, on the whole, best to arrange the Statutes in a strictly chronological order, though there is much to be said in favour of grouping them together according to their subject-matter. To some extent the disadvantage of a chronological arrangement has been corrected by cross references in the margin. Full marginal notes have been added throughout.
In this edition the Statutes relating to Railways in Ireland have been added.
A list of the documents required to be sent to the Board of Trade previously to the opening of a Railway is printed after the Railway Regulation Act, 1842. The Orders under the Railway Companies Act, 1867, the General Orders made by the Railway Commissioners under the Act of 1873, the Orders in Council under the Explosives Act, 1875, so far as they affect Railway Companies, and the Bye-laws approved by the Board of Trade under that Act, follow the Acts under which they were made. The Animals Order of 1886, so far as it affects Railway Companies, will be found before the Appendix. In the Appendix are printed so much of the Standing Orders of the House of Commons as appeared to be material, and also the Bye-laws regulating the conveyance of passengers upon Railways approved by the Board of Trade.
J. H. B. B.
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