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Transport.

CONTENTS.

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1 & 2 VICT., CAP. 98.-An Act to Provide for the Conveyance of the Mails by Railways

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3 & 4 VICT., CAP. 97.-An Act for Regulating Railways

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5 & 6 VICT., CAP. 55.-An Act for the better Regulation of Railways, and for the Conveyance of Troops

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7 & 8 VICT., CAP. 85.-An Act to attach certain Conditions to the Construction of future Railways authorized, or to be authorized, by any Act of the present or succeeding Sessions of Parliament, and for other Purposes in relation to Railways

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8 VICT, CAP. 17.-An Act for Consolidating in One Act certain Provisions usually inserted in Acts with respect to the Constitution of Companies incorporated for carrying on Undertakings of a Public Nature in Scotland

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8 VICT., CAP. 19.- An Act for Consolidating in One Act certain Provisions usually inserted in Acts authorizing the taking of Lands for Undertakings of a Public Nature in

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8 & 9 VICT., CAP. 33.-An Act for Consolidating in One Act
certain Provisions usually inserted in Acts authorizing
the making of Railways in Scotland

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8 & 9 VICT., CAP. 96.-An Act to restrict the Powers of selling
or leasing Railways contained in certain Acts of Parlia-
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9 VICT., CAP. 20.—An Act to amend an Act of the Second Year
of her present Majesty, for providing for the Custody
of certain Monies paid, in pursuance of the Standing
Orders of either House of Parliament, by Subscribers
to Works or Undertakings to be effected under the
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9 & 10 VICT., CAP. 28.-An Act to facilitate the Dissolution of
certain Railway Companies

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PROVISIONS IN THESE ACTS

WHICH HAVE BEEN AMENDED OR REPEALED.

1 & 2 VICT., c. 98, s. 1-(so far as relates to the Rate of Speed of Mail Trains.)-Amended by the 7 & 8 Vict., c. 85, s. 11.

3 & 4 VICT., c. 97, s. 1 & 2-(Opening of Railways.)-Repealed by the 5 & 6 Vict., c. 55, s. 3.

s. 5. (Officers of Railway Company ineligible to the Appointment as Inspectors of Railways.)-Repealed by the 7 & 8 Vict., c. 85, s. 15.

s. 11 & 12. (Prosecutions to enforce Provisions of Railway Acts.)-Repealed by the 7 & 8 Vict., c. 85, ss. 16 & 18.

s. 13. (Railway Servants guilty of Misconduct.)—Amended by the 5 & 6 Vict., c. 55, s. 17.

5 & 6 VICT., c. 55, s. 20-(Conveyance of Military and Police.)— Amended by the 7 & 8 Vict., c. 85, s. 20.

The Provisions which have been Amended or Repealed, are printed in Italic Type.

PROVISIONS IN SPECIAL ACTS

AMENDED OR REPEALED BY THESE ACTS.

BOARD OF TRADE-The Provisions applying to the Board of Trade to be deemed to apply to the Commissioners of Railways.9 & 10 Vict., c. 105, s. 2.

BRANCH RAILWAYS. - Provisions empowering Justices to decide Disputes. Repealed by the 3 & 4 Vict., c. 97, s. 18.

BYE LAWS.-Provisions requiring the approval or concurrence of any Justice of the Peace, Court of Quarter Sessions, &c.Repealed by the 3 & 4 Vict., c. 97, s. 10.

CARRIAGES.

Provisions restricting the Weight to Four Tons.Repealed by the 5 & 6 Vict., c. 55, s. 16.

LEVEL CROSSINGS.-Provisions requiring Gates to be kept closed across the Railway.-Repealed by the 5 & 6 Vict., c. 55, s. 9. SELLING OR LEASING RAILWAYS.-Restricted by the 8 & 9 Vict. c. 96, s. 1.

PUBLIC GENERAL ACTS

RELATING TO

RAILWAYS.

1 & 2 VICT. cap. 98.

An Act to provide for the Conveyance of the Mails

by Railways.

[14th August, 1838.]

WHEREAS it is expedient that provision should be made Preamble. by law for the conveyance of the mails by railways at a reasonable rate of charge to the public:

1. Be it enacted, by the Queen's most excellent Majesty, Conveyance by and with the advice and consent of the Lords spiritual of Mails. and temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament

assembled, and by the authority of the same, That in all Postmaster cases of railways already made or in progress, or to be General hereafter made within the United Kingdom, by which may require passengers or goods shall be conveyed in or upon carriages company drawn or impelled by the power of steam, or by any loco- to convey motive or stationary engines, or animal or other power the mails whatever, it shall be lawful for the Postmaster-General, on their by notice in writing under his hand delivered to the com- railway, pany of proprietors of any such railway, to require that the mails or post letter bags shall, from and after the day to be named in any such notice, (being not less than twenty-eight days from the delivery thereof,) be conveyed and forwarded by such company on their railway, either by the ordinary trains of carriages, or by special trains, as either by need may be, at such hours or times in the day or night ordinary as the Postmaster-General shall direct, together with the or special guards appointed and employed by the Postmaster-General trains, with in charge thereof, and any other officers of the post-office; guards and and thereupon the said company shall, from and after the other offday to be named in such notice, at their own costs, provide sufficient carriages and engines on such railways for the conveyance of such mails and post letter bags to the satisfaction of the Postmaster-General, and receive, take up, carry, and convey by such ordinary or special trains of carriages or otherwise, as need may be, all such mails or post letter bags as shall for that purpose be tendered to them, or any of their officers, servants, or agents, by any officer of the post-office and also receive take up, carry,'

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cers.

Conveyance and convey, in and upon the carriages carrying such mails of Mails. or post letter bags, the guards in charge thereof, and any

Amended

by the 7 & 8 Vict. c. 85,

s. 11.

Carriages to be exclu

sively ap

other officers of the post-office, and shall receive, take up, deliver, and leave such mails or post letter bags, guards, and officers at such places in the line of such railway, on such days, at such hours or times in the day or night, and subject to all such reasonable regulations and restrictions as to speed of travelling, places, times, and duration of stoppages, and times of arrival, as the Postmaster-General shall in that behalf from time to time order or direct: Provided always, that the rate of speed to be required shall in no case exceed the maximum rate of speed prescribed by the directors of such railway or railways for the conveyance of passengers by their first class trains; but that no alteration in the rate of speed of any train by which the mails shall be conveyed shall be made until six calendar months previous notice shall be given to the Postmaster-General of any such intended alteration.

2. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Postmaster-General (if he shall see fit) to require that the whole of the inside of any carriage used on any railway propriated. for the conveyance of mails or post letter bags shall be exclusively appropriated for the purpose of carrying the mails.

Separate carriages

letters, to

by the com

pany.

3. And be it enacted, That the company of proprietors of any such railway shall, on being required so to do for sorting by the Postmaster-General, provide and furnish (in addition to the carriages aforesaid) a separate carriage or sepabe provided rate carriages, fitted up as the Postmaster-General, or such person as he shall nominate in that behalf, shall direct, for the purpose of sorting letters therein, and shall forward the same carriage or carriages by their railway, at such hours or times, and subject to all such reasonable regulations as aforesaid, as the Postmaster-General shall in that behalf order or direct; and such company of proprietors shall receive, take up, carry, and convey in any such lastmentioned carriage or carriages all such post letter bags and officers of the post-office as the Postmaster-General shall reasonably require, and shall deliver and leave any post letter bags and officers of the post-office at such places on the line of the railway as the Postmaster-General shall in that behalf from time to time reasonably order and direct.

Mail coaches and

carts to be

conveyed

on railway.

4. And be it enacted, That in case the PostmasterGeneral shall at any time be desirous of sending by any such railway any of her Majesty's mail coaches or mail carts, with the mails or post letter bags and guards thereof, and carriages for sorting letters, with any officers of the post-office therein, instead of sending the said mails or

post letter bags, guards, and officers of the post-office by Conveyance carriages to be provided by such railway company as of Mails. aforesaid, then and in any such case such railway company shall, at the request of the Postmaster-General, signified by such notice as aforesaid, cause such mail coaches or mail carts, with the mails or post letter bags and guards thereof, and carriages for sorting letters, with any officers of the post-office therein, to be conveyed by the usual or proper trucks or frames on their said railway, subject to such regulations and restrictions of the Postmaster-General as herein before mentioned.

company.

5. And be it enacted, That for the greater security of Regulations the mails or post letter bags so to be carried or conveyed of Postmasby railways, the company of proprietors of such respective ter-General, railways along which such mails or post letter bags, mail to be obcoaches, or carts and carriages for sorting letters, shall be served by so required by the Postmaster-General to be conveyed, and their respective officers, servants, and agents, shall obey, observe, and perform all such reasonable regulations respecting the conveyance, delivering, and leaving of such mails and post letter bags, guards and officers of the postoffice, mail coaches, or carts and carriages, on any such railways, or on the line thereof, as the Postmaster-General, or such officer of the post-office as he shall nominate in that behalf, shall in his discretion from time to time give or make Provided always, that it shall not be lawful for Officer of any officer or servant of the post-office to interfere with post-office or give orders to the engineer or other person having the not to incharge of any engine upon any railway along which mails terfere with or post letter bags shall be conveyed; but if any cause of person havcomplaint shall arise, the same shall be stated to the con- ing charge ductor or other officer of the railway company having the of engine. charge of the train, or to the chief officer at any station upon the railway; and in case of any default or neglect on the part of any officers or servants of the railway company to comply with any of the regulations of the Postmaster-General or other officer of the post-office so to be nominated as aforesaid, the railway company shall be wholly responsible for the same.

6. And be it enacted, That every company of proprietors Remuneraof any railway along which such mails or post letter bags, tion to commail coaches, carts, or carriages shall be so required by pany for the Postmaster-General to be conveyed, shall be entitled conveyance to such reasonable remuneration to be paid by the Post- of mails. master-General to any such company of proprietors for the conveyance of such mails, post letter bags, mail guards, and other officers of the post-office, mail coaches, carts, and carriages, in manner required by such PostmasterGeneral, or by such officer of the post-office as he shall in

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