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  FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
The argument is that, since the railroads and the public have a common interest in the efficient performance of the whole transportation chain, it is proper and necessary to require all carriers to contribute to the cost of a plan designed to serve this end.
United States, 263 U.S., 44 S.Ct. 169, 33 A.L.R. A distinction is sought to be made because the carriers, which were required to contribute, were permitted to retain a reasonable return upon their property.
It is manifest that the list was prepared under a misapprehension of the extent of the authority of Congress with respect to employees of interstate carriers and of the application of the decision in the first Employers' Liability Cases (Howard v.
caselaw.lp.findlaw.com /cgi-bin/getcase.pl?court=us&vol=295&invol=330   (12457 words)

  
 Transportation Series No. 11--State Rail Transportation Issues and Policies
Railroads carry 4 percent by value and 13 percent by weight of the nation's freight.11 (This compares with 71.9 percent by value and 53 percent by weight carried by truck.) Generally, rail carries small amounts along the eastern seaboard, but large shares of total shipments in some Great Plains and Rocky Mountain states.
States entered the railroad business in the 1970s when bankruptcies such as Penn Central, industry restructuring and deregulation caused the largest railroads to abandon service on all but their busiest lines.
State lawmakers are working to improve railroad safety, plan and fund passenger rail service, and resolve a variety of issues related to the rail transportation of freight.
www.ncsl.org /programs/transportation/transr11.htm   (13640 words)

  
 Railroad History
Short biography of an amazing man who ran several railroads, was both a rail historian and a railfan, and proposed many new ideas for railroads.
Railroad Mergers in the Northeast of the U.S. Railroad mergers have taken place right from the beginning of railroading.
Union Pacific -- the railroad established by Congress and Abraham Lincoln to span the continent - is in the middle of a very tough period.
www.lakemirabel.com /Railroad   (1972 words)

  
 UNT Libraries: Online Exhibits and Collections, Alphabetical List by Title   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Listed below are major special collections, projects, and exhibitions at the UNT Libraries.
Legion, was Minister to Romania, to the Irish Free State, and to
Papers of a United States district court judge for the Northern District
www.library.unt.edu /exhibits/alphalist.htm   (2239 words)

  
 The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
Several Soviet units were airlifted from as far away as Hungary and East Germany striking evidence of the improved strategic mobility and flexibil ity of Soviet land forces brought about by the deployment of advanced transport planes.
As a buffer state which was itself a manifestation of the general equilibrium of regional power, it has served as a barometer of the balance of power in the central Asian area.
United States can contain the damage done to some extent by strongly reaffirming commitments to its friends in the region and by developing its own bases in the Indian Ocean basin to offset the new Soviet forward outpost in Afghanistan.
www.heritage.org /Research/RussiaandEurasia/bg108.cfm   (4461 words)

  
 Golden Age of Railroading - North American N-Z
Railroad Stations In Massachusetts: Devoted to the location, history, and uses of railroad depots in the fourteen counties of Massachusetts.
Railroad Stations Of New Hampshire: Devoted to the location, history, and uses of railroad depots in the ten counties of New Hampshire.
Railroads Of Kansas: The history of railroading in the state.
www.cwrr.com /nmra/goldb.html   (2607 words)

  
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