United States v. Chicago, B. & Q. R. Co.
237 U.S. 410 (1915)

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U.S. Supreme Court

United States v. Chicago, B. & Q. R. Co., 237 U.S. 410 (1915)

United States v. Chicago, Burlington

& Quincy Railroad Company

No. 630

Argued January 7, 8, 1915

Decided May 10, 1915

237 U.S. 410

Syllabus

Railroad yards belonging to the same railroad but several miles apart, such a those of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway at Kansas City on opposite sides of the Missouri River, are not actually one yard, and trains moving between them are not engaged merely in switching operations, but are engaged in transportation within the purview of the air brake provision of the Safety Appliance Act.

211 F. 127 reversed.

The facts, which involve the construction and application of the Safety Appliance Acts, are stated in the opinion.

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