Chicago & Alton R. Co. v. United States
247 U.S. 197 (1918)

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Chicago & Alton R. Co. v. United States, 247 U.S. 197 (1918)

Chicago & Alton Railroad Company v. United States

No. 640

Submitted April 18, 1918

Decided May 20, 1918

247 U.S. 197

Syllabus

A switch tender on duty in switch shanties within a railroad yard, which are continuously operated day and night, and where, by use of the telephone, he receives and delivers orders from the yard master to engine and train crews pertaining to train movements through the yard, is within the class described in proviso of § 2 of the Hours of Service Act, whose service is thereby limited to nine-hours in twenty-four.

244 F. 945 affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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