United States v. Seaboard Air Lines R. Co.
361 U.S. 78 (1959)

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U.S. Supreme Court

United States v. Seaboard Air Lines R. Co., 361 U.S. 78 (1959)

United States v. Seaboard Air Lines Railroad Co.

No. 10

Argued October 19, 1959

Decided November 9, 1959

361 U.S. 78

Syllabus

The provision of the Safety Appliance Act requiring power brakes on railroad "trains" applies to movements of an assembled unit consisting of an engine and a substantial number of cars between a classification or assembly yard and industrial plants one or two miles from such yard, over a track through a city which makes an interchange connection with another railroad and crosses at grade five streets, two private roads and four tracks of another railroad, when the cars are either received from a consignor or delivered to a consignee. Pp. 361 U. S. 79-83.

258 F.2d 262 reversed.

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