United States v. Central Pacific R. Co., 138 U.S. 84 (1891)
U.S. Supreme CourtUnited States v. Central Pacific R. Co., 138 U.S. 84 (1891)
United States v. Central Pacific Railroad Company
Argued November 21-22, 1890
Decided January 28, 1891
138 U.S. 84
Since the passage of the Act of May 7, 1878, 26 Stat. 58, c. 96, § 1, the sums expended by the Central Pacific Railroad for betterments and improvements on its road, its buildings and equipments, whereby the capital of the Company invested in its works is increased in permanent value, are not to be regarded as part of its current expenses to be deducted from its gross receipts in reaching and determining the amount of the net earnings upon which a percentage is to be paid to the United States.
The case of Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. United States, 99 U. S. 402, distinguished from this case.
The case is stated in the opinion.