Pennsylvania R. Co. v. Wabash, St. L. & Pacific Ry. Co.,
157 U.S. 225 (1895)

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Pennsylvania R. Co. v. Wabash, St. L. & Pacific Ry. Co., 157 U.S. 225 (1895)

Pennsylvania Railroad Company v. Wabash,

St. Louis and Pacific Railway Company

No. 158

Argued and submitted January 18, 1895

Decided March 4, 1895

157 U.S. 225


The Pennsylvania Company notified the Wabash Company that, after a date named, no ticket sold by that company would be recognized as entitling the holder to pass over the Pennsylvania road. The Wabash Company after that date sold a ticket for a passage over the Pennsylvania road. When the purchaser reached that road, he offered his ticket to the conductor. The conductor refused to take it and, when the holder of it

Page 157 U. S. 226

declined to pay his fare, caused him to be put off the train. Held that the refusal to recognize the ticket was within the right of the Pennsylvania Company, and that that closed the matter as between the two companies in respect of the unauthorized sale, but that the ejection from the train was done by the Pennsylvania Company on its own responsibility, and was not made legally necessary by anything done by the Wabash Company which the Pennsylvania Company was bound to recognize or respect.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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