Illinois Central R. Co. v. Williams,
242 U.S. 462 (1917)

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Illinois Central R. Co. v. Williams, 242 U.S. 462 (1917)

Illinois Central Railroad Company v. Williams

No. 637

Argued December 6, 1916

Decided January 8, 1917

242 U.S. 462


Section 2 of the supplementary Safety Appliance Act of April 14, 1910. c. 160, 36 Stat. 298, requiring interstate railway carriers to equip their cars with secure runningboards, ladders, and hand-holds or grab-irons, became effective July 1, 1911.

The purpose of § 3 of the act is to standardize the appliances required by § 2, and the purpose of the proviso in it is to confer authority

Page 242 U. S. 463

on the Interstate Commerce Commission to extend the time within which the carriers may conform to the established standards, but it does not authorize the Commission to change the date upon which § 2 became effective.

72 So. 158 affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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