Northern Pacific Ry. Co. v. Puget Sound & W. H. Ry. Co.
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250 U.S. 332 (1919)
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Northern Pacific Ry. Co. v. Puget Sound & W. H. Ry. Co., 250 U.S. 332 (1919)
Northern Pacific Railway Company v.
Puget Sound & Willapa Harbor Railway Company
Argued April 28, 1919
Decided June 2, 1919
250 U.S. 332
A railroad company, by constructing its road, gains no vested right to the retention of a general rule of law, then in existence, laying the expense of installing and maintaining required safety devices, where one railroad exercises its right to cross another, upon the company making the crossing, and it is not deprived of its property without due process by a change of the rule under which it is required to share such expense equally with a junior company. P. 250 U. S. 335.
94 Wash. 10; 97 id. 701, affirmed.
The case is stated in the opinion.