Napier v. Atlantic Coast Line R. Co.,
272 U.S. 605 (1926)

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Napier v. Atlantic Coast Line R. Co., 272 U.S. 605 (1926)

Napier v. Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company

Nos. 87, 310, 311

Argued October 20-21, 1926

Decided November 29, 1926

272 U.S. 605


The Boiler Inspection Act, as amended, has so occupied the field of regulating locomotive equipment on interstate highways that state legislation requiring cab curtains and automatic firebox doors is

Page 272 U. S. 605

precluded, and such matter are left to the regulatory power reposed by the Act in the Interstate Commerce Commission. P. 272 U. S. 608.

2 F.2d 891 affirmed.

188 Wis. 232 reversed.

No. 87. Appeal from a decree of the District Court (December 1924) enjoining the Attorney General of Georgia from enforcing a state law requiring the complaining carrier to equip the fireboxes of its locomotives with automatic doors.

Nos. 310, 311. Error to a judgment of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin which affirmed judgments dismissing suits to set aside an order of the State Railroad Commission, based on statute, prescribing cab curtains.

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