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