American Railway Transportation By Emory Johnson HC Revised Second Edition
American Railway Transportation By Emory Johnson HC Revised Second Edition
American Railway Transportation By Emory Johnson HC Revised Second Edition
American Railway Transportation By Emory Johnson HC Revised Second Edition
American Railway Transportation By Emory Johnson HC Revised Second Edition
American Railway Transportation By Emory Johnson HC Revised Second Edition
American Railway Transportation By Emory Johnson HC Revised Second Edition

American Railway Transportation By Emory Johnson HC Revised Second Edition

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American Railway Transportation By Emory Johnson HC Revised Second Edition
 
0merican Railway Transportation By Emory Johnson Hard Cover 1912   434 Pages  Revised Second Edition
The rapid progress made by American railroads during the past five years, and the extraordinary amount of regulative legislation enacted by the States and the Federal Government, have made necessary a thorough revision of this volume. The continued sale of the book among railway officials and employees, and, especially, its use as a text with university classes, emphasize the desirability of keeping the information contained in the volume as nearly up to (late as possible.
The consolidation of railroads, so characteristic of railway history from 1898 to 1903, has continued during the past five years; and, although the changes in grouping and ownership have been less frequent during the latter half of the decade since the process of integration became rapid, they have been so many and of such importance as to compel a retabulation of " railroads by ownership and territory." The community of interest policy in railway management is becoming more and more fully worked out.
The present edition contains the latest official statistics available in 1908. For the mail service, and to some extent for the freight, passenger, and express business, figures for 1907 were obtainable; but, unfortunately, the final report of the Interstate Commerce Commission for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1907, is not completed until the beginning of 1909. For this reason, it was necessary to base the discussion of traffic and finances largely upon data for the year 1906. In the original edition, published in 1903, the corresponding facts were for 1901.
The discussion of State and National legislation in this third edition includes an account of the Hepburn Act of 1906, and, what will doubtless be even more appreciated, a summary of the legislation by the States from 1902 to 1908. With the possible exception of the period of the "granger" laws in the seventies, there has been no other half decade as significant as the past five years have been in the development of State control of railroads and other public-service corporations.
The decisions of the United States courts since 1903 have so modified the relations of legislative and judicial authority as to put a new phase upon the theory of judicial review. Another effect of recent decisions of the Supreme Court has been to enlarge the jurisdiction of the Federal Government, and correspondingly to restrict the authority of the States, over railroads.
The changes in the State and Federal laws regulating railroads have been so numerous, and the effects of judicial decisions have been so fundamental, that the three chapters dealing with those subjects required rewriting in large part. The map of the State Commissions has been redrawn.
The literature upon railway transportation has been enriched during the past five years by numerous valuable papers, monographs, and books. References to the more important of these studies have been added to the lists of works appended to the several chapters, in order that the book may continue to fulfill its original purpose of being "a volume that may profitably precede or accompany a more special study of a particular branch of the railway service."

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