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Chapter 389

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  389.300.  To deliver and receive freight at crossing of other roads — to maintain switches — penalty for failure. — 1.  Every railroad corporation organized or doing business under the laws of this state, or by the authority thereof, shall receive and deliver all grain or other freight consigned to its care for transportation at the crossings and junctions of all other railroads, canals and navigable rivers; and shall, at all cities and at all towns along the line of their railroad having a population of two hundred inhabitants or more, construct and maintain switches and freight houses for the receipt and delivery of grain and other freight that may be tendered to such railroad for transportation; and shall stop at least one train daily thereat to receive and unload freight.  And whenever in the opinion of the motor carrier and railroad safety division of the department of economic development of this state the amount of business is such as to require the same, such railroad, after due notice from such motor carrier and railroad safety division of the department of economic development to do so, shall maintain a freight agent at such station for the purpose of receiving and delivering freight.

  2.  Any railroad corporation failing or refusing to comply with the provisions of this section, after thirty days' notice given, shall be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined in the sum of ten dollars, to be recovered by indictment or information in any court having jurisdiction thereof, and each day that said railroad corporation shall so fail or refuse to comply with the provisions of this section after the expiration of thirty days after such notice, shall constitute a separate offense.


(RSMo 1939 § 5229)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 4772; 1919 § 9960; 1909 § 3158


Division of motor carrier and railroad safety abolished, duties and functions transferred to highways and transportation commission and department of transportation, 226.008

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