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  389.780.  Switch and sidetrack connection — powers of division of motor carrier and railroad safety. — 1.  A railroad corporation, upon the application of any shipper tendering traffic for transportation, shall construct, maintain and operate upon reasonable terms a switch connection or connections with a lateral line of railroad or private sidetrack owned, operated or controlled by such shipper, and shall, upon the application of any shipper, provide upon its own property a sidetrack and switch connection with its line of railroad, whenever such sidetrack and switch connection is reasonably practicable, can be put in with safety and the business therefor is sufficient to justify the same.

  2.  If any railroad corporation shall fail to install or operate any such switch connection with a lateral line of railroad or any such sidetrack and switch connection as aforesaid, after written application therefor has been made to it, any corporation or person interested may present the facts to the division of motor carrier and railroad safety by written petition, and the division shall investigate the matter stated in such petition, and give such hearing thereon as it may deem necessary or proper.  If the division be of opinion that it is safe and practicable to have a connection, substantially as prayed for, established or maintained, and that the business to be done thereon justifies the construction and maintenance thereof, it shall make an order directing the construction and establishment thereof, specifying the reasonable compensation to be paid for the construction, establishment and maintenance thereof, and may in like manner upon the application of the railroad corporation order the discontinuance of such switch connection.


(RSMo 1939 § 5604)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 5148; 1919 § 10437


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

---- end of effective  28 Aug 1939 ----

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