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An Act to facilitate the Purchase of the Glenelg Railways,
and for other purposes.
[Assented to, December 21st, 1899.] THEREAS it has been agreed in writing between Her Majesty's Preamble.
Government of South Australia and the Glenelg Railway Company, Limited, that the said Government shall, in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty, purchase, and the Glenelg Railway Company, Limited, shall sell, the whole of the railways, lands, buildings, rights, easements, privileges, concessions, works, stables, engines, carriages, cars, horses, stock, machinery plant, materials plant, appurtenances, stores, goods, commodities, effects, and things, and all other property of every description (including new rollingstock constructed and in course of construction) of the said Glenelg Railway Company, Limited, for the sum of One Hundred and Twenty Thousand Pounds cash on transfer and possession, on or before the fifteenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine: And whereas it is expedient that the said purchase should be completed within the time limited by the said agreement, and that the said railways and other property, when so purchased, should form part of the general system of Government railways, and should be vested in The South Australian Railways Commissioner, and managed and conducted by him, the said Commissioner, in like manner, under the like conditions, and with the like privileges as all other Government railways, and freed from all obligations to which the Glenelg Railway Company, Limited, is now subject-Be it Enacted by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Parliament of South Australia, as follows:
The Glenelg Railways Purchase Act.—1899.
1. This Act may be cited as “ The Glenelg Railways Purchase Act, 1899."
2. Upon the completion of the sale and purchase of the said rail. ways and property(a) The said railways, lands, and other property so purchased
shall vest in the South Australian Railways Commissioner, representing Her Majesty's Government of South Australia, in like manner and for the same purposes as other railways and property are now vested in the said Commissioner; and shall be managed and conducted by the said Commissioner in like manner, under the like conditions, and with the like privileges as all other Government railways, and freed from all obligations to
which the Glenelg Company, Limited, is now subject : (6) It shall be lawful for Her Majesty's Government to close for
traffic the whole or any portions of the railway lines now used for traffic by the said Glenelg Railway Company, Limited, and to make such deviations and alterations upon either of such lines as may be deemed expedient by Her Majesty's said Government, and to take all such lands as may be necessary for the making of such deviations and alterations upon the conditions and in manner provided by the Railway Clauses Act, 1847, and the Lands Clauses Act, 1847, and any Acts amending the same: Provided that no portion of the lines shall be closed for traffic until a statement of the portion or portions proposed to be closed has been laid before Parliament for four weeks without any disapproval being expressed by motion carried by
either House: (C) No rights of pre-emption or otherwise shall accrue to adjoining
owners or other persons by reason of the closing hereafter of traffic on the said lines or any portion thereof, or by reason of any of the lands upon or along the lines of the
said railway becoming superfluous lands: (d) Her Majesty's Government and the said Commissioner shall,
in respect of the railways so purchased, be free from all obligations except such as are now imposed upon the said Government or the said Commissioner in respect of
Government railways : (e) Her Majesty's Government and the said Commissioner shall
have the right to continue the traffic as heretofore carried on of the said railways in, upon, and along the streets or roads of any Municipal Corporations, and to use such streets and roads in like manner and to the same extent as such traffic is now conducted, and as such streets and roads are now used by the said Company without the permission of and without any payment to any Municipal Corporation in respect of such continuance of traffic or use:
The Glenelg Railways Purchase Act.-1899.
(f) The Acts mentioned in the Schedule hereto shall, to the extent
therein set forth, be repealed, and the powers and liabilities
3. “ The South Australian Railways Commissioners Act, 1887,” Incorporation. and all Acts incorporated therewith, and all Acts passed or hereafter to be passed amending the same, are hereby, so far as the same are severally applicable to and consistent with the provisions of this Act, incorporated and shall be read with this Act.
4. All by-laws, rules, and regulations now in force, or which General by-laws to may be hereafter made, in respecć of Government railways shall apply. apply to the railways so purchased as in this Act mentioned.
In the name and on behalf of Her Majesty, I hereby assent to this Bill.