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1 & 2 VICT., CAP. 98.—An Act to Provide for the Conveyance
of the Mails by Railways
Railways, and for the Conveyance of Troops
to the Construction of future Railways authorized, or to
tion to Railways
tain Provisions usually inserted in Acts with respect to
on Undertakings of a Public Nature in Scotland
tain Provisions usually inserted in Acts authorizing the
certain Provisions usually inserted in Acts authorizing
the making of Railways in Scotland
or leasing Railways contained in certain Acts of Parlia-
ment relating to such Railways
of her present Majesty, for providing for the Custody
Authority of Parliament
certain Railway Companies
sioners of Railways
PROVISIONS IN THESE ACTS
WHICH HAVE BEEN AMENDED OR REPEALED.
1 & 2 Vict., c. 98, s. 1-(so far as relates to the Rate of Speed of
Mail Trains.)- Amended by the 7 & 8 Vict., c. 85, s. 11. 3 & 4 Vict., c. 97, s. 1 & 2–(Opening of Railways.)-Repealed by
the 5 & 6 Vict., c. 55, s. 3. s. 5. (Officers of Railway Company ineligible to the Appointment as Inspectors of Railways.) — Repealed by the 7 & 8
Vict., c. 85, s. 15. s. 11 & 12. (Prosecutions to enforce Provisions of Railway
Acts.)-Repealed by the 7 & 8 Vict., c. 85, ss. 16 & 18. s. 13. (Railway Servants guilty of Misconduct.)- Amended by
the 5 & 6 Vict., 55, s. 17. 5 & 6 VICT., c. 55, s. 20-(Conveyance of Military and Police.)
Amended by the 7 & 8 Vict., c. 85, s. 20. The Provisions which have been Amended or Repealed, are printed
in Italic Type.
BOARD OF TRADE—The Provisions applying to the Board of Trade
to be deemed to apply to the Commissioners of Railways.
9 & 10 Vict., c. 105, s. 2, BRANCH RAILWAYS. — Provisions empowering Justices to decide
Disputes.—Repealed by the 3 & 4 Vict., C. 97, s. 18. BYE LAWS.—Provisions requiring the approval or concurrence of
any Justice of the Peace, Court of Quarter Sessions, &c.
Repealed by the 3 & 4 Vict., c. 97, s. 10. CARRIAGES. - Provisions restricting the Weight to Four Tons.
Repealed by the 5 & 6 Vict., c. 55, s. 16. LEVEL CROSSINGS.—Provisions requiring Gates to he kept closed
across the Railway.-Repealed by the 5 & 6 Vict., c. 55, s. 9. SELLING OR LEASING RAILWAYS.-Restricted by the 8 & 9 Vict.
c. 96, s. 1.
PUBLIC GENERAL ACTS
RAILWA Y S.
1 & 2 Vict. cap. 98. An Act to provide for the Conveyance of the Mails
by Railways. [14th August, 1838.] WHEREAS it is expedient that provision should be made Preamble. by law for the conveyance of the mails by railways at a reasonable rate of charge to the public :
1. Be it enacted, by the Queen's most excellent Majesty, Conveyance by and with the advice and consent of the Lords spiritual of Mails. and temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, That in all Postmaster cases of railways already made or in progress, or to be General hereafter made within the United Kingdom, by which may require passengers or goods shall be conveyed in or upon carriages company drawn or impelled by the power of steam, or by any loco- to convey motive or stationary engines, or animal or other power
the mails whatever, it shall be lawful for the Postmaster-General, on their by notice in writing under his hand delivered to the com
railway, pany of proprietors of any such railway, to require that the mails or post letter bags shall, from and after the day to be named in any such notice, (being not less than twenty-eight days from the delivery thereof,) be conveyed and forwarded by such company on their railway, either by the ordinary trains of carriages, or by special trains, as either by need may be, at such hours or times in the day or night ordinary as the Postmaster-General shall direct, together with the or special guards appointed and employed by the Postmaster-General trains, with in charge thereof, and any other officers of the post-office;
other oifiand thereupon the said company shall, from and after the day to be named in such notice, at their own costs, provide sufficient carriages and engines on such railways for the conveyance of such mails and post letter bags to the satisfaction of the Postmaster-General, and receive, take up, carry, and convey by such ordinary or special trains of carriages or otherwise, as need may be, all such mails or post letter bags as shall for that purpose be tendered to them, or any of their officers, servants, or agents, by any officer of the post-office and also receive take up, carry,