ordinances dealing with railroads saved from repeal, § 1-3(13); special stops
at railroad crossings, § 24-122 et seq.
It shall be unlawful for any locomotive, engine, car
or train of cars to be run over any railroad within the city at a greater rate
of speed than twelve (12) miles per hour.
Source: Code 1962, § 9-6-1
Protection of railroad crossings.
(a) All railroad companies shall station, keep and maintain at all
times, at their own expense, at the crossings of their railroad tracks with any
and all public streets in the city, whenever directed so to do by order or
resolution of the council, a flagman whose duty it shall be to warn of the
approach of any locomotive or other impending danger, or in lieu of such
flagman to provide and maintain proper gates which shall be closed during the
times when trains are approaching or crossing said streets, such gates to be
approved by the council as to style and manner of operation.
(b) It shall be the duty of all railroad companies operating railroads
within the city to keep and maintain such lights and signals as the council may
require. All railroad companies shall
keep the points of intersection of all railroad tracks and streets well
lighted during all hours of twilight and darkness by electric or gas lights
placed sufficiently high to enable safe and convenient travel by the public
over said crossings.
Source: Code 1962, §§ 9-6-4, 9-6-5
(a) It shall be the duty of any railroad company, owning, maintaining
or operating a railroad through the city to construct and keep in repair,
ditches, drains and culverts along and under their railroad tracks at all
places, within the city where the same may be necessary for the escape of water
and the proper drainage of the territory on either side of the railroad.
(b) When any such ditches, drains or culverts shall be necessary for
the escape of water and the proper drainage of the territory on either side of
any railroad track, the council may by resolution call upon the proper railroad
company to construct or repair the ditch, drain or culvert and place the same
in a proper condition for the escape of water or the proper drainage of the
territory on either side of the railroad track. A copy of every such resolution shall be served upon the local
agent of the railroad company, whose duty it is to construct or keep in repair
any such drain, ditch or culvert, and for a failure or refusal to comply with
such resolution within fourteen (14) days after the service thereof, such
railroad company shall be deemed guilty of an offense.
Source: Code 1962, § 9-6-6
Sec. 21-4. Blocking railroad crossings.
It shall be an offense for any
railroad conductor to allow a train under his control to obstruct any street in
the city crossing the tracks of the railroad company, with cars, train or
engine for more than five (5) minutes at any one time.
Source: Code 1962, § 9-6-7
Sec. 21-5. Maintenance and repair of road crossings.
(a) It shall be the duty of all railroad companies owning or operating
a railroad passing through the city, to maintain all places within their
right-of-way where the public streets intersect and cross, in a suitable and
safe condition for public travel over and across the same.
(b) If any crossing shall be at any time in a bad condition or unsafe
or inconvenient for public travel, the council may by resolution require the
proper railroad company to repair or replace said crossing and render the same
safe and convenient for public travel.
A copy of every such resolution shall be served upon the local agent of
the railroad company whose duty it is to maintain such crossing and for a
failure or refusal to comply with the requirements and demands of such
resolution within thirty (30) days after its service such railroad company
shall be deemed guilty of an offense.
Source: Code 1962, § 9-6-8
Sec. 21-6. Climbing on cars.
It shall be an offense for any
person to climb, jump, step, stand upon, cling to or in any manner attach
himself to any locomotive engine or car, either stationary or in motion, upon
any railroad track in the city unless in so doing he shall be acting in
compliance with law, or by express permission, or under the rules and
regulations of the corporation owning or managing such railroad.
Source: Code 1962, § 9-6-9