Maryland state laws relating to specific railroads

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Maryland state laws relating to specific railroads
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1826[edit]

Link Chapter Page Name Passed Description
[1] 123 97 An Act to Incorporate the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company. February 28, 1827 from the city of Baltimore, to some suitable point on the Ohio river, to be by them determined

1827[edit]

Link Chapter Page Name Passed Description
[2] 72 63 An act to incorporate the Baltimore and Susquehanna Rail Road Company. February 13, 1828 from the city of Baltimore to some suitable point or points on the Susquehanna river to be by them determined
[3] 170 197 An act to authorise the President, Managers and Company of the Washington and Baltimore Turnpike Road, to construct a a Rail Road from the city of Baltimore to the District of Columbia, in the direction of the city of Washington. March 8, 1828 from Baltimore to the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, as far as such road shall extend through or be situate within this state
[4] 187 235 An act to incorporate the Elkton and Wilmington Rail Road Company. March 14, 1828 from some point or place on the Elk river to the town of Elkton, and then on to some suitable point or points on the Christiana Creek, at or near Wilmington, to be by them determined
[5] 207 268 An act to authorise the New Castle and French Town Turnpike Company, to make a Rail Road from French Town, on Elk River, to the Delaware line, in a direction towards New-Castle. March 14, 1828 from French Town towards New-Castle
the corporate name of the said company shall be, and the same is hereby changed and altered to the New-Castle and French Town Turnpike and Rail Road Company
[6] 209 273 A supplement to the act, entitled, An act to incorporate the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company. March 15, 1828 That it shall and may be lawful for the president and directors of the said company, to begin the said rail road at any point within the said city of Baltimore which they may think proper, and to make and extend the said road from such point to the outer limits of the said city

1828[edit]

Link Chapter Page Name Passed Description
[7] 61 73 A Supplement to the act, entitled, An act to Incorporate The Baltimore and Susquehannah Rail Road Company. February 17, 1829
[8] 139 147 An Act to Incorporate the Baltimore and Washington Rail Road Company. February 25, 1829 from Baltimore to the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, as far as such road shall extend through, or be situated within this state
[9] 193 227 An Act to incorporate the Baltimore and Westminster Rail Road Company. March 13, 1829 either from the city of Baltimore, or from some suitable point or points on the Baltimore and Ohio, or the Baltimore and Susquehannah rail roads, to be by the president and directors of said company determined, to the town of Westminster, and if said points, on examination, be found impracticable, then the said company to continue the same from thence, to some suitable point or points on the Monocacy river, to be by them determined; and also with the right and privilege of construction and repair of a lateral rail road, commencing at and from some suitable point or points on the Hanover Turnpike Road, or as near thereto as may be found practicable, to be by them determined, and from thence to the main stem of the rail road hereby incorporated, at some suitable point or points thereof, on the Patapsco Falls, to be by them determined
[10] 198 239 A Supplement to the act, entitled, An act to authorise the New-Castle and French-Town Turnpike Company, to make a Rail Road from French-Town, on Elk River, to the Delaware line, in a direction towards New-Castle, passed at December session 1827, chapter 207. March 14, 1829

1829[edit]

Link Chapter Page Name Passed Description
[11] 64 392 A supplement to the act, entitled, an act to authorise the New-Castle and French Town Turnpike Company, to make a Rail Road, from French Town, on Elk River, to the Delaware line, in a direction towards New-Castle. February 9, 1830

1830[edit]

Link Chapter Page Name Passed Description
[12] 49 50 An Act to authorise the Baltimore and Susquehanna Rail Road Company to construct a lateral Rail Road to Westminster, and for other purposes. February 7, 1831 commencing at some suitable point upon the main stem, to be by them determined, within ten miles from the city of Baltimore, and extending from thence through or across the town of Westminster, between the following points on the turnpike road; say William Mitten's on the south-east, and Philip Vautz's tavern stand on the north-west end of said town, in Frederick county, to such point or points upon the head waters of the Monocacy river as will form the most convenient, direct and practicable communication between that county and the city of Baltimore
[13] 117 123 A Second Supplement to the act, entitled, An act to incorporate the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company, passed at December session eighteen hundred and twenty-six, chapter one hundred and twenty-three. February 18, 1831
[14] 158 164 An Act to promote Internal Improvement by the construction of a Rail Road from Baltimore to the City of Washington. February 22, 1831 the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company shall... construct, a rail road... from such point or place on that part of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road already constructed and in use, not exceeding eight miles from the city of Baltimore, as the said company may deem most convenient, to the line of this state adjoining the District of Columbia, in a direction towards the city of Washington, along the most direct and suitable route that may be reasonably and conveniently practicable

1831[edit]

Link Chapter Page Name Passed Description
[15] 104 119 An act to incorporate the Millington and Smyrna Rail Road Company. February 17, 1832 from some suitable point on the Chester River, near Millington, to some other suitable point on Duck Creek, near Smyrna, in Delaware
[16] 168 215 An act to Incorporate a Company to be styled the Allegany Coal Mine Rail Road Company. February 29, 1832 from some suitable point in the Town of Cumberland, to the respective Coal Mines, up the Valley of Wills creek, with lateral ways to the different coal mines, in the discretion of the president and directors, or a majority of them, as may seem most expedient
[17] 251 313 An additional supplement to the act, entitled, An act for the promotion of Internal Improvement. March 10, 1832 That the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company, be and they are hereby released from the performance of so much of the condition and agreement mentioned in the above recited supplementary act, as requires the president and directors of the said company, so to locate their said rail road, that it shall go into Washington and Allegany counties; and it shall be lawful for the said company so to change the route of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road
[18] 287 354 An act to Incorporate the Cecil County Rail Road Company. March 7, 1832 from Port Deposite, in Cecil county, to the Pennsylvania line, over the ridge dividing the waters of the Susquehanna and the Delaware rivers, in a direction towards the Great Valley, in Chester county, in the State of Pennsylvania
[19] 288 361 An act to incorporate the Baltimore and Port Deposite Rail Road Company. March 5, 1832 from the city of Baltimore to Port Deposit
[20] 296 381 An act to incorporate the Delaware and Maryland Rail Road company. March 14, 1832 from some point at the Delaware and Maryland line, to be by them determined, to Port Deposit, or any other point on the Susquehanna river
[21] 300 398 An act to Incorporate the Sam's Creek Rail Road Company. March 14, 1832 commenced at the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road, near the mouth of Gillis' Falls, or other eligible place, and run thence so as to reach the valley of Sam's creek, or Pipe creek, at or near the junction of Sam's creek therewith, and thence to, and up the valley of Monococy river, or of some of its tributary streams, to the Pennsylvania line
[22] 330 458 A supplement to the act, entitled, An act to promote Internal Improvement, by the construction of a Rail Road from Baltimore to the City of Washington. March 14, 1832
[23] R108 503 Preamble and Resolution relative to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company. March 13, 1832

1853[edit]

Link Chapter Page Name Passed Description
[24] 193 234 An Act to incorporate the Baltimore and Potomac Rail Road Company. May 6, 1853 from the city of Baltimore, and thence within one mile of the town of Upper Marlborough, in Prince George's county, and as near to said town within the limits of that distance as may be practicable, and by or near the town of Port Tobacco, in Charles county, to a point on the Potomac river, to be selected by the president and directors of the said company hereby incorporated, not higher up than Liverpool point, and not lower down than the mouth of Saint Mary's river, with such branches at any point of said rail road, not exceeding twenty miles in length, as the said president and directors may determine