Public Utilities and Carriers

Operation of Railroads Generally

SECTION 39-7-5

§ 39-7-5. Method of illuminating passenger cars – Fire equipment.

No passenger car on any railroad shall be lighted by naphtha or by any illuminating oil or fluid made in part of naphtha, or wholly or in part from coal or petroleum, or other substance or material which will ignite at a temperature of less than three hundred degrees (300°) fahrenheit. Every railroad corporation shall provide and keep in every car used by it for the transportation of passengers one pail, one axe, and one iron bar, which shall at all times be kept in order for use. Every railroad corporation violating the provisions of this section shall be fined one hundred dollars ($100) for each offense, one half (1/2) thereof to the use of the complainant and one half (1/2) thereof to the use of the state.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 187, § 26; G.L. 1909, ch. 215, § 30; G.L. 1923, ch. 251, § 21; G.L. 1938, ch. 124, § 21; G.L. 1956, § 39-7-5.)