Pipes, Wires, and Bicycles: Rails-to-Trails, Utility Licenses, and the Shifting Scope of Railroad Easements from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Centuries

Wright, Danaya C.; Hester, Jeffrey M.
April 2000
Ecology Law Quarterly;2000, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p351
Academic Journal
Reviews the state law in the U.S. dealing with the claim adjacent landowners acquire all property rights of corridors abandoned by railroad companies. Suggestion on how should courts handle cases dealing with this claim; Discussion on history of nineteenth-century railroad land acquisition practices; Analysis on the scope of the easement limited for railroad purposes.


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