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Railways (Electrical Power) Act 1903

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1Introduction of electrical power under orders of Board of Trade.

(1)With the object of facilitating the introduction and use of electrical power on railways the Board of Trade may, upon the application of a railway company, make orders for all or any of the following purposes, namely :—

(a)authorising a railway company to use electricity in addition to or in substitution for any other motive power, and for any other purpose;

(b)authorising the company to construct and maintain generating stations or other electrical works on any land belonging to the company;

(c)authorising agreements between the company and any body corporate or other person for the supply to the company of electrical power or the supply to or use by the company of any electrical plant or equipment;

(d)sanctioning any modification of any working agreement so far as the modification is agreed to between the parties thereto, and is consequential on the introduction or use of electrical power;

(e)authorising the company to subscribe to any electrical undertaking which will facilitate the supply of electricity to the company;

(f)securing the safety of the public ;

(g)authorising the issue of new capital by the company for any of the purposes of this Act;

(h)any other matters, whether similar to the above or not, which may be considered ancillary to the objects of the order, or expedient for carrying those objects into effect.

(2)An order made by the Board of Trade under this Act shall, on coining into operation, have effect as if enacted by Parliament.

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