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Locomotive Act 1861

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1Scale of Tolls to be taken after passing of this Act.

From and after the passing of this Act, all Trustees, Corporations, Commissioners, and other Persons acting under and in execution of any existing General or Local Turnpike Road Act or Public Bridge Act shall demand and take Tolls not exceeding the Tolls following ; that is to say,

For every Locomotive propelled by any Power, containing within itself the Machinery for its own Propulsion, such a Toll for every Two Tons Weight or fractional Part of every Two Tons Weight that such Locomotive shall weigh as shall be equal to the Toll or Tolls by their respective Acts made payable for every Horse drawing any Waggon, Wain, Cart, or Carriage with Wheels of a Width similar to those of such Locomotive; or in the Case of a Toll by any such Act made payable being charged on the Horse or Horses drawing any such Waggon, Wain, Cart, or Carriage, without reference to the Width of the Wheels thereof, then such a Toll for every Two Tons or fractional Part thereof that such Locomotive shall weigh as shall be equal to One Horse drawing such Waggon, Wain, Cart, or Carriage; which Tolls respectively shall be payable so often as Tolls made payable as aforesaid for such Waggon, Wain, Cart, or Carriage shall be payable at the same Gate: Provided always, that if the Wheels of such Locomotive shall rest upon any Shoe or other Bearing the Surface of which shall bear upon the Ground so as to prevent the Wheels coming in contact therewith, such and the same Tolls only shall be demanded and payable as if the Wheels thereof were of a Width similar to such Shoe or Bearing:

For every Waggon, Wain, Cart, or Carriage drawn or propelled by any Locomotive, for each Pair of Wheels thereof such a Toll as shall not exceed the Toll by their respective Acts made payable for Two Horses drawing any Waggon, Wain, Cart, or Carriage with Wheels of a similar Width, and for every additional Wheel thereof One Half Toll in addition to the said Toll; or in the Case of a Toll by any such Act made payable being charged on the Horse or Horses drawing any such Waggon, Wain, Cart, or Carriage, without reference to the Width of the Wheels thereof, then such a Toll for each Wheel as shall be equal to One Horse drawing such Waggon, Wain, Cart, or Carriage; which said Toll or Tolls shall be payable so often as the Toll made payable as aforesaid for such Waggon, Wain, Cart, or Carriage drawn by Horses shall be payable at the same Gate :

Provided always, that in every Case where the Wheels of any Waggon, Wain, Cart, or Carriage shall not all be cylindrical, as described in the Act of the Third Year of George the Fourth, Chapter One hundred and twenty-six, Section Nine, the Toll payable in respect thereof shall be One Half more.

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