Contents 1 Rail right-of-way 1.1 Rail rights-of-way uses other than rail transport 2 See also 3 References

Rail right-of-way[edit] In the United States, railroad rights-of-way (ROW or R/O/W) are generally considered private property by the respective railroad owners and by applicable state laws. Most U.S. railroads employ their own police forces, who can arrest and prosecute trespassers found on their rights-of-way. Some railroad rights-of-way include recreational rail trails. In the United Kingdom, railway companies received the right to resume land for a right-of-way by a private Act of Parliament. Rail rights-of-way uses other than rail transport[edit] Railroad rights-of-way need not be exclusively for railroad tracks and related equipment. Easements are frequently given to permit the laying of communication cables (such as optical fiber) or natural gas pipelines, or to run electric power transmission lines overhead, along a railroad.

See also[edit] Eminent domain Noise barrier Permanent way Right of way (public throughway) Right of way (traffic) Rights of way in England and Wales

References[edit] ^ Henry Campbell Black, A law dictionary containing definitions of the terms and phrases of American and English jurisprudence, ancient and modern: and including the principal terms of international, constitutional, ecclesiastical, and commercial law, and medical jurisprudence, with a collection of legal maxims ... "Right-of-way"(West Publishing Co., 1910), pg. 1040 Retrieved from "" Categories: Rail infrastructureRoad transportHidden categories: Articles needing additional references from December 2014All articles needing additional referencesPages using div col without cols and colwidth parameters

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