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1 company's road. (V.A.C.S. Arts. 6318, 6337.)
2 :Sec, 112.052. ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY FOR CHANGE,
3 RELOCATION, OR ABANDONMENT OF RAILROAD LINE. (a) Subject to
4 Subsection (b), a railroad company or a receiver of a railroad that
5 changes, relocates, or abandons a line of railroad in this state may
6 acquire by condemnation or otherwise land for:
7 (1) right-of-way;
8 (2) depot grounds;
9 (3) shops;
10 (4) roundhouses;
11 (5) water supply sites;
12 ' (6) sidings;
13 (7) switches;
14 (8) spurs; or
15 (9) any other purpose connected with or necessary to
16 the ilding or operating of the line of railroad, as changed,
17 relocated, or abandoned.
18 .(b) Property acquired under this section must be declared
19 for and charged with public use. (V.A.C.S. Art. 6351.)
20 Sec. 112.053. CONDEMNATION OF PROPERTY: WHEN RAILROAD
21 COM ANY AND OWNER DISAGREE. (a) A railroad company may acquire
22 pro~ erty by condemnation if the company cannot agree with the owner
23 for the purchase of the pro erty and the property is required for
24 any of the following purposes:
25 (1) the incorporation of the railroad;
26 (2) the transaction of company business;
27 (3) depots, station buildings, and machine and repair
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85, legislative document, May 20, 2009; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth310917/m1/16/: accessed January 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.