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66-299. Railroad enclosed with fence. This act shall not apply to any railway company or corporation, or the assignee or lessee thereof, whose road is enclosed with a good and lawful fence to prevent such animal from being on such road.

History: L. 1874, ch. 94, ยง 5; March 4; R.S. 1923, 66-299.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Act applies to receiver operating railroad. Rouse v. Redinger, 1 Kan. App. 355, 360, 41 P. 433.

2. Duty of railroad to fence road; when relieved of duty. C.R.I. & P. Rly. Co. v. Green, 4 Kan. App. 133, 135, 137, 46 P. 200; A.T. & S.F. Rld. Co. v. Shaft, 33 Kan. 521, 6 P. 908.

3. Duty of railroad to repair gate in railway fence; contract. Railway Co. v. Pfrang, 7 Kan. App. 1, 51 P. 911.

4. Plaintiff's pleading must allege that defendant's road was not fenced. K.P. Rly. Co. v. Taylor, 17 Kan. 566, 568.

5. Night herd law; parties in equal wrong; no recovery under statute. Cent. Branch Rld. Co. v. Lea, 20 Kan. 353.

6. Company not required to maintain hog-tight fence under certain circumstances. A.T. & S.F. Rld. Co. v. Yates, 21 Kan. 613.

7. Company not liable if animals stray upon track at crossing. Mo. Pac. Rld. Co. v. Leggett, 27 Kan. 323. See A. & N. Rld. Co. v. Cash, 27 Kan. 587.

8. Lack of fence immaterial where not contributing to injury. Mo. Pac. Rld. Co. v. Leggett, 27 Kan. 323.

9. Liability of party permitting cattle to stray upon track considered. Sherman, Adm'r, v. Anderson, 27 Kan. 333.

10. Lack of fence and negligence of employees may be alleged. Stewart v. M.A. & B. Rld. Co., 27 Kan. 631.

11. Defendant not relieved because injury occurred in incorporated city; proof. U.P. Rly. Co. v. Dyche, 28 Kan. 200.

12. Burden of proof upon railroad after lack of fence shown. U.P. Rly. Co. v. Dyche, 28 Kan. 200.

13. Stock killed at crossing used by public; railroad not liable. A.T.S.F. Rld. Co. v. Griffis, 28 Kan. 539.

14. Herd law; plaintiff pasturing cattle on own land may recover. A.T. & S.F. Rld. Co. v. Riggs, 31 Kan. 622, 3 P. 305.

15. Railroad must have its road "enclosed" with fence; cattle guards. A.T. & S.F. Rld. Co. v. Shaft, 33 Kan. 521, 526, 529, 6 P. 908.

16. Relief from fencing at particular place; construction of adjacent barriers. A.T. & S.F. Rld. Co. v. Shaft, 33 Kan. 521, 526, 529, 6 P. 908.

17. Proof of contributory negligence. A.T. & S.F. Rld. Co. v. Shaft, 33 Kan. 521, 526, 529, 6 P. 908; Mo. Pac. Rly. Co. v. Bradshaw, 33 Kan. 533, 6 P. 917.

18. Duty to fence against all animals which fence would protect. Mo. Pac. Rly. Co. v. Bradshaw, 33 Kan. 533, 6 P. 917; Mo. Pac. Rly. Co. v. Roads, 33 Kan. 640, 7 P. 213.

19. Railroad liable although animals trespassing on adjoining unfenced land. Mo. Pac. Rly. Co. v. Roads, 33 Kan. 640, 7 P. 213.

20. Provision requiring fence, etc., inapplicable where fence would inconvenience public. Prickett v. A.T. & S.F. Rld. Co., 33 Kan. 748, 7 P. 611.

21. Private interest of company will not excuse lack of fence. Prickett v. A.T. & S.F. Rld. Co., 33 Kan. 748, 7P. 611.

22. Care required where company excused from maintaining fence. Prickett v. A.T. & S.F. Rld. Co., 33 Kan. 748, 7 P. 611.

23. Animal in fenced field, killed on unfenced railroad; damages recoverable. A.T. & S.F. Rld. Co. v. Gabbert, 34 Kan. 132, 8 P. 218.

24. Construction of allegation that railroad not securely fenced. Mo. Pac. Rly. Co. v. Morrow, 36 Kan. 495, 13 P. 789.

25. Sufficiency of evidence; demurrer overruled; verdict sustained. K.C. Ft. S. & G. Rld. Co. v. Foster, 39 Kan. 329, 330, 18 P. 285.

26. Injuries to stock; liability considered in connection with eminent domain. L. & W. Rld. Co. v. Ross, 40 Kan. 598, 609, 20 P. 197.

27. Injuries caused by being frightened by passing train; damages recoverable. Mo. Pac. Rly. Co. v. Eckel, 49 Kan. 794, 31 P. 693.

28. Highway parallel with track; duty of company to construct fence. Mo. Pac. Rly. Co. v. Eckel, 49 Kan. 794, 31 P. 693.

29. End fences and cattle guards required to complete fence. Railroad Co. v. Jackson, 70 Kan. 791, 792, 79 P. 662.

30. Contributory negligence no defense where road unfenced or fence defective. Railway Co. v. Paxton, 75 Kan. 197, 200, 88 P. 1082.

31. Failure to enclose road with fence must be alleged. Railroad Co. v. Hoff, 76 Kan. 506, 508, 92 P. 539.

32. Animals escaping through defective fence injured elsewhere; railroad company liable. Stanley v. Railway Co., 88 Kan. 84, 127 P. 620.

33. Owner failing to remedy defect not guilty of contributory negligence. Stanley v. Railway Co., 88 Kan. 84, 86, 127 P. 620.

34. Recovery for negligence in permitting snow and ice on cattle guards. Martin v. Railway Co., 92 Kan. 595, 599, 141 P. 599.

35. Statute does not require fencing. Atkinson v. Railway Co., 95 Kan. 828, 830, 831, 149 P. 430.

36. Contract for crossing without gates valid and binding. Atkinson v. Railway Co., 95 Kan. 828, 830, 831, 149 P. 430.

37. Railroad under government control; substitution of parties defendant. Toothaker v. Railroad Co., 112 Kan. 304, 308, 210 P. 1110.

38. Fence covered with snow; not sufficient barrier; railroad liable. Toothaker v. Railroad Co., 112 Kan. 304, 308, 210 P. 1110.

39. Railroad chargeable with notice where crossing gate left open frequently. Schulman v. A.T. & S.F. Rly. Co., 149 Kan. 114, 86 P.2d 590.

40. Waiver by landowner of railroad's duty hereunder waives liability under 66-295. Atkinson v. Missouri Pacific Rld. Co., 182 Kan. 389, 391, 392, 394, 320 P.2d 850.


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