Great Northern Railway Act 1867

Publication Date:January 01, 1867
 
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Great Northern Railway Act 1867

(30 & 31 Vict.) c. cxxxi

An Act to transfer to the Great Northern Railway Company the Undertakings of the Edgware, Highgate, and London and the Watford and Edgware Junction Railway Companies; to extend the Time for the Construction of the last-named Railway; and for other Purposes with respect to the same Companies.

[15th July 1867]

ANNO TRICESIMO & TRICESIMO PRIMO VICTORLE REGINiE. *******^****#**##*********************#***********# Cap, cxxxi. An Act to transfer to the Great Northern Railway Company the Undertakings of the Edgwdre, Highgate, and London and the Watford and Edgivare Junction Railway Companies; to extend the Time for the Construction of the last-named Railway; and for other Purposes with respect to the same Companies. [15th July 1867.] W HEREAS by an Act passed in the Year 1862 the Edgware^, Highgate, and London Railway Company (who are herein after referred to as " the Edgware Railway Company ") were incorporated for the Construction of a Railway in the County at Middlesex from the Great Northern Railway, through Highgate, Finchley, and Hendon, to Edgware; and by an Act passed in the Year 1864 the Company were authorized to make a Branch from their Railway to the Alexandra Park in the Parish of Tottenham; and by an Act passed in the Year 1865 they were authorized to make a Branch to connect their Railway with the authorized Tottenham and Hampstead Junction Railway, and by the same Act Powers were given to the Great Northern Railway Company (Section 46.) to . [Local] 22 Q purchase Edgware, Highgate, and London Railway Acts, 25 & 26 Vict. c. xlvi. 27 & 28 Vict. c. xxix, 28 & 29 Vict. c. cxci. 1994 30 & 31 VICTORIA, Cap . cxxxi. The Great Northern Railway Act, 1867. purchase the Undertaking of the Edgware Railway Company : And 29 & 30Vict, whereas by an Act passed in the Year 1866 the Edgware Railway c. ccvi. Company were authorized to extend their Railway from Finchley to Barnet: And whereas the Powers of the Company as to the raising of Capital by Shares and by Loan are as follows: Act. Shares. Loan. 1862 - - £220,000 - - £73,300 - - 96,000 - - 32,000 - - 72,000 - - 24,000 - - 75,000 - - 25,000 And by the said Acts of 1862, 1864, and 1865 the Great Northern Railway Company are authorized to contribute towards the said Capital, and they have in fact contributed or have agreed to con tribute the Sara of 106,000/.: And whereas the Main Line of the Edgware Railway authorized by the said Act of 1862 is nearly com pleted, and it is expedient that the Undertaking of the Edgware Railway Company, whether completed or authorized, should be trans ferred to the Great Northern Railway Company, and that the Exten sion to Barnet authorized by the said Act of 1866 should be varied at Barnet^ and an Agreement for such Transfer was made between the Two Companies on the 10th Day of May 1866: And whereas no Steps have been taken under the Powers of the said Act of 1866 for the Construction of the Railway or for the Acquisition of Lands, n6r Watford and has any Notice been served for the Purchase of Lands: And whereas Edgware by an Act passed in the Year 1864 the Watford and Edgware June*: Railway ^on Railway Company, who are herein-after referred to as "the Act, Watford Railway Company," were incorporated for making a Railway c. ccv. 27 & 28 Vict. £.om jpatjbrci t0 the Edgware, Highgate, and London Railway at Edgware, and were empowered to raise for that Purpose a Capital of 150,000/. in Shares, and to borrow 40,000/, upon Mortgage, and by the 39th Section of the same Act the Watford Railway Company were authorized to enter into Agreements with the Great Northern Railway Company for the working, Use, Maintenance, and Repair of the Watford Railway, and the Conduct of the Traffic thereon, and the Supply of Rolling Stock, the fixing and levying of Tolls, ^nd the Division of the Receipts arising from the Traffic: And whereas some of the Land necessary for the Formation of the Watford Railway has been purchased or contracted for, but no Progress has been made in the Construction of the said Railway, and it is expedient that the Time granted for the Construction of the Watford Railway should be extended, and it is also expedient that the Undertaking and Powers of the Watford Railway Company should be transferred to the Great Northern Railway Company, and the Two Companies have agreed upon such Transfer: And whereas it will conduce to the Convenience of the Great Northern Railway Company and of the Imperial Gas Company if a. Bridge were made over the Regents ' Canal 30 & 31 VICTORLE, Cap.cxxxi. 1995 The Great Northern Railway Act, 1867. Canal between the Works of the Two Companies: And whereas Plans and Sections showing the Lines and Levels of the proposed Deviation, and other Works authorized by this Act, and also a Book of Reference containing the Names of the Owners and Lessees or reputed Owners and Lessees and of the Occupiers of the Lands required or which may be taken for any of the Purposes aforesaid, have been deposited with the Clerks of the Peace for Middlesex and Hertfordshire respectively, and are herein-after respectively referred to as the deposited Plans, Sections, and Book of Reference: And whereas the Purposes of this Act cannot be effected without the Authority of Parliament: May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows; (that is to say,) This Act may be cited for all Purposes as " The Great Northern short Title. Railway Act, 1867.." " The Lands Clauses Consolidation AGt, 1845," " The Lands 8 & 9 Vict. Clauses Consolidation Acts Amendment Act, I860," " The Railways £16- 18- Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845," and Parts I., II., 1IL, and V. of 23 & 24Vict, " The Railways Clauses Act, 1863," (relating respectively to Con- c. 106., and struction of a Railway, to Extension of Time, to Working Agreements, ^ 92 &ilf' and to Amalgamation,) and the Clauses and Provisions of?" The incorporated. Companies Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845," With respect to the Distribution of the Capital of the Company into Shares; The Transfer or Transmission of Shares; The Payment of Subscriptions, and Means of enforcing the Payment pf Calls; The Forfeiture of Shares for Nonpayment of Calls; The Remedies of the Creditors of the Company agains| Shareholders; The borrowing of Money by the Company on Mortgage or Bopd $ The Conversion of the borrowed Money into Capital; The Consolidation of Shares into Stock; and The Provisions to be made for affording Access to the Special Act by all Parties interested; And also Parts I., II., and III. of " The Companies ClauseiAc*, 1863," relating respectively to the Cancellation and Surrender.of Shares, to additional Capital, and to Debenture Stock, are (except where expressly varied by this Act) incorporated with and form Part' of this Act; and Part V.of " The Railways Clauses Act, 1863,p shall apply to the Edgware Railway Company as if such Company were dissolved by this Act. 3. In 1996 30 & 31 VICTORIA, C^.cxxxi. The Great Northern Railway Act, 1867. Acts as in this Act. Same Mean- 3. In this Act the several Words and Expressions to which by the ingtoWords, ^cts wjj0Uy or partially incorporated with this Act Meanings are corporaied assigned have the same respective Meanings, unless there be in the Subject or Context something repugnant to such Construction: The Words " the Company " mean the Great Northern Railway Company; And the Expression " Superior Courts" or " Court of competent Jurisdiction," or other like Expressions in this Act or any Act incorporated herewith, shall be read and have Effect as if the Debt or Demand with respect to which the Expression is used were a common Simple Contract Debt, and not a Debt or Demand created by Statute. Power to execute Works according to deposited Plans. Provisions for Protection of the Regent's Canal Company. 4r. Subject to the Provisions of this Act and of the Acts wholly or partially incorporated herewith, the Company may do the following Things, and may make and maintain the following Works in the Line and according to the Levels shown on the deposited Plans and Seer tions, and may enter upon, take, and use such of the Lands delineated on the said Plans and described in the deposited Books of Reference as may be required for those Purposes: They shall abandon the Formation of so much of the Line of Rail-way authorized by "The Edgware, High gate, and London (Extension to Barnet) Railway Act, 1866," as was intended to be constructed between a Field numbered 2 in the Parish of Chipping Barnet, on the Plans deposited in November 1865 at the Offices of the Clerks of the Peace for Middlesex and Hertfordshire respectively with respect to the same Act, and another Field numbered on the same Plans 48 in the same Parish, and they shall construct another or substituted Line of Railway wholly in the said Parish commencing in the said Field numbered 2, and terminating at or near the South Side of a Road leading from Barnet Church to Elstree, near the "Black Horse" Public House: They shall construct in the Parish of St. Pancras in Middlesex a new Railway Bridge over the Regent's Canal, which Bridge will upon the one Side abut upon Lands of the Great Northern Railway Company near the principal Goods Warehouse thereof, and will abut on the other Side upon the Land of the Imperial Gas? light Company contiguous to the Works of that Company. 5. The following Provisions shall apply to the crossing of the Regent's Canal: A. Except only as is by this Act expressly provided, nothing in, this Act contained shall take away, lessen, prejudice, alteiy or affect any of the Estates, Rights, Interests, Powers, and Privileges 30 & 31 VICTORIA, Cap .cxxxi. The Great Northern Railway Act, 1867. Privileges...

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