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No. 45. RATES FOR LESS THAN CARLOADS NOT TO
EXCEED CARLOAD RATES.
Where rates are fised for freight in less than carloads, the aggregate amount of freight charges shall not exceed the carload rate prescribed for such article.
No. 46. CARLOAD MINIMUM. .
Carload minimum for all carload shipments within the State of South Carolina, regardless of the length of the car, shall be the minimum weight specifically named in the Southern Classification as approved by this Commission, or as specified in the South Carolina Exception Sheet. The minimum carload will not be increased because a car over 36 feet in length is furnished.
No. 47. RAILROADS REQUIRED TO FURNISH INFOR
Every railroad corporation operating in this State shall at all times, on request, furnish the Railroad Commissioners any information required by the concerning the condition, management and operation of its railroads.
No. 48. TON AND CARLOAD DEFINED.
A ton is 2,000 pounds. Where rates are fixed for articles of freight in less than carloads the aggregate amount shall not exceed the carload rates for such articles.
ASSESSING RATES WHERE NOT OTHERWISE
Between points where rates are not provided for, the Commission will. on application of shipper, consignee, or railroads interested, make reasonable rates for immediate use, or to correct charges previously assessed for which no rates are published.
No. 50. POSTING OF RATES.
Railroads in this State are required to keep “posted” in all their stations copies of rate schedules with tables showing distances between all stations, applying on their respective roads. It shall be the duty of all such railroads to obtain as needed, from the Railroad Commission, all such schedule of rates, including such changes or revisions as may from time to time be made, and to "post" copies of same as required by law.
No. 51. REGULATING CHARGES FOR SHORTER
The railroads will not be required to regulate their charges for shorter distances by their proportion of through rates between terminal or junctional competitive points.
No. 52. ERECTING DEPOTS.
All railroads in this State are required to erect within the time specified by the Commission union or other depots at such points as the travel and public interest shall in the judgment of the Commission justify.
SWITCHING AND TRANSFER CHARGES. No. 53/a-Switching.
Switching service is hereby defined as a service performed to or from private or assigned sidings within yard or switching limits, preceding or following a road movement.
A carrier performing switching service may charge one dollar ($1.00), except at Columbia, at which point the charge will be one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50), for switching a car between a private or assigned siding connected with its rails, and its point of connection with any other line. Each carrier performing switching service as an intermediate line may charge therefor the amounts specified herein.
No. 53—5—Local Transportation.
Local transportation is hereby defined as a movement in cars, which begins and ends on private or assigned sidings within yard or switching limits of the same town, and which does not precede or follow a road movement.
The following charges per car may be made where local transportation service is performed:
1st. For a car loaded on a private or assigned siding of one carrier, to be unloaded on a private or assigned siding of the same carrier, four dollars per car.
2nd. For a car loaded on a private or assigned siding of one carrier, to be unloaded on a private or assigned siding of another carrier, where only two carriers participate in the service, five dollars per car.
3rd. For a car loaded on a private or assigned siding of one carrier, to be unloaded on a private or assigned siding of another carrier, where three carriers participate in the service, six dollars per car.
No. 54. TIME TABLES.
All railroads in South Carolina shall furnish the Railroad Commission complete Time Tables covering schedules of all regular trains carrying passengers over their respective roads; and shall furnish new time tables or schedules, whenever changes are made, as soon as such schedules are received from the printer.
No. 55. WEIGHING CARLOAD SHIPMENTS.
Any consignee of coal or other articles to be delivered to him in carload lots by any common carrier at any point within the limits of this State where such common carrier maintains track scales or track scales are accessible, shall have the right to demand that such coal or other articles be reweighed before delivered to him by said common carrier, within forty-eight (48) hours after such demand to reweigh the same, and to deliver to such consignee a written or printed or partly written and partly printed statement, showing the true weight thereon, and that where track scales are accessible and wherever practicable, all railroad companies operating in South Carolina are required to weigh all loaded tank cars for shipment of oil on track scales at the station of the initial line, or at the oil mill where such cars are to be loaded and to weigh these cars on same scales when loaded, and issue Bill of Lading therefor with actual weight of the contents of each car inserted thereon. And that weight of cars may be accurately determined, each car shall be weighed separately and uncoupled at each end from other cars upon the request of shipper or consignee.
No. 56. HANDLING FREIGHT AT NON-AGENCY STA
TIONS. At all non-agency stations the railroads shall load and unload all less than carload shipments. The consignor or consignee shall load or unload all carload shipments. When a shipper at a nonagency station desires to make a carload shipment, the order for empty car shall be placed with the conductor or the agent of the railroad at the nearest station, and said car shall be set off on the siding designated, loaded by the shipper and bill of lading issued by the nearest agent of the railroad in the direction the car moves. When a carload shipment is consigned to a non-agency station, the freight charges on which are prepaid, the car shall be set off at that point and unloaded by the consignee. Railroads shall not leave less than carload freight at non-agency station when there is no one there to receive it if the weather is such as to cause damage, but the same shall be carried to the nearest station for protection and returned at the proper time.
No. 57. HANDLING FREIGHT CARS ON FIRST CLASS
No railroad operating trains in South Carolina shall be allowed to handle any freight cars, loaded or empty, on a train that is operated as a first clss passenger train, or shown as such in the published time table of any railroad except by written permission of the Railroad Commission.
Rules and Regulations as to Express Service
No. 58. GENERAL RULE.
All Rules and Regulations herein prescribed as applying to railroads are to be regarded as applying, with equal force and effect, to express companies doing business in this State: Proyided, Such application is practicable and does not conflict with the laws of this State or of the United States, nor with the Rules and Regulations herein distinctly prescribed for the government of express companies.
No. 59. POSTING SCHEDULES.
All express companies in South Carolina are required to file with the Commission, to print and keep posted at each of their offices in this State, schedules of rates, classification and charges for the carrying of freight, which shall be open during office hours to public inspection.
CHANGES IN RATES AND CLASSIFICATION.
No change in express rates or classification shall be made until thirty (30) days' notice of such change has been filed or posted at all express offices or agencies in this State, and not until thirty (30) days' notice has been given the Commission, and not until the consent of the Commission has been obtained.
No. 61. LABELS ON PACKAGES.
All express companies operating in South Carolina shall paste conspicuously on each package received for shipment a label designed and reading as follows:
If express charges appear as collect on delivery sheet,
deliver free, entering all numbers shown hereon
Express Charges Prepaid