N.Y. Railroad Law Section 18
Railroads through public lands


The commissioner of general services may grant to any domestic or foreign railroad corporation land belonging to the people of the state, except the reservation at Niagara and the Concourse lands on Coney Island, which may be required for the purposes of its road on such terms as may be agreed upon by them; or a domestic railroad corporation may acquire title thereto by condemnation; and the county or town officers having charge of any land belonging to any county or town, required for a domestic railroad corporation for the purposes of its road, may grant such land to the corporation for such compensation as may be agreed upon. In case the land or any right, interest or easement therein, required by a domestic or foreign railroad corporation is used for prison purposes the commissioner of general services may grant such land, or any right, interest or easement therein, provided the plans of such railroad corporation for the use of such prison lands, or such right, interest or easement therein, have the approval of the commissioner of corrections and community supervision.

Source: Section 18 — Railroads through public lands, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RRD/18 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 18’s source at nysenate​.gov

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