Section 10A-21-2.08

Condemnation of lands for depots, yards, and tracks by railroads.

Railroads or railroad companies operating in this state may acquire by condemnation proceedings, in the mode prescribed by law, lands for depots, freight yards, and team tracks; but no condemnation proceeding shall be begun for either of those purposes until an application for permission to bring the condemnation proceeding has first been submitted to, and the same approved by, the Public Service Commission of Alabama. Should the lands not be used for the purposes of condemnation within one year from the date of their condemnation or should the lands be abandoned for the use condemned or be used for purposes not authorized by the condemnation, the same shall revert to the owner or owners or his, her, or their heirs.

(Code 1907, §3492; Code 1923, §7026; Code 1940, T. 10, §81; §10-5-7 amended and renumbered by Act 2009-513, p. 967, §358.)