We have Gary Kent, PS, back again this week! This week, Gary will be presenting on:

Railroads: Fee vs. Easement Interests in Rights of Way

Some of the topics that will be discussed today are:

1. Definitions (easement; right of way)

2. How railroad rights of way were created

A. By federal and state statute

B. By written conveyance

C. By unwritten rights

3. Railroad abandonment and reversionary rights

Landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions (Presault and Brandt)