§54-1-4. Restrictions as to dwelling houses -- Railroad and other
internal improvement companies.
No railroad company, or other company of internal improvement,
in locating and constructing its lines shall invade the dwelling
house of any person, or any space within sixty feet thereof,
without the consent of the owner, unless necessary so to do in
passing through a narrow gorge, defile or narrow pass, or to avoid
undesirable curves, angles, and grades, in the construction of its
line, or to eliminate such curves, angles, and grades in any line
heretofore constructed. This prohibition shall not apply to the
territory within any municipal corporation, nor to the acquisition
by condemnation of land for any purpose of the company other than
right of ways for its main lines and transmission lines.