1. Sec. 57.001. RAILROAD LABORER'S LIEN. A mechanic, laborer, or other person who works or uses tools or a team in the construction, operation, or repair of a railroad or railroad equipment has a lien on the railroad and equipment for the amount owed for the labor or the use of the tools or team.
  2. Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 3570, ch. 576, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1984.
  1. Sec. 57.002. PRIORITY. A lien under this chapter takes priority over all other liens on the same property.
  2. Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 3570, ch. 576, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1984.
  1. Sec. 57.003. DURATION OF LIEN. A lien under this chapter ceases to exist 12 months after the day that it is created, unless the lien claimant has sued to foreclose the lien.
  2. Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 3570, ch. 576, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1984.
  1. Sec. 57.004. ENFORCEMENT. A court in a suit to foreclose the lien shall render judgment for the amount due and order to be sold as much of the railroad right-of-way and equipment as is necessary to satisfy the judgment only if:
    1. (1) the work was performed at the instance of the railroad company or the company's agent, contractor, or subcontractor; and
    2. (2) the amount claimed is due.
    Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 3571, ch. 576, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1984.
  1. Sec. 57.005. VENUE. A suit to foreclose a lien under this chapter may be brought in a county in which:
    1. (1) the work was performed or any part of the cause of action accrued; or
    2. (2) the principal office of the railroad company is located.
    Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 3571, ch. 576, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1984.
  1. Sec. 57.006. PARTIES. Holders of other liens on the same property are not necessary parties to a suit to foreclose a lien under this chapter but may intervene in the suit.
  2. Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 3571, ch. 576, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1984.

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