(610 ILCS 115/2)
(from Ch. 131 1/4, par. 2)
When it is necessary for the construction, maintenance or operation
of such road, or the necessary sidings, side tracks or appurtenances, to
take or damage private property, the same may be done, and the compensation
therefor may be ascertained and made in the manner which may be then
provided by law for the exercise of the right of eminent domain.
(Source: Laws 1899, p. 331.)