Any railroad corporation chartered by the general assembly of this state may, at any
time before final court confirmation of the report of the commissioners appointed
by any court, under the provisions of its charter and of law, to estimate all damages
that any person shall sustain whose lands are mentioned or described in any location
of the whole or any part of its railroad, abandon the whole or any part of the location,
and may report the abandonment to the court; and thereupon all further proceedings
by the commissioners with reference to so much of the location as shall have been
so abandoned shall forthwith cease, and all costs and expenses incurred in the proceedings
up to the date of the abandonment with reference to the abandoned location shall be
paid by the railroad company, and the court shall make all necessary orders in the
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