As soon as convenient after a consolidation of railroad companies resulting in the formation of a new company, the new company shall establish a principal office at some point in this state on the line of its railroad, but may change it at pleasure. Public notice of such establishment or change shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the state, and by filing a written notice thereof with the secretary of state. This section and other laws respecting the residence of directors of corporations, the keeping of a principal or general office, and the records of corporations, do not apply to consolidated railroad companies created by or existing under the laws of this state and any other state. The election of directors of such consolidated companies may be held at the principal office of the company, whether located in this or any other state under the laws of which such company was created.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .