Part II : Application of general principles #II. Occupied territory #C. Rules of conduct with regard to property #(b) Private property - Art. 55.
Art. 55. Means of transportation (railways, boats, & c.), telegraphs, depots of arms and munitions of war, although belonging to companies or to individuals, may be seized by the occupant, but must be restored, if possible, and compensation fixed when peace is made.