The G.T.R. dissatisfied.
Refuses to do any more work on the John street bridge.
The Grand Trunk Railway is not satisfied with the Esplanade agreement, as it affects the building of the John street bridge, and at present it looks as though the bridge wioll remain in its unfinished condition for some time to come. There is yet some 220 feet of the bridge to be built, but the Grand Trunk say it has built as much of it as it intends to. The matters in dispute were supposed to have been settled by Mr. Christopher Robinson, and Mr. Nesbitt, but the company repudiate that settlement, claiming that the Canadian Pacific Railway is to build and pay for the portion of the bridge yet to be built.
Stopped the G.T.R.
Engineer Keating wouldn't let it build a crossing at the foot of Brock street.
The Grand Trunk Railway was proceeding to lay a track across the Brock street wharf this morning, and was floating cribs into position for the purpose when stopped by orders from the City Engineer. The track would have been about two feet higher than the wharf. The company claims to have the right to lay the track. The Engineer disputes this, and further claims that there must be a foot bridge for the protection of the public before permission can be given for the laying of the track.
How is this?
Double cars operated with only one conductor on the belt line.
Despite assurances that the practice would cease when The Star called attention to it recently, the practice still prevails of operating both motors and trailers on the belt line at slack hours with only one conductor.
Work on the Queen street subway.
The probabilities are that work on the Queen street subway will be gone on with very soon, the matters in dispute having been satisfactorily arranged, the Dufferin street opening being left for future consideration.
From the Junction
Tramps steal a Grand Trunk handcar. ...
Toronto Junction, June 24.—Saturday night tramps, evidently tired of walking ties, broke into the section-house at Downsview, on the Grand Trunk, stole the handcar, and started for Toronto at a good pace. When nearing Davenport station they noticed an up-train and abandoned the car and took to the woods. The engine proved too heavy for the car, and splintered it into kindling wood, sending some fragments through the ducket at the railway crossing. ...