February 4, 1936 B.R.C. File No. 4205.1044 (Hawkestone)

Canadian National Railways

Legal Department

E. E. Fairweather, K.C. R. H. M. Temple, K.C.
I. C. Rand, K.C. T. Waterson
D. B. Smith
Refer to file no. 886-H7
Montréal Feb. 4th, 1936.

P. F. Baillargeon, Esq.,
Secretary, B.R.C.,
Ottawa, Ont.

Dear Sir:

I have been directed to renew my application to the Board for permission to close as an agency our station at Hawkestone, Ontario, and to appoint a caretaker in lieu of the agent.

In 1930 the earnings at this point amounted to $16,049.00, but during the years 1932 to 1935 inclusive, they only amounted to

1932 - $5,296.90
1933 - 5,429.42
1934 - 3,923.78
1935 - 3,806.77

There are no industries at Hawkestone; it is purely an agricultural and summer tourist territory, and the railways' business has been materially affected by bus and truck service. The nearest open agency is Orillia, 8.4 miles north, and Barrie, 13.8 miles South. The population of Hawkestone is approximately 200 people, and the town is located 1 1/2 miles from Highway No. 11. An agent is not required for operating purposes, and in the opinion of our officers a caretaker would satisfactorily fill the requirements at this station.

For the information of the Board I enclose statement of freight, passenger, express and telegraph earnings at this point for the years 1932, 1933, 1934 and 1935.

I am sending a copy of this application to the following interested parties:

Messrs: H. J. Crawford, Reeve, Oro, Ontario.
T. A. Stone, Postmaster, Hawkestone, Ont.
Bert Graham, Postmaster, Oro, Ont.
William Patterson, Postmaster, Shanty Bay, Ont.

Yours truly,
I.C. Rand
Commission Counsel.

Canadian National Railways
Statement showing the inwards and outwards tonnage and gross revenue, outwards number of passengers and gross revenue and inward and outwards express gross revenue at Hawkestone, Ont., monthly for years 1932, 1933, 1934 & 1935.
Freight Passengers Express Total Freight,
Passenger and
Express Gross
Revenue
Inwards Outwards Total Outwards Inwards Outwards Total
Tons Gross Revenue Tons Gross Revenue Tons Gross Revenue No. of Pass. Gross Revenue Gross Revenue Gross Revenue Gross Revenue
January 1935 1 $4 $ 1 $4 453 $93 $15 $41 $56 $153
February 1 9 1 9 220 62 17 20 37 108
March 2 16 1 2 17 511 80 20 29 49 146
April 34 113 14 34 127 399 47 24 54 78 252
May 4 32 2 4 34 409 52 42 35 77 163
June 42 206 2 42 208 82 31 37 30 67 306
July 6 67 6 67 45 36 51 66 117 220
August 2 21 6 2 27 112 97 33 1,146 1,179 1,303
September 3 21 8 3 29 405 65 29 337 366 460
October 26 113 1 13 27 126 401 48 18 45 63 237
November 1 13 3 1 16 415 64 15 23 38 118
December 30 130 30 130 444 85 34 65 99 314
Total 152 $745 1 $49 153 $794 3,896 $760 $335 $1,891 $2,226 $3,780
January 1934 1 $9 13 $48 14 $57 488 $101 $19 $29 $48 $206
February 35 77 35 77 273 60 31 30 61 198
March 31 157 4 31 161 519 99 26 57 83 343
April 56 224 11 42 67 266 437 70 23 41 64 400
May 30 72 3 30 75 420 58 52 57 109 242
June 84 329 1 7 85 336 71 50 49 65 114 500
July 41 107 2 47 43 154 53 34 54 48 102 290
August 2 13 1 2 14 100 84 30 530 560 658
September 4 27 4 4 31 568 102 33 256 289 422
October 24 110 24 110 539 79 19 25 44 233
November 2 24 1 2 25 538 79 27 33 60 164
December 28 116 28 116 492 84 27 24 51 251
Total 338 $1,265 27 $157 365 $1,422 4,498 $900 $390 $1,195 $1,585 $3,907
January 1933 4 $34 117 $783 121 $817 517 $85 $22 $25 $47 $949
February 2 15 1 6 3 21 565 95 27 34 61 177
March 4 26 43 358 47 384 564 78 26 51 77 539
April 5 47 2 9 7 56 323 62 37 53 90 208
May 7 53 9 7 62 399 67 38 58 96 225
June 27 161 4 27 165 172 42 50 55 105 312
July 42 235 150 367 192 602 61 62 44 38 82 746
August 2 17 28 200 30 217 97 84 47 808 855 1,156
September 44 147 3 44 150 431 83 50 170 220 453
October 3 23 1 7 4 30 413 65 16 28 44 139
November 37 72 6 37 78 431 65 25 38 63 206
December 25 125 1 25 126 309 96 31 35 66 288
Total 202 $955 342 $1,753 544 $2,708 4,282 $884 $413 $1,393 $1,806 $5,398
January 1932 2 $15 $6 2 $21 297 $91 $29 $27 $56 $168
February 3 20 64 289 67 309 316 72 25 21 46 427
March 29 75 13 41 42 116 225 80 32 31 63 259
April 15 99 23 74 38 173 318 59 52 37 89 321
May 73 268 2 8 75 276 299 78 58 38 96 450
June 6 58 6 6 64 67 44 67 45 112 220
July 8 90 21 83 29 173 96 61 70 34 104 338
August 47 234 14 70 61 304 128 121 48 1030 1078 1,503
September 7 39 11 49 18 88 659 138 36 670 706 932
October 37 121 2 23 39 144 515 99 25 32 57 300
November 5 33 1 10 6 43 561 92 21 26 47 182
December 3 21 1 3 22 430 86 33 26 59 167
Total 235 $1,073 151 $660 386 $1,733 3,911 $1,021 $496 $2,017 $2,513 $5,267

Library and Archives Canada Col. RG46 Vol. 1370 File 4205.1044

Railways: C.N.Rys.

Stations: Hawkestone