November 1912, No. 177 Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto) Page 564, col. 3

Canadian Northern Railway construction, betterments, etc.

Canadian Northern Québec Ry.—It is expected that the new car and machine shops at Limoilou, a suburb of Québec, will be completed by Nov. 30. Nothing definite has yet been decided as to the company's terminals in Québec, but negotiations are going on between the city and the company, and how they will turn out depends a good deal upon what will be done by the Dominion Government in connection with the terminals for the National Transcontinental Railway. The C.N.Q. Ry. has a large are of land at Cap Rouge, and it is said that this is to be developed for the company's steamships harbor.

Canadian Northern Montréal Tunnel and Terminal Co.—Supplement letters patent have been granted under the Dominion Companies Act increasing the capital from $50,000 to $5,000,000.

The shaft at Maplewood Ave. is reported completed, and preparations are being made for starting driving the tunnel north and south from it. This will make four headings at work driving.

The Montréal city council is in favor of the Board of Railway Commissioners deciding the question of the overhead line from Lagauchetiere street to the water front.

Montréal-Ottawa-Port Colborne Line.—The Board of Railway Commissioners has approved of location plans for the line through Jacques Cartier and Hochelaga counties and part of Montréal, mileage 43.56 to 55.23 from Hawkesbury.

It is expected that the grading on the section of the line out of Ottawa to Fitzroy harbor on the Ottawa river will be completed this fall.

The Board of Railway Commissioners has authorized the C.N.O. Ry. to cross the Algoma Eastern Ry. with its main line extension to the Algoma Eastern Ry. on lot 6, con. 4, McKim tp., Sudbury district.

The Board of Railway Commissioners has approved of revised location plans for the line from mileage 278.11 to 280.11, and from 283.76 to 280.11, and from 283.76 to 285.72 from Port Arthur, Ont.

Canadian Northern Ontario Ry.—It is expected that the line from Ottawa to Toronto will be completed this year. With the exception of the bridges of the Rideau and Joch rivers, the section between Ottawa and Smiths Falls is practically ready for track laying. This work is to be started early in November. The section between Harrowsmith, the end of the Bay of Qunite Ry., which is incorporated in the line to Smiths Falls, is well advanced towards completion.

Toronto-Hamilton-Buffalo line.—The Board of Railway Commissioners has authorized the building of the line across the C.P.R. at Lambton, mileage 6.13 from Yonge street, Toronto; the building of a bridge across the Humber river, mileage 6.32 west of Yonge street, Toronto; and of the location of the line through Saltfleet tp., mileage 45.17 to 54.21.

Canadian Northern Ry.—The Board of Railway Commissioners has approved of revised location of the proposed connection of the International Bridge and Terminal Co.'s line the C.N.R. at Fort Frances.

It is reported that work is to be started at once on what is known as the Fort Rouge cut off, south of Winnipeg. A temporary trestle bridge will be erected across the Red River, and the reports state that the cut off will be completed by the end of November.

The Board of Railway Commissioners has approved of location plans for a line through tps. 4-7, range 1 east of the first meridian to range 2 west of the first meridian, mileage 0 to 18.08

Tenders are under consideration for the building of a 256 ft. extension to the freight shed at Brando, Man. R. B. Pratt, Winnipeg is architect.

The Board of Railway Commissioners has approved of location plans for the line through tps. 43 and 44, range 4, west of the 3rd meridian, Sask., mileage 28.17 to 37.96.

The Alberta Government has approved of the route map of a line from Hanna to Medicine Hat, Alta. It is stated that construction will be started at Medicine Hat at an early date. The line, it is stated, will connect with the main line near Bruderheim.

Track is reported to have been laid on the branch line from Edmonton to Camrose, on the Vegreville-Calgary line, for 16 miles. It is expected that the line into Calgary will be completed this year. Steel has been laid, it is reported, to within 12 miles of Calgary, and on Oct. 16 it was stated that the city council had agreed to give the company all the facilities necessary. The bridge over the river to carry the line right into the centre of the city it to be completed by Oct., 1913. Grading is reported to have been completed on the line from Saskatoon to Berry creek, 240 miles, and track has been laid for 220 miles. This line is to connect with the Vegreville-Calgary at Drumheller. It is expected to complete 50 miles of the line south of Calgary this year.

The Board of Railway Commissioners has approved of revised location plan for the line through tp., range 1, west of the 6th meridian, mileage 224.66 to 228.36. This is described as being a line of the C.N. Alberta Ry.

An agreement is reported to have been reached between the city and the company, under which the terminal station, etc., in Edmonton, Alta., is to be erected during 1913.

Railways: B.Q.Ry., C.N.O.Ry.

Stations: Harrowsmith