|May 8, 1915, Vol. 45, No. 19
|Electric Railway Journal (New York)
|Page 903, col. 1
Canadian electrification proposal.
A special meeting of the City Council of Brantford, Ont., was held on April 27 to consider a proposition from Manager Todd, of the the Lake Erie & Northern Railway, which is controlled by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The company suggested that if the city would hand over to it the Grand Valley Railway entrance to Galt and the entrance to Paris from the Galt end the company would connect the Lake Erie & Northern with the Galt, Preston & Hespeler Railway and electrify the road through to Port Dover. The granting of the request would mean that the city would virtually have to abandon that portion of the recently acquired Grand Valley Railway between Paris and Galt, while the Canadian Pacific Railway would get an entrance to Paris. On the other hand the Grand Trunk Railway wants the city to retain the entire Grand Valley Railway and give it freight rights over the line into Paris. The Aldermen appointed the Street Railway Commissioners and representative of the Board of Trade to go fully into the matter.
Railways: C.P.Ry., G.P. & H.St.Ry., G.T.Ry., G.V.Ry., L.E. & N.Ry.