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January 1908, No. 119 The Railway and Marine World (Toronto) Page 33, col. 1

G.T.R. betterments, construction, etc.


Montréal track elevation.—At a meeting of the level crossings committee of the Montréal City Council held Dec. 12, W. Wainwright, Fourth Vice-President, G.T.R., stated that the company had plans in hand for a complete reorganization of the passenger tracks at Bonaventure station, and was only awaiting the outcome of the negotiations on the level crossings question before proceeding to carry them out. A letter was read from the company stating that the elevation of the tracks for passenger service and freight station and tracks would bring the cost of the work to an amount which would really make the same impracticable, and, therefore, the company would be glad to have the committee consider whether it would be not more desirable to leave the tracks on the level of such streets as are necessary to approach the freight stations and passenger yard, and to take care of the intersecting streets by means of viaducts. The idea of the company is that the tracks elevated from the city limits shall proceed down an incline to the level as from Guy St. to the Bonaventure station. After some discussion it was agreed that one or two engineers to be appointed by the council should meet representatives of the company and prepare plans for getting rid of level crossings in the city, either by elevated or underground tracks, and submit the same by Mar. 1.

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