January 1912, No. 167 The Railway and Marine World (Toronto) Page 32, col. 2

Canadian Northern Railway construction, betterments, etc.


Canadian Northern Ry.—A new coal dock is under construction at Port Arthur, Ont., for the Canadian Northern Coal Dock Co., at a reported cost of $400,000. The new plant, which will have a capacity of 60,000 tons of hard coal and 250,000 tons of soft coal, will have a frontage of 600 ft. at the head of the docks. The contract was said to have been let to the Barnett-McQueen Co., Dec. 7.

An extension of the Thunder Hill branch to Princeville, Sask., 74 miles, has been opened for traffic. The Board of Railway Commissioners has authorized the opening for traffic of the Maryfield extension from Radville to Bengough, Sask. of 46 miles, and the extension of the branch to Calgary from Warden, mileage 109.5, to Drumheller, mileage 172.63, Alta.

It is reported that some 400 miles of grading was completed in Alberta during 1911. The principal part of the construction has been in the Edmonton district. 1t was expected, to complete by Dec. 31 the line to Athabasca Landing, of which 56 miles was built during the year. The other work done includes 166 miles of grading towards the Yellowhead Pass; 20 miles of grading on a line in the direction of the Peace River; over 100 miles of grading has been done on the line from Stettler via Red Deer to the Saskatchewan River and over 50 miles between the river and Rocky Mountain House; the line to Calgary has been put In operation as far as Drumeller, where the grading has been pushed for some miles further, and considerable grading has been done on the line between Strathcona and Camrose.

The town of Macleod is applying to the Alberta Legislature for the validation of a bylaw closing certain streets, avenues and lanes crossing the C.N.R. right of way, station grounds and yards, conveying certain lands to the company, and an agreement made in respect to the building of the line in the town.

Railways: C.No.Ry.

Stations: Port Arthur