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September 1912, No. 175 Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto) Page 454, col. 3

Canadian Northern Railway construction, betterments, etc.


Canadian Northern Ry.—The company has given the Barnett and McQueen Co. a contract for an extension to its Port Arthur elevators, which will increase the capacity by 2,500,000 bush.

The plans for the cut-off from near River Park to the main line east of Winnipeg came before the Board of Railway Commissioners, Aug. 7. An inspection of the route was made, owing to the objection of residents, and the Board directed its engineer, H. A. K. Drury, to make a special survey and see whether any other route could be adopted which would serve the railway equally well and do less damage to property.

The extension of the Bird's Hill branch along the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg to Fort Alexander, Man., is under construction. The grading is reported to have been completed from near the East Kildonan carline to Balsaam Bay, whence it will run in an almost straight line to Fort Alexander. Press reports state that a hydro-electric power plant is to be developed at Bonnet Falls, north of Fort Alexander, and that the branch will be operated by electricity.

Hon. F. Cochrane, Minister of Railways, is reported as stating that the Dominion Government has offered to guarantee the company's bonds to aid in the building a line from Prince Albert, Sask., to a junction with the line to Hudson Bay, near Split Lake.

Press reports state that construction is being proceeded with on a branch line from Laird, Sask., northerly for about 12 miles to Carlton.

We are officially advised that a contract has been awarded to the Northern Construction Co. for the work on the Calgary-Macleod branch, south of Calgary , Alta.

Railways: C.No.Ry.