February 1914, No. 192 Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto) Page 83, col. 3

Electric railway finance, meetings, etc.


Brantford St. Ry.—W. P. Kellett, General Manager and Chief Engineer, Lake Erie and Northern Ry., is said to have made an offer for the purchase of the Brantfprd St. Ry. It was reported in Brantford, Jan. 3, that the C.P.R. had secured control of the L.E. & N.Ry., and that the proposal to acquire the B.Ry. was a part of that company's plans.

W. P. Kellet had a conference with the Receiver of the company, and F. Nicholls of the Canadian General Electric Co., in Toronto, Jan. 16, when he made a proposal regarding the future of the line. The Receiver intimated that the proposal would be submitted to the bondholders on Jan. 21. It is stated that all the money necessary to carry out the proposal has been arranged for, that if the deal goes through, a first class line, involving the reconstruction of the road and the supply of new rolling stock, will result, and that franchises for additional streets will be asked for, and a belt like will be run through Eagle Place and Parkdale.

Railways: L.E. & N.Ry.