April 1920, No. 266 Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto) Page 182, col. 3

Grand Trunk Railway construction, betterments, etc.

Ottawa Central Station.—A press report states that alterations and improvements estimated to cost $60,000 are being made to the car eheds at this station. The car shed is being extended to the edge of the Rideau Canal, and a concrete platform is being built between tracks 1 and 2. It is expected that the erection of the steel work will be started about April 15, and that the whole work will be completed by June 15. The work is being done by the company's maintenance force, except the steel work, the contract for which has been let to the Dominion Bridge Co.

Montréal-Broekville Track.—A press report states that about 140 miles of track between Montréal West, Que., and Brockville, Ont., will be relaid with 100-lb. steel rails during this year, and that the new rails will be laid on the westbound track, except for a stretch on the east track between Morrisburg and Summerstown, Ont.

Allandale-Collingwood bridges.—The Board of Railway Commissioners has authorized the company to use for traffic bridges 291, 292 and 293 over Mad River, Batteaux Creek and Pretty River, respectively, between Allandale and Collingwood, Ont. (Mar. pg. 124.)

Telephone dispatching installation.—A press report states that it is proposed to instal a telephone despatching system on the line from Hamilton to Sarnia, about 150 miles, at a cost of approximately $200,000 during this year.

London Freight Shed Burned.—The company's freight shed and offices on York street, between Wellington and Waterloo Sts., London, Ont., were destroyed by fire Mar. 6, involving an estimated loss of from $125,000 to $150,000. The buildings were considerably damaged by a fire about five years ago, and have been merely patched up since. The mayor and representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Trade are reported to have sent a joint message to the company's headquarters at Montréal, asking that steps be taken to erect modern freight 8heds and offices. A press report states that a freight shed and a 2-story office building, to cost approximately $30,000 are to be erected at once, and that it is expected to have the work completed by June 1.

East London reclamation yard.—A press report states that work on laying out the reclamation yards in East London, Ont., will be put in hand as soon as the necessary authority is received from Montréal.

London Division track relaying.—The relaying of the track between London and Sarnia, Ont., with 100-lb. rails in place of the present 85-lb. rails will, it is said, be started about May 1. It is reported that 40 miles of track east of London will also be relaid with 100-lb. rails.

Railways: G.T.Ry.

Stations: Ottawa