April 1920, No. 266 Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto) Page 197, col. 3

Grand River Railway and Lake Erie and Northern Railway betterments, etc.

A press report states that the Grand River Ry. and the Lake Erie and Northern Ry., which give an electric railway route from Port Dover, on Lake Erie through Simcoe, Brantford and Galt to Preston, Kitchener and Hespeler, Ont., propose to spend $1,500,000 on general betterments, etc. this year. In addition to additional rolling stock, for which $671,000 is sa1d to have been appropriated to buy 2 locomotives, 10 passenger cars and an express car, it is said that the betterments will include new overhead wire on the Grand River Ry. lines, similar to that on the L.E. & N. Ry., a $16,000 car barn at Preston, and a station to cost $42,000, at Galt, in which the two companies' general offices will be located. For track betterments the larger proportion of the total appropriation will be spent on the G.R.R. A second track will be built from Preston to Hagey's Crossing, new rails will be laid and at Kitchener. $60,000 is to be expended upon a revision of the location.

The new construction undertaken recently at Hespeler is reported to be nearly completed, and it is said that when the proposed betterments are completed cars will be run through between Kitchener and Port Dover.

Railways: G.R.Ry., L.E. & N.Ry.