|June 1920, No. 268||Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto)||Page 292, col. 3|
Grand Trunk Railway construction, betterments, etc.
The G.T.R. and the Hamilton highway.—The problem of the Toronto Hamilton highway entrance into Hamilton is receiving consideration. A recent press report states that N. Cauchon, who has made several surveys in connection with the railway situation in the city, suggests that the city exchange rights of way with the railway. This would involve the use of the G.T.R. right of way for highway purposes, the G.T.R. being changed over to another route: The suggestion is to divert the highway at a point near the Kings Road to the G.T.R. right of way, the highway would then swing right into the city without the necessity of either bridge or fill, a saving, it is claimed, of something liKe $2,500,000 of the cost of the route at present suggested. The G.T.R. would be diverted to what is described as the 0.4 grade, laid out on one of the suggested routes on the Tye-Cauchon map. The whole question rests on the G.T.R.'s willingness to make the exchange.