February 1912 Canadian Engineer Page 60, col. 2

Construction news section

Railways—steam and electric.

The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada will hold a sittings at the Court Houses at Calgary, Alta., Thursday, March 14th, 1912; Edmonton, Alta., Monday, March 18th, 1912; Regina, Sask., Friday, March 22nd, 1912, and at the City Hall, Winnipeg, Man., Monday, March 25th, 1912. At these sittings the board will consider the matter of freight rates in western Canada.

Calagary, Alta.—Surveyors are at work preparing the route for the Calgary Street Railway's extension to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's shops site, east of the Bow River, and work will be started in the near future.

Fredericton, N.B.—A very attractive station for the I.C.R. is almost completed at this point. Messrs. M. Ryan & Son are the contractors. Considerable concrete paving will be necessary in the spring.

Galt, Ont.—The franchise of the Galt, Preston and Hespeler Railway has been renewed for ten years.

Kingston, Ont.—A contract for 25 locomotives has been placed by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway with the Canadian Locomotive Company, Kingston, Ont., for delivery May, 1912. These are of simple consolidation type, with Schmidt superheaters having cylinders 25 inches in diameter by 30 inches stroke, 63-inch driving wheels, and a boiler pressure of 180 pounds.

Moose Jaw, Sask.—The Canadian Northern Railway have closed an agreement with the city council for the entrance into the city, and for the station site. The new station will be at the east end of the city, facing and immediately east of the Crescent Park and baseball ground.

North Bay, Ont.—Town Solicitor McNamara is taking necessary steps to apply for a street car charter for the town, to connect with Callander, Trout Mills and Sturgeon Falls.

Northern Ontario.—J. L. Englehart, chairman of the Commissions, T. & N. O. Railway, stated that tenders for the construction of the Elk Lake line would be called in the spring.

Ottawa, Ont.—The matter of requiring all electric railway companies in Canada to equip their cars with automatic fenders will be discussed by the Railway Board of March 5 next.

West Toronto, Ont.—It is the intention of the Grand Trunk Railway to double-track its main line from West Toronto to Weston, Ont.

Winnipeg, Man.—The Canadian Northern Railway contemplate building new yards at this point.

Victoria, B.C.—The Canadian Mineral Rubber Company have a large crew at work laying concrete between the double tracks on Burnside road for the Saanich extension of the B.C. Electric Railway Company.

Railways: C.P.Ry., G.P. & H.St.Ry., G.T.P.Ry., G.T.Ry., I.C.Ry., T. & N.O.Ry.