October 1911, No. 164 The Railway and Marine World (Toronto) Page 975, col. 1

Electric railway projects, construction, betterments, etc.


Lake Erie and Northern Ry.—The Brantford, Ont., city council, Sept. 12, directed the preparation of a bylaw for submission to the ratepayers authorizing the guarantee of the company's bonds to the extent of $300,000. The town of Simcoe and the village of Port Dover are being asked to guarantee an addition $50,000 of bonds each, and it is proposed to issue $900,000 of bonds or at a rate of $30,000 a mile for the 30 miles of line proposed to be built between Brantford and Port Dover./ The estimated cost of construction is $40,000 a mile.

We are advised that it is intended that the line shall be built entirely over a private right of way, and that all the surveys made have been across country, running via Mount Pleasant, Boston, Waterford and Simcoe, a distance of 32 miles, which it is expected to shorten by two miles on revision. It is proposed to start construction this fall, or early next spring.

The officers and directors are: President, J. Muir, Vice President, J. Sanderson, Secretary-Treasurer, W. S. Brewster, Chief Engineering, W. P. Kellett; other directors, R. E. Ryerson, D. W. Schultz, all of Brantford, Ont. (Sept., pg. 879.)

Railways: L.E. & N.Ry.