March 1919, No. 253 Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto) Page 134, col. 3

Railway development, projected lines, surveys, construction, betterments, etc.


Grand Trunk Ry.—Local reports state that considerable extensions and improvements are to be made at the company's yards have been prepared. It is also reported that part of the work now done at the Mimico yards will be transferred to York. When the Mimico yards were laid out, some years ago, the York yards were almost closed down, the train crews removing to Mimico. The increase in traffic is reported to be so great as to necessitate the reopening of the yards at York.

The work of strengthening the bridges on the line between Palmerston and Owen Sound, Ont., is reported to have been completed.

A press dispatch states that work was started Feb. 20 on a 3,000,000 bush. grain elevator at the G.T.R. terminals at Portland, Me. The company has two elevators there already.

A recent press report stated that plans had been prepared for removing the company's yards east of London, Ont., contiguous to Highbury Ave., and that work would be started on laying out 25 tracks there. Superintendent Forrester is reported as stating that the company was connecting up some tracks at the point mentioned; that there had been some talk about the other matter, but that nothing had been decided and that no plans had been prepared. (Jan., pg. 26.)

Railways: G.T.Ry.

Stations: Danforth, London, Mimico Yard, Owen Sound, Palmerston