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June 1900, No. 28 The Railway and Shipping World (Toronto) Page 174, col. 2

Railway development.

Projected lines, surveys, construction, betterments, etc.


The Canada Atlantic has recently applied to the Montréal Harbor Commissioners for a grant of the middle pier which is being erected in the west end of the harbor on which the Co. is willing to build a grain elevator with a capacity of 2,000,000 bush., also large warehouses. The elevator to be so constructed as to take in grain either from the river or from rail. Permission was also asked to construct belt carriers to distribute grain to vessels lying at other docks. General Manager Chamberlin told the Commissioners that the Co. was willing to expend about $500,000 on the elevator. As it will probably be a year & a half before the middle pier is built, & as the Co. wants to have an elevator ready for next year's trade an effort is being made to select some other site. The site of the old Island Wharf on Commissioner St. is considered a good one, but it is not likely to be available for some time as the cribs have not yet been laid.

A building has been erected near the roundhouse in Ottawa for the employes, comprising reading, smoking & dining rooms & baths.

The Co. is negotiating with the Ottawa city council in reference to building a subway under the tracks at the Elgin St. yard.

A large coal chute has been erected at Depot Harbor.

Railways: C.A.Ry.

Stations: Depot Harbor