September 1905, No. 91 The Railway and Shipping World (Toronto) Page 419

G.T.R. betterments, construction, etc.

In connection with the construction of the new Union Station at Toronto, representatives of the G.T.R. are engaged in negotiating with the lessees of the burned area expropriated as the site, for the surrender of their leases. The final legal complication in the case was removed when the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, in London, refused one of the lessees leave to appeal against the expropriation order.

The double-track work on the line in Western Ontario was expected to be completed Aug. 30, the grading between Komaka and Kingscourt Jct. having been completed at the beginning of the month, and the grading being pushed between Kingscourt Jct. and Hyde Park.

The company is negotiating for the purchase of the fair grounds, Guelph, Ont., from the Militia Department, for use as a freight yard. The department is willing to sell, but the approval of the city has to be obtained. If the sale goes through the G.T.R. will provide a new site for the militia armouries, and will erect on the old fair grounds freight sheds and lay out large yards.

We are advised that there is no truth in the report that the G.T.R. contemplates constructing a line from St. John's, Mich., to either Perrington or Middleton, via Maple Rapids, Mich.

Railways: G.T.Ry.

Stations: Guelph, Toronto

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