October 1905, No. 92 The Railway and Shipping World (Toronto) Page 469, col. 3

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

Midland branch.—In connection with an application before the Railway Commissioners recently, F. H. McGuigan, Manager, stated that it was the intention of the company to double track the Midland branch in the near future.

Queen Street subway, Toronto.—A proposal has been under consideration for the construction of a subway under the tracks at Queen St. East, but F. H. McGuigan, Manager, informed the Mayor that the company was preparing plans for improvements which would render the construction of a subway unnecessary.

Brantford improvements.—The big improvements in the vicinity of Brantford, Ont., have been so far completed that it was arranged to divert the main line trains through the city Oct. 1. A public demonstration to celebrate the event was arranged for Sept. 30.

Guelph freight yards.—The residents of Guelph, Ont., have signed, in large numbers, a petition to the City Council objecting to the sale of the fair grounds for use as freight yards. The City Council, Sept. 12, declined the invitation of the company to inspect the freight yards at Hamilton, Brantford and other points.

Improvements at Norwich.—The Brantford and Port Burwell branch, and the Stratford-Port Dover line cross at Norwich, Ont., and the company is asking the village to grant $10,000 and to provide a right of way to deflect the lines, so as to provide a new and central station.

Komoka-Kingscourt second track.—The steel has been laid on the second track constructed between Komoka and Kingscourt Jct., Ont., and the ballasting is nearly completed.

New station at London.—The company's plans for the improvement of its station and terminal facilities at London, Ont., are taking shape, and it is reported that they will involve the expenditure of about $2,000,000. The plans, it is said, include the building of a new passenger station and freight sheds in the city, and a passenger station at East London, with other improvements.

Railways: G.T.Ry.

Stations: Brantford, Guelph, London, Norwich, Toronto

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