August 1923, No. 306 Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto) Page 367, col. 1

Canadian National Railways construction, betterments, etc.


Mimico-Port Credit third track.—The C.N.Rys. are building a third track south of the present double track main line and on the same right-of-way, from the end of stub track just west of Mimico, Ont., 7.98 miles west of Toronto union station, to connect with the siding just east of Port Credit, 11.74 miles west of Toronto union station, a distance of 3.76 miles, on the Oakville Subdivision, London Division, Southwestern Ontario District, Central Region. The work was commenced June 1, and is being done by railway forces, under the direction of the staff of Major F. L. C. Bond, Regional Chief Engineer, Toronto. Release 100 lb. steel is being used. The object is to relieve congestion by taking eastbound freight trains off the main line east Port Credit. There is a 4-track line from Toronto to Mimico yard, but with only two tracks from Mimico west, the heavy traffic which has been handled throughout this year has caused congestion and delay west of Mimico. The amount of traffic passing over the Oakville Subdivision, which extends from Toronto to Hamilton, 38.71 miles, is indicated by the following figures, which show total train movements between those cities, and which are the daily average of a 2-week period during July; eastbound passenger trains, 29; westbound passenger trains, 37; eastbound freight trains, 32; westbound freight trains, 37; average no. of freight cars handled daily in both directions, 3,008; total daily train movement, 135. These figures include C.P.R. movements, the C.P.R. having running rights over the C.N.R. line from Toronto to Hamilton. We are officially advised that it is expected to have the third track in operation before the end of the present construction season.

Burlington third track.—Work was started, May 14, on building a second track between Burlington Jct. and Burlington canal, 2.8 miles, by the railway's forces. The new track is laid with 100 lb. rails and is about ready for operation.

Hamilton station.—C. G. Bowker, General Manager, Central Region, and F. L. C. Bond, Chief Engineer, Central Region, met Hamilton, Ont., city representatives there, July 17, and discussed in connection with the building of a new station, its location, etc., which is to be gone into further between C.N.R. and city engineers.

Midland elevator.—Fegles Construction Co., Fort William, Int., has been given a contract for building a 2,250,000 bush. reinforced concrete storage annex to Tiffin Elevator no. 2, at Midland, Ont.

Longlac-Nakina cutoff.—Work is proceeding rapidly on the construction of the cutoff between Longlac, on the Canadian Northern Ry., and Nakina, Ont., on the National Transcontinental Ry., by the contractors, Foley Bros. & Hervey.

Kashabowie Subdivision second track.—The Board of Railway Commissioners has authorized the opening for traffic of the second track on the Kashabowie Subdivision, west of Port Arthur, Mile 11 to 13.2.

A contract has been let to Dutton & Mannix, Winnipeg, for clearing, grading and culvert work for a second track on the main line, from mile 32 to 35.65, between Mokomon and Rowan, Kashabowie Subdivision.

Railways: C.N.Rys., C.P.Ry.

Stations: Port Credit