August 1901, No. 42 The Railway and Shipping World (Toronto) Page 233

Railway development.

Projected lines, surveys, construction, betterments, etc.

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Canada Atlantic Ry.—Considerable work in the way of betterments is being done on the western portion of the line, between Scotia Jct. and Rose Point, where about 10 wooden trestles are being replaced by steel viaducts with concrete pedestals.

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Canadian Northern Ry.—The allocation of reserve A at Port Arthur has not yet been decided on, but W. Mackenzie and D. D. Mann were in Port Arthur recently conferring with the local authorities in respect to the various proposals that have been made in regard to it. The Thunder Bay, Nepigon and St. Joe Ry. promoters are also negotiating with the local authorities so that it may be assured of an entrance to the reserve.

The foundations for the 1,000,000 bush. elevator at Port Arthur are nearly completed, and it is expected that work on the superstructure will be commenced on an early date. The elevator dock is about half-a-mile in length, and has been built by the Co., and the erection of an additional dock is contemplated. A contract has been given for 3,270 steel buckets for the elevator, to be delivered in Sept. (June, pg. 170.)

Rails have been laid a short distance beyond the Atikokan iron range, and 75% of the grading has been completed between that point and Rainy River. The bridge construction over Rainy Lake at Fort Frances is also in a forward state. Every effort is being made by the contractors to hurry the work forward, so that the line may be opened through from Port Arthur to Winnipeg by Oct. 1. (June, pg. 170.)

W. Mackenzie and D. D. Mann have completed an inspection of the Ontario division from Port Arthur as far as the track has been laid, and of the Manitoba section from Winnipeg to Beaudette, and thence over the Rainy River section to Fort Frances. Mr. Mackenzie says that the line between Port Arthur and Winnipeg will be completed by Oct. 1.

A dock costing $15,000 is being built by the Co. at Beaudette, Minn., where the line crosses Rainy River.

The bridge across the Red River between St. Boniface and Winnipeg is expected to be completed by Sept. 15. (June, pg. 170.)

Nothing in the way of car or repair shops will be built this year at Winnipeg, but some improvements and additional machinery will be put up so as to complete 100 box cars by Oct., in time for the handling of the season's crop.

It is rumoured that the C.N.R. Co. intends to rebuild the section of the Winnipeg and Hudson's Bay Ry., which was constructed from Winnipeg northwesterly to the vicinity of Shoal Lake, some 45 miles, but which has never been operated, and that it will be further extended northwesterly.

The contract for the construction of a branch line from St. Charles, 11 miles from Winnipeg, on the Portage la Prairie branch recently over from the Northern Pacific, to Carman, and thence westerly 68 miles, or 100 miles as necessity may arise, has been let to G. H. Strevel. J. W. Buchanan and A. Labelle & Co. are sub-contractors, and grading is being pushed forward rapidly. Mr. Strevel says the work is light. (June, pg. 182.)

Grading has been commenced on the extension of about 18 miles from Beaver, the terminus of the Portage la Prairie-Beaver branch taken over from the Northern Pacific Ry., 19 miles northwest of Portage la Prairie, to Gladstone Jct. on the Minnedosa section of the C.P.R., formerly the Manitoba & Northwestern Ry. Gladstone Jct. is the original starting point of the Lake Manitoba Ry. & Canal Co.'s railway, now merged in the C.N.R. It is expected that the work, which is in charge of R. J. Mackenzie, will be completed by Oct. 1, and the C.N.R. will then have a through line from Winnipeg to Saskatchewan. (June, pg. 182.)

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Central Ontario.—A number of stations are being equipped with enameled iron station name signs, two on each station, supplied by the Acton Burrows Co., Toronto.

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James Bay Ry.—The contractors for the 5 miles of line to connect the Canada Atlantic Ry. with Parry Sound are Johnston and Beveridge, of Ottawa. It is said the work will be completed this year. Mr. Wicksteed is engineer in charge. (June, pg. 175.)

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Magnetawan River Ry.—The following organization of this Co. has been effected:—President, Jas. Sharp; Vice-President, A. White, G.T.R; Treasurer, W. Cooper; other directors: W. Wainwright, G. C. Jones, and W. R. Tiffin, G.T.R., W. H. Biggar. It is said arrangements have been made for the construction of the proposed line between the G.T.R. at Burk's Falls, Ont., and the navigable portion of the Magnetawan river, about 2 miles, and that the work will be completed by the opening of navigation next year. The Co. has a subsidy of $10,000 from the Ontario Legislature, and $6,400 from the Dominion Parliament. (April, pg. 116; May, pg. 156; June, pg. 167.)

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Port Arthur Union Station.—Councillor Neelin, of Port Arthur, who came east with the New Ontario delegation recently, in an interview on his return home stated that he had good reasons for saying that the C.P.R. and Canadian Northern were agreeable to the erection of a union station at foot of Arthur St., Port Arthur.

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Toronto, Lindsay and Pembroke Ry.—The preliminary survey for the proposed line between Bancroft and Golden Lake, Ont., being made by J. L. Morris, C.E., Pembroke, is almost completed, and construction will, it is said, be proceeded with as soon as the line has been located. The terminal points are Bancroft, where a junction will be effected with the Irondale, Bancroft and Ottawa Ry. and the Central Ontario Ry., and Golden Lake, a distance of 60 miles. Starting from Bancroft the route proposed will be through the townships of Faraday, Herschell, Monteagle and Carlow, thence north-easterly past Rockingham and Brudenell to Golden Lake, where a junction will be made with the Canada Atlantic Ry. (June, pg. 177.)

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Toronto, Lindsay and Pembroke Ry.—The preliminary survey for the proposed line between Bancroft and Golden Lake, Ont., being made by J. L. Morris, C.E., Pembroke, is almost completed, and construction will, it is said, be proceeded with as soon as the line has been located. The terminal points are Bancroft, where a junction will be effected with the Irondale, Bancroft and Ottawa Ry. and the Central Ontario Ry., and Golden Lake, a distance of 60 miles. Starting from Bancroft the route proposed will be through the townships of Faraday, Herschell, Monteagle and Carlow, thence north-easterly past Rockingham and Brudenell to Golden Lake, where a junction will be made with the Canada Atlantic Ry. (June, pg. 177.)

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Wabash.—In our June issue it was stated that the Canadian repairing shops were to be built at St. Thomas at a cost of $100,000. On June 19 we were officially advised that the management was unable to give any information in regard to the matter.

It was recently stated by J. Ramsay, Jun., President and General Manager, that new 80 lb. rails will be laid between Glencoe and Windsor, 80 miles, replacing the present 65 lb. rails. Gravel ballasting is progressing at the rate of a mile a day.

Railways: Wab.Rd.

Stations: Glencoe, St. Thomas, Windsor

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