The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. 11866

Tuesday, the 4th of
October, A.D. 1910
Re order 11599, Sept. 2, 1910, approving, subject to certain exceptions and additions, the proposed Supplement 3 to Canadian Classification 14; and re application of Canadian Freight Association for order approving a revised rule 6 to replace rule 6 as it appears in the present Canadian Classification 14, the said revised rule to be incorporated in the new Canadian Classification 15, to be published forthwith; and re the matter of the application of the Canadian Freight Association for an order approving a revision of the classification of asphalt and asphaltum;

upon considering the oral representations made to the Board by the Canadian Freight Association's Advisory Committee, Sept. 20 and

upon reading the letter dated Sept. 22 from the chairman of the committee with respect to the proposed revised rule 6 to Canadian Classification 14, the said revised rule being more favorable to the shipper than the old none, and the Board having this day rescinded its orders 11463 and 11631, dated Aug. 3 and Sept. 12, 1910, respectively,

it is ordered that the revised rule 6, to appear in the forthcoming Canadian Classification 15, be approved, to read as follows:

  1. Unless otherwise specified in this Classification, or subsequent amendments thereto, articles too long or too bulky to be loaded in a box or stock car through the side door thereof, and which are loaded on a flat or gondola car, will be carried at actual weight and tariff (class or commodity) rate, subject to a minimum of 5,000 lbs. for each car used, at first class rate for each consignment from one shipper to one consignee; except that when the Classification provides for any article a lower minimum weight than 5,000 lbs. when loaded on a flat or gondola car, such lower minimum weight will apply, instead of the minimum of 5,000 lbs. referred to, for each car used.
  2. Articles too long to be loaded in a box or stock car through the side door, and which are loaded through the end door or end window thereof, will be carried at actual weight and tariff (class or commodity) rate, plus 50%, but subject to a minimum charge of 1,000 lbs. at first class rate for each shipment.
  3. Articles too bulky to be loaded in a box or stock car through the side door, and which are loaded through the end door thereof, will be carried at actual weight and tariff (class or commodity) rate, plus 50%, but subject to a minimum charge of 1,000 lbs. at first class rate for such shipment, except that when articles are provided with specific minimum weights in this Classification they will be carried at such minimum weights and at the class ratings specified therefor.

And upon considering the letter dated Sept. 30, 1910, from the chairman of the Canadian Freight Association's Advisory Committee, proposing a revision of the classification of asphalt and asphaltum, and it appearing to the Board that the said proposed revision is more favorable to the shipper than the present ratings of the said articles,

it is ordered that the following be stricken out, viz.: The words except the product of petroleum as shown on pg. 53. relating to asphalt or asphaltum, from the amendments to the hardware list, pg. 10 (index no. 9), and the ratings of japan, or liquid asphaltum, pg. 2 (index no. 4), from Supplement 2 to Canadian Classification 14; also ashphaltum from the list of petroleum and petroleum products, pg. 18 (index no. 4) of the proposed Supplement 3 to the said Classification approved (with certain exceptions and additions) for publication and filling by 11599, Sept. 2, 1910.

And it is further ordered that the following additional ratings be incorporated in the new Canadian Classification 15, to be published forthwith:

Asphaltum, liquid (see note)—
In bulk in barrels l.c.l 4 c.l. 7
In tank cars (to be furnished by shippers), subject to section (g) of rule 1 c.l. 7
Note.—ratings will no apply on black asphaltum varnish (japan).
Paints and varnish
Varnish:
Black asphaltum (japan):
In cans, not boxed, crated, or jacketed l.c.l.d. 1
In cans, jacketed l.c.l.d. 1
In wood, or pkge, or in cans, crated or boxed l.c.l.d. 3 c.l. 5

and that letters n.o.s. be added after varnish, as the ratings therefor appear in the present Classification 14, pg. 55, item 7.

[Railway Commissioners' traffic orders, Railway and Marine Worlds, no. 153 (Nov. 1911), pg. 917, col. 1]