Amended by
G.O. 238

The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 235

Wednesday, the 22nd of
May, A.D. 1918

In the matter of the complaint of the Ontario Associated Boards of Trade complaining of insulficient and inadequate facilities furnished by railway companies for the receiving and delivering of freight at flag stations.


H. L. Drayton
Chief Commissioner

A. S. Goodeve

Upon hearing the complaint at the sittings of the Board held in Hamilton, October 22, 1917, in the presence of counsel and representatives for the complainants, the Grand Trunk, the Canadian Pacific and the Canadian Northern Railway Companies and the Michigan Central Railroad Company, the evidence offered and what was alleged, and reading the written submissions filed on behalf of the interests affected,—

It is ordered: That every railway company subject to the jurisdiction of the Board, be, and it is hereby directed to provide its agents with rubber stamps reading as follows:—

Unloaded without exception.
Except as noted.
Date Conductor.

and to issue a bulletin,—

  1. requiring agents issuing way-bills for shipments of less than carload freight destined to flag stations to place the above stamp thereon;
  2. requiring conductors in charge to unload such freight on the platform at the flag station after the train has been brought to a full stop, and wherever shelters have been provided, to place such freight therein, and to certify, as above, on the way-bill;
  3. requiring conductors who have unloaded freight at flag stations to deliver the way-bill therefor at the first agency station reached by the train after the unloading of such freight;
  4. notifying such conductors that they will be held responsible for the proper carrying out of the requirements set forth in this order and as covered by the said bulletin;
  5. requiring the agent at the first agency station reached by the train after the unloading of the freight, as in this order provided, to notify the consignee of the arrival of such freight by postal notice mailed within twenty-four hours after receiving the way-bill from the conductor.

H. L. Drayton
Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.