The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 291

Wednesday, the 7th of
April, A.D. 1920

In the matter of section S72 of the Railway Act, 1019, for the carrying of wires and cables along or across the tracks of railway companies under the jurisdiction of the Board; and the application of the Canadian National Railways for an order amending the Standard Conditions and Specifications for Wire Crossings, approved by the General Order of the Board No. 231, dated May 6, 1918, as amended by General Order No. 267, dated June 27, 1919.

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S. J. McLean
Asst. Chief Commissioner

W. B. Nantel
Deputy Chief Commissioner

A. S. Goodeve
Commissioner

A. C. Boyce
Commissioner

J. G. Rutherford
Commissioner

Upon reading what is filed in support of the application, the Canadian Pacific and Grand Trunk Railway Companies concurring therein,—

It is ordered: That the said Standard Conditions and Specifications for Wire Crossings, as approved by the General Order of the Board No. 231, dated May 6, 1918, be, and they are hereby, amended—

  1. By striking out paragraph 4 of Part 1 of the said conditions and specifications and substituting therefor the following, namely:—

    4. The applicant, before any work is begun, shall give the railway company owning, operating, or using the said railway at least seventy-two hours' prior notice thereof in writing, and tha said railway company shall be entitled to appoint an inspector, under whose supervision such work shall be done, and whose wages, at a rate not to exceed eleven dollars per day, shall be paid by the applicant; such payment to cover both wages and expenses. When the applicant is a municipality and the work is on a highway under its jurisdiction, the wages of the inspector shall be paid by the railway company.

  2. By striking out paragraph 4 of Part 2 of the said conditions and specifications and substituting therefor the following, namely:—

    4. Before any work of laying, removing, or repairing any pipe, conduit, wire, or cable is begun, the applicant shall give to the railway company at least seventy-two hours' prior notice thereof in writing, accompanied by a plan and profile of the part of the railway to be affected, showing the proposed location of such pipe, wire or cable, conduit, and works contemplated in connection therewith; and the said railway company shall be entitled to appoint an inspector to see that the applicant, in performing said work, complies in all respects with the terms and conditions of this order, and whose wages, at a rate not exceeding eleven dollars per day, shall be paid by the applicant, such payment to cover both wages and expenses. When the applicant is a municipality and the crossing is on a highway under its jurisdiction, the wages of the inspector shall be paid by the railway company.

And it is further ordered: That General Order No. 267, dated June 27, 1919, and General Order No. 288, dated March 23, 1920, made herein, be, and they are hereby, rescinded.

S. J. McLean
Asst. Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.