The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. 17064

Friday, the 5th of
July, A.D. 1912
Re applications of the boards of trade of Galt, Preston, Hespeler, Berlin and Waterloo, Ont., for an order directing the C.P.R., the G.T.R., the Galt, Preston and Hespeler St. Ry., and the Preston and Berlin St. Ry. Co. to connect their tracks in Galt, Preston, Hespeler, Berlin and Waterloo, so as to admit the safe and convenient transfer or passing of engines, cars and trains from the tracks of the above to those of the others, and that such connections shall be maintained and used by the said railway companies, respectively.

Upon the hearing of the application at a joint session of the Board of Railway COmmissioners for Canada and the Ontario Railway and Municipal Board at Galt, Ont., June 20—

It is ordered that the G.T.R. and the Galt, Preston and Hespeler St. Ry. tracks be connected in the towns of Galt, Preston and Hespeler, and that the G.T.R. and the Preston and Berlin St. Ry. tracks be connected in Berlin and Waterloo, at points to be agreed upon between the said companies within ten days from the date of this order, for the purposes applied for, and for the reasonable receiving, forward, delivering, and interswitching of traffic between the said railways; that plans showing the locations of said connections be submitted for the approval of an engineer of the Board of Railway Commissioners; that in the event of the companies failing to agree upon the said points of connect, the same be fixed by the Chief Engineer of the Board of Railway Commissioners; that the work of construction be done by the respective railway companies on their own rights-of-way, provided that the Galt, Preston and Hespeler St. Ry. and the Preston and Berlin St. Ry. do the work of overhead wiring on the property of the G.T.R. as well as upon their own rights-of-way; that the question of distribution of cost be reserved for further consideration, except that with regard to the interchange connection at Hesepeler, the work, by agreement be done by Mr. Cribbs to the satisfaction of an engineer of the Board of Railway Commissioner, he having undertaken it for $1,000; and that the determination of the proper interswitching rates be reserved until the matter has been reported upon by the Traffic Officer of the Board of Railway Commissioners.