The Board of Transport
Commissioners for Canada
Commission des Transports
du Canada

Order no. G.O. 666

Saturday, the 21st of
October, A.D. 1944

In the matter of the application of The Express Traffic Association of Canada for permission to ship by express samples of smokeless powder for cannon from Nobel, Ontario, Canada, to Dahlgreen, Virginia, United States of America.


J. A. Cross
Chief Commissioner

Hugh Wardrope
Assistant Chief Commissioner

G. A. Stone

Upon the recommendation of the Director of Operation of the Board—

It is ordered: That the Regulations for the Transportation by Express of Acids, Inflammables, Oxidizing Substances, Samples of Explosives, etc., be, and they are hereby, amended by adding to paragraph numbered 26 7/8, page 8, of the said Regulations, as amended by General Orders Nos. 631, 637, and 660, dated respectively October 30, 1942, January 13, 1943, and March 10, 1944, the following:—

During the present emergency, and until further Order of the Board, samples of smokeless powder for cannon (nitro-cellulose colloid single-base powder) for testing purposes may be shipped by express from Nobel, Ontario, Canada, to the International Boundary for export to Proving Grounds in the United States, when packed and shipped under the following conditions:

  1. Not more than 115 pounds net weight of powder in standard galvanized iron drums, with standard closure with rubber gasket;
  2. Not more than 10 above described drums shall be shipped on any one train on any one day;
  3. No shipments shall be made in express cars which are equipped with stoves.

J. A. Cross
Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Transport Commissioners for Canada.