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

Order no. G.O. 588

Thursday, the 11th of
May, A.D. 1939

In the matter of the application of The Railway Association of Canada for an Order amending the General Order of the Board No. 577, dated September 6, 1938, authorizing the shipment of black fuse powder in cloth bags, the bags to be packed in wooden boxes, Specification 14.

1717.44

Hugh Guthrie
Chief Commissioner

J. A. Stoneman
Commissioner

G. A. Stone
Commissioner

Upon the report and recommendation of the Director, Operating Department of the Board,—

It is ordered:

  1. That the Regulations for the Transportation of Explosives by Freight, approved by General Order No. 204, dated August 11, 1917, as amended, be, and they are hereby, further amended by adding the following after paragraph No. 1534 in Section 2 of the regulations, namely:—

    1534a. Black fuse powder may also be packed for shipment in cloth bags, of capacity not exceeding 25 pounds net weight, provided the completed shipping package shall be capable of standing a drop of four feet without rupture of inner or outer containers; the bags to be packed in wooden boxes, Specification 14, or fibreboard boxes, I.C.C. Specification 23 (f) (as approved by the General Order of the Board No. 499, dated 20th May, 1932). When the latter are used, the tubes may be eliminated and a single tube, as specified in Specification 23 (f), may be substituted. The completed package shall not contain more than fifty pounds net weight of black fuse powder.

  2. That the said General Order No. 577, dated September 6, 1938, be, and it is hereby, rescinded.

Hugh Guthrie
Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Transport Commissioners for Canada.