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

Order no. G.O. 587

Wednesday, the 12th of
April, A.D. 1939

In the matter of the General Order of the Board No. 459, dated June 7, 1928, amending Shipping Container Specification No. 14 of the regulations for the transportation by freight of explosives, approved by General Order No. 204, dated August 11, 1917

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Hugh Guthrie
Chief Commissioner

Hugh Wardrope
Assistant Chief Commissioner

G. A. Stone
Commissioner

Upon reading the application of the Railway Association of Canada for a modification of the said General Order No. 459; and upon the report and recommendation of the Chief Operating Officer of the Board,—

It is ordered: That the said General Order No. 459, dated June 7, 1928, be, and it is hereby, amended as follows, namely:—

  1. Paragraph 11 (6) to be struck out and the following substituted therefor:

    (b) Nails must be 4-penny and cement-coated; plain nails driven through and clinched are permitted for cleats.

  2. Paragraph 12 (c) to be struck out and the following substituted therefor:—

    (c) Nails must be 5-penny and cement-coated. When gross weight is not over 65 pounds, 4-penny nails are authorized.

  3. Paragraph 13 (c) is struck out and the following substituted therefor:—

    (c) Nails must be 4-penny cement-coated.

  4. Paragraph 13 (d) is struck out and the following substituted therefor:—

    (d) Tops and bottoms must be fastened to ends with nails as follows: To determine the minimum number of nails to be used for fastening top and bottom to ends, divide the width of the top and bottom, in inches, by 1 3/4. Fractions greater than 1/4 inch in the result shall be considered whole numbers.

    Tops and bottoms must be fastened to sides with nails spaced approximately 6 to 8 inches apart.

  5. Paragraph 14 (c) is struck out and the following substituted therefor:—

    (c) Nails must be 4-penny cement-coated.

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