The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 442

Tuesday, the 10th of
May, A.D. 1927

In the matter of the Regulations for the Transportation of Explosives and Other Dangerous Articles by Freight, prescribed and approved by General Orders Nos. 203, 204, and 206, dated August 11 and September 7, 1917;

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And in the matter of the application of the Canadian Explosives, Limited, for permission to use a certain type of container originally imported from Great Britain for the carriage of black powder from the applicant's plant at Beloeil, Québec, to its Safety Fuse Works at Staynerville, Québec.

H. A. McKeown
Chief Commissioner

Upon reading what is field in support of the application and on behalf of the Bureau of Explosives; and upon the report and recommendation of its Assistant Chief Traffic Officer,—

The Board orders: That paragraph No. 1534, on page 10 of the said Regulations for the Transportation of Explosives and Other Dangerous Articles by Freight, be, and it is hereby, amended by adding at the end thereof the following, namely:—

Heavy tin cans complying with the regulations of the United Kingdom may be used for the transportation of black powder under the following conditions:—

(a) Not more than fifty pounds of black powder may be shipped in one container, which must be lined with a cloth bag, and after filling the neck of the bag must be securely tied and pushed through the opening into the can. The opening must then be tightly closed by a metal screw cap.

(b) Two of these containers must be placed on their sides in a strong box, with cover, and separated by a piece of fibre or felt for their entire length.

H. A. McKeown
Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.