The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 460

Monday, the 18th of
June, A.D. 1928

In the matter of the application of the Canadian Shippers' Traffic Bureau, on behalf of the Star Lumber Company and others, for an Order disallowing, in tariffs governing diversion of carload traffic in transit, (1) the rule defining out of line haul; (2) rules which stipulate that the railway company and its connections will not assume any responsibility for failure to accomplish diversion; also for an order requiring railway companies to make tariff provision for a reconsignment charge applicable to carload shipments moving between points within Canada, which have reached original billed destination, with benefit of the through rate applicable from point of origin to final destination.

26615.84.2

S. J. McLean
Asst. Chief Commissioner

Thomas Vien
Deputy Chief Commissioner

Upon hearing the application, in part, at the sittings of the Board held in Toronto. November 16, 1927, in the presence of representatives of the applicant and the Canadian Freight Association, and what was alleged; and upon reading the written submissions filed, and the report of its Chief Traffic Officer.—

The Board orders:

  1. That, effective not later than the 15th day of July, 1928, in all tariffs filed with tlie Board by railway companies subject to its jurisdiction, providing for diversion of carload traffic in transit, between Canadian points, there shall be incorporated a rule reading:—

    When requested by the owner of the property,, or his representative, this railway company will make diligent efforts to locate the shipment and effect diversion in transit of carload traffic under the following conditions, but will not assume any responsibility for failure to accomplish diversion unless such failure is due to the negligence of its employees.

  2. That the application to disallow the rule defining out of line haul; and for an order recjuiring railway companies to make tariff provision for a reconsignment charge applicable to carload shipments moving between points within Canada, which have reached original billed destination, with benefit of the through rate applicable from point of origin to final destination,—be, and it is hereby, dismissed.

S. J. McLean
Asst. Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.