Order no. 25570
|Friday, the 27th of
October, A.D. 1916
In the matter of the application of the Dominion Steel Products Company, Limited, hereinafter called the
Applicant Company for an Order directing the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo, the Grand Trunk, and the Lake Erie and Northern Railway Companies to afford proper facilities for the receiving, forwarding and delivering of traffic belonging to the Applicant Company, and for exchange of traffic over the said railways; and that the railway companies provide due switching privileges over their respective lines and interchange of switching for the purpose of the Applicant Company; and the position of certain manufacturers and shippers of Brantford pertaining to interswitching between the railways at Brantford.
Assistant Chief Commissioner
S. J. McLean
File no. 6713.120
Upon hearing the application at the sittings of the Board held in Brantford, September 26, 1916, the applicant company, the railway companies, and local manufacturers being represented at the hearing, and what was alleged ; and upon the report of the Chief Traffic Officer of the Board, the Lake Erie and Northern Railway Company consenting,—
It is ordered:
- That the Lake Erie and Northern Railway Company be, and it is hereby, authorized to construct an interchange track for the receiving, forwarding, and delivering of traffic between its railway and the railways of the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo and the Grand Trunk Railway Companies at Brantford, in the province of Ontario; plans showing the proposed interchange tracks to be submitted for the approval of an engineer of the Board; and tlie cost of constructing the said interchange tracks to be borne and paid by the Lake Erie and Northern Railway Company.
- That, where the traffic is between Brantford and a shipping point or destination common to the Grand Trunk and the Lake Erie and Northern Railways, or to the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo and the Lake Erie and Northern Railways, or to both the Grand Trunk and the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railways, and the Lake Erie and Northern Railway, where interswitching facilities are provided, the company upon whose line, including private sidings tributary thereto, the traffic is loaded, shall be entitled to the line haul and to the privilege of effecting the required delivery on the line of the other company by means of interswitching at destination; provided that the said company can afford facilities and privileges equal to those of the competing carrier at no greater charge.
Assistant Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.