G.O. 175

The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 174

Tuesday, the 26th of
December, A.D. 1916

In the matter of the application of the Canadian Pacific, Grand Trunk, and Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway Companies and the Michigan Central Railroad Company, on behalf of themselves and other railway companies in Canada suhject to the jurisdiction of the Board, for an Order amending General Order No. 1, known as The Canadian Car Service Rules, so as to provide that the demurrage charge for each twenty-four hours, as provided in Rule No. 1, be increased from $1 to $4; and also that the additional free time beyond forty-eight hours, authorized by Exception (a) to Rule 2, be cancelled:


H. L. Drayton
Chief Commissioner

D'Arcy Scott
Assistant Chief Commissioner

S. J. McLean
Asst. Chief Commissioner

Upon hearing the application at the sittings of the Board held in Toronto, December 12, 1916, the Canadian Pacific, Grand Trunk, Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo, and the Canadian Northern Railway Companies, the Michigan Central Railroad Company, the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, the Canadian Freight Association, the Boards of Trade of Toronto, Montréal, Brantford, and Hamilton, the City of Toronto, the Canadian Lumbermen's Association, the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, the New Brunswick Potato Exchange, the Department of Public Works for the Province of Ontario, the Retail Coal Dealers' Association, the Retail Association (Coal Section), the Stone Supply Section, the International Harvester Company, the Massey-Harris Company, Limited, the Ontario Hay Shippers' Association, the Imperial Oil Company, The Steel Company of Canada, the Anglo-Canadian Leather Company, the Ontario Lime Company, J. B. Smiths & Sons, Limited, and the Dominion Millers' Association being represented at the hearing, and what was alleged; and upon reading the further written submissions filed, and the report of the Chief Traffic Officer of the Board—

It is ordered that the said General Order No. 1, known as The Canadian Car Service Rules be, and it is hereby, amended as follows, namely:

Rules 1, 2, 6, and 15 of the Canadian Car Service Rules are suspended in their entirety from Janury 1, 1917, to April 30, 1917, both inclusive, and the following Rules, bering the same numbers, are hereby substituted. Rule 11 is also suspended for the same period.

Rule 1.

When cars are held under load, or awaiting loads, beyond the free time allowed by Rule 2, for any reason for which the consignee or shipper is responsible, the following tolls for each day of twenty-four hours, or any part thereof, shall be charged to and paid by the shipper, consignee ,or other party responsible therefor, in addition to all other tolls paid or payable in respect of the goods carried, or to be carried, in or on each such car, namely:—

For the first day  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  One Dollar.

For the second day  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  .. . One Dollar.

For the third day  ..  ..  .. .  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  .. .Three Dollars.

For the fourth and each succeeding day  ..  ..  ..  .. .Five Dollars.

Rule 2.

(a) After notice of arrival of a car at its destination, or in the outside break-up or sorting yard if such be used for the purpose, all consignees shall be allowed twenty-four hours within which to pay the tolls or charges (if any), to give order for special placing or delivery if such orders be necessary, and for Customs entry of freight in bond. If more than twenty-four hours be used for these purposes, the excess time shall be deducted from the succeeding unloading period, except as provided in Rule 15.

(b) Forty-eight hours free time shall be allowed for loading or unloading all commodities, computed from seven a.m. of the day following the day on which actual or constructive (see Rule 13) placement has,been aifected: Provided that any portion of such placement day may be utilized by the shipper or consignee, in addition to the said forty-eight hours, without charge.

Exceptions.—(a) Five days free time shall be allowed at Montréal and at tidewater ports for unloading lumber and hay for export.

(b) In the portion of Canada in which the Canada Grain Act prescribes a specified time for loading grain, the said Act shall apply.

(c) If the destination is not a port of entry, forty-eight hours shall be allowed for clearance of Customs at the outside port of entry.

Rule 6.

If wet or inclement weather, according to local conditions, renders loading or unloading impracticable during business hours, or exposes the goods to damage, the time allowance shall be extended so as to give the full free time of suitable weather. But if the parties neglect or fail to avail themselves of the herein authorized free time of suitable weather, they shall not be allowed additional free time by reason of such neglect.

Rule 15.

If after arrival at destination a car is reconsigned under switching arrangements, the original consignee alone shall have twenty-four hours in which to give order for special placing or delivery; and he shall pay the tolls prescribed in Rule 1 for all time in excess of the twenty-four hours, so that the final free time allowed by Rule 2 (b) shall still remain to the party who accepts delivery.

H. L. Drayton
Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.