The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 189

Friday, the 25th of
May, A.D. 1917

In the matter of Follow Lot Rule No. 3 of the Canadian Freight Classification; and in the matter of the railway companies being required to show cause why the rule in commodity tariffs filed in conformity with the judgment in the Eastern Rates Case, so-called; also rule No. 8 of the Canadian Freight Associations Westbound Transcontinental Tariff No. 1, stating that rule 3 of the Canadian Freight Classification will not apply in connection therewith, should not be disallowed:


D'Arcy Scott
Assistant Chief Commissioner

S. J. McLean

Upon hearing the matter at Ottawa, Nov. 21, 1916, and in Toronto, Dec. 13, 1916, the Canadian Pacific, Canadian Northern, Grand Trunk, and Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railways, Canadian Freight Association, Michigan Central Rd., Canadian Manufacturers' Association, Montréal and Toronto Boards of Trade, the Thomas Davidson Manufacturing Co., Sheet Metal Products, Ltd., Macdonald Manufacturing Co., and McClary Manufacturing Co., being represented,—

It is ordered: That the said rule No. 3 of the Canadian Freight Classification No. 16 may be amended as follows, namely:—

  1. By striking out the words, provided first car (or cars) is loaded to the classification minimum, and substituting therefor the words, provided that each car, except the car carrying the excess, must be loaded to its visible or marked capacity.
  2. By striking out the words defining the classification minimum as being not less than 20,000 lb. per car, and substituting therefor the words, not less than 24,000 lb. per car.

And it is further ordered: That rules or regulations of general application, the effect of which is to deprive tariffs of various commodities of the benefit of the so-called follow lot rule of Canadian Freight Classification be disallowed; provided that this order shall not be construed as preventing railway companies and shippers, if they so desire, from agreeing, in respect of a particular commodity, or of particular commodities, upon commodities on a lower rate basis, with or without higher weight minima, to which the said rule shall not apply.

D'Arcy Scott
Assistant Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.