The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 211

Monday, the 10th of
December, A.D. 1917

In the matter of the complaint of the Canadian Lumbermen's Association and others against the increased carload minimum weights for lumber, both domestic and export, published to take effect on varying dates since April 22, 1917.

19475.43

H. L. Drayton
Chief Commissioner

D'Arcy Scott
Assistant Chief Commissioner

S. J. McLean
Commissioner

A. S. Goodeve
Commissioner

Upon hearing the complaint at the sittings of the Board held in Ottawa, July 17, 1917, the Canadian Lumbermen's Association, the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, the Canadian Freight Association, the Boards of Trade, of Montréal and Toronto, the R. Laidlaw Lumber Company, Limited, the Montréal Lumber Association and the Canadian Pacific, Grand Trunk, and Canadian Northern Railway Companies being represented at the hearing, and what was alleged; and upon the reports of the Traffic and Operating Departments of the Board,—

It is ordered: That the carload minimum weights for lumber, for domestic consumption or for export, be as follows, namely:—

For closed cars under 35 feet in length, inside measurement 35,000 pounds.
Except that when cars loaded to full capacity will not contain 35,000 pounds, the minimum will be the actual weight, but not less than 30,000 pounds.
For closed cars, 35 feet and not over 36 feet, 6 inches in length, inside measurement 40,000 pounds.
Except that when cars loaded to full capacity will not contain 40,000 pounds, the minimum will be the actual weight, but not less than 35,000 pounds.

The term full capacity to permit a space of 12 inches between the top of the load and the carlines or rafters of the car.

And it is further ordered: That the schedules to give effect to this Order come into force not later than January 1, 1918.

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