The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 259

Monday, the 13th of
January, A.D. 1919

In the matter of the specifications for railway mail cars and the application by the Canadian Railway Mail Service Branch of the Post Office Department for an Order approving the same.


H. L. Drayton
Chief Commissioner

W. B. Nantel
Deputy Chief Commissioner

S. J. McLean

A. S. Goodeve

A. C. Boyce

Upon hearing the application at the sittings of the Board held in Ottawa, January 7, 1919, in the presence of counsel for the Canadian Pacific, the Grand Trunk, and the Canadian Northern Railway companies, and the Michigan Central and the New York Central Railroad companies, the Controller of the Canadian Railway Mail Service representing the Post Office Department in person, and what was alleged; and upon reading the representations filed on behalf of the Department and the railway companies affected; and upon the report and recommendation of the Board's Mechanical Expert, concurred in by its Chief Operating Officer, and its appearing that all interests have agreed, to the adoption of the specifications filed as amended,—

It is ordered: That the Specifications for Mail Cars, dated Ottawa, May 22, 1918, submitted by the Canadian Railway Mail Service Department, as amended and corrected and on file with the Board under file No. 3083 be, and they are hereby approved and adopted as the standard to be used by railway companies operating in Canada and within the legislative authority of the Parliament of Canada.

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