The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.
Order no. 1005
|Saturday, the 24th of
March, A.D. 1906
In the matter of the application of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association in respect of Canadian Freight Classification 13—(1) For the restoration of rule 2 of Canadian Freight Classification 11, to apply on mixed carloads of freight between points west of and including Port Arthur, and from points east of Port Arthur to points west thereof, as it now applies between
points east of Port Arthur, under special ruling circular 1 of August 1, 1904, to Canadian Freight Classification 12. (2) For a revision of rule 6 so as to reduce the minimum weight for articles which require platform platform
cars for carriage, from 6,000 lbs. a car,
as now, to 4,000 lbs. a car. (3) For a reduction
in the additional charge made by the railway companies, under rule 7, in the case of articles classified to be carried at owner's risk, but consigned and carried at the carrier's risk. (4) For a reduction of the minimum charge for single shipments, commonly known as the
Upon hearing representatives on behalf of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association and counsel for the railway companies interested, the evidence adduced at the sittings held in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Regina, Vancouver, Nelson, Sarnia, Chatham, Windsor, Toronto and Montréal, and what was alleged: and upon the report of its Chief Traffic Officer, the Board orders that the Canadian Freight Classification 12 be amended as follows:
scaleslist, at 2nd class L.C.L., and 5th class C.L., and at the same ratings, to the
mouldingslist, at 3rd class in carloads.
stoveslist, to be added, at the present ratings, to the
paperlist at 4th class.
agricultural implementslist, with portable or traction engines.
furniturelist, at 1st class L.C.L. and 5th class C.L.
polishing compoundslist, at 2nd class L.C.L., 4th class C.L.
electrical goods and dynamoslist.
That Rule 6 be amended to read as follows:
All articles, unless otherwise specified, will be taken at the actual gross weight and the class rate for each shipment; except that any article which cannot be loaded in a standard box car (36 1/2 ft. inside length), and which is loaded on a platform car, will be charged at the classification rate (the same on a platform car as in a box car), but subject to a minimum weight and charge of 5,000 lbs. at the 1st class rate; the total charge not to exceed that for a carload of the same article in a box car. Note—Where the classification provides for any article a lower minimum weight than 5,000 lbs., such lower minimum weight will apply, instead of the minimum of 5,000 lbs. referred to above. The articles referred
to in the note to this rule to be classified with the lower minimum weight than 5,000 lbs. are, for the present: boilers, smokestacks, iron or steel shafting, beams, columns and girders, feed-water heaters, foundry cupolas, each at 4,000 lbs. minimum weight.
That Rule 1, which gives the minimum carload weights for cars over 36 1/2 ft. long, as amended by supplement 4, be amended as follows, namely: Where the minimum carload weight in the classification for cars not over 36 ft. in length:
|For cars over||For cars not over||Is 10,000 lbs.||Is 12,000 lbs.||Is 14,000 lbs.||Is 16,000 lbs.||Is 18,000 lbs.||Is 20,000 lbs.||Is 24,000 lbs.||Is 30,000 lbs.|
That the said Freight Classification be further amended by substituting, in lieu of the present ratings, the following, namely:
|Cream separators, knocked down and boxed||2||.|
|Honey, in pails with wooden covers||2||4|
|Comb wood, knocked down flat, or folded flat, in bundles, crates or boxes||3||5|
|Bees, in hives, all openings to be securely closed with wire cloth, C.L. min. 12,000 lbs.||3-1||2|
That a separate group, or distinctive heading, be provided for
bee-keepers' supplies, which shall embrace the various articles properly belonging thereto, as at present classified, or as herein ordered.
That the proof of supplement 6 to Canadian Freight Classification 12, submitted to the Board by the Canadian Freight Association on Feb. 8, 1906, subject to such changes as may be necessary to make it conform with the terms of this order, is hereby approved. This order shall go into effect not later than April 17.