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 smalls rate, as defined in rule 30, from 35¢ each to 25¢ each.

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:

  1. Farm truck scales, crated or boxed, to be added to the scales list, at 2nd class L.C.L., and 5th class C.L., and at the same ratings, to the agricultural implements list.
  2. Picture frames, picture mouldings and picture backing to be added to the mouldings list, at 3rd class in carloads.
  3. Furnaces, stoves, radiators, and all articles in the stoves list, to be added, at the present ratings, to the hardware list.
  4. Paper Hangers, burlaps (for interior decoration), in bales or bundles, in mixed carloads, to be added to the paper list at 4th class.
  5. Stationary engines, to be added to the agricultural implements list, with portable or traction engines.
  6. Fire engines, steam or hand brake, C.L. minimum 24,000 lbs., to be added to the machinery list.
  7. Door and window screen frames, with or without wire cloth, to be added to the furniture list, at 1st class L.C.L. and 5th class C.L.
  8. The following articles, at the present ratings, to be added to the plumbers' supplies list, viz.: ventilating and heating apparatus, consisting of furnaces, boilers, radiators, registers, steamgauges, steam traps, and valves; a carload rating for steam traps to be provided.
  9. Harness dressing, to be added to the polishing compounds list, at 2nd class L.C.L., 4th class C.L.
  10. Butter workers, creamers, and wooden pumps, to be added, at the present ratings, to the hardware list.
  11. Saddlery hardware, at the present ratings, to be added to the hardware list.
  12. Stationary steam engines, at the present ratings, to be added to the electrical goods and dynamos list.
  13. Paraffine wax and candles, at the present ratings, to be added to the oils list.

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:

Minimum weights in lbs. will be as under
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.
ft in ft in
36 6 40 6 12,000 14,500 17,000 19,000 21,500 24,000 29,000 36,000
40 6 41 6 12,500 15,500 18,000 20,000 22,500 25,000 30,000 37,500
41 6 42 6 13,500 16,000 19,000 21,000 23,500 26,000 31,000 39,000
42 6 43 6 14,000 17,000 20,000 21,500 24,500 27,000 32,500 40,500
43 6 44 6 15,000 18,000 21,000 22,500 25,000 28,000 33,500 42,000
44 6 45 6 15,500 19,000 22,000 23,000 26,000 29,000 35,000 43,500
45 6 46 6 16,500 20,000 23,000 24,000 27,000 30,000 36,000 45,000
46 6 47 6 17,000 20,500 24,000 25,000 28,000 31,000 37,000 46,500
47 6 48 6 18,000 21,500 25,000 25,500 29,000 32,000 38,500 48,000
48 6 49 6 18,500 22,500 26,000 26,500 29,500 33,000 39,500 49,500
49 6 50 6 19,500 23,500 27,000 27,000 30,500 34,000 41,000 51,000

That the said Freight Classification be further amended by substituting, in lieu of the present ratings, the following, namely:

L.C.L. C.L
Cream separators, knocked down and boxed 2 .
Bees' Wax 2 4
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.