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Canadian Rail 093 1958

Notice of f1eeting
The reeular monthly meeting for October will
be held in room 202, Transportation Building,
L ___________ — 159 Cra~e Street West, on Wednesday, October
8th, 1958, at 8:15 PM. Ie are very fortunate
in having secured a complete proeramme of 8 nun films, covering the
Associations various rail
way trips back to the fall of 1956, which
have been loaned to the Association by ~1r. Leroy Fredrick, of Newport,
Ne … .., Hampshire. All of these films will be new to the members of the
Association resident in f[ontreal, and it is hoped that the attendance
will be gOOd,)! as usual. A cordial invitation will be extended to
who may wish to attend.
The History of the Intercolonial
llway of Canada, by Mr. Leonard A. Seton,
recently published in serial form in the News
Report, has been copyrighted (1958) by Mr.
Seton, who reserves all rights thereto.
aeproduction of this article in whole or in
part is ezpressly forbi:iden.
New Book traces History
the Toronto Railway
of A history of the Toronto Street
Railway and the Toronto Railway,
1861-1921 has recently been written
by !.fr. Louis Pursley, a long-time
Toronto Transit COlTL!Iission employee and a member of our contemporary
group, the U~)per Canada
Haihlay Society. Published by $lInterurbansJ
of Los AnGeles, California, U.S.A., the book, which contains 156 8!aul
pages, carrying text, 265 photographs, 14 car plans and two maps, can
be obtained direct from Nr. Pur~ley, whose address is 149 Eibmwood Ave.,
…. illolfdale,
Onto The price is :;;3.00, and cheques or money orders should
be made payable to 1,1r. L. Pursley.
LIB:tARY -Ie ,-ere very pleased to hear from
Association News the Custodian, Nr. S~S. Uorthen, that books
are now available on loan to the regular mem­
bers of the Association who are resident in
the !,iontreal area. Several volumes are nmv available for circulation
and a list of thern, as well l1S the terms, including a nominal charge
for loans to defray the operational costs of the Library, is detailed
elsewhere in thi~ issue. In order to minimize the number of calls
N~ViS Report -1953 Page 119
made to Mr. Worthen, and to avoid entirely members call in!!. at his home,
book loans will be made on a month-to-month basis, those selected being
delivered to meltlbf:rs requesting them at the regular monthly meeting of
the Associatiotl, lith the understanding that they will be returned to
the Custodian nt the following meeting. Initially, it has been decided
i::.O charge osmbers 25¢ per volume for one month, but if the volume for
any reason is retained beyond the meeting dute, the member will be
charged an additional 50¢ for the second month, or any portion thereof. The
price for each succeeding month will multiply the previous months
price by two. It is felt that this ..;1.11 ensure the prompt return of
books, so that they may be avail.::tble to other members for borrowing.
No books will be loaned out during the summer vacation period, that is,
from the June meeting through to the September meeting.
(Ed. Note: If a member inadvertently keeps a book
for eiCht months under this arrangement, he
;ill be charged no less than ;63.75 !!!! )
Sunday. Aup;ust 3rd: On this date, the A3sociation took its
TRIPS open car No.8 on the second trip made
by this little car since its rebuilding. The distance
travelled was some 29~ miles by fail, round trip, being
from Youville Shops to Sixth Avenue, Lachine, and return. The car was
the centre of much at tent-ion en route. TIo lhite itextra flags carried
by No.8 while on the private right-of-way of the Lachine line, caused a
considerable ar:lOunt of amusement to the crew of a CNR freight train
which paralleled the car for some distance around (tockfield.
return trip was interrupted by a dhot box, caused by new
brasses and lack of lubrication, at the corner of Sherbrooke Street Vlest
and GirouarJ Avenue. After waiting some minutes for assistance from the
St.Henri carhousc, lhich was not forthcoming, the car vias reversed and
operated back t.o 3t .Henri on the wrong track, where the disturbance vias
quickly remedied. Far from being inconvenient, the incident was one
iihich allowed the members to get out and have a couple of extra picture
stops, and the return to YOllville was delayed by about an hour.
Sunday, August 10th:
Occasioned by the removal of rail service from
tho Lachino route 91 in the early hours of August 10th, the Association
ran 3. farewelP trip to Lachine using car /)1046, on the afternoon of
the 10th. On this trip, the double track line between Cote St.Paul Road
and Sixth Avenue, Lachine, was at the disposal of the Association, and
full advantage of the lack of regular cars tUS taken to have picture
stops of longer-than-usual duration, for the last time. Three round
trips Vlere made between Cote St. Paul and Lachine. On one of the return
trips, the car was operated eastward on the westward track, between the
crossovers near Sixth Avenue, Lachine, and I·iontreal West station. Of
course, great care was taken ,lith the car, and No.1046 acquitted itself
very well, as usual.
lhen the car left ,Sixth k/enue wye at about 4:10 PM, on the last passen-)
ger trip ever to be made to Lachine by rail, it rang down the curtain
on more than 3ixty-one years of ratl service betwzen the metropolis and
Lachine. The original line tv-as laid double-track and vias completed
about November 25th, 1896, by the late Montreal Park & Island Railway
Company whose pror.oter was the indefatiga!Jle Albert C • Corriveau. News Report -1958 Page 120
is tribute enough to the farsightedn~ss of Mr.Corriveau and his
associates that the lines built by the Park & Island, those to Lachine,
Cartierville and i·lontreal Nord, have been, or will be, among the last
rail lines to uisappear in ]Liontreal, even after the rails in the down­
to~m area have b<:::€n abandoned.
Sunday, August 24th:
A farewell rl excursi0n to the lines used by
Bleury, route 80, Outremont, route 29, and Van Horne routes 96 and 61 was ge
ld on this day, one week in advance of the regular schedules
replacement, due to the number of membt:)rs who expected to be absent
over the Labour Day holiday weekend. The car used was No.1317, the
monitor-roof two-man car built by Ottawa in 1912. No.1317 hld been
last used on the 3aturdQy of Labour Day ilcekend in 1956, for our
farewell trip to the St. Cat,herine linds. Unfortunately, the weather
was rather unfavourable, but a good turnout resulted nevertheless.
r1he tour carried all of the lines discontinued, plus the Cartierville
line as far us the i4cDonald -rye in St.Laurent.
On Saturday, September 13th, and in cooperation
QU~BEC T~np with the i:r:ci~iJ1J.ey Chapter of the Eelectric Railroad­
ers A~sociation, the A.:;sociation sponsored ,-mat is
believed to have beGn the first railway enthus­
asts excursion over the .i.f:ontmorency f..iubdivision of the Canadian Nat­
ional nailways. As many of our readers arc aware, this electrified
operation was formerly th3 I,jontmorency Bivision of the Quebec Railway,
Light & Power Co., and v;ali taken over by the CNR, which previously had
running rights over this line, in 1950. The electrified section
extends from ~uebec to St.Joachim, Que., about 25 miles, and is double­tr
acked as far as I-lontmorency FB.lls, 7 miles.
Twenty-five partiCipants from the United States and Canada joinGd
in the trip, making it both international and bilingual in character. The
car used 1as No.40l, the dean of Canadian interurban cars, which
has been in continuous operating service since 1902, when it was built
by the Ottawa Car ~~nufacturing Company. This is possibly a record
for longevity among North American interurban cars. The trip was
accompanied by r·lr. Jt. Laurent, the Assistant Superintendent of the line,
who spared no effort to m:1ke the trip a success from the point of view
of the partiCipants. rhanks are due also to l-1r. W.Lupher Hay of Canton,
Ohio, and iIr. Jean 1-1. Leclerc, of Levis, Que., for making arrangements
direct with tJlr. St.Laurent.
The A
ssociations two ex-Montreal & South-
RAILl1AY DIVISION NOTES ern Counties Railway interurban cars,
Nos.104 and 611, were removed from their
place of storage in Canadian Pacifics
Outremont yard on Wednesday, SeptclJlber 10th. CPR yard diesel switch
engine 6507 made the move placing the cars in the MTC interchange
track at 1I1ile End yard. the cars rem<1ined in the interchange, which is
a part of the 1lTC St.Denis carhouse, until Tuesday, September 16th
when they were brought to Youville one by ono, by MTC crane 1-3. The c
ars will remain at Youville for the winter, where an extensive rehab­
ilitation programme on the truckS, electrical circuits and body, will
be carried out, at the Associations expense. The Railway Division
is particularly indebted to I·ir. Arthur Duperron, Chairman and General
I>1anager of the MTC, for his permission in enabling this work to be done.
) C.H.E.
News deport -195$ Palle 121
News Report No. 93
October, 1958
Editorial Address:
P.O.Box 22, Station
Jl.1ontr8al 2, Canada.
Editor: Orner S.A. Lavallee
Asst. Editor: FOJ..ster A.Kemp
Asst. Editor, Publishing
& Distribution: U .L. Pharoah
Committee: Anthony Clegg.
Finishing touches were given to the
Associations open car, No.8, during
the u10nth of Aug-ust, when the restor­
ation Hork on the ceiling was completed, and
the car fitted with side curtains
of green canvas. The Superintendent of
Rolling Stock, l-tr. Robert R. Clark, is
now readying his winters programme of
wrk, which will include the restorat­
ion of the two f.l&SC cars, and, it is
hoped, finally, to take some steps
toward the rehabilitation of MTC #859,
which has been in partly-dismantled
condition since the fall of 1953.
LABOUR DAY weekend, 1958, marked
a very decisive step in the com­
pletion of the rJ!ontreal Trans­
portation Commissions programme
of replacement of rail routes by
autobusses. On Sunday, August 31st, busses took over operation of the
streets formerly served by the BL~URY, Routes 80 and 82, OUTREMONT,
haute 29, and VAN HOHNE, Routes 96 and 61 streetcar lines.
th this changeover, the Commission implemented its plans to
divide the rail system into three physically-disconnected parts, for
the rel!1aining period of operation, approximately one year. In the
three ..,reeks preceding the chane;eover, the MTC had work equipment lifting
the rails from the private-right-of-way of the Lachine line, and while
most of this rolling stock was returned to Youville before the rails
were disconnected physically, cars 2650 a~d 2652, which had been used
to haul flat cars in the dismantling, were ultimately stranded at St.
Henri carhouse. uuring the same period, the double track on Decarie B
lvd. from a point just a little north of Snovldon, as far as Garland,
w-las singled, so as to allow for the construction of an auto bus private
right-of-way in the space formerly occupied by the northj,ound track.
The situation no;! is that cars on the ROSEMONT (54), DELORIMIER (12) and
PAPINEAU (44) routes are now stationed at Mount Royal carhouse;
those for CARTIERVILLE (17) are at St.Henri, while the MILLEN (24) and
~NTREAL NORD (40) cars return to Youville, where certain operating
tracks have been set aside to service cars, actually under the administ­
ration of the adjacGnt Villeray division garage. Certain rail equipment
is still stored at St.Denis division, but this is awaiting scrapping, and when
the equipment has all been moved to Yl)uville, the rail connec­
tion bet·leen Youville and 3t.Denis -Jill be severed.
Only 1
44 passenger cars now remain in service on the MTC; their
numbers and distribution are as follows:
VILLERAY (Youville): All DE Cars-2001-10, 2050-56, 2064-65, 2Q78-79, 2081-82.
SE cars-2069, 2076, 1872 1873, 1874.
ST. HENRI: SE cars-1675-76, 1636-91, 159i+-99, 1850-71-
MOUNT ROYAL: SE cars-1950, 1952-54, 1956-92, 1994-2000, 2057-63, 2068, 2071-75, 3500
As noted above
2650 and 2652 are out of service at St. Henri.
Historical Col ection is intact at Youville Shops.
C.H.H.A. News Repo~t -1958 Page 122
Perusing a copy of the Appendices of
the Annual Report of the Minister of
Railways and Canals for the dis cal ye.1r
ending JW1e 30, 18$0, we CaIne upon a l
etter, signed by Collingwood Schrei­
ber, Chief ~ngineer of the Government Ilaih·!ays in operation, from which
the following paragraph VIas extracted:

In order to avoid mistakes as to time which might otherwise
occur upon a line covering so many degrees of latitude, it was
determined, by the fliinistf!r of nailways &; Canals, to adopt an
arbitrary standard time over the whole road. Trains are accord­
ingly run by ;lInter colonial Standard Time
15 minutes faster
than Quebec, 15 minutes slower than Halifax and 5 minutes slower
than Saint John time. This is, as it were, a corllpromise between
the longitudes of the terminal points, and the arrangement has
been found to work with perfect· success. it
Now, it is quite generally kno ….. m that Standard Time, as Ie know it,
did not come into use until 18S), but when it did, it was at the inst­
ance of Sir Sandford Fleming, who had been 8::l ardent promoter of such a
system for many years previously. In vieN of Sir Sandfords close
association vii th the Intercolonial, as readers of Seton I s serial,
recently concluded, will know, it is obvious that the application to
which IvIr. Schreiber refers was influenced, if not applied by, Fleming.
This lIIntercolonial Stanuard Timed was actually 67
)0 meridian
time, or four-and-u-half hours slov on Greenwish, that is to say in rel­
ation to our present time zones half wuy between Atlantic (60th merid­i
an) and Eastern (75th meridian~ time. In 18d), when standard time went
into effect, most of the Intercolonial -lent over into the Atlantic time
zone, one half hour faster than the old ICR Standard Time. Nonetheless, customs
hade a tenacious hold on the public, and Atlantic Time was kmmm
for many years after as Intercolonial lime,1 even though it was a half
hour slower than the orieinal ICi~ time. Possessors of older copies of
the Official Guide oJ will note that in the familiar clock-face design
showing time zones which still graces the cover of that publication, the
face showing Atlantic Time, up to about fifteen years ago, called it
,jAtlantic, or Int~rcolonial Time ,I.
This standard time system thus inaueurat~d in 1879 was an important
step away from the cumbersome collection of local town times used by
railways prior to that time. For exam;:>le, the Grand Trunk Hailway used
at least four local time systems in its schedules –those of Portland, Q
uebec, rJIontreal and Toronto –all in an area now embraced by Eastern
Standard Time. The resulting confusion among travellers was something
vlhich we, in a world of stundard time zones, can never fully appreciate.
vice is now under consideration before the
ers for Canada.
O.S.A. Lavallee
IT I/ILL cmiIE as a distinct
surprise to electric railway
enthusiasts that the discon­
tinuance of the Canadian Nat­
ionals Montmorency Subdiv­
lSlon electric railway ser­
Board of Transport Commission-
NC:lS ;{cport -19 5~ Page 123
Principal reason for the application by the Canadian National, which
was r.I<1de on July 24th, is a ro.dic&l decrease in the number of1passengers
carried, which in 1957 ~mounted to only 368,000 compared with 577,000 in
1956. Hearings by the Board were held in ~u~bec on September 9th and
10th, and were then closed, ~/ith the Board permitting further submissions
up to November 1st, 1958. Sometime after that date, the Board Jill hand
down its decision. Several auto bus services operate in the same area,
and they have indicated that they would be ablo to handle the passen~~rs
now carried on thB electric trains.
The railway along tbe coast to [;tc.Anne n.nd St.Joachim was originally
opened in H!89 by the lucbcc, l-lontmorency & Charlevoix Railway J a steam
railway ,~ose memory survives in the little lOO-class passenger cars still
used as trailers behind the newer interurbalis. The line was electrified
in 1900, and. service irw.u[urated on August 15th of that Yl8ar, when the
4ueboc Rail … /aY, Light & PovJer Co. was formed. Fifty years later, the
lint: was acquired by the 6anadian National, lho had previously enjoyed
running rights over the QRU;:.P, from ~uebec to St.Joachim, some 25 miles,
the initial staGe of the CNR line to La r,1albaie, Que. Very little change
ensued as a result of the CNR taking over the line. The cars retained
their distinctive red colour, anti some of them continue to carry the old
initials IIQ.R.L.& P.Co.?!, though the six electric locomotives have been
ronumbered in the CNa series. l!;quipment at the present time includes
two wooden interurban cars, Nos.401 and i .. 05, built in 1902 and 1904 res­
pectively, and six steel interurban cars, };os.J+50 to 455, built in 1930j
all eie-:ht of these cars -lore built by the Ottawa Car t-lfg. Co. There
are 3ix electric locomotives, all of the Bo-Bo steeple cab type, approx­
imately two dozen assorted p2ssenger cars used as trailers, a crane, a
plow, a flanger and a line car.
Canadian National had indicated, in any event, that it plans to
dieselize the freight operation of the Montmorvncy Subdivision.
lhc following volumes are –1
avetilable for loan to regular members in the p=::>1~h:::
t-lontreal area. Thoy ill be delivered to I–=-0;-=:-
1~hose requesting them at the meeting, and I~ ( ~I
must bo ruturned by the next meeting. 1_ I
Requests should be made by telephone to the r:-….. :::: ~
Custodian, Hr. 8.S. I/orthen, at RE.9-0262. ,r_–,-~==~-:.J 0
The charc:e 1.5 25¢ per volume, for onc nonth •.
If a book is not roturncd on aue date, penalty charges wlil accumulate.
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,———, e PACIFIC GREAT EASTllilN vlill run an inaugural train
NOTES AND N~lS over its new line from Prince George, B. C. to
Dawson Creek, B.C. on rhursday, October 2nd.
After 5uito.ble ceremonies, in which railway and
provincial officials, including British Colwnbia Premier l.A.C.Bennett,
Viill take part, the train, on the following day iill return to the
junction of the Fort 3aint John branch, and. then proceed to the other
terminal of the Y shaped extension from Prince George.
C.R.Ii.A. News depor~ -1958 Page 124
It is reported that GenerCll Motors Iliosel Limited, of London, Ontario
have completed a new diesel-hydraulic locomotive, which will shortly
be tested by the Canadian Pacific nailway. The new u::1it, No.600, is
said to have increased horsepower over the first unit which was tested
tiO years ago, No. 1001.
e C.A. Pitts of Canada, Limited, and Foley Brothers of Canada, Limited,
have jOintly been awarded the contract for the construction of the
193-1nile railvlaY thieh is to bo buiJ.t from Port Cartier, near Shelter
Bay, 4uE:., to Lac Jeannine, in the filount Vlright art?a of the north
shor0 of ~uebec, by the Quebec Cartier Iifining Company, a subsidiary
of united States Steel Company.
New York CGntral Railroad has been authorized by the Board of Transport
Commissioners for Canada, to discontinue its COlTUTIuter passenger ser­
vice betv.een Nontreal and Malone, ·N. Y. The authorization follows
a petition made some time ago by the N. Y.C.
9 Canadian Nationals trancontinental service this winter will see the
olimination of the Continental Limited, and its replacement by the
Super Continental running on a slower schedule. The new schedule
takes effect October 26th. It is the CNRs intention to reinstate
the Continental next summer, and allow the Super Continental to resume
its acc8lerated schedule during summer months.
Canadian Nationals train ferry PRINCE EDUARD ISLAND, which operates
between Cape Tormentine, N.B., and Borden, P.E.I. was slightly damaged by
fire on September 20th. The vessel i:as placed back in service a
little over a week later for ireifht service only. The passenger and
motor vehicle service arc beine handled on an interim basis by the
I.IV ABEGtIEIT. Tho CNR auto ferry 1.IILLIA~1 CARSON will finally begin
daily round-trip service betvleen North Sydney, N. S. and Port-aux­
Basques, Nfld., on October 5th. The vessel was built in 1955 for this
service, but was unable to use the route pending removal of certain
na1ieationo.l obstacles at the Newfoundland terminal.
Canadian National has ord.ered lat double-deck automobile transporter
cars at a cost of ~2,600,OOO, from the Canadian Car Company. The
design will be similar to tvlenty-five similar units now in service,
built in 1957. Fifty of the new cars will carry eight Canadian-built
or ten European-size autos, while thG remainder will be smaller,
having a capacity of six Canadian or eight European cars only.
e The City of Victoria, B.C., is said to be interested in preserving
Canadian National 2-8-0 No. 2149, currently in service on Vancouver Id.
e A report is being circulated that the Ottawa Transportation Commission
will shortly take delivery of a sufficient number of autobusses, to
replace street cars on the Bank-St.Patrick-Lindenlea route, in the
city of Ottawa. The Comllission is now considering a plan which would
replace all rail lines remaining by the end of 1959; it is claimed
that substantial savings can be effected by discontinuing the street
car repair and overhaul facilities at Champagne carhouse, and replace
them Nith similar facilities for auto busses.
9 New York Central Railroad has applied to the Board of Transport Comm­
issioners for lenve to close seven Ontario stations: Woodslee, Muir­
kirk, Ridgetown, Rodney, Dutton, Oil Springs and Brigden, Ontario.
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SATURDAY OCTO,Bi:a I+Tll,–1958
A 164-inTIo ret.urn trip via Canadian Pacific
Railway frof:: ~]ontlcal to St. G<1br leI, :1ue.,
and return, over main and branch lines.
1ilAIN LEAV;S 1ONTrlEAL (l/indsor3ta.) •••••••••••• 8: 30 AM, E.S.T.
an~ returns about ………………. ; ……. 0 •• 5:00 PM,
;/i th a two-hour layover at St. Gabriel.
Light steam povTE:!r on this train.
SUNDAY, OCTObBll ~TH, 1958 A
214-.nile return trip via Canadian National
Railways from Montreal to Garneau, Que.,
and return over CNR main line to northern
Quebec. TRAIN LEAVES MONTREAL (Central Sta.) ..
and returns about •….•…………………..•
with a one-hour layover at Garneau.
CIIR 5700 class 4-6-4 on this train.
Adults •…..
Children, age 5-11
II under 5
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8:10 AM,
5:00 P~I,
• •••
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COUPON: Passenger Agent, Cauadian Railroad Historical Association
Box 22, St.:ltion B, I>Iontreal 2, Canada.
Please reserve tickets as follO-,.rs, fOF
payable to the Canadian Railroad ltrhich r
llistori cal Assn.
SUNDAY (CrlR TilIP) – x 6.00
______ x02.00 $
___ x 3.00
___ x 4.50
r.1y name and address are printed on the reverse.
in Canadian
is enclosed:
1958 FALL FOLIAGE ExcuiîusloN T.,`fmKEND,
The Canadia.n Ïiailroad llistorica.1 Associat.ion was founded in 1932, and
iricorTjorated under Part 11 of the Doriiinion Coi^iipanies Act, in 19/.+1, as
por.tation in Canada.
Now in its twenty-seventh year`, the Associat,ic>n has made a consideïL
able coiit,Ï`ibution to the documentation of Canadian tr`ansportationhistoury, and is present].y engaged in a project to establish a nationalt,ranspor.t,ation museum in the I« Ïontreal area. Funds to car`r`y out this
£::: e îàa::àrgî:àvîàl Ï;;g:irîÊ:1yrhf:Î-maÊ:rd:Sî:àr.:Ï eï:u::îÎ:stow:È::ot eiriter`est in railway t,Ïtavel,
¥our patronage of this excur`sion is very iîiuch appreciated.
iwtoD. r`icKeown A.S. îüJralbrid8e. 9:.9:±:. L%¥Î±±S.Î+^nÀan+
p Cc>nmittee Passenger Ag;nÉ. General, Tr
Railway lJivision, Canadian tiailr`oad Histor`ical Association.
~ .–..-.. œ-l Canadian Na.Üionals Central Station, opened in July,______,__. _`_ +,À^,7.i ,(JJL+l^A-l^+J *, ,,.-.–,—, _ _
oufl RUUTE i Ï3:àinÈstF|I:et3ÎàîïgànËnp:ïi|:tef3:t:ËËi:Ë-c,Z:à::no::dîïàin
will be pulled. by an electr`ic locoinotive thr.ough the
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in Central Station. It is the second longest, railway Jc,unnel in Canad.a,and bhe lon£.cst, on the C€`.nadian Natioïial systcm.
Lcaving the wesb porta.l c>£` the tunnel at Portal Ïleights, where
the Canadian Pacific, passed on ycsterdays excursion, is located dirlectly over`head, the rout,e is thJ-ough_ the pretty suburban community ofÏiïîïï:rï:l#Ïi:1ÎdËt;Îàï|:ÎÏ;::ÎÏ:#::Ë;Îîtï;::ËcïÎ::::Ï:cÎIÎÎ3ÎiîË#JàÈàl
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Âfter the e}`.e has been couplcd, our r`oute is over the belt line
around the cit,y which the NationaLsystem completed in July 1%3,coinciding with the opening of the Central SJc,ation. At Pointe-aux-Trembles, a junction brings us on to the orifJ:`inal railway fï Montreal
:gr:::iâ:g:t |Î::tà:ÊneË:ÏÎvï:yL:Ïrg:::â:: , iïhi;g3ïasTÊ:iàf,RËyo:h:GrandNord a,s the local inhabitants stlll r.efer to lt, was a constltuentoi` the Cana.dlan Nor.them railway syst,em, 1at,er passing, lntcr the Can~adlan Nationals hands.
After passing many pictu.r.esque Frenchhcanadlan villages,the railway crosses the Mc>ntreal-Quebeç line of t,he Canadlan Pacific
g?nit#:ycÉÏ:àiËîfÊ:3 l ÈigpÈÏ:%Ïiîédt;: sÏ:Ïà:yïhl3.Ë ÎÏÏo|S|gîc iËà #:Ènsandy plaln of a pr`ehistor`lc sea bed, wit,h the Laurent,ians alwaygln vlew on t,hc left, w@ make our` wa,y Jûo ro-1ie+ute, a hlstoric town
oT consideJrable impor`t,anceg which w8,s founded in 1823 a.t t,he fallsof t,he lAssomption River. After` 1eavlng Jolietteg we cross theOanadian Pa,cific once again, also-on t,he r`oute t,raver.sed yest,er`day,and proceed east,war`d alori_g the edge crf the foothills. At St,e. Ur`suleFalls, the Maskinonge River. plunges down crv€r` the 18st^hllls int,o
t,he plaln below, ar]d t,he ra.ilway ls carr`îed acr`o-ss the sully on anlmpressive st,€el vladuct. Ourt second turmel to-day is thr`eaded atVa,1 Pichette, just, short, of Shawj.nigan Falls. It, is a ver`y short
one, but plctur`esquely sit,uat,ed. Our tr.ain next passes through Shaw-1nisan Falls with lts `many lndustr.ies, and, & shor`t distance farther`c)nwaï.d, skir`ts Gr`andMereg where the mighty St,. Maurice Rivert iscr`ossed. A few miles ea,st crf GrandMer`e, our tr`aln ends its jour`ney
ln the r`ailway yard at Garneau., Québec.
is usual cm our trips, the passengers will ber]otl`fied by public announcement,, in each car, afew mlnut,es in advanoe o.f each stop where t,heywill bc permltted to` disembar`1£. 1üere étops aremade at; locat,lcmë ot,her than r.ailv`ray stations, passengers dlseribarkat their` oTm option and at, t,heir own r`isk, and nelt,her` t,he CariadianRallr`oad Histor1cal Associatiori, nor` the Canadian Natlcmal Rallways
wlll hold them-selves respcinsible for injuries received a+s a resultof the pæ.sser}ger exc-r`clsïng his optior] to-disemba,r.k. The dur`ation
of each st,op wlll also` be announced, and passcnger`s ar`e asked torenembark on t,he tr`ain wit,hin thc; time limit. Neit,her t,he Assooiat,ionncir. the Rallwag+ Compauny will bc respc>nslblc for per`scmal belongings
left, in t,hG cars.
If you desire any information about the tr`ain, or. theAssoclat,lon, feel free bo` ask quest,ic)ns of membeï.s o-f
t,he Tr`ip CommittGe, who may be ident,lfied by thc-1r
white cnamel 1apel badgcs.

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