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 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
ANNUAL REPOET
OF
THE DEPARTMENT OF RAILWAYS
FOR   THE
YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31st
1918
PRINTED  BY
AUTHORITY OF THE  LEGISLATIVE  ASSEMBLY.
VICTORIA, B.C.:
Printed by William H. Ctjllin, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty,
1919.  To His Honour Sir Frank Stillman Barnard, K.C.M.G.,
Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia.
May it please Your Honour:
Herewith I beg respectfully to submit Report for the Department; of Railways
for the year 1918.
JOHX OLIVER,
Minister of Railways.
Victoria, B.C., February Hith, 1919.  REPORT OF DEPARTMENT OF RAILWAYS.
Hon. John Oliver, Victoria, B.C., December 31st, 1918.
Minister of Raihvays, Victoria, B.C.
Sib,—I have the honour to submit a report dealing with the principal activities of the Railway Department during the year ending December 31st, 1918.
The staff of the Department consists of Chief Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Inspector of
Rolling-stock and Equipment, clerk, and stenographer.
In addition to railways proper, the Department has control over the Songhees terminal
improvement-works and the maintenance and operation of the combined railway and highway
bridge over the Fraser River at New Westminster, with its railway and highway approaches
and connections.
An examination of the whole Grand Trunk Pacific line between Yellowhead Pass and Prince
Rupert was made in connection with that company's application for right-of-way through Crown
lands lying between these points, and all matters in that connection adjusted, except on the
section between Miles 30 and 36, west of Yellowhead Pass, where the position with respect to
the rights-of-way of the Canadian Northern Railway and the Grand Trunk Pacific is not yet
clarified. Right-of-way applications on behalf of other companies, such as the Canadian Northern,
V.V. & E., Kettle Valley, and others, have also been, dealt with.
Applications for extension of time in which to complete their undertakings made by various
railway companies have been dealt with, and certificates of approval have been issued for level,
over, and under crossings. Location plans and profiles of various lines of railway and drawings
of standard structures were placed before the Minister after examination and received his
approval.    A list of certificates issued during the year is given in Appendix A.
Canadian Northern Pacific Railway Terminals.
Construction of the terminals of this company has been prosecuted throughout the year,
and estimates have been approved for payment in accordance with the provisions of section 7
of the " Canadian Northern Pacific Railway Terminals Act, 1913," as detailed hereunder:—
Estimate No. 41. January    $103,535 24
41a. January
42. February
43. March  . . .
44. April   	
45. May  	
46. June    ....
47. July   	
4S. August   ..
49. September
50. October ..
51. November
52. December
28,013 42
58,403 43
47,661 90
95,645 08
43,183 90
24,005 34
54,313 34
62,916 25
23,092 10
24,7S5 73
16,196 9S
21,705 62
Total      $603,458 33
The iiosition as to the terminals as at December 31st, 1918,  is shown by the following
statement:—
Estimated
Total Cost of
each Terminal.
Proportion
of Estimated
Cost.
Total Cash
Available
each Terminal.
Proportion
of Total
Work now
Pone.
Amount now
earned.
Retentions.
Amount
payable.
$4,308,455 10
2,202,601 50
1,213,424 62
353,9S8 89
209,908 29
853,125 00
89,141,503 40 ■
0.4718
0.24095
0.13275
0.0387
0.0230
0.0933
100,000
$4,262,363 21
2,179,113 97
1,200.570 16
349,996 73
208,008 39
843.790 66
0.70449
0.83033
0.96341
0.8197
0.9846
$3,002,792 11
1,822,458 41
1,166,641 14
286,892 54
204,804 68
$ 3,998 69
83,507 69
$2,998,793 42
1,738,950 72
1,156,641 14
286,892 54
204,804 68
Victoria.	
Totals	
$9,043,843 12
$6,473,588 88
$87,506 38
$6,386,082 50 E 6-
British Columbia.
1919
Canadian Northern Pacific Railway on Vancouver Island.
Track-laying started at the end of October, using rails lent by Pacific Great Eastern Railway
Company to Dominion Government, and this work is still proceeding. The tonnage of 60-lb. steel
rails turned over to the Canadian Northern Railway at December 31st was as follows: 2,737.8
tons and corresponding amount of accessories.
I may mention that the importance of the Nitinat country as a source of aeroplane-spruce
supply was brought first to the attention of the Air Board by the Department in September, 1917.
It was the importance of this spruce-supply which brought about the starting-up of this construction-work.
New Westminster Bridge.
In addition to the usual maintenance and repair-work carried out during the year to maintain
the bridge and its approaches in a high state of efficiency, new 80-lb. steel rails were laid on the
tracks leading from the north end of the bridge to the Great Northern line, replacing the old
70-lb. steel rails, which were disposed of by public sale.
An extension of the interlocking system as affecting Great Northern operation was completed
at a joint expenditure between that company and the Government, thus assuring a better protection in the handling of railroad traffic across the bridge. This extension makes a positive block
between. Signal No. IS on the south end of the bridge and Signal No. 7 in the Great Northern
Sapperton plant, a distance of 5,375 feet, and permits only one Great Northern or Canadian
Northern train to get within the above-mentioned interlocking section, thereby doing away with
the possibility of a head-on or rear collision in the positive blocked section.
An unsatisfactory condition still, however, exists on the east approach, south end. A Great
Northern freight-train may cross the bridge and use the Government approach to get to their
old water-front line on the south side of the river for the purpose of picking up or spotting cars
at the shingle-mills along this line. This train would be unprotected from the time it passed
the home signal on the east approach until it was able to clear the Government track at the
switch connecting same with water-front line. The distance between these points is 3,800 feet,
and while this unprotected train was in this section it would be possible for a Canadian Northern
train to meet it on single track. Negotiations are under way with the Canadian Northern officials
to remedy this condition.
A system of soundings was taken around the piers and pier-protection work of the bridge
to determine the extent of scour since the previous soundings were taken in 1916. Nothing
serious in the way of scour was determined.
No check was taken of the maximum vehicular traffic across the bridge during the year.
The railroad traffic across the bridge for the year 1918 was as follows:—
Passenger.
Frkight.
Mixed.
Trains.
Cars.
Trains.
Cars.
Trains.
Cars.
2,261
1,046
3,061
442
14,424
5,785
6,398
2,462
860
1,178
1,282
361
18,548
17,477
12,140
2,343
198
3,968
1,163
1,481
1,272
8,535
3,039
3,314*
6,800
29,059
3,681
54,674
3,916
14,888
* Dairy cars.
Songhees Terminals.
The work of grading the terminal grounds and industrial sites was carried on during the
year up to July 15th, .when it was considered advisable to suspend operations until a definite
ultimate scheme of development as to terminal facilities was decided on. Sixteen thousand
cubic yards of rock-excavation was carried out during the period of work at a cost of $22,000,
using the same plant and equipment as in 1917. 9 Geo. 5 ■ Department of Railways. R 7
A portion of the unimproved area at the west end adjoining Mud Bay and fronting on the
harbour, amounting to 3.16 acres, was leased to the Cholberg Ship Company at a rental of $100
per month. This lease expires on February 1st, 1920, and is renewable at the option of the
Minister of Railways.
Pacific Great Eastern Railway—Operation.
Operation on this line had been abandoned by the previous management. The line was
blocked by snow, ice, and rock slides, and there was not a complete operating, maintenance, or
mechanical organization on the road when the Railway Department started on March 13th to
get the motive power in shape, so as to open the 167 miles of line between Squamish and Clinton-;
yet in about three weeks this line was ploughed out, an extra gang, section crew, steam-shovel
crew, bridge-repair gang, roundhouse-men, and car-repair men were organized and put to work,
and a regular schedule service inaugurated. The main line, Squamish to Clinton, and the North
Shore Division, North Vancouver to Whytecliff, were then carefully inspected, and necessary
work outside regular maintenance of track and bridge-repair work was undertaken and carried
out in the summer months. Ballast was hauled and distributed on sections which had never been
raised to final surface, and the line put in good running condition.
The wharf and wharf approach at Squamish was given a thorough overhaul and some needed
repairs made at the North Vancouver transfer ferry-slip.
In order to maintain a regular service on the North Shore Division it was decided to replace
the pile bridge across the Capilano, which was washed out, by another temporary structure,
so as to afford transportation facilities while the two new bridges, 100-foot span each, were being
erected. It was estimated that the whole of this work (temporary and permanent bridges)
would cost from $4S,000 to $50,000. This work was done by contract and has now been completed
at the estimated cost.
A new cattle-corral and loading facilities were provided at the Cariboo Road crossing, some
thirteen miles north of Clinton, which proved of very great value to the stockmen in the country
and benefited the railway company, and thirty additional stock-cars were brought so as to ensure
rapid movement of stock shipments.
As the railway company's agreement with the Canadian Pacific Railway Company covering
lease of. barge handling the traffic between Squamish and Vancouver expired on June 30th,
and that any renewal thereafter would have to be on the basis of $50 per day rental instead
of the old rate of $40 per day, it was decided to buy or build a barge. Tenders were called for
construction of a fifteen-car barge, but no bids were received; consequently most of the barges
on the Pacific Coast between San Francisco and Victoria were inquired into with the idea of
purchase, and eventually it wTas found possible to purchase from the Great Northern Railway
their transfer barge for $18,000, which had been carefully examined by competent authority and
reported on favourably.
On August 7th the tug " Freno," rented by the railway company at $100 per day, was
partially destroyed by fire, and immediate steps were taken to purchase a tug for the railway
company. After careful survey of and report on the tug " Daring," of Seattle, this vessel was
bought for the sum of $24,000. This tug and barge handle the Vancouver to Squamish and
A'ancouver to North Vancouver transfer business. . .
The question of light, water, and poweT needed at Squamish terminals and town has been
gone into thoroughly; surveys, plans, and estimates made; and it is intended to commence the
construction of a combined light, water, and power system there, giving power for the use of
the railway-shops and light and water for the use and protection of the railway company's
property and for the town.
On account of the insufficient housing accommodation for railway employees at Squamish,
it was considered necessary, as a beginning, to erect twelve employees' cottages with modern
conveniences. Tenders were called for. The contract was awarded to the lowest tenderer, and
there are now eight of the twelve under construction.
A reconnaissance was made early in the year covering three possible routes connecting the
Pacific Great Eastern near Clinton with the Canadian Northern Railway at Ashcroft, and an
extremely favourable line, both as to grades and curvature, has been found, and at a cost not
exceeding $42,000 per mile ready for operation. R 8 British Columbia. 1919
Surveys for the replacing of several pumping-stations by gravity system at water-supply
stations on the line have been made, estimates made, and the work is ready to be undertaken
when the time is opportune.
Pacific Great Eastern Railway—Corsthltction.
At the end of July it was decided to undertake further construction-work. Tenders were
called for, and on August 24th a contract was entered into with the Northern Construction
Company to carry out the works on a cost plus basis and.working to certain definite unit prices.
If the unit prices are exceeded, no percentage will be paid on the excess>; but if the work is done
at a less price than the quantities multiplied by the unit price, then the contracting firm will
receive in addition to the 5% per cent, on the actual cost of the work a bonus of 25 per cent,
of the saving effected, the remaining 75 per cent, accruing to the railway company.
In connection with this method of doing work, the following extract from the Engineering
News-Record, New York, of date January 2nd, 1919, comments as follows:—
" The cost-plus-sliding-seale-fee contract has operated successfully, and should not be permitted to disappear from public-works practice. It may well be that the details of this contract
can profitably be altered, but its principle of assured fair compensation should be maintained
inviolate. Government officials who have directed war construction, contractors who have performed this construction, and engineers who have watched the war-work are a unit in this
opinion. They are supported by the record of a thousand million dollars' worth of work
accomplished with remarkable speed and with astonishing harmony between engineers and
contractors and workmen."
A start was not made till well on in September, but on December 31st there had been
constructed the following:—
32 miles track-laying.
12 miles surfacing and ballasting.
43 miles telephone-line.
300,000 feet timber erected in bridges.
3 portable stations.
1 40,000-gallon water-tank and pumping-station.
3 tool houses.
800 cubic yards grading.
67,000 ties.
There is now being delivered from the Illinois Steel Company the balance of the rails and
fastenings required to finish the track-laying on the Pacific Great Eastern Railway to Fort George.
About 11,500 tons of rails and accessories have already been received, and in this connection
I would draw your attention to the fact that the railway company is getting a much better rail
than originally called for, owing entirely, however, to the peculiar position the rail-mills were in,
due to the war; the United States Government having ordered plant changes, eliminating the
production of Bessemer. The Pacific Great Eastern is receiving O.H. rails instead of Bessemer,
and that O.H. is very much in favour with railroad companies the production in 1915 of 1,755,168
tons O.H. against 326,952 B. clearly shows.
Examinations, amongst others, of the following lines of railway and of their power and
equipment have also been made during the year:—
British Columbia Electric lines.
Nakusp & Slocan.
Western Fuel Company.
Canadian Colliery lines.
Morrissey, Fernie & Michel.
Eastern British Columbia.
Corbin Coal & Coke Railway.
Dolly Varden Mines Railway.
A list of the Minister's certificates issued in accordance with the provisions of the Act
and referring to all such matters connected with railways as provided for therein is given in
Appendix A. 9 Geo. 5 Department of Railways. R 9
Accidents which have occurred on railways under the jurisdiction of this Department and
reported as required by the Act are stated in Appendix B.
A list of the railways incorporated under Acts of the Legislature of British Columbia since
1S83 is given in Appendix C.
A list of the companies operating logging and industrial railways, with their mileages, etc.,
is given in Appendix D.   ■
Balance-sheets, in accordance with the provisions of the " Railway Act," have been filed by
the following railway companies:—
Comox Logging Railway Company.
Crow's Nest Southern Railway Company.
British Columbia & Yukon Railway Company.
Victoria Terminal Railway & Ferry Company.
Victoria & Sidney Railway Company.
Menzies Bay Railway Company.
New Westminster Southern Railway.
Penticton Railway Company.
Pacific Great Eastern Railway.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
A. F. PROCTOR,
Chief Engineer. R 10 British Columbia. 1919
APPENDICES.
APPENDIX A.
Certificates, 1918.
F. Bulloch— Cert. No.
Granting an extra $20 per month in connection with improvement, Songhees
Reserve    '  42Sa
Canadian Northern Pacific Railway—
Approving 120-foot deck Howe truss  428
Approving 60-foot deck Howe truss   429
R. W. Macintyre—
Appointed as Temporary Assistant Engineer, Department of Railways ....  429a
British Columbia Telephone Company—
Permission to lay wires under British Columbia Electric Railway tracks at
Newton Road, Scott Road, near Kennedy and Scott Road, Scott Station,
Surrey, B.C  430
Beaver River Lumber—
Permission to operate spur platform and conveyors in present arrangement 431
South-east Kootenay Railway—
Extension of time from February 27th, 1918, to February 27th, 1919  433
Naas & Skeena River Railway Company—
Extension of time from May 31st, 1918, to May 31st, 1919  413a
Menzies Bay Railway—
Extension of time from March 28th, 1918, to March 28th, 1919  435
Vancouver Power Company—
. Permission to carry tracks under tracks of V.V. & E. Railway, Lots 2 and 3,
Group 2, New Westminster     436
Graham Island Railway—
Extension of time to deposit $15,000 to August 20th, 1918 437
British Columbia Electric Railway—
Approval of Tariff No. 173 ,  434
Graham Island Railway—■
Extension of time to deposit $15,000 to November 20th, 1918   438
Northern Vancouver Island Railway—
Extension of time to March 21st, 1919  439   -
Saanich Municipality and British Columbia Electric Railway—■
Permission to lay water-mains under British Columbia Electric tracks, Daisy
Avenue, Daffodil Avenue, Blackwood and Chesterfield Roads  440 9 Geo. 5
Department op Railways.
R 11
APPENDIX B.
Accident Report, 1918.
Persons injured.
B.C. Electric Rly.
Chauffeur.
Man	
Lady	
Man, passenger	
Lady	
Captain, fire-truck.
Driver, u
Lieutenant,   n
Hoseman,      u
Man.
employee.
empl03ree.
Chinaman	
Great Northern Rly.
Man, employee	
Italian	
Man employee.
Croiv's Nest Southern Rly.
Man, employee	
Western Fuel Co.
Man, employee	
Chinaman, employee.
Comox Logging & Rly. Co.
Man, employee ,
Result.
Killed	
Died of injuries	
Bruised and shock	
Ribs broken and bruised	
Rib broken	
Killed /.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.v.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.
Cruised and shaken up	
Fractured skull r...
Killed	
Fractured skull; fatal	
Wrists severely cut, shaken, and bruised
Slight concussion and badly bruised	
Broken ribs, bruised hip	
Wrist injured '	
Killed	
Badly injured	
Killed	
Shoulder bruised	
Strain of abdominal muscles	
Head cut and shoulder sprained	
Two ribs broken    	
Killed	
Severely sprained knee.	
Sprained left arm	
Loss of finger-nail and bruised hand....
Killed	
Died from effects '.	
Killed	
Auto struck bv car.
Struck by car.
Fell in car.
Fire-truck struck car.
Auto collided with car.
Excessive current of electricity.
Struck by auto while working on track.
Struck by car and fell, striking lamp-standard.
Auto smashed into car.
Auto collided with street-car.
Fell from roof of car.
Derailment of motor hand-car.
Truck collided with street-car.
Auto collided with car.
Auto struck by train.
Link-banger fell on man. .
Lifting heavy timber.
Knocked off hand-car.
Slipped and fell, pulling up old ties.
Gasolene-car struck by train.
Speeder hit by train, occupant thrown off.
Fell off scaffold on bridge.
While unloading rails caught hand between.
Caught between cars.
Slipped and fell, car passing over left foot.
Derailment of locomotive.
Breaking of link attached to broken loop of line
attached to windfall. R 12
British Columbia.
1919
APPENDIX C.
Railways incobpobated under Acts of the Legislature of British Columbia since 1S83.
Name of Railway.
Cap.
Year.
Remarks.
30
46
40
60
62
52
49
47
65
79
80
46
47
46
48
50
56
32
53
51
57
'52
36
31
38
61
39
52
65
67
49
71
1903
1898
1890
1890
1891
1896
1906
1898
1901
1899
1897
1897
1897
1893
1907
1906
1910
1903
1906
1906
1910
1906
1893
1886
1889
1890
1889
1890
1890
1890
1890
1891
Lapsed.
"
Ashcroft, Barkerville & Ft. George Rly.,    .
"
Atlin Southern Rly .      	
Barkerville, Ashcroft, & Kamloops Rly	
Bedlington & Nelson Rly	
TI
Declared for public benefit, c. 53, 1899.
"
„
u
British Columbia Northern & Alaska Rly...
Amended, c. 47, 1893 ;  repealed, c. 53, 1894;  c. 39, 1894 ; c. 4, 1896; c.
British Columbia Electric Rly.—
53, 1896 ; c. 33, 1897.    Declared for public benefit, c. 36, 1897.
Incorporation.
Amendment.
Victoria Electric Rly. & Light Co., c. 62, 1894.
Amendment.
Vancouver Electric Rly. & Light Co	
National Electric Tramway & Light Co.
Westminster <& Vancouver Tramway Co.
Amended.
^Act to amalgamate Westminster Street Rly. &. Westminster & Van-
H
,,
51
56
55
63
81
49
54
53
74
48
3
4
32
57
58
59
61
62
11
20
34
50
62
55
35
52
68
55
61
21
62
25
8
54
69
58
71
63
59
72
1894
1894
1896
1894
1897
1897.
1891
1891
1911
1892
1910
1910
1912
1913
1913
1913
1914
1914
1880
1889
1889
1898
1910
1897
1897
1897
1901
1891
1890
1889
1890
1883
1896
1896
1901
1904
1901
1910
1904
1901
Amended.    Land grant.
Victoria Electric Rly. & Light Co	
Victoria &  British Columbia  Electric
City of Victoria to supply light and power.
Supply electric light and power in and around City of Victoria.
Operating.
Amended, c. 48, 1893, and c. 59, 1895.    Lapsed.
British Columbia Yukon Rly	
Lapsed.
(a.) Yellowhead Pass to Vancouver, completed ; (&.) Victoria to Barclay
Sound, time extended to July 1st, 1917.
Barclay Sound to Nootka Sound, time extended to July 1st, 1917.
to July 1st, 1917;   (b.) Westminster Bridge to Steveston, time
extended to July 1st, 1917 ; (c.) Victoria to Patricia Bay, completed.
,
ton, and Patricia Bay.
February 20th, 1917.
Land grant.
Incorporation.    Amended, c. 40, 1S90; c. 36, 1892;  c. 39, 1893;  c. 4,
1895 ; c. 35,1S97.    Lapsed.
Lapsed.
Amendment, c. 50, 1897.    Lapsed.
Crown grant.
Incorporation.    Lapsed.
Lapsed.
Declared for public benefit, c. 43, 1893.   Not built.
Cariboo, Barkerville, & Willow River Rly,.
Cariboo Rly. (Ashcroft & Cariboo)	
Cassiar Central Rly.	
Chilkat & Klehine Rly. & Navigation Co	
Chilliwack Rly	
Lapsed.
Columbia & Kootenay Rly. & Transporta-
Amended, c. 49,1892; c. 60,1895.   Declared for public benefit, c. 80,1890.
Amended, c. 24, 1884; c. 21, 1889; c. 41, 1890.    Lapsed.
Subsidy Act.    Repealed, c. 8, 1903.
Incorporation.    Amended, e. 12, 1898;  c. 14, 1899; c. 4, 1900;  c. 70,
1901; c. 9, 1903; c. 9, 1906.    Declared for public benefit, c. 61, 1898.
Amended, c. 9, 1902.    Declared for public benefit, c. 199, 1903.
Lapsed.
Operating.
Amended, c. 54, 1906.   Lapsed.
Lapsed.
Comox & Cape Scott RIv	
Cowichan, Alberni, & Fort Rupert Rly .... 9 Geo. 5
\
/
Department of Railways.                                           R 13
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APPENDIX C—Continued.
RAILWAY'S INCORPORATED UNDER ACTS  OF THE LEGISLATURE OF BRITISH   COLUMBIA Continued.
Name of Railway.
Cap.
Year.
Remarks.
Crow's Nest & Kootenay Lake Rly	
44
72
58
73
57
1888
1888
1908
1901
1894
Incorporation.    Amended, c. 63,1890; c. 56,1891.   Repealed, c. 53, 1894.
Lapsed.
Land grant.
Amended, c. 64, 1911.    Lapsed.
Operating- (G.N.R. or V. V. & E. Rly.).
Amended, c. 54, 1897.    Lapsed.
Act, 1917.    Time to complete, December 31st, 1918.
Lapsed.
Operating.
Lapsed.
Operating.
Land grant.    Repealed, c. 16, 1882.    Amende ', c. 28, 1888 ; c. 45, 1888.
Settlers' Rights Act.
Agreement.   Amended, c. 60,1913.   Declared for public benefit, c. 90,1909.
Lapsed.
Amendment.    Time extended to 1919.
Crown grant.    Amended, c. 22, 1909; c. 34, 1912.    Operating.
Time extended to April 1st, 1919.
Lapsed.
$5,000 deposit with Minister of Finance.
Amendment to c. 53, 1907.    Amalgamated with Pacific Great Eastern.
Lapsed.
Land grant.
Incorporation.    Amended, c. 41, 1894 ; c. 61, 1894 ;  e. 36, 1897 ;  C.P.R.
was paid $100,000 for reconstructing Kaslo & Slocan Rly. (c. 37,
1912).    Now- operating.
Lapsed.
Agreement.                                             )
Ratify Agreement, Jan. 12th, 1912. ^Leased to C.P.R.
By-law operating.                                  j
Amended, c. 84, 1899.    Lapsed.
Amended, c. 85, 1899.    Lapsed.
Lapsed.
Land grant.    Lapsed.
Incorporation.    Lapsed.
Lapsed.
Declared for the public benefit.
Land grant.    Lapsed.
Change of title.    Lapsed.
Lapsed.
Operating.
Lapsed.
IF
Lapsed, §5,000 deposited with Minister of Finance.
Time extended to March 28th, 1919.
Amended, c. 45, 1902.    Repealed, c. 45, 1902.    Amended, c. 36, 1904;
o. 60, 1906.   Lapsed.
Lapsed.
Amended, c. 79, 1916.    Extension of time to May 31st, 1919.
Amended, e. 43, 1894.    Operated by C.P.R.
Lapsed.
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Amended, c. 42, 1894; c. 37, 1897.
Land grant.    Declared for the public benefit, c. 57, 1893.
Amended, c. 42, 1894 ; c. 37, 1897.
Amended, c. 25, 1884.    Lapsed.
Lapsed.
Amended, c. 67, 1892; c. 60, 1896.   Lapsed.
Lapsed.
Amended, c. 36, 1889.    Operating.   G.N.P. purchased from Port Kells to
Bridge, New Westminster.   Since sold to Canadian Northern.
Amended, c. 38, 1903.   Declared for public benefit, c. 164, 1903.
Crow's Nest & Northern Rly	
Delta, New Westminster, & Eastern Rly	
Delta Rly	
34
52
52
61
53
60
13
26
33
33
52
63
26
54
65
19
66
59
55
68
53
67
61
77
68
83
48
78
58
58
37
52
52
26
35
53
54
55
53
25
35
34
79
35
29
46
35
62
80
54
64
57
56
69
81
44
37
56
55
69
56
66
69
25
58
38
42
14
57
37
27
36
47
1887
1898
1907
1897
1S98
1908
1875
1903
1912
1903
1909
1905
1883
1909
1910
1908
1911
1894
1909
1891
1907
1910
1908
1901
1910
1899
1900
1901
1906
1897
1892
1892
1893
1910
1912
1912
1898
1898
1893
1887
1887
1903
1901
1903
1888
1888
18S9
1908
1901
1893
1897
1891
1909
1910
1901
1899
1903
1898
1893
1911
1893
1897
1891
1881
1891
1892
1894
1882
1893
1889
1883
1887
1891
East Kootenay Valley Rly	
Esquimalt & Nanaimo Rly	
Fording Valley Rlv	
Hall Mines, Ltd., Tramway Act	
Harrison Hot Springs Tramway	
Howe Sound, Pemberton Valley, & Northern
Rly    ,	
Hudson Bav Pacific Rly	
Island Valley Rly	
Kamloops & Atlin Rly	
Kaslo & Lardo-Duncan Rly	
Kaslo & Slocan Rly 	
Kaslo & Slocan Tramway Co	
Kettle River Valley Rly	
Kootenay, Cariboo, & Pacific Rly	
Columbia & Kootenay Rly. & Navigation Co.
Ladysmith Lumber Co. Rly	
Lake Bennett Rly	
Midway-Penticton Rly	
Mount Tolmie Park & Cordova Bay Rly	
Nanaiino-Alberni Rly	
Nanaimo Electric Tramway Co	
Nanaimo Railway Act   	
New Westminster-Port Mooiy Rly	
New Westminster & Vancouver Short Line
Rly	
Nicola, Kamloops, & Similkameen Coal &
Rly. Co	 R 14
British Columbia.
1919
.   APPENDIX C—Concluded.
Kailways incorporated under Acts of the Legislature of British Columbia—Concluded.
Name of Railway.
Gap.
Year.
Remarks.
Nicola Valley Rly.
North Star & Arrow Lake Rly	
Northern Vancouver Island Railway..
Okanagan & Kootenay Rly.
Osoyoos & Okanagan Rly...
Pacific Great Eastern Rly...
Pacific Northern and Eastern Rly...
Pacific Northern and Omineca Rly..
Pacific Rly	
Peace & Naas River Rly....
Penticton Rly	
Portland & Stickine Rly... .
Portland Canal Short Line .
Portland Canal Rly	
Port Moody, Indian River, & Northern Rly.
Prince Rupert & Port Simpson Rly	
Quatsino Rly	
Queen Charlotte Island Rly	
Queen Charlotte Rly	
Rainy Hollow Rly	
Red Mountain Rly	
Revelstoke & Cassiar Rly	
Rock Bay & Salmon River Rly.	
St. Mary's & Cherry Creek Rly	
St. Mary's Valley Rly	
Shuswap & Okanagan Rly	
Skeena River & Eastern Rly	
Skeena River Rly. Colonization & Exploration Co	
South-east Kootenay Rly	
South Kootenay Rly	
South Okanagan Rlv	
Stave Valley Rly	
Stickeen & Teslin Rly. Navigation & Colonization Co	
Toad Mountain & Nelson Tramway Incorporation	
Toad Mountain & Nelson Tramway Incorporation 	
Tramway Inspection	
Upper Columbia Navigation & Tramway Co
Vancouver & Grand Forks Rly   ...
Vancouver & Lulu Island Electric Rly. &
Improvement Co 	
Vancouver & Lulu Island Rly	
Vancouver & Nicola Valley Rly	
Vancouver & Northern Rly	
Vancouver & Westminster Rly	
Vancouver Island Hydro-electric & Tramway Co., Ltd	
Vancouver Land & Rly. Co	
Vancouver-Nanaimo Rly. Transfer Co	
Vancouver, Northern, & Yukon Rly	
Vancouver, Northern, Peace River, & Alaska
Rly. & Navigation Co..	
Vancouver, Victoria, & Eastern Rly. &
Navigation Co '.	
Vernon & Okanagan Rly	
Victoria & Barkley Sound Rly	
Victoria & Northern America Rly 	
Victoria & Saanich Rly 	
Victoria & Seymour Narrows Rly.
Victoria & Sidney Rly	
Victoria & Yellowhead Pass Rly. Aid.
Victoria Terminal Rly. &, Ferry'Oo...
Victoria, Vancouver, & Westminster..
Victoria Harbour Rly. Co	
Wellington Colliery Rly	
Yale Northern Rly    .
Yukon Mining & Trading & Transportation
Co	
Yukon Mining &, Trading & Transportation
Co	
61
61
51
64
65
26
62
63
64
63
88
66
70
71
70
185
50
50
1891
1893
1898
1910
1911
1890
1890
1893
1913
1912
1903
1900
1910
1911
1910
1898
1909
1907
1910
1909
1903
1901
1905
1910
1907
1893
1898
1900
1906
1906
1887
1898
1898
1898
1906
1898
1906
1905
1897
1891
1910
1891
1901
1891
1891
1908
1909
1900
1S82
1897
1899
1891
1897
1891
1909
1891
1886
1886
1902
1892
1892
1902
1901
1901
1894
1911
1883
1911
1901
1897
1897
Declared for the public benefit.
Chap. 50, 1892.
Amended, c. 86, 1899.   Lapsed.
Time extended to March 28th, 1919.   $5,000 deposited with Minister of
Finance.
Lapsed.
Amended, c. 61, 1913; c. 62, 1913 ; c. 65, 1914.
Under construction.
Lapsed.
Amended, c. 55, 1902 ; c. 77, 1902 ;   c. 40, 1903 ;  c. 67, 1905 ; c. 58, 1909.
Lapsed.    Security deposited with Minister of Finance.
Lapsed.
Amended,   c.   74,   1911:     Now   called   Canadian   North-eastern   Rly.
Abandoned.
Lapsed.
Amended, c. 57, 1907.
Lapsed.
Declared for public benefit, c. 60, 1S95.
Lapsed.
Amended, c. 30, 1888; c. 42, 1890; c. 37, 1891.
Lapsed.
Amended, c. 61, 1909.   Time extended to February 27th, 1919.
Lapsed.
Amended, c. 44, 1898; c. 40, 1900.
Chap. 58, 1901, an Act respecting tha Incorporation of Tramway, Telephone, and Telegraph Companies.
Amended, c. 51, 1911.
Lapsed.
Amended, c. 73,1897 ; c. 52,1900.    Declared for public benefit, c. 86,1901.
Amended, c. 80, 1910.   Lapsed.
Lapsed.
Amended, c. 78, 1902.
Incorporated, joint-stock company, November 12th, 1912,
Lapsed.
Amended, c. 55, 1900.   Lapsed.
Lapsed.
Declared for public benefit, c. 172, 1905.
Lapsed.
Sporation.} grated by G.N.R.
Lapsed.
A Be."w ' °" 54' 19°S [Operated by G.N.R.
ay -jaw. j
Amended, c. 76, 1897.   Lapsed.
Lapsed.
Operating.
Lapsed.
ed. 9 Geo. 5
Department of Railways.                                           R 15
APPENDIX I).
List of Companies operating Logging and Industrial Railways.
Name of Railway.
No.
Miles.
Locos.
Other Equipment.
8.0
5.0
4.0
9.7
35
26.5
10.0
5.48
5.0
7.0
5.0
19.2
3.5
27.0
10.0
9.0
45.0
1.0
17.0
2.0
10.0
14.0
15.86
3.5
3.0
5.25
1.5
11.25
25.0
7.0
1.25
2.0
4.0
2.6
0.5
2.5
10.85
7.0
9.35
3.0
14.5
12.0
2.0
6.25
9.0
3.0
20.0
5.0
465.54
1
1
1
2
25*
6
20
2
2
1
1
5
2*
3
2
2
6
'Y
1
1
3
2
1
1
11
2
1
3
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
5
2
8
1
2
1
2
I
1
3
17 Hercules steel logging-trucks, 1 flat ear.
10 logging-cars, 7 logging-trucks, 1 workmen's passenger-car.
1 flat car, 10 logging-cars, 8 logging-trucks.
3 flat cars, 18 logging-cars, 4 logging-trucks.
15 flat cars, 250 ore-cars.
1 box car, 2 flat cars, 62 logging-trucks, 1 ballast-car, 2 pile-drivers,
2 snow-ploughs.
8 box cars, 25 flat cars, 383 coal-cars, 25 work-cars, 2 passenger-cars,
8 workmen's passenger-cars,  1 steam-shovel,  2 pile-drivers, 1
snow-plough.
1 flat car, 12 logging-cars, 27 logging-trucks, 1 steam-shovel, 1 pile-
driver.
4 logging-trucks.
14 logging-trucks, 2 work-cars.
6 logging-cars, 16 sets logging-trucks.
42 fiat cars, 564 coal-cars, 21 work-cars, 2 workmen's passenger-cars,
1 crane.
11 dump-cars, 4 hoppers, 3 flat cars.
2 box cars, 2 flat cars, 82 logging-cars, 3 log-loaders.
96 coal-cars, 8 work-cars, 2 steam-shovels, 1 snow-plough.
3 flat cars, 3 dining-cars, 1 office car, 3 bunk-cars.
15 logging-trucks, 200 flat cars, 2 speeders.
4 small iron logging-trucks.
1 box car, 15 flat cars, 2 conductors' vans.
1 box car, 1 flat car, 7 logging-trucks, 1 pile-driver, 1 log-loader.
24 logging-cars, 2 log-loaders.
8 box cars, 9 flat cars, 1 baggage-car, 1 passenger car, 1 pile-driver,
1 snow-plough.
1 box car, 12 flat cars, 20 logging-cars, 1 work-car, 3 ballast-cars,
1 pile-driver.
4 logging-trucks, 1 donkey and goader.
1 flat car, 10 logging-trucks.
2 flat cars, 12 stock-ears, 50 coal-cars, 3 logging-cars, 20 baggage-
cars, 1 hoist.
40 ore-cars.
4 flat cars, 15 logging-trucks, 3 oil-tanks, 2 water-tanks.
2 flat cars, 60 logging-trucks, 10 work-cars, 1 baggage-car, 1 workmen's passenger car, 1 pile-driver.
1 flat car, 1 pile-driver, 1 log-loader.
1 logging-truck.
2 flat cars, 1 logging-car.
1 flat car, 10 logging-cars, 4 logging-trucks.
1 box  car,  10  logging-cars,   4  logging-trucks, 1 work-car,  1 pile-
driver, 2 log-loaders.
2 logging-cars.
19 logging-cars.
6 box cars, 49 coal-cars, 1 passenger car, 5 workmen's passenger cars,
1 conductor's car, 1 snow-plough, 1 crane.
21 pr. logging-cars, 12 pr. logging-trucks, 1 pile-driver.
3 flat cars, 48 coal-cars.
25 logging-cars, 4 logging-tmcks, 2 pile-drivers, 2 log-loaders.
6 flat cars, 12 logging-cars.
27 logging-cars.
2 sets logging-trucks.
4 yarding-engines, 1 flat car, 11 logging-cars, 2 logging-trucks, 1 pile-
driver,                           i-
18 logging-trucks, 1 pile-driver.
1 ore-car, 4 logging-cars, 1 workmen's passenger-car.
36 sets logging-trucks, 3 flat cars.
1 flat car, 16 logging-trucks.
Bloedell, Stewart & Welsh Logging Rly	
Britannia Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd	
B.C. Mills Timber & Trading Co	
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd	
Canadian Panama Lumber & Logging Co. ..
Canadian Robert Dollar Co., Ltd	
Crow's Nest Pass Lumber Co	
Dolly Varden Mines Co	
East Kootenay Logging Rlv	
Eastern British Columbia Rly. (Corbin Coal
& Coke).
Granby Consolidated Mining,   Smelting &
Power Co., Ltd.
Heaps, E. IL, & Co., Ltd	
Khaka International Trading Co	
Mainland Cedar Co., Ltd	
Merrill-Ring-Moore Logging Co., Ltd	
Nimpkish Timber Co., Ltd	
Port Moody Coquitlam Rly	
Ross Saskatoon Lumber Co	
Smith Hutchison Logging Rly	
Victoria Lumber Co	
Wilson Bardy, Ltd	
Totals	
145
* Electric.
H.   Culi
Printed by William
VICTO
Vn, Prin
RIA,  B.C.:
ter to the King's Most Excellent Majesty,
1919.

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