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26   COMMISSION OF CONSERVATION

tween Yahk and Kitchener, 14.7 miles; between Kitchener and Creston, 12.1 miles; between Creston and Kootenay Landing, 15.5 miles.

Kimberley Subdivision—Between Cranbrook and Marysville, Kimberley and the end of the track, 21.2 miles, one man with velocipede, one round trip per day. An additional foot patrol shall be maintained between mileage 10 and 15, should such action become necessary in the judgment of the divisional fire inspector at Cranbrook.

Waldo Subdivision—Between Caithness and the end of the track south of Waldo, approximately 10.7 miles, one man with velocipede, who shall also patrol the spur from branch line to Bain lake, a distance of approximately 2.5 miles; to patrol thirty minutes after each train.

Fort Steele Subdivision—Between Colvalli and Fort Steele, 23 miles, one man with velocipede, to patrol continuously. As new line is put under operation, an equivalent patrol shall be established and maintained, as directed by the divisional fire inspector at Cranbrook.

Kingsgate Subdivision—Between Yahk and Kingsgate, 10.5 miles, one man with velocipede.

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA DIVISION

District No. 1

On the Mountain subdivision (between Field and Revelstoke, 130.3 miles), the Shuswap subdivision (between Revelstoke and Kam-loops, 129.1 miles), the Okanagan subdivision (between Sicamous and Okanagan Landing, 50.8 miles), and on the Arrow Lake subdivision (between Revelstoke and Arrowhead, 27.4 miles), patrol by section-men, track walkers, and watchmen, with a minimum patrol of one round trip per day. including Sundays. No special patrol is required between Chase and Kamloops on the Shuswap subdivision, and between Mara and Okanagan Landing on the Okanagan subdivision. The above is based on the assumption that oil will be used exclusively as locomotive fuel during the fire season, and that the right-of-way will be maintained in a condition free from inflammable material, as required by Section 297 of the Railway Act. Should either of these conditions not be fulfilled to the satisfaction of the fire inspector for the railway belt, or should additional fire hazards be found to exist on account of conditions resulting from tunnel construction ,or double tracking or main line diversions not adequately protected against fire by the above measures, such additional measures shall be taken by the company as shall be prescribed by the fire inspector for the railway belt. These additional measures may include any of the special meas-


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