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THE RAILWAY FIRE SITUATION   35

GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY

Province of Quebec—Between Lyster and Methot Mills, 17.84 miles, one man with. velocipede; between Walker's Cutting and St. Gregoire, 26.75 miles, patrol by track-walkers and other employees of the company.

Province of Ontario—Between Pembroke and Depot Harbour, 199.79 miles, and between Washago and North Bay, 128.7 miles, patrol by section men.

CANADIAN NORTHERN ONTARIO RAILWAY

Between Sudbury and Severn River, 153.6 miles, and between Sudbury and Ruel, 70.9 miles, patrol by sectionmen.

CANADIAN NORTHERN QUEBEC RAILWAY

Between Arundel and St. Sauveur, 20 miles, two men with power speeder, to make two round trips per day, once in the forenoon and once in the afternoon. This patrol to be made only on week days unless trains shall be run over the line in the day time on Sundays, in which event the company shall provide a special patrol following each train.

Between Riviere-a-Pierre and Hervey junction, 21 miles, two men with velocipedes, to make a minimum patrol of two round trips per day, including Sundays, once in the forenoon and once in the afternoon.

TEMISCOUATA RAILWAY

Between Whitworth and Ste. Rose, Que., 44.2 miles, special section patrol following all trains, with minimum patrol of two round trips per day.

On the balance of the line in Quebec and New Brunswick, the issuance of special instructions to employees will be considered satisfactory.

VELOCIPEDE VS. POWER SPEEDER PATROLS

There has been considerable discussion as to whether, everything considered, the best results are secured by equipping special patrol-men with track velocipedes or with power speeders. In the first case, using a velocipede, the patrolman must furnish his own motive power, by pumping the machine, and can, on an aver-age, cover a beat of about twenty miles of track, making one round trip per day, or about ten miles if two round trips are required. In the second case, using a power speeder, the motive power is a gasolene engine, and the patrolman can, on an average,


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