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Explaining The Mystery Of Train's Early Run,  Published 17 May 1958

  ‘L. B. Miskell writes all the way from Goose Bay, Labrador, to dispute my statement that a train could arrive in Toronto 15 minutes ahead of time.
      ‘With some acerbity, he says that if I can borrow a rule book from the railway, I will find out that a train “must not arrive more than five minutes in advance of their schedule time of arrival at any station”.
     ‘Former Canadian Pacific Brakeman Miskell, who is now WO1 Miskell, RCAF, evidently never made the Friday afternoon trip to Toronto.  If he had done so, he would know that CPR 263 often carried as many as a dozen coaches to Brockville.  This being too much to add to the already heavy CNR No. 15, due soon, the Caadian National makes up an Advance 15.  The CNR engine, baggage car and maybe one coach is already on track,.  The shunter backs in the Ottawa section, and then the train takes off as Advance 15.  Thus this first section of the International Limited runs 15 minutes ahead all the way, and arrives at Toronto Union at 9:30 p.m., standard instead of 9:45 p.m.  I hope this answers brakeman-warrant officer Miskell.

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