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April 7, 1932 From P.B. Bourget to Damien Lafleur
Lay off gang at Headquarters until further advised - come to office on Monday.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR LOADING TIES AND POSTS, ALSO FOR LIFTING 11 1/2 MILES OF SPUR LINE
Six days prior to loading, Sam Smith to report on condition of Main
and Spur lines, then go up spur with Joe Blais and Hector Blais, Joe Degagne,
Frank Aubin and Albert Degagne. Go over grade at 8 specially and all of track
so #3 can get over the worse places.
Organization Locomotive #3. One gang of two or more men to start behind
train and remove all but two bolts, keeping pace with track lifting.
1 car of rails equals about 1/4 mile of track.
Piece rates - (in pencil)
Wages - (in pencil)
April 23, 1932 From P.B. Bourget to Damien Lafleur
Where we lift Spur please arrange to load for delivery to Thurso
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December 1, 1933 From P.B. Bourget to Damien Lafleur
Will you kindly take a trip up say as far as mile 5 once a week for a while, at times to be chosen by yourself, to see if you can catch any people travelling the track with horses. These will be reported here where further action will be taken.
December 1, 1933 From P.B. Bourget to Lambert Cavan
It has been reported to us by one of your neighbours that you have been using our tracks for hauling purposes with a team. While we have partially tolerated this practice in the past we find that it causes considerable harm to our ties and roadbed and it is strictly forbidden to do any hauling on the track this year. We have given orders to our employees and patrol to report offenders who will be promptly brought up before the Magistrate at St. André Avelin, for trespass. The writer, personally would not like to see you in this fix and would ask you to kindly respect our wishes in this matter.
April 24, 1934 From P.B. Bourget to Damien Lafleur
When cordwood is finished today or tomorrow you can start Touchette with as many men as we have tools, in putting in ties on the 9 cent piece rate. If the ties are too scattered for them to make a day's wages at that rate and providing they would rather wait, we shall delay the tie replacements until such time as we can deliver more ties where needed. I would be glad to have a report from you some time tomorrow on the condition of Lanthier's swamp. Once we get through there and after the water has completely left the rails and we know it is safe to cross then we would have no difficulty in going up to Headquarters. Put in new switch ties using flatted Cedar from the yard, on the south leg of the wye, that is, on the wye switch nearest the office in Thurso Yard. See that they are the proper length.
April 25, 1934 From P.B. Bourget to Damien Lafleur
Kindly advise what arrangements are made for counting the ties placed in the track by the various gangs. Who does the counting and what method is used in counting?
April 28, 1934 From P.B. Bourget to Damien LafleurI would suggest that you either drop in and see me once a day when here or telephone from the Power House.
When you make first trip to Headquarters bring a boxcar for the stuff they want to send down.
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