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Friday, May 19, 1899, Vol. 48, No. 17 The Newmarket Era Page 8, col. 2


The work on the extension of the Metropolitan Electric Railway from Bond's Lake here is being pushed vigorously. Most of the heavy machinery for the power house has arrived at the station here, including four boilers weighing in the neighborhood of nine tons each, and a fly wheel 19 feet in diameter, the rim of which is 4 feet in width. One of the boilers was loaded on a truck to which four span of horses were attached, and three or four days were spent in getting it as far as the old toll gate [Bloomington Sideroad?], south of this place. A flat car was brought up from Toronto to this point and the boiler was loaded on it and taken to the lake on Wednesday.

Railways: Met.Ry.

Stations: Aurora