|Friday, June 23, 1899, Vol. 48, No. 22||The Newmarket Era||Page 3, col. 4|
The electric railway.
Work on the electric road is progressing favorably this week. They have 180 men and 30 teams on the grade between the pond and Yonge Street and if not interrupted by wet weather they expect to have the road bed ready for the ties by the ties by the 1st of July. Mr. Bulmer, construction superintendent, feels quite confident that the track will be completed to Newmarket Water Works by the 15th of July. The bridge over the G.T.R. track south of Aurora is finished and the stone work for all the bridges between Bond's Lake and Newmarket is completed but the stringers have not yet arrived. The Co. had ordered steel stringers but will have to put in wood for the present as the iron foundries cannot fill their orders for several months. The poles and arms are all complete to Mulock's corner and the wiring is done to Oak Ridges. The machinery at the Bond's Lake power house is not likely to be ready before the 1st of August—some say not then.
Part of Mr. Brunton's barn was pulled down on Monday to let the road pass along by the edge of the pond. Several stately elms have also been removed.
Last Friday Mr. Bulmer was kicked by a horse at Mulock's corner and he is hardly able to walk since. It was a wonder his leg was not broken.
The first regular car was run Tuesday as far as Elgin Mills, and this point will be the northern terminus of the electric road until additional power can be supplied at Bond's Lake.