|Friday, March 11, 1904||The Newmarket Era||Page 4, col. 4|
The chief engineer of the proposed James Bay Railway reports that a feasible route from Parry Sound to Sudbury has been found. The line from Toronto to Parry Sound has not been located, but three parties are now engaged in surveying it. He also says the line will run of the east side of Lake Simcoe. At Orillia the line will cross the Northern Railway and diverge westerly from the Northern and go between the Muskoka Lakes and Georgian Bay to Parry Sound—thence north to Sudbury, being on an average 45 to 80 miles away from the G.T.R. Northern division. The railway distance from Toronto to Sudbury will be reduced by nearly 80 miles. The surveying parties report valuable pine timber yet existing and a large amount of hardwood which the railway will make available.
Railways: G.T.Ry., J.B.Ry.
Stations: Orillia, Parry Sound, Sudbury