Friday, December 11, 1896, Vol. 45, No. 47 The Newmarket Era Page 1, col. 9

On Monday, the 26th of October, the first sod of the Metropolitan Railway extension, from York Mills to Richmond Hill, a distance of nearly ten miles, was turned, and on Thursday night, the 19th inst.Likely the 10th inst. between 9 and 10 o'clock, the first car reached here on the newly-laid rails. Naturally, there was a good deal of excitement when it was learned that the car was on the road, and many cheers were given for the Metropolitan Railway Co. and Mr. Moyes, as the genial and energetic manager, pass through on the first railway car ever seen in Richmond Hill.

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