|January 1904, No. 71||The Railway and Shipping World (Toronto)||Page 3, col. 2|
Projected lines, surveys, construction, betterments, etc.
James Bay Ry.—Surveys have been in progress at different points between Parry Sound and Sudbury, Ont. The work is in charge of H. K. Wicksteed, C.E. A route has not been finally adopted, and nothing has been announced as to when construction will be gone on with.
The Dominion Parliament, at its recent session, voted $3,200 a mile, with the usual conditions under which there may be an increase to $6,400 a mile, for a line from Toronto, round the east side of Lake Simcoe, and via Parry Sound to Sudbury, not to exceed 26.5 miles. This subsidy was voted in lieu of those previously granted subsidizing 55 miles of line from Parry Sound towards James Bay. (Oct., 1903, p. 342.)