Thursday, December 14, 1911, Vol. 60, No. 50 The Northern Advance (Barrie) Page 5, col. 2

Across the bay


The gates at the Essa St. crossing have not been working to the satisfaction of the man in charge of late, and on Monday some excavating was done and te gaes put in perfect order.

The G.T.R. this week equipped three of its large trucks with extra wide wings, which will be used for the transfer of milk which passes through each day from New Lowell to Toronto.

On Monday night a large shipment of foxes passed through here by express, consigned to the Montréal Hunt Club. It is understood that this club intends using the foxes for its annual Christmas hunt.

On Wednesday the G.T.R official train ran from Toronto to Midland and returned over the new roadThe new road is the Wyebridge Subdivision from Birch on the Penetang Subdivision to Tay on the Midland Subdivision. and up to Penetang, thence after a short stop here they proceeded to Hamilton. Supt. Lynch accompanied the officials over the Northern Division.


The G.T.R. a putting a lady in charge of the ticket office here and in addition to the regular routine work she will have charge of the G.N.W. telegraph business. She will thus take the place of Mr. Fisher, who has been in charge for some time. The transfer will likely take place the beginning of the week.

The G.T.R. have placed orders for twelve new engines to be used on the G.T.P., the first one of which came through here om Monday en route to the West. It weighed 132 tons and is equipped with electric head-light, the fire-box door working from the air brakes as also does the snow scrapers on the front of the engine. This is one of the longest engines to pass through Allandale, its length being so great that the tender alone covered the new scales here when the weighing department weighed it.

Railways: G.T.Ry.

Stations: Midland, Penetang, Wyebridge