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Chapter 10
Rails through Richmond Hill
Table of Contents

Title Page
Author's Preface
1 The Road through Richmond Hill
2 First Peoples on the Land
3 The European Settlers Arrive
4 From Miles' Hill to Richmond Hill: The Birth of a Community
5 Tories and Reformers
6 Stagecoach Lines and Railway Tracks
7 The Neighbours at Mid-Century
8 Fire Brigades and Fence Viewers
9 Picture Post Card Village of the 1880s and 1890s
10 Rails through Richmond Hill
The Radial Railway Arrives
A Ride on the Big Green Cars
Stops along the Line
Bond Lake Park
Through the Highlands of York to Bond Lake Park
Radial Days in Richmond Hill
Summer Romance at Bond Lake Park
Electrical News at the Turn of the Century
Electric Lights for the Village
Heritage sites in New Gormley
" Gormley Gleanings"
The Belated Arrival of the Age of Steam
11 The Flowering of Richmond Hill
12 The Village Transformed
Table of Illustrations

Stops along the Line

Stops along the Yonge Street line of the Metropolitan Railway were numbered consecutively from Hogg's Hollow north to Sutton. The stops within the boundaries of present-day Richmond Hill were:

Stop 19 Langstaff Road
Stop 20 Garden Avenue
Stop 21 Westwood's Lane
Stop 22 Edgar and Oak avenues
Stop 23 Lot 40
Stop 24 Mill Road
Stop 25 Richmond Hill(Lorne Avenue)
Stop 26 Richmond Hill High School(Wright Street)
Stop 27 Canadian National spur line
Stop 28 Elgin Mills
Stop 29 Orange Home
Stop 30 Wright's Gate
Stop 31 Gamble's
Stop 32 Summit Golf Club
Stop 33 St. John's Anglican Church
Stop 34 Burnabie's and Legge's Gate
Stop 35 Bond Lake Park
Stop 36 Schomberg and Aurora Junction
Stop 37 Smith's Gate
Stop 38 Oak Ridges Post Office
Stop 39 Hulme's Gate
Stop 40 The Pinnacle (highest point on Oak Ridges)


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