Sunday, February 2, 2020

A throwback to another time...

Photo by Barry Wallace

Schomberg Road in Oak Ridges???
The Schomberg Road in Oak Ridges is a replacement street that was constructed after the Aurora and Schomberg Railway discontinued its service between Schomberg and Oak Ridges after its 26-year service that began in 1902.   I do not know exactly how long it took the former railroad bed to be turned into a pedestrian, horse and buggy, and automobile thoroughfare.   This part of Oak Ridges, in northern Richmond Hill, has always been quite marshy as the East Humber River passes through here as it makes its way from Lake Wilcox westward through southern King Township.  It probably took considerable time and effort to create a new and wider roadbed than the steam engine train had required.
Please comment if you wish. 
Barry Wallace

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