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W2799 Northern Railway of Canada Summer prospectus.
Jul 7 1876

Northern Railway of Canada
1876 Summer 1876.

The Prettiest Country Towns!
The Loveliest Lake Scenery!!
The Grandest Water Tours!!!

Cheap Summer Holidays

This Railway passes through the "Garden of Canada". For miles on either side is [??] a constant change of beautiful woodland landscapes well [oilled??] fields, enriched gardens, farm souses nestling in between of fruit trees, green pastures rolling hills and distant [??] over continues shades of Island lakes, containing with All the Beauties of Canada those of a lovely English park.

List of Excursion Tickets - [summary]
Suburban Tickets
5 return fares between $1.
5 Toronto and Davenport for $1.

Good for one or more persons, on all Passenger Trains, and without Limitations of Time.

Saturday Return Tickets
Good by the last two passenger Trains on Saturday and to Return by the First two Passenger trains on Monday. The tickets to Orillia are good going north on Steamer "Lady of the Lakes" on Lake Simcoe.


Lake Couchiching Tickets
Good by all rail, every day-on Wednesdays and Saturdays on Lake Simcoe and Couchiching by the Steamer "Lady of the Lakes" running form Belle [?] in connection with the [?] express trains are limited to [?] of the Lake Couchiching Hotel, and for return must be [?] at the Hotel Ticket office are good for one month escaping Saturday Tickets, which are limited to return by [?] two trains on Monday.

[summary of the rest of the paper]
Lakes of Muskoka Tickets
Parry Sound Tickets
Lake Superior Tickets
Saturday Return Tickets

The best and cheapest selection
Home Summer Tours
Afforded by any Railway in Canada
First-Class Passenger Equipment!
Drawing-Room Cars!!
Steel Trucks!!!

Close connection by Northern Trains made with all trains East and West at Joint Stations, Union Station with G.T.E. and G.W. R. and Queens Wharf Junctions Station with G.W.E., thus saving all detention and expense in transfer at Toronto. For further particulars are Time Tables and The Northern Lakes Guide containing full information as to Hotels, best points of interest, scenery along routes, distances, etc., to be had at all booksellers and on all trains.

Chas Perry 62 King Street, Toronto
A. Milloy, 8 Front Street, Toronto
A. MacFarlane, King Street, Toronto

Barlow Cumberland,
Gen. Freight and Passenger Agent.

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