Alma and Jonquiere Railway, Published 11 March 1946'Cross Town with Cross
Paul Clark of the Aluminum Company of Canada writes to thank me for a reference I made to his railway, the Alma and Jonquiere, in a magazine article. Actually, I glorified the A&J in a Geography Lesson which appeared in The Citizen the summer of 1944. Mr. Clark is with the Aluminum Company, and one of the jobs he has to do is to keep books or something for the Silver Bullet and other trains.
"I have always maintained," writes Paul loyally," that at least the A&J earns as much return per mile of track as does most any other mile of track."
Spoken like a loyal employe, Paul, you'll be president of the Alma and Jonquiere some day.
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For the benefit of those who have never heard of The' Route of the Silver Bullet, the A&J runs from Saguenay Power Junction, up in the Lake St. John region, over to Ile Maligne, which also is called River Bend by English-speaking Canadians.
They painted their train aluminum, some time ago, and hence it was dubbed The Silver Bullet. I had an annual pass for the Silver Bullet in 1944, but not since. A single fare over the whole line would, I think, run me up to something like sixty cents. That would be coach fare, since they don't run parlor cars.
Mr. Butler is general manager.