| NAME: SOUTH
CLIMATE: Snow in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring summer or fall
REMAINS: The newer station was moved onto a private lot and is now a private residence. Only one other home stands in the community.
| The Canadian Northern was the first to put the
Georgian Bay town of Parry Sound onto a main line. That happened in 1906.
But by 1926, the Canadian Northern had acquired another divisional yard
close that in Parry Sound. It was decided to close both yards and build
one facility near by. That was South Parry. The yard remained a busy and
noisy place and witnessed a royal visit in 1939 when King George and Queen
Elizabeth overnighted on one of the sidings. Soon modernization took its
toll. Dieselization meant larger but fewer trains and smaller crews. The
station and bunkhouse were replaced with more modern facilities and most
of the yard buildings were removed. Most of the village residents moved
out and their homes were demolished. The townsite is largely overgrown and
the bunkhouse is boarded up.