C.N.Rys. Bradford

Station: Bradford
Subdivision: Newmarket
Mileage: 41.51
Symbols: WOriginally from 45,000 gallon water tank constructed 1902-11c, which was filled from the Holland River[GTR.ND.1907 , p. 12].
Train Order: DN
Office Signals: BF
Sidings: 38 (M41.18 to M41.61)
Other Tracks: 94
  • TBD #1: NS.xx (Mxx.xx to Mxx.xx);
  • Holland River Gardens Co./Lake Simcoe Ice & Fuel: S.xx (Mxx.xx off TBD #1);
  • TBD #2: NS.xx (Mxx.xx to Mxx.xx);
  • Bradford Co-operative Storage Ltd.: S.xx (Mxx.xx off TBD #2);
  • Bradford Shippers Ltd.: S.xx (Mxx.xx off TBD #2); and
  • Shed Track: N.xx (Mxx.xx).
Location:
Bradford
(Simcoe County, West Gwilllimbury Township)
HSMBC Report: RSR-242
Designation / Year: Negative / 1994

Siding is track second in front of station.

Date Event
1853-06-13 O.S.&H.U.Rd. opens from Machell's Corners to Bradford[Trout-1871, p. 106; The Globe (Toronto), Wednesday, May 16, 1928, p. 4; Stevens-1960, p. 398; The Aurora Banner-1939].
1860-09-10 N.Ry. of C. operates special train for His Royal Majesty, Albert, Prince of Wales[Walker-1953, p. 8]. The Prince of Wales disembarks at Bradford for musical entertainment[Walker-1953, p. 52].
1874-08-31 N.Ry. of C. operates special train for Fire Company and Lacrosse Club from Bradford to Orillia[The Globe (Toronto), Wednesday, September 2, 1874, p. 2]; Bradford lost three straight games to Orillia[The Globe (Toronto), Tuesday, September 1, 1874, p. 1].
1902-11c G.T.Ry. constructs 45,000 gallon water tank[The Newmarket Era, Bradford, 1902-11-28, pg. 8, col. 2].
1910-10-12 B.Ry.C. approves relocation of G.T.Ry. station and orders G.T.Ry. to provide road crossing[B.R.C. 15145].
1928-04-14 Train No. 4 derails south of station killing the engineer[The Globe (Toronto), Monday, April 16, 1928, p. 13 & Saturday, April 21, 1928, p. 17; Toronto Daily Star, Monday, April 16, 1928, p. 17 & Saturday, April 21, 1928, p. 3].
1945-06c Land purchased from C.N.Rys. for construction of cold storage plant[Toronto Star, Monday June 11, 1945, p. 8].
1964-04-26 Bradford appears in C.N.Rys. system time table[CNR.A.195, Table 55].
1964-10-25 Bradford absent from C.N.Rys. system time table[CNR.A.196, Table 60].
Date Image Notes/Publication
n.d.
Ian Wilson collection
Second depot in the G.T.Ry. era.
1950c
Ian Wilson collection
Postcard view of Bradford Co-Operative Storage after construction of the addition on the east end.
1950c
Ian Wilson collection
Postcard view of Bradford station.
n.d.
W. MacLaren Wilson photo
South and east (track) elevations of station.
1960c Click to Enlarge
JPS collection
Aerial view of Holland Marsh showing alignment of Newmarket Subdivision parallel to Highway No. 11 from Holland River to Bradford station.
1971-01-24
John Ward photo
CNR 6218 leading excursion train. East (track) elevation of station.
  • [Bradford Witness, 1971-01-27].

Elizabeth A. Willmot photo
1993
John L. Nicholls photo
East elevation of station.
1993
John L. Nicholls photo
North elevation of station.
1993
John L. Nicholls photo
Detail, east elevation, freight room end.
1993
John L. Nicholls photo
East elevation of station.
1993
John L. Nicholls photo
East elevation of station.
1993
John L. Nicholls photo
South elevation of station.
1993
John L. Nicholls photo
Detail of eaves.
1993
John L. Nicholls photo
Detail, west elevation, freight room end.
1993
John L. Nicholls photo
West elevation of station.
1993
John L. Nicholls photo
West elevation of station.
1993
John L. Nicholls photo
Station from northwest.
1993
John L. Nicholls photo
Station from west.
1993
John L. Nicholls photo
Station from southwest.
1993
John L. Nicholls photo
Station from south.
Date Reference Railway Subject Description
1876-01-24 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 934002 Item 21 NRC Track plan. 1"=50'
1890 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 81293/55 Item 177 G.T.Ry. Mickle and Dyments Mill Yard sidings. Plan.
1948-01 [Wilson-1998, p. 36] C.N.Rys. Track plan.