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On Good Friday afternoon, CN local 559 is spotted north of Orenda road in Brampton switching out tank cars at the Textile Rubber and Chemicals Plant on Eastern Ave. This spur is known as the Brampton Industrial Lead and it is presently the last Industrial Spur in the Industrial area near Bramalea and the 410 for many many miles and presently only serves one consumer Textile Rubber and Chemicals (someone please correct me if I’m wrong and CN still dose IKO, I just haven’t seen box cars in their siding for years).
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Caption: On Good Friday afternoon, CN local 559 is spotted north of Orenda road in Brampton switching out tank cars at the Textile Rubber and Chemicals Plant on Eastern Ave. This spur is known as the Brampton Industrial Lead and it is presently the last Industrial Spur in the Industrial area near Bramalea and the 410 for many many miles and presently only serves one consumer Textile Rubber and Chemicals (someone please correct me if I’m wrong and CN still dose IKO, I just haven’t seen box cars in their siding for years).

Photographer:
Graydon J [16] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/14/2017 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4771 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 559 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Brampton Industrial Spur, CN Halton Sub (search)
City/Town: Brampton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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7 Comments
  1. Dan, another question popped into mind, was RecoChem the factory at 224 Summerlea rd near Clark Blvd? I remember seeing covered hoppers going up on 559 pretty well back in 2014-2015 and being dropped off on that particular spur but it’s been almost 3 years now since I seen hoppers going up on 559 or seeing hoppers sitting in their siding. I know for fact that the other spur crossing Summerlea rd serving Alaskan Water Seafoods has not seen a train in sometime. Anyway just a question that popped into mind.

    I do know that presently at least 3 consumers remain on the Torbram Lead which are Hubberts Processing and Sales, Sutton Stormant and at the very end of the line DMX Plastics Limited although both Sutton Stormant and DMX Plastics Limited seen to be pretty infrequent shippers.

  2. Not sure on how often 559 does the Torbram lead, there were still a few customers but that could have changed (I think RecoChem there moved to Milton a few years back). Keep an ear on the scanner when 559′s out and about, I suppose.

  3. One train a week my bad. Sorry bout that guys. I ment it say that the line was down to one train a week on a Tuesday.

  4. Thank you for the info Dan. I didn’t know that the the plant was called Owen Illinois. Everyone else told me it was Consumers glass. I didn’t know that the 2 tank car sidings were part of IKO as well. I seen the Peel Village Spur in service quite a bit but a lot of my photos on that line though were backlit????.
    Quick question though, do you or anyone else on here know if the Torbram Industrial Spur which branches of just before Bramalea GO still sees use? As of 2016, I remember it was down to one train a day on a Tuesday but the last couple times I went railfanning on a Tuesday I never saw it nor did I see it on the fridays when I went out. It’s been almost a year now since I seen 559 on that line and there are still a few shots I hope to get there.

  5. Some people still call it Consumers Glass because it once was the Consumers Glass Brampton plant, but that’s in the past and it is now Owens Illinois.

    Even if they’re not getting boxes, I’m pretty sure the two sidings around nearby Rutherford Rd. that get tank cars are part of IKO.

    There’s also the Peel Village Industrial Spur to the south that still serves Canada Colours & Chemicals, and Canroof Corp.

  6. Actually many people call it the Consumer Glass plant and the spur serving it was named the Consumers Glass Spur. Used to serve at least 5 factories but now it’s down to 2. But your right, I just ment that it was the last Spur in the area you will see while traveling west on the Halton. I’m sure there were more in the past, it’s just too bad ther rail service is kind of rare actually these days compared to how popular it was in the 70s and 80s.

  7. there are still a couple other spurs in that area, one goes to the Owens-Illinois glass plant

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