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I guess my question would be..........how many of you even knew this place existed?  I have never seen another image of this station. I know they are out there, but I guess it wasn't worthy of a visit. Not sure where in town it was located, exactly; and of course now any signs of it would be obliterated. I recall going up a gravel drive, a rather steep incline; and this building was surrounded by fence and a gate. Finally, one day, the gate was open. So I drove in, grabbed my images, and left before anyone would come out and perhaps question me. Now, looking back many years, I realize this was foolish because, after all, there was the essential Globe & Mail newspaper box.  What would an old Ontario station be without a Globe box???  Abandoned, of course.
Not sure when this structure met it's demise, but I believe it was before 1976. Forty-eight years old, this shot. Geez. And Bronte really isn't anything any more, except the western part of Oakville.
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Caption: I guess my question would be..........how many of you even knew this place existed? I have never seen another image of this station. I know they are out there, but I guess it wasn't worthy of a visit. Not sure where in town it was located, exactly; and of course now any signs of it would be obliterated. I recall going up a gravel drive, a rather steep incline; and this building was surrounded by fence and a gate. Finally, one day, the gate was open. So I drove in, grabbed my images, and left before anyone would come out and perhaps question me. Now, looking back many years, I realize this was foolish because, after all, there was the essential Globe & Mail newspaper box. What would an old Ontario station be without a Globe box??? Abandoned, of course. Not sure when this structure met it's demise, but I believe it was before 1976. Forty-eight years old, this shot. Geez. And Bronte really isn't anything any more, except the western part of Oakville.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [2000] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/00/1974 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: not applicable (search)
Train Symbol: n/a (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Oakville Sub (search)
City/Town: Bronte (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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8 Comments
  1. The building was moved to Milton as part of the early ORA.It was located on Sherwood Hume’s property at the east end of town.I think it is where the present GO station is now.

  2. Paper box completes this scene nicely. Might it have been around here? 1960 aerial of Bronte Road showing Third Line to Bronte Creek.

    https://digitalarchive.mcmaster.ca/islandora/object/macrepo%3A72568

  3. I get the feeling it was south of the Hwy 25 major interchange and then to the east along the tracks but I cannot pick it out.
    Nice map !!

  4. Arnold;From what I remember the station was just east of the crossing for Brontë Rd. .South of the current there is a roadway that led up to where the building was,it is gated off now.

  5. Very neat. Have never seen a photo of Brontë station.

  6. I can see it on the map Jacob shared, it’s a bit of a way off the road. Kind of interesting how far from the road it was. This is very neat. Also crazy how empty it was back then.. .but then there’s Procor..

  7. I have another station friend….who shot the Bronte station after it was relocated. I’m going to contact him to see if he will share it.

  8. Wonderful image! Its rare to see these old stations that once dotted the Oakville Sub. I do remember a great book called Steam at Oakville with similar images!

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