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In the heart of the Holland Marsh, the GTR built Barrie Commuter train stop  - pre GO Transit
 

  at Mile 41.5 CN Newmarket Sub., Bradford, July 4, 1982 Kodachrome by S.Danko


 what's interesting:


  the Barrie Commuter train survived the  1981  VIA Rail service cuts * ( that eliminated 20% of VIA network) , the VIA replaced by the first GO train  ( Bradford as terminus) September  7 1982 (per wikipedia)   [ * the draconian 1990  VIA service cuts eliminated more than half of the VIA network  ] and the station is in GO service today.


 Perhaps the CN Bradford operator worked when deemed necessary? Traffic likely sufficient: the local freight and daily VIA & ONR trains # 1,  2, 121, 123 ( Fri Sun), 146, 147. The latter two the ex CN weekday Barrie commuters. 


  Most freight was routed on the Bala Subdivision, however I am aware that several times , the ONR pellet train operated southbound on the Newmarket – but whether this was on an exception basis is unknown


 at far right note the fruit / veggie temperature controlled box cars. 


  more Bradford

  

  VIA 9 with CP Rail
Copyright Notice: This image ©sdfourty all rights reserved.



Caption:

In the heart of the Holland Marsh, the GTR built Barrie Commuter train stop - pre GO Transit

at Mile 41.5 CN Newmarket Sub., Bradford, July 4, 1982 Kodachrome by S.Danko

what's interesting:

the Barrie Commuter train survived the 1981 VIA Rail service cuts * ( that eliminated 20% of VIA network) , the VIA replaced by the first GO train ( Bradford as terminus) September 7 1982 (per wikipedia) [ * the draconian 1990 VIA service cuts eliminated more than half of the VIA network ] and the station is in GO service today.

Perhaps the CN Bradford operator worked when deemed necessary? Traffic likely sufficient: the local freight and daily VIA & ONR trains # 1, 2, 121, 123 ( Fri Sun), 146, 147. The latter two the ex CN weekday Barrie commuters.

Most freight was routed on the Bala Subdivision, however I am aware that several times , the ONR pellet train operated southbound on the Newmarket – but whether this was on an exception basis is unknown

at far right note the fruit / veggie temperature controlled box cars.

more Bradford


VIA 9 with CP Rail

Photographer:
sdfourty [430] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/04/1982 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
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Subdivision/SNS: CN Bradford, Mile 41.5 CN Newmarket Sub (search)
City/Town: Bradford (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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