The Bradford Veggie Siding explained

Newmarket Urban Legend has it that there is a twice a week Veggie Train that goes up and down between Toronto and Bradford twice a week late at night. How can that possibly happen on a “Go” only line and why only at night? Don’t vegetables grow during the day? We find scant evidence of this legend but yet we hear these loud horns at 4:00 AM in the morning blasting through the house and we hear also from the the guys at PNR that the Veggie Train exists but we’ve never really seen it. It’s kind of like Bigfoot or The Loch Ness Monster. We’ll keep searching and keep you posted

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6 Responses to The Bradford Veggie Siding explained

  1. Jordan says:

    ooo sounds mysterious, it kinda makes you wonder if they dont want people to kno. And why.

  2. Don says:

    There are freight trains that still come through Bradford.About a year ago they used to come in the day time and sit in bradford for a while.I’ve seen freight trains with up to 30 cars on them.Lumber bulkheads,tankers,box cars and reefers.there are two sidings in Bradford that are used.One of them goes inside a building and the loading and unloading is done out of sight.I think there are businesses on the south end of the line that most of the freight is for.The line also still connects to a short line from Barrie to Collingwood.They have a yard in Utopia that connects to the CP mainline and there is a spur south of the Allendale Station that runs down to Innisfil to serve a lumber company and a chemical company near the 400 flea market.

  3. Don says:

    Was in Maple today and there is active sidings for freight in use there.Also a Lumber company in King City that has a freight siding all part of the Newmarket Sub.

  4. Jeff says:

    Hi Don:

    I am Benny’s Dad, Jeff. He and I work on this site together. I wanted to thank you very much for your interest and comments. We gain knowledge from people like you and that in turn gives us reason to keep exploring and discovering.

    We haven’t posted much lately on the site but we are getting back into gear after the holidays. Stay tuned as we will be adding material again soon

    Regards

    Jeff

  5. Don says:

    The web site is great.There’s not much in the way of photos or video of the Newmarket,Bradford part of the old CN mainline that I’ve been able to find outside your website.I’ve lived in the area since I was a kid in the 70’s.It’s nice to see the revival of the line a bit and I hear all day Go trains are going to start soon between Union and Newmarket.If you know of anyone on the internet with photos or video from the 70’s or 80’s or older even and track plans of the railway in this area I would appriciate checking them out.
    Thanks,
    Don

  6. Ben says:

    There is a train that runs 5 nights a week between MacMillan Yard in Vaughan and Bradford, it does transport vegetables among other things, I used to prepare the paperwork for the train crew everynight.

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