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All aboard to Bradford! Popularity of train travel speeds up in 1920s

In this Postcard Memories column of historical Bradford West Gwillimbury images, we check out a little bit of the history of train travel in Bradford West Gwillimbury
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This postcard promotes train travel to Bradford West Gwillimbury in the 1920s. Image courtesy of BWG Public Library Archives

Postcard Memories is a bi-weekly series of historic views and photos. You can take a trip down memory lane with us every other Saturday morning!

This postcard promotes train travel to Bradford West Gwillimbury in the 1920s. 
 
The first railway built in Upper Canada reached the town on June 15, 1853. Railway travel was incredible popular at the time, with 7,800 passengers boarding the Bradford train in 1866 alone. 
 
With the railway came a boom of prosperity and trade. 

Details from the archives of the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library and the Town of BWG. 


Jenni Dunning

About the Author: Jenni Dunning

Jenni Dunning is a community editor and reporter who covers news in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.
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