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FRIENDS OF FREEMAN STATION – 2022 FALL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

Thank you to all who have supported the restoration of Freeman Station and the continuing development of the site as a heritage attraction with a railway theme for Burlington. We hope that you might consider us again when planning your giving for this year. During 2022, the restoration work continued on our CN caboose, and at our September Open House we were able to open the caboose to the public, and it was an instant hit.

Thank you to all who have supported the restoration of Freeman Station and the continuing development of the site as a heritage attraction with a railway theme for Burlington. We hope that you might consider us again when planning your giving for this year. During 2022, the restoration work continued on our CN caboose, and at our September Open House we were able to open the caboose to the public, and it was an instant hit.

There are several ways to donate: 1. Complete an e-transfer directly from your financial institution to the
FOFS email address: info@freemanstation.ca ; or 2. Go to www.freemanstation.ca Click on “Pay Pal” or “Canada Helps” at the bottom of the Home page; or 3. Send your cheque by mail to:
Friends of Freeman Station,
3023 New Street,
P.O. Box 91536, Roseland Plaza,
Burlington, Ont. L7R 4L6

Thank you in advance for your generosity,
Al Norton, President, Friends of Freeman Station
Ed Keenleyside, Chair, FOFS Fundraising Committee

” I remember travelling through the Freeman Station”

As we meet folks around Burlington, many tell us of the times they came and went by train from the Burlington Junction Station.  We’re collecting these anecdotes — and we’d like to hear from you… if you have memories of coming to the Station, of watching the old steam engines come chugging through, of helping the farmers bring their produce up Brant Street by horse and wagon to load it on the “fruit train” destined for Toronto, Montreal and beyond…

Farmers loading baskets of fruit 1920

…of waiting in the Brant Street traffic jams as the trains rumbled through the Hamlet of Freeman; of working at the Tip Top Cannery and the Basket Factory; of “trading” at Pridmore’s Store; of good times at the Brant Inn; of going by Hamilton Radial Electric Railway to shop at FW Woolworth’s or Eaton’s or Robinson’s in Hamilton; late night meals at the Clans Restaurant; of great food at the Tien Kue Inn… please drop us an email — info@freemanstation.ca — and share your story. Let us hear from you!

And here’s a bit of nostalgia for you:
http://www.insidehalton.com/opinion-story/2885151-radial-cars-served-burlington-s-citizens-between-1897-1929/