In 1905 the Canadian Northern Railway (CNR) built a station at 104 Ave and 101 Street. Later, in 1928 an additional railway depot was built east of the old station at 100 Street. The 1905 station was torn down in 1953 and in 1966 the front of the 1928 station was replaced with CN Tower but part of the rear (office) section from the 1928 station remains to this day! You can see the 1905 station and the entire 1928 station (front and rear) in the photo below.
1905 and 1928 Stations: Circa 1940s
1928 Station: Circa 1930s
Here is the 1928 CNR station again, this time halfway through its lifetime. As, you can seen, the Queen’s Avenue School is right next to it. I went to high school at a school where train tracks were nearby, but not this close! One has to wonder how much of a distraction it must have been to study right next to one of Edmonton’s major rail terminals…