McKeen Motor Cars and Edmonton Interurban Service to Lac La Biche
McKeen Motor Car at Lac La Biche – 1910s
Article on service to Lac La Biche – The Edmonton Bulletin, June 19, 1916, Page 26, Item Ar02603 (Peel Prairie Provinces Collection)
No Blank Slugs marred first bulletin picnic at lac la biche – The Edmonton Bulletin, July 3, 1916, Page 5, Item Ar00508 (Peel Prairie Provinces Collection)
Timetable – The Edmonton Bulletin, June 19, 1917, Page 11, Item Ad01102_9 (Peel Prairie Provinces Collection)
Inn at Lac La Biche, Alberta – 1916
Near The End
Dunvegan Yards – old cars, Dunvegan, Alberta. – 1929
The McKeen Motor Car Company
McKeen Motor Car graphic (shiawasseehistory.com)
McKeen Motor Car diagram (shiawasseehistory.com)
McKeen Motor Car interior (shiawasseehistory.com)
Edmonton once boasted many beautiful railway stations–the last preserved one is the Canadian Pacific Railway Station near Whyte Ave, and there were three large stations downtown. But did you know that there was once another station in Edmonton’s core, only a block away from the preserved Canadian Pacific Railway station?
This station was operated under the Canadian Northern Western Railway charter by the Canadian Northern Railway (which built stations near 104 avenue and 101 street downtown).
Have a look on this 1917 map hosted by the University of Alberta and see images of the station below.
1914 (Looking North)
EdHGIS: 1914 & 2016 Imagery
As of the 2010s, a strip mall stands in the space once occupied by the railway station.
1905 (Looking Southeast)
The tower and roofline of the Queens Avenue School can be seen in the background of this image, thus telling me that it points Southeast, however, I admit I am not sure where the tracks are and theyshould be nearby on this side of the station.
1910 (Looking Northwest)
Google Streetview (Looking Northwest)
EdHGIS: 1914 Fire Insurance Maps & Google Earth Imagery (Looking Northwest)