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Canadian Northern Western Railway Station (Southside – 80th Avenue)

Overview

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)

nc-6-698 - Canadian Northern Railway depot and locomotive #324, south side, Edmonton, Alberta - 1913nc-6-699 - Canadian Northern Railway depot and locomotive #324, south side, Edmonton, Alberta - 1913

EdHGIS: 1914 & 2016 Imagery

As of the 2010s, a strip mall stands in the space once occupied by the railway station.

nc-6-698 - Canadian Northern Railway depot, south side, Edmonton, Alberta - 2016-10-01

1905 C.N.R. Station (104 Ave & 101 Street)

1905 (Looking Southeast)

PC006762 - Inauguration of the Edmonton train station. A crowd awaits for the train outside the building. - 1905

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)

PC012128 - C.N.R. Depot Edmonton - 1910

Google Streetview (Looking Northwest)

PC012128 - C.N.R. Depot Edmonton - Now

EdHGIS: 1914 Fire Insurance Maps & Google Earth Imagery (Looking Northwest)

PC012128 - C.N.R. Depot Edmonton - Map