This community was established based upon proximity to the Edmonton Interurban Railway. Its nucleus was along 127 Street near the interurban tracks. After the railway stopped operations (1914) the community died.
1913 (Probably Looking Southwest on 127 Street)
September 30 1913
Newspaper Advertisements (1913)
Circa 1913 – Perron Street St. Albert (Looking North)
Google Streetview (Approximate)
1913 (Near St. Albert)
1913 (Midway between Edmonton and St. Albert)
1913 (Summerland – 137 Ave)
Read more about the Summerland community here.
1913 (Car Barn and Yard)
The car barn and yard were located near 124 Street on the south side of 137 Avenue. Check out the UAlberta Press map for details.
1913 (Track Construction at Unknown Locations)
1913 (Unknown Locations)
The Story of the Edmonton Interurban Railway
Read a lot more about the Edmonton Interurban Railway from the Edmonton Capitol (August 9th, 1913) here.
Edmonton Daily Bulletin – July 12 1913
124th Street Passenger Depot (January 3, 1914)
Catastrophic Fire (April 1 1914)
Plans for Regional Expansion (May 1914)
Even though the only piece of rolling stock was gone (there is no evidence that service resumed in five days as promised above) and the car barn was destroyed, the Edmonton Interurban Railway did not seem deterred; at least not in May 1914. Instead they were considering building at least one new line. The Edmonton Capitol reads as though it were in operation and not on hiatus.
The Dream Dies
The end came without a bang. The fire did not kill the EIR, at least not immediately. It just seemed to fade away.