Tag Archives: Summerland

Summerland (127 Street)

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)

Ad00605_2 - Photo from Summerland Ad - The Edmonton Bulletin, October 9, 1913 (Morning Edition), Page 6, Item Ad00605_2 - 1913

1913

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September 30 1913

na-1328-2057 - Day excursion to Summerland, Alberta. - September 30 1913

Newspaper Advertisements (1913)

The Edmonton Capital, September 19, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 13, Item Ad01303_3 - v2

The Edmonton Capital, October 4, 1913, Page 9, Item Ad00902_4

Ad00902_5 - Summerland Ad - The Edmonton Capital, October 4, 1913 (Last Edition), Page 9, Item Ad00902_5 - 1913Ad00903_4 - Summerland Ad with emphasis on electric lighting - The Edmonton Capital, October 10, 1913 (Last Edition), Page 9, Item Ad00903_4 - 1913Ad00910_2 - Summerland Ad with Photo - The Edmonton Capital, October 17, 1913 (Last Edition), Page 9, Item Ad00910_2 - 1913

 

Edmonton Interurban Railway

Circa 1913 – Perron Street St. Albert (Looking North)

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Google Streetview (Approximate)

MHM mhm-2039-is-mhm-671 - Interurban Railway - 1912 - Now

1913 (Near St. Albert)

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1913 (Midway between Edmonton and St. Albert)

Ar02005 - The Edmonton Capital, August 9, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 20, Item Ar02005 - Between Edmonton and St. Albert - 1913

1913 (Summerland – 137 Ave)

Read more about the Summerland community here.

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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.

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1913 (Track Construction at Unknown Locations)

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1913 (Unknown Locations)

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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

Edmonton Daily Bulletin – July 12 1913

The Edmonton Capital, August 9, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 19, Item Ar01905

124th Street Passenger Depot (January 3, 1914)

Ar00304 - 18x24 Waiting Room - The Edmonton Capital, January 3, 1914 (Last Edition), Page 3, Item Ar00304 - 1914

Catastrophic Fire (April 1 1914)

Ar00714 - Car barn fire - The Edmonton Bulletin, April 2, 1914 (Morning Edition), Page 7, Item Ar00714 - 1914Ar00333 (EIR Car Barn Fire Apr 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.

Ar01009 - EIR Extension to Ft. Sask along Ft. Road - The Edmonton Capital, May 18, 1914 (Last Edition), Page 10, Item Ar01009 - 1914Ar00403 - Potential expansions of the EIR to Ft. Sask, Lac St. Anne, etc - The Edmonton Capital, May 20, 1914 (Last Edition), Page 4, Item Ar00403 - 1914

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.

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