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The Grand River Railway (GRR) and Lake Erie & Northern (LE&N) Galt Main Street Station, taken from Main Street looking south at its north elevation. itself taken from Main Street looking south at the north elevation. Today Galt is part of the city of Cambridge, and a public street runs through this site!  Some history about this station: it was built as a brick and stone building during the summer of 1922, and opened for passenger service on December 23rd, 1923. Its location was on east Main Street, opposite the then standing CPR Freight shed. The location thus allowed both railways to operate their passenger rail equipment interchangeably, as electrical voltage was made consistent between both railways on December 4th, 1921. This location became Mile Post Zero for both railways: the GRR to the north, and the LE&N to the south. Later it also became a loading point for the bus service of Canadian Pacific Transport that served Preston, Blair and Kitchener. Passenger service ended on the line in 1955, and the building was demolished in the summer of 1956.  Photo taken by Cecil Hommerding, from the collection (Copyright) of Doug Leffler. Substantial caption information provided by George Roth et al with much thanks.  Other photos at the Galt Station: GRR car 864 stopped at the station: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10412 Better view of car 864: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10474 Side view of fantrip car 842 at the station: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10987 For more details on Cecil, see here.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Cecil Hommerding, collection of Doug Leffler all rights reserved.



Caption: The Grand River Railway (GRR) and Lake Erie & Northern (LE&N) Galt Main Street Station, taken from Main Street looking south at its north elevation. itself taken from Main Street looking south at the north elevation. Today Galt is part of the city of Cambridge, and a public street runs through this site!

Some history about this station: it was built as a brick and stone building during the summer of 1922, and opened for passenger service on December 23rd, 1923. Its location was on east Main Street, opposite the then standing CPR Freight shed. The location thus allowed both railways to operate their passenger rail equipment interchangeably, as electrical voltage was made consistent between both railways on December 4th, 1921. This location became Mile Post Zero for both railways: the GRR to the north, and the LE&N to the south. Later it also became a loading point for the bus service of Canadian Pacific Transport that served Preston, Blair and Kitchener. Passenger service ended on the line in 1955, and the building was demolished in the summer of 1956.

Photo taken by Cecil Hommerding, from the collection (Copyright) of Doug Leffler. Substantial caption information provided by George Roth et al with much thanks.

Other photos at the Galt Station:
GRR car 864 stopped at the station: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10412
Better view of car 864: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10474
Side view of fantrip car 842 at the station: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10987

For more details on Cecil, see here.

Photographer:
Cecil Hommerding, collection of Doug Leffler [33] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/30/1950 (search)
Railway: Grand River Railway (search)
Reporting Marks: Not Provided
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: GRR Galt/LE&N Main Street Station (search)
City/Town: Galt (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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