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The Grand River Railway's Preston Junction Station.  This station was built in the late 1890's as a passenger loading point between the then three directions of the Galt, Preston & Hespeler passenger cars, and the new direction to Berlin of the Preston & Berlin Railway. Later it became a loading point also for the bus service of Canadian Pacific Transport. The canopy was removed after rail passenger service ended in 1955. Freight crews used the waiting room for lockers and storage, and the back room for signing in and off of assignments until all electrical rail services ceased on October 1st, 1961. The building was demolished in September 1962.   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 Preston: Passenger car passing through Preston: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10942 GRR's Preston Shops: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10413 Car 848 at Preston: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10298   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's Preston Junction Station.

This station was built in the late 1890's as a passenger loading point between the then three directions of the Galt, Preston & Hespeler passenger cars, and the new direction to Berlin of the Preston & Berlin Railway. Later it became a loading point also for the bus service of Canadian Pacific Transport. The canopy was removed after rail passenger service ended in 1955. Freight crews used the waiting room for lockers and storage, and the back room for signing in and off of assignments until all electrical rail services ceased on October 1st, 1961. The building was demolished in September 1962.

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 Preston:
Passenger car passing through Preston: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10942
GRR's Preston Shops: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10413
Car 848 at Preston: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10298

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: N/A (search)
Train Symbol: N/A (search)
Subdivision/SNS: GRR Preston Station (search)
City/Town: Preston (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. Very cool – I had never seen a photo of this station before, considering it’s proximity to the engine house it seems to have taken a back seat over the years. I would never have guessed it was located at that spot given what is there today…

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