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In the 1950's, the Government decided in an undertaking to widen the St. Lawrence River and make it part of the larger scale Seaway project. This meant most towns would be abandoned, and it's residents located to other nearby existing towns or newly created villages. Due to this decision, the CNR relocated it's trackage further inland. Most of it's original stations were demolished, and others were relocated. And still, new stations were built in a modern style of that time period. 
 
Today it has become known in history as the Lost Villages. Aultsville was no exception. A small town on the Seaway, it was one of the towns selected to be razed, and it's former lands flooded. The station however, was preserved and moved to this display just beyond Morrisburg at Chrysler Park. 

The display is visible from Highway 2, which also includes an engine 1008 and two cars. This pays homaeage to the train nicknamed the Moccasin. Interesting note...from Morrisburg, Highway 2  follows a portion of the original roadbed. The original stone station in Morrisburg, used to stand at the main intersection of Hwy 2 and County Road 1, now occupied by a shopping center.
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Caption: In the 1950's, the Government decided in an undertaking to widen the St. Lawrence River and make it part of the larger scale Seaway project. This meant most towns would be abandoned, and it's residents located to other nearby existing towns or newly created villages. Due to this decision, the CNR relocated it's trackage further inland. Most of it's original stations were demolished, and others were relocated. And still, new stations were built in a modern style of that time period.
Today it has become known in history as the Lost Villages. Aultsville was no exception. A small town on the Seaway, it was one of the towns selected to be razed, and it's former lands flooded. The station however, was preserved and moved to this display just beyond Morrisburg at Chrysler Park.
The display is visible from Highway 2, which also includes an engine 1008 and two cars. This pays homaeage to the train nicknamed the Moccasin. Interesting note...from Morrisburg, Highway 2 follows a portion of the original roadbed. The original stone station in Morrisburg, used to stand at the main intersection of Hwy 2 and County Road 1, now occupied by a shopping center.

Photographer:
Todd Steinman [263] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/23/2006 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: 1008 (search)
Train Symbol: Preservation (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Preservation (search)
City/Town: Morrisburg (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. I always thought that this station was a modern repro of the one lost. Either way, it is a great looking structure. There was a period when CN was building some ugly flat-roofed structures……those I do not miss.

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