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An unusual pause in rail traffic allowed this view of the the beautifully restored Jasper station 
 
 
 This angle of view is normally blocked by CN arrivals / departures and / or blocks of rail cars.
 
 
  At Jasper Alberta on a chilly late summer afternoon ( +1c  ) Sept 12, 2018 afternoon; image by S Danko
 
 
 what's interesting
 
 
  The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway  ( GTP ) founded Fitzhugh Alberta in 1911 by the by placing a siding at this location ( Fitzhugh was a GTP Vice President)
  
 
  In 1913 the GTP renamed Fitzhugh  to Jasper, recognizing the importance of nearby Jasper House founded 1913 by the North West Company
  
  
 Present Jasper station built by the CNR circa 1926
 
 
 The station was declared a heritage railway station by the federal government in 1992.
 
 
 Jasper station currently owned by Parks Canada,  tenants include National Car Rental,  Hertz car rental (since closed), Rocky Mountainer RMR, VIA Rail and at the time image captured Greyhound, who quit all routes west of Sudbury October 31, 2018
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An unusual pause in rail traffic allowed this view of the the beautifully restored Jasper station

This angle of view is normally blocked by CN arrivals / departures and / or blocks of rail cars.

At Jasper Alberta on a chilly late summer afternoon ( +1c ) Sept 12, 2018 afternoon; image by S Danko

what's interesting

The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway ( GTP ) founded Fitzhugh Alberta in 1911 by the by placing a siding at this location ( Fitzhugh was a GTP Vice President)

In 1913 the GTP renamed Fitzhugh to Jasper, recognizing the importance of nearby Jasper House founded 1913 by the North West Company

Present Jasper station built by the CNR circa 1926

The station was declared a heritage railway station by the federal government in 1992.

Jasper station currently owned by Parks Canada, tenants include National Car Rental, Hertz car rental (since closed), Rocky Mountainer RMR, VIA Rail and at the time image captured Greyhound, who quit all routes west of Sudbury October 31, 2018

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sdfourty [320] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/12/2018 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
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Subdivision/SNS: Jasper (search)
City/Town: Jasper (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Nice. Always fun to be around the station at train time. Looks like we were in Jasper the same snowy day.

  2. Geez, thats a big place. Nice that you got an opportunity to grab a broadside shot of this building.

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