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The rather fancy former station at Alberton is one of only two stone stations built on Prince Edward Island. (The other is Kensington) Built in 1904, its outer walls were constructed with granite stones left by glaciers, as found in local farm fields. The builder was J.M. Clarke of Summerside. There was once a wye here, a spur ran down to Northport Wharf on Cascumpec Bay on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. As a result Alberton was considered a 'terminal' station, one of six on the Island. This meant at one time there was the passenger house,an engine shed and a car shed. But those other facilities are long gone, as is the spur, pulled up way back in 1927. This is a beautiful structure, and now serves as the local library.
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Caption: The rather fancy former station at Alberton is one of only two stone stations built on Prince Edward Island. (The other is Kensington) Built in 1904, its outer walls were constructed with granite stones left by glaciers, as found in local farm fields. The builder was J.M. Clarke of Summerside. There was once a wye here, a spur ran down to Northport Wharf on Cascumpec Bay on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. As a result Alberton was considered a 'terminal' station, one of six on the Island. This meant at one time there was the passenger house,an engine shed and a car shed. But those other facilities are long gone, as is the spur, pulled up way back in 1927. This is a beautiful structure, and now serves as the local library.

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A.W.Mooney [1304] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/19/2017 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: nil (search)
Train Symbol: n/a (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Kensington Sub. (search)
City/Town: Alberton (search)
Province: Prince Edward Island (search)
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One Comment
  1. Very nice. Great to see such a classic structure in use and cared for.

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