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On the morning of Tuesday, August 31st, 1965, after westbound freight 401 passed, crews went to work to erase the old wood frame CN Pembroke Ontario station from the planet. The west wall of the building was the first to go.  This photograph shows one of the first blows being administered. As the entire structure was deemed as scrap, no effort was made to save anything. The process took only about a hour. Location is approximate.
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Caption: On the morning of Tuesday, August 31st, 1965, after westbound freight 401 passed, crews went to work to erase the old wood frame CN Pembroke Ontario station from the planet. The west wall of the building was the first to go. This photograph shows one of the first blows being administered. As the entire structure was deemed as scrap, no effort was made to save anything. The process took only about a hour. Location is approximate.

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First954 [48] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/31/1965 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: N/A (search)
Train Symbol: N/A (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Pembroke ON Mile 86.9 Beachburg Sub (search)
City/Town: Pembroke (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Ouch. It hurts to look at this.

  2. Very sad indeed. Doesn’t take them long to demolish historical structures! :(

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