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I remember asking the village secretary what happened to the old CPR train station that served Myrnam in the old days. I was sure she would tell me the building was demolished many years ago, but to my surprise she said it's still around and sitting (in two pieces) on a farm just north of town. After getting permission from the farmer I drove up to the site. However getting to the actual building was interesting. I had to slide under the gate while avoiding the many existing cow patties before I could walk up to the building. The fact that the farmer had intended to make a new residence by modifying the old Myrnam CPR station was clearly illustrated by the new concrete foundation it sat on. Unfortunately the local youth had some parties there and as a result did some major damage to the interior and exterior fixtures. The farmer asked me not to divulge the actual location and I have not. The GPS numbers are for the station's actual/original location in town. The station was built as a "CPR western lines standard A-3"station.
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Caption: I remember asking the village secretary what happened to the old CPR train station that served Myrnam in the old days. I was sure she would tell me the building was demolished many years ago, but to my surprise she said it's still around and sitting (in two pieces) on a farm just north of town. After getting permission from the farmer I drove up to the site. However getting to the actual building was interesting. I had to slide under the gate while avoiding the many existing cow patties before I could walk up to the building. The fact that the farmer had intended to make a new residence by modifying the old Myrnam CPR station was clearly illustrated by the new concrete foundation it sat on. Unfortunately the local youth had some parties there and as a result did some major damage to the interior and exterior fixtures. The farmer asked me not to divulge the actual location and I have not. The GPS numbers are for the station's actual/original location in town. The station was built as a "CPR western lines standard A-3"station.

Photographer:
J W Booth [87] (more) (contact)
Date: 03-26-2014 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: Not Provided
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Myrnam (search)
City/Town: Myrnam (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Great image. Very sad story.

  2. The old farmer did a good job of covering his steps. I consulted a 1998 book on Canadian stations and Mynam was NOT listed. Smart man.

  3. While I was on the property I took 6 pictures of the station & 3 pictures of the now detached freight room. The building would have made an excellent family home & the location provided a great all around view. I will send another picture showing the station from a greater distance. Farmers never get the credit they deserve!

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