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This rather large station was once the centre focal-point of the Canadian Northern Railrway (CNoR) line between Edmonton and Winnipeg.  The building was constructed in 1904 and opened the following year. CNoR then became part of today's CN, and after a few stints by VIA stopping here, the station was finally closed in 1980. It then became a historically designated structure in 1992. When I look at this image, I cannot help but wonder how much effort went into keeping a place like this warm thru the sometimes very frigid prairie winter.  Why that one red door? I don't know. :o)
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Caption: This rather large station was once the centre focal-point of the Canadian Northern Railrway (CNoR) line between Edmonton and Winnipeg. The building was constructed in 1904 and opened the following year. CNoR then became part of today's CN, and after a few stints by VIA stopping here, the station was finally closed in 1980. It then became a historically designated structure in 1992. When I look at this image, I cannot help but wonder how much effort went into keeping a place like this warm thru the sometimes very frigid prairie winter. Why that one red door? I don't know. :o)

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1187] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/19/1976 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: nil (search)
Train Symbol: nil (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Margo Sub. (search)
City/Town: Humboldt (search)
Province: Saskatchewan (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Hmm…back in that time period, red doors were associated with express traffic…….wonder that door led to the express office. Vey mysterious.

  2. Would it not be the red door was for the public, while all the others are employee entrances ??

  3. Certainly a big sprawling building in a small prairie town.

  4. 5 gallons of blue paint only covers six regular doors and one set of double doors? That’s my guess, Arnold.

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