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Stations and Depots : Canada

Railroad stations, depots and structures in Canada. Many of these are museums or tourist railways, a few are still in revenue service, others are businesses. Most, but not all, are open to the public in some manner.

There are 40 links in this category

Newfoundland - Clarenville Heritage Society Inc.
Clarenville, NL - The Clarenville Heritage Society Inc. operates a volunteer based museum in the community of Clarenville in the former CN Railway station original built in 1942. The station building belongs to the Clarenville Shrine Club who restored the structure in the late 1990s and recently acquired Provincial Heritage Designation in partnership with the Heritage Society.

The Clarenville Heritage Society, located in the former CN Railway Station, is a dedicated group of volunteers who work hard in preserving the history of Clarenville and surrounding area.

Info: URL: http://www.clarenvilleheritage.ca/index.html (Added: 17-Dec-2016)
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Newfoundland - Port aux Basques Railway Heritage Museum
Port aux Basques, NL - Located in Port aux Basques, the Railway Heritage Museum reflects the voyages that began over 100 years ago and takes a walk back in time to recapture the importance of the railway, fishery and ferry service in Newfoundland's history.

Examples of Channel-Port aux Basques’ long and colourful heritage in the transportation and fishery industry can be seen at the Railway Heritage Museum. Currently our train cars consist of a Snowplow, a Diesel Locomotive, two Tank cars from World War II, a Newfoundland boxcar, a Sleeper car, two Baggage cars and a Caboose.

Two special historical artifacts at the museum are the Astrolabes, late medieval navigational instruments dating back to the 1600s discovered by Port aux Basques resident Wayne Mushrow on ship wrecks off of Isle aux Morts. The Mushrow Astrolabes are on display at the Railway Heritage Museum during the summer season.

Info: URL: http://www.portauxbasques.ca/tourism/railway_heritage_center.php (Added: 17-Dec-2016)
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Newfoundland - Railway Coastal Museum
St. John's, NL - The Railway Coastal Museum is housed in the original Riverhead Railway Station which was opened in 1903, and is located at 495 Water Street West in St. John's.

The Railway Coastal Museum tells this amazing story through: 42 Pictorial Themed Exhibits. 1940s Passenger Train Diorama. 21 Costumed 1940s Figures. 28 Models, Murals, Paintings. 22 Posters, Biographies, Maps. Automated Train Model. 50 Rail & Coastal Books + Gifts. “Mile 0” (photo-op marker), for the Trans Canada Trail

Info: URL: http://www.railwaycoastalmuseum.ca/ (Added: 17-Dec-2016)
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Nova Scotia - Memory Lane Railway Museum
Middleton, NS - The Memory Lane Railway Museum is filled with pictures, signs and models from the bygone days of railroading in the Annapolis Valley. The Dominion Atlantic Railway station and freight shed of 1917 is found at 61 School Street off Route 1 in Middleton, Nova Scotia.

Exhibits feature scenes from the DAR as well as the CNR's intersecting line from Bridgewater to Bridgetown. A crossing gate and railway trolleys (speeders) provide interesting picture opportunities.

An extensive collection of railway memrobilia is on display with many historic artifacts including railroad implements from past years, antique station paraphernalia and railway uniforms of bygone days. There are historical books, manuscripts and pictures from Middleton and the surrounding area.

Children can operate a hands-on telegraph. Model railways, in various gauges including a garden railway, can be seen in operation. Visit the Bargain Centre and the Antique Farm Display including stationary engines.

Info: URL: http://www.memorylanerailwaymuseum.com/ (Added: 31-Dec-2016)
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Nova Scotia - Halifax and South Western Railway Museum
Lunenburg, NS - Halifax and South Western Railway Museum. Step back in time at the Halifax and South Western Railway Museum just outside Lunenburg on The Lighthouse Route. This feature-packed display provides the sights and sounds of a stationmaster's office from the 1940's including the clacking of the telegraph sounder and the clanging of the locomotive bell. An extensive S-gauge model railway shows many of the stations and scenes along the H&SW, including Liverpool and Lunenburg, as well as an authentic portrayal of the station, roundhouse and yard in Bridgewater. Fun is at hand for the entire family. Admission charged.
Info: URL: http://www.novascotiarailwayheritage.com/lunenburg.htm (Added: 31-Dec-2016)
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Nova Scotia - Hank Snow Country Music Centre
Liverpool, NS - Hank Snow Country Music Centre. Liverpool and its 1905 wooden station is home to the sights and sounds of country music at the Hank Snow Country Music Centre and the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame. This former Halifax & South Western station is located on Route 3.The restored railway ticket office features local railway lore. You will also see a replica of a water tank like those that supplied the old steam engines. Enjoy a walk on The Trestle Trail to its crossing of the Mersey River. Admission charged.
Info: URL: http://www.hanksnow.com/ (Added: 31-Dec-2016)
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Nova Scotia - Musquodoboit Railway Museum
Musquodoboit Harbour, NS - Enjoy the story of Nova Scotia railways at the Musquodoboit Railway Museum on Route 7. Examine the posters, tickets, maps and photographs in the Canadian Northern Railway station of 1918. Don't miss the rare ex-CN GE 44-tonner and the unique mail crane. A DAR combine from Nova Scotia's last mixed passenger and freight train is another highlight. A Visitor Information Centre occupies the waiting room and you will find an ice cream stand beside the quiet picnic grove.
Info: URL: http://www.novascotiarailwayheritage.com/musquodoboit.htm (Added: 31-Dec-2016)
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Nova Scotia - Orangedale Railway Museum
Orangedale, NS - Orangedale Railway Museum, Inverness County, Cape Breton represents a now unique, High Victorian style station built to a standard pattern in 1886 by the Intercolonial Railway Company. The Rankin Family's song "Orangedale Whistle" evokes the spirit of this rural station found four miles (6.4 kilometers) south from Exit 4 off the Trans Canada Highway.

Visitors will see the stationmaster's work place where tickets were sold and parcels and telegrams sent and received. Often telegraph demonstrations are given by the station agent on duty. The Ladies' Waiting Room displays an assortment of railway artefacts including a model of the Grand Narrows (near Iona) Railway Bridge. Original station lamps and a large locomotive bell are housed in the Express/Baggage Room.

The entire second floor was an apartment for the stationmaster and his family. You can see some of the original furniture, period furnishings, railway uniforms, artefacts found when the station platform was replaced and many historic pictures.

Outside is a replica freight shed and a number of pieces of rolling stock from a bygone era including a snowplow, boxcar, wooden caboose, industrial locomotive and speeder. On special days the locomotive and snow plow are operated.

Special events bring life and laughter to the station during the season as railroaders and enthusiasts gather to relive the heyday of the station.

Info: URL: http://www.novascotiarailwayheritage.com/orangedale.htm (Added: 31-Dec-2016)
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Nova Scotia - Sydney & Louisburg Railway Museum
Louisbourg, NS - Sydney & Louisburg Railway Museum. Experience the coal-hauling times of the Sydney & Louisburg Railway and its marine connections. Words, pictures and artifacts tell the story in and around the 1895 station and engine house. An extensive model of the town's coal-to-ship transfer now occupies the freight shed. A large quilt display and vintage passenger and freight cars are seen here including Nova Scotia's oldest passenger coach, built in 1881. The Louisburg Station on Route 22 is also home to an important Visitor Information Centre.
Info: URL: http://www.novascotiarailwayheritage.com/louisbourg.htm (Added: 31-Dec-2016)
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Nova Scotia - Tatamagouche Train Station Inn & Railway Dining Car
Tatamagouche, NS - Train Station Inn & Railway Dining Car. Our century old Train Station in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia was restored in the 1980's with furnishings reflecting its railway past.

The station itself and its spacious cabooses offer a unique, boutique hotel experience. The Train Station has been restored with three bedrooms, private baths, a parlor, sitting rooms, balcony & kitchenette all in the original Stationmaster's residence on the second floor. On the first floor a railway museum, café & gift shop are in the men's and ladies' waiting rooms as well as the telegraph room

The Dining Car is a first class experience. The car was built in 1928 and was used by CNR. It found its new home in 2001, and since then has been refurbished into a dining car. It is open daily for lunch and dinner, mid May through mid October. Private event bookings and reservations are welcome.

The Cabooses started arriving in 1994 and date from 1911 to 1978. Each of the seven cabooses have been renovated into deluxe accommodations reflecting the age of the railway car. Queen size beds, fireplaces, air-conditioning, TV, WiFi, railway memorabilia and private baths are just some of the amenities in the cabooses.

Info: URL: http://www.tatatrainstation.com/ (Added: 31-Dec-2016)
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