Castlegar Railroad Station/Museum - Castlegar, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 19.558 W 117° 40.055
11U E 451490 N 5463907
Quick Description: Castlegar's Museum was, until 1958, its CPR railway station.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 6/26/2013 6:57:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMHDCQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
Castlegar's first station, built in 1902, burned in 1906, and was immediately replaced with this one. In constant use until about 1958, it sat empty until 1987, when the Castlegar Historical Society persuaded the city to buy it from the CPR for one dollar. Then, with a matching grant from the British Columbia Heritage Trust, the city moved it to its present location and the Castlegar Historical Society restored it to its present condition. It is now a railway museum.

The move was not a long one. Originally built inside a wye, whose purpose was to allow trains to turn around at Castlegar, it was moved across the easternmost tracks of the wye and a bit south to its present location, a total of about 53 metres, as the crow flies.

The Black and White photo shows the station in its original location.

The Postcard
The Postcard

The Photograph
The Photograph

Physical Address:
400 – 13th Ave
Castlegar, BC Canada
V1N 1G2

Related Web Site: [Web Link]

Description of Postcard Location:
Just in front of the station, by the flower beds on the grounds, to the southeast if the building.

Parking Coorddinates: N 49° 19.549 W 117° 40.066

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