August 17th, 2018

Historic Train Station in Medicine Hat, Alberta

By Luke Fandrich on January 26, 2018.

Source: Editing Luke
Historic Train Station in Medicine Hat, Alberta
Constructed in 1906, and doubled in size during an upgrade in 1911/12, the train station in Medicine Hat, Alberta is a prominent local landmark. Featuring pronounced gables, sloping eaves, and locally produced red brick, the station is one of Medicine Hat’s most distinct and significant historic structures. Although passenger trains no longer stop here, this beautiful train station is still used today by the Canadian Pacific Railway. Medicine Hat’s train station gained designation and protection as a Heritage Railway Station by the federal government in 1991, however the interior has been modified for continued use. As a kid I had a model station for my train set that resembled this popular early 20th century style. It’s the reason this building has always looked iconic in my eyes. I can’t help but wonder what a flurry of activity there must have been every time a train rolled into town, especially back in those early years when the railway truly was the lifeline for the community. Soldiers board the train in Medicine Hat ca. 1943Passengers boarding a train in Medicine Hat ca. 1936This old gate was removed not long after I shot this picture. Train Station in Medicine Hat, Alberta ca. 1938Newsstand in the Medicine Hat Train Station ca. 1921Train Station in Medicine Hat, Alberta ca. 1912

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