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Wabamun in Parkland County, Alberta — Canada’s Prairie Region (North America)
 

Wabamun CNR Train Station

Wabamun Historical Walk

 
 
Wabamun CNR Train Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 8, 2022
1. Wabamun CNR Train Station Marker
Inscription.  
The coming of the railway to Wabamun initiated many changes. Old Wabamun was moved across the lake to its present location. The rails ran through Wabamun in 1909 and a railway station was built. It consisted of office, waiting room, freight and express sheds, living rooms for station agent, bunkhouse for the section hands, tool houses and other necessary buildings. It also had a large corral for shipping of livestock.

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Erected by Wabamun & District Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsArchitectureIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 53° 33.453′ N, 114° 28.307′ W. Marker is in Wabamun, Alberta, in Parkland County. Marker is on 51 Avenue just west of 51 Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, near the northwest corner of former train station. Touch for map. Marker is at or
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near this postal address: 5125 51 Avenue, Wabamun AB T0E 2K0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Regarding Wabamun CNR Train Station. The building has been refurbished and today houses the Wabamun Seniors Centre and Thrift Store.
 
Also see . . .  Wabamun, Alberta.
Wabamun was named for its location on the north shore of Lake Wabamun. The first post office opened in Wabamun in 1903. In the early 1900s, Wabamun was a railway stop for homesteaders. Many brought goods and animals on train cars as far as Wabamun and then transferred to wagons drawn by oxen or horses for the remainder of trips to homesteads in the Lac Ste. Anne area.
(Submitted on December 16, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Marker detail: Wabamun CNR Train Station image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Multicultural Heritage Center
2. Marker detail: Wabamun CNR Train Station
Wabamun CNR Train Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 8, 2022
3. Wabamun CNR Train Station Marker
(looking southeast from 51 Avenue • former train station in background)
Former Wabamun CNR Train Station (<i>northwest elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 8, 2022
4. Former Wabamun CNR Train Station (northwest elevation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 16, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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