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Pacific Great Eastern Railway Station

Protected Heritage Building - 1913

 
 
Pacific Great Eastern Railway Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2010
1. Pacific Great Eastern Railway Station Marker
Inscription.  The Pacific Great Eastern Railway Station was built to service a rail link between North Vancouver westward along Howe Sound to the interior of the province. The foot of Lonsdale became a busy transportation hub in the early days of the community as the meeting place for the railway, the ferry to Vancouver, and streetcars from Upper Lonsdale, Lynn Valley, and Capsilano.

Delay in completing the railway line up Howe Sound, and a decision to redirect the line under Esplanade towards the Second Narrows Bridge, led to the station's closure in 1928. The building was used temporarily as a bus terminal, before it was converted by C.H. Cates and Sons for office and storage use. In 1974, it was purchased by the City of North Vancouver and moved to Mahon Park. There, it became the community's first Museum and Archives. In 1997, the station was returned to the foot of Lonsdale, where it was restored and legally designated as a protected heritage building.
 
Erected by City of North Vancouver Heritage Program.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 49° 18.617′ N, 123° 4.83′ W. Marker is in North Vancouver, British Columbia, in Greater Vancouver Regional District.
Pacific Great Eastern Railway Station (1913) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2010
2. Pacific Great Eastern Railway Station (1913)
Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lonsdale Avenue and Carrie Cates Court. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 3K7, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Paul's Church (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Nine O'Clock Gun (approx. 3 kilometers away); Sadie Marks (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); "Gassy Jack" (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); The Old Maple (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); Carnegie Library (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); Meet You Under the Clock (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); Canadian Bank of Commerce Building (approx. 3.7 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Pacific Great Eastern Railway Station. The building is now a museum operated by the North Vancouver Museum and Archives.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,058 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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