Via Rail Stations in Manitoba: Union Station, Churchill Railway Station, Rivers Railway Station, Portage La Prairie Railway Station

9781155504223: Via Rail Stations in Manitoba: Union Station, Churchill Railway Station, Rivers Railway Station, Portage La Prairie Railway Station

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: Amery railway station, Arnot railway station, Atikameg Lake railway station, Atik railway station, Back railway station, Belcher railway station, Bird railway station, Boyd railway station, Brereton Lake railway station, Bridgar railway station, Budd railway station, Button railway station, Bylot railway station, Charlebois railway station, Chesnaye railway station, Churchill railway station, Cormorant railway station, Cranberry Portage railway station, Cromarty railway station, Dauphin railway station, Dering railway station, Digges railway station, Dunlop, Manitoba railway station, Dyce, Manitoba railway station, Earchman railway station, Elma railway station, Finger railway station, Gilbert Plains railway station, Gillam railway station, Gladstone railway station, Glenella railway station, Grandview railway station, Halcrow railway station, Herchmer railway station, Hockin railway station, Ilford, Manitoba railway station, Kellett railway station, Kettle Rapids railway station, Lamprey railway station, Laurier railway station, Lawledge railway station, La Perouse railway station, Leven, Manitoba railway station, Luke railway station, Lyddal railway station, M'Clintock railway station, McCreary railway station, Munk railway station, Nonsuch railway station, O'Day railway station, Ochre River railway station, Odhill railway station, Ophir railway station, Orok railway station, Paterson, Manitoba railway station, Pikwitonei railway station, Pipun railway station, Pit Siding railway station, Plumas railway station, Ponton railway station, Portage la Prairie railway station, Prospector railway station, Rawebb railway station, Rivers railway station, Roblin railway station, Root Lake railway station, Silcox railway station, Simonhouse railway station, Sipiwesk railway station, The Pas railway station, Thibaudeau railway station, Thicket Portage railway station, Thompson railway station, Tidal railway station, Tremaudan railway station, Turnbull railway station, Union Station (Winnipeg), Wabowden railway station, Wanless railway station, Weir River railway station, Wekusko railway station, Wilde railway station, Winnitoba railway station, Wivenhoe, Manitoba railway station. Excerpt: Union Station is the inter-city railway station for Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is a grand beaux-arts structure situated near The Forks in downtown Winnipeg, and was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1976. Historical photo of entrance of Union StationConstructed between 1908 and 1911, the station was built as a joint venture between the Canadian Northern Railway, National Transcontinental, Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and the Dominion government. The first train to enter the station did so on 7 August 1911, with the official opening the following year on 24 June 1912. Union Station was designed by Warren and Wetmore, the architects responsible for Grand Central Station in New York City. Designed in the Beaux-Arts style and constructed from local Tyndall limestone, Union Station was one of Western Canada's largest railway stations. The building extends for 350 feet (110 m) along Main Street, with the entrance close to the intersection of Main Street and Broadway. The building's entrance doors are located under a decorative iron canopy that projects from the austere white limestone. Atop the building is a large dome. Main St entrance as seen from rotunda Economy passenger loungeUnion Station was for many years an important transportation hub in the region. Thousands of immigrants passed through its halls, and it was home to the regional office of the Canadian National Railway which inherited the building from its predecessors. There were once several trans-border trains to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota operating out of the station. The Great Northern had its Winnipeg Limited, while the...

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