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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian National Railway Station (Rivers, Municipality of Riverdale)

The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (later CNR) depot in Rivers, in what is now the Municipality of Riverdale, opened on 21 September 1917 and closed in the early 1990s. In 1992 it was protected under the Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act. There is a community group actively working to restore it. Beside the building is a smaller structure brought here from Brandon North for use as a Via Rail station.

Canadian National Railway station at Rivers during the Second World War

Canadian National Railway station at Rivers during the Second World War (Summer 1943) by Roy Cardy RCN
Source: Dennis Cardy

Canadian National Railway station at Rivers

Canadian National Railway station at Rivers (July 1994)
Source: George Penner

Canadian National Railway station at Rivers

Canadian National Railway station at Rivers (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Canadian National Railway station at Rivers

Canadian National Railway station at Rivers (June 2019)
Source: George Penner

Via Rail station from Brandon North at River

Via Rail station from Brandon North at River (October 2014)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.02900, W100.23600
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Railway Stations

Rivers Train Station Restoration Project

Canadian National Railways Station (Rivers)

Sources:

Railway Stations of Manitoba: A Building Inventory by Patricia Trainor, Farhad Rahbary, and David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1984, 233 pages. [Manitoba Legislative Library]

We thank Dennis Cardy for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Christian Cassidy, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 June 2019

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