Dauphin station

The Dauphin railway station is located in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada. The station is served by Via Rail's Winnipeg – Churchill train.[1]

Dauphin
VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg
inter-city rail
2009-0520-TrainStation-Dauphin.jpg
Location101 First Ave. N.
Dauphin, MB
R7N 1G8, Canada
Coordinates51°09′02″N 100°03′07″W / 51.150641°N 100.051847°W / 51.150641; -100.051847Coordinates: 51°09′02″N 100°03′07″W / 51.150641°N 100.051847°W / 51.150641; -100.051847
Line(s)Winnipeg – Churchill train
Platforms2
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeSign post
Platform levels1
History
Opened1912
Previous namesLake Manitoba Railway and Canal Company
Canadian Northern Railway
Services
Preceding station VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg Via Rail Following station
Gilbert Plains
toward Churchill
Winnipeg–Churchill Ochre River
toward Winnipeg

The station was built in 1912 by the Canadian Northern Railway to a design by architect John Schofield. The station was designated a Heritage Railway Station of Canada in 1990.[2] The station was designated as a Manitoba historic site on 27 January 1998,[3] and is marked with a Manitoba Heritage Council commemorative plaque.[4]

Dauphin Railway MuseumEdit

The station is home to the Dauphin Railway Museum, which features railroad artifacts and displays about rail service in the region, the Canadian Northern Railway and later Canadian National Railway.[5] Exhibits include a caboose, roundhouse and turntable, lamps, tools, photos, a motor car (jigger), an HO model rail, and a geographic display of steam/diesel era (1954–1965).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dauphin train station". Via Rail Canada. Retrieved February 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "Former Canadian Northern Railway Station, Heritage Railway Station of Canada, Dauphin, Manitoba". Parks Canada. Retrieved February 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "Manitoba Provincial Heritage Site No. 100, Dauphin Canadian Northern Railway Station, 103 - 1st Avenue NW, Dauphin". Culture, Heritage and Tourism, Government of Manitoba. Retrieved February 28, 2012.
  4. ^ "Manitoba Heritage Council Commemorative Plaques: Dauphin Canadian Northern Railway Station, 103 - 1st Avenue NW, Dauphin". Culture, Heritage and Tourism, Government of Manitoba. Retrieved February 28, 2013.
  5. ^ "Dauphin Railway Museum". Association of Manitoba Museums. Retrieved 6 April 2015.

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