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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian National Railway Power House (8 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg)

This brick building at The Forks in Winnipeg was constructed in 1947 by the Canadian National Railway to provide power to the nearby Union Station, East Yards, and Fort Garry Hotel. Now decommissioned, the building is used as offices for a television station.

Aerial view of the former CNR Power House

Aerial view of the former CNR Power House (December 2013)
Source: George Penner

The former CNR Power House

The former CNR Power House (October 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former CNR Power House

The former CNR Power House (October 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88844, W97.13191
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Nistawayak / Forks of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers (The Forks, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Johnston Terminal Building (25 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Northern Pacific and Manitoba Railway Repair Shop / Manitoba Children’s Museum (45 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian National Railway Power House (8 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Museum for Human Rights (85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Stable / Great Northern Railway Stable / Forks Market Building (1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Northern Railway Freight Lift Bridge (The Forks, Winnipeg)

Sources:

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 April 2022

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