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Manitoba History No. 89
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Glenboro Railway Water Tower (Railway Avenue, Glenboro)

An eight-sided wooden railway tower stood at this site in Glenboro for over 100 years. Constructed in 1904, the tower was used to supply steam locomotives of the Canadian Pacific Railway, replacing another structure built in 1882. It was made obsolete when the railway switched to diesel-powered engines. At one time, the tower provided a water supply for the local community. In April 2008, it was destroyed by an arson fire. A similar tower at MacGregor, built in 1900, was moved to the Manitoba Agricultural Museum in 1987. There is another in the village of Clearwater.

Glenboro Railway Water Tower

Glenboro Railway Water Tower (July 2007)
Source: Neil Christoffersen

Glenboro Railway Water Tower

Glenboro Railway Water Tower (July 2007)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Glenboro Railway Water Tower

Foundation of the Glenboro Railway Water Tower (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.55474, W99.28863
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Agricultural Museum (Austin, RM of North Norfolk)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Clearwater Railway Water Tower (Clearwater, RM of Louise)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

Glenboro Canadian Pacific Railway Water Tower, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch

“Historic water tower destroyed in fire,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 April 2008, page A8.

We thank Neil Christoffersen for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 December 2016

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