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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian National Railway Station / Miami Railway Station Museum (Miami, RM of Thompson)

The Canadian Northern Railway was begun in 1899 when the entrepreneurs Mackenzie and Mann brought about the amalgamation of two small railways. Although they began to build new track they also acquired other existing lines including the important Northern Pacific and Manitoba Railway in 1901. When the Canadian government took over the Canadian Northern in 1917, the railway spanned the country. This station, built in 1889 at Miami in the Rural Municipality of Thompson, is a rare surviving example of a Northern Pacific and Manitoba Railway station which was used for many years by the Canadian Northern and the Canadian National Railways. In 1976, it was designated a National Historic Site by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

A caboose formerly operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway was acquired in 2019 from the Archibald Museum after its closure. Built in 1913, its van has a steel underframe, post-1962 CPR lettering scheme, and plywood siding.

Canadian National Railway station at Miami

Canadian National Railway station at Miami (July 1973) by Hilt Friesen
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Hilt Friesen Collection, HF0468

Former Canadian National Railway station at Miami

Former Canadian National Railway station at Miami (June 1994)
Source: George Penner

Former Canadian National Railway station at Miami

Former Canadian National Railway station at Miami (October 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former Canadian National Railway station at Miami

Former Canadian National Railway station at Miami (May 2018)
Source: Manny Jacob

Former Canadian National Railway station at Miami

Former Canadian National Railway station at Miami (May 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Commemorative plaque and railway station at Miami

Commemorative plaque and railway station at Miami (May 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former CPR caboose at the Canadian National Railway station at Miami

Former CPR caboose at the Canadian National Railway station at Miami (May 2020)
Source: Manny Jacob

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.37134, W98.24300
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Miami Museum (Miami, RM of Thompson)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Railway Stations

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]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, George Penner, and Manny Jacob.

Page revised: 24 May 2020

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