THE COMMUNITY DOING, AND HOW ARE WE DOING TO ADDRESS PEOPLE WHO ARE MORE DISADVANTAGED IN OUR COMMUNITY. SO ITS A TREMENDOUS LOSS.” —AFTER MONTHS OF PREPARATION, A SASKATCHEWAN MAN SAVED HIS HOMETOWNS 114-YEAR-OLD TRAIN STATION FROM THE WRECKING BALL. —THIS WAS THE SCENE JUST OUTSIDE OF SHELLBROOK YESTERDAY AS A TEAM OF PEOPLE
MOVED THE TOWNS HISTORIC C-N RAIL STATION ONTO THE PROPERTY OF KEN HAMILTON. THE TOWN PUT THE BUILDING UP FOR AUCTION IN THE SPRING AFTER COUNCIL SAID IT COULD NO LONGER AFFORD THE COST TO MAINTAIN THE HERITAGE PROPERTY. HAMILTON TOLD CTV NEWS HIS GRANDFATHER WAS A CONTRACTOR WHO HELPED BUILD THE RAILWAY GRADE AROUND
SHELLBROOK. HE PLANS TO RESTORE THE BUILDING AND TURN IT INTO A MUSEUM. THE TEAM MOVED THE STRUCTURE OUT OF TOWN ALONG THE OLD TRACKS THAT ONCE LEAD TO THE STATION. HE SAYS IT COULD BE THE LAST LOAD OF FREIGHT TO GO DOWN THIS ABANDONED LINE. —THE UNOFFICIAL KICK OFF TO
THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN
A Saskatchewan man saved his hometown’s 114-year-old train station from the wrecking ball this week.
On Tuesday, a team of people moved a historic CN Rail station from the Town of Shellbrook, located about 50 kilometres west of Prince Albert, onto the nearby property of Ken Hamilton.
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