Biggar Railway Station

Biggar Railway Station

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Biggar Railway Station is a heritage railway station operated by Via Rail located in the town of Biggar, Saskatchewan, Canada. Biggar received its first railway service in 1907 when the Canadian Pacific Railway built a branch line through the area. The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway transcontinental railway project was built through Biggar the following year in 1908 and the GTP designated the town as a division point on the main line between the railway's eastern terminus at Winnipeg, Manitoba and the railway's western terminus at Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The town was named in honour of William Hodgins Biggar, who was the railway company's General Counsel. The station building was constructed by the GTP in 1909 and opened in 1910. It was one of the largest GTP stations in western Canada and featured a 24 hour/day restaurant for passengers and railway employees.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135933701
  • 9786135933703