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330 The Napinka Subdivision, Mile 0 to Mile 49.

Picture62011/05, CPR Napinka Sub. Mile 16, E. end of Crystal City yard. View – looking S.W. with storage shed, Manitoba Pool, and N.M. Paterson grain elevators all in the distance. The white obstacle on the former rail right of way is a snow fence. Buildings in the foreground –left, are the dealership of the Mazer Group. ttp://www.mazergroup.ca/who-we-are/locations#crystalcity. (Click on photo for detail) © Text and Photos exclusive copyright of N. Froese.

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327 The Napinka Subdivision, Mile 0 to Mile 49.

Picture22011/05, CPR/Napinka Sub. Mile 17 Crystal City. CPR records from 1992/01 indicate that trackside structures at Crystal City were two elevators – N.M. Paterson and Manitoba Pool, and a Shell oil warehouse. According to the book , “Canadian Pacific’s Western Depots” by (Bohi & Kozma, 1993), the Crystal City station, built in 1898 for $3300, was a type 9 depot similar to the Morden station. Stucco was applied to the exterior walls at a point in time. Its disposition was (1972 approximate date). (Map- BTRC & CPR Records) Click on image for enlargement.

324 The Napinka Subdivision, Mile 0 to Mile 49.

Picture52011/05, CPR/Napinka Sub. mile 15. “Where The Rail Line Once Was.” This section was completed in 1886 (History Book, Turning Leaves , La Riviere Historical Book Society, 1979 ), and salvaged in 2008. Accordingly, the line lasted for 122 years. View – looking N.E. back towards Pilot Mound with the former rail bed in centre of photo left of hydro line. Provincial Hwy. No. 3 on the upper right. (Click on photo for detail) © Text and Photos exclusive copyright of N. Froese.